The 2017 Bilderberg meeting is currently taking place in Chantilly Virginia. The meeting is scheduled to begin today, and end on June 4th. The International Business Times reported that the meeting is taking Trump seriously, placing a promised “progress report” on his administration as the first item on their agenda.
According to the press release for the conference, topics of discussion will include:
The press release for this year’s meeting described the conference takes place under what it called the “Chatham House Rule,” where participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speakers nor any other participant may be revealed.
Stringent security and privacy policies surrounding the conference has provoked speculation over the decades since the meeting’s founding in 1954. The meeting includes prominent figures from North America and Europe. According to the Bilderberg press release, no minutes are taken and no report is written on the meeting. The statement added that no resolutions are proposed, no votes are taken, and no policy statements are issued during the conference.
Yesterday Wikileaks tweeted in reference to the 2017 Bilderberg meeting, including a link to the Bilderberg meeting press release.
Notable Participants for this year’s conference will include Henry Kissinger, former CIA Director David Petraeus, Trump National Security Adviser General H.R. McMaster, Open Society Board Member Andrew Stern, Sen. Lindsey Graham, Sen. Tom Cotton, Eric Schmidt, Terry McAuliffe, former CIA Director John Brennan, Lawrence Summers of Harvard, and billionaire Peter Thiel.
The entire participants list for the 2017 Bilderberg conference is provided by the Bilderberg Meeting site:
Castries, Henri de (FRA), Former Chairman and CEO, AXA; President of Institut Montaigne
Achleitner, Paul M. (DEU), Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Deutsche Bank AG
Adonis, Andrew (GBR), Chair, National Infrastructure Commission
Agius, Marcus (GBR), Chairman, PA Consulting Group
Akyol, Mustafa (TUR), Senior Visiting Fellow, Freedom Project at Wellesley College
Alstadheim, Kjetil B. (NOR), Political Editor, Dagens Næringsliv
Altman, Roger C. (USA), Founder and Senior Chairman, Evercore
Arnaut, José Luis (PRT), Managing Partner, CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut
Barroso, José M. Durão (PRT), Chairman, Goldman Sachs International
Bäte, Oliver (DEU), CEO, Allianz SE
Baumann, Werner (DEU), Chairman, Bayer AG
Baverez, Nicolas (FRA), Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Benko, René (AUT), Founder and Chairman of the Advisory Board, SIGNA Holding GmbH
Berner, Anne-Catherine (FIN), Minister of Transport and Communications
Botín, Ana P. (ESP), Executive Chairman, Banco Santander
Brandtzæg, Svein Richard (NOR), President and CEO, Norsk Hydro ASA
Brennan, John O. (USA), Senior Advisor, Kissinger Associates Inc.
Bsirske, Frank (DEU), Chairman, United Services Union
Buberl, Thomas (FRA), CEO, AXA
Bunn, M. Elaine (USA), Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
Burns, William J. (USA), President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Çakiroglu, Levent (TUR), CEO, Koç Holding A.S.
Çamlibel, Cansu (TUR), Washington DC Bureau Chief, Hürriyet Newspaper
Cebrián, Juan Luis (ESP), Executive Chairman, PRISA and El País
Clemet, Kristin (NOR), CEO, Civita
Cohen, David S. (USA), Former Deputy Director, CIA
Collison, Patrick (USA), CEO, Stripe
Cotton, Tom (USA), Senator
Cui, Tiankai (CHN), Ambassador to the United States
Döpfner, Mathias (DEU), CEO, Axel Springer SE
Elkann, John (ITA), Chairman, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Enders, Thomas (DEU), CEO, Airbus SE
Federspiel, Ulrik (DNK), Group Executive, Haldor Topsøe Holding A/S
Ferguson, Jr., Roger W. (USA), President and CEO, TIAA
Ferguson, Niall (USA), Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Gianotti, Fabiola (ITA), Director General, CERN
Gozi, Sandro (ITA), State Secretary for European Affairs
Graham, Lindsey (USA), Senator
Greenberg, Evan G. (USA), Chairman and CEO, Chubb Group
Griffin, Kenneth (USA), Founder and CEO, Citadel Investment Group, LLC
Gruber, Lilli (ITA), Editor-in-Chief and Anchor “Otto e mezzo”, La7 TV
Guindos, Luis de (ESP), Minister of Economy, Industry and Competiveness
Haines, Avril D. (USA), Former Deputy National Security Advisor
Halberstadt, Victor (NLD), Professor of Economics, Leiden University
Hamers, Ralph (NLD), Chairman, ING Group
Hedegaard, Connie (DNK), Chair, KR Foundation
Hennis-Plasschaert, Jeanine (NLD), Minister of Defence, The Netherlands