Ivanka to lead American team for business summit in India

Ivanka to lead American team for business summit in India

Ivanka to lead American team for business summit in India

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is also among panellists at the session to be moderated by John Chambers, Chairman Emeritus, Cisco.

This is the first time that the GES is being hosted in South Asia.

The Global Entrepreneurship Summit-2017 will be inaugurated by Prime Minster Narendra Modi.

The NITI Aayog has taken the lead in organising the event.

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.

He said that the GES was especially significant for India because the Centre was giving entrepreneurs the opportunity and the ecosystem to thrive. The theme for the mega event will be "Women First, Prosperity for All" and on supporting women entrepreneurs and fostering economic growth globally.

Newly crowned Miss World Manushi Chhillar, actress Sonam Kapoor and Aditi Rao Hydari, tennis star Sania Mirza and captain of Indian women's cricket team Mithali Raj will add glamour to the event.

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United States President Donald Trump's daughter and advisor Ivanka Trump arrived

Over 100 innovative startups, products, services and processes will be exhibited through a multi-touch interactive wall, sensor-enabled touch screens, rotoscope mural technology, and physical displays. PM Modi will be hosting a dinner for the US President's daughter at Hyderabad's Falaknuma Palace. India was given the opportunity to host GES during Modi's USA visit in June.

"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.

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant & US Ambassador in India Kenneth Juster at the #GES2017 virtual exhibition.

The choice of Hyderabad to host the event is significant as the city is a major tech hub; home to a large number of USA firms, including giants like Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Apple and Uber, and a robust startup ecosystem.

Besides Faluknama, Donald Trump's eldest daughter's visit might also include a sight-seeing trip to Charminar - a historical site that topped Ms Trump's list of must visit places in India.

Unprecedented security arrangements have been made for the GES with the deployment of over 10,000 policemen. However, various departments under the Centre had hoped that top United States officials accompanying her to the summit would endorse Modi's economic agenda and unwittingly deflate the criticism being hurled at the Prime Minister on this front by his opponents domestically.

Watch this space as YourStory reporters bring you on-ground stories from the summit.

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