The Bilderberg Steering committee, which typically has around 25-30 members, plays an important role in the Bilderberg. It is chosen by the even more select Bilderberg advisory committee which typically has about 7 members, all of whom are former members of the steering committee.
The steering committee contains a lot of bankers and businessmen, with particular companies being well represented, (such as IBM and Coca Cola). It contains some diplomats, politicians, editors, academics and journalists, but only a few spooks or deep politicians. Quite a lot of the businessmen members of the committee are also members of the 1001 Club and/or speakers at the World Economic Forum.
Decision making power
The Bilderberg Steering Committee decides whom to invite to meetings, and attempts to select those with a compatible worldview as regards one world governance. Most of the members are businessmen and/or bankers from Western Europe or USA.
Steering committee chairmen
- Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld (1954–75)
- Alec Douglas-Home, Baron Home of the Hirsel (1977–80)
- Walter Scheel (1981–85)
- Eric Roll, Baron Roll of Ipsden (1986–89)
- Peter Carington, 6th Baron Carrington (1990–98)
- Étienne Davignon, Viscount Davignon (1999–2011)
- Henri de Castries (since 2012)
Events carried out
|Bilderberg/1966||25 March 1966 - 27 March 1966|
|Bilderberg/2010||3 June 2010 - 6 June 2010|
|Bilderberg/2013||6 June 2013 - 9 June 2013|
|Bilderberg/2014||29 May 2014 - 1 June 2014|
|Bilderberg/2016||9 June 2016 - 12 June 2016|
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- Various names are typographically incorrect or inconsistent, especially foreign name such as "Nils Nφrlund" and "John Pesmazoglu".