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Wednesday 5 June 2013

Bilderberg 2013 agenda & attendee list

  Prins Bernhard of  Oranje Nassau, the Netherlands, the founder of the Bilder berg group.

The 61st Bilderberg meeting is set to take place from 6 until 9 June 2013 in Hertfordshire, UK. 

A total of around 140 participants from 21 European and North American countries have confirmed their attendance. As ever, a diverse group of political leaders and experts from industry, finance, academia and the media have been invited. The list of participants is available on

The key topics for discussion this year include:
• Can the US and Europe grow faster and create jobs?
• Jobs, entitlement and debt
• How big data is changing almost everything
• Nationalism and populism
• US foreign policy
• Africa’s challenges
• Cyber warfare and the proliferation of asymmetric threats
• Major trends in medical research
• Online education: promise and impacts
• Politics of the European Union
• Developments in the Middle East
• Current affairs 

Founded in 1954, Bilderberg is an annual conference designed to foster dialogue between Europe and North America.

Every year, between 120-150 political leaders and experts from industry, finance, academia and the media are invited to take part in the conference. About two thirds of the participants come from Europe and the rest from North America; one third from politics and government and the rest from other fields.

The conference has always been a forum for informal, off-the-record discussions about megatrends and the major issues facing the world. Thanks to the private nature of the conference, the participants are not bound by the conventions of office or by pre-agreed positions. As such, they can take time to listen, reflect and gather insights.

There is no detailed agenda, no resolutions are proposed, no votes are taken, and no policy statements are issued. 

 Hertfordshire, England 6-9 June 2013
Current list of Participants
Status 3 June 2013

FRA Castries, Henri de Chairman and CEO, AXA Group 

DEU Achleitner, Paul M. Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Deutsche Bank AG 
DEU Ackermann, Josef Chairman of the Board, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd 
GBR Agius, Marcus Former Chairman, Barclays plc 
GBR Alexander, Helen Chairman, UBM plc 
USA Altman, Roger C. Executive Chairman, Evercore Partners 
FIN Apunen, Matti Director, Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA 
USA Athey, Susan Professor of Economics, Stanford Graduate School of Business 
TUR Aydıntaşbaş, Aslı Columnist, Milliyet Newspaper 
TUR Babacan, Ali Deputy Prime Minister for Economic and Financial Affairs 
GBR Balls, Edward M. Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer 
PRT Balsemão, Francisco Pinto Chairman and CEO, IMPRESA 
FRA Barré, Nicolas Managing Editor, Les Echos 
INT Barroso, José M. Durão President, European Commission 
FRA Baverez, Nicolas Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP 
FRA Bavinchove, Olivier de Commander, Eurocorps 
GBR Bell, John Regius Professor of Medicine, University of Oxford 
ITA Bernabè, Franco Chairman and CEO, Telecom Italia S.p.A. 
USA Bezos, Jeff Founder and CEO, 
SWE Bildt, Carl Minister for Foreign Affairs 
SWE Borg, Anders Minister for Finance 
NLD Boxmeer, Jean François van Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO, Heineken N.V. 
NOR Brandtzæg, Svein Richard President and CEO, Norsk Hydro ASA 
AUT Bronner, Oscar Publisher, Der Standard Medienwelt 
GBR Carrington, Peter Former Honorary Chairman, Bilderberg Meetings 
ESP Cebrián, Juan Luis Executive Chairman, Grupo PRISA 
CAN Clark, W. Edmund President and CEO, TD Bank Group 
GBR Clarke, Kenneth Member of Parliament 
DNK Corydon, Bjarne Minister of Finance

