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Date14 May 1998 - 17 May 1998
LocationTurnberry,  Scotland
ParticipantsPeter Carrington,  Victor Halberstadt,  Giovanni Agnelli,  Paul A. Allaire,  Joaquin Almunia Amann,  Francisco Pinto Balsemao,  Percy Barnevik,  Ugur Bayar,  Franco Bernabe,  Christoph Bertram,  Ernst H. van der Beugel,  Conrad Black,  Emma Bonino,  Leon Brittan,  John Browne (Executive),  John Bruton,  Robin Buchanan,  Hubert Burda,  Jaime Carvajal Urquijo,  Luigi G. Cavalchini,  Ismail Cem,  Raymond A.J. Chretien,  Anatoli B. Chubais,  Kenneth Clarke,  Bertrand Collomb,  Kenneth S. Courtis,  Vasco Pereira Coutinho,  Andrew Crockett,  George A. David,  Étienne Davignon,  John M. Deutch,  Stephane Dion,  Thomas Donilon,  Uffe Ellemann-Jensen,  Ursula Engelen-Kefer,  Martin S. Feldstein,  Stanley Fischer,  Lynn Forester,  Orit Gadiesh,  Jean-Louis Gergorin,  Meral Gezgin Eris,  John Goossens,  Ronald Grierson,  Marc Grossman,  Bernard Guetta,  William Hague,  David Hannay,  Jim Hoagland,  Westye Høegh,  Cees H. van der Hoeven,  James F. Hoge,  Christopher Hogg,  Richard C. Holbrooke,  Miguel Horta e Costa,  Wolfgang Ischinger,  Otmar Issing,  Michael Jenkins,  James A. Johnson,  Vernon E. Jordan,  Anatole Kaletsky,  Kostas A. Karamanlis,  Suna Kirac,  Henry A. Kissinger,  Max Kohnstamm,  Hilmar Kopper,  Pieter Korteweg,  Karel Kovanda,  Henry R. Kravis,  Marie-Josee Kravis,  Jan Leschly,  Andre Levy-Lang,  Paavo Lipponen,  Mogens Lykketoft,  Margaret MacMillan,  Preston Manning,  Rainer S. Masera,  Jessica Tuchman Matthews,  William J. McDonough,  Matthias Nass,  Beatrix Armgard,  Andrzej Olechowski,  Jorma Ollila,  Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa,  George A. Papandreou,  Kieran Prendergast,  Clyde V. Prestowitz,  Othmar Puhringer,  William Purves,  David de Pury,  Gerhard Randa,  William R. Rhodes,  George Robertson,  David Rockefeller,  Matias Rodriguez Inciarte,  Eric Roll,  Evelyn de Rothschild,  Jürgen E. Schrempp,  Toger Seidenfaden,  Domenico Siniscalco,  Javier Solana Madariaga,  Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa,  Kjell Storvik,  Hanna Suchoka,  Lawrence H. Summers,  Peter D. Sutherland,  J. Martin Taylor,  G. Richard Thoman,  Nils M. Udgaard,  Daniel Vasella,  Lodewijk J.R. de Vink,  Janne Virkkunen,  Mia de Vits,  Franz Vranitzky,  Gijs M. de Vries,  Jacob Wallenberg,  Christine Todd Whitman,  Matthias Wissmann,  James D. Wolfensohn,  Otto Wolff von Amerongen,  Paul Wolfowitz,  Casimir A. Yost
PerpetratorsBilderberg/Steering committee
Witnessed byJohn Micklethwait,  Adrian Wooldridge

The 1998 Bilderberg Meeting was the 46th such meeting and had participants from Europe, the United States and Canada. It was chaired by Peter Carrington and was held at Turnberry, Ayrshire, Scotland. The 121 guests included 32 business executives, 22 politicians, 17 financiers, 12 editors/journalists and 8 academics.


The 1998 Bilderberg Agenda has not been leaked, but the website at Bilderberg Meetings has posted an agenda.

1. Current Events

2. What Will be the Consequences of EMU?

3. Is there Room for one Transatlantic Market Place?

4. Military Implications of the Growing Technological Disparity between the United States and Europe

5. To what Extent Will Enlargement Redefine NATO's Relationship with Russia?

6. Is Europe's Social Model Dead?

7. A Review of the Crisis in Kosovo and Albania: the Role of the UN

8. In the Light of the Asian Crisis should the World's Financial System be Reformed?

9. The Implications of the New India Nuclear Weapon Program

10. Turkey's Role in the Western Alliance

Press Release

The 46th Bilderberg Meeting will be held in Turnberry, Scotland, May 14-17, 1998 to discuss the Atlantic Relationship in a Time of Change. Among others the Conference will discuss NATO, Asian Crisis, EMU, Growing Military Disparity, Japan, Multilateral Organizations, Europe's social model, Turkey, EU/US Market Place.

Approximately 120 participants from North America and Europe will attend the discussions. The meeting is private in order to encourage frank and open discussion.

Bilderberg takes its name from the hotel in the Netherlands where the first meeting took place in May 1954. That meeting grew out of the concern on both sides of the Atlantic that the industrialized democracies in Europe and North America were not working together as closely as they should on matters of critical importance. It was felt that regular, off-the-record discussions would contribute to a better understanding of the complex forces and major trends affecting Western nations.

What is unique about Bilderberg as a forum is (1) the broad cross-section of leading citizens, in and out of government, that are assembled for nearly three days of purely informal discussion about topics of current concern especially in the fields of foreign affairs and the international economy, (2) the strong feeling among participants that in view of the differing attitudes and experiences of their nations, there is a continuous, clear need to develop an understanding in which these concerns can be accommodated, and (3) the privacy of the meetings, which have no purpose other than to allow participants to speak their minds openly and freely.

