Global Entrepreneurship Summit set to get under way

In her keynote address at the eight Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), Trump, an adviser to the United States president, showered lavish praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for building "India as a thriving economy - a beacon of democracy- and a symbol of hope to the world".

The U.S. Small Business Administration, for example, increased lending to women by over $500 million in 2017, she said.

Pitching for access to capital and equitable laws for women entrepreneurs, the 36-year-old businesswoman and fashion designer said closing the gender entrepreneurship gap could push the global GDP by up to two per cent.

# India has a true friend in the White House.

Addressing the inaugural function of Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 here on Tuesday, Ivanka Trump said entrepreneurs are revolutionising world economies, and improving societies.

With barely few hours to go for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES-2017) to open, a festive atmosphere pervades the Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC), the venue playing host to the three-day event.People of different nationalities, from across the world, have been trickling in since morning, bring along warmth, vibrance and enthusiasm to the colourfully decked up convention centre and neighbourhood.Within minutes of their arrival, numerous participants got into networking, the foundations of which were laid over the mobile app GES "17 developed for the Summit".

# India is truly an inspiration to all of us all over us the world.

Modi stressed the importance of women in Indian economics and culture and noted that the Indian Constitution guarantees one-third representation to women in local government.

The theme of the conference this year is "Women First, Prosperity for All". People of India inspire us all.

Ivanka also highlighted United States efforts to promote women entrepreneurs. The former entrepreneur said when women work, it creates a unique multiplier effect.

To be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, more than 1200 young entrepreneurs, a majority of whom are women, from 127 countries would attend the summit. This facility would provide access to capital, networks, and mentorship for women in developing countries, she said. Now her company, Terra Blue, aims to make specialty healthcare accessible in even the most remote places in India.

  • Joey Payne