Stage set for GES, all eyes on Ivanka Trump

Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan

The theme this year is supporting women entrepreneurs, something the first daughter and special assistant to President Trump strongly advocates for.

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

In addition to the Global Entrepreneurship Network, several U.S. companies such as Amazon, Amway, CNBC, Cognizant, Kauffman Foundation, Salesforce, Silicon Valley Bank and Walmart are supporting the GES 2017.

As many as 1500 entrepreneurs from 150 countries are participating in the Summit including 500 from the country. Women entrepreneurs help drive innovation and job creation, as well as address the world's greatest and most critical challenges.

Juster also said that India was selected by the US government to host the GES past year by former US President Barack Obama's administration and that countries are chosen with regard to growing opportunities for women and creation of jobs. Narendra Modi will be inaugurating this three-day summit that will be held at Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC) in Hitech City.

The event will primarily focus on four thematic sectors - energy and infrastructure; healthcare and life sciences; financial technology and digital economy; and media and entertainment sectors, according to its agenda.

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.

GES, a personal initiative of former US President Barack Obama to bring entrepreneurs from across the globe on one platform, made a beginning in 2010 in Washington and thereafter it has been hosted by Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Morocco and Kenya.

Inquiries revealed that the Trident Hotel and other star hotels in Madhapur - including Westin which was initially said to be the place of her stay - were fully booked apparently for the delegates of Global Entrepreneurship Summit to commence on Tuesday.

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

Known for its premier academic institutions, top-notch talent, and investor-friendly policies, the city also boasts of T-Hub, India's largest startup capital. Ms. Trump would also be exploring the historic city of Hyderabad after work.

But in June, Prime Minister Modi, while visiting the White House, announced that the two countries would co-host the summit.

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