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"Long subject to a strong media blackout (almost never reported in newspapers before around 2010), protected by national police, the Bilderberg group holds an annual meeting of approximately 130 bankers, political & military leaders, CEOs of multinational corporations, editors and royalty. Meetings are firmly off the record, although increasingly leaky." cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.
Group.png Bilderberg  
(Deep state milieuNNDB Powerbase Sourcewatch 4
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The eponymous "Hotel Bilderberg" which hosted the first meeting back in 1954.
Formation 29 May 1954
Type Secret Society
Interest of Robert Eringer, Daniel Estulin, Jim Tucker
Exposed by Jim Tucker
Bilderberg/1955 March
Bilderberg/1955 September
Bilderberg/1957 February
Bilderberg/1957 October
Bilderberg/Advisory Committee
Bilderberg/Steering committee
Long subject to a strong media blackout (almost never reported in newspapers before around 2010), protected by national police, the Bilderberg group holds an annual meeting of approximately 130 bankers, political & military leaders, CEOs of multinational corporations, editors and royalty. Meetings are firmly off the record, although increasingly leaky.

The Bilderberg is a series of annual meetings which began in 1954, which have had at least[1] 2766 participants and a further 117 more "in attendance" (all of whom have pages on this website). They are often mentioned in conjunction with two other, less secretive, organizations: the Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations. Around 120 financiers, military leaders, heads of corporations, nation states and deep politicians collaborate on projects of mutual interest (such as, according to a former chairman, the creation of the Euro).[2] The group has been accused of involvement in false flag attacks,[3][4] but such activity seems more suited to more secretive deep state milieux such as Le Cercle.

A video by Press TV

Official Narrative

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The official narrative of the Bilderberg group used to be that there was no such group. Nowadays however, the dates and attendance of meetings are published, and the story being that these famous and busy people, normally subject to scrutiny by paparazzi, need time to relax and take time away from public scrutiny. It's an "annual, unofficial, invitation-only" social event.

Media Reporting

Iain Hollingshead wrote in The Telegraph in the run up to the 2010 Bilderberg that "Dan Brown aside, conspiracy theories don’t come much bigger than this". He began the article "I have just discovered that a shadowy cabal of global luminaries, including Henry Kissinger, David Rockefeller, Prince Charles, Peter Mandelson, Lord Carrington, David Cameron, Queen Beatrix of Holland and the chairman of Barclays Bank, have been plotting to overthrow national governments and form a fascist one-world empire" and stated that "part of the lure to conspiracy theorists is that the group wasn’t properly reported in the mainstream media until very recently."[5]


The intense secrecy and use of armed guards belie the claim that Bilderberg is a mere social event. Willy Claes, who attended Bilderberg in 1994, said on Belgian radio that at Bilderberg each participant is given a report and they are "considered to use this report in setting their policies in the environments in which they affect".[6] In 2005, the Bilderberg Steering committee chair, Étienne Davignon, concluded a BBC interview with the remark that "informal and private networks like Bilderberg have helped to oil the wheels of global politics and globalisation for the past half a century".[7]


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The group was set up by Józef Retinger, who explains that he "set up the Bilderberg to offset "a growing distrust of America". He consulted three friends who pointed him to friends of theirs, a dozen men in all, many of whom attended the eponymous initial meeting in 1954. Originally, these were all Europeans, but the group became established in USA are he travelled there to float the idea. Similarly to the Safari Club, the Bilderberg was named after the location of the first meeting.


Full article: Bilderberg/Meetings

Since 1954, the group has had annual meetings usually in April, May or June. There were 2 meetings in 1955 and 1957. The 1976 meeting was cancelled due to Prince Bernhard's difficulties dealing with the Lockheed Bribery Affair. Secretary General of NATO Willy Claes stated in an interview that no two guests are allowed to sit next to each other more than once at Bilderberg, to enable the maximum exchange of views on important subjects. He also explained that guests are normally given around 10 minutes of talk time, after which a report is compiled of their presentation.[8]


