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The 58th Bilderberg Meeting will be held in Sitges, Spain 3 - 6 June 2010. The Conference will deal mainly with Financial Reform, Security, Cyber Technology, Energy, Pakistan, Afghanistan, World Food Problem, Global Cooling, Social Networking, Medical Science, EU-US relations. Approximately 130 participants will attend of whom about two-thirds come from Europe and the balance from North America. About one-third is from government and politics, and two-thirds are from finance, industry, labor, education, and communications. The meeting is private in order to encourage frank and open discussion.
Final List of Participants Honorary Chairman
BEL Davignon, Etienne
Vice Chairman, Suez-Tractebel
DEU Ackermann, Josef Chairman of the Management Board and the Group Executive Committee, Deutsche Bank AG
GBR Agius, Marcus Chairman, Barclays Bank PLC
ESP Alierta, César Chairman and CEO, Telefónica
INT Almunia, Joaquín Commissioner, European Commission
USA Altman, Roger C. Chairman, Evercore Partners Inc.
USA Arrison, Sonia Author and policy analyst
SWE Bäckström, Urban Director General, Confederation of Swedish Enterprise
5-8 June 2008 Chantilly, Virginia, U.S.A.
* A Nuclear-Free World
* Managing Financial Turbulence
* US Foreign Policy Without Change
* How Serious Are the Threats on Our Economies
* Islam in Europe
* Afghanistan, Challenge for the West
* A Look at the Future
* The Mounting Threat of Protectionism
* After Bush: The Future of US-EU Relations
* Current Affairs: US Elections
31 May-3 June 2007 Istanbul, Turkey
* The New World Order: Uni-Polar or Non-Polar?
* Turkey and its Neighbours
* Europe and the US: Common and Conflicting Interests
* The Mood of the US
* Democracy and Populism
* Democracy in the Middle East
* Turkey's Long-Term Development in Comparative Perspective
* Leadership Changes in Key European Countries [France-UK]
* Information Technology: Globalising or Tribalising Force?
* Nuclear Non-Proliferation
* The US: Cutting Issues in State-Federal Relations
* Climate Change
* Current Affairs: Capital Markets: Risks and Opportunities of Private Equity and Hedge Funds
Further, it was disclosed that many members declined to attend this year because public awareness has reached a significant enough level that political pressure has been put on figures who attend, perhaps for the first time ever. Many officials were ’scared’ of potential scrutiny.
This attitude carries over to eyewitness accounts of conversation inside the hotel. A ranking member of the conference organizers– the secretariat employees working on behalf of the powerful group– were overheard by London Guardian reporter Charlie Skelton discussing the ’scary’ presence of one Alex Jones who bullhorned the meetings in both 2006 and 2008. These people also joined in lamenting the growing number of protesters who had begun surrounding the hotels across the world during recent years of the conference.