LIVE UPDATES | Ivanka Trump in Hyderabad: US first daughter says PM Modi is beacon of democracy

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New Delhi | Updated: November 28, 2017 10:34:01 PM

Ivanka Trump, daughter of Donald Trump in Hyderabad Live Updates: The city of Nizams, Hyderabad played host to the eighth edition of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) today.

PM Narendra Modi. (ANI)

Ivanka Trump, daughter of Donald Trump in Hyderabad Live Updates: The city of Nizams, Hyderabad played host to the eighth edition of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) today. PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the summit. The theme of this year’s summit demonstrates the commitment of the US and the Indian governments to the principle that when women are economically empowered, their communities and countries thrive. The three-day GES is held at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre. Delegates, participants from across the world gathered at Hyderabad International Convention Centre. PM Modi addressed party workers at Hyderabad airport, earlier in the day and said that the attention of the world is on Hyderabad. “Today, the attention of the world is on Hyderabad. This city is hosting a prestigious international summit where industry leaders from the world are joining,” he said.

Track Ivanka Trump, daughter of Donald Trump in Hyderabad Live Updates:

10:32 pm: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao was among those present for the dinner. A separate dinner was arranged for around 1,500 delegates of the GES on the lawns of the palace.

10:28 pm: The dinner was hosted by the Union government as part of the ongoing Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2017. Famous for its huge Nizam-era table which can seat 101 guests at a time, the palace-turned-plush hotel is one the key landmarks of the city.

10:15 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Ivanka Trump, US President Donald Trump’s daughter and
presidential adviser, attended a gala dinner at the Falaknuma Palace.

7:27 pm: PM Narendra Modi presented Ivanka Trump a wooden box of Sadeli craft. This craft technique of fabricating geometric patterns in wood is native to Surat.

7:20 pm: Indian startups are continuing to make integral contributions in the area of defence in India and abroad: Defence Minister

7:18 pm: PM Modi called his meeting with Ivanka Trump as wonderful.

7:00 pm: Swaraj said that the summit would not have been possible without the contributions of the NITI Aayog.

6:50 pm: Sushma Swaraj says, “I have no doubt that under the leadership of PM Modi and President Trump, India and US relations will reach new heights and contribute to global peace and prosperity,” reports Hindustan times.

6:41 pm: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman emphasises the importance of responsive governments and citizens creating solutions for their countries.

6:38 pm: USISPF Chairman John T Chambers and Ivanka Trump talk with Sibongile Sambo, Pioneering founder of the first 100% Black-Female-Owned Aviation Company in South Africa.


6:31 pm: “Gender Equality can have the greatest economic impact for counties across the world.” John T Chambers introduces GES 2017 opening plenary on women’s entrepreneurial leadership “We are at an inflection point for change.”

6:27 pm: WATCH| How PM Modi differentiates entrepreneurs from normal minds.

6:21 pm: India a symbol of hope to the world: IvankaTrump

6:16 pm: Read| Ivanka Trump’s speech

6:10 pm: I would like to thank Ivanka Trump, co-host of this summit. She represents energy & spirit of an entrepreneur that characterizes the youth of today. I am sure her presence will inspire women entrepreneurs from India & across the world: EAM Sushma Swaraj in Hyderabad

6:07 pm: Women entrepreneurs are an epitome of courage and leadership: Sushma Swaraj.

6:06 pm: Under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi, India-US relations will scale to new heights and will maintain relations of peace and prosperity: Sushma Swaraj.

6:05 pm: I am ‘chinamma’ of Telangana, that’s why I can say that it is a perfect mix of traditionalism and modernisation: Sushma Swaraj.

6:04 pm: India is a land of entrepreneurs. Women entrepreneurs are an epitome of courage: Sushma Swaraj

6:03 pm: To my entrepreneur friends across the world, I would like to say come make in India, invest in India, for India and for the world.: PM Narendra Modi at Global Entrepreneurship Summit

6:01 pm: The theme of Women First Prosperity for All is what makes GES 2017 special: PM Narendra Modi

6:00 pm: We have launched Aim to Innovate with over 900 Atal Tinkering Labs to promote a culture of innovation among children. We have also launched 19 Incubation Centres to further innovation across India, says PM Modi

5:59 pm: It’s wonderful to be in this ancient city brimming with transformative technology. Now, your tech centers may even outshine your world-famous Biryani: Ivanka Trump

5:58 pm: Encouraging innovation and enterprise among our youth.

5:57 pm: Come, Make in India and invest in our nation, says PM Modi.

