US – India Business Council Meeting in DC28 Jun 2007
On June 27, 2007, I attended the USIBC or US India Business Council meeting organized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. The USIBC was apparently created in 1975 to promote trade and friendship between the U.S. and India. There were many companies active in this partnership. Our keynote luncheon speaker was the U.S. Secretary of State Condi Rice. The CEOs of some of the largest companies in the U.S. and in India were present and spoke on various panels. For example, the CEO of Chevron, Jet Airways, Boeing, Reliance, etc. It was a wonderful to participate in this august gathering. I had the opportunity to meet many business colleagues and friends whom I had not met for years and to see the growing partnership and friendship of various businesses in the private sector working together in joint venture agreements amongst themselves.