GES2017 inauguration HIGHLIGHTS| Women are incarnation of Shakti; India has always believed in women empowerment: Modi

More than 1200 young entrepreneurs, a majority of whom are women, from 127 countries would attend the summit.

Published: 28th November 2017 03:26 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th November 2017 06:57 PM   |  A+A-

Ivanka trump and PM Modi meet on the sidelines of Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), 2017 in Hyderabad on November 28, 2017. (Twitter Photo | @PIB_India)

By Online Desk

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.

06:23 Nov 28

The inauguration session of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 has concluded. 

06:20 Nov 28

"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. 

06:13 Nov 28

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.

06:03 Nov 28

Union minister of external affairs Sushma Swaraj delivers the vote of thanks. 

06:01 Nov 28
Come, Make in India, Invest in India- for India, and for the world: PM Modi at GES 2017
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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

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The theme "Women First, Prosperity of All" makes this edition of GES stand out.
05:40 Nov 28
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GES 2017 connects Hyderabad to Silicon valley: PM Narendra Modi

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We must ensure women entrepreneurs have access to capital, access to networks and mentors, and access to equitable laws.: Ivanka Trump at #GES2017

05:28 Nov 28

We must ensure that women entrepreneurs have access to capital, networks, resources & equitable laws: Ivanka Trump at #GES2017. (Picture courtesy: Niti Aayog/Twitter)

05:24 Nov 28

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

05:21 Nov 28
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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

05:19 Nov 28

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.

05:17 Nov 28

Hyderabad's tech might soon outshine its biriyani, says Ivanka.

05:15 Nov 28
05:15 Nov 28

 The people of India inspires us all: Ivanka Trump

05:14 Nov 28

 Ivanka Trump takes the stage to address the Global entrepreneurship Summit. 

05:13 Nov 28

 A specially designed robot by a Bengaluru-based startup welcomed Ivanka Trump. (Associated Press)

05:10 Nov 28

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. 

05:04 Nov 28
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Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar gives the welcome address. 

05:01 Nov 28

GES 2017 off to a colourful start

Artistes give dance performances at HICC. 

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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. 

04:43 Nov 28
04:42 Nov 28

 PM Narendra Modi and Ivanka Trump tour the virtual exhibition at GES 2017. Below is one such exhibit. (R Satish babu | EPS)

04:36 Nov 28

Theme of GES 2017

The theme of the three-day event is 'Women first, prosperity for all.' 

04:31 Nov 28

13-year-old Hamish Finlayson from Australia is the centre of attraction among 1,500 delegates at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.


04:27 Nov 28

 PM Narendra Modi and Ivanka Trump to address the summit shortly as the two dignitaries arrive at HICC in Hyderabad's Gachibowli. 

04:23 Nov 28

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.

04:16 Nov 28

IN PICTURES | Hyderabad gears up to welcome Ivanka Trump

Hyderabad has been on its toes for months to welcome Advisor to President of United States Ivanka Trump. Click on the image below for gallery:

04:10 Nov 28

PM Narendra Modi meets Advisor to POTUS Ivanka Trump

04:07 Nov 28

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. 

03:57 Nov 28
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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.

03:50 Nov 28

WATCH | Ivanka Trump welcomed at GE Summit venue in Hyderabad


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 PM Modi meets Ivanka Trump, say TV reports. 

03:39 Nov 28

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.

03:30 Nov 28

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. 


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