Hyderabad gears up to host Global Entrepreneurship Summit

28 November, 2017, 01:07 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
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"Partners also enhance the overall experience at the Summit, including through the creation of networking lounges and a Global Launch Lounge to encourage new commitments toward global entrepreneurship", the State Department said. The summit, which is expected to be attended by representatives of almost 150 countries, will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi after he flags off the Hyderabad Metro Rail at Miyapur station.

Following the inauguration, scheduled for 4.30 pm, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao and Ivanka will address the gathering.

Ivanka Trump, the daughter of US President Donald Trump will arrive at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad in the early hours of 28 November to attend Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2107 in Hyderabad and will leave in the evening of 29 November. The theme for the mega event will be "Women First, Prosperity for All" and on supporting women entrepreneurs and fostering economic growth globally. Approximately one-third of the entrepreneurs are from the United States, one third from India and the remaining from other countries.

Participants at this year's summit will represent four industry sectors - energy and infrastructure, health care and life sciences, financial technology and digital economy, and media and entertainment. Among the number of participating delegates, 52.5% are women, the highest so far in GES's history. More than 10 countries will be represented by all-women delegation, including Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, and Israel.


Following this, a session will be moderated by John Chambers, Chairman Emeritus, Cisco.

She will also appear at two panel discussions at the summit on the same day, which is themed on women entrepreneurs. Eminent panelists such as Union defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Chanda Kochhar, MD and CEO ICICI Bank, Karen Quintos, CCO, Dell and Cherie Blair, of Cherie Blair Foundation for Women will also take part in these discussions along with Ivanka.

The three-day event brings together 1,500 entrepreneurs, investors, and supporters of entrepreneurship from more than 150 countries and territories across the world.

This year's summit theme demonstrates the commitment of the USA and Indian governments to the principle that when women are economically empowered, their communities and countries thrive, an official statement said here on Monday.

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