GBR Cowper-Coles, Sherard Business Development Director, International, BAE Systems plc 
ITA Cucchiani, Enrico Tommaso CEO, Intesa Sanpaolo SpA 
BEL Davignon, Etienne Minister of State; Former Chairman, Bilderberg Meetings 
GBR Davis, Ian Senior Partner Emeritus, McKinsey & Company 
NLD Dijkgraaf, Robbert H. Director and Leon Levy Professor, Institute for Advanced Study 
TUR Dinçer, Haluk President, Retail and Insurance Group, Sabancı Holding A.S. 
GBR Dudley, Robert Group Chief Executive, BP plc 
USA Eberstadt, Nicholas N. Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy, American Enterprise Institute 
NOR Eide, Espen Barth Minister of Foreign Affairs 
SWE Ekholm, Börje President and CEO, Investor AB 
DEU Enders, Thomas CEO, EADS 
USA Evans, J. Michael Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs & Co. 
DNK Federspiel, Ulrik Executive Vice President, Haldor Topsøe A/S 
USA Feldstein, Martin S. Professor of Economics, Harvard University; President Emeritus, NBER 
FRA Fillon, François Former Prime Minister 
USA Fishman, Mark C. President, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research 
GBR Flint, Douglas J. Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings plc 
IRL Gallagher, Paul Senior Counsel 
USA Geithner, Timothy F. Former Secretary of the Treasury 
USA Gfoeller, Michael Political Consultant 
USA Graham, Donald E. Chairman and CEO, The Washington Post Company 
DEU Grillo, Ulrich CEO, Grillo-Werke AG 
ITA Gruber, Lilli Journalist – Anchorwoman, La 7 TV 
ESP Guindos, Luis de Minister of Economy and Competitiveness 
GBR Gulliver, Stuart Group Chief Executive, HSBC Holdings plc 
CHE Gutzwiller, Felix Member of the Swiss Council of States 
NLD Halberstadt, Victor Professor of Economics, Leiden University; Former Honorary Secretary  General of Bilderberg Meetings 
FIN Heinonen, Olli Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School of Government 
GBR Henry, Simon CFO, Royal Dutch Shell plc 
FRA Hermelin, Paul Chairman and CEO, Capgemini Group 
ESP Isla, Pablo Chairman and CEO, Inditex Group 
USA Jacobs, Kenneth M. Chairman and CEO, Lazard 
USA Johnson, James A. Chairman, Johnson Capital Partners 
CHE Jordan, Thomas J. Chairman of the Governing Board, Swiss National Bank 
USA Jordan, Jr., Vernon E. Managing Director, Lazard Freres & Co. LLC 
USA Kaplan, Robert D. Chief Geopolitical Analyst, Stratfor 
USA Karp, Alex Founder and CEO, Palantir Technologies 
GBR Kerr, John Independent Member, House of Lords 
USA Kissinger, Henry A. Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc. 
USA Kleinfeld, Klaus Chairman and CEO, Alcoa 
NLD Knot, Klaas H.W. President, De Nederlandsche Bank 
TUR Koç, Mustafa V. Chairman, Koç Holding A.S. 
DEU Koch, Roland CEO, Bilfinger SE 
USA Kravis, Henry R. Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. 
USA Kravis, Marie-Josée Senior Fellow and Vice Chair, Hudson Institute 
CHE Kudelski, André Chairman and CEO, Kudelski Group 
GRC Kyriacopoulos, Ulysses Chairman, S&B Industrial Minerals S.A. 
INT Lagarde, Christine Managing Director, International Monetary Fund 
DEU Lauk, Kurt J. Chairman of the Economic Council to the CDU, Berlin 
USA Lessig, Lawrence Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership, Harvard Law School; Director, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University 
BEL Leysen, Thomas Chairman of the Board of Directors, KBC Group 
DEU Lindner, Christian Party Leader, Free Democratic Party (FDP NRW) 
SWE Löfven, Stefan Party Leader, Social Democratic Party (SAP) 
DEU Löscher, Peter President and CEO, Siemens AG 
GBR Mandelson, Peter Chairman, Global Counsel; Chairman, Lazard International 
USA Mathews, Jessica T. President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 
CAN McKenna, Frank Chair, Brookfield Asset Management 
GBR Micklethwait, John Editor-in-Chief, The Economist 
FRA Montbrial, Thierry de President, French Institute for International Relations 
ITA Monti, Mario Former Prime Minister 
USA Mundie, Craig J. Senior Advisor to the CEO, Microsoft Corporation 
ITA Nagel, Alberto CEO, Mediobanca 
NLD Netherlands, H.R.H. Princess Beatrix of The 
USA Ng, Andrew Y. Co-Founder, Coursera 
FIN Ollila, Jorma Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell, plc 
GBR Omand, David Visiting Professor, King’s College London 
GBR Osborne, George Chancellor of the Exchequer 
USA Ottolenghi, Emanuele Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies 
TUR Özel, Soli Senior Lecturer, Kadir Has University; Columnist, Habertürk Newspaper 
GRC Papahelas, Alexis Executive Editor, Kathimerini Newspaper 
TUR Pavey, Şafak Member of Parliament (CHP) 
FRA Pécresse, Valérie Member of Parliament (UMP) 
USA Perle, Richard N. Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute 
USA Petraeus, David H. General, U.S. Army (Retired) 
PRT Portas, Paulo Minister of State and Foreign Affairs 
CAN Prichard, J. Robert S. Chair, Torys LLP 
INT Reding, Viviane Vice President and Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, European Commission 
CAN Reisman, Heather M. CEO, Indigo Books & Music Inc. 
FRA Rey, Hélène Professor of Economics, London Business School 
GBR Robertson, Simon Partner, Robertson Robey Associates LLP; Deputy Chairman, HSBC Holdings 
ITA Rocca, Gianfelice Chairman,Techint Group 
POL Rostowski, Jacek Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister 
USA Rubin, Robert E. Co-Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Secretary of the Treasury 
NLD Rutte, Mark Prime Minister 
AUT Schieder, Andreas State Secretary of Finance 
USA Schmidt, Eric E. Executive Chairman, Google Inc. 
AUT Scholten, Rudolf Member of the Board of Executive Directors, Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG 
PRT Seguro, António José Secretary General, Socialist Party 
FRA Senard, Jean-Dominique CEO, Michelin Group 
NOR Skogen Lund, Kristin Director General, Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise 
USA Slaughter, Anne-Marie Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University 
IRL Sutherland, Peter D. Chairman, Goldman Sachs International 
GBR Taylor, Martin Former Chairman, Syngenta AG 
INT Thiam, Tidjane Group CEO, Prudential plc 
USA Thiel, Peter A. President, Thiel Capital 
USA Thompson, Craig B. President and CEO, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center 
DNK Topsøe, Jakob Haldor Partner, AMBROX Capital A/S 
FIN Urpilainen, Jutta Minister of Finance 
CHE Vasella, Daniel L. Honorary Chairman, Novartis AG 
GBR Voser, Peter R. CEO, Royal Dutch Shell plc 
CAN Wall, Brad Premier of Saskatchewan 
SWE Wallenberg, Jacob Chairman, Investor AB 
USA Warsh, Kevin Distinguished Visiting Fellow, The Hoover Institution, Stanford University 
CAN Weston, Galen G. Executive Chairman, Loblaw Companies Limited 
GBR Williams of Crosby, Shirley Member, House of Lords 
GBR Wolf, Martin H. Chief Economics Commentator, The Financial Times 
USA Wolfensohn, James D. Chairman and CEO, Wolfensohn and Company 
GBR Wright, David Vice Chairman, Barclays plc 
INT Zoellick, Robert B. Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics 

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