Global Entrepreneurship Summit: Delegates start arriving, venue turns fortress in Hyderabad

Begging has been banned in Hyderabad during Ivanka Trump’s visit

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The Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) that begins on Tuesday in Hyderabad is being seen as an important step in deepening the ties between the U.S. and India. "It is a platform to help entrepreneurs to have exposure to businesses and markets", said Kenneth I Juster, the US Ambassador to India, clarifying that the summit does not have investments and visa issues on its agenda for discussion". Modi will inaugurate the Summit on Tuesday evening at the famous Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC).

Following the inauguration, scheduled for 4.30 pm, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao and Ivanka will address the gathering. While Tollywood has no such official invitation from GES2017, we have to see what is the event Lakshmi going to take part in.

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.

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The stage is set for the eighth Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), beginning in this tech hub Tuesday with focus on women entrepreneurs and all eyes on US President Donald Trump's daughter and advisor Ivanka Trump. This will be followed by a panel session on opening up opportunities for women entrepreneurs in their countries and communities, which will be moderated by John Chambers, Chairman Emeritus, Cisco with the panelists to include Ivanka, Sibongile Sambo, Managing Director, SRS Aviation and SRS Petroleum, India's Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Marcus Wallenberg, Chairman, SEB.

In a first for the event, women will represent 52 percent of the attendees.

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

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Ivanka will also be part of a discussion on increasing women in the workforce through skills training, education, and mentorship on the second day.

Mr Kant said that the GES closing session would bring together key influencers who supported, promoted and funded female entrepreneurs, and it would be moderated by commerce minister Suresh Prabhu.

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