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The Full List Of 2013's Bilderberg Attendees
« on: June 03, 2013, 10:25:10 AM »
The Full List Of 2013's Bilderberg Attendees

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 06/03/2013 12:03 -0400

The only thing more ominous for the world than a Hindenburg Omen sighting is a Bilderberg Group meeting. The concentration of politicians and business leaders has meant the organisation, founded at the Bilderberg Hotel near Arnhem in 1954, has faced accusations of secrecy. Meetings take place behind closed doors, with a ban on journalists. We suspect the agenda (how the US and Europe can promote growth, the way 'big data' is changing 'almost everything', the challenges facing the continent of Africa, and the threat of cyber warfare) has been somewhat re-arranged as market volatility picks up and the status quo begins to quake once again.  The annual gathering of the royalty, statesmen, and business leaders, conspiratorially believed to run the world (snubbing their Illuminati peers and Freemason fellows), will take place this week at the Grove Hotel in London, England. The Telegraph provides the full list of attendees below - for those autogrpah seekers - including Britain's George Osborne, US' Henry Kissinger, Peter Sutherland (the chairman of Goldman Sachs), the Fed's Kevin Warsh, Jeff Bezos?, Peter Thiel, Italy's Mario Monti, and Spain's de Guindos.

Bilderberg delegates in full

    Chairman: Henri de Castries, Chairman and CEO, AXA Group
    Paul M. Achleitner, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Deutsche Bank AG
    Josef Ackermann, Chairman of the Board, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd
    Marcus Agius, Former Chairman, Barclays plc
    Helen Alexander, Chairman, UBM plc
    Roger C. Altman, Executive Chairman, Evercore Partners
    Matti Apunen, Director, Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA
    Susan Athey, Professor of Economics, Stanford Graduate School of Business
    Asli Aydintasbas, Columnist, Milliyet Newspaper
    Ali Babacan, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister for Economic and Financial Affairs
    Ed Balls, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
    Francisco Pinto Balsemão, Chairman and CEO, IMPRESA
    Nicolas Barré, Managing Editor, Les Echos
    José Manuel Barroso, President, European Commission
    Nicolas Baverez, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    Olivier de Bavinchove, Commander, Eurocorps
    John Bell, Regius Professor of Medicine, University of Oxford
    Franco Bernabè, Chairman and CEO, Telecom Italia S.p.A.
    Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO,
    Carl Bildt, Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs
    Anders Borg, Swedish Minister for Finance
    Jean François van Boxmeer, CEO, Heineken
    Svein Richard Brandtzæg, President and CEO, Norsk Hydro ASA
    Oscar Bronner, Publisher, Der Standard Medienwelt
    Peter Carrington, Former Honorary Chairman, Bilderberg Meetings
    Juan Luis Cebrián, Executive Chairman, Grupo PRISA
    Edmund Clark, President and CEO, TD Bank Group
    Kenneth Clarke, Cabinet Minister
    Bjarne Corydon, Danish Minister of Finance
    Sherard Cowper-Coles, Business Development Director, International, BAE Systems plc
    Enrico Cucchiani, CEO, Intesa Sanpaolo SpA
    Etienne Davignon, Belgian Minister of State; Former Chairman, Bilderberg Meetings
    Ian Davis, Senior Partner Emeritus, McKinsey & Company
    Robbert H. Dijkgraaf, Director and Leon Levy Professor, Institute for Advanced Study
    Haluk Dinçer, President, Retail and Insurance Group, Sabanci Holding A.S.
    Robert Dudley, Group Chief Executive, BP plc
    Nicholas N. Eberstadt, Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy, American Enterprise Institute
    Espen Barth Eide, Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs
    Börje Ekholm, President and CEO, Investor AB
    Thomas Enders, CEO, EADS
    J. Michael Evans, Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs & Co.
    Ulrik Federspiel, Executive Vice President, Haldor Topsøe A/S
    Martin S.Feldstein, Professor of Economics, Harvard University; President Emeritus, NBER
    François Fillon, Former French Prime Minister
    Mark C. Fishman, President, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
    Douglas J. Flint, Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings plc
    Paul Gallagher, Senior Counsel
    Timothy F Geithner, Former Secretary of the Treasury
    Michael Gfoeller, US Political Consultant
    Donald E. Graham, Chairman and CEO, The Washington Post Company
    Ulrich Grillo, CEO, Grillo-Werke AG
    Lilli Gruber, Journalist - Anchorwoman, La 7 TV
    Luis de Guindos, Spanish Minister of Economy and Competitiveness
    Stuart Gulliver, Group Chief Executive, HSBC Holdings plc
    Felix Gutzwiller, Member of the Swiss Council of States
    Victor Halberstadt, Professor of Economics, Leiden University; Former Honorary Secretary General of Bilderberg Meetings
    Olli Heinonen, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
    Simon Henry, CFO, Royal Dutch Shell plc
    Paul Hermelin, Chairman and CEO, Capgemini Group
    Pablo Isla, Chairman and CEO, Inditex Group
    Kenneth M. Jacobs, Chairman and CEO, Lazard
    James A. Johnson, Chairman, Johnson Capital Partners
