The Bilderberg 2017 Agenda: "The Trump Administration - A Progress Report"

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Every year, the world's richest and most powerful business executives, bankers, media heads and politicians sit down in some luxurious and heavily guarded venue, and discuss how to shape the world in a way that maximizes profits for all involved, while perpetuating a status quo that has been highly beneficial for a select few, even if it means the ongoing destruction of the middle class. We are talking, of course, about the annual, and always secretive, Bilderberg meeting.

And just like last year's meeting in Dresden, the primary topic on the agenda of this year's 65th Bilderberg Meeting which starts today and ends on Sunday, is one: Donald Trump.

Ironically, this year "the storm around Donald Trump" as the SCMP puts it, is not half way around the world, but just a few miles west of the White House, in a conference centre in Chantilly, Virginia, where the embattled president will be getting his end-of-term grades from the people whose opinion actually matters: some 130 participating "Bilderbergs".

The secretive three-day summit of the political and economic elite kicks off Thursday in heavily guarded seclusion at the Westfields Marriot, a luxury hotel a short distance from the Oval Office.

As of Wednesday, the hotel was already on lockdown and an army of landscapers have been busy planting fir trees around the perimeter, to try protect "coy billionaires and bashful bank bosses" from prying lenses and/or projectiles.  Perched ominously at the top of the conference agenda this year are these words: “The Trump Administration: A progress report”.

So is the president going to be put in detention for tweeting in class? Held back a year? Or told to empty his locker and leave? If ever there’s a place where a president could hear the words “you’re fired!”, it’s Bilderberg.

Sarcasm aside, the White House was taking no chances, sending along some big hitters from Team Trump to defend their boss: national security adviser, HR McMaster; the commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross; and Trump’s new strategist, Chris Liddell (curiously, neither Gary Cohn nor Steven Mnuchin will be there although the controversial new Chairman of Goldman Sachs International, Jose Barroso will be present). Could Trump himself show up to receive his report card in person: we are confident he will tweet all about it... which is probably why he will never be invited.

Stil, none other than Henry Kissinger, the gravel-throated kingpin of Bilderberg, visited the White House a few weeks ago to discuss “Russia and other things”, and certainly, the Bilderberg conference would be the perfect opportunity for the most powerful man in the world to discuss important global issues with Trump.

Sarcasm aside, what are among the "Trump agenda" items to be discussed?  The publicly list is as follows:

  • 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

The US president’s extraordinary chiding of NATO leaders in Brussels is sure to be first and foremost on the Bilderberg discussing panel. The Bilderbergers have summoned the head of Nato, Jens Stoltenberg, to give feedback. Stoltenberg will be leading the snappily titled session on “The Transatlantic defence alliance: bullets, bytes and bucks”. He’ll be joined by the Dutch minister of defence and a clutch of senior European politicians and party leaders, all hoping to reset the traumatised transatlantic relationship after Trump’s galumphing visit.

As the Guardian puts it, the guest list for this year’s conference is a veritable “covfefe” of big-hitters from geopolitics, from the head of the IMF, Christine Lagarde, to the king of Holland, but perhaps the most significant name on the list is Cui Tiankai, China’s ambassador to the US.

According to the meeting’s agenda, “China” will also be discussed at a summit attended by Cui, the US commerce secretary, the US national security adviser, two US senators, the governor of Virginia, two former CIA chiefs and any number of giant US investors in China, including the heads of the financial services firms the Carlyle Group and KKR. And for good reason: as last night's PMI numbers showed, the Chinese economy - the global growth dynamo - is finally contracting. If China goes, the rest of the world will follow. 

Additionally, the boss of Google Eric Schmidt, who warned in January that Trump’s administration will do “evil things”, is expected to attend, too. The executive chairman of Alphabet, Google’s holding company, has just come back from a trip to Beijing, where he was overseeing Google AI’s latest game of Go against humans. He declared it “a pleasure to be back in China, a country that I admire a great deal”. It’s possible three days spent chatting to the Chinese ambassador could even be good for business.

