The guests of honor comprised of Dr Lino Baranao, Hon'ble Minister, Ministry of Science & Technology, Argentina;
Mr Kim Sang-Pyo, Hon'ble Vice Governor, Gangwon Province, Republic of Korea; Dr Antonio Juan Bonfatti, Hon'ble Governor, Santa Fe, Argentina;
Mr Patrick Suckling, Hon'ble Australian High Commissioner; and Mr Andrew McAllister, Hon'ble British Deputy High commissioner.
During the inaugural ceremony, Dr K V Raghavan, chairman of BioAsia's organizing committee, scientist and emeritus and former director, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, said, "The decade saw an outstanding success in attracting international partners, breaking innovation and business opportunities at the doorsteps of biotechnology industry in India. Over 60 percent of the participants here are from pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and 15 percent of them are CROs and CMOs."