    Thomas J. Jordan, Chairman of the Governing Board, Swiss National Bank
    Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., Managing Director, Lazard Freres & Co. LLC
    Robert D. Kaplan, Chief Geopolitical Analyst, Stratfor
    Alex Karp, Founder and CEO, Palantir Technologies
    John Kerr, Independent Member, House of Lords
    Henry A. Kissinger, Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc.
    Klaus Kleinfeld, Chairman and CEO, Alcoa
    Klaas H.W. Knot, President, De Nederlandsche Bank
    Mustafa V Koç,. Chairman, Koç Holding A.S.
    Roland Koch, CEO, Bilfinger SE
    Henry R. Kravis, Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
    Marie-Josée Kravis, Senior Fellow and Vice Chair, Hudson Institute
    André Kudelski, Chairman and CEO, Kudelski Group
    Ulysses Kyriacopoulos, Chairman, S&B Industrial Minerals S.A.
    Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
    J. Kurt Lauk, Chairman of the Economic Council to the CDU, Berlin
    Lawrence Lessig, Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership, Harvard Law School
    Thomas Leysen, Chairman of the Board of Directors, KBC Group
    Christian Lindner, Party Leader, Free Democratic Party (FDP NRW)
    Stefan Löfven, Party Leader, Social Democratic Party (SAP)
    Peter Löscher, President and CEO, Siemens AG
    Peter Mandelson, Chairman, Global Counsel; Chairman, Lazard International
    Jessica T. Mathews, President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
    Frank McKenna, Chair, Brookfield Asset Management
    John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief, The Economist
    Thierry de Montbrial, President, French Institute for International Relations
    Mario Monti, Former Italian Prime Minister
    Craig J. Mundie, Senior Advisor to the CEO, Microsoft Corporation
    Alberto Nagel, CEO, Mediobanca
    H.R.H. Princess Beatrix of The Netherlands
    Andrew Y.Ng, Co-Founder, Coursera
    Jorma Ollila, Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell, plc
    David Omand, Visiting Professor, King's College London
    George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer
    Emanuele Ottolenghi, Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
    Soli Özel, Senior Lecturer, Kadir Has University; Columnist, Habertürk Newspaper
    Alexis Papahelas, Executive Editor, Kathimerini Newspaper
    Safak Pavey, Turkish MP
    Valérie Pécresse, French MP
    Richard N. Perle, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
    David H. Petraeus, General, U.S. Army (Retired)
    Paulo Portas, Portugal Minister of State and Foreign Affairs
    J. Robert S Prichard, Chair, Torys LLP
    Viviane Reding, Vice President and Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, European Commission
    Heather M. Reisman, CEO, Indigo Books & Music Inc.
    Hélène Rey, Professor of Economics, London Business School
    Simon Robertson, Partner, Robertson Robey Associates LLP; Deputy Chairman, HSBC Holdings
    Gianfelice Rocca, Chairman,Techint Group
    Jacek Rostowski, Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister
    Robert E. Rubin, Co-Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Secretary of the Treasury
    Mark Rutte, Dutch Prime Minister
    Andreas Schieder, Austrian State Secretary of Finance
    Eric E. Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google Inc.
    Rudolf Scholten, Member of the Board of Executive Directors, Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG
    António José Seguro, Secretary General, Portuguese Socialist Party
    Jean-Dominique Senard, CEO, Michelin Group
    Kristin Skogen Lund, Director General, Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise
    Anne-Marie Slaughter, Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University
    Peter D. Sutherland, Chairman, Goldman Sachs International
    Martin Taylor, Former Chairman, Syngenta AG
    Tidjane Thiam, Group CEO, Prudential plc
    Peter A. Thiel, President, Thiel Capital
    Craig B. Thompson, President and CEO, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    Jakob Haldor Topsøe, Partner, AMBROX Capital A/S
    Jutta Urpilainen, Finnish Minister of Finance
    Daniel L. Vasella, Honorary Chairman, Novartis AG
    Peter R. Voser, CEO, Royal Dutch Shell plc
    Brad Wall, Premier of Saskatchewan Province, Canada
    Jacob Wallenberg, Chairman, Investor AB
    Kevin Warsh, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, The Hoover Institution, Stanford University
    Galen G.Weston, Executive Chairman, Loblaw Companies Limited
    Baroness Williams of Crosby, Member, House of Lords
    Martin H. Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator, The Financial Times
    James D. Wolfensohn, Chairman and CEO, Wolfensohn and Company
    David Wright, Vice Chairman, Barclays plc
    Robert B. Zoellick, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
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Bilderberg agenda: Western elites meet to determine the future of Middle East and Africa

Published time: June 04, 2013 23:12
Edited time: June 05, 2013 00:02

Grove Hotel near Watford.(Photo from

During the world’s most secretive gathering the Bilderberg Group is set to discuss topics including cyber warfare, US foreign policy, “developments in the Middle East” and “Africa’s challenges” despite the glaring absence of regional representatives.

