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Majority of attendees at India's business summit are women: US

Indian entrepreneurs from the length and breadth of the country will join the GES and connect with entrepreneurs and investors from around the world.

Published: 18th November 2017 08:38 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th November 2017 01:04 AM   |  A+A-

Ivanka Trump, the daughter and advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump. (Photo | Associated Press)

By PTI

WASHINGTON: A majority of entrepreneurs, investors and ecosystem supporters who will attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India are women, the US said today.

US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump, who is also a top White House advisor, will be leading the American contingent at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Hyderabad later this month, the State Department has said.

The summit, to be attended by 1,500 entrepreneurs from 170 countries, will be co-hosted by India and the US. The theme for the mega event will be 'Women First, Prosperity for All' and on supporting women entrepreneurs and fostering economic growth globally.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to the White House in June had invited Ivanka, 36, to visit India.

In fact, more than 10 countries including Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Israel will be represented by an all-women delegation, the State Department said ahead of the GES which will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Modi.

As many as 31.5 per cent of the entrepreneurs at the GES are 30 years old or younger. The youngest entrepreneur is 13 and the oldest one is 84.

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

"This is the first time that women have been the majority of participants at a GES," the State Department said, adding that women from 127 countries are participating in the summit.

Participants at this year's GES -- from November 28 to 30 -- represent four key industry sectors: energy and Infrastructure, healthcare and life sciences, financial technology and digital economy, and media and entertainment.

Approximately one third of the entrepreneurs are from the US, one third from India and one third from other countries around the globe.

The 1,500 participants include nearly 300 investors and ecosystem supporters who will catalyse investment and networking at the summit.

The American entrepreneurs, investors, and ecosystem supporters come from 38 US states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

Indian entrepreneurs from the length and breadth of the country will join the GES and connect with entrepreneurs and investors from around the world.



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