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Live Updates Ivanka Trump arrives in Hyderabad for Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017

28 November, 2017

More than 1,500 participants from 150 countries are expected at the event, which runs from November 28 through 30.

Inquiries revealed that the Trident Hotel and other star hotels in Madhapur - including Westin which was initially said to be the place of her stay - were fully booked apparently for the delegates of Global Entrepreneurship Summit to commence on Tuesday.

The event will primarily focus on four thematic sectors - energy and infrastructure; healthcare and life sciences; financial technology and digital economy; and media and entertainment sectors, according to its agenda.

Addressing a press conference along with Kenneth Juster, the US Ambassador to India, Mr Kant said that Union ministers Sushma Swaraj, Nirmala Sitharaman and Suresh Prabhu would participate in the Summit.

Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant told reporters on Monday that GES is the preeminent gathering of entrepreneurs, investors, and supporters from around the world.

Ivanka Trump, the daughter of US President Donald Trump will arrive at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad in the early hours of 28 November to attend Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2107 in Hyderabad and will leave in the evening of 29 November.

In a first for the event, women will represent 52 percent of the attendees.

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Following this, a session will be moderated by John Chambers, Chairman Emeritus, Cisco. The theme this year is supporting women entrepreneurs, something the first daughter and special assistant to President Trump strongly advocates for.

This year's summit's theme demonstrates the commitment of the USA and Indian governments towards women empowerment.

GES will highlight India's enabling environment for innovation and entrepreneurship - including actions by the government to increase the ease of doing business, eliminating unnecessary regulations and supporting startups. He said that investment decisions were, however, made by the private sector and driven by market forces.

He refused to comment on the recent H1B visa issue and said that the Government of U.S. was conducting a comprehensive review of the visa policy and was yet to announce any changes.

"Utmost care is being taken for the smooth functioning of the event", he said.

He added that the policy would not be specific to any country; it would be aimed at attracting talent and innovation to the USA.

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