June 11, 2011

Bilderberg Meetings

The 59th Bilderberg Meeting will be held in St. Moritz, Switzerland from 9 - 12 June 2011. The Conference will deal mainly with Challenges for Growth: Innovation and Budgetary Discipline, the Euro and Challenges for the European Union, the role of Emerging Economies, Social Networks: Connectivity and Security Issues, New Challenges in the Middle East, Conflict Areas, Demographic Challenges, China, Switzerland: Can it remain successful in the future?
Approximately 130 participants will attend of whom about two-thirds come from Europe and the balance from North America and other countries. About one-third is from government and politics, and two-thirds are from finance, industry, labor, education, and communications. The meeting is private in order to encourage frank and open discussion.

Bilderberg takes its name from the hotel in Holland, where the first meeting took place in May 1954. That pioneering meeting grew out of the concern expressed by leading citizens on both sides of the Atlantic that Western Europe and North America were not working together as closely as they should on common problems of critical importance. It was felt that regular, off-the-record discussions would help create a better understanding of the complex forces and major trends affecting Western nations in the difficult post-war period.
The Cold War has now ended. But in practically all respects there are more, not fewer, common problems - from trade to jobs, from monetary policy to investment, from ecological challenges to the task of promoting international security. It is hard to think of any major issue in either Europe or North America whose unilateral solution would not have repercussions for the other.
Thus the concept of a European-American forum has not been overtaken by time. The dialogue between these two regions is still - even increasingly - critical.

What is unique about Bilderberg as a forum is the broad cross-section of leading citizens that are assembled for nearly three days of informal and off-the-record discussion about topics of current concern especially in the fields of foreign affairs and the international economy; the strong feeling among participants that in view of the differing attitudes and experiences of the Western nations, there remains a clear need to further develop an understanding in which these concerns can be accommodated; the privacy of the meetings, which has no purpose other than to allow participants to speak their minds openly and freely.
In short, Bilderberg is a small, flexible, informal and off-the-record international forum in which different viewpoints can be expressed and mutual understanding enhanced.

Bilderberg's only activity is its annual Conference. At the meetings, no resolutions are proposed, no votes taken, and no policy statements issued. Since 1954, fifty-eight conferences have been held. The names of the participants are made available to the press. Participants are chosen for their experience, their knowledge, and their standing; all participants attend Bilderberg in a private and not an official capacity.

For further information refer to www.bilderbergmeetings.org. A list of participants is attached.

Bilderberg Meetings

St. Moritz, Switzerland 9-12 June 2011

Final List of Participants

Honorary Chairman

BEL Davignon, Etienne Minister of State

DEU Ackermann, Josef Chairman of the Management Board and the Group Executive Committee, Deutsche Bank AG

GBR Agius, Marcus Chairman, Barclays PLC

USA Alexander, Keith B. Commander, USCYBERCOM; Director, National Security Agency

INT Almunia, Joaquín Vice President, European Commission; Commissioner for Competition

USA Altman, Roger C. Chairman, Evercore Partners Inc.

FIN Apunen, Matti Director, Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA

PRT Balsemão, Francisco Pinto Chairman and CEO, IMPRESA, S.G.P.S.; Former Prime Minister

FRA Baverez, Nicolas Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

FRA Bazire, Nicolas Managing Director, Groupe Arnault /LVMH

ITA Bernabè, Franco CEO, Telecom Italia SpA

USA Bezos, Jeff Founder and CEO, Amazon.com

SWE Bildt, Carl Minister of Foreign Affairs

SWE Björling, Ewa Minister for Trade

NLD Bolland, Marc J. Chief Executive, Marks and Spencer Group plc

CHE Brabeck-Letmathe, Peter Chairman, Nestlé S.A.

