Indiana Global Economic Summit

Join us for the inaugural
Indiana Global Economic Summit

May 26 – 29, 2022

The world is more connected now than ever before. From the COVID-19 pandemic to climate change, it is increasingly evident that big challenges – and opportunities – require global participation. The inaugural Indiana Global Economic Summit will showcase leading-edge thinking from Indiana, and the world, with a focus on sparking new ideas and shared solutions.

Here, Indiana offers the perfect environment for exploration, experimentation and advancement; we’re investing heavily in next-generation infrastructure, technology and talent, and we’re cultivating mutually beneficial partnerships around the world to create a more prosperous future.

At the Indiana Global Economic Summit, thought-provoking discussions will inspire participants to work together to drive transformative ideas, disruptive technology, and the economy of the future. Together, we can build impactful innovations and create opportunities for shared success for all global citizens and families.


Subject to change

Thursday, May 26

  • 8:30 a.m.

  • Young Professionals Coffee Rave

  • 10:30 a.m.

  • Opening Program

  • 11:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

  • Summit Programming

  • 5:30 p.m.

  • Opening Reception

Friday, May 27

  • 8:30 a.m.

  • Opening Program

  • 9:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.

  • Summit Programming

  • 5:45 p.m.

  • Networking Social Event

  • Evening

  • Sponsor and Partner Salon Dinners

Saturday, May 28

  • 9:30 a.m.

  • Business to Business Matchmaking Brunches

  • Afternoon and Evening

  • Indy 500-related activities and Executive Time

Sunday, May 29

  • 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

  • The Indy 500,
    The Greatest Spectacle in Racing!

The Summit Agenda

Subject to change
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Registration Open
Indiana Convention Center
8:30 a.m.
Young Professionals Coffee Rave

This special opening event is designed for young professional Summit participants and Indiana residents to connect and build new relationships. Attendees of the Young Professionals Coffee Rave will get an up close and personal look at the NBA2K 5v5 esports league setup while meeting new contacts and enjoying a light breakfast and a cup of local brew!
No cost, separate REGISTRATION requested

Pan Am Pavilion
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Private Roundtable: Ambassadorial Breakfast (Invitation Only)
Kelly Craft, United States of America
Lee Feinstein, McLarty Associates
Eric John, Boeing Korea LLC
Jim Morris, Pacers Sports & Entertainment
10:30 a.m.
Opening Program: Welcome to the Indiana Global Economic Summit!
Bradley B. Chambers, State of Indiana
Eric J. Holcomb, State of Indiana
11:00 a.m.
Technology Feeding the Future: Food Security and Sustainable Practices

We are facing an unprecedented time of population growth and development that is taxing our global food system, and the number of food insecure people is on the rise. From geopolitical impacts and global health crises to supply chain disruptions and the impact of climate change, the need for sustainable and innovative practices to ensure food security is paramount. It is clear the evolution of the food system must meet the needs of a growing global population while protecting the environment. This session will explore different perspectives on how the global community can unite to feed the world with tangible solutions at the nexus of technology and sustainability.

Mitch Frazier, AgriNovus Indiana
Martha Hoover, Patachou Inc.
Robert King, Corteva Agriscience
Jeff Simmons, Elanco
Jean-Luc Tete, Horus Impact
12:00 p.m.
International Refreshment Stations Open
1:00 p.m.
Navigating China: The Current State of Doing Business

Looking to a post-COVID world and managing a global economy fraught with geopolitical tensions, multinational companies and investors need to make thoughtful investment and operational decisions while navigating an uncertain global trade environment. China remains a huge global economic force and in recent years has looked to introduce new policies that are more amendable to foreign capital. This session will examine both macroeconomic trends that impact companies operating in China, as well as discuss pragmatic approaches and strategies for investment and doing business in that market.

Craig Allen, The US-China Business Council
Tom Linebarger, Cummins Inc.
Damien Ma, MacroPolo
1:00 p.m.
Upending the Global Economy: Impact of AI Across Industry

As Artificial Intelligence (AI) enters its third wave, machines are now able to use their experience to make their own decisions. This is the future of AI that has the ability to transform how tasks are done and how many tasks are done across sectors. However, there remains public weariness surrounding AI because mistakes can and will happen, especially as decisions are made in real-time. This session will explore the barriers surrounding AI, different applications across industries and how education can help improve success with AI.

Oded Hermoni
Pugal Janakiraman, Amazon Web Services
Micael Johansson, Saab AB
Ramiro Palma, Boston Consulting Group
2:00 p.m.
Future of Mobility: Building the Next Generation Fleet

Technological advancements are revolutionizing the direction of the mobility industry. Artificial intelligence, autonomous technology, and battery innovation are now a reality versus engineering imagination. This session hears from leaders in the automotive, motorsports, and technology industries on how these advancements are affecting fleet development, infrastructure and workforce, not just in the current environment but for the next 5, 10 and 20 years. In addition, how has the drive to ensure sustainable practices are incorporated into industry innovations shaped research and development as well as the practical applications in the mobility sector.

