Indiana is set to lead economic discussions on the future of AI, national security, integrated health, sports and more with international diplomats, thought leaders and decision makers.

WHAT: Governor Eric J. Holcomb and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation will host the second Indiana Global Economic Summit next week, convening thought leaders and decision makers from around the world to foster global partnerships and advance critical conversations on high-growth industries and the future economy. More than 40 diplomatic delegations from 32 countries and territories are set to attend, bringing government, industry and academic leaders to the state’s capital city.


Opening Keynote: Governor Eric J. Holcomb
Thursday, May 23 at 9:45 a.m. (Plenary)
Opening Keynote: Secretary of Commerce David Rosenberg
Friday, May 24 at 8:15 a.m. (Plenary)

WHEN: May 23-24, 2024

WHERE: Indiana Convention Center, 100 S. Capitol Avenue Indianapolis, Indiana
Enter from Capitol Avenue (Georgia St. entrance)

REGISTER: Media are invited to attend and must register in advance here.


Sessions featuring executives and representatives with ties to Indiana are below. Limited speaker interview opportunities may be available; please reach out in advance to request.

Thursday, May 23

10-11 a.m. | Integrating Health Ecosystems and Channeling Innovation to Reach Optimal Outcomes
Featuring: Tim Bettington, EVP Corporate Strategy and Market Development of Elanco Animal Health; Ivan Tornos, President and CEO of Zimmer Biomet; Reza Rasoulpour, VP, Regulatory and Stewardship at Corteva Agriscience; and Vince Wong, CEO of BioCrossroads

3:30-4:20 p.m. | Beyond the Game (or Race) – The Expanding Global Reach of Sports
Featuring: Marissa Andretti, VP of Andretti Global and Managing Director of Andretti Technologies; Mel Raines, President and COO of Pacers Sports and Entertainment; and Roger VanDerSnick, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer at the Indianapolis Colts

4:20-5 p.m. | Sustaining the Creative Economy in an AI Future
Featuring: Kyra Epps, Television Producer at Kyra Epps Productions; Micah Johnson, Artist at Aku; and Eric Tobias, Partner at Forty5 and High Alpha

Friday, May 24

9-9:40 a.m. | Collaborating for a Visionary Economy: The Role for Public and Private Sector
Featuring: Gov. Holcomb and Dave Ricks, Chair and CEO of Eli Lilly and Company

10-11 a.m. | Fostering the Force of the Future: Harnessing Defense Strategy and Innovation in the Face of Global Conflict
Featuring: Micael Johansson, President and CEO of Saab, and John Shade, EVP of Defense Business Development and Future Programs at Rolls-Royce North America

11:35 a.m.-12:15 p.m. | Hype or Helping Hand: How Policymakers Can Harness (or Leash) the Power of AI
Featuring: U.S. Senator Todd Young (Indiana)

The full Summit agenda is available here; speakers and sessions will be updated daily.

This year’s summit comes on the heels of the first-ever Indiana Global Economic Summit hosted in May 2022, which convened more than 900 registrants from 30 countries and territories. 98% of 2022 survey respondents said they were more inclined after attending the summit to view Indiana as a leader in developing future innovations and in driving the economy of the future.


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