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The eponymous "Hotel Bilderberg" which hosted the first meeting back in 1954.
Formation29 May 1954
FounderJózef Retinger
TypeSecret Society
InterestsEuropean integration
Interest ofAmerican Free Press, Mario Borghezio, Conspiracy Archive, Dan Dicks, Robert Eringer, Daniel Estulin, Tony Gosling, Intellihub, Cristina Martín Jiménez, Manfred Petritsch, Phyllis Schlafly, The Truthseeker, Jim Tucker, Aleksander Milosz Zielinski
Exposed byJim Tucker
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Long subject to a strong media blackout (almost never reported in newspapers before around 2010), protected by national police, the Bilderberg group holds an annual meeting of approximately 130 bankers, political & military leaders, CEOs of multinational corporations, editors and royalty. Meetings are firmly off the record, although increasingly leaky.

The Bilderberg was a series of annual[1] meetings which began in 1954, which quickly became an international deep state milieu of major importance. The 2023 Bilderberg started in Lisbon somewhat earlier in the year than usual, on the 18 May. The 6 meetings have been attended by at least[2] 3022 participants (and a further 114 more "in attendance"), each of whom have pages on this website.[3] They are often mentioned in conjunction with two other, less secretive, organisations: the Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Around 120 financiers, military leaders, heads of corporations, nation states and deep politicians meet to discuss projects of mutual interest (such as, according to a former chairman, the creation of the Euro).[4]

20 Bilderbergers are named in Jeffrey Epstein's Black book.[5] The group has been accused of involvement in false flag attacks,[6][7] but such charges may be more suited to deep state milieux such as Le Cercle. Over 10% of the Bilderbergers played important roles in the COVID-19 event.

Secret Rulers of the World - The Bilderberg Group (2001) [8]

Official Narrative

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The official narrative of the Bilderberg group used to be that there was no such group.

Nowadays however, the dates and attendance of meetings are published, and the story being that these famous and busy people, normally subject to scrutiny by paparazzi, need time to relax and take time away from public scrutiny.

It's an "annual, unofficial, invitation-only" social event.

Media Reporting

A very rare report about the Bilderberg group - a 1977 report by the journalist Dominique Bromberger for the series Actualités of the French TV channel TF1

Iain Hollingshead wrote in The Telegraph in the run up to the 2010 Bilderberg that "Dan Brown aside, conspiracy theories don’t come much bigger than this". He began the article "I have just discovered that a shadowy cabal of global luminaries, including Henry Kissinger, David Rockefeller, Prince Charles, Peter Mandelson, Lord Carrington, David Cameron, Queen Beatrix of Holland and the chairman of Barclays Bank, have been plotting to overthrow national governments and form a fascist one-world empire" and stated that "part of the lure to conspiracy theorists is that the group wasn’t properly reported in the corporate media until very recently."[9]


The BBC quoted David Aaronovitch (exposed later as member of a cluster of UK journalists set up by the UK deep state's "Integrity Initiative") as stating that the Bilderberg is "really an occasional supper club for the rich and powerful".[10] The group is now officially extant but as of 2024 was not well reported by websites such as influencewatch.[11]


The intense secrecy and use of armed guards belie the claim that Bilderberg is a mere social event, as do the leaked conference reports and their relationships to subsequent events. The report of the original Bilderberg noted that:

“When the time is ripe our present concepts of world affairs should be extended to the whole world.”
 (1954)  [12]

Willy Claes, who attended Bilderberg in 1994, said on Belgian radio that at Bilderberg each participant is given a report and they are "considered to use this report in setting their policies in the environments in which they affect".[13] In 2005, the Bilderberg Steering committee chair, Étienne Davignon, concluded a BBC interview with the remark that "informal and private networks like Bilderberg have helped to oil the wheels of global politics and globalisation for the past half a century".[14]

Premature death

Full article: Bilderberg/Premature death
Alfred Herrhausen was assassinated in 1989 "in a military operation of a complexity without precedent"

About 1½% of all Bilderbergers have died suddenly, some perhaps accidentally or from natural causes, others such as Alfred Herrhausen, a banker on the Bilderberg/Steering committee who embraced the cause of a debt jubilee, were clearly victims of assassination.


