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2015 Bilderberg Conference

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2015 Bilderberg Conference

The 2015 Bilderberg Conference took place between 11-14 June 2015 at the Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol in Telfs-Buchen, Austria. The hotel had previously held the Bilderberg Conference in 1988.


The 41st G7 summit took place the week before the conference, and was held at the Schloss Elmau, sixteen miles away near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, in Bavaria, Germany.


A list of key topics for discussion at the 2015 Bilderberg conference was published on the Bilderberg website shortly before the meeting. Topics for discussion included:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cybersecurity
  • Chemical Weapons Threats
  • Current Economic Issues
  • European Strategy
  • Globalisation
  • Greece
  • Iran
  • Middle East
  • NATO
  • Russia
  • Terrorism
  • United Kingdom
  • USA
  • US Elections
  • Delegates (alphabetical)

    A list of expected delegates was published by the Bilderberg Group.

  • Paul Achleitner,
  • Marcus Agius, Non-Executive Chairman, PA Consulting Group
  • Thomas Ahrenkiel, Director of the Danish Intelligence Service (DDIS)
  • John R. Allen, Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, United States Department of State
  • Roger Altman, Executive Chairman, Evercore Partners
  • Anne Applebaum, Director of Transitions Forum, Legatum Institute
  • Matti Apunen, Director, Finnish Business and Policy Forum
  • Zoë Baird, CEO and President, Markle Foundation
  • Ed Balls, Former Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
  • Francisco Pinto Balsemão Chairman, Impresa SGPS
  • José Manuel Barroso, Former President of the European Commission
  • Nicolas Baverez, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
  • René Benko Founder, Signa Holding
  • Franco Bernabè, Chairman, FB Group
  • Ben van Beurden, CEO, Royal Dutch Shell
  • Laurent Bigorgne, Director, Institut Montaigne
  • Laurence Boone, Special Adviser on Financial and Economic Affairs to the President
  • Ana Patricia Botín, Chairman, Banco Santander
  • Svein Richard Brandtzaeg, President and CEO, Norsk Hydro
  • Oscar Bronner, Publisher, Der Standard
  • William Joseph Burns, President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Patrick Calvar, Director General, DGSI
  • Henri de Castries, Chairman, Bilderberg Meetings; Chairman and CEO, AXA Group
  • Juan Luis Cebrián, Executive Chairman, PRISA
  • W. Edmund Clark, Retired Executive, TD Bank Group
  • Benoît Coeuré, Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank
  • Andrew Coyne, Editor, Editorials and Comment, National Post
  • Mikael L. Damberg, Minister for Enterprise and Innovation
  • Karel De Gucht, Former EU Trade Commissioner, State Minister
  • Thomas E. Donilon, Former U.S. National Security Advisor; Partner and Vice Chair, O'Melveny & Myers LLP
  • Mathias Döpfner, CEO, Axel Springer SE
  • Ann Dowling, President, Royal Academy of Engineering
  • Regina Dugan, Vice President for Engineering, Advanced Technology and Projects, Google
  • Trine Eilertsen, Political Editor, Aftenposten
  • Merete Eldrup, CEO, TV 2 Danmark A/S
  • John Elkann, Chairman and CEO, EXOR; Chairman, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  • Thomas Enders, CEO, Airbus Group
  • Mary Erdoes, CEO, JP Morgan Asset Management
  • Rona Fairhead, Chairman, BBC Trust
  • Ulrik Federspiel, Executive Vice President, Haldor Topsøe A/S
  • Martin Feldstein, President Emeritus, NBER; Professor of Economics, Harvard University
  • Heinz Fischer, Federal President
  • Douglas Flint, Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings plc
  • Christoph Franz, Chairman of the Board, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
  • Louise Fresco, President and Chairman Executive Board, Wageningen University and Research Centre
  • Kenneth Griffin, Founder and CEO, Citadel Investment Group, LLC
  • Lilli Gruber, Executive Editor and Anchor “Otto e mezzo”, La7 TV
  • Sergei Guriev, Professor of Economics, Sciences Po
  • Gönenç Gürkaynak, Managing Partner, ELIG Law Firm
  • Alfred Gusenbauer, Former Chancellor of the Republic of Austria
  • Victor Halberstadt, Professor of Economics, Leiden University
  • Erich Hampel, Chairman, UniCredit Bank Austria AG
  • Demis Hassabis, Vice President of Engineering, Google DeepMind
  • Wolfgang Hesoun, CEO, Siemens Austria
  • Philipp Hildebrand, Vice Chairman, BlackRock Inc.
  • Reid Hoffman, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, LinkedIn
  • Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman, Munich Security Conference
  • Kenneth M. Jacobs, Chairman and CEO, Lazard
  • Julia Jäkel, CEO, Gruner + Jahr
  • James A. Johnson, Chairman, Johnson Capital Partners
  • Alain Juppé, Mayor of Bordeaux, Former Prime Minister
  • Joe Kaeser, President and CEO, Siemens AG
  • Alex Karp, CEO, Palantir Technologies
  • Gilles Kepel, University Professor, Sciences Po
  • John Kerr, Deputy Chairman, Scottish Power
  • Ilhan Kesici, MP, Turkish Parliament
  • Henry Kissinger, Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc.
  • Klaus Kleinfeld, Chairman and CEO, Alcoa
  • Klaas Knot, President, De Nederlandsche Bank
  • Mustafa Vehbi Koç, Chairman, Koç Holding A.S.
  • Henry Kravis, Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
  • Marie-Josée Kravis, Senior Fellow and Vice Chair, Hudson Institute
  • André Kudelski, Chairman and CEO, Kudelski Group
  • Kurt Lauk, President, Globe Capital Partners
  • Carola Lemne, CEO, The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise
  • Stuart Levey, Chief Legal Officer, HSBC Holdings plc
  • Ursula von der Leyen, Minister of Defence
  • Thomas Leysen, Chairman of the Board of Directors, KBC Group
  • Shiraz Maher, Senior Research Fellow, ICSR, King's College London
  • Christina Markus Lassen, Head of Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Security Policy and Stabilisation
  • Jessica Mathews, Distinguished Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • James Mattis, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
  • Pierre Maudet, Vice-President of the State Council, Department of Security, Police and the Economy of Geneva
  • David I. McKay, President and CEO, Royal Bank of Canada
  • Nuray Mert, Columnist, Professor of Political Science, Istanbul University
  • Jim Messina, CEO, The Messina Group
  • Charles Michel, Prime Minister
  • John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg LP
  • Zanny Minton Beddoes, Editor-in-Chief, The Economist
  • Mario Monti, Senator-for-life; President, Bocconi University
  • Leena Mörttinen, Executive Director, The Finnish Family Firms Association
  • Craig Mundie, Principal, Mundie & Associates
  • Heather Munroe-Blum, Chairperson, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
  • Beatrix of the Netherlands
  • Michael O'Leary, CEO, Ryanair Plc
  • George Osborne, First Secretary of State and Chancellor of the Exchequer
  • Soli Özel, Columnist, Haberturk Newspaper; Senior Lecturer, Kadir Has University
  • Dimitri Papalexopoulos, Group CEO, Titan Cement Co.
  • Catherine Pégard, President, Public Establishment of the Palace, Museum and National Estate of Versailles
  • Richard Perle, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
  • David Petraeus, Chairman, KKR Global Institute
  • Panagiotis Pikrammenos, Honorary President of The Hellenic Council of State
  • Heather Reisman, Chair and CEO, Indigo Books & Music Inc.
  • Gianfelice Rocca, Chairman, Techint Group
  • Gerhard Roiss, CEO, OMV Austria
  • Robert Rubin, Co Chair, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Secretary of the Treasury
  • Mark Rutte, Prime Minister
  • Karim Sadjadpour, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • John Sawers, Chairman and Partner, Macro Advisory Partners
  • Selin Sayek Böke, Vice President, Republican People’s Party
  • Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google Inc.
  • Rudolf Scholten, CEO, Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG
  • Karl Sevelda, CEO, Raiffeisen Bank International AG
  • Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General, NATO
  • Alexander Stubb, Minister of Finance
  • Katrin Suder, Deputy Minister of Defense
  • Peter Sutherland, UN Special Representative; Chairman, Goldman Sachs International
  • Carl-Henric Svanberg, Chairman, BP plc; Chairman, AB Volvo
  • Olaug Svarva, CEO, The Government Pension Fund Norway
  • Peter Thiel, President, Thiel Capital
  • Loukas Tsoukalis, President, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy
  • Ahmet Üzümcü, Director-General, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
  • António M. Vitorino, Partner, Cuetrecasas, Concalves Pereira, RL
  • Jacob Wallenberg, Chairman, Investor AB
  • Vin Weber, Partner, Mercury LLC
  • Martin H. Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator, The Financial Times
  • James Wolfensohn, Chairman and CEO, Wolfensohn and Company
  • Robert Zoellick, Chairman, Board of International Advisors, The Goldman Sachs Group
  • References

    2015 Bilderberg Conference Wikipedia

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