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7th Jun - Bilderberg meeting agendas


7 - 10 June 2018 in Turin, Italy
  • Populism in Europe
  • The inequality challenge
  • The future of work
  • Artificial intelligence
  • The US before midterms
  • Free trade
  • US world leadership
  • Russia
  • Quantum computing
  • Saudi Arabia and Iran
  • The “post-truth” world
  • Current events


1-4 June 2017 Chantilly, VA, USA
  • The Trump Administration: A progress report 
  • Trans-Atlantic relations: options and scenarios
  • The Trans-Atlantic defence alliance: bullets, bytes and bucks
  • The direction of the EU
  • Can globalisation be slowed down?
  • Jobs, income and unrealised expectations
  • The war on information
  • Why is populism growing?
  • Russia in the international order
  • The Near East
  • Nuclear proliferation
  • China
  • Current events
9-12 June 2016 Dresden, Germany
  • Current events
  • China
  • Europe: migration, growth, reform, vision, unity
  • Middle East
  • Russia
  • US political landscape, economy: growth, debt, reform
  • Cyber security
  • Geo-politics of energy and commodity prices
  • Precariat and middle class
  • Technological innovation
11-14 June 2015 Telfs-Buchen, Austria
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cybersecurity
  • Chemical Weapons Threats
  • Current Economic Issues
  • European Strategy
  • Globalisation
  • Greece
  • Iran
  • Middle East
  • NATO
  • Russia
  • Terrorism
  • United Kingdom
  • USA
  • US Elections
29 May-1 June 2014 Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Is the Economic Recovery Sustainable?
  • Who will Pay for the Demographics?
  • Does Privacy Exist?
  • How Special is the Relationship in Intelligence Sharing?
  • Big Shifts in Technology and Jobs
  • The Future of Democracy and the Middle Class Trap
  • China's Political and Economic Outlook
  • The New Architecture of the Middle East
  • Ukraine
  • What Next for Europe?
  • Current Events
6-9 June 2013 Hertfordshire, England
  • Jobs, Entitlements and Debt
  • European Politics: Core Questions
  • Can the US and Europe Grow Faster and Create Jobs?
  • Africa's Challenges
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Dialogue with Prime Minister David Cameron
  • How Big Data is Changing Almost Everything
  • Major Trends in Medical Research
  • Nationalism and Populism
  • Online Education: Promise and Impacts
  • Cyberwarfare and the Proliferation of Asymmetric Threats
  • Is America Withdrawing from the World?
  • Current Affairs: Syria
31 May-3 June 2012 Chantilly, Virginia, USA
  • The State of Trans-Atlantic Relations
  • Is Vigorous Economic Growth Attainable?
  • The Future of Democracy in the Developed World
  • The US Political Landscape
  • The European Political Landscape
  • A Conversation on US Foreign Policy
  • The Politics and Geo-Politics of Energy
  • Stability and Instability in the Middle East
  • Imbalances, Austerity and Growth
  • Sustainability of the Euro and its Consequences
  • What Does Putin 2.0 Mean?
  • What Can the West Do about Iran?
  • How Do Sovereign States Collaborate in Cyber Space?
  • China's Economic and Political Outlook
9-12 June 2011 St. Moritz, Switzerland
  • The Middle East: What Does Democracy Mean?
  • Emerging Economies: Roles and Responsibilities
  • Economic and National Security in a Digital Age
  • Technological Innovation in Western Economies: Stagnation or Promise?
  • The Appetite for Reform: Can Governments Deliver?
  • Switzerland: Can It Remain Successful in the Future?
  • European Union's Challenges
  • A Sustainable Euro: Implications for European Economies
  • China's Domestic Challenges
  • China's Regional and Global Challenges
  • Connectivity and the Diffusion of Power
  • Current Conflict Areas
  • Demographic Stresses
3-6 June 2010 Sitges, Spain
  • Current Events: North Korea, Iran and Non-Proliferation
  • Global Cooling: Implications of Slow Economic Growth
  • The Growing Influence of Cyber Technology
  • Is Financial Reform Progressing?
  • US and European Fiscal and Financial Challenges
  • The European Union and the Crisis of the Euro
  • Promises of Medical Science
  • Energy's Promises and Challenges
  • Security in a Proliferated World
  • Social Networking: From the Obama Campaign to the Iranian Revolution
  • Europe-US: A New Approach
  • Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Region
  • Can We Feed the World?


