May 26, 2022

Indiana to Showcase International Collaboration and Investment at Global Economic Summit

The state of Indiana will host its inaugural Indiana Global Economic Summit today through May 29, welcoming international delegations from more than two dozen countries, business executives and government leaders, and convening thought leaders from around the globe to discuss next-generation industries, technology and talent.

"Indiana is marking its place on the global stage as we host the single biggest international week in state history,” Gov. Holcomb said. “Our state’s economic development strategy is paying big dividends, and we’re thrilled that the Indiana Global Economic Summit will provide a platform to share the ingenuity and innovation that makes Indiana unique.."

At the conclusion of the Summit, Gov. Holcomb and Indiana Secretary of Commerce Brad Chambers will host dignitaries and business leaders at the Indianapolis 500, which will shine a global spotlight on Indiana and its innovation in motorsports. Not since the Pan Am games in 1987 have so many foreign dignitaries been together in Indiana.

More than 800 people including 30 international delegations are scheduled to participate.

Global leaders gathering at the Summit will discuss topics such as the impact of the semiconductor supply chain on national security, sustainability in motorsports, building robust entrepreneurial ecosystems, biotech innovation in an emergency and the geopolitics of sports. They will also conduct business-to-business matchmaking and discuss ways to address global challenges such as food insecurity and supply chain disruption.