5:56 pm: India has been an incubator for innovations & entrepreneurship over the ages. Ancient Indian treatise, Charaka Samhita, introduced world to Ayurveda. Yoga is another ancient Indian innovation. Entire world now comes together, to celebrate Yoga Day on 21st June every year: PM Modi

5:55 pm: Our young entrepreneurs are the vehicles of change, the instruments of India’s transformation, says PM Modi

5:53 pm: In Indian mythology, women are the reincarnation of ‘shakti’, the goddess of power, says PM Modi

5:48 pm: We have made Aadhaar, world’s largest digital database

5:46 pm: READ| Ivanka Trump: Hyderabad’s tech centres will outshine world famous Hyderabadi Biriyani

5:45 pm: Our many ports and harbors and world’s oldest dockyard in Lothal bear evidences of ancient trade linkages: PM Narendra Modi.

5:44 pm: Many entrepreneurs are promoting yoga and Ayurveda, says PM Modi

5:43 pm: Have sought women representatives at grass root level, says PM Modi

5:41 pm: PM Modi: More than 60% workers in agriculture and allied sectors are women

5:38 pm: PM Modi: This event showcases close India-US ties

5:36 pm: PM Modi: Summit has been organised in South Asia for the first time

5:32 pm: Ivanka Trump: When women work, it creates a unique multiplier effect.Women are more likely than men to hire other women, and to give them access to capital, mentorship and networks.Women are also more likely to reinvest their income back in their families & communities.

5:30 pm: Ivanka Trump: Thank you, Prime Minister NarendraModi…for all that you are doing to build India as a thriving economy – a beacon of democracy – and a symbol of hope to the world. What you are achieving is truly extraordinary.

5:29 pm: Ivanka Trump: Some may have tried to convince you that the risk is too great – and the reward too small. But you are here today because you are not afraid to fail.  You want to OWN your future… I want to congratulate you on all you have already accomplished

5:28 pm: Ivanka Trump: Only when women are empowered to thrive; will our families, our economies, and our societies reach their fullest potential.

5:27 pm: Ivanka Trump: In the last decade, women have made remarkable strides in starting new businesses… Today, more than 11 mn women in the United States own businesses. They employ nearly 9 mn workers, and generate over $1 trillion in revenue.

5:24 pm: Ivanka Trump: Women entrepreneurs in US generate nearly a trillion dollars in revenue

5:23 pm: Ivanka Trump: Closing gender gap in entrepreneurship could boost global GDP by 2 percent.

5:22 pm: Ivanka Trump: Only when women thrive our economies will achieve full potential.

5:21 pm: Ivanka Trump: Incredible to be in an ancient city brimming with technology.

5:20 pm: Ivanka Trump: India has a friend in White House

5:18 pm: Ivanka Trump: GES a symbol of strength and friendship between India and US

5:17 pm: Ivanka Trump: Indian spacecraft have travelled to the moon, Mars.

5:16 pm: People of India inspire us all, says Ivanka Trump

5:15 pm: Ivanka Trump: India is one of the fastest growing economy in the world.

5:14 pm: Hyderabad is innovation hub of India, says Ivanka Trump

5:07 pm: WATCH LIVE:

5:01 pm: The Cultural event is underway.


4:51 pm: PM Modi arrives at the HICC.

4:42 pm: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman arrives at HICC.

4:38 pm: There is an exhibition of few innovations and PM Modi along with Ivanka Trump is taking a glimpse of those unique ideas that might also be the future.


4:33 pm: WATCH LIVE|

4:31 pm: Ivanka and PM Modi took a virtual tour of the exhibition.

4:26 pm: PM Modi and Ivanka Trump along with Telangana CM KC Rao took a small tour of the Convention Centre.


4:17 pm: The summit will also help strengthen India-US bilateral ties.

4:16 pm: Ivanka Trump’s entrepreneurial journey

4:11 pm: Watch| The heritage of India.

4:06 pm: Meet the youngest entrepreneur of this year GES 2017

3:55 pm: Before meeting PM Modi, Ivanka met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

Ivanka Trump and Sushma Swaraj. (ANI)

3:53 pm: Watch| the delegates meeting PM Narendra Modi ah the ad of inauguration.

3:50 pm: The Indian Delegate led by PM Narendra Modi and US delegate led by Ivanka Trump meet.

US and Indian delegates. (ANI)

3:31 pm: The stage is all set for the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit.

A view from inside of the convention hall. (Twitter).

3:27 pm: WATCH LIVE:

3:24 pm: It is a full house at Hyderabad International Convention Centre.

3:20 pm: Here is the full schedule for the three-day long summit.

3:10 pm: WATCH| Ivanka Trump going inside the venue.