Why was the Bilderberg Hotel, Oosterbeek, the exact site of a 5-day-long massacre of isolated and ill-equipped British airborne forces, in a defensive pocket nicknamed the 'Hexenkessel', on the outskirts of Arnhem, Holland in September 1944 chosen for the inaugural Bilderberg meeting in 1954? (asks Tony Gosling)[15]

“The Bilderberg Conference was prepared by a group of men of good-will from twelve Western European countries and from the United States of America. Its general purpose was to study the relationship between America and Western Europe in order, by means of a free and frank exchange of views, to lay the foundations for improving mutual understanding between Europeans and Americans on problems of common concern.”
 (1954)  [12]
From the now leaked 1954 Bilderberg report

The group was set up by Józef Retinger, who explains that he "set up the Bilderberg to offset "a growing distrust of America". He consulted three friends who pointed him to friends of theirs, a dozen men in all, many of whom attended the eponymous initial meeting in 1954. Originally, these were all Europeans, but the group became established in USA are he travelled there to float the idea. Similarly to the Safari Club, the Bilderberg was named after the location of the first meeting.


Full article: Bilderberg/Meetings

Since 1954, the group has had annual meetings usually in April, May or June. There were 2 meetings in 1955 and 1957. The 1976 meeting was cancelled due to Prince Bernhard's difficulties dealing with the Lockheed Bribery Affair. Secretary General of NATO Willy Claes stated in an interview that no two guests are allowed to sit next to each other more than once at Bilderberg, to enable the maximum exchange of views on important subjects. He also explained that guests are normally given around 10 minutes of talk time, after which a report is compiled of their presentation.[16]


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Full article: Bilderberg/Guests

Nowadays, meetings have around 100-150 guests. Guests are drawn mainly from Europe and USA, with very few from the southern hemisphere. The first meeting to host Chinese guests was in 2011. Members are heads of multinational corporations, political and financial leaders as well as royalty. Dennis Healey reports that Bilderberg new invitees were expected to speak so that the steering committee members can evaluate them.[17]

Advisory Group(s)

Full article: Bilderberg/Advisory committee
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More rarefied than the Steering Committee is the advisory committee, which generally numbers only about 7 members. In 2001 David Rockefeller was chairman of the international advisory group, which is made up of long term members of the Steering committee. Advisory group membership was indicated on the minutes from 1981 - 1995 (at least), but had been dropped by 2002.

Steering Committee

Full article: Bilderberg/Steering committee

A Bilderberg Steering Committee was formed in the 1950s.[18] It was originally smaller, but nowadays it typically has around 28 members, and its composition is chosen by the more elite Bilderberg advisory group. Henri de Castries currently chairs it. Other members include Étienne Davignon, journalist Bill Moyers, diplomat George W. Ball, perennial Bilderberger Victor Halberstadt, BBC Senior Independent Director Marcus Agius, Gabriel Hauge, Richard C. Holbrooke, Winston Lord and Paul Wolfowitz.


A video by James Corbett, banned from YouTube in 2021.
Full article: Bilderberg/Exposure
From a 1955 issue of Der Spiegel, which spent 2 pages on the 1955 September Bilderberg

The Bilderberg group originally enjoyed a high level of secrecy, in spite of occasional lapses by the commercially-controlled media (for example, the 1955 piece by Der Spiegel, or the mention on French TV in 1977). The internet proved very important in uncovering the constitution of the group. Many independent journalists, activists and historians have played a part in exposing the group and its activities.

