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1954 Bilderberg Conference

The Bilderberg Conference in 1954 was the very first meeting of the conference between politicians, bankers and monarchs, the founders and promoters were Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands (which was the president of the meeting until 1976) and the polish political advisor Józef Retinger. It took place in Hotel de Bilderberg, Oosterbeek, Netherlands, and were held in 29–31 May 1954.



  • The attitude towards communism and the Soviet Union.
  • The attitude towards dependent areas and people overseas.
  • The attitude towards economic policies and problems.
  • The attitude towards European integration and the European Defense Community.
  • Delegates (alphabetical)

  • Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, prince-consort of the Netherlands (co-founder)
  • Józef Retinger, polish Political advisor (co-founder)
  • David Rockefeller, U.S banker
  • Robert Andre, President of the Syndicat de Petrole.
  • Ralph Assheton, Member of Parliament, former Parliamentary Secretary to Ministry of Supply and
  • G. De Beaumont, Member of Parliament
  • Pierre Bonvoisin, Banker, President of the “Banque de la Societe Generale de Belgique”.
  • Robert Boothy, Member of Parliament.
  • Max Brauer, Former Mayor and President of the Land of Hamburg
  • Raffaele Cafiero, U.S Senator
  • Walker L. Cisler, Public Utility Executive. President of The Detroit Edison Co.
  • Gardner Cowles, Publisher from the United States.
  • Clement Davies, U.K. Member of Parliament. Former Minister.
  • Jean Drapier, Lawyer from Belgium.
  • John H. Ferguson, Lawyer, Vice-President and Executive Director for a National Trade Policy.
  • John Foster, Member of Parliament in the UK.
  • Oliver Franks, Former Ambassador in Washington. Chairman of Lloyd's Bank.
  • Gerhard P. Th. Geyer, Industrialist, Director General of the oil company "Esso".
  • Colin Gubbins, Major General retd. Formerly in charge of SOE.
  • Denis Healey, Member of Parliament,
  • H. J. Heinz II, former President of H.J. Heinz Co.
  • Leif Hoegh, a former Norwegian Shipowner.
  • C. D. Jackson, Publisher. Formerly Special Assistant to President Eisenhower 1953-1954
  • Nelson Dean Jay, American banker. Director of J. P. Morgan & Co. Inc. New York.
  • P. Kanellopoulos, Member of Parliament. Minister of National Defense.
  • V. J. Koningsberger, Professor State, University of Utrecht.
  • Ole Bjorn Kraft, Member of Parliament. Former Foreign Minister.
  • P. M. A. Leverkuehn, Member of Parliament.
  • Giovanni F. Malagodi, Member of Parliament.
  • Finn Moe, Member of Parliament.
  • Hyde H. Montgomery, Member of Parliament, UK.
  • Roger Motz , Senator of Belgium. Chairman of the Liberal International.
  • Rudolf Mueller, German Lawyer.
  • George C. McGhee, U.S Industrialist
  • George Nebolsine, U.S Lawyer.
  • Henk Oosterhuis, Member of Parliament. President of the Netherlands Federation of Trade Unions.
  • Cola G. Parker, U.S Industrialist.
  • George Walbridge Perkins, Jr., U.S Industrialist. Assistant Secr. of State for European Affairs, 1949-1953.
  • Harry Pilkington, U.K President of Federation of British Industries.
  • Antoine Pinay, French Member of Parliament. Former Prime Minister.
  • Panagiotis Pipinelis, Former Foreign Minister and Former Ambassador to U.S.S.R.
  • Alberto Pirelli, Italian Industrialist. Minister of State.
  • P. Quaroni, Ambassador to France and Former Ambassador to the U.S.S.R.
  • Ludwig Rosenberg, German Chief of Department of Foreign Affairs of the Trade Unions.
  • Paolo Rossi, Italian Member of Parliament.
  • Denis de Rougemont, Author and Director European Cultural Center
  • Paul Rijkens, Dutch Industrialist. Chairman of company Unilever N.V.
  • Ernst Georg Schneider, U.S Industrialist and President of Chamber of Commerce of Düsseldorf
  • Joseph P. Spang jr., U.S Industrialist. President of The Gillette Co.
  • Max Steenberghe, Former Minister of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands.
  • H. P. Teitgen, Vice-President of the Council of Ministers.
  • Terkel M. Terkelsen, Chief Editor, Berlingske Tidende.
  • Herbert Tingsten, Chief Editor of Dagens Nyheter.
  • H. Troeger, German Minister of Finance of Hessen.
  • Vittorio Valletta, Italian Industrialist. former President of FIAT.
  • Andre Voisin, President of "La Federation".
  • H. F. van Walsem, Dutch industrialist. Member of the Board of Philips Industries Eindhoven.
  • Jean Willems, Fondation Universitaire
  • Thomas Williamson, General Secretary of National Union of General and Municipal Workers.
  • Paul van Zeeland, Belgian lawyer, economist, politician and statesman
  • References

    1954 Bilderberg Conference Wikipedia