Indiana Global Economic Summit

The 2024 Indiana Global
Economic Summit Experience

Shared Challenges | Catalyzing Discussions | Global Perspectives

Develop Relationships
Designed to foster relationship building, the 2024 Summit will provide multiple opportunities for you to meet new partners and expand your reach. With a curated, invitation-only group of Indiana, US and international business executives, industry leaders and foreign dignitaries, the Summit will offer numerous ways for you to meet with fellow attendees.

Advance Key Conversations
Highlighting the 2024 Summit are the thought-provoking discussions that will inspire participants to work together to drive transformative ideas on the economy of the future, infrastructure for the modern economy, energy transition and sustainability, and many more. We’ll showcase leading-edge thinking from Indiana and the world with a focus on sparking new ideas and shared solutions.

Strengthen Cooperation
The world is more connected now than ever before. It is increasingly evident that big challenges – and opportunities – require global participation. The 2024 Summit will create an environment to spark discovery and foster conversations for deeper economic and international cooperation.

From unique networking opportunities, meals and breaks at our international refreshment buffets, and culminating with the 108th running of the Indy 500, the 2024 Summit offers informal and relaxing ways to connect with colleagues and new friends.

The Summit Agenda

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Registration Opens

We have two entrances to the 2024 Indiana Global Economic Summit. You may enter from the outside via the Georgia Street Entrance or from the interior of the Indiana Convention Center at the intersection of the Crossroads and Hoosier corridors. 

Indiana Convention Center - Georgia Street Entrance and Hoosier/Crossroads Corridor Intersection
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Light Breakfast Available
8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
Summit Diplomatic Breakfast: The Role for Subnational Diplomacy in Global Security and Economic Prosperity (Invitation Only)
9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Opening Program: Welcome to the 2024 Indiana Global Economic Summit!

The 2024 Indiana Global Economic Summit will kick off with welcoming remarks by Governor Holcomb, setting the tone for the two-day Summit and providing attendees an idea of what to expect while in Indianapolis. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo will greet guests via video, discussing the importance of economic development at the state level, while the program will conclude with a special performance by local students from the International School of Indiana. 

Eric J. Holcomb, Governor, State of Indiana
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Integrating Health Ecosystems and Channeling Innovation to Reach Optimal Outcomes

Integration of diverse health-related sectors is crucial to achieving optimal outcomes for humans, animals, and ecosystems. From groundbreaking pharmaceuticals to cutting-edge medical devices, and advancements in animal health and sustainable agriculture, a connected health ecosystem allows for crucial knowledge sharing and the development of holistic solutions. Imagine the potential of precision medicine informed by animal health research or sustainable agriculture practices safeguarding the resources needed for producing life-saving medications. By encouraging collaboration between these industries, we foster the discovery of powerful synergies that promote individual health, support population wellness, and create a healthier environment for all. This panel aims to explore these interconnections and hear how this thinking shapes leadership in each health space.  

Tim Bettington, Executive VP, Corporate Strategy & Market Development, Elanco Animal Health
Reza Rasoulpour, VP, Regulatory and Stewardship, Corteva Agriscience
Lisa Thompson, Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Government of Ontario
Ivan Tornos, President and CEO, Zimmer Biomet
Vince Wong, CEO, BioCrossroads & Indiana Seed Fund
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
Navigating Global Trade Winds - 2024 Trends

Economic headwinds, geopolitical tensions, and the ongoing digital transformation of trade processes are reshaping the global marketplace. Navigating this dynamic landscape requires a strategic and global approach. Join our panel of experts as they delve into the key trends shaping trade in 2024 and how to manage the impact of global conflicts, optimize supply chains, and harness the power of trade digitization and new technologies. 

Ambassador Lee Feinstein, Former U.S. Ambassador to Poland
Michelle Giuda, CEO, Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue
Kate Kalutkiewicz, Senior Managing Director, McLarty Associates
Ambassador Jovita Neliupšienė, EU Ambassador to the United States, European Union
Ambassador Pjer Šimunović, Ambassador of Croatia to the United States, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Croatia
Nina Tangri, Associate Minister of Small Business, Ontario Associate Ministry of Small Business
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
International Food Stations Open
Hoosier Hallway
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Flash Talk by Ambassador of Ukraine Oksana Markarova

In today's increasingly interconnected and turbulent world, the strategic partnership between Ukraine and the United States demonstrates the critical role of global alliances in promoting stability and resilience. This relationship, characterized by robust cooperation on multiple fronts, including energy security, economic development, and defense, has been particularly vital in the face of ongoing conflict and disruption. The partnership underscores the importance of subnational diplomacy, with U.S. states and Ukrainian regions establishing direct ties to facilitate commerce, resource sharing, and economic cooperation. These subnational relationships complement the broader governmental alliance, providing a decentralized network of support that strengthens both countries' ability to withstand external pressures. This flash talk will provide in-depth insight into a geopolitical conflict affecting global dynamic and keep a human-centered approach at its core.

