GES to showcase entrepreneurial acumen, Ivanka Trump to attend

ANI | Updated: Oct 05, 2017 23:36 IST

Hyderabad [Telangan] [India], October 5 (ANI): The United States has said that the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) presents an opportunity to showcase the world-renowned entrepreneurial acumen and foster the economic growth and prosperity for their partners.

U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter and White House advisor Ivanka Trump will be attending the annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad.

Representing the U.S. government are Jennifer Arangio, Senior Director for International Organisations and Alliances at the National Security Council, The White House and U.S. Consul General in Hyderabad, Katherine Hadda.

The Indian side will be represented by C. Muralikrishna Kumar, Senior Advisor, NITI Aayog.

Arangio said, "The GES is an opportunity to showcase the United States' world-renowned entrepreneurial acumen, underscore women's economic empowerment, and foster economic growth and prosperity for our partners. When America's partners are growing and prospering our world is more secure."

The theme of this year's summit is Women First, Prosperity for All and the American delegation to GES will be led by Ivanka Trump.

The Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) is the pre-eminent global entrepreneurship gathering, and it is being co-hosted by the U.S. and Indian governments in Hyderabad for 2017. This year's summit will bring together 1,500 entrepreneurs, investors, and ecosystem supporters from around the world for two and half days of training and mentoring sessions, networking, and investment matchmaking.

Senior officials representing the joint U.S. and Indian organising team for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) addressed the media in Hyderabad today, offering further insight into the programme and planning process for the Summit to be held in Hyderabad from November 28-30.

Talking about this year's Summit, NITI Aayog CEO, Amitabh Kant said, "This is the first time the GES is being held in Asia and we will make this the world's best Entrepreneurship Summit so far, by enabling innovative solutions to the biggest developmental challenges. The best innovators and entrepreneurs from across the world are being invited to interact with investors for the benefit of societies at large.

"The Government of India has already undertaken several initiatives to promote innovation and entrepreneurship such as Start-Up India, Make in India, and Atal Innovation Mission, among many others. This GES in India is taking place at an opportune time and will open up a plethora of opportunities and networks for Indian innovators and entrepreneurs."

"There are some 130 American companies here in Hyderabad, who, in addition, to creating jobs both here and in the United States, are always actively working to stimulate entrepreneurship and women's empowerment," Consul General Hadda commented, adding, "I'm excited that we'll be able to introduce even more American entrepreneurs and investors to this region. They will become yet another linkage in our ever-expanding partnership with India." (ANI)