The 1997 Bilderberg Meeting was the 45th such meeting and had participants from European countries, the United States and Canada. It was chaired by Peter Carrington and was held held at Lake Lanier, Georgia, USA. Exceptionally for a 20th century Bilderberg meeting, the location of the meeting was leaked before it happened. The 116 guests included 34 business executives, 22 politicians, 7 financiers, 13 editors/journalists and 13 academics. The next meeting was the 1998 Bilderberg.
- 1 Secret attendance
- 2 Exposure
- 3 Agenda
- 3.1 1. Will NATO's Enlargement Affect the Transatlantic Alliance?
- 3.2 2. Do the World's Energy Needs Prevent Sustainable Development?
- 3.3 3. Growth through Productivity Improvement: a Threat to Western Social Cohesion?
- 3.4 4. Peacekeeping: Assessments and Prospects-Bosnia, Albania, Cyprus
- 3.5 5. Status Report on American Foreign Policy
- 3.6 6. How Should the West Look at China?
- 3.7 7. Corporate Survival: Breaking with Tradition in Governance
- 3.8 8. EMU's Consequences Assuming it Goes Ahead
- 3.9 9. The Return of the European Left: Sign of Innovation or Reaction?
- 3.10 10. Relationship of the West to Islam
- 3.11 11. World Bank Update
- 4 Participants
- 5 References
Although not listed, Hillary Clinton was seen at the conference greeting the guests. Although she has repeatedly denied having attended the group (even going so far in 2007 as pretending not to know of it), emails posted to the Clinton Presidential Library & Museum reveal that she spoke there to strongly endorse "immediate NATO membership for the Baltics". 
The 1997 Bilderberg Agenda has not been leaked, but the website at Bilderberg Meetings has posted an agenda.
1. Will NATO's Enlargement Affect the Transatlantic Alliance?
2. Do the World's Energy Needs Prevent Sustainable Development?
3. Growth through Productivity Improvement: a Threat to Western Social Cohesion?
4. Peacekeeping: Assessments and Prospects-Bosnia, Albania, Cyprus
5. Status Report on American Foreign Policy
6. How Should the West Look at China?
7. Corporate Survival: Breaking with Tradition in Governance
8. EMU's Consequences Assuming it Goes Ahead
9. The Return of the European Left: Sign of Innovation or Reaction?
10. Relationship of the West to Islam
11. World Bank Update
|Gianni Agnelli||Italian industrialist, 37 Bilderbergs|
|Umberto Agnelli||Italian business magnate with multiple deep state connections including the Bilderberg Steering committee.|
|Paul Allaire||Bilderberg Steering Committee member who headed Rank Xerox|
|Otto Wolff von Amerongen||Bilderberg Advisory Committee member, deep politician|
|Bodil Nyboe Andersen||central banker, Bilderberger|
|Michael Armacost||President of the Brookings Institution, Acting US Secretary of State for 5 days in 1989|
|Beatrix Armgard||Former Dutch Queen. Survived 2009 Queen's Day Attack. Kicked a very heavy Bilderberg habit in 2015.|
|Francisco Pinto Balsemão||>30 Bilderbergs, Bilderberg Steering committee, Prime Minister of Portugal|
|Percy Barnevik||Bilderberg Steering committee|
|Robert Bartley||Managed the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal for over 30 years. 15 Bilderberg visits|
|Isabel Bassett||Canadian broadcaster and former politician.|
|Lloyd Bentsen||5 time Bilderberger US Treasury Secretary|
|Maarten van den Bergh||Dutch banker who attended the 1997 Bilderberg|
|C. Fred Bergsten||Brookings Institution, CFR, 5 Bilderbergs ...|
|Richard Bernstein||US journalist and author who attended the 1997 Bilderberg|
|Ernst van der Beugel||Dutch deep politician, 34 Bilderbergs, on both the Advisory & Steering committees|
|Selahattin Beyazit||Turkish Bilderberg Steering committee|
|Carl Bildt||Swedish deep politician and serial Bilderberger|
|Dinc Bilgin||Turkish media mogul whose media empire was seized by the Turkish government in 2002.|
|Conrad Black||Fraudulent Bilderberg steering committee member|
|Lajos Bokros||A senior adviser to The World Bank|
|António Borges||Portuguese economist and banker. Managing Director and International Adviser of Goldman Sachs.|
|John Browne (Executive)||UK businessman and former CEO of BP. He proposed a merger of Shell and BP at the 2004 Bilderberg.|
|John H. Bryan||US businessman|
|Robin Buchanan||Triple Bilderberger US businessman|
|Hubert Burda||Multi-billionaire publisher. 7 Bilderbergs|
|Hugo Bütler||Editor in Chief of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung.|
|Peter Carrington||UK Deep politician. Bilderberg chairman. President of the Pilgrims Society. Secretary General of NATO. Chairman of the UK Conservative Party. Busy guy.|
|Ulrich Cartellieri||German banker and arms company executive. Attended 3 Bilderbergs in the 1990s.|
|Hillary Clinton||“Too big to jail”|
|Bertrand Collomb||Connected French businessman. 13 Bilderbergs.|
|Jon Corzine||6 times Bilderberger financier|
|Flavio Cotti||Swiss politician who attended 4 Bilderbergs in the 1990s|
|Kenneth Dam||Economist acting US Secretary of State with a heavy Bilderberg habit|
|George David||Greek Cypriot entrepreneur, Bilderberg Steering committee.|
|Étienne Davignon||Belgian deep politician, EU commissioner, Bilderberg chairman, Egmont Institute president|
|François de Donnea||Attended the 1997 Bilderberg as Mayor of Brussels|
|Uffe Ellemann-Jensen||Started more offensive military/soft power posture as Danish Foreign Minister. 8 Bilderbergs, candidate for NATO General-Secretary.|
|Gazi Ercel||Turkish central banker and 4 times Bilderberger|
|Üstün Ergüder||Rector of Bosporus University, Board Member of the Vehbi Koç Foundation|
|David Frum||Neoconservative deep state operative who coined the phrase "axis of evil"|
|Orit Gadiesh||One of the world's "100 most powerful women". Attended the 1997 and 1998 Bilderbergs.|
|Jean-Louis Gergorin||Attended 4 Bilderbergs from 1997 to 2003. Sentenced to 3 years in prison for slanderous denunciation, forgery, concealment of breach of trust and theft|
|Louis Gerstner||Former Chairman and CEO, RJR Nabisco, Former Chairman and CEO, IBM, Former Chairman of the Carlyle Group, Bilderberg Steering Committee.|
|Victor Halberstadt||A professor of economics, with a minimal Wikipedia page, who has attended all Bilderberg meetings since 1975.|
|Lee H. Hamilton||Having chaired some key house committees, Hamilton appears to have established himself as a safe pair of hands for handling potentially damaging information, explaining his choice as fallback vice chairman of the 9/11 Commission.|
|Richard Holbrooke||Bilderberg/Steering committee, deep state operative|
|Will Hutton||Attended the 1997 Bilderberg as Editor of The Observer|
|Jan Huyghebaert||Belgian businessman, 11 Bilderbergs|
|Westye Höegh||President of the Norwegian Shipowners' Association, Bilderberg Steering committee|
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