Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump will be inaugurating and addressing the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Hyderabad on Tuesday.
Ivanka will be leading a delegation of senior Trump administration officials and entrepreneurs at the three-day summit in Hyderabad that starts today.
More than 1,200 young entrepreneurs, a majority of whom are women, from 127 countries would attend the summit. In addition to this, some 300 investors and ecosystem supporters are also attending the mega event. It can also be called the world’s largest gathering of young entrepreneurs co-hosted by India and the United States.
It is “a testament to the strong friendship between our two people and the growing economic and security partnership between our two nations,” Ivanka Trump told reporters during a preview of her India visit.
A large number of Indian-Americans are part of her delegation, which numbers 350 from 38 states.
This year’s summit theme, ‘Women First, Prosperity for All’, demonstrates the Trump administration’s commitment to the principle that when women are economically empowered, their communities and countries thrive, she told reporters last week.
Five per cent of entrepreneurs at GES are 30 years or younger. The youngest entrepreneur is 13 and the oldest entrepreneur is 84.
“The US and India will continue to work together to increase economic opportunities and inclusive growth. I very much look forward to my visit and to seeing Prime Minister Modi and Foreign Minister Swaraj once again,” she said.
The summit would also be the first major engagement of the new American Ambassador to India, Ken Juster.
“Amazing first week in India! Thanks so much for the warm welcome. Looking forward to exploring this fascinating country. Excited to begin my journey in Hyderabad at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit!” he tweeted last week.