Excited to visit India, we can do a lot together: Ivanka Trump

Posted November 28, 2017

As the GES here will focus on women, he said this was critical as women represent significant part of population but also represent the business world.

Prime Minister Modi, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and Ivanka Trump will be inaugurating and addressing the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) here. According to officials, this year's summit will focus on the theme of "Women First, Prosperity for All", and this will be the first GES in which women, over 52.5 per cent of the participants, will be the majority.

Global Entrepreneurship Summit: Ivanka Trump arrives in India amid high security; will attend PM Modi's gala dinner

Ivanka Trump will give a keynote address at the inaugural session today, along with PM Modi. On Wednesday, Ivanka would be interacting with entrepreneurs during four sessions. Advisor to President of United States Ivanka Trump, Defence Minister Sitharaman, SRS Aviation Managing Director Sibongile Sambo and SEB Chairman Marcus Wallenberg would also take part.

If the reports are true, then they do not bode well for the Indian establishment which had hoped to bill the Summit as a major endorsement by the U.S. of Modi's initiatives on making India a key destination for entrepreneurial investment.

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Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump's visit to Hyderabad on Tuesday, security has been tightened in the city. Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Israel are among 10 countries being represented by all-female delegations.

Ivanka, who is also a successful entrepreneur, will lead the USA delegation, which will also include USAID administrator Mark Green and Overseas Private Investment Corporation President and CEO Ray W. Washburne.

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"Partners will also provide direct services for the entrepreneurs including livestreaming sessions, global media coverage and programs to help entrepreneurs continue to grow and scale after the summit", it added. Ms Trump, a businesswoman herself, will be discussing issues of innovations, skill and training the next day. "It is also critical for worldwide relations for prosperity and freedom of trade", said Juster, on the importance of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which begins in Hyderabad on Tuesday.

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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