AUT Bronner, Oscar CEO and Publisher, Standard Medien AG

CAN Carney, Mark J. Governor, Bank of Canada

FRA Castries, Henri de Chairman and CEO, AXA

ESP Cebrián, Juan Luis CEO, PRISA

NLD Chavannes, Marc E. Political Columnist, NRC Handelsblad; Professor of Journalism, University of Groningen

TUR Ciliv, Süreyya CEO, Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S.

CAN Clark, Edmund President and CEO, TD Bank Financial Group

BEL Coene, Luc Governor, National Bank of Belgium

USA Collins, Timothy C. CEO, Ripplewood Holdings, LLC

ESP Cospedal, María Dolores de Secretary General, Partido Popular

INT Daele, Frans van Chief of Staff to the President of the European Council

GRC David, George A. Chairman, Coca-Cola H.B.C. S.A.

DNK Eldrup, Anders CEO, DONG Energy

ITA Elkann, John Chairman, Fiat S.p.A.

DEU Enders, Thomas CEO, Airbus SAS

AUT Faymann, Werner Federal Chancellor

DNK Federspiel, Ulrik Vice President, Global Affairs, Haldor Topsøe A/S

USA Feldstein, Martin S. George F. Baker Professor of Economics, Harvard University

PRT Ferreira Alves, Clara CEO, Claref LDA; writer

GBR Flint, Douglas J. Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings plc

CHN Fu, Ying Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs

IRL Gallagher, Paul Senior Counsel; Former Attorney General

CHE Groth, Hans Senior Director, Healthcare Policy & Market Access, Oncology Business Unit, Pfizer Europe

TUR Gülek Domac, Tayyibe Former Minister of State

NLD Halberstadt, Victor Professor of Economics, Leiden University; Former Honorary Secretary General of Bilderberg Meetings

GRC Hardouvelis, Gikas A. Chief Economist and Head of Research, Eurobank EFG

USA Hoffman, Reid Co-founder and Executive Chairman, LinkedIn

CHN Huang, Yiping Professor of Economics, China Center for Economic Research, Peking University

USA Hughes, Chris R. Co-founder, Facebook

USA Jacobs, Kenneth M. Chairman & CEO, Lazard

CHE Janom Steiner, Barbara Head of the Department of Justice, Security and Health, Canton Grisons

FIN Johansson, Ole Chairman, Confederation of the Finnish Industries EK

USA Johnson, James A. Vice Chairman, Perseus, LLC

USA Jordan, Jr., Vernon E. Senior Managing Director, Lazard Frères & Co. LLC

USA Keane, John M. Senior Partner, SCP Partners; General, US Army, Retired

GBR Kerr, John Member, House of Lords; Deputy Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell plc

USA Kissinger, Henry A. Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc.

USA Kleinfeld, Klaus Chairman and CEO, Alcoa

TUR Koç, Mustafa V. Chairman, Koç Holding A.S.

USA Kravis, Henry R. Co-Chairman and co-CEO, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

USA Kravis, Marie-Josée Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute, Inc.

INT Kroes, Neelie Vice President, European Commission; Commissioner for Digital Agenda

CHE Kudelski, André Chairman and CEO, Kudelski Group SA

GBR Lambert, Richard Independent Non-Executive Director, Ernst & Young

INT Lamy, Pascal Director General, World Trade Organization

ESP León Gross, Bernardino Secretary General of the Spanish Presidency

CHE Leuthard, Doris Federal Councillor

FRA Lévy, Maurice Chairman and CEO, Publicis Groupe S.A.

