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Posted November 28, 2017

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the event in the evening, following which Ivanka Trump, adviser to the US President, will participate in a panel session on "opening up opportunities for women entrepreneurs in their countries and communities".

In the wake of Manchu Family maintaining close relations with BJP and Narendra Modi in particular, Lakshmi already got the honor of being followed by the Prime Minister on twitter on Woman's Day Eve. A number of leading female voices will speak at various plenaries, breakout sessions, master classes, and workshops, including Google's Vice President of Next Billion Users Diana Louise Patricia Layfield, tennis champion Sania Mirza, and CEO of Afghan Citadel Software Company Roya Mahboob.

On whether the event would result in any tangible outcome in trade or investments, NITI Aayog Chief Executive Officer Amitabh Kant said the summit was meant to help create an enabling ecosystem where entrepreneurs can innovate, forge global partnerships and grow.

This is the first time that the GES is being hosted in South Asia. The theme of this year's summit is "Women First, Prosperity for All" and will include 1,200 young entrepreneurs, most of whom are women.

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This year's summit theme demonstrates the commitment of the United States and Indian governments to the principle that when women are economically empowered, their communities and countries thrive, an official statement said here on Monday. Ivanka Trump will be addressing the inaugural session of GES 2017. He said that the Summit would focus on four main sectors - energy and infrastructure, digital economy and financial technology, health and life sciences, and media and entertainment.

GES will highlight India's enabling environment for innovation and entrepreneurship - including actions by the government to increase the ease of doing business, eliminating unnecessary regulations and supporting start-ups. "The economic reform process will obviously increase American investments in India", he said. Ms. Trump would also be exploring the historic city of Hyderabad after work.

More than 10,000 security personnel have been deployed as part of the security arrangement, which has been reviewed by the Special Protection Group as well as the US Secret Service.

Watch this space as YourStory reporters bring you on-ground stories from the summit.