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The 1963 Bilderberg Report
Date29 March 1963 - 31 March 1963
LocationHotel Martinez,  Cannes,  France
ParticipantsBernhard von Biesterfeld, Ernst van der Beugel, Joseph E. Johnson, Paul Rykens, Arnold Lamping, Giovanni Agnelli, Robert O. Anderson, Raymond C. F. Aron, George Ball, John Bassett, Jacques Baumel, Wilfrid Baumgartner, Henrik Beer, Frederic M. Bennett, Fritz Berg, M. Nuri Birgi, Kurt Birrenbach, Pieter A. Blaisse, Max Brauer, James Callaghan, Victor Cavendish-Bentinck, Albin P. H. Chalandon, S. Paul Chambers, Walker Cisler, Harold Van B. Cleveland, Emilio Collado, Lammot du Pont Copeland, Karl Czernetz, Sven Dahlman, Arthur H. Dean, Alighiero De Micheli, James Duncan, Nejat Eczacıbaşı, Hans Engen, Fritz Erler, Maurice Faure, Andre Fontaine, Cornelius E. Gallagher, Pierre M. Gallois, William Gossett, Anthony Griffin, Colin Gubbins, Guillaume Guindey, Gabriel Hauge, Denis Healey, Edward Heath, Henry J. Heinz II, Hans-Heinrich Herwarth von Bittenfeld, William A. Hewitt, Bourke B. Hickenlooper, Leif Høegh, C. D. Jackson, Paul Jolles, Herman Kling, Max Kohnstamm, Ole B. Kraft, Lyman Lemnitzer, Emile Van Lennep, Sicco L. Mansholt, Edward S. Mason, Rene Massigli, Marcello G. N. D. Mathias, George McGhee, Johannes Meynen, Roland Michener, Guy Mollet, Robert D. Murphy, George Nebolsine, Paul H. Nitze, Johan Nykopp, Aurelio Peccei, Mario Pedini, James Perkins, Max Petitpierre, Jacques Piette, Antoine Pinay, Alberto Pirelli, Rene Pleven, Pietro Quaroni, David Rockefeller, Ivo Samkalden, Carlo Schmid, Jacques Segard, Rene E. Sergent, Baron Snoy et d'Oppuers, Paul-Henry Spaak, Charles Spofford, Christofore Stratos, Terkel Terkelsen, Mark Turner, Pierre Uri, Marcus Wallenberg Jr., Otto Wolff von Amerongen, Christopher M. Woodhouse
PerpetratorsBilderberg/Steering committee
Witnessed byBeatrix Armgard, A. E. Braam Houckgeest, V. Chiusano, Alfred Mozer, Bertie le Roy, E. L. Tanugi de Jongh
DescriptionThe 12th Bilderberg meeting and the second one in France.

The 1963 Bilderberg Meeting was the 12th such meeting. It had participants from 11 European countries, the United States and Canada.[1] It was held at the Hotel Martinez, Cannes, France.[1] The 94 guests included 23 business executives, 33 politicians, 4 financiers, 6 editors/journalists and 4 academics. The next meeting was the 1964 Bilderberg.


The 1963 Bilderberg Agenda has been leaked and is now online.[1]

1. The balance of power in the light of recent international developments

A written note had previously been drawn up by an Italian participant who referred to its main lines of argument in addressing the meeting. The failure of the Russian bluff over Cuba, wrote this participant, demonstrated,
a) that there is a balance; at an extremely high level of destruction, between the military potential of the United States and the USSR;
b) that Khrushchev recognises this fact and that, whatever he may say in public, he is prepared to accept the consequences of this balance.

There was therefore reason to hope that "peaceful co-existence", without open hostility, would continue for some time.

2. Trade relations between the U.S.A. and Europe in the light of the negotiations for Britain's entry into the Common Market

In preparation for discussion of this item on the agenda, a note emanating from a British source and presented in th e form of a questionnaire had been distributed to participants, as well as an American note which replied in part to this questionnaire. The British note comprised six questions:

  1. Will the United States Government go ahead with the Kennedy Round? What are the

obstacles to rapid advance: In the U.S.? In Europe? Will the United States administration reinstate the Douglas amendment? If not, does this mean that the whole concept of abolishing tariffs on industrial products over a wide area is to be dropped and the only proposal will be the reduction of tariffs over a period of years?

