Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017


US President Donald Trump’s daughter and his advisor Ivanka Trump is on a three-day visit to India. Ivanka who is also an American television personality, fashion designer, author and businesswoman is visiting the country on the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. During the visit, she will lead the US contingent to Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017. This is the first time that the Global Summit is being held in South Asia. Niti Aayog in partnership with the Governments of the United States is hosting the eighth edition of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad. Prime Minister Modi will inaugurate the summit today at 4:30 PM. After the welcome remarks by the Prime Minister and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, Ivanka Trump will address the summit. She is likely to stress on ensuring women entrepreneurs have access to capital, access to networks and mentors, and access to equitable laws, PTI today reported. According to excerpts of her speech obtained by PTI, Ivanka is likely to speak on fuelling the growth of women-led businesses and how all over the world entrepreneurs are revolutionising our economies, and improving our societies. The theme of the summit for this year is: Women First, Prosperity for All. “This will be the first GES in which women are the majority, over 52.5 per cent, of the participants,” Niti Aayog said in a press statement. More than 10 countries will be represented by an all-female delegation, including from Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, and Israel. A number of leading female voices including tennis champion Sania Mirza, Google Vice President of Next Billion Users Diana Louise Patricia Layfield, and CEO of Afghan Citadel Software Company Roya Mahboob will also participate in the summit. In addition to entrepreneurs travelling from across the globe to share their stories and innovative projects, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will also participate in GES.