The United States President Donald Trump’s daughter and advisor Ivanka Trump arrived in India on Tuesday, for the three-day Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad
The inaugural session of the summit will be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and Ivanka.
Ivanka is leading a high-powered American delegation of officials, women entrepreneurs and businessmen for the GES.
She will be participating in two panels: The plenary session: “Be the Change — Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership,” on Tuesday evening and on Wednesday morning a breakout session : “We Can Do It! Innovations in Workforce Development and Skills Training.”
The summit, to be attended by 1,500 entrepreneurs from 170 countries, would have around 350 participants from the US, a large number of whom are Indian-Americans.
Days ahead of heading to India, Ivanka had said that the summit being hosted by India along with the US is a testament to the ‘strong friendship’ between the two countries
PM Modi will host Ivanka Trump at Hyderabad’s Taj Falaknuma, which claims to have the ‘world’s largest dining hall’.
A report also said that there are two dinners planned at the palace. The most important guests will have dinner at the ‘101 Dining Hall’, which has a magnificently 108-feet long table with a seating capacity of 100 guests.
The royal menu would include food from all regions of the country, including the famous Hyderabadi Biryani.
17:31 PM: The theme of Women First Prosperity for All is what makes GES 2017 special: PM Modi
17:29 PM: The focus areas of #GES2017 – healthcare, digital economy, media & energy – are most relevant and important to mankind today: PM Modi
17:28 PM: We are happy to host 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in partnership with US government: PM Modi
This event showcases close ties between United States of America and India. It underlines our shared committment to entrepreneurship and innovation: PM Modi
17:22 PM: We are happy to host 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in partnership with US government: PM Modi
17:18 PM: Through #GES2017, our aim is to ensure that women are able to innovate, empowered to succeed and are able enable a better future for our children: Ivanka Trump
17:17 PM: I am proud to see that for the first time a majority of 1500 women entrepreneurs are participating in such an event: Ivanka Trump
17:17 PM: We must ensure that women entrepreneurs have access to capital, networks, resources & equitable laws: Ivanka Trump #GES2017
17:13 PM: India has ably lifted over 130 million people out of poverty through entrepreneurship uIndia has ably lifted over 130 million people out of poverty through entrepreneurship under the leadership of PM @narendramodi: @IvankaTrump
Only when women are empowered, will we reach our full potential: I have seen women must do more at work: Ivanka Trump #GES17
17:11 PM: India has ably lifted over 130 million people out of poverty through entrepreneurship uIndia has ably lifted over 130 million people out of poverty through entrepreneurship under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi: IvankaTrump
17:08 PM: Ivanka Trump is now addressing the gathering. She says:
On behalf of United states, and others, thank you for hosting the summit Hyderabad which is innovation hub of India.
Thank you, PM Modi for joining us and for building India as a symbol of hope and a thriving democracy.
You have proven that transformational change is possible. I want to congratulate the PM of India on their 70th anniversary.
17:03 PM: PM Modi and Ivanka Trump inaugurate the event by pressing two buttons – the Indian flag and the American one – on a moving robot! What a way to begin.
17:00 PM: He describes various foreign investors who have invested in the state including Apple, Google and Amazon.
17:00 PM: He ends his speech asking the audience to not leave without tasting Hyderabad’s signature dish – the biryani.
16:56 PM: Telangana CM KCR is now addressing the gathering, describing the various projects that are underway in the state.
16:50 PM: Before the main event starts the audience is being treated to a song-and-dance sequence with some impressive graphics.
16:39 PM: PM Modi, Ivanka Trump and other dignitaries have taken their place. It’s time folks.
16:33 PM: The MC is currently explaining how to enter and exit the theatre after the programme ends.
16:22 PM: Currently, PM Modi and Special Advisor to US President Ivanka Trump are checking out various exhibits at the GES.
16:18 PM: The GES event is set to begin now. Currently, the audience is being treated to a spectacular Incredible India ad.
Earlier in the day, PM Modi inaugrated the Hyderabad Metro Rail and took a ride along with Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao in its maiden run. The first phase of the metro rail project covers a 30-km stretch between Miyapur and Nagole, having 24 stations.
The metro rail’s commercial operations would start from tomorrow.
Besides the chief minister of Telangana, Modi was accompanied by Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana E S L Narasimhan, Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri, Telangana’s IT Minister K T Rama Rao and state BJP chief K Laxman in the much-awaited train’s inaugural run.
14:14 PM: 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: PM Narendra Modi at Hyderabad Airport
13:58 PM: Full Schedule: PM Modi, Ivanka Trump to address Global Entrepreneurship Summit today
10:19 AM: Will be in Hyderabad today, where I inaugurate the Hyderabad Metro and take part in the GES 2017. The Summit, which is jointly hosted with USA celebrates entrepreneurship. This year we are focussing on the theme ‘Women First, Prosperity for All.’ : Prime Minister Narendra Modi