The following press release and participants list was obtained from the official website of Bilderberg Meetings. Participant lists from nearly every Bilderberg Meeting since 1954 are also available as well as tax returns for the non-profit U.S.-based corporation American Friends of Bilderberg from 2007 – 2009, 2010, 2011.
6-9 June 2013
LIST OF PARTICIPANTS
|Castries, Henri de
|Chairman and CEO, AXA Group
|Achleitner, Paul M.
|Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Deutsche Bank AG
|Chairman of the Board, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd
|Former Chairman, Barclays plc
|Chairman, UBM plc
|Altman, Roger C.
|Executive Chairman, Evercore Partners
|Director, Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA
|Professor of Economics, Stanford Graduate School of Business
|Columnist, Milliyet Newspaper
|Deputy Prime Minister for Economic and Financial Affairs
|Balls, Edward M.
|Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
|Balsemão, Francisco Pinto
|Chairman and CEO, IMPRESA
|Managing Editor, Les Echos
|Barroso, José M. Durão
|President, European Commission
|Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
|Bavinchove, Olivier de
|Regius Professor of Medicine, University of Oxford
|Chairman and CEO, Telecom Italia S.p.A.
|Founder and CEO, Amazon.com
|Minister for Foreign Affairs
|Minister for Finance
|Boxmeer, Jean François van
|Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO, Heineken N.V.
|Brandtzæg, Svein Richard
|President and CEO, Norsk Hydro ASA
|Publisher, Der Standard Medienwelt
|Former Honorary Chairman, Bilderberg Meetings
|Cebrián, Juan Luis
|Executive Chairman, Grupo PRISA
|Clark, W. Edmund
|President and CEO, TD Bank Group
|Member of Parliament
|Minister of Finance
|Business Development Director, International, BAE Systems plc
|Cucchiani, Enrico Tommaso
|CEO, Intesa Sanpaolo SpA
|Minister of State; Former Chairman, Bilderberg Meetings
|Senior Partner Emeritus, McKinsey & Company
|Dijkgraaf, Robbert H.
|Director and Leon Levy Professor, Institute for Advanced Study
|President, Retail and Insurance Group, Sabancı Holding A.S.
|Group Chief Executive, BP plc
|Eberstadt, Nicholas N.
|Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy, American Enterprise Institute
|Eide, Espen Barth
|Minister of Foreign Affairs
|President and CEO, Investor AB
|Evans, J. Michael
|Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs & Co.
|Executive Vice President, Haldor Topsøe A/S
|Feldstein, Martin S.
|Professor of Economics, Harvard University; President Emeritus, NBER
|Former Prime Minister
|Fishman, Mark C.
|President, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
|Flint, Douglas J.
|Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings plc
|Geithner, Timothy F.
|Former Secretary of the Treasury
|Graham, Donald E.
|Chairman and CEO, The Washington Post Company
|CEO, Grillo-Werke AG
|Journalist - Anchorwoman, La 7 TV
|Guindos, Luis de
|Minister of Economy and Competitiveness
|Group Chief Executive, HSBC Holdings plc
|Member of the Swiss Council of States
|Professor of Economics, Leiden University; Former Honorary Secretary General of Bilderberg Meetings
|Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
|CFO, Royal Dutch Shell plc
|Chairman and CEO, Capgemini Group
|Chairman and CEO, Inditex Group
|Jacobs, Kenneth M.
|Chairman and CEO, Lazard
|Johnson, James A.
|Chairman, Johnson Capital Partners
|Jordan, Thomas J.
|Chairman of the Governing Board, Swiss National Bank
|Jordan, Jr., Vernon E.
|Managing Director, Lazard Freres & Co. LLC
|Kaplan, Robert D.
|Chief Geopolitical Analyst, Stratfor
|Founder and CEO, Palantir Technologies
|Independent Member, House of Lords
|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.
|CEO, Bilfinger SE
|Kravis, Henry R.
|Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
|Senior Fellow and Vice Chair, Hudson Institute
|Chairman and CEO, Kudelski Group
|Chairman, S&B Industrial Minerals S.A.
|Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
|Lauk, Kurt J.