3:05 pm: Ivanka Trump has arrived at the GES  in a chopper.


1:52 pm: Delegates, participants from across the world gather at Hyderabad International Convention Centre.

1:48 pm: PM Modi addresses party workers at Hyderabad airport, says attention of the world is on Hyderabad. “Today, the attention of the world is on Hyderabad. This city is hosting a prestigious international summit where industry leaders from the world are joining,” says PM Narendra Modi at Hyderabad Airport.

1:40 pm: PM Modi addresses party workers in Hyderabad.

1:29 pm: PM Narendra Modi arrives in Hyderabad. He is welcomed by Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao.

1:08 pm: GES 2017 to be inaugurated by PM Modi this evening, Ivanka Trump to also attend. Entrepreneurs in attendance say the Summit is a great opportunity.

1:01 pm: Protest against Ivanka’s visit in Secunderabad; residents demand Ivanka visit their locality as they allege civic apathy according to Times Now.

12:50 pm: After the GES inaugural session, Ivanka will be taken to Taj Falaknuma Palace, where she will attend a royal dinner hosted by the government of India. PM Modi will also attend the dinner.

SEE ALSO: Ivanka Trump, PM Modi to dine at Hyderabad’s Taj Falaknuma Palace, erstwhile palace of the Nizams; see regal pictures

12:35 pm: Ivanka Trump is leading the US contingent at the GES 2017 themed ‘Women First, Prosperity for All’.

12:29 pm: GES 2017 will be inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi and US President’s advisor IvankaTrump this evening.

12:10 pm: Apart from entrepreneurs traveling from across the globe, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will also participate in GES.

12:05 pm: Ivanka Trump, daughter of Donald Trump says thanks for the ‘warm welcome’ in Hyderabad.

11:57 am: Ivanka Trump, the eldest daughter of US President Donald Trump is likely to stress on ensuring women entrepreneurs have access to capital, access to networks and mentors, and access to equitable laws.

11:53 am: “GES 2017, the 1st ever to be hosted in South Asia, will be an important opportunity for India and the U.S. to showcase the entrepreneurship of our people, advance women’s economic empowerment, & harness the power of young innovators in both of our countries”, says US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

11:45 am: “Indians and Americans don’t just share an affinity for democracy. We share a vision of the future.” says US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ahead of GES 2017.

11:40 am: The eighth annual GES is being hosted by the NITI Aayog in partnership with the US government. This is the first time GES is being hosted in South Asia and the event will highlight India’s enabling environment for innovation and entrepreneurship.

11:35 am: Entrepreneurs, investors & ecosystem supporters from 150 countries will attend ges 2017.

11:32 am: Earlier on Tuesday, Ivanka Trump landed at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Shamshabad at 3 a.m. U.S. Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster and Telangana State Information Technology secretary Jayesh Ranjan, Additional DGP Anjani Kumar and IGP Shikha Goel received her at the airport.

ALSO SEE: Trump’s daughter Ivanka in Hyderabad to attend GES 2017; see pics

11:20 am: Entrepreneurs and investors start arriving for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES). This is the first time that women will be the majority of participants at GES.

11:15 am: Global Entrepreneurship Summit will be inaugurated at 4:30 pm at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre.

11:00 am: GES 2017 will be inaugurated today. Many innovative startups will also be seen at the summit.

10:45 am: Following the inauguration of GES 2017 by PM Modi, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao and Ivanka Trump will address the gathering. Ivanka will interact with entrepreneurs during four sessions on Wednesday.

10:35 am: GES 2017 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.

10:30 am: No country can thrive without equal opportunity for half its population.’, says Ivanka Trump ahead of GES 2017.

10:15 am: GES 2017 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).

10:10 am: Ivanka Trump will also be part of a discussion on increasing women in the workforce through skills training, education, and mentorship on the second day.

10:04 am: 24 top innovators have advanced to the GIST Network catalyst semifinals at GES 2017 and will compete for over $400,000 USD in startup resources at the pitch competition.

9:55 am: Many Schools Shut Due to Ivanka Trump’s Visit to Hyderabad For GES.  The schools that have declared a holiday are Phoenix Greens International School, Euro School, Silver Oaks, Meridian and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s School, and Jubilee Hills High School. Management of schools in Hitec City, Madhapur, Jubilee Hills, Gachibowli, Kondapur, Miyapur, and Secunderabad have been directed to either declare a holiday and run schools for half day.

9:52 am: Actor Shah Rukh Khan likely to share the stage with Ivanka Trump at GES in Hyderabad, according to Firstpost.