To ensure full discussion, individuals representing a wide range of political and economic points of view are invited. Two-thirds of the participants come from Europe and the remainder from the United States and Canada. Within this framework, on average about one-third are from the government sector and the remaining two-thirds from a variety of fields including finance, industry, labour, education and the media. Participants are solely invited for their knowledge, experience and standing and with reference to the topics on the agenda.

All participants attend Bilderberg in a private and not in an official capacity.

Participants have agreed not to give interviews to the press during the meeting. In contacts with the news media after the conference it is an established rule that no attribution should be made to individual participants of what was discussed during the meeting.

There will be no press conference. A list of participants is appended.



Gianni AgnelliAttended the Bilderberg 37 times.
Paul Allaire
Joaquín Almunia
Otto Wolff von AmerongenBilderberg Advisory Committee member, deep politician
Beatrix Armgard
Francisco Pinto Balsemão
Percy Barnevik
Uğur Bayar
Franco Bernabè
Christoph Bertram
Ernst van der Beugel34 Bilderberg meetings, on both the Advisory Committee & Steering committees
Conrad BlackFraudulent Bilderberg steering committee member
Emma Bonino
Leon Brittan
John Browne (Executive)
John Bruton
Robin Buchanan
Hubert Burda
Peter Carrington
Luigi Cavalchini
Ismail Cem
Raymond Chretien
Anatoly ChubaisDouble Bilderberger facilitator of the privatisation of Russia
Kenneth Clarke
Bertrand Collomb
Miguel Horta e Costa
Kenneth CourtisBusinessman, financier and 3 times Bilderberg visitor.
Vasco Pereira Coutinho
Andrew Crockett
George David
Étienne DavignonA Bilderberg chairman.
John M. Deutch
Stephane Dion
Tom Donilon
Uffe Ellemann-Jensen
Meral Gezgin Eris
Martin Feldstein
Stanley Fischer
Lynn Forester
Orit Gadiesh
Jean-Louis Gergorin
John Goossens
Ronald GriersonSpooky financier/businessman
Marc Grossman
Bernard Guetta
William Hague
Victor HalberstadtA professor of economics, with a minimal Wikipedia page, who has attended all Bilderberg meetings since 1975.
David Hannay
Jim Hoagland
Cees H. van der Hoeven
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John Micklethwait
Adrian Wooldridge


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Peter Carrington +, Victor Halberstadt +, Giovanni Agnelli +, Paul A. Allaire +, Joaquin Almunia Amann +, Francisco Pinto Balsemao +, Percy Barnevik +, Ugur Bayar +, Franco Bernabe +, Christoph Bertram +, Ernst H. van der Beugel +, Conrad Black +, Emma Bonino +, Leon Brittan +, John Browne (Executive) +, John Bruton +, Robin Buchanan +, Hubert Burda +, Jaime Carvajal Urquijo +, Luigi G. Cavalchini +, Ismail Cem +, Raymond A.J. Chretien +, Anatoli B. Chubais +, Kenneth Clarke +, Bertrand Collomb +, Kenneth S. Courtis +, Vasco Pereira Coutinho +, Andrew Crockett +, George A. David +, Étienne Davignon +, John M. Deutch +, Stephane Dion +, Thomas Donilon +, Uffe Ellemann-Jensen +, Ursula Engelen-Kefer +, Martin S. Feldstein +, Stanley Fischer +, Lynn Forester +, Orit Gadiesh +, Jean-Louis Gergorin +, Meral Gezgin Eris +, John Goossens +, Ronald Grierson +, Marc Grossman +, Bernard Guetta +, William Hague +, David Hannay +, Jim Hoagland +, Westye Høegh +, Cees H. van der Hoeven +, James F. Hoge +, Christopher Hogg +, Richard C. Holbrooke +, Miguel Horta e Costa +, Wolfgang Ischinger +, Otmar Issing +, Michael Jenkins +, James A. Johnson +, Vernon E. Jordan +, Anatole Kaletsky +, Kostas A. Karamanlis +, Suna Kirac +, Henry A. Kissinger +, Max Kohnstamm +, Hilmar Kopper +, Pieter Korteweg +, Karel Kovanda +, Henry R. Kravis +, Marie-Josee Kravis +, Jan Leschly +, Andre Levy-Lang +, Paavo Lipponen +, Mogens Lykketoft +, Margaret MacMillan +, Preston Manning +, Rainer S. Masera +, Jessica Tuchman Matthews +, William J. McDonough +, Matthias Nass +, Beatrix Armgard +, Andrzej Olechowski +, Jorma Ollila +, Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa +, George A. Papandreou +, Kieran Prendergast +, Clyde V. Prestowitz +, Othmar Puhringer +, William Purves +, David de Pury +, Gerhard Randa +, William R. Rhodes +, George Robertson +, David Rockefeller +, Matias Rodriguez Inciarte +, Eric Roll +, Evelyn de Rothschild +, Jürgen E. Schrempp +, Toger Seidenfaden +, Domenico Siniscalco +, Javier Solana Madariaga +, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa +, Kjell Storvik +, Hanna Suchoka +, Lawrence H. Summers +, Peter D. Sutherland +, J. Martin Taylor +, G. Richard Thoman +, Nils M. Udgaard +, Daniel Vasella +, Lodewijk J.R. de Vink +, Janne Virkkunen +, Mia de Vits +, Franz Vranitzky +, Gijs M. de Vries +, Jacob Wallenberg +, Christine Todd Whitman +, Matthias Wissmann +, James D. Wolfensohn +, Otto Wolff von Amerongen +, Paul Wolfowitz +  and Casimir A. Yost +
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