The 1982 Bilderberg Report
|Date||14 May 1982 - 16 May 1982|
|Location||Rica Park Hotel, Sandefjord, Norway|
|Participants||Walter Scheel, Victor Halberstadt, Theodore L. Eliot Jr., Willem Duisenberg, Tage Andersen, Dwayne O. Andreas, Hannes Androsch, Egon Bahr, George W. Ball, Maria Becket, Jack F. Bennett, Georges Berthoin, Christoph Bertram, Ernst van der Beugel, Selahattin Beyazit, Björn Bjarnason, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Erhard Busek, Costa Carras, Jaime Carvajal Urquijo, C. Fredrik K. Castren, Jean Chretien, Henning Christophersen, Wisse Dekker, Paul Desmarais, William A. Dimma, Hermann F. Eilts, Murray H. Finley, Paul B. Finney, Jean François-Poncet, Knut Frydenlund, Evan G. Galbraith, Charles Getchell, Meg Greenfield, Sten Gustafsson, Geir Hallgrimsson, Fritz Halm, Robert A. Hanson, Henry J. Heinz II, Alfred Herrhausen, Erik Hoffmeyer, Karen E. House, Robin Ibbs, Hans Igler, Hal Jackman, Vernon E. Jordan, Elie Kedourie, Henry A. Kissinger, Andrew Knight, Helmut Kohl, Max Kohnstamm, Philippe Lagayette, Léon Lambert, Otto L. Graf Lambsdorff, Jacques de Larosiere, Nigel Lawson, Emile van Lennep, George Livanos, Winston Lord, Joseph Luns, Franz Lutolf, Donald S. MacDonald, Bruce K. MacLaury, David J. Mahoney, Jacques Maisonrouge, Rogerio Martins, Hans van Mierlo, Thierry de Montbrial, Tor Moursund, Einar Fr. Nagell-Erichsen, Prince Claus of the Netherlands, James R. Nininger, Niels Norlund, Piero Ostellino, Sylvia Ostry, David Owen, Haluk Ozgul, Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, Richard Pipes, Karl Otto Pohl, Romano Prodi, James Roche, David Rockefeller, Bernard W. Rogers, Virginio Rognoni, Eric Roll, Robert V. Roosa, John Sainsbury, E. Antoine Seilliere, Stefano Silvestri, William E. Simon, Henri F. Simonet, Anders C. Sjaastad, Hermod Skanland, Christopher Soames, Theo Sommer, André Spoor, Thorvald Stoltenberg, Robert S. Strauss, Svenn Stray, Björn Svedberg, Otto Grieg Tidemand, Metin Toker, Victor H. Umbricht, Alexandre de Azeredo Vaz Pinto, Paul A. Volcker, Ben J. Wattenberg, Niels Werring, Joseph H. Williams, Kåre Willoch, Lars Wohlin, Otto Wolff von Amerongen, Manfred Wörner|
|Witnessed by||Bernard C. Thillaye, Georg Zimmer-Lehmann, Carlos Aritario, Jacques Demers, Hanno Hartmann, Anne Hoogendoorn, R. K. Lochner, Charles Muller, Guido Peruzzo, Gianni Ravasio, Rudiger von Rosen, Folkmar Stoecker, Horst Teltschik, Charles Getchell, Grant F. Winthrop|
The 1982 Bilderberg Meeting was the 30th such meeting and had participants from ~18 European countries, the United States, Canada and "various international organizations". It was chaired by Walter Scheel and was held at the Rica Park Hotel, Sandefjord, Norway. The 113 guests included 19 business executives, 25 politicians, 13 financiers, 9 editors/journalists and 8 academics.
The 1982 Bilderberg Conference Report was the first to include more than just the nationality of visitors. All known reports after 1981 have included a short (1 line) summary of guests. The reasons for the change are unknown. The report has been leaked and is now online. There were five topics on the agenda.
1. Divergent Policies And Attitudes In The North Atlantic Community
There were three working papers. The first working paper, by Ben J. Wattenberg, was entitled Attitudes and Policy: How the Wealth Weapon Can Save the Alliance and Detente. The second working paper, by Henri Simonet, was entitled A European's Thoughts on the State of the Alliance. The third, by Manfred Wörner was entitled Divergent Policies and Attitudes in the North Atlantic Community. The discussion was chaired by Walter Scheel.
2. What Can Arms Control Achieve?
There were two working papers. The first was by Egon Bahr. The second working paper, by Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, was entitled The United States and the Atlantic Alliance in the 1980's. The discussion was chaired by Andrew Knight.
3. The Middle East: Issues At Stake
There were two working papers. The first, by Hermann Frederick Eilts, was entitled The Reagan Administration in the Middle East: Issues at Stake. The second working paper was by Elie Kedourie. The discussion was chaired by Winston Lord.
4. Economic Issues: Dogmas And Realities
There were two working papers. The first, by Sylvia Ostry, was entitled The United States and Europe: Coping with Change. The second, by William E. Simon, was entitled U.S. Economic Performance and Prospects. The discussion was chaired by Thierry de Montbrial.
5. Discussion Of Current Events
The topics were The Falkland Islands Crisis andEast-West Relations: Poland, Trade, and Finance.