New Delhi: A high-level‎ delegations from the governments of India and the United States Tuesday met at NITI Aayog to plan the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit(GES), which will be held November 28-30 at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre in Hyderabad.

The Summit will be inaugurated by prime minister Narendra Modi and advisor to the US president, Ivanka Trump, who leads the U.S. delegation.

The GES is the preeminent annual gathering of emerging entrepreneurs, investors, and business leaders from around the world.  Through networking, mentoring, and workshops, the GES empowers entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas, build partnerships, secure funding, and create innovative goods and services that will transform societies.  This year, the focus will be on women entrepreneurs and the tremendous potential women bring to entrepreneurship.

GES’ this year’s theme is ‘Women First, Prosperity for All’ . The Summit will create an environment that empowers innovators, particularly women, to take their ideas to the next level. Women represent tremendous promise for economic growth and prosperity — but in both developing and developed countries, also face tremendous barriers to building businesses.

GES 2017 will be attended by over 1600 delegates, including entrepreneurs and investors, CEOs of major knowledge-based industries, representing the full measure of entrepreneurial talent from diverse backgrounds across the world. The participants will be truly global, representing 160 countries, with representation from every region of the world.

NITI Aayog is taking the lead in organising this Summit for the Government of India. Amitabh Kant, CEO NITI Aayog stated that this is a unique opportunity for Indian Startups and Innovators to interact and network with the finest entrepreneurs of the world.

Jennifer Arangio, senior director of White House’s National Security Council, said ” The Summit will highlight the Trump Administration’s commitment to the principle that when women are economically empowered, communities and countries thrive. ”