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Date30 May 1996 - 2 June 1996
LocationToronto,  Canada
ParticipantsPeter Carrington, Victor Halberstadt, Casimir Yost, Giovanni Agnelli, Martti Ahtisaari, Paul Allaire, Dwayne Andreas, Anders Aslund, Lloyd Axworthy, Francisco Pinto Balsemao, Percy Barnevik, Lloyd Bentsen, Franco Bernabe, Christoph Bertram, Selahattin Beyazit, Carl Bildt, Conrad Black, Frits Bolkestein, Pieter Bottelier, John Bryan, William F. Buckley, Costa Carras, Ulrich Cartellieri, Jaime Carvajal Urquijo, Jean Chretien, Bertrand Collomb, Jon Corzine, Flavio Cotti, Kenneth Dam, George David, Étienne Davignon, Marie-Josee Drouin, Fredrik Eaton, Uffe Ellemann-Jensen, Gazi Ercel, Martin S. Feldstein, Stanley Fischer, Al Flood, Chas. W. Freeman, Timothy Garton Ash, Paul Gigot, Emre Gonensay, Allan Gotlieb, Anthony Griffin, Michael Harris, Helmut Haussmann, Westye Høegh, Richard Holbrooke, Jan Huyghebaert, Jaakko Iloniemi, Peter Job, Vernon Jordan, Lionel Jospin, Dietrich Karner, Henry Kissinger, Andrew Knight, Max Kohnstamm, Max Kothbauer, Henry R. Kravis, Kurt Lauk, Pierre Lellouche, André Lévy-Lang, Winston Lord, Margarida Marante, Paul Martin, Jack F. Matlock, Philippe Maystadt, Donald F. McHenry, Ad P.W. Melkert, John Monks, Thierry de Montbrial, Mario Monti, Beatrix Armgard, Sam Nunn, Andrzej Olechowski, Sylvia Ostry, Theodoros G. Pangalos, William J. Perry, Jan Petersen, Norman Podhoretz, David de Pury, Malcolm Rifkind, Simon Robertson, David Rockefeller, Edward S. Rogers, Eric Roll, Renato Ruggiero, Mona Sahlin, Jürgen E. Schrempp, Klaus Schwab, Toger Seidenfaden, Jack Sheinkman, Cornelio Sommaruga, George Soros, Queen Sofia, George Stephanopoulos, Jürgen Strube, Gyorgy Suranyi, Peter Sutherland, Morris Tabaksnlat, J. Martin Taylor, Alexander Trotman, Walter Veltroni, António Vitorino, Henning Voschherau, Franz Vranitzky, Karel Vuursteen, Marcus Wallenberg (born 1956), Stanley A. Weiss, John C. Whitehead, L. R. Wilson, James Wolfensohn, Otto Wolff von Amerongen, Paul Wolfowitz, Juan Antonio Yáñez-Barnuevo
PerpetratorsBilderberg/Steering committee
Witnessed byWillem-Alexander Ferdinand, Philippe of Belgium, John Micklethwait, Alice Victor
DescriptionThe 44th Bilderberg, held in Canada

The 1996 Bilderberg Meeting was the 44th Bilderberg. It had participants from Europe, the United States and Canada. It was held in Toronto, Canada. The 115 guests included 35 business executives, 33 politicians, 5 financiers, 11 editors/journalists and 7 academics. The next meeting was the 1997 Bilderberg.


The 1996 Bilderberg Agenda has not been leaked, but the website at Bilderberg Meetings has posted an agenda.

1. Status Report on the Alliance

2. Former Yugoslavia

Vic Bilson has asserted that the Kosovo War was planned at the 1996 Bilderberg.[1]

3. Russia: Political Forces and Economic Prospects

4. Europe: the Politics of EU Enlargement

5. Has Europe's Economy Run out of Steam?

6. Will the Enlarged Union Survive EMU's Success or Failure?

7. The US Agenda

8. The Israeli Election

9. How and How Much can the Western World Grow Economically?

10. WTO and World Bank: Briefing

11. Where is China Going?


Jon Deverell wrote Black Plays Host to World Leaders for the Toronto Star, published on 30 May 1996.[2]


Known Participants

111 of the 115 of the participants already have pages here:

Gianni AgnelliItalian industrialist, 37 Bilderbergs
Martti Ahtisaari10th President of Finland, UN Commissioner for Namibia, 3 Bilderbergs
Paul AllaireBilderberg Steering Committee member and board of the Council on Foreign Relations who headed Rank Xerox
Otto Wolff von AmerongenBilderberg Advisory Committee member, deep politician
Dwayne AndreasLarge political donor to both major US parties.
Beatrix ArmgardFormer Dutch Queen. Survived 2009 Queen's Day Attack. In 1962 became the first woman to attend a Bilderberg meeting. Kicked a very heavy Bilderberg habit in 2015.
Timothy Garton AshUK historian, Ditchley Governor with other connections. Presented a paper to the 1989 Bilderberg. Subsequently attended two more, over a span of 30 years.
Lloyd AxworthyAttended the 1996 Bilderberg as Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs
Percy BarnevikBilderberg Steering committee member in the Wallenberg Sphere
Lloyd Bentsen5 time Bilderberger US Treasury Secretary
Franco BernabèItalian banker and manager, Steering Committee of the Bilderberg
Christoph BertramGerman journalist with a heavy Bilderberg habit
Selahattin BeyazitOne of the biggest industrialists in Turkey and member of the Bilderberg Steering committee.
Carl BildtSwedish deep politician, serial Bilderberger and visitor to the MSC. Sitting on an impressive number of deep state related commissions.
Conrad BlackFraudulent Bilderberg steering committee member
Frits BolkesteinQuad Bilderberger Dutch Defence minister, mentor of Geert Wilders
Pieter BottelierDutch banker who attended the 1996 Bilderberg
John BryanUS businessman
William F. BuckleySpooky Bilderberg TV speaker, friend of Alistair Horne
Peter CarringtonUK Deep politician. Bilderberg chairman. President of the Pilgrims Society. Secretary General of NATO. Chairman of the UK Conservative Party. Busy guy.
Ulrich CartellieriGerman banker and arms company executive. Attended 3 Bilderbergs in the 1990s.
Jean ChrétienPrime minister of Canada 1993-2003, Bilderbergs in 1982 and 1996
Bertrand CollombConnected French businessman. 13 Bilderbergs.
Jon Corzine6 times Bilderberger financier
Flavio CottiSwiss politician who attended 4 Bilderbergs in the 1990s
Kenneth DamEconomist who was US Deputy Secretary of State, with a heavy Bilderberg habit.
George DavidGreek Cypriot entrepreneur, Bilderberg Steering committee.
Étienne DavignonBelgian deep politician, EU commissioner, Bilderberg chairman, Egmont Institute president
Fredrik EatonAttended 3 Bilderbergs around when he was Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.
Uffe Ellemann-JensenStarted more offensive military/soft power posture as Danish Foreign Minister. 8 Bilderbergs, candidate for NATO General-Secretary.
Gazi ErcelTurkish central banker and 4 times Bilderberger
Martin FeldsteinUS economist, Trilateral Commission, heavy Bilderberg habit towards the end of his life.
Stanley FischerIsraeli/US central banker and quad Bilderberger
Al FloodCanadian banker of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce who failed upwards. Bilderberg/1996
Charles FreemanLong time president of the Middle East Policy Council. Close relations to Saudi Arabia and Iran. Le Cercle, Bilderberg
Paul GigotUS journalist. 6 Bilderbergs
Allan GotliebQuad Bilderberger Canadian diplomat
Anthony GriffinWorked for S.G. Warburg. A member of the Bilderberg Advisory Committee for 32 years.
Emre GönensayTechnocrat who privatized the Turkish economy, then Turkish Foreign Minister.
Victor HalberstadtA professor of economics, with a minimal Wikipedia page, who has attended all Bilderberg meetings since 1975.
Michael HarrisInvestigative journalist who attended the 1996 Bilderberg conference. Cancelled from corporate media after criticizing Israel.
Helmut HaussmannQuad Bilderberger German politician
Richard HolbrookeBilderberg/Steering committee, deep state operative
Jan HuyghebaertBelgian businessman, 11 Bilderbergs
Westye HøeghPresident of the Norwegian Shipowners' Association, Bilderberg Steering committee
Jaakko IloniemiBilderberg Steering committee, Finnish Ambassador to the US
Peter JobCEO of Reuters, which supplies the majority of the world's news. Pioneered UK high executive bonuses.
Vernon JordanClose friend of Bill Clinton. A member of the Bilderberg Steering committee who attended 34 Bilderberg meetings.
Lionel JospinBilderberg 1996. French PM 1997-2002
Dietrich KarnerAustrian insurance executive who attended the 1996 Bilderberg meeting.
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Willem-Alexander FerdinandDutch royalty. Bilderberg
Philippe MariaBelgian royalty, regular Bilderberg
John MicklethwaitEditor of The Economist for 9 years then Bloomberg News
Alice VictorChief of Staff for David Rockefeller who witnessed the Bilderbergs from 1991 to 1996.
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