Paolo Ferrari, Bridgestone Americas
Eric J. Holcomb, State of Indiana
Carlos Maurer, Shell
Chris Merdon, NTT Data Inc.
Roger Penske, Penske Corp
3:15 p.m.
Afternoon Break: Future of Mobility Display & Presentation

This showcase features three examples of mobility innovation in performance motorsports. Hear from representatives from Formula E, IndyCar, and the Indy Autonomous Challenge as they highlight where mobility is headed in each of their competitive series.

Hall I
Paul Mitchell, Energy Systems Network
Julia Palle, Formula E
3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Private Roundtable: State of Transatlantic Relations (Invitation Only)
Radovan Javorčík, Embassy of Slovakia in Washington DC
Francisco Duarte Lopes, Embassy of Portugal in Washington DC
Karin Olofsdotter, Embassy of Sweden in Washington DC
3:45 p.m.
Full Throttle Sustainability

Motorsports is embracing sustainability by creating vehicles and races that are decarbonized, making the industry a microcosm of a bigger eco-friendly trend. Motorsports provides a platform to elevate sustainable technologies and it’s a vehicle to inspire spectators, partners and the public to live more “green.” From advancing electrification to phasing out single use plastics, this session will explore how motorsports is igniting a worldwide movement for greater sustainability.

Michael Andretti, Andretti Autosport
Zak Brown, McLaren Racing
Catie Munnings, Andretti United
Julia Palle, Formula E
Jamie Reigle, Formula E
3:45 p.m.
Digital Health Revolution: Providing an Enhanced Patient Experience

The digital health revolution and adoption of innovative technology is changing the healthcare industry with a focus on patient-centered care. Navigating a traditionally paper-centric industry, privacy laws and facing an uneven application of these new technologies across sector pillars has proved challenging. However, there are signs that digital health adaption and integration can control costs and offer new solutions to payer functions and data management, among other advancements. Patients and payers alike can increasingly expect technology to impact how they interact with providers. This session will explore digital health from the perspective of a major insurance provider and a technology company impacting the industry and what is on the horizon for this industry.

Gail Boudreaux, Anthem, Inc.
Don Brown, LifeOmic
Pamela Whitten, Indiana University
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Opening Reception

Located just a few walkable blocks from the Indiana Convention Center and Summit hotels, the Indiana State Museum is the place to be to connect with new and old friends. Attendees will enjoy Canal-side food, drinks and entertainment while experiencing Indiana's past, present and future.

Indiana State Museum


We have reached registration capacity for the inaugural Indiana Global Economic Summit, but we encourage you to sign up to be on the waiting list should space become available. Please email us at with your name, company, and contact information. We’ll respond if we are able to accommodate you.

Summit only

Allows participant to attend Summit programming and events on Thursday, May 26, and Friday, May 27.

Hotel Details
If you’re booking a hotel room, you must vacate the room by Friday, 11 a.m., checkout time.

Individual Rates

  • $500 corporate
  • $300 government and nonprofit
  • We encourage you to check with your employer, as many companies are sponsoring the Summit and may have tickets available.
Summit + International Race Weekend
Limited Capacity - first come, first served

Allows participant to attend Summit programming and events on Thursday, May 26, and Friday, May 27, plus the matchmaking brunch on Saturday and the Indy 500 on Sunday. In addition, there are many Indy 500-related activities happening in the city on Saturday and registrants can choose to take part in the excitement. Watch for more details on what you can experience!

Hotel Details
If you’re booking a hotel room, note that all hotels require a three-night minimum, Friday night through Sunday night with checkout on Monday, May 30.

Individual Rates

  • $1,000 corporate
  • $600 government and nonprofit
  • We encourage you to check with your employer, as many companies are sponsoring the Summit and may have tickets available.

Registration Requests
To ensure the safety and security of all speakers and attendees, registration requests will be reviewed, with confirmation to attend occurring on a first-come, first-served basis. Confirmation notices will be sent within ten business days of submitting a registration, as long as seats remain available, until April 15.

Hotel Reservations
Because the Summit is being held in conjunction with the Indy 500, the largest single-day sporting event in the world, hotel rooms are at a premium and must be reserved through the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.

The registration form will ask you to select your preferred hotel choice, room type and dates needed. Upon confirmation of attendance, you will receive additional details to book your room.

Please note that race weekend rooms require a three-night minimum (Friday-Sunday nights), advance payment in full, and are nonrefundable at time of booking. Rooms for Wednesday and Thursday nights are refundable until 72 hours prior to arrival.

If you have questions, please contact us at

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Thank you for your interest in the
Indiana Global Economic Summit!

Indiana Economic Development Corporation
1 N. Capitol Avenue, Suite 700
Indianapolis, IN 46204
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