Describing GES as an extraordinary event in which 150 countries will be represented, he said the USA and India were not only working together for their prosperity but also for countries around the world.
The inaugural session of the summit will be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and Ivanka. For the first time, the GES is being held in South Asia.
There's already an air of excitement and anticipation in this tech hub city as huge billboards of Ivanka Trump and PM Modi greet visitors.
Addressing a press conference along with Kenneth Juster, the US Ambassador to India, Mr Kant said that Union ministers Sushma Swaraj, Nirmala Sitharaman and Suresh Prabhu would participate in the Summit. While Tollywood has no such official invitation from GES2017, we have to see what is the event Lakshmi going to take part in.More news: Heads roll after leak of 57m Uber user details reported
The 2017 event will focus on four innovative, high-growth industries - healthcare and life sciences; digital economy and financial technology; energy and infrastructure, and media and entertainment.
In a first for the event, women will represent 52 percent of the attendees. "Over 10 countries will be represented by an all-female delegation, including Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Israel", Mr Kant said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had invited Ms Trump to lead the U.S. delegation for the summit, which aims to connect entrepreneurs, investors, and ecosystem supporters from around the world.
She will also appear at two panel discussions at the summit on the same day, which is themed on women entrepreneurs.More news: Funeral for fallen Texas DPS trooper set for Friday
Ivanka will also be part of a discussion on increasing women in the workforce through skills training, education, and mentorship on the second day. 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.
The closing session of GES will bring together key influencers that support, promote and fund women entrepreneurs.
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, said Kant.More news: Kris Jenner Compares Daughters' Pregnancies To A 'Faucet' That Won't Turn Off