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    Bilderberg Group worldwide meeting


    Event Announcement

    The Bilderberg Group will reconvene in 2015 with their meeting focusing on a unified geopolitical strategy at the opulent Interalpen Hotel, in the Austrian mountains near Telfs.  June 11-14, 2015.

    Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol

    Note: By invitation only.


    We’ll leave it to our readers to decide how significant this all is, but the agenda, attendee list (below)  and this article raised our eyebrows:


    Venue: Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol

    Address: Doktor-Hans-Liebherr-Alpenstraße 1, 6410 Telfs-Buchen/Seefeld, Austria

    63rd Bilderberg conference to take place from 11 – 14 June 2015 in Telfs-Buchen, Austria.

    Telfs-Buchen, 8 June 2015 – 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 

    The key topics for discussion this year include:

    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Cybersecurity
    • Chemical Weapons Threats
    • Current Economic Issues
    • European Strategy
    • Globalisation
    • Greece
    • Iran
    • Middle East
    • NATO
    • Russia
    • Terrorism
    • United Kingdom
    • USA
    • US Elections

    Founded in 1954, the Bilderberg conference is an annual meeting 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; approximately one third from politics and government and the rest from other fields.

    The conference is a forum for informal discussions about major issues facing the world. The meetings are held under the Chatham House Rule, which states that participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s) nor of any other participant may be revealed.

    Thanks to the private nature of the conference, the participants are not bound by the conventions of their office or by pre-agreed positions. As such, they can take time to listen, reflect and gather insights. There is no desired outcome, no minutes are taken and no report is written. Furthermore, no resolutions are proposed, no votes are taken, and no policy statements are issued.