14-17 May 2009 Vouliagmeni, Greece

  • Governments and Markets
  • After the G20: The Role of Institutions
  • Protectionism: How Serious?
  • Cyber-terrorism: Strategy and Policy
  • Sustainability: Post-Kyoto Challenges
  • Iraq: Role and Responsibilities in the Region
  • Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • A New Order: The United States and the World
  • Lessons from a Crisis
  • Challenge to Market Economies and Democracies
  • Russia and China: New Imperialisms
  • Current Affairs: How does Industry See the Future?
5-8 June 2008 Chantilly, Virginia, U.S.A.
  • Cyber-terrorism
  • A Nuclear-Free World
  • Managing Financial Turbulence
  • US Foreign Policy Without Change
  • How Serious Are the Threats on Our Economies
  • Islam in Europe
  • Africa
  • Afghanistan, Challenge for the West
  • Iran-Pakistan
  • A Look at the Future
  • The Mounting Threat of Protectionism
  • Russia
  • 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
8-11 June 2006 Ottawa, Canada
  • American Power and the Battle for Arab Reform
  • Terrorist Movements in the Middle East
  • The Challenges of Immigration
  • Israel-Palestine: One Year Later
  • China - the Economic and Political Landscape
  • New Alignments in Asia: the Changing Strategic Landscape
  • Energy: What Are the Issues
  • Energy: What Does Dependence Mean?
  • Russia: Quo Vadis?
  • Economic Patriotism: A Real Threat?
  • Current Affairs: Italy
  • The Challenges of Deterrence in a Proliferating World
  • Iran
  • New Security Challenges for NATO, the EU: Afghanistan, Africa, ...
5-8 May 2005 Rottach-Egern, Germany
  • What Do We Mean by Freedom?
  • Development: Reflections and Perspectives
  • How Can Europe and the US Work Together to Deal with Common Problems?
  • Iraq
  • Asia: the Geo-Strategic Challenges
  • Where is Europe Going?
  • Israel-Palestine
  • Russia: Do the Transatlantic Partners have a Common Strategy?
  • Failure of the Lisbon Agenda?
  • The Non-Proliferation Treaty at Risk?
  • Iran
  • Current Affairs: Will the Fiscal Problems Facing Europe and the US Undermine Future Economic Performance?
3-6 June 2004 Stresa, Italy
  • Energy: The Sustainability of Current Trends
  • The Rules of the Game: Towards a 21st Century Concert?
  • The Prospects for Iraq
  • Afghanistan, Including the Implications for Future NATO Operations in the Area
  • European Geopolitics
  • Health and Development
  • The US Political Landscape
  • Is China Changing the World?
  • Current Affairs: Russia
  • The Middle East: Is Stability Within Reach?
  • World Economic Outlook
  • Corporate Fraud: How Lethal is the Cure?
15-18 May 2003 Versailles, France
  • The Middle East II: Future
  • The Middle East I: Overview
  • Post-Iraq: The Future of Multilateral Organisations
  • Re-Energising Germany
  • Post-Mortem on Iraq: Diplomatic Failure and the Foreign Policy Consequences
  • Non-Proliferation
  • The European Convention
  • The World's Economic Problems
  • Aspects of Terrorism
  • Current Affairs
30 May-2 June 2002 Chantilly, Virginia, U.S.A
  • The Consequences of the War Against Terrorism
  • Corporate Governance: Does Capitalism Need fixing?
  • The Changing Nature of the EU Within the Western Alliance
  • Have Civil Liberties Been Unnecessarily Eroded?
  • The Influence of the Extreme Right
  • The Middle East
  • Post-Crisis Reconstruction/Nation Rebuilding
  • Prospects for the World Economy
  • Trade: The China Effect
  • The Influence of Domestic Issues on American Foreign Policy
  • Current Affairs
24-27 May 2001 Stenungsund, Sweden
  • European Security Defence Identity and Transatlantic Security - I
  • Consequences of the Italian Elections
  • What Does EU Enlargement Mean for the EU and the Rest of the World?
  • Productivity in Europe and the United States - Is the Gap Widening?
  • Putin's Russia
  • What Can the World Do About the Middle East?
  • The New US Administration
  • European Security Defence Identity and Transatlantic Security - II
  • The Rise of China: Its Impact on Asia and the World
  • Policies for Trade Development and Economic Growth
  • What Should Governments Do About Food Quality?