Full article: Stub class article Bilderberg/Guests
A video by James Corbett

Conferences have around 100-150 guests. Membership of the Bilderberg is drawn mainly from Europe and USA, with very few participants from the southern hemisphere. The first attendees from China were at the 2011 Bilderberg. Members are heads of multinational corporations, political and financial leaders as well as royalty. Dennis Healey reports that Bilderberg new invitees were expected to speak so that the steering committee members can evaluate them.[9]

Advisory Group(s)

Full article: Stub class article Bilderberg/Advisory committee

More rarefied than the Steering Committee is the advisory committee, which generally numbers only about 7 members. In 2001 David Rockefeller was chairman of the international advisory group, which is made up of long terme members of the Steering committee. Advisory group membership was indicated on the minutes from 1981 - 1995 (at least), but had been dropped by 2002.

Steering Committee

Full article: Bilderberg/Steering committee
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A Bilderberg Steering Committee was formed in the 1950s.[10] It was originally smaller, but nowadays it typically has around 28 members, and its composition is chosen by the more elite Bilderberg advisory group. Henri de Castries currently chairs it. Other members include Étienne Davignon, journalist Bill Moyers, diplomat George W. Ball, perennial Bilderberger Victor Halberstadt, BBC Senior Independent Director Marcus Agius, Gabriel Hauge, Richard C. Holbrooke, Winston Lord and Paul Wolfowitz.


Bilderberg watchers, once few in numbers, have now become a standard feature of the conference

For most of its life, the group operated with a high level of secrecy, though not as much as other deep state milieu such as Le Cercle. When asked in March 1998 in the UK Parliament, UK Prime Minister Tony Blair denied that he or any members of his government had ever attended a Bilderberg meeting.[11]

In a candid moment, Blair later admitted attending the conference, terming it a "really useful group".[12]

Corporate media

In October 1955, Der Spiegel carried a major report on the "secret conference" of the "Bilderberg circle", even terming it a "conspiracy" (in quotes). It reported on attendees and the discussions. This appears to have been the trigger for a serious commercially-controlled media blackout, since the next time it was known to be mentioned by the corporate media was a short mention in a Washington Post article of 1963.[13] Occasionally, conferences were reported, such as in 1977[14] but a media blackout continued and until about 2005.


The internet proved an effective tool after campaigning journalists such as Jim Tucker and Tony Gosling (who registered[15]) worked hard to publicise it. Guardian reporter Charlie Skelton started regularly reporting on the group in 2009 with an article entitled "Our man at Bilderberg: in pursuit of the world's most powerful cabal" in which he wrote that "a handful of people are saying, this weekend is Bilderberg".[16] By 2010, a lot of the secrecy surrounding the group had been eroded and other commercially-controlled media sources were reporting from the meetings. In 2011, BBC acknowledged a changing of the official narrative about the group, artfully entitling an article "Bilderberg mystery: Why do people believe in cabals?" - reframing the "mystery" associated with the group to speculation about the mental health of people who question its toxic nature.[17]



Beginning around 2014, a user named bilderbergboys began posting Bilderberg reports on Scribd. Markings on the documents indicate that they are from a range of sources, predominantly from library collections and archives.[18] These formed the basis of the material here about the Bilderberg meetings.

Public Intelligence

In 2016, the Public Intelligence website collated a large number of conference reports and miscellaneous associated documentation.[19][20] The majority of these were posted to this website in 2017.


For a long time, outsiders could only speculate as to why 100+ senior figures from commerce, politics, finance, espionage etc. chose to meet up annually with such elaborate security. Increasingly, however, leaked documents and other information from insiders are clarifying the group's activities. most obviously, self-enrichment and the accumulation of power and influence is a factor. Members are also sent by deep politicians with specific agendas. The close proximity of so many figures from different nations facilitates the development not only of social relationships but undocumented international understandings and contingency plans.