Cover up

In 2011 the BBC published an article by Tom de Castella entitled Bilderberg mystery: Why do people believe in cabals?, which attempted to reframe the "mystery" of the group away from the question of what the Bilderberg does towards why people are interested in it. The article quoted journalist David Aaronovitch as stating that the Bilderberg is "really an occasional supper club for the rich and powerful".[19][20]

Denial of secrecy

The Bilderberg has responded to its internet exposure with an official narrative that it was never secret. By 2020 the FAQ included "With such high-calibre guests, why is there so little media coverage on Bilderberg?", with the answer "Bilderberg Meetings has never sought any public attention. An annual press conference on the eve of the Meeting was held for several decades up until the nineties, but it was stopped due to a lack of interest. However, the list of participants, main topics and the location are always fully published a few days before each Meeting."[21]


For a long time, outsiders could only speculate as to why 100+ establishment leaders would chose to meet up annually with such elaborate security. Increasingly, however, leaked documents and other information from insiders are clarifying the group's activities. Most obviously, self-enrichment and the accumulation of power and influence are important factors. Members are also sent by deep politicians with specific agendas. The close proximity of so many figures from different nations facilitates the development not only of social relationships but undocumented international understandings and contingency plans.

1973 Oil Crisis

Full article: “1973 Oil crisis”
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Visitors to the 1973 Bilderberg conference included the CEOs of Royal Dutch Shell, British Petroleum, Total S.A., ENI, Exxon as well as senior financiers. Discussions included.[22] Meeting minutes indicate that participants discussed a 400% increase in the price of oil, and created a "plan [on] how to manage the about-to-be-created flood of oil dollars."[23] The price of Egyptian crude oil was around $3 per barrel at the time of the meeting, but was $12 by 1974.[24]

Creation of the Euro

Étienne Davignon, former chairman, stated in a 2009 interview that the group "helped create the euro in the 1990s",[25] a boast which is supported by leaked documents and the Bilderberg's apparent choice of the President of the European Central Bank; of the three Presidents of the European Central Bank, the first two, Wim Duisenberg and Jean-Claude Trichet, were Bilderberg Steering Committee members and the next, Mario Draghi, attended the Bilderberg just before his appointment as president. The ECB's predecessor organisation, the European Monetary Institute was similarly lead exclusively by Bilderberg attendees.

Strategy of tension

Full article: Rated 3/5 Strategy of tension

Ferdinando Imposimato, Honorary President of the Supreme Court of Italy and former Senior Investigative Judge, the man who prosecuted the case involving the assassination attempt against Pope John Paul II, wrote a book accusing the Bilderberg Group of False flag terrorist attacks as part of a wider strategy of tension in Europe.[7][6]

Job appointments

RT remarked in 2017 that the Bilderberg "has a rather amazing track record among attendees who have gone on to enjoy high office. Bill Clinton attended his first Bilderberg meeting in 1991, and one year later he was sitting pretty in the White House; Tony Blair attended as a relative unknown in 1993 and in 1997 he was British prime minister; investment banker Emmanuel Macron was an attendee in 2014, and just this year he emerged from the political shadows at the 11th hour to beat out veteran nationalist politician, Marine Le Pen, in the French presidential race."[26]

Secretaries General of NATO 1966 -

The top item of the agenda of the 1966 Bilderberg meeting, written by Robert R. Bowie, was the reorganising of NATO.[27] Since that meeting, no one has been permanently appointed as NATO Secretary General without first attending at least one meeting of the Bilderberg.

UK Prime Ministers 1963 - 2016

From 1963 - 2016 only one UK Prime Minister[28] was not a documented Bilderberg visitor. Again, the most common pattern is to attend a Bilderberg meeting before become leader of a political party.

Dutch Prime Ministers 1971 -

All Dutch Prime Ministers since 1971 have been Bilderbergers except Dries van Agt (1977-1982). Van Agt was unseated after the 1981 Dutch Cabinet crisis, a suspected Dutch Deep state operation.