  • Current Affairs
1-3 June 2000 Brussels, Belgium
  • The New Economy and its Effects on Society
  • Globalisation under Threat: the Way forward for the WTO
  • US Elections: State of Play and Foreign Policy Consequences
  • Cleaning up the Balkans
  • EU Enlargement and its Implications for Geo-Political Balance
  • The European Far Right - Is there a Threat?
  • Current Affairs
3-6 June 1999 Sintra, Portugal
  • Kosovo
  • The US Political Scene
  • Current Controversies: Genetics and the Life Sciences
  • Redesigning the International Financial Architecture
  • The Social and Political Impacts on Emerging Markets of Recent Economic Events
  • NATO's future
  • The Relationship between Information Technology and Economic Policy
  • Current Events
  • Russia's Foreign Policy
  • How Durable is the Current Rosy Complexion of European Politics
14-17 May 1998 Turnberry, Scotland
  • Current Events
  • What Will be the Consequences of EMU?
  • Is there Room for one Transatlantic Market Place?
  • Military Implications of the Growing Technological Disparity between the United States and Europe
  • To what Extent Will Enlargement Redefine NATO's Relationship with Russia?
  • Is Europe's Social Model Dead?
  • A Review of the Crisis in Kosovo and Albania: the Role of the UN
  • In the Light of the Asian Crisis should the World's Financial System be Reformed?
  • The Implications of the New India Nuclear Weapon Program
  • Turkey's Role in the Western Alliance
12-15 June 1997 Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.
  • Will NATO's Enlargement Affect the Transatlantic Alliance?
  • Do the World's Energy Needs Prevent Sustainable Development?
  • Growth through Productivity Improvement: a Threat to Western Social Cohesion?
  • Peacekeeping: Assessments and Prospects-Bosnia, Albania, Cyprus
  • Status Report on American Foreign Policy
  • How Should the West Look at China?
  • Corporate Survival: Breaking with Tradition in Governance
  • EMU's Consequences Assuming it Goes Ahead
  • The Return of the European Left: Sign of Innovation or Reaction?
  • Relationship of the West to Islam
  • World Bank Update
30 May-2 June 1996 Toronto, Canada
  • Status Report on the Alliance
  • Former Yugoslavia
  • Russia: Political Forces and Economic Prospects
  • Europe: the Politics of EU Enlargement
  • Has Europe's Economy Run out of Steam?
  • Will the Enlarged Union Survive EMU's Succes or Failure?
  • The US Agenda
  • The Israeli Election
  • How and How Much can the Western World Grow Economically?
  • WTO and World Bank: Briefing
  • Where is China Going?
8-11 June 1995 Bürgenstock, Switzerland
  • What is NATO Supposed to Do?
  • Is There Work for All?
  • Atomization of Society: Impact on Political Behaviour of New Technology
  • Looking [Back] at Washington
  • Current Events: Turkey and the Atlantic Alliance
  • Is There Still a North Atlantic Community?
  • Should the European Union Integrate Further, and Why?
  • Our Agendas for WTO and World Bank
  • Current Events: Former Yugoslavia
  • Peacekeeping in an UNstable World
  • Lessons of the New Currency Crises
  • Practical Steps Towards Better Global Governance and Rules
2-5 June 1994 Helsinki, Finland
  • Redefinition of the Atlantic Relationship in a Time of Change
  • The Changing Face and Perspective of America
  • Europe - Cohesion or Confusion
  • Economic Instabilities Ahead
  • Jobs, Where Are They and How Will The West Create Them
  • The Political Challenges of Islamic Fundamentalism
  • Russia - How Will Its Internal Evolution Affect Its External Behaviour
  • GATT: Risks Ahead
  • The Issue of Non-Proliferation: North Korea
  • China - The Consequences of Convulsion or Stability
22-25 April 1993 Vouliagmeni, Greece
  • What Kind of Europe Will the U.S. Have to Deal With?
  • Current Events: Former Yugoslavia
  • Restoring Confidence in Leadership and Institutions
  • Prospects for Global Trade
  • U.S. Domestic Policy Concerns
  • The Outlook for Japan's Economy
  • Cost of Indifference Toward the Former Soviet Union
  • Current Events: Italy
  • Foreign Policy Concerns of the Clinton Administration
  • Crisis Management
21-24 May 1992 Evian-Les-Bains, France
  • Prospects for the former Soviet Republics
  • What should be done for Eastern Europe
  • Whither the United States?
  • The World economy
  • Wither Europe?