1973 Oil Crisis

Full article: Stub class article 1973 Oil crisis
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Visitors to the 1973 Bilderberg conference included the CEOs of Royal Dutch Shell, British Petroleum, Total S.A., ENI, Exxon as well as senior financiers. Discussions included.[21] Meeting minutes indicate that participants discussed a 400% increase in the price of oil, and created a "plan [on] how to manage the about-to-be-created flood of oil dollars."[22] The price of Egyptian crude oil was around $3 per barrel at the time of the meeting, but was $12 by 1974.[23]

Creation of the Euro

Étienne Davignon, former chairman, stated in a 2009 interview that the group "helped create the euro in the 1990s",[24] a boast which is supported by leaked documents and the Bilderberg's apparent choice of the President of the European Central Bank; of the three Presidents of the European Central Bank, the first two, Wim Duisenberg and Jean-Claude Trichet, were Bilderberg Steering Committee members and the next, Mario Draghi, attended the Bilderberg just before his appointment as president. The ECB's predecessor organisation, the European Monetary Institute was similarly lead exclusively by Bilderberg attendees.

Strategy of tension

Full article: Strategy of tension

Ferdinando Imposimato, Honorary President of the Supreme Court of Italy and former Senior Investigative Judge, the man who prosecuted the case involving the assassination attempt against Pope John Paul II, wrote a book accusing the Bilderberg Group of False flag terrorist attacks as part of a wider strategy of tension in Europe.[4][3]

Job appointments

RT remarked in 2017 that the Bilderberg "has a rather amazing track record among attendees who have gone on to enjoy high office. Bill Clinton attended his first Bilderberg meeting in 1991, and one year later he was sitting pretty in the White House; Tony Blair attended as a relative unknown in 1993 and in 1997 he was British prime minister; investment banker Emmanuel Macron was an attendee in 2014, and just this year he emerged from the political shadows at the 11th hour to beat out veteran nationalist politician, Marine Le Pen, in the French presidential race."[25]

Secretary General of NATO

The top item of the agenda of the 1966 Bilderberg meeting, written by Robert R. Bowie, was the reorganising of NATO.[26] Since that meeting, no one has been permanently appointed as NATO Secretary General without first attending at least one meeting of the Bilderberg.

UK Prime Minister

Since 1963, only two UK Prime Ministers have not attended the Bilderberg group (John Major and maybe Harold Wilson, though the latter is sometimes reckoned to have attended). Again, the most common pattern is to attend a Bilderberg meeting before become leader of a political party.

See Also


Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Austerity Fascism is Comingwebpage8 June 2010Paul Joseph Watson
File:Bilderberg-history-1956.pdfreport1956Józef Retinger
CFR Membership 1993membership list4 November 2008FREE

Related Quotations

Charlie Skelton“Bilderberg is concerned about fake news? The world’s most secretive conference, which is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars keeping the press away from its sacred discussions, which has spent decades lying and obfuscating about itself, wants to ensure the spread of truth.”Charlie Skelton2017
Peter Thiel“I believe that it is always important to exchange views with people, no matter what their perspectives are. I think we have a lot of problems in our society and we need to be finding ways to talk to people. We need to find ways to talk to people where not everything is completely transparent. Libertarianism is not synonymous with radical transparency. That’s often an argument that Stasi would make in East Germany, when everything had to be monitored by society. And I think you have the best conversations in smaller groups where not everything is being monitored. That’s how you can have very honest conversations and you can think better about the future.”Peter Thiel2016
== Rating ==
4star.png 6 September 2016 Robin  A good overview and vital and original insights
This page contains not only a solid overview, but also important original research about the Bilderberg done by Wikispooks editors. Who knew that the Bilderberg have controlled the NATO Secretary General since 1966?


  1. This count is based on the official documents - some meetings are known to have undocumented attendees
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  10. The Bilderberg Group, by Jozef Retinger
  13. "Secret Meeting Held in Cannes". The Washington Post. 30 March 1963. 
  14. Caroline Moorehead (18 April 1977). "Times Profile: The Bilderberg Group". The Times. p. 9. Henry Kissinger will be there. So will Helmut Schmidt, Baron Edmond de Rothschild, Joseph Luns, Giovanni Agnelli and Mrs Thatcher. This is the twenty-fifth Bilderberg meeting. 
  22. William Engdahl, A Century of War: Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order. (London: Pluto Press, 2004), pp. 130-132
  26. File:Bilderberg-Conference-Report-1966.pdf