The Bilderberg Group was officially formed in 1954 with its first conference at the Hotel de Bilderberg in Oosterbeek, Netherlands. The group was created to bring together leaders from European countries and the United States with the aim of promoting Atlanticism. (better understanding between the cultures of the United States and Western Europe to foster co-operation on political, economic and defense issues.) Historically, attendees of the Bilderberg Groups meetings have been mostly bankers, politicians, and directors of large businesses. The group is notoriously secretive, and even though prominent members of the main stream media attend the groups conferences, there is never any reporting by these attendees on what goes on behind the closed doors of the Bilderberg Group.
The secretive nature of the meetings, along with the attendance of political, and business elite, give the group great opportunities to steer policy, and create crises to promote their own financial or ideological agendas.
Denis Healey, a Bilderberg group founder said: “To say we were striving for a one-world government is exaggerated, but not wholly unfair. Those of us in Bilderberg felt we couldn’t go on forever fighting one another for nothing and killing people and rendering millions homeless. So we felt that a single community throughout the world would be a good thing.”
Of the 2015 meeting of the Bilderberg Group, Washington Times reporter Dave Boyer says: “Depending on your level of suspicion, the Bilderberg Group is either a secretive group of powerful elites bent on global domination or a secretive group of powerful elites with big ideas and bigger heads.”
Either way, The Bilderberg Group is a secretive group of powerful elites. And when people like that meet, you can bet they are making decisions to benefit themselves, even at the expense of the rest of us.
The 63rd Bilderberg conference is set to take place from 11 – 14 June 2015 in Telfs-Buchen, Austria. A total of around 140 participants from 22 countries have confirmed their attendance. As ever, a diverse group of political leaders and experts from industry, finance, academia and the media have been invited. The list of participants is available on www.bilderbergmeetings.org
The publicly acknowledged key topics for discussion at this years Bilderberg meeting include:
- Artificial Intelligence
- Chemical Weapons Threats
- Current Economic Issues
- European Strategy
- Middle East
- United Kingdom
- US Elections
The Attendees of the 2015 Bilderberg Conference include:
|Castries, Henri de
|Chairman and CEO, AXA Group
|Achleitner, Paul M.
|Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Deutsche Bank AG
|Non-Executive Chairman, PA Consulting Group
|Director, Danish Intelligence Service (DDIS)
|Allen, John R.
|Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, US Department of State
|Altman, Roger C.
|Executive Chairman, Evercore
|Director of Transitions Forum, Legatum Institute
|Director, Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA
|CEO and President, Markle Foundation
|Balls, Edward M.
|Former Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
|Balsemão, Francisco Pinto
|Chairman, Impresa SGPS
|Barroso, José M. Durão
|Former President of the European Commission
|Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
|Founder, SIGNA Holding GmbH
|Chairman, FB Group SRL
|Beurden, Ben van
|CEO, Royal Dutch Shell plc
|Director, Institut Montaigne
|Special Adviser on Financial and Economic Affairs to the President
|Botín, Ana P.
|Chairman, Banco Santander
|Brandtzæg, Svein Richard
|President and CEO, Norsk Hydro ASA
|Publisher, Standard Verlagsgesellschaft
|President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
|Director General, DGSI
|Castries, Henri de
|Chairman, Bilderberg Meetings; Chairman and CEO, AXA Group
|Cebrián, Juan Luis
|Executive Chairman, Grupo PRISA
|Clark, W. Edmund
|Retired Executive, TD Bank Group
|Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank
|Editor, Editorials and Comment, National Post
|Damberg, Mikael L.
|Minister for Enterprise and Innovation
|De Gucht, Karel
|Former EU Trade Commissioner, State Minister
|Donilon, Thomas E.
|Former U.S. National Security Advisor; Partner and Vice Chair, O’Melveny & Myers LLP
|CEO, Axel Springer SE
|President, Royal Academy of Engineering
|Vice President for Engineering, Advanced Technology and Projects, Google
|Political Editor, Aftenposten
|CEO, TV 2 Danmark A/S
|Chairman and CEO, EXOR; Chairman, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
|CEO, Airbus Group
|CEO, JP Morgan Asset Management
|Chairman, BBC Trust
|Executive Vice President, Haldor Topsøe A/S
|Feldstein, Martin S.
