The twenty-fifth Bilderberg Meeting was held at the Imperial Hotel, Torquay, England, on 22, 23 and 24 April 1977, under the chairmanship of Lord Home of the Hirsel, K. T.
There were 99 participants, drawn from a variety of fields: government and politics, diplomacy, industry, trade unions, banking, transport, journalism, education and foundation administration. They came from eighteen Western European countries, the United States, Canada and various international organizations. In accordance with the rules adopted at each Meeting, all participants spoke in a purely personal capacity, without in any way committing whatever government or organization to which they might belong. To enable participants to speak frankly, the discussions were confidential with no reporters being admitted.
The Agenda was as follows:
North American and Western European attitudes towards:
(a) the future of the mixed economies in the Western democracies;
(b) the Third World’s demands for restructuring the world order and the political implications of those attitudes.
In addition to the above formal agenda, a half day’s discussion was devoted to
current problems in European-American relations.
During the Conference, Lord Home, the Chairman, read messages which he had exchanged with H.M. Queen Elizabeth on the occasion of this twenty-fifth Bilderberg Meeting, which happened to coincide with Her Majesty’s Jubilee. Lord Home also said that he had sent a private letter to H.R.H. The Prince of the Netherlands, giving thanks for his many years of service to Bilderberg.