'In this "City of Pearls" the greatest treasure is you!': Ivanka charms attendees of Indian tech summit while pushing her message of 'greater opportunity for women around the world'
- Speaking at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit near Hyderabad's IT hub, Ivanka Trump appeared before an audience of more than 1,200 people
- Trump delightedly told area attendees, 'In this "City of Pearls" the greatest treasure is you!' and name-checked their world-famous dish
- Ivanka is in India at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi; she arrived early Tuesday morning and leaves on Wednesday
- Will attend a dinner at a palace-turned-hotel tonight?
The president's daughter opened a U.S. sponsored tech summit on Tuesday afternoon in India with a message of 'greater opportunity for women around the world.'
Speaking at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit near Hyderabad's IT hub, Ivanka Trump charmed an audience of more than 1,200 people.?
Trump, 36, delightedly told area attendees, 'In this "City of Pearls" the greatest treasure is you!'?
'Now your tech centers may - may - even outshine your world famous biryani,' she said, eliciting laughter as she name-checked a local rice and meat dish.
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, second left, arrived with Ivanka for the opening of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit
The president's daughter opened a U.S. sponsored tech summit on Tuesday afternoon in India with a message of 'greater opportunity for women around the world'
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Prime Minister Modi and Ivanka shook hands after they pressed the button on a robot
The talks?were proceeded by a festive dance performance, where four women were perched atop giant Christmas Tree-shaped installations that broadcast digital scenes while four more women in traditional Indian garb performed on either side of the long stage
The Indian folk dance performers are seen here ?during the inaugural ceremony of the eighth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES)
Ivanka Trump is in India at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. She arrived early Tuesday morning and leaves on Wednesday.
She was a keynote speaker at the conference on Tuesday, giving 20 minutes of remarks before Modi took the stage.
The first daughter also appeared on a panel, where she encouraged women to seek out and mentor other women who would benefit from their knowledge.?
Ivanka, who wore a green and floral patterned dress, shared a handshake with Modi on stage at the summit as the plenary session began, coming together to operate a robot that was said to be in control of the room's video display.
Their talks were proceeded by a festive dance performance, where four women were perched atop giant Christmas Tree-shaped installations that broadcast digital scenes while four more women in traditional Indian garb performed a choreographed dance on either side of the long platform.?
In her remarks, Ivanka said the conference's location this year is 'a symbol of the strengthened friendship between our two peoples, and the growing economic and security partnership between our two nations.'
'As President Trump said earlier this year: India has a true friend in the White House,' the first daughter stated.?
The president's 36-year-old daughter is the face of the 350-strong delegation of American business owners in Hyderabad
Ivanka takes a selfie with an attendee of the summit this afternoon in Hyderabad
Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi (L) and Ivanka Trump (R) visit the Virtual Exhibition at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit
They were wowed later during the opening ceremony by Indian dancers
The founder of a fashion company, Ivanka said she has seen 'firsthand that all too often, women must do more than their male counterparts to prove themselves at work, while also disproportionately caring for their families at home.'?
'In some countries, women are not allowed to own property, travel freely, or work without the consent of their husbands,' she noted. 'In even more countries, the cultural and family pressure is so great that women do not feel the freedom to work outside the home.'
Trump, a special adviser to the president, referred to her father's government as 'our administration' as she highlighted her work 'advancing policies that enable women to pursue their careers and care for their families.'
Despite complaints in advance of the conference over her company's labor practices in India and concerns in the U.S. about the sexual harassment allegations plaguing her father, Trump was warmly received in Hyderabad, where 52.5 percent of this year's delegates to GES are women.
Twice participants shouted out to Ivanka, causing her to smile and giggle.
Twice participants shouted out to Ivanka, causing her to smile and giggle.
Trump told attendees that she was proud that a majority of the summit's attendees were women for the first time eve
And when she mentioned the 350 American, business owners at the summit, eliciting shouts and woo hoos, Trump when she said they 'represent America's greatest talent,' the first daughter laughed and said, 'I think I found your section!'
Still the owner of her company, although she has stepped away from the day-to-day operations, Trump told GES delegates that like them, she has started her own enterprise.
'After my father’s election, I saw an opportunity to leave my businesses for the privilege of serving our country and empowering all Americans – including women – to succeed,' she said.??
Trump told attendees in her speech that she was proud that a majority of the summit's attendees were women for the first time ever, truly embodying this year's them of 'Women First, Prosperity For All.'?
'Only when women are empowered to thrive; will our families, our economies, and our societies reach their fullest potential,' she said.?
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