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Indiana governor heading to World Economic Forum in Davos

May 20, 2022 GMT
FILE - Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb speaks with reporters at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis Feb. 23, 2022. Indiana Republicans aren't showing signs of putting the brakes on rising state gasoline taxes even as the state government continues its streak of fast-growing tax collections. Democrats have been calling over the past week for Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb to issue an emergency order suspending the gas tax or for the GOP-dominated Legislature to do so when lawmakers hold a one-day meeting next week. (AP Photo/Tom Davies)
FILE - Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb speaks with reporters at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis Feb. 23, 2022. Indiana Republicans aren't showing signs of putting the brakes on rising state gasoline taxes even as the state government continues its streak of fast-growing tax collections. Democrats have been calling over the past week for Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb to issue an emergency order suspending the gas tax or for the GOP-dominated Legislature to do so when lawmakers hold a one-day meeting next week. (AP Photo/Tom Davies)
FILE - Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb speaks with reporters at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis Feb. 23, 2022. Indiana Republicans aren't showing signs of putting the brakes on rising state gasoline taxes even as the state government continues its streak of fast-growing tax collections. Democrats have been calling over the past week for Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb to issue an emergency order suspending the gas tax or for the GOP-dominated Legislature to do so when lawmakers hold a one-day meeting next week. (AP Photo/Tom Davies)
FILE - Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb speaks with reporters at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis Feb. 23, 2022. Indiana Republicans aren't showing signs of putting the brakes on rising state gasoline taxes even as the state government continues its streak of fast-growing tax collections. Democrats have been calling over the past week for Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb to issue an emergency order suspending the gas tax or for the GOP-dominated Legislature to do so when lawmakers hold a one-day meeting next week. (AP Photo/Tom Davies)
FILE - Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb speaks with reporters at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis Feb. 23, 2022. Indiana Republicans aren't showing signs of putting the brakes on rising state gasoline taxes even as the state government continues its streak of fast-growing tax collections. Democrats have been calling over the past week for Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb to issue an emergency order suspending the gas tax or for the GOP-dominated Legislature to do so when lawmakers hold a one-day meeting next week. (AP Photo/Tom Davies)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb will be traveling to Switzerland for the gathering of global business and government leaders at the World Economic Forum, his office announced Friday.

The Republican governor is scheduled to participate in a panel discussion Monday in Davos about high-tech manufacturing with business and labor union executives.

“Davos 2022 facilitates conversations between global thinkers, international dignitaries, government and business leaders to share their visions for the year ahead,” Holcomb said in a statement. “I’m proud to represent Indiana on a world stage to discuss all the innovative ways Hoosiers can be part of the solution regarding the myriad of challenges facing our state and world today.”

Forum organizers expect more than 2,500 participants from business, civil society, media and government to attend, including more than 50 heads of state and government. It is the first in-person meeting of the forum in two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Holcomb is scheduled to travel to Switzerland on Saturday and return to Indiana on Monday. The trip’s cost is being paid through private contributions to the Indiana Economic Development Foundation, the governor’s office said.