Several journalists are participating in this year’s forum, including London Evening Standard editor George Osborne and Cansu Camlibel, the Washington bureau chief for Turkey’s Hurriyet newspaper. But per convention, news outlets are not invited to cover the event.

“There is no desired outcome, no minutes are taken and no report is written,” the group stated. “Furthermore, no resolutions are proposed, no votes are taken, and no policy statements are issued.”

Ex-deputy secretary of state William Burns and former deputy assistant secretary of defence Elaine Bunn, both Obama-era officials, will also attend. Burns, the current president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, has warned that Trump “risks hollowing out the ideas, initiative and institutions on which US leadership and international order rest.”

With one of the agenda items titled simply enough "can globalisation be slowed down?" it is no surprise that anti-globalisation protesters have already descended on the location of the meeting.

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Below is a full list of this year's participants:


  • Castries, Henri de (FRA), Former Chairman and CEO, AXA; President of Institut Montaigne


  • Achleitner, Paul M. (DEU), Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Deutsche Bank AG
  • Adonis, Andrew (GBR), Chair, National Infrastructure Commission
  • Agius, Marcus (GBR), Chairman, PA Consulting Group
  • Akyol, Mustafa (TUR), Senior Visiting Fellow, Freedom Project at Wellesley College
  • Alstadheim, Kjetil B. (NOR), Political Editor, Dagens Næringsliv
  • Altman, Roger C. (USA), Founder and Senior Chairman, Evercore
  • Arnaut, José Luis (PRT), Managing Partner, CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut
  • Barroso, José M. Durão (PRT), Chairman, Goldman Sachs International
  • Bäte, Oliver (DEU), CEO, Allianz SE
  • Baumann, Werner (DEU), Chairman, Bayer AG
  • Baverez, Nicolas (FRA), Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
  • Benko, René (AUT), Founder and Chairman of the Advisory Board, SIGNA Holding GmbH
  • Berner, Anne-Catherine (FIN), Minister of Transport and Communications
  • Botín, Ana P. (ESP), Executive Chairman, Banco Santander
  • Brandtzæg, Svein Richard (NOR), President and CEO, Norsk Hydro ASA
  • Brennan, John O. (USA), Senior Advisor, Kissinger Associates Inc.
  • Bsirske, Frank (DEU), Chairman, United Services Union
  • Buberl, Thomas (FRA), CEO, AXA
  • Bunn, M. Elaine (USA), Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
  • Burns, William J. (USA), President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Çakiroglu, Levent (TUR), CEO, Koç Holding A.S.
  • Çamlibel, Cansu (TUR), Washington DC Bureau Chief, Hürriyet Newspaper
  • Cebrián, Juan Luis (ESP), Executive Chairman, PRISA and El País
  • Clemet, Kristin (NOR), CEO, Civita
  • Cohen, David S. (USA), Former Deputy Director, CIA
  • Collison, Patrick (USA), CEO, Stripe
  • Cotton, Tom (USA), Senator
  • Cui, Tiankai (CHN), Ambassador to the United States
  • Döpfner, Mathias (DEU), CEO, Axel Springer SE
  • Elkann, John (ITA), Chairman, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  • Enders, Thomas (DEU), CEO, Airbus SE
  • Federspiel, Ulrik (DNK), Group Executive, Haldor Topsøe Holding A/S
  • Ferguson, Jr., Roger W. (USA), President and CEO, TIAA
  • Ferguson, Niall (USA), Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
  • Gianotti, Fabiola (ITA), Director General, CERN
  • Gozi, Sandro (ITA), State Secretary for European Affairs
  • Graham, Lindsey (USA), Senator
  • Greenberg, Evan G. (USA), Chairman and CEO, Chubb Group
  • Griffin, Kenneth (USA), Founder and CEO, Citadel Investment Group, LLC