Related Quotations

Coefficients (dining club)“We must have an aristocracy - not of privilege, but of understanding and purpose - or mankind will fail. The solution does not lie in direct confrontation. We can defeat democracy because we understand the workings of the human mind, the mental hinterlands hidden behind the persona. I see human progress, not as the spontaneous product of crowds of raw minds swayed by elementary needs, but as a natural but elaborate result of intricate human interdependencies.”Alfred Milner1903
Will Hutton“Along with the Trilateral Commission and the Bilderberg Conference, this (the World Economic Forum) is one of the key meetings of the year. No policy is made here; it is all talk, some of it banal and platitudinous. But the consensus established is the backdrop against which policy is made worldwide”Will Hutton
Charlie Skelton“Bilderberg is concerned about fake news? The world’s most secretive conference, which is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars keeping the press away from its sacred discussions, which has spent decades lying and obfuscating about itself, wants to ensure the spread of truth.”Charlie Skelton2017
Peter Thiel“I believe that it is always important to exchange views with people, no matter what their perspectives are. I think we have a lot of problems in our society and we need to be finding ways to talk to people. We need to find ways to talk to people where not everything is completely transparent. Libertarianism is not synonymous with radical transparency. That’s often an argument that Stasi would make in East Germany, when everything had to be monitored by society. And I think you have the best conversations in smaller groups where not everything is being monitored. That’s how you can have very honest conversations and you can think better about the future.”Peter Thiel2016
Donald Trump“Break with tradition, or so it seems. Vilified by the entire Rockefeller and liberal media establishment, but strong evidence he himself is "conservative CIA". Brought to power by "conservative CIA" CNP financiers/members as the Mercers, Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway. Trump himself has many long-standing, curious security state and establishment ties, among them: in December 2000 Trump was part of a 94-guest dinner organized by Bilderberg steering committee-, Pilgrims Society-, and 1001 Club-member Conrad Black, where Trump was seen chatting with Henry Kissinger at a table. Happy Rockefeller, the widow of Nelson Rockefeller; Lynn Forester de Rothschild, Richard Perle, Vernon Jordan and later exposed serial pedophiles Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell all were part of this dinner.”Joël van der Reijden
Donald Trump


Related Documents

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Document:Austerity Fascism is Comingwebpage8 June 2010Paul Joseph Watson
Document:CFR Membership 1993membership list4 November 2008FREE
Document:COVID-19 – true or hoax?blog post5 April 2020John GossAsk yourself this simple question. How many people do you know who have COVID-19? For me the answer is none. My advice would be for everyone to ignore the fake news put out by mainstream media.
Document:The Secret Society That Rules The WorldArticle7 November 2018Bas SplietIn his 1999 campaign autobiography, President George W. Bush mentioned his membership in passing: "My senior year I joined Skull and Bones, a secret society, so secret I can’t say anything more."
File:Bilderberg-history-1956.pdfreport1956Józef Retinger
File:Discussion on Weaknesses of Western Society.pdfpaper12 January 1958Bilderberg/Steering committeeResponse to "The Weakness of Western Society" by Rudolf Mueller
File:Pietro Quaroni's Comments on Rudolf Mueller's Paper.pdfpaperJanuary 1958Pietro QuaroniResponse to "The Weakness of Western Society" by Pietro Quaroni.
File:Weaknesses of Western Society.pdfpaperDecember 1957Rudolf MuellerA paper on the problems of integration and right the moral values.


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  1. Actually, three years have not had a Bilderberg: 1976, in response to the Lockheed/Bribery scandals, 2020 and 2021 because of COVID-19, which occupied over 150 Bilderberg members.
  2. This count is based on the official documents - some meetings are known to have undocumented attendees
  3. Bilderberg/Guests/List
  5. Jeffrey Epstein/Black book#Bilderbergers
  6. a b
  7. a b
  12. a b 1954 Bilderberg report
  15. "A re-examination of WWII's Operation Market Garden"
  18. The Bilderberg Group, by Jozef Retinger
  23. William Engdahl, A Century of War: Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order. (London: Pluto Press, 2004), pp. 130-132
  27. File:Bilderberg-Conference-Report-1966.pdf
  28. John Major