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New Delhi : The Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) is being held for the first time in South Asia at Hyderabad, India, from November 28-30, 2017.  Co-hosted by the Governments of the United States and India, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi will inaugurate the summit and Advisor to the US President Ivanka Trump will lead the US contingent to the GES.

This is the eighth edition of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, the pre-eminent gathering of entrepreneurs, investors, and supporters from around the world. With the theme of “Women First, Prosperity for All,” this will be the first GES in which women are the majority with over 52.5 % of the participants being women.

More than 10 countries will be represented by an all-female delegation including Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, and Israel. A number of leading female voices will speak at various plenaries, breakout sessions, master classes, and workshops including tennis champion Sania Mirza, Google’s Vice President of Next Billion Users Diana Louise Patricia Layfield, and CEO of Afghan Citadel Software Company Roya Mahboob.

This year’s summit theme demonstrates the commitment of the US and Indian governments to the principle that when women are economically empowered, their communities and countries thrive.  Women entrepreneurs help drive innovation and job creation as well as address the world’s greatest and most critical challenges, according to a PIB release.

The inaugural plenary of the high-powered, three-day summit will take place on November 28, 2017, at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre followed by two days of networking, mentoring, and workshops, anchoring the collaborative environment for entrepreneurs to exchange ideas, create networks, and take their passions to the next level.

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