The 1983 Bilderberg Report
|Date||13 May 1983 - 15 May 1983|
|Location||Château Montebello, Quebec, Canada|
|Participants||Walter Scheel, Victor Halberstadt, Theodore L. Eliot, Willem Duisenberg, Umberto Agnelli, Tage Andersen, Dwayne O. Andreas, Hannes Androsch, Hans H. Angermueller, George W. Ball, Francisco Pinto Balsemao, Raymond Barre, Piero Bassetti, Jack F. Bennett, Georges Berthoin, Ernst van der Beugel, Selahattin Beyazit, Seweryn Bialer, M. Nuri Birgi, Lise Bissonette, Björn Bjarnason, Halvdan Bjorum, Conrad M. Black, Gro Harlem Brundtland, William P. Bundy, Costa Carras, Peter Carrington, Jaime Carvajal y Urquijo, Fredrik Castren, Juan Luis Cebrian, Henning Christophersen, A. W. Clausen, Kenneth W. Dam, Étienne Davignon, James Dobbins, Thomas R. Donahue, Elizabeth Drew, Kjell-Olof Feldt, Anders Ferm, Murray H. Finley, Charles Getchell, Bernardino Gomes, Alain Gomez, Anthony G.S. Griffin, Henry Anatole Grunwald, Sten Gustafsson, Arthur A. Hartman, Hans Heckmann, Henry J. Heinz II, Alfred Herrhausen, Stanley Hoffmann, Robert Hormats, Jozef Houthuys, Peter Jankowitsch, Daniel E. Janssen, Vernon E. Jordan, David Kearns, Henry A. Kissinger, Andrew Knight, Léon Lambert, Otto L. Graf Lambsdorff, Alexandre Lamfalussy, Gilles Lamontagne, Emile van Lennep, Andre Leysen, Winston Lord, Ruud F.M. Lubbers, Joseph M.A.H. Luns, Franz Lutolf, Donald S. Macdonald, Allan J. MacEachen, Bruce K. MacLaury, David Mahoney, Jacques Maisonrouge, Rogerio Martins, Leighton W. McCarthy, R. Daniel McMichael, Alois Mertes, Thierry de Montbrial, Mario Monti, William D. Mulholland, Niels Norlund, Clas-Erik Odhner, Coen J. Oort, Anthony J.F. O'Reilly, John D. Paleocrassas, Richard Perle, Alfred Powis, Raymond Probst, Jacques Rastoul, John P. Roche, David Rockefeller, Bernard W. Rogers, Eric Roll, Evelyn de Rothschild, Volker Ruhe, John Sainsbury, Willem E. Scherpenhuijsen, Helmut Schmidt, Antoine Seilliere, Anders C. Sjaastad, Theo Sommer, Josef Taus, C.G.E. Theriault, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Ilter Turkmen, Paul A. Volcker, Niels Werring, Hans Werthen, Otto Wolff von Amerongen, Juan A. Yanez-Barnuevo, Paolo Zannoni|
|Witnessed by||Tom Axworthy, Joseph Caron, Hennecke Graf von Bassowitz, Hans-Henning Blomeyer, Ulf Böge, Michael Dallas, Robert Fowler, Jose P. Luiz Gomes, Kai Hammerich, Thomas Hertz, Anne Hoogendoorn, Baki Ilkin, Ted Johnson, Kenzie MacKinnon, Jim Mitchell, Charles W. Muller, Michael Phillips, Reinhardt Sturmer, Bernard C. Thillaye, Grant F. Winthrop, Georg Zimmer-Lehmann|
The 1983 Bilderberg Meeting was the 31st such meeting and had participants from 18 European countries, the United States, Canada and "various international organizations". It was held at Château Montebello, Quebec, Canada. The 112 guests included 25 business executives, 24 politicians, 13 financiers, 9 editors/journalists and 6 academics.
The 1983 Bilderberg Conference Report was prepared by rapporteurs Charles Getchell and Grant F. Winthrop. It has been leaked and is now online. There were three topics.
1. East- West Relations: Containment, Detente or Confrontation
The panelists were Seweryn Bialer (who wrote a working paper on The Soviet Union And The West In The 1980's: Containment, Detente Or Confrontation), Henry A. Kissinger, Helmut Schmidt and (for part of the session) Pierre Elliott Trudeau. The chairman was Walter Scheel.
2. Issues in Medium-Term Prospects for Growth in the World Economy
A. Protectionism And Employment
There were two working papers. The first working paper, by Raymond Barre, was entitled The Future of World Trade. The second, by Thomas R. Donahue, was entitled The Prospects for Full Employment. The discussion was chaired by Canadian Donald S. Macdonald.
B. Risks In Banking And Finance
The first working paper was prepared by Alexandre Lamfalussy, entitled The Western Banking System and the International Debt Situation: Facts, History, Prospects and Issues. The second, by Hans H. Angermueller, was entitled International Banking Problems And Medium-Term Growth Prospects. The third panelist was Paul A. Volcker and the discussion was chaired by Willem F. Duisenberg.
3. Discussion Of Current Events
The discussion covered America's relations with its allies, arms control negotiations and weapons programs, economic affairs, and policies in the Middle East and Central America.
On May 8, 1983, the Toronto Star published a report by Robert Eringer entitled 'Bilderberg group: The secret elite'.