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India welcomes Ivanka Trump at business summit

29 November 2017

Networking apart, there is more for the participants to keep themselves engaged be it at the 'India: "Global Innovation Hub" audio visual section, the Womenpreneurs giving out details of the speakers or the stall put up by Coffee Board or those showcasing innovative solutions and products.A preeminent gathering of entrepreneurs and investors, being hosted jointly by the US and Indian governments in the City of Pearls, the Summit is set to receive 1,200 entreprenuers and 300 investors , As Reported By Hindu. "It is a symbol of the strengthened friendship between our two peoples, and the growing economic and security partnership between our two nations", Trump said in her address at the inaugural session of the GES. "It is incredible to be in this ancient city which is brimming with transformative technology".

# I am proud to see that for the first time a majority of 1500 women entrepreneurs are participating in such an event.

Her India visit has made headlines but questions have been raised if she is the right person to talk about empowering women. But she said that in developing countries, 70% of women-owned small and mid-sized businesses have no access to capital.

The Associated Press in a report on Tuesday said a September investigation by it "showed that Trump's supply chain has become more opaque than ever since she took on her White House role, making it impossible to know who her company is doing business with around the world".

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In her speech, Trump listed out initiatives by the U.S. administration to promote women in business.

She also said that when women work, it creates a "multiplier effect", and leads to more reinvestment in families and society. The former entrepreneur said when women work, it creates a unique multiplier effect. 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. Now, your tech centers may even outshine your world famous Biryani", she said, and recalled that Microsoft's Satya Nadella went to school here in Hyderabad.

Trump's visit to India was met with optimism by many in India who view her trip as a "great opportunity for Indian female entrepreneurs" in a country where only 3 percent of businesses are owned by women.

India welcomes Ivanka Trump at business summit