Ivanka Trump to participate in GES in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Ivanka Trump, advisor to US President Donald Trump, arrived in Hyderabad on Tuesday to participate in the inaugural session of the three-day Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES).

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also participate in the event. Before attending the GES, Modi will also launch the Hyderabad metro rail and will inaugurate the relaunch of the Tata Nano car as Jayem Neo.

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According to an official from the US Consulate in Hyderabad, Trump and her team landed in Hyderabad in the early hours of Tuesday.

Telangana chief minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao will also address the inaugural session on Tuesday on “Be the Change: Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership”, along with Modi and Trump.

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It will be followed by a panel discussion on opening up opportunities for women entrepreneurs in their countries and communities, in which defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Trump and others will speak. External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj will also participate in the GES.

With the theme of “Women First, Prosperity for All”, this is the first GES in which women participants are in a majority—over 52.5%. More than 10 countries will be represented by an all-woman delegation, including Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Israel.

A number of leading women entrepreneurs, including Google’s vice-president of Next Billion Users Diana Louise Patricia Layfield and CEO of Afghan Citadel Software Company Roya Mahboob, will be speaking at the event.

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A total of 1,500 entrepreneurs and investors from 150 countries will be attending the GES in Hyderabad.