The Bilderberg Group, long criticized for a lack of transparency, has revealed details of its upcoming meeting. This year 138 politicians, bank bosses, billionaires, chief executives and European royalty have confirmed their attendance to the invitation-only event, set to take place in Watford, England. The list notably includes only 14 women.

The group is comprised largely of individuals from financial and business backgrounds - there will be nearly three dozen CEOs and more than two dozen Chairmen of banks and petroleum giants. Twenty-three financial institutions will be represented at the five-star Grove Hotel near Watford, Hertfordshire, including Goldman Sachs.

As the list was released, critics could not help but point fingers at problems some of the attendees are currently facing in their respective fields.

Special attention has been placed on Amazon’s founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and Google’s Eric Schmidt, as the two are currently facing unprecedented political pressure over their tax avoidance strategies. Google, for its part, has faced scrutiny amid reports that it paid just £10 million in corporation tax in Britain between 2006 and 2011, despite revenues of £11.9 billion.

Chancellor George Osborne and his Labour shadow Ed Balls, who have been making headlines with their spending and tax offers for the UK, will also rub shoulders with other participants of the Bilderberg Conference.

One of the guests is group chairman of HSBC Holdings plc, which faced a stringent investigation in 2012 for allegedly assisting in the laundering of money from Mexico, Iran and Syria for terrorist networks and drugs cartels.

Among guests there are also the 75th and 70th US Treasury Secretaries, Tim Geithner and Robert Rubin, respectively.

Activists protest on June 9, 2011 in front of the Suvretta House five-star hotel in the chic Swiss ski station of St Moritz,
where the Bilderberg Group is holding its annual meeting.(AFP Photo / Fabrice Coffrini)

There will be other leading figures such as Christine Lagarde, head of the IMF, former US secretary of state and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Henry Kissinger, and David Petraeus, the former director of the CIA.

The list of prestigious names also includes the former Prime Ministers of France and Italy, François Fillon and Mario Monti.

There will also be scholars from some of the world’s most prestigious universities - one from Harvard University, two from Stanford, and one from both Oxford and Princeton.

Starting June 6 for three days, the delegates will be discussing of the record a list of topics of universal importance, determining how the world should proceed.

“The conference has always been a forum for informal, off-the-record discussions about megatrends and the major issues facing the world,” a Bilderberg spokesman said in a press release.

Originally founded in 1954 to foster dialogue between Europe and North America, this year’s topics include an expansive range of issues.

With Europe still trying to find solutions for financial problems and growing unemployment, the elite guests are set to discuss “jobs, entitlement and debt”, “politics of the European Union” and the broadly defined “current affairs”.

Among the 12 “key topics” for this year’s conference are “developments in the Middle East” and “Africa’s challenges.” The inclusion of “Africa’s challenges” is an interesting choice, as the guest list is notably absent of any major (or minor) political or academic figures from that vast continent.

Despite Bilderberg’s traditional exclusion of other areas of the world, six Turkish attendees are slated to be the only Middle Eastern voices at the conference. The inclusion of a large contingent from that country comes at an auspicious time, as political demonstrations continue throughout Turkey in opposition to the ruling AKP party.

The overlapping agendas of political and private sector leaders, as well as current and former political leaders is enough to make even the most conservative of observers start to wonder what may bear fruit as a result of the top-level, off-the-record conference.

As with gatherings of the G-8 and other international organizations such as the World Trade Organization, which tend to draw large, disruptive groups of demonstrators, Bilderberg has prepared a robust security apparatus to keep things running smoothly.

According to various reports by British media, UK taxpayers will have to bear the brunt of the ‘exceptional costs’ to police the meeting, which takes place in that country for the first time since 1998.

RW - I rather doubt that these get togethers are topic discussions in which decisions are made. More likely the decisions have already been made and those gathered tgether are being given their marching orders, with the likes of Kissinger acting as messenger boys for the nameless elite.
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Bilderberg agenda: Western elites meet to determine the future of Middle East and Africa

RW - I rather doubt that these get togethers are topic discussions in which decisions are made. More likely the decisions have already been made and those gathered tgether are being given their marching orders, with the likes of Kissinger acting as messenger boys for the nameless elite.

Populist types fail to realize what a grind all these meetings must be (Davos, Bilderberg, Clinton & Gates confabs etc).  Sure the food is passable & plenty of boys & girls for entertainment but still, listening to BS speeches for several weekends per year not my idea of fun.