|Chairman of the Economic Council to the CDU, Berlin
|Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership, Harvard Law School; Director, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University
|Chairman of the Board of Directors, KBC Group
|Party Leader, Free Democratic Party (FDP NRW)
|Party Leader, Social Democratic Party (SAP)
|President and CEO, Siemens AG
|Chairman, Global Counsel; Chairman, Lazard International
|Mathews, Jessica T.
|President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
|Chair, Brookfield Asset Management
|Editor-in-Chief, The Economist
|Montbrial, Thierry de
|President, French Institute for International Relations
|Former Prime Minister
|Mundie, Craig J.
|Senior Advisor to the CEO, Microsoft Corporation
|Netherlands, H.R.H. Princess Beatrix of The
|Ng, Andrew Y.
|Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell, plc
|Visiting Professor, King's College London
|Chancellor of the Exchequer
|Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
|Senior Lecturer, Kadir Has University; Columnist, Habertürk Newspaper
|Executive Editor, Kathimerini Newspaper
|Member of Parliament (CHP)
|Member of Parliament (UMP)
|Perle, Richard N.
|Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
|Petraeus, David H.
|General, U.S. Army (Retired)
|Minister of State and Foreign Affairs
|Prichard, J. Robert S.
|Chair, Torys LLP
|Vice President and Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, European Commission
|Reisman, Heather M.
|CEO, Indigo Books & Music Inc.
|Professor of Economics, London Business School
|Partner, Robertson Robey Associates LLP; Deputy Chairman, HSBC Holdings
|Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister
|Rubin, Robert E.
|Co-Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Secretary of the Treasury
|State Secretary of Finance
|Schmidt, Eric E.
|Executive Chairman, Google Inc.
|Member of the Board of Executive Directors, Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG
|Seguro, António José
|Secretary General, Socialist Party
|CEO, Michelin Group
|Skogen Lund, Kristin
|Director General, Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise
|Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University
|Sutherland, Peter D.
|Chairman, Goldman Sachs International
|Former Chairman, Syngenta AG
|Group CEO, Prudential plc
|Thiel, Peter A.
|President, Thiel Capital
|Thompson, Craig B.
|President and CEO, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
|Topsøe, Jakob Haldor
|Partner, AMBROX Capital A/S
|Minister of Finance
|Vasella, Daniel L.
|Honorary Chairman, Novartis AG
|Voser, Peter R.
|CEO, Royal Dutch Shell plc
|Premier of Saskatchewan
|Chairman, Investor AB
|Distinguished Visiting Fellow, The Hoover Institution, Stanford University
|Weston, Galen G.
|Executive Chairman, Loblaw Companies Limited
|Williams of Crosby, Shirley
|Member, House of Lords
|Wolf, Martin H.
|Chief Economics Commentator, The Financial Times
|Wolfensohn, James D.
|Chairman and CEO, Wolfensohn and Company
|Vice Chairman, Barclays plc
|Zoellick, Robert B.
|Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
The 61st Bilderberg meeting is set to take place from 6 until 9 June 2013 in Hertfordshire, UK. A total of around 140 participants from 21 European and North American 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 key topics for discussion this year include:
• Can the US and Europe grow faster and create jobs?
• Jobs, entitlement and debt
• How big data is changing almost everything
• Nationalism and populism
• US foreign policy
• Africa’s challenges
• Cyber warfare and the proliferation of asymmetric threats
• Major trends in medical research
• Online education: promise and impacts
• Politics of the European Union
• Developments in the Middle East
• Current affairs
Founded in 1954, Bilderberg is an annual conference designed to foster dialogue between Europe and North America.
Every year, between 120-150 political leaders and experts from industry, finance, academia and the media are invited to take part in the conference. About two thirds of the participants come from Europe and the rest from North America; one third from politics and government and the rest from other fields.
The conference has always been a forum for informal, off-the-record discussions about megatrends and the major issues facing the world. Thanks to the private nature of the conference, the participants are not bound by the conventions of office or by pre-agreed positions. As such, they can take time to listen, reflect and gather insights.
There is no detailed agenda, no resolutions are proposed, no votes are taken, and no policy statements are issued.