United States And India To Co-Host The Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 In Hyderabad, India
The United States and India will co-host the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) November 28-30 in Hyderabad, India. Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump will lead the United States’ delegation to the Summit, which will focus on supporting women entrepreneurs and fostering economic growth globally.
President Donald J. Trump announced the Summit during the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the White House on June 26, 2017.
The theme of GES this year is Women First, Prosperity for All, which highlights that when women do better, countries do better.
GES 2017 will create an environment that empowers innovators, particularly women, to take their ideas to the next level. Their voices are critical to global security, prosperity, and peace.
Organized annually since 2010, GES is the preeminent annual entrepreneurship gathering that convenes over one thousand emerging entrepreneurs, investors, and supporters from around the world. This year marks the first GES held in South Asia, and the event underscores our broad and enduring partnership with India.
Through two and half days of training and mentoring sessions, networking, and investment matchmaking, the United States and India will forge new collaborations and launch new initiatives, while reducing the barriers inhibiting international growth and innovation.
The summit will focus on four key industry sectors: Energy and Infrastructure, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Financial Technology and Digital Economy, and Media and Entertainment.
GES aims to showcase inspiring entrepreneurs and investors from around the world creating new opportunities for investment, partnership, and collaboration; connect American entrepreneurs and investors with international counterparts to form lasting relationships; and highlight entrepreneurship as means to address some of the most intractable global challenges.
The summit typically includes a wide range of workshops, panels, ignite talks, pitch competitions, mentoring, and networking sessions aimed to give participants tailored opportunities to gain skill and relationships that will help their ventures grow.
There are also demonstration areas and experiential learning exhibitions to create opportunities for participants to connect with industry experts.
Remarks – US Embassy India
Following the announcement by President Trump and Prime Minister Modi in Washington that the United States and India will co-host the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), we are pleased to announce the event will be held November 28-30 in Hyderabad, India. The theme of the Summit will be Women First, Prosperity for All, highlighting the critical role women play in fostering global growth and prosperity. Ivanka Trump, Advisor to the President, will lead the U.S. delegation.
The GES is the preeminent annual gathering of emerging entrepreneurs, investors, and business leaders from around the world. Through networking, mentoring, and workshops, the GES empowers entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas, build partnerships, secure funding, and create innovative goods and services that will transform societies.
This year, the focus will be on women entrepreneurs and the tremendous potential women bring to entrepreneurship.
MaryKay Carlson, Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi said, “The U.S.-India relationship is growing every year with more trade, more travel, and greater people-to-people ties. The Global Entrepreneurship Summit is the latest example of how we are working together to advance the promise of an increasingly digital world and the remarkable entrepreneurial skills of our people to promote prosperity.
These are goals President Trump and Prime Minister Modi set for our two nations after their meeting in June in Washington. The Indian government and Prime Minister Modi are great partners, and we thank the city of Hyderabad, whose robust startup ecosystem, top notch talent, and supportive government policies have made it one of the world’s leading startup capitals. We are thrilled to be partnering together on GES 2017!”
NITI Aayog, is taking the lead in organizing this Summit for the Government of India. Amitabh Kant, CEO NITI Aayog, acknowledged the support of Government of Telangana in hosting the Summit at Hyderabad, and said “India, the oldest civilization, welcomes civilizations world over to the GES 2017. We need to harness technology to solve some of the most pressing problems in healthcare delivery, energy, safe drinking water and agriculture, among others for the benefit of communities at large. Innovation and entrepreneurship will play a decisive role towards this end. I am sure this will be a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs to interact with the best.”
[Source: U.S. Department of State/GES/US Embassy India -/- Media Relations]
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