  • Soviet Union: the view from Moscow
  • The migration issue
  • The evolving west/west relationship
6-9 June 1991 Baden-Baden, Germany
  • Eastern Europe: economic prospects
  • Developments in the Soviet Union: political and economic impact on the Alliance
  • The Middle East: political fallout and future prospects
  • Economic and financial threats to the Alliance
  • The practical agenda for the Alliance
  • Do we have the institutions to deal with the agenda?
  • Recent developments in Yugoslavia
  • The situation in South-Africa
  • The Treuhand experience
11-13 May 1990 Glen Cove, New York, U.S.A.
  • The new Soviet (Dis)Union
  • Strategic issues
  • Economic relations with Eastern Europe
  • Can Western values be applied universally?
  • Germany
  • The future of NATO and the European Community
  • Japan: political changes
12-14 May 1989 La Toja, Spain
  • Domestic developments in Eastern Europe: policy implications for the West
  • Can the Alliance be sustained by military and arms control issues alone?
  • The long-term economic design of the E.C.: European sovereignty?
  • Current events: U.S.-Soviet relations
  • Greater political and monetary union of Europe: European sovereignty?
  • Global relationships: surpluses, deficits and protectionism
  • Environmental constraints
3-5 June 1988 Telfs-Buchen, Austria
  • What can be done with the world economy: alternative scenarios
  • How to handle a world awash with public and private debt?
  • The German question revisited
  • The new information era
  • Briefing on the Moscow summit
  • The impact of glasnost
  • Future strategy of the Alliance
  • The Gulf and Afghanistan
24-26 April 1987 Villa d'Este, Italy
  • Strategy toward the U.S.S.R.
  • Policy toward trade and protectionism
  • The public sector and economic growth
  • Current events: China
  • The arms control debate
25-27 April 1986 Gleneagles, Scotland
  • The Soviet Union under Gorbachev: foreign policy implications
  • The Western global response to the Soviet challenge
  • The fragmentation of the world economy: debt, currency disorder, protectionism, uneven growth
  • Current events: terrorism
  • South Africa
10-12 May 1985 Rye Brook, New York, U.S.A.
  • Divergent social and economic trends in the Atlantic World
  • How should the West deal with the Soviet Bloc?
  • S.D.I.
  • How should the West deal with developing countries?
  • Current events: the current status of the budget in Congress and the European perspective on that situation
  • Operating the Alliance
11-13 May 1984 Saltsjöbaden, Sweden
  • Western power and the Middle East: a case study in Atlantic relationships
  • The state of arms control negotiations
  • Future employment trends in the industrialized democracies
  • Current events: continental drift: economic and political
  • The Soviet Union, the West and the Third World; a case study: Central America
13-15 May 1983 1983 Montebello, Canada
  • East-West relations: containment, détente or confrontation
  • Issues in medium-term prospects for growth in the world economy:
    - Protectionism and employment
    - Risks in banking and finance
  • Current events: U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and Central America
14-16 May 1982 Sandefjord, Norway
  • Divergent policies and attitudes in the North Atlantic Community
  • What can arms control achieve?
  • Middle East: issues at stake
  • Economic issues: dogmas and realities
  • Current events:
    - The Falkland Islands crisis
    - East-West relations: Poland, trade and finance
15-17 May 1981 Bürgenstock, Switzerland
  • What should Western policy be toward the Soviet Union in the 1980s?
  • Obstacles to effective coordination of Western policies
  • How can the Western economies put their house in order?
18-20 April 1980 Aachen, F.R.G.
  • America and Europe: Past, Present, Future
27-29 April 1979 Baden, Austria
  • The present international monetary situation and its consequences for World cooperation
  • The implications of instability in the Middle East and Africa for the Western World
21-23 April 1978 Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A
  • Western defence with its political implications
  • The changing structure of production and trade: consequences for the Western industrialized countries
22-24 April 1977 Torquay, England
North American and Western European attitudes towards
  • The future of the mixed economies in the Western democracies
  • The Third World's demand for restructuring the world order and the political implications of those attitudes
25-27 April 1975 Çesme, Turkey
  • Inflation: its economic, social and political implications
  • Recent international political developments:
    - The present status and prospects to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict and the effect on relations among NATO members
    - Other recent developments affecting the relations among NATO countries
19-21 April 1974 Megève, France
Prospects for the Atlantic world
11-13 May 1973 Saltsjöbaden, Sweden
  • The possibilities of the development of a European energy policy and the consequences of European-North American relations
  • Conflicting expectations concerning the European Security Conference
21-23 April 1972 Knokke, Belgium
  • The state of the Western community in the light of changing relationships among the non-communist industrialized countries and the impact of changing power relationships in the Far East on Western security
23-25 April 1971 Woodstock, Vermont, U.S.A.
