The 1961 Bilderberg Meeting was the 10th such meeting and the first one in Canada. had 72 participants from 10 European countries, the United States and Canada. It was held at St-Castin near Quebec, Canada. The meeting began with a tribute from H.R.H. the Prince of the Nethetlands to Józef Retinger (who died shortly after the 1960 Bilderberg), who reminded the guests that "the Bilderberg Meetings had owed a great deal to his efforts." The 69 guests included 15 business executives, 21 politicians, 4 financiers, 0 editors/journalists and 4 academics. The next meeting was the 1962 Bilderberg.
- 1 Agenda
- 1.1 1. What initiatives are required to bring about a new sense in leadership and direction within the Western Community?
- 1.2 2. The implications for Western unity of changes in the relative economic strength of the United States and Western Europe
- 2 Participants
- 3 Witnesses
- 4 Related Document
- 5 References
The 1961 Bilderberg report, including the agenda and guest list, has been leaked and is now online. Although nationality is listed for full guests, exceptionally, the report does not list it for those "in attendance", so the nationality of James A. Blay (who didn't attend again and is not otherwise readily identifiable) is unknown.
1. What initiatives are required to bring about a new sense in leadership and direction within the Western Community?
The role of NATO in the world policy of the member countries
Eight guests had prepared answers to the following questions:
- What is the attitude towards the Alliance in the various countries?
- What are the principal problems at present arising in connection with the Alliance?
- Should it be attempted to increase cohesion among members and, if so, how?
The role and control of atomic weapons inside NATO
"The discussion of this item was based, on the one hand, on a technical note from an authoritative source and, on the other, on an article by one of the American participants that had recently appeared in Foreign Affairs under the title: "Nuclear Sharing: N.A.T.O. and the N+I country".
2. The implications for Western unity of changes in the relative economic strength of the United States and Western Europe
This was introduced by two working papers.
|Hermann Abs||Attended the 1958, 1961 and 1966 Bilderbergs as Chairman of Deutsche Bank.|
|Otto Wolff von Amerongen||Bilderberg Advisory Committee member, deep politician|
|George Ball||US deep politician who attended all 40 Bilderberg meetings up to his death, he helped make key decisions about post-WW2 Europe.|
|John Bassett||Spooky Canadian media mogul who attended two Bilderbergs in the early 1960s|
|Victor Cavendish Bentinck||Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee, diplomat, 7 Bilderbergs|
|Ernst van der Beugel||34 Bilderberg meetings, on both the Advisory Committee & Steering committees|
|Bernhard von Biesterfeld||Nazi arms dealer|
|Nuri Birgi||23 Bilderbergs, Turkish Permanent Representative to NATO|
|Pieter Blaisse||Attended 6 Bilderberg meetings up to 1965|
|Erik Boheman||Swedish diplomat, 4 Bilderbergs from 1958 to 1962|
|Richard Bolling||US congressman|
|Walter Boveri||Attended the Bilderbergs from 1959 to 1962|
|Thomas Brand||UK financier who attended the 1961 Bilderberg|
|Fraser Bruce||Unknown attendee of 3 early Bilderberg meetings.|
|Walker Cisler||As well as the first Bilderberg, he attended the next four, and 3 more in the early 1960s, US businessman|
|M. James W. Coldwell|
|James Duncan||Little known member of the Bilderberg Steering Committee.|
|Fritz Erler||SPD Deputy chair. Bilderberger|
|Donald Fleming||Single Bilderberger|
|J. Douglas Gibson||Little known Canadian who attended the 1961 Bilderberg|
|Lincoln Gordon||3 Early Bilderbergs, US Ambassador to Brazil in the 1960s|
|Walter Gordon||Triple Bilderberger, President of the Canadian Privy Council|
|Colin Gubbins||Bilderberg invitee and spook|
|Guillaume Guindey||Quad Bilderberg BIS General Manager|
|Gabriel Hauge||Former Bilderberg Steering committee|
|Denis Healey||Bilderberg Steering committee member, who attended 23 Bilderberg meetings.|
|Christian Herter||United States Secretary of State. Double Bilderberger|
|William Hewitt||John Deere's sixth president. Attended 3 Bilderbergs in the early 1960s|
|John Wendell Holmes||Canadian diplomat and academic. Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations in early 1950. Attended two Bilderbergs in the 1960s|
|Leif Höegh||Bilderberg Steering committee, as was his son|
|H. John Heinz II||34 Bilderberg meetings, Bilderberg Steering & Advisory Committees|
|Per Jacobsson||Attended 2 Bilderbergs as Managing Director of the IMF|
|George Jellicoe||UK spook who founded Hakluyt & Company Ltd.|
|Joseph Johnson||Inaugural US secretary of the annual Bilderberg, Bilderberg Steering committee member.|
|E. N. van Kleffens||Dutch Bilderberger|
|Max Kohnstamm||Member of the Bilderberg Advisory Committee|
|Thorkil Kristensen||First Secretary-General of the OECD. 3 Bilderbergs|
|Arnold Lamping||Deputy secretary general in Europe of the Bilderberg. All Bilderberg meetings from 1960 - 1968.|
|William Maillard||"Eisenhower republican"; Ambassador to the Organization of American States|
|George McGhee||US ambassador, spook, Committee on the Present Danger, 12 Bilderbergs in the 1950s and 60s.|
|Hartland de M. Molson|
|George Nebolsine||Russian born naturalised US lawyer who attended all Bilderberg meetings until his death in 1964|
|Paul Nitze||US deep politician, hawkish United States Deputy Secretary of Defense.|
|Lester Pearson||Triple Bilderberger Canadian PM|
|... further results|
|Robert Bartley||Managed the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal for over 30 years. 15 Bilderberg visits|
|James Blay||Unknown 1961 Bilderberger "in attendance"|
|Frans A. de Graaf||Private secretary of Prince Bernhard|
|Friedrich von der Schulenburg|
|File:Bilderberg-Conference-Report-1961.pdf||report||A summary of the 1961 Bilderberg meeting that took place from 21 April 1961 - 23 April 1961 at St-Castin, Quebec, Canada|