Sam Pirtoda, Advisor to Indian Prime Minister on Public Information Infrastructure & Innovations is Chairman of IJGPS from Indian Side. Shiozaki Yasuhisa is also IJGPS 2013 Chairman. Yasuhisa has served as the Chief Cabinet Secretary to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe until August 2007. Vibhav Kant Upadhyay is founder and Director General of IJGPS 2013. He is also the Chairman of India Centre Foundation.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is also expected to address the the summit this year.
The key policy makers from the Indian side who will be delivering their thoughts at the summit include Indian commerce minister Anand Sharma, telecoms minister Kapil Sibbal, Information and Broadcasting minister Manish Tiwari, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Haryana's CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda. India's former president Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam is also expected to address the summit.
From the Japanese side Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology; Hakuban Shimomura, Vice-Minister- International Affairs, METI Japan; Yohimasa Hayashi, Agriculture, Forestry & Fishries minister will address the summit.
Expected key speakers at IJGPS 2013 from the world of business include big names like Chairman of Reliance Industries Limited Mukesh Ambani; Wipro's Chairman Azim Prem Ji; Co-chairman and MD of Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd. Hari S. Bhartia; Japan sponsored Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor and Development Corporation's CEO & MD Amitabh Kant; Noboyuki Nagashima, DG, JETRO India; Koji Omi, Founder & Chairman, STS Forum India; Prof. (Dr.) Haruo Shimada President, Chiba University, Japan.
IJGPS was announced in the year 2000, by the then Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and the Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori, on the latter's historical visit to India. The vision is to create this summit as an institution that will strengthen the India-Japan Global Partnership by creating a new socio-economic framework based on the principle of E-E-S (Energy - efficiency, Environmental responsibility and Sustainability).
IJGPS work under the guiding principle of R-M-E (Relationaship-Mechanism-Execution-Empowerment-Economy), which promotes and fosters strong and pragmatic partnerships. The R-M-E model advocates formation of a strong Relationship first, followed by deliberations to devise Mechanism so as to bring about effective Execution leading to social Empowerment and holistic and robust Economy. The summit aims is to develop a global model of this framework for India, Japan, Asia and the rest of the world.