BEL Leysen, Thomas Chairman, Umicore

USA Li, Cheng Senior Fellow and Director of Research, John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings Institution

DEU Löscher, Peter President and CEO, Siemens AG

GBR Mandelson, Peter Member, House of Lords; Chairman, Global Counsel

IRL McDowell, Michael Senior Counsel, Law Library; Former Deputy Prime Minister

CAN McKenna, Frank Deputy Chair, TD Bank Financial Group

GBR Micklethwait, John Editor-in-Chief, The Economist

FRA Montbrial, Thierry de President, French Institute for International Relations

ITA Monti, Mario President, Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi

RUS Mordashov, Alexey A. CEO, Severstal

USA Mundie, Craig J. Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Microsoft Corporation

NOR Myklebust, Egil Former Chairman of the Board of Directors SAS, Norsk Hydro ASA

DEU Nass, Matthias Chief International Correspondent, Die Zeit

NLD Netherlands, H.M. the Queen of the

ESP Nin Génova, Juan María President and CEO, La Caixa

PRT Nogueira Leite, António Member of the Board, José de Mello Investimentos, SGPS, SA

NOR Norway, H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon of

FIN Ollila, Jorma Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell plc

CAN Orbinksi, James Professor of Medicine and Political Science, University of Toronto

USA Orszag, Peter R. Vice Chairman, Citigroup Global Markets, Inc.

GBR Osborne, George Chancellor of the Exchequer

NOR Ottersen, Ole Petter Rector, University of Oslo

GRC Papaconstantinou, George Minister of Finance

TUR Pekin, Şefika Founding Partner, Pekin & Bayar Law Firm

FIN Pentikäinen, Mikael Publisher and Senior Editor-in-Chief, Helsingin Sanomat

USA Perle, Richard N. Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

CAN Prichard, J. Robert S. Chair, Torys LLP

CAN Reisman, Heather Chair and CEO, Indigo Books & Music Inc.

USA Rockefeller, David Former Chairman, Chase Manhattan Bank

INT Rompuy, Herman van President, European Council

USA Rose, Charlie Executive Editor and Anchor, Charlie Rose

NLD Rosenthal, Uri Minister of Foreign Affairs

AUT Rothensteiner, Walter Chairman of the Board, Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG

FRA Roy, Olivier Professor of Social and Political Theory, European University Institute

USA Rubin, Robert E. Co-Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Secretary of the Treasury

ITA Scaroni, Paolo CEO, Eni S.p.A.

CHE Schmid, Martin President, Government of the Canton Grisons

USA Schmidt, Eric Executive Chairman, Google Inc.

AUT Scholten, Rudolf Member of the Board of Executive Directors, Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG

DNK Schütze, Peter Member of the Executive Management, Nordea Bank AB

CHE Schweiger, Rolf Member of the Swiss Council of States

INT Sheeran, Josette Executive Director, United Nations World Food Programme

CHE Soiron, Rolf Chairman of the Board, Holcim Ltd., Lonza Ltd.

INT Solana Madariaga, Javier President, ESADEgeo Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics

NOR Solberg, Erna Leader of the Conservative Party

ESP Spain, H.M. the Queen of

USA Steinberg, James B. Deputy Secretary of State

DEU Steinbrück, Peer Member of the Bundestag; Former Minister of Finance

GBR Stewart, Rory Member of Parliament

IRL Sutherland, Peter D. Chairman, Goldman Sachs International

GBR Taylor, J. Martin Chairman, Syngenta International AG

USA Thiel, Peter A. President, Clarium Capital Management, LLC

ITA Tremonti, Giulio Minister of Economy and Finance

INT Trichet, Jean-Claude President, European Central Bank

GRC Tsoukalis, Loukas President, ELIAMEP

USA Varney, Christine A. Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust

CHE Vasella, Daniel L. Chairman, Novartis AG

USA Vaupel, James W. Founding Director, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research

SWE Wallenberg, Jacob Chairman, Investor AB

USA Warsh, Kevin Former Governor, Federal Reserve Board

NLD Winter, Jaap W. Partner, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

CHE Witmer, Jürg Chairman, Givaudan SA and Clariant AG

USA Wolfensohn, James D. Chairman, Wolfensohn & Company, LLC

INT Zoellick, Robert B. President, The World Bank Group


GBR Bredow, Vendeline von Business Correspondent, The Economist

GBR Wooldridge, Adrian D. Foreign Correspondent, The Economist

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