Prime Minister Narendra Modi 11 August 2017 officially announced that India and United States will co-host the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 (GES2017) at Hyderabad from 28-30 November. The Prime Minister had invited US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump for the summit. Modi tweeted: “Look forward to Ms. Ivanka Trump’s presence at #GES 2017 Hyderabad as the leader of the US delegation. @realDonaldTrump @IvankaTrump.” He said GES2017 is a unique opportunity for bringing together entrepreneurs and start ups with global leaders.
India got the chance to host the GES 2017 during PM Modi’s visit to United States in June during a joint statement. “Recognising the importance of fostering an enabling environment for innovation and empowering entrepreneurs, the United States welcomes India’s hosting of the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit.
PM Modi had personally invited Ivanka for the GES 2017 event during his meeting with Trump this year. Soon after PM Modi extended his invitation, President Trump during the White House Rose Garden joint press statement had said, “And I believe she has accepted.” Ivanka had nodded in agreement. Even hours later, Ivanka took to Twitter and thanked Indian Prime Minister for the invite. She wrote: “Thank you, Prime Minister Modi, for inviting me to lead the US delegation to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India this fall.”