    Final list of Participants


    Castries, Henri de Chairman and CEO, AXA Group FRA
    Achleitner, Paul M. Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Deutsche Bank AG DEU
    Agius, Marcus Non-Executive Chairman, PA Consulting Group GBR
    Ahrenkiel, Thomas Director, Danish Intelligence Service (DDIS) DNK
    Allen, John R. Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, US Department of State USA
    Altman, Roger C. Executive Chairman, Evercore USA
    Applebaum, Anne Director of Transitions Forum, Legatum Institute POL
    Apunen, Matti Director, Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA FIN
    Baird, Zoë CEO and President, Markle Foundation USA
    Balls, Edward M. Former Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer GBR
    Balsemão, Francisco Pinto Chairman, Impresa SGPS PRT
    Barroso, José M. Durão Former President of the European Commission PRT
    Baverez, Nicolas Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP FRA
    Benko, René Founder, SIGNA Holding GmbH AUT
    Bernabè, Franco Chairman, FB Group SRL ITA
    Beurden, Ben van CEO, Royal Dutch Shell plc NLD
    Bigorgne, Laurent Director, Institut Montaigne FRA
    Boone, Laurence Special Adviser on Financial and Economic Affairs to the President FRA
    Botín, Ana P. Chairman, Banco Santander ESP
    Brandtzæg, Svein Richard President and CEO, Norsk Hydro ASA NOR
    Bronner, Oscar Publisher, Standard Verlagsgesellschaft AUT
    Burns, William President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace USA
    Calvar, Patrick Director General, DGSI FRA
    Castries, Henri de Chairman, Bilderberg Meetings; Chairman and CEO, AXA Group FRA
    Cebrián, Juan Luis Executive Chairman, Grupo PRISA ESP
    Clark, W. Edmund Retired Executive, TD Bank Group CAN
    Coeuré, Benoît Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank INT
    Coyne, Andrew Editor, Editorials and Comment, National Post CAN
    Damberg, Mikael L. Minister for Enterprise and Innovation SWE
    De Gucht, Karel Former EU Trade Commissioner, State Minister BEL
    Dijsselbloem, Jeroen Minister of Finance NLD
    Donilon, Thomas E. Former U.S. National Security Advisor; Partner and Vice Chair, O’Melveny & Myers LLP USA
    Döpfner, Mathias CEO, Axel Springer SE DEU
    Dowling, Ann President, Royal Academy of Engineering GBR
    Dugan, Regina Vice President for Engineering, Advanced Technology and Projects, Google USA
    Eilertsen, Trine Political Editor, Aftenposten NOR
    Eldrup, Merete CEO, TV 2 Danmark A/S DNK
    Elkann, John Chairman and CEO, EXOR; Chairman, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles ITA
    Enders, Thomas CEO, Airbus Group DEU
    Erdoes, Mary CEO, JP Morgan Asset Management USA
    Fairhead, Rona Chairman, BBC Trust GBR
    Federspiel, Ulrik Executive Vice President, Haldor Topsøe A/S DNK
    Feldstein, Martin S. President Emeritus, NBER;  Professor of Economics, Harvard University USA
    Ferguson, Niall Professor of History, Harvard University, Gunzberg Center for European Studies USA
    Fischer, Heinz Federal President AUT
    Flint, Douglas J. Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings plc GBR
    Franz, Christoph Chairman of the Board, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd CHE
    Fresco, Louise O. President and Chairman Executive Board, Wageningen University and Research Centre NLD
    Griffin, Kenneth Founder and CEO, Citadel Investment Group, LLC USA
    Gruber, Lilli Executive Editor and Anchor “Otto e mezzo”, La7 TV ITA
    Guriev, Sergei Professor of Economics, Sciences Po RUS
    Gürkaynak, Gönenç Managing Partner, ELIG Law Firm TUR
    Gusenbauer, Alfred Former Chancellor of the Republic of Austria AUT
    Halberstadt, Victor Professor of Economics, Leiden University NLD
    Hampel, Erich Chairman, UniCredit Bank Austria AG AUT
    Hassabis, Demis Vice President of Engineering, Google DeepMind GBR
    Hesoun, Wolfgang CEO, Siemens Austria AUT
    Hildebrand, Philipp Vice Chairman, BlackRock Inc. CHE
    Hoffman, Reid Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, LinkedIn USA
    Ischinger, Wolfgang Chairman, Munich Security Conference INT
    Jacobs, Kenneth M. Chairman and CEO, Lazard USA
    Jäkel, Julia CEO, Gruner + Jahr DEU
    Johnson, James A. Chairman, Johnson Capital Partners USA
    Juppé, Alain Mayor of Bordeaux, Former Prime Minister FRA
    Kaeser, Joe President and CEO, Siemens AG DEU
    Karp, Alex CEO, Palantir Technologies USA
    Kepel, Gilles University Professor, Sciences Po FRA
    Kerr, John Deputy Chairman, Scottish Power GBR
    Kesici, Ilhan MP, Turkish Parliament TUR
    Kissinger, Henry A. Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc. USA
    Kleinfeld, Klaus Chairman and CEO, Alcoa USA
    Knot, Klaas H.W. President, De Nederlandsche Bank NLD
    Koç, Mustafa V. Chairman, Koç Holding A.S. TUR
    Kogler, Konrad Director General, Directorate General for Public Security AUT
    Kravis, Henry R. Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. USA
    Kravis, Marie-Josée Senior Fellow and Vice Chair, Hudson Institute USA
    Kudelski, André Chairman and CEO, Kudelski Group CHE
    Lauk, Kurt President, Globe Capital Partners DEU
    Lemne, Carola CEO, The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise SWE
    Levey, Stuart Chief Legal Officer, HSBC Holdings plc USA
    Leyen, Ursula von der Minister of Defence DEU
    Leysen, Thomas Chairman of the Board of Directors, KBC Group BEL
    Maher, Shiraz Senior Research Fellow, ICSR, King’s College London GBR
    Markus Lassen, Christina Head of Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Security Policy and Stabilisation DNK
    Mathews, Jessica T. Distinguished Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace USA
    Mattis, James Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University USA
    Maudet, Pierre Vice-President of the State Council, Department of Security, Police and the Economy of Geneva CHE
    McKay, David I. President and CEO, Royal Bank of Canada CAN
    Mert, Nuray Columnist, Professor of Political Science, Istanbul University TUR
    Messina, Jim CEO, The Messina Group USA
    Michel, Charles Prime Minister BEL
    Micklethwait, John Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg LP USA
    Minton Beddoes, Zanny Editor-in-Chief, The Economist GBR
    Monti, Mario Senator-for-life; President, Bocconi University ITA
    Mörttinen, Leena Executive Director, The Finnish Family Firms Association FIN
    Mundie, Craig J. Principal, Mundie & Associates USA
    Munroe-Blum, Heather Chairperson, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board CAN
    Netherlands, H.R.H. Princess Beatrix of the NLD
    O’Leary, Michael CEO, Ryanair Plc IRL
    Osborne, George First Secretary of State and Chancellor of the Exchequer GBR
    Özel, Soli Columnist, Haberturk Newspaper; Senior Lecturer, Kadir Has University TUR
    Papalexopoulos, Dimitri Group CEO, Titan Cement Co. GRC
    Pégard, Catherine President, Public Establishment of the Palace, Museum and National Estate of Versailles FRA
    Perle, Richard N. Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute USA
    Petraeus, David H. Chairman, KKR Global Institute USA
    Pikrammenos, Panagiotis Honorary President of The Hellenic Council of State GRC
    Reisman, Heather M. Chair and CEO, Indigo Books & Music Inc. CAN
    Rocca, Gianfelice Chairman, Techint Group ITA
    Roiss, Gerhard CEO, OMV Austria AUT
    Rubin, Robert E. Co Chair, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Secretary of the Treasury USA
    Rutte, Mark Prime Minister NLD
    Sadjadpour, Karim Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace USA
    Sánchez Pérez-Castejón, Pedro Leader, Partido Socialista Obrero Español PSOE ESP
    Sawers, John Chairman and Partner, Macro Advisory Partners GBR
    Sayek Böke, Selin Vice President, Republican People’s Party TUR
    Schmidt, Eric E. Executive Chairman, Google Inc. USA
    Scholten, Rudolf CEO, Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG AUT
    Senard, Jean-Dominique CEO, Michelin Group FRA
    Sevelda, Karl CEO, Raiffeisen Bank International AG AUT
    Stoltenberg, Jens Secretary General, NATO INT
    Stubb, Alexander Prime Minister FIN
    Suder, Katrin Deputy Minister of Defense DEU
    Sutherland, Peter D. UN Special Representative; Chairman, Goldman Sachs International IRL
    Svanberg, Carl-Henric Chairman, BP plc; Chairman, AB Volvo SWE
    Svarva, Olaug CEO, The Government Pension Fund Norway NOR
    Thiel, Peter A. President, Thiel Capital USA
    Tsoukalis, Loukas President, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy GRC
    Üzümcü, Ahmet Director-General, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons INT
    Vitorino, António M. Partner, Cuetrecasas, Concalves Pereira, RL PRT
    Wallenberg, Jacob Chairman, Investor AB SWE
    Weber, Vin Partner, Mercury LLC USA
    Wolf, Martin H. Chief Economics Commentator, The Financial Times GBR
    Wolfensohn, James D. Chairman and CEO, Wolfensohn and Company USA
    Zoellick, Robert B. Chairman, Board of International Advisors, The Goldman Sachs Group USA



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