  1. What reciprocity in the agricultural field does the United States expect from the E.E.C.? What degree of freedom for entry of agricultural products does it regard as a precondition of any reduction of industrial tariffs? If the E.E.C. makes a concession in this field, will the United States pay for it by making additional reductions in the industrial field? Does the United States consider that there is the slightest chance of France agreeing to a more liberal import policy for agricultural products?
  2. What happens if the E.E.C. adopts a wholly negative attitude? Does this mean that all tariff reduction then comes to a halt or would the U.S. be prepared to go ahead on a tariff reducing scheme with those countries that were prepared to co-operate?
  3. In the meantime will United States tariff policy be on a basis that is consistent with the general objective of reducing tariffs? We have had recent examples to the contrary in the cases of a number of products and others are being threatened.
  4. What effect has the breakdown of Brussels had on the U.S. attitude towards trade in peaceful goods with the Soviet block?[1]

3. Trade relations between the Western world and the developing countries (tariffs, quotas, commodity arrangements, etc.)

Prior to discussion of this point, all participants had received a questionnaire specially drawn up for the meeting by an Indian rapporteur, as well as a note prepared by a German participant on the basis of this questionnaire. The Indian questionnaire comprised the following main headings and questions:

The Importance Of Economic Development In The Less-Developed Countries To The Maintenance Of High Levels Of Economic Activity In The Industrialized Countries

  1. What are the categories of goods on which the increase in developing

countries' import requirements will be concentrated?

  1. What repercussions is this increase in requirements likely to have on industrial production in the highly industrialized countries?

How Can Less-Developed Countries Be Assisted To Meet Their Import Requirements?

  1. Through what means can less-developed countries be helped to finance these growing requirements?
  2. What role should be assigned:
    1. to an increase in earnings of the less-developed countries from their exports?
    2. to long-term financial assistance or credits?
    3. to private foreign investment?d) to outright transfers and grants?

The Role Of Larger Exports From Less-Developed Countries To Industrialized Countries

  1. What can be done to arrest the trend towards a decline in commodity prices?
  2. What can be done to enable less-developed countries to expand the volume of their exports of primary products and agricultural commodities to the highly industrialized countries?
  3. What importance can be attached to diversification of exports from less-developed countries and what are the possibilities for such countries to expand their exports of processed and semi-processed products?
  4. What are the fields in which highly industrialized countries can meet a larger part of their requirements from the less-developed countries? Do developments in the highly industrialized countries entitle such countries to expect wide outlets and what can be done in this direction?
  5. Can the less-developed countries be encouraged to meet their requirements of the less sophisticated manufactures from one another so that requirements of the more advanced products can be met in larger measure from the highly industrialized countries?
  6. How can the barriers to imports of processed and semi-processed goods from the less-developed countries be reduced?
  7. Might certain special facilities be considered where a particular industry in one of the less-developed countries is not in a position to compete on a completely equal basis with the corresponding production in the highly industrialized countries?

The Role Of Long Term Credits, Private Business Investment And Unrequited Transfers

  1. What are the possibilities of stepping up long-term assistance and financial credits to the less-developed countries? What role can Governments play in this process?
  2. Just as financial aid is often tied to purchases from the donor country, might the repayment of aid be tied to sales to the donor country?
  3. To what extent would financial assistance on an untied basis enable more economic and productive use to be made of such assistance?
  4. Given the tendency to tie long-term credits to specific projects, could the whole of the development programme in the less-developed countries be considered as a project so as to permit such assistance to be used as general balance of payments aid?
  5. What can be done to stimulate a larger flow of private investment in the export industries of the less-developed countries?
  6. Can outright grants play a role in maintaining activity in certain sectors of industry in the industrialized countries?


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James P. Lucier wrote a short piece entitled The Bilderbergers, which caused some concern in the group. Curtis J. Hoxter was tasked with determining how the article got published.[2]

Press Statement

A short press release was made before the conference.[1]


Known Participants

90 of the 94 of the participants already have pages here:

Gianni AgnelliItalian industrialist, 37 Bilderbergs
Otto Wolff von AmerongenBilderberg Advisory Committee member, deep politician
Robert O. AndersonTriple Bilderberg Big Oil exec who attended the 1973 Bilderberg
Raymond AronFrench sociologist who attended 3 Bilderbergs from 1957 to 1966
George BallUS deep politician who attended all 40 Bilderberg meetings up to his death, he helped make key decisions about post-WW2 Europe.
John BassettSpooky Canadian media mogul who attended two Bilderbergs in the early 1960s
Jacques BaumelFrench Gaullist politician who attended 4 Bilderbergs from 1963 to 1967
Wilfrid BaumgartnerGovernor of the Bank of France, Bilderberg Steering Committee
Henrik BeerSecretary General of the International Red Cross. Attended the 1963 and 1964 Bilderbergs.
Frederic BennettParliamentary Private Secretary to Reginald Maudling, Privy Counsellor, Bilderberg Steering committee
Victor Cavendish BentinckChairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee, diplomat, 7 Bilderbergs
Ernst van der BeugelDutch deep politician, 34 Bilderbergs, on both the Advisory & Steering committees
Bernhard von BiesterfeldNazi arms dealer. Alleged bodyguard of Hitler, early member of the SS, requested presidency under Hitler during WW2. An early leader of the Dutch Deep State, founded Dutch division of Operation Gladio named Inlichtingen en Operatiën, co-founded Bilderberg as Steering Committee chairman. Started 1001 Club, WWF, Rijkens Club. Linked to Klaas Bruinsma.
Nuri Birgi23 Bilderbergs, Turkish Permanent Representative to NATO
Kurt Birrenbach7 Bilderbergs, West German politician
Hans-Heinrich Herwarth von BittenfeldGerman diplomat who spied for Britain during WW2. Went on to high positions in the West German foreign service, and attended the 1963 Bilderberg meeting.
Pieter BlaisseAttended 6 Bilderberg meetings up to 1965
Max BrauerMayor of Hamburg. One of a dozen men whom Józef Retinger consulted when setting up the Bilderberg
James CallaghanAttended the 12th Bilderberg in 1963. Later picked as head of the UK labour party. PM for 3 years in the late 1970s
Albin ChalandonFrench Gaullist politician who attended a Bilderberg in both the 1960s and 70s. French Minister of Justice in the late 1980s. A close collaborator of president Charles de Gaulle, a biography described him as "the man of secret networks, the powers of money, hidden financing, etc."
Paul ChambersChairman of ICI. Attended the 1963 and 1968 Bilderbergs.
Walker CislerAs well as the first Bilderberg, he attended the next four, and 3 more in the early 1960s, US businessman
Harold ClevelandCitibank vice president, double Bilderberger
Emilio ColladoBig oil, Bilderberg Steering committee.
Lammot du Pont CopelandPart of the influential DuPont chemical family, activist for population control
Karl CzernetzAustrian politician regarded as a "party ideologist" of the Social Democratic Party of Austria. Attended the 1963 and 1969 Bilderberg conferences.
Sven DahlmanSwedish diplomat and journalist
Arthur DeanChairman and senior partner of Sullivan & Cromwell, where he worked closely with John Foster Dulles
James DuncanLittle known member of the Bilderberg Steering Committee.
Nejat EczacıbaşıTriple Bilderberger Turkish businessman who co-founded Turkish Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association
Hans EngenPermanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations for 5 years, reportedly died in a skiing accident
Fritz ErlerSPD Deputy chair. Attended all Bilderberg meetings from 1955 September to his death in 1967, aged 53
Maurice FaureFrench politician who co-signed the Treaty of Rome for France in 1957.
André FontaineFrench historian and journalist
Pierre Gallois"Father of the French atom bomb", Bilderberg, Le Cercle
William GossettFord Motor Company executive appointed Deputy Special Representative for Trade Negotiations by JFK (on the advice of Robert S. McNamara)
Anthony GriffinWorked for S.G. Warburg. A member of the Bilderberg Advisory Committee for 32 years.
Colin GubbinsBilderberg invitee and spook
Guillaume GuindeyQuad Bilderberg BIS General Manager
Gabriel HaugeEarly member of the Bilderberg Steering committee, CFR
Denis HealeyBilderberg Steering committee member, who attended 23 Bilderberg meetings.
Edward HeathUK Prime Minister, posthumously suggested to be controlled through the UK/VIPaedophile operation
William HewittJohn Deere's sixth president. Attended 3 Bilderbergs in the early 1960s
Bourke HickenlooperAttended the 1963 Bilderberg as Chair of the Senate Republican Policy Committee. Introduced the Hickenlooper Amendment.
Leif HöeghBilderberg Steering committee, as was his son
H. John Heinz II34 Bilderberg meetings, Bilderberg Steering & Advisory Committees
C. D. JacksonOSS, US Deep sate operative, first Bilderberg
Joseph JohnsonInaugural US secretary of the annual Bilderberg, Bilderberg Steering committee member.
Paul JollesQuad Bilderberger Swiss diplomat businessman
Marcus Wallenberg Jr.Chairman of the Federation of Swedish Industries, Bilderberg Steering committee, 22 Bilderbergs
... further results



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.
Robert BartleyManaged the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal for over 30 years. 15 Bilderberg visits
Vittorino ChiusanoItalian advisor to deep politician Giovanni Agnelli. Attended all the Bilderberg meetings from 1963 up to 1967.
Andreas Egbert van Braam HouckgeestPrivate Secretary to Prince Bernhard, later responsible for royal finances
E. L. Tanugi de Jonghlittle known French Bilderberg attendee, maybe connected to the Patronat.
Alfred MozerAttended the 1963 and 1964 Bilderbergs


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File:Bilderberg-meetings-report-1963.pdfreportA summary of the 1963 Bilderberg meeting that took place from May 29-31 in Cannes, France.
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