The 1968 Bilderberg Report
|Date||26 April 1968 - 28 April 1968|
|Location||Mont Tremblant, Canada|
|Participants||H.R.H. The Prince of the Netherlands, Ernst H. van der Beugel, Joseph E. Johnson, Arnold T. Lamping, Giovanni Agnelli, Jean V. Allard, Egon Bahr, George W. Ball, Wilfrid S. Baumgartner, Leonard Beaton, Michel Belanger, Bjarni Benediktsson, Sir Frederic Bennett, Fritz Berg, Barend W. Biesheuvel, M. Nuri Birgi, Kurt Birrenbach, Alan R. Booth, Sir Maurice R. Bridgeman, Zbigniew Brzezinski, The Hon. Alastair F. Buchan, Louis Camu, Sir Paul Chambers, Emilio G. Collado, Arthur H. Dean, Frederick L. Deming, C. Douglas Dillon, William Dodge, Henry Ford II, Jacques de Fouchier, Thomas S. Gates Jr., Anthony Griffin, Henri Hartung, Gabriel Hauge, Henry J. Heinz II, Leif Høegh, John W. Holmes, Henry M. Jackson, Christian F. Karsten, J. Ward Keener, Pieter Kuin, Allen T. Lambert, Paul Lendvai, Richard Lowenthal, D. Björn H. Lundvall, Joseph M. A. H. Luns, Paul Martin, Charles McC. Mathias, William F. McLean, Robert S. McNamara, Pierre Mendes-France, Karl Mommer, Bill D. Moyers, Robert D. Murphy, H. R. H. Prince Claus of the Netherlands, Stavros S. Niarchos, Alberto F. Nogueira, Johan A. Nykopp, Roberto Olivetti, Sir Duncan M. Oppenheim, Jacques Parizeau, Lester B. Pearson, Aurelio Peccei, James A. Perkins, Leopoldo Pirelli, J. Enoch Powell, Louis Rasminsky, Ronald S. Ritchie, David Rockefeller, Alberto Ronchey, Baron Edmond de Rothschild, Claude Ryan, John T. Ryan, Herman W. Sandberg, Andrew A. Shonfield, Baron Snoy et d'Oppuers, Jacques E. Solvay, Svend O. Sorensen, Dieter Spethmann, Altiero Spinelli, Ugo Stille, Shepard Stone, Dick Taverne, Terkel M. Terkelsen, Albert A. Thornbrough, Otto G. Tidemand, Pierre E. Trudeau, Ilter Turkmen, Victor D. Umbricht, Raymond Vernon, Willem A. Visser 't Hooft, Otto Wolff von Amerongen|
|Witnessed by||Bertie le Roy, Bernard C. Thillaye, Edwin Vernede|
The 1968 Bilderberg Meeting was the 16th such meeting and had participants from 15 European countries, the United States, Canada and "various international organisations". It was held at the Lodge at Mont Tremblant, Canada. The 92 guests included 21 business executives, 22 politicians, 9 financiers, 9 editors/journalists and 6 academics.
The 1968 Bilderberg Agenda has been leaked and is now online. James A. Perkins spoke on universities. Bill Moyers spoke on the condition of the US administration, commenting that Lyndon Johnson although healthy was "obviously a weary man".
1. The Relations between the West and the Communist Countries
The background for discussion of this item of the Agenda consisted of a paper prepared by a German participant which was distributed before the meeting. The author of this paper began by noting that for more than a decade relations between the Western powers and the Soviet bloc had been characterized by the development oflimited but important elements of co-operation along with the persistence of overriding conflict.
In appraising the shortcomings and imperfections of the Atlantic Alliance, considerable attention was paid to the unsatisfactory state of public opinion vis-a-vis NATO.
2. Internationalization of Business
The groundwork for discussion of this item consisted of three papers prepared by an American and two French participants. These papers had been distributed among participants some weeks before the meeting. One of the speakers was Dr. Henri Hartung, whose paper on The Internationalization of Business: The Social Aspect has been posted online.