The inauguration session of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 has concluded.
The first South-Asian edition of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), 2017, being organised by India and the United States kicked off in Hyderabad on Tuesday. Ivanka Trump, advisor to Donald, Trump, President of the United States, and his daugher, is the leading face of the eighth edition of the GES.
Over 1,000-odd delegates from across 150 countries are part of the three-day event bearing the theme, 'Women First, Prosperity For All.' Ivanka Trump spoke about inspiring real-life women attending the plenary session, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi compared women to incarnations of goddess Shakti.
Here are the highlights from the GES 2017 inauguration as they happened.
"Women Entrepreneurs are an epitome of courage and leadership. Ivanka Trump is a passionate advocate of education and empowerment of girls," says EAM Sushma Swaraj at GES 2017.
PM Narendra Modi has brought to India the Mantra of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas. Empowerment for All by encouraging all: Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj at GES 2017.
Union minister of external affairs Sushma Swaraj delivers the vote of thanks.
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Process of reforms is not complete. Not satisfied with 100th rank (EODB). Have launched MUDRA... 90 million loans worth 4.28trillion rupees have been sanction, 70 miliion to women entrepreneurs, says PM Modi at GES2017
GES 2017 connects Hyderabad to Silicon valley: PM Narendra Modi
.@IvankaTrump: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. #GES2017— GES2017 (@GES2017) November 28, 2017
We must ensure women entrepreneurs have access to capital, access to networks and mentors, and access to equitable laws.: Ivanka Trump at #GES2017
We must ensure that women entrepreneurs have access to capital, networks, resources & equitable laws: Ivanka Trump at #GES2017. (Picture courtesy: Niti Aayog/Twitter)
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, says Ivanka Trump at #GES2017
This year’s Summit is focused on a theme that is key to our future: WOMEN FIRST, PROSPERITY FOR ALL. I am proud that for the first time ever, women make up the majority of the 1500 entrepreneurs selected to attend. Only when women are empowered to thrive; will our families, our economies, and our societies reach their fullest potential: Ivanka Trump
This is the first time India has hosted the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. It is a symbol of the strengthened friendship between our two peoples, and the growing economic and security partnership between our two nations, says Ivanka.
Hyderabad's tech might soon outshine its biriyani, says Ivanka.
The people of India inspires us all: Ivanka Trump
Ivanka Trump takes the stage to address the Global entrepreneurship Summit.
A specially designed robot by a Bengaluru-based startup welcomed Ivanka Trump. (Associated Press)
Taking major strides to further Ease of Doing Business, Telangana is proud to host the world’s biggest Entrepreneurship Summit: Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao.
Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar gives the welcome address.
GES 2017 off to a colourful start
Artistes give dance performances at HICC.
PM Narendra Modi, Ivanka Trump, Telangana governor ESL Narasimhan, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman make way to the dias.
PM Modi to make the opening remarks shortly.
PM Narendra Modi and Ivanka Trump tour the virtual exhibition at GES 2017. Below is one such exhibit. (R Satish babu | EPS)
Theme of GES 2017
The theme of the three-day event is 'Women first, prosperity for all.'
13-year-old Hamish Finlayson from Australia is the centre of attraction among 1,500 delegates at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.
PM Narendra Modi and Ivanka Trump to address the summit shortly as the two dignitaries arrive at HICC in Hyderabad's Gachibowli.
Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will be speaking at the opening plenary session on "Be the Change-Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership" at 5:20 pm. She will be sharing the panel with IvankaTrump Marcus Wallenberg, Chairman of SEBGroup.
IN PICTURES | Hyderabad gears up to welcome Ivanka Trump
PM Narendra Modi meets Advisor to POTUS Ivanka Trump
Roads have been emptied with some schools and colleges shut for the day, while companies asked employees to work from home. Flyovers have been painted, street lights fixed, and billboards erected en route the venue.
Global networking of Entrepreneurs
The event which is being held at the sprawling HICC in Gachibowli will see entrepreneurs from US, Afghanistan, Israel, Nigeria, Australia and India to network with each other, pitch for funding, hear from venture capitalists on starting and running a business, avoiding failures failing better.
PM Modi meets Ivanka Trump, say TV reports.
Participants are eagerly awaiting White House adviser Ivanka Trump, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao, who are expected to address the plenary at 4.30 pm.
PM Modi arrives at HICC
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at the summit venue at HICC for the inauguration of the Global Entrepreneurship Summirt 2017.