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INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana is hosting The Global Economic Summit this Memorial Day weekend, an event that will bring in people from around the world to focus on innovation and new technologies.

In an interview on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick, Indiana Secretary of Commerce Brad Chambers said they’ve already had to close registration.

“We have had 800 people register for this event; we have had to close registration,” said Chambers. “We’ve got 25 countries participating. The governor likes to say he wants to take Indiana to the world and bring the world to Indiana. Well, the world is coming to Indiana at the end of May.”

The summit runs from May 26-29 at the Indiana convention Center. High-profile speakers such as former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and Saab CEO Micael Johansson will headline the event.

Chambers sees the Global Economic Summit as a way for Indiana to showcase its ability to innovate on a global scale.

“There’s a lot of these conversations that happen globally and it’s all talk. Indiana is a state with Midwestern values and takes that talk and converts it to action,” he told Inside Indiana Business. “So, we really want to take these innovative conversations from these global thought leaders, distill them in Indiana and then put them into action for the benefit of our world, really.”