Following the announcement by President Trump and Prime Minister Modi in Washington that the United States and India will co-host the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), we are pleased to announce the event will be held November 28-30 in Hyderabad, India. The theme of the Summit will be Women First, Prosperity for All, highlighting the critical role women play in fostering global growth and prosperity. Ivanka Trump, Advisor to the President, will lead 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.
MaryKay Carlson, Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi said, “The U.S.-India relationship is growing every year with more trade, more travel, and greater people-to-people ties. The Global Entrepreneurship Summit is the latest example of how we are working together to advance the promise of an increasingly digital world and the remarkable entrepreneurial skills of our people to promote prosperity. These are goals President Trump and Prime Minister Modi set for our two nations after their meeting in June in Washington. The Indian government and Prime Minister Modi are great partners, and we thank the city of Hyderabad, whose robust startup ecosystem, top notch talent, and supportive government policies have made it one of the world’s leading startup capitals. We are thrilled to be partnering together on GES 2017!”
NITI Aayog, is taking the lead in organizing this Summit for the Government of India. Amitabh Kant, CEO NITI Aayog, acknowledged the support of Government of Telangana in hosting the Summit at Hyderabad, and said “India, the oldest civilization, welcomes civilizations world over to the GES 2017. We need to harness technology to solve some of the most pressing problems in healthcare delivery, energy, safe drinking water and agriculture, among others for the benefit of communities at large. Innovation and entrepreneurship will play a decisive role towards this end. I am sure this will be a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs to interact with the best.”
For more information, visit www.ges2017.gov.in and www.ges2017.org
By U.S. Mission India | 11 August, 2017 | Topics: Press Releases, U.S. & India | Tags: Economic growth, Entrepreneurship
One of the major things that has a great impact in a person’s enjoyment of a vacation is the kind of weather that a particular place has. That is why for most everyone, especially those living in the West and the North where there are cold seasons, a place having tropical or equatorial weather is always a good place for a vacation. Fortunately for those who are considering spending a few days in Hyderabad, the place is one of those that are located relatively near the equator so a nice warm weather can generally be expected. It can be described as tropical, but not the clammy, overly sweltering type.
Hyderabad generally has three seasons. They are:
Summer. Like most countries in South Asia, summer in Hyderabad generally begins during March and ends somewhere in end-may or Mid-June. During this time, the temperature in the city can reach 40 degrees Celsius especially in May, although the average temperature is normally 25 degrees.
During summer, the most popular places to go are, generally, the places where people can be cool and relaxed. As such, places like water parks such as Ocean Park, Jalavihar, or Mount Opera are famous places to beat the sweltering summer heat. There are also great places for swimming, like the Dolphin Swimming Pool and the Banjara Hills. These places usually charge on a per hour basis.
During nighttime, summer can be refreshingly cool and some people actually prefer visiting the landmark places during this time.
Monsoon. Immediately after summer, from June to about October or so, the monsoon season sets in. During this time, the heat can become very much bearable, warm and humid. Monsoon in Hyderabad is pretty much marked by plenty of rainfall, with a high level of humidity accompanying it; more than 75% of the rainfall that the city receives happens during this season. July is usually the month where there are more rainy days but September is when the rains are heaviest.
Given Hyderabad’s dense population, anyone visiting the city during this time should expect more traffic than the usual.
Winter. From November to February, Hyderabad experiences the winter season and, generally, is what most people regard as the best time to visit the city. Unlike the northern parts of India, winter in Hyderabad isn’t overly chilly; it’s actually pretty pleasant. During winter, the average minimum temperature hovers around the 13 degree-Celsius range, although it can rise up to the 28-degree range.
For the most part, cotton clothes are a safe choice when going to Hyderabad, except in winter when light woolen clothes can become necessary. Humidity in the morning is usually very high, especially during the monsoon season, when it can exceed 80%. During the summer months, humidity can drop to an average of 25 to 30%.