has been evolving over the previous year to include start-ups, primarily in the life sciences and biotechnology. Its agenda for the next year and subsequent years emphasizes bringing in entrepreneurs in other areas: venture capitalists, U.S. private equity firms seeking opportunities in India, and similar Indian firms seeking opportunities in the United States. That forum, in which hundreds of business people from both countries had been engaged, had proved a constructive one.
Dr. McCormick concluded the session by saying that the number of questions and the line of questioners that remained at the microphones were indications of its success. Noting that the panelists would remain in the auditorium during the break to take further questions, he asked the audience to join him in expressing appreciation for what he termed a terrific discussion.