Marie Harf, Executive Director, Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania
Ambassador Oksana Markarova, Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States, Embassy of Ukraine in the United States
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Accelerating Growth for the Green Built Environment: A Focus on Technology and Heavy Industry

The path towards a sustainable future and building a green economy requires a multifaceted approach - how do we accelerate growth while meeting decarbonization goals and creating a greener built environment? Prioritizing green building technologies and practices that improve efficiency and reduce waste is essential. Simultaneously, driving technological innovation and transformation within heavy industries that underpin our infrastructure is crucial to decarbonize these sector – they have the ability for disproportionate impact in this area. Exploring how these approaches can work in synergy—from sustainable materials sourcing to smart energy management—will guide investments, policies, and actions towards a truly sustainable economy. This expert panel includes government, technology and key heavy industry leaders who are navigating this dynamic and innovating for the future.

Brad Crabtree, Assistant Secretary, Fossil Energy and Carbon Management, U.S. Department of Energy
Hiroshi Ono, President and CEO, Nippon Steel North America, Inc.
Gregory Ronczka, VP, Environment and Sustainability, Heidelberg Materials US, Inc.
Amber Russell, Senior VP Refining, Terminals and Pipelines, bp
Meg Szabo, Managing Editor, Bloomberg Green & Sustainability Events, Bloomberg
Ben Townsend, Global Head of Infrastructure & Sustainability, Google
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Ship Happens: Building Supply Chain Resiliency in Critical Industries

The importance of global supply chain resiliency has become painfully apparent, with pandemic-related or geopolitical disruptions impacting critical industries ranging from automative to technology products and consumer electronics. Building supply chain resiliency is no longer optional but a strategic imperative. Understanding how to create robust networks capable of withstanding shocks, while maintaining efficiency and adaptability, is crucial for economic stability and security. This necessitates a comprehensive approach considering diversification of suppliers, domestic production capabilities, and advanced technologies to enhance visibility and risk prediction across the intricate global networks that underpin critical industries. This expert panel aims to explore how to counter these risks, build resiliency and keep global and national security interests at their core.

Kiva Allgood, Head, Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Supply Chain, World Economic Forum
Pedro Casas-Alatriste, Executive VP and CEO, American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico
Elisabeth Reynolds, Professor of the Practice, Massachussetts Institute of Technology
Jun Sawada, Executive Chairman, NTT
Alexander Tah-Ray Yui, Representative, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
"Taste of Indiana" Break

Join us for a special afternoon break featuring delicious snacks made right here in Indiana!

Hoosier Hallway
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Executive Roundtable - How Advanced Manufacturing and Technological Advancements are Reshaping the Modern Workforce, in collaboration with the World Economic Forum (Invitation Only)
Executive Sessions
Kiva Allgood, Head, Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Supply Chain, World Economic Forum
Ambassador Oksana Markarova, Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States, Embassy of Ukraine in the United States
Brad Moore, President and CEO, Roche Diagnostics North America
Ambassador Jovita Neliupšienė, EU Ambassador to the United States, European Union
Amber Russell, Senior VP Refining, Terminals and Pipelines, bp
Diya Wynn, Responsible AI Lead, Amazon Web Services
3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Beyond the Game (or Race)- The Expanding Global Reach of Sports

Sports transcend language and borders, captivating fans worldwide and what has amplified this has been the reach of network coverage, social media and the elevated global profile of individual athletes and teams. This panel will explore the expanding global influence of athletics across a variety of sports.  How are teams navigating and expanding global reach? It will also delve into how they use communications tools and strategies to harness the brand of individual athletes and teams.  We'll discuss into the cultural exchange, economic impact, and cross-border power of sports. From the creation of jobs to tourism revenue and the global exposure of brands, the economic effects of these sports stretch far beyond the games and races themselves.

Marissa Andretti, Vice President, Andretti Global
Mel Raines, President and COO, Pacers Sports and Entertainment
Julie Roe Lach, Commissioner, Horizon League
Roger VanDerSnick, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, The Indianapolis Colts
4:20 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sustaining the Creative Economy in an AI Future, presented in partnership with GANGGANG

In a rapidly evolving technological landscape, the emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) presents both unprecedented opportunities and challenges for artists and creators worldwide. As AI continues to expand into all walks of life, including art, the fundamental question of authorship and creative ownership becomes increasingly complex. In this session we'll explore the intricate interplay between human creativity and AI-generated content, and the implications for artists striving to receive recognition for their original works.

Kyra Epps, Television Producer, Kyra Epps Productions
Hajj Flemings, CEO, REBRANDX
Eric Tobias, Partner, Forty5
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Hoosier Happy Hour: A Welcome Reception for All Attendees

Don't miss this special Welcome Reception for all Summit attendees in "The Gallery at The Summit", just steps away from the Plenary sessions. The Gallery features "Winding Accord", a collaborative exhibition featuring the works of six contemporary, Indiana-based artists, specially presented by GANGGANG and COMPANION for the 2024 Indiana Global Economic Summit.


Take in the various artworks and get to know your fellow Summit attendees while relaxing with food and drink. 

The Gallery at The Summit

Interested in attending?

The 2024 Indiana Global Economic Summit is at maximum capacity and we are unable to extend additional invitations to attend. Thank you for your interest.

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