GES 2017: Ivanka Trump and her graceful attire steal the show at Hyderabad Airport, watch video

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New Delhi | Updated: November 28, 2017 9:05:52 AM

GES 2017: Ivanka Trump has arrived in Hyderabad to attend the much-discussed Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017. The US President Donald's daughter reached Hyderabad airport last night.

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GES 2017: Ivanka Trump has arrived in Hyderabad to attend the much-discussed Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017. The US President Donald’s daughter reached Rajiv Gandhi International Airport last night. Today she will have busy day in the city pearls. Earlier, speaking about the India visit, Ivanka had said, it is “a testament to the strong friendship between our two people and the growing economic and security partnership between our two nations.” “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 had said. Notably, Prime Minister Modi had personally invited Ivanka to participate in the GES, which is being held in India for the first time, when he travelled to the US in June. 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.

Today, the inaugural session of the summit will be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and Ivanka. Ivanka will also be part of a discussion on increasing women in the workforce through skills training, education, and mentorship on the second day. Innovators in workforce development and training will discuss what works and what more can be done to open doors for women at the workplace.

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The summit is being hosted for the first time in South East Asia by the Governments of India and the United States. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the event that will be attended by U.S. President Donald Trump’s daughter and his advisor Ivanka Trump.

With the theme of “Women First, Prosperity for All,” a number of leading female voices will speak at various plenaries, breakout sessions, master classes, and workshops, including tennis champion Sania Mirza, Google’s Vice President of Next Billion Users Diana Louise Patricia Layfield and CEO of Afghan Citadel Software Company Roya Mahboob.

Following this, a session will be moderated by John Chambers, Chairman Emeritus, Cisco. This will see the participation of Ivanka Trump, Sibongile Sambo, Managing Director of SRS Aviation and SRS Petroleum and Marcus Wallenberg, the Chairman of Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB).

The closing session of GES will bring together key influencers that support, promote and fund women entrepreneurs.

Panelists will share efforts to advance women in leadership positions and ensure that women have “seats at the table” while breaking down the barriers that disproportionately affect women’s ability to start and grow businesses.

It will also feature a panel discussion themed “Women Win, We All Win: Promoting Inclusive Environments for Women Entrepreneurs”, which will be moderated by Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu.

The GES has introduced a mobile application to enable seamless networking among all registered delegates. A wearable device interlinked with the application is also being provided to all delegates for use during and after the summit.

So far, 1500 delegates have downloaded the app, 20,000 profiles have been viewed, 4,000 messages and 6,000 business cards have been exchanged and 500 meetings have already been set up.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will also attend the summit, Kant said.

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