Indiana renews plans for global economic summit

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More than two years after being postponed due to the pandemic, the state is set to host the inaugural Indiana Global Economic Summit in Indianapolis next spring.

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. said Thursday that the event will “showcase the state’s leadership role in transformative ideas, disruptive technology and urgent deliberation on the economy of the future.”

Plans for the event were originally announced in 2019, but were put on hold the following March as the state, along with the entire country, began to implement restrictions in light of COVID-19.

The event will take place May 26-29 at multiple venues in downtown Indianapolis, including the Indiana Convention Center. The IEDC said it will culminate with guests attending the Indianapolis 500.

“The world is more connected now than ever before,” Governor Eric Holcomb said in a written comments. “The challenges and opportunities we face are universal, and Indiana is uniquely positioned to be at the center of developing solutions that will power the 21st Century global economy. We look forward to convening partners here in the Midwest to advance economic and cultural relationships, share best practices, and explore tangible solutions to our shared problems.”

The IEDC said prior to the event being postponed last year, more than 12 international delegations had planned to attend.

Registration for the event will open in January.

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2 thoughts on “Indiana renews plans for global economic summit

  1. Hilarious! This Indiana Global Economic Summit will end with attendance at the Indy 500. The 500 is a retrograde blemish on the city and the state. It is not a technological event. It is a competition of personalities. Innovation is stifled. Uniformity is required. It is a boring event where most attendees have limited views comparable to attending a baseball game and seeing only second base. The greatest innovation the 500 can claim is the rearview mirror. So perfect for “a state that looks backwards.” Put that slogan on the state office building.