  • The contribution of business in dealing with current problems of social instability
  • The possibility of a change of the American role in the world and its consequences
17-19 April 1970 Bad Ragaz, Switzerland
  • Future function of the university in our society
  • Priorities in foreign policy
9-11 May 1969 Marienlyst, Denmark
  • Elements of instability in Western society
  • Conflicting attitudes within the Western world towards relations with the U.S.S.R. and the other Communist states of Eastern Europe in the light of recent events
26-28 April 1968 Mont Tremblant, Canada
  • The relations between the West and the Communist countries
  • Internationalization of business
31 March-2 April 1967 Cambridge, England
  • Do the basic concepts of Atlantic cooperation remain valid for the evolving world situation? If not, what concepts could take their place?
  • The technological gap between America and Europe with special reference to American investments in Europe
25-27 March 1966 Wiesbaden, F.R.G.
  • Should NATO be reorganized and if so how?
  • The future of world economic relations especially between industrial and developing countries
2-4 April 1965 Villa d'Este, Italy
  • Monetary cooperation in the Western world
  • The state of the Atlantic Alliance
20-22 March 1964 Williamsburg, Virginia, U.S.A.
The consequences for the Atlantic Alliance of:
  • Apparent changes in the communist world
    - Soviet internal development
    - The Communist Bloc
  • Possible changes in the attitude of the U.S.S.R. to the West
  • Recent developments within the Western world
    - political
    - military
    - economic
29-31 May 1963 Cannes, France
  • The balance of power in the light of recent international development
  • Trade relations between the U.S.A. and Europe in the light of the negotiations for Britain's entry into the Common Market
  • Trade relations between the Western world and the developing countries
18-20 May 1962 Saltsjöbaden, Sweden
  • The political implications for the Atlantic community of its members' policies in the United Nations
  • Implications for the Atlantic community of prospective developments
21-23 April 1961 St. Castin, Canada
  • What initiatives are required to bring about a new sense of leadership and direction within the Western community?
  • The implications for Western unity of changes in the relative economic strength of the United States and Western Europe
28-29 May 1960 Bürgenstock, Switzerland
  • State of the world situation after the failure of the Summit Conference
  • New political and economic developments in the Western world
18-20 September 1959 Yesilkoy, Turkey
  • Review of developments since the last Conference
  • Unity and division in Western policy
13-15 September 1958 Buxton, England
  • Survey of events since the last Conference
  • The future of NATO defence
  • Western economic cooperation
  • The Western approach to Soviet Russia and communism
15-17 February 1957 St. Simons Island, Georgia, U.S.A.
  • Review of events since the fourth Bilderberg meeting in May 1956
  • Nationalism and neutralism as disruptive factors inside the Western Alliance
  • The Middle East
  • The European policy of the Alliance, with special reference to the problems of Eastern Europe, German reunification and military strategy
4-6 October 1957 Fiuggi, Italy
  • Survey of developments since the last Conference
  • Modern weapons and disarmament in relation to Western security
  • Are existing political and economic mechanisms within the Western community adequate?
11-13 May 1956 Fredensborg, Denmark
  • Review of developments since the last Conference
  • The causes of the growth of anti-Western blocs, in particular in the United Nations
  • The role played by anti-colonialism in relations between Asians and the West
  • A common approach by the Western world towards China and the emergent nations of South and East Asia
  • The communist campaign for political subversion or control of the newly emancipated countries of Asia
  • How the West can best meet Asian requirements in the technical and economic fields
18-20 March 1955 Barbizon, France
  • Survey of Western European-USA relations since the first Bilderberg Conference
  • Communist infiltration in various Western countries
  • The uncommitted people:
    - Political and ideological aspects
    - Economic aspects
23-25 September 1955 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, F.R.G.
  • Review of events since the Barbizon Conference
  • Article 2 of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • The political and strategic aspects of atomic energy
  • The reunification of Germany
  • European unity
  • The industrial aspects of atomic energy
  • Economic problems:
    - East-West trade
    - The political aspects of convertibility
    - Expansion of international trade
29-31 May 1954 Oosterbeek, Netherlands
  • The attitude towards communism and the Soviet Union
  • The attitude towards dependent areas and peoples overseas
  • The attitude towards economic policies and problems
  • The attitude towards European integration and the European Defence Community