Ivanka to speak at three sessions of GES

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Global Entrepreneurship Summit: Ivanka Trump arrives in India amid high security; will attend PM Modi's gala dinner

Ivanka Trump, the daughter of US President Donald Trump, will be addressing the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is hosting the dinner, at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC).

In the wake of Manchu Family maintaining close relations with BJP and Narendra Modi in particular, Lakshmi already got the honor of being followed by the Prime Minister on twitter on Woman's Day Eve.

This is the eighth overall edition of the GES, a gathering of entrepreneurs, investors, and supporters from around the world.

"Partners also enhance the overall experience at the Summit, including through the creation of networking lounges and a Global Launch Lounge to encourage new commitments toward global entrepreneurship", the State Department said. For the first time, the GES is being held in South Asia.

More than 10 countries will be represented by an all-female delegation, including Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, and Israel.

Following the inaugural, Ivanka, herself a successful entrepreneur, is scheduled to speak at the panel session on opening up opportunities for women entrepreneurs in their countries and communities.

Juster also said that India was selected by the US government to host the GES previous year by former US President Barack Obama's administration and that countries are chosen with regard to growing opportunities for women and creation of jobs.

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Over 100 innovative startups, products, services and processes will be exhibited through a multi-touch interactive wall, sensor-enabled touch screens, rotoscope mural technology, and physical displays. India was given opportunity to host GES during Modi's U.S. visit in June.

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

Hyderabad is a model city in terms of drawing investment from the U.S., given that the city is a hub for American IT (information technology) companies, said United States ambassador to India Kenneth Juster on Monday.

In view of the event's prominence, the Telangana government allotted funds for the city's beautification and for the arrangements of the summit, a senior official said.

Ivanka Trump, Modi, and other delegates attend a dinner being hosted by the Government at Taj Falaknuma, a palace hotel in the old city on November 28.

Watch this space as YourStory reporters bring you on-ground stories from the summit.

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