Thousands of Indian entrepreneurs want to attend summit with Ivanka Trump

Vastavam web: A U.S.-backed entrepreneurship conference that President Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, is attending in India this month has been flooded with applications amid deepening ties between India and the United States.“Definitely, the response was much, much more than the 400. India has become a very important start-up destination,” said Jayesh Ranjan, a government official in Hyderabad who is helping organize the event.
“Also, when she speaks as the head of the U.S. delegation, in a way she would be communicating what is the official position of the U.S. government about entrepreneurship, about start-ups,” he said of Ivanka Trump.It was previously held in Washington, Istanbul, Dubai, Marrakech in Morocco, Nairobi, Kuala Lumpur and Silicon Valley in the United States.This will be the first such summit under Trump, who this year said on the social network Twitter that his daughter would lead the U.S. delegation to support women’s entrepreneurship globally.On a visit to New Delhi last month, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the conference was an example of how Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi were “promoting innovation, expanding job opportunities, and finding new ways to strengthen both of our economies”.
Military and strategic ties are also improving amid rising Chinese influence in Asia and beyond.More than 1,500 people are expected at GES Hyderabad, including entrepreneurs, 300 investors, government officials and others, Ranjan said.