The 1978 Bilderberg Meeting was the 26th such meeting and had participants from 18 European countries, the United States, Canada and "various international organizations". It was held at the Henry Chauncey Conference Center, Princeton, New Jersey, USA. The 101 guests included 19 business executives, 23 politicians, 12 financiers, 12 editors/journalists and 12 academics.
The 1978 Bilderberg Conference Report has been leaked and is now online. There were two topics on the agenda, followed by an open discussion.
1. Western defense with its political implications
There were two working papers. The first working paper, from an American, was entitled Some Political Aspects Of Western Defense. The second working paper, from an 'international' participant, was entitled Defense, Security And The Western Alliance. It argued that "The Soviet military threat in Europe has grown but it remains one that the West can cope with if it has the will", that "There is no alternative to reliance on the U.S. nuclear strategic forces to deter Soviet nuclear capabilities in Europe" and that "The major test for the Alliance over the next decade is whether it can maintain its cohesion in the face of domestic political change in Alliance countries."
After the two papers were presented, a plenary discussion ensued.
2. The changing structure of production and trade: consequences for the Western industrialized countries
There were two working papers. The first was an American paper on Adaptation To Structural Change. The second working paper, by an American, was entitled Developed Country Reactions To Calls For A New International Economic Order.
3. Open discussion about current problems in European-American relations
|Gianni Agnelli||Italian industrialist, 37 Bilderbergs|
|Otto Wolff von Amerongen||Bilderberg Advisory Committee member, deep politician|
|K. B. Andersen|
|George Ball||US deep politician who attended all 40 Bilderberg meetings up to his death, he helped make key decisions about post-WW2 Europe.|
|Robert Bartley||Managed the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal for over 30 years. 15 Bilderberg visits|
|George Bell||Single Bilderberger|
|Frederic Bennett||Parliamentary Private Secretary to Reginald Maudling, Privy Counsellor, Bilderberg Steering committee|
|Christoph Bertram||German journalist with a heavy Bilderberg habit|
|Ernst van der Beugel||34 Bilderberg meetings, on both the Advisory Committee & Steering committees|
|Selahattin Beyazit||Turkish Bilderberg Steering committee|
|Zbigniew Brzezinski||US Deep politician, Cercle, Bilderberg, ...|
|William Bundy||US Skull & bones deep politician and cold warrior|
|Andreas von Bülow|
|Frank T. Cary|
|Robert Close||Belgian Anti-Communist spook who attended Le Cercle.|
|Étienne Davignon||Belgian deep politician, EU commissioner, Bilderberg chairman, Egmont Institute president|
|Alec Douglas-Home||UK Prime Minister. Bilderberg chairman. Member of the Other Club|
|Roberto Ducci||6 times Bilderberg visitor|
|Willem van Eekelen|
|Thorbjorn Falldin||Single Bilderberger Prime Minister of Sweden|
|Reay Geddes||Chairman of Dunlop, Bilderberger|
|Anthony Griffin||Anthony Griffin was an almost unknown member of the Bilderberg Advisory Committee for 32 years.|
|Victor Halberstadt||A professor of economics, with a minimal Wikipedia page, who has attended all Bilderberg meetings since 1975.|
|Gabriel Hauge||Former Bilderberg Steering committee|
|Alfred Herrhausen||Multi Bilderberg Chairman of Deutsche Bank assassinated by a sophisticated bomb|
|H. John Heinz II||34 Bilderberg meetings, Bilderberg Steering & Advisory Committees|
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|Björn Bjarnason||Icelandic politician, heavy Bilderberg habit|