9:50 am: The three-day Global Entrepreneurship Summit will be attended by 1,500 entrepreneurs from 170 countries, with around 350 participants from the US, a large number of whom are Indian-Americans.

9:43 am: The 8th edition of GES is being hosted by NITI Aayog in partnership with US government.

9:40 am:  Women will represent 52.5 per cent of the entrepreneurs, investors and ecosystem supporters at the GES 2017.

9:35 am: NITI & US State Department together organise GES volunteers’ met students from top Hyderabad institutes to make GES 2017 a huge success on Saturday.

9:30 am: GES 2017 will be addressed by PM Narendra Modi, Telangana CM K. Chandrasekhar Rao, US President Advisor Ivanka Trump, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Cisco Chairman Emeritus John Chambers.

9:25 am: GES 2017 will be inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday afternoon & the US Delegation will be led by Advisor to US President Ivanka Trump.

9:20 am: Woman entrepreneurs and their opportunities in the global arena will be the centre of the discussion is GES 2017 in Hyderabad. “Women First, Prosperity for All!” is the theme of the event.

9:15 am: Michelin star chef Vikas Khanna arrives in Hyderabad for GES 2017.

9:10 am: The inaugural plenary of the high-powered, three-day summit will take place today at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre followed by two days of networking, mentoring, and workshops, anchoring the collaborative environment for entrepreneurs to exchange ideas, create networks, and take their passions to the next level.

9:07 am: “Mentorship can be a powerful tool to help women entrepreneurs overcome systemic barriers to starting & growing their businesses”, tweeted the US State department.

9:03 am: Hyderabad all set for the GES 2017. Entrepreneurship & innovation will be the main focus in this summit.

9:00 am: “Women entrepreneurs help drive innovation and job creation, as well as address the world’s greatest and most critical challenges”, PM Modi tweeted ahead of GES 2017.

8:55 am: More than 10 countries will be represented by an all-female delegation, including from Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Israel. A number of leading female voices will speak at various plenaries, breakout sessions, master classes and workshops.

8: 50 am: GES 2017 will hold 3 days of networking, opportunities & mentoring to bring nations together through entrepreneurship.

8:47 am: PM Narendra Modi, Telangana CMO K. Chandrasekhar Rao, and Senior Advisor Ivanka Trump will deliver remarks during the official opening of GES2017 TODAY at 4:30 pm.

8:39 am: “GES theme demonstrates the commitment of the U.S. and Indian governments to the principle that when women are economically empowered, their communities and countries thrive”, says PM Narendra Modi.

8:35 am: GES 2017 to be inaugurated by PM Modi today in Hyderabad.

8:32 am: “Will be in Hyderabad today, where I inaugurate the Hyderabad Metro and take part in GES which is jointly hosted with USA celebrates entrepreneurship. This year we are focussing on the theme ‘Women First, Prosperity for All”, PM Modi tweeted this morning.

8:28 am: GES2017 Preview Press Conference was addressed by NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant, India Ambassador to US Ken Juster and Telangana Chief Secretary S.P. Singh.

8:25 am: 2,500 security personnel have been deployed in three cordons. Everything is in place ahead of IvankaTrump and PM Modi visit today.

8:20 am: Security tightened in Hyderabad ahead of Ivanka Trump and PM Narendra Modi’s visit to the city today.

8:14 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 8th Global Entrepreneurship Summit and Advisor to the US President Ivanka Trump will lead the US contingent to GES2017, co-hosted by the US and India in Hyderabad from November 28-30.

7:53 am: Ahead of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant called for providing greater impetus to women entrepreneurs, as this would be critical for India’s growth.

Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant (ANI)

7:49 am: The Hitec City area and Hyderabad International Convention Centre, where the event is being organised, have been turned into a fortress. 10,000 security personnel, including commandos, special police, and civil police guarding the roads, hotels and the venue.

Hyderabad International Convention Centre (Twitter)

7:44 am: The GES summit in Hyderabad is expected to be attended by representatives of nearly 150 countries.

7: 40 am: Preparations in full swing for GES2017 on Monday. Three days will be dedicated to entrepreneurial talent & innovation!

7: 37 am: Ivanka Trump arrived in Hyderabad, late last night; will be attending Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017.

7:14 am: For GES2017, a new online portal has been created to help startups find mentors.

7:10 am: US Ambassador to India welcomed Ivanka Trump for GES 2017 on Monday.

7:05 am: US Consul General tweeted and welcomed Ivanka Trump in Hyderabad on Monday.

Ivanka Trump reaches Hyderabad on Monday (GES twitter)

7:02 am: Watch this video

6:58 am: US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump has arrived in Hyderabad to attend much-awaited GES summit 2017 .

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