U.S., India to co-host Global Entrepreneurship Summit in November

By Ed Adamczyk Contact the Author   |   Aug. 11, 2017 at 12:07 PM
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Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The United States and India will co-host the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India this year, the governments of both nations announced.

The U.S. State Department confirmed the involvement of the United States in a statement Friday. It called the summit, to be held in Hyderabad from Nov. 28-30, the "pre-eminent annual entrepreneurship gathering that convenes over 1,000 emerging entrepreneurs, investors and supporters from around the world."

Presidential advisor Ivanka Trump will lead the U.S. delegation, the statement said.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi first announced the hosting partnership on Thursday.

The GES conference has been held every year since 2010, and last year was in Nairobi, Kenya, where then-President Barack Obama delivered an address.

In announcing the event, whose theme in 2017 is "Women First, Prosperity for All," Modi said it is a "unique opportunity for bringing together entrepreneurs and start-ups with global leaders."

President Donald Trump announced plans for the India-U.S. collaboration in June, when Modi visited the White House.

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