|President Emeritus, NBER; Professor of Economics, Harvard University
|Flint, Douglas J.
|Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings plc
|Chairman of the Board, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
|Fresco, Louise O.
|President and Chairman Executive Board, Wageningen University and Research Centre
|Founder and CEO, Citadel Investment Group, LLC
|Executive Editor and Anchor “Otto e mezzo”, La7 TV
|Professor of Economics, Sciences Po
|Managing Partner, ELIG Law Firm
|Former Chancellor of the Republic of Austria
|Professor of Economics, Leiden University
|Chairman, UniCredit Bank Austria AG
|Vice President of Engineering, Google DeepMind
|CEO, Siemens Austria
|Vice Chairman, BlackRock Inc.
|Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, LinkedIn
|Chairman, Munich Security Conference
|Jacobs, Kenneth M.
|Chairman and CEO, Lazard
|CEO, Gruner + Jahr
|Johnson, James A.
|Chairman, Johnson Capital Partners
|Mayor of Bordeaux, Former Prime Minister
|President and CEO, Siemens AG
|CEO, Palantir Technologies
|University Professor, Sciences Po
|Deputy Chairman, Scottish Power
|MP, Turkish Parliament
|Kissinger, Henry A.
|Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc.
|Chairman and CEO, Alcoa
|Knot, Klaas H.W.
|President, De Nederlandsche Bank
|Koç, Mustafa V.
|Chairman, Koç Holding A.S.
|Kravis, Henry R.
|Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
|Senior Fellow and Vice Chair, Hudson Institute
|Chairman and CEO, Kudelski Group
|President, Globe Capital Partners
|CEO, The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise
|Chief Legal Officer, HSBC Holdings plc
|Leyen, Ursula von der
|Minister of Defence
|Chairman of the Board of Directors, KBC Group
|Senior Research Fellow, ICSR, King’s College London
|Markus Lassen, Christina
|Head of Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Security Policy and Stabilisation
|Mathews, Jessica T.
|Distinguished Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
|Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
|Vice-President of the State Council, Department of Security, Police and the Economy of Geneva
|McKay, David I.
|President and CEO, Royal Bank of Canada
|Columnist, Professor of Political Science, Istanbul University
|CEO, The Messina Group
|Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg LP
|Minton Beddoes, Zanny
|Editor-in-Chief, The Economist
|Senator-for-life; President, Bocconi University
|Executive Director, The Finnish Family Firms Association
|Mundie, Craig J.
|Principal, Mundie & Associates
|Chairperson, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
|Netherlands, H.R.H. Princess Beatrix of the
|CEO, Ryanair Plc
|First Secretary of State and Chancellor of the Exchequer
|Columnist, Haberturk Newspaper; Senior Lecturer, Kadir Has University
|Group CEO, Titan Cement Co.
|President, Public Establishment of the Palace, Museum and National Estate of Versailles
|Perle, Richard N.
|Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
|Petraeus, David H.
|Chairman, KKR Global Institute
|Honorary President of The Hellenic Council of State
|Reisman, Heather M.
|Chair and CEO, Indigo Books & Music Inc.
|Chairman, Techint Group
|CEO, OMV Austria
|Rubin, Robert E.
|Co Chair, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Secretary of the Treasury
|Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
|Chairman and Partner, Macro Advisory Partners
|Sayek Böke, Selin
|Vice President, Republican People’s Party
|Schmidt, Eric E.
|Executive Chairman, Google Inc.
|CEO, Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG
|CEO, Michelin Group
|CEO, Raiffeisen Bank International AG
|Secretary General, NATO
|Ministers of Finance
|Deputy Minister of Defense
|Sutherland, Peter D.
|UN Special Representative; Chairman, Goldman Sachs International
|Chairman, BP plc; Chairman, AB Volvo
|CEO, The Government Pension Fund Norway
|Thiel, Peter A.
|President, Thiel Capital
|President, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy
|Director-General, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
|Vitorino, António M.
|Partner, Cuetrecasas, Concalves Pereira, RL
|Chairman, Investor AB
|Partner, Mercury LLC
|Wolf, Martin H.
|Chief Economics Commentator, The Financial Times
|Wolfensohn, James D.
|Chairman and CEO, Wolfensohn and Company
|Zoellick, Robert B.
|Chairman, Board of International Advisors, The Goldman Sachs Group