  • Gruber, Lilli (ITA), Editor-in-Chief and Anchor "Otto e mezzo", La7 TV
  • Guindos, Luis de (ESP), Minister of Economy, Industry and Competiveness
  • Haines, Avril D. (USA), Former Deputy National Security Advisor
  • Halberstadt, Victor (NLD), Professor of Economics, Leiden University
  • Hamers, Ralph (NLD), Chairman, ING Group
  • Hedegaard, Connie (DNK), Chair, KR Foundation
  • Hennis-Plasschaert, Jeanine (NLD), Minister of Defence, The Netherlands
  • Hobson, Mellody (USA), President, Ariel Investments LLC
  • Hoffman, Reid (USA), Co-Founder, LinkedIn and Partner, Greylock
  • Houghton, Nicholas (GBR), Former Chief of Defence
  • Ischinger, Wolfgang (INT), Chairman, Munich Security Conference
  • Jacobs, Kenneth M. (USA), Chairman and CEO, Lazard
  • Johnson, James A. (USA), Chairman, Johnson Capital Partners
  • Jordan, Jr., Vernon E. (USA), Senior Managing Director, Lazard Frères & Co. LLC
  • Karp, Alex (USA), CEO, Palantir Technologies
  • Kengeter, Carsten (DEU), CEO, Deutsche Börse AG
  • Kissinger, Henry A. (USA), Chairman, Kissinger Associates Inc.
  • Klatten, Susanne (DEU), Managing Director, SKion GmbH
  • Kleinfeld, Klaus (USA), Former Chairman and CEO, Arconic
  • Knot, Klaas H.W. (NLD), President, De Nederlandsche Bank
  • Koç, Ömer M. (TUR), Chairman, Koç Holding A.S.
  • Kotkin, Stephen (USA), Professor in History and International Affairs, Princeton University
  • Kravis, Henry R. (USA), Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, KKR
  • Kravis, Marie-Josée (USA), Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
  • Kudelski, André (CHE), Chairman and CEO, Kudelski Group
  • Lagarde, Christine (INT), Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
  • Lenglet, François (FRA), Chief Economics Commentator, France 2
  • Leysen, Thomas (BEL), Chairman, KBC Group
  • Liddell, Christopher (USA), Assistant to the President and Director of Strategic Initiatives
  • Lööf, Annie (SWE), Party Leader, Centre Party
  • Mathews, Jessica T. (USA), Distinguished Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • McAuliffe, Terence (USA), Governor of Virginia
  • McKay, David I. (CAN), President and CEO, Royal Bank of Canada
  • McMaster, H.R. (USA), National Security Advisor
  • Micklethwait, John (INT), Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg LP
  • Minton Beddoes, Zanny (INT), Editor-in-Chief, The Economist
  • Molinari, Maurizio (ITA), Editor-in-Chief, La Stampa
  • Monaco, Lisa (USA), Former Homeland Security Officer
  • Morneau, Bill (CAN), Minister of Finance
  • Mundie, Craig J. (USA), President, Mundie & Associates
  • Murtagh, Gene M. (IRL), CEO, Kingspan Group plc
  • Netherlands, H.M. the King of the (NLD)
  • Noonan, Peggy (USA), Author and Columnist, The Wall Street Journal
  • O'Leary, Michael (IRL), CEO, Ryanair D.A.C.
  • Osborne, George (GBR), Editor, London Evening Standard
  • Papahelas, Alexis (GRC), Executive Editor, Kathimerini Newspaper
  • Papalexopoulos, Dimitri (GRC), CEO, Titan Cement Co.
  • Petraeus, David H. (USA), Chairman, KKR Global Institute
  • Pind, Søren (DNK), Minister for Higher Education and Science
  • Puga, Benoît (FRA), Grand Chancellor of the Legion of Honor and Chancellor of the National Order of Merit
  • Rachman, Gideon (GBR), Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator, The Financial Times
  • Reisman, Heather M. (CAN), Chair and CEO, Indigo Books & Music Inc.
  • Rivera Díaz, Albert (ESP), President, Ciudadanos Party
  • Rosén, Johanna (SWE), Professor in Materials Physics, Linköping University
  • Ross, Wilbur L. (USA), Secretary of Commerce
  • Rubenstein, David M. (USA), Co-Founder and Co-CEO, The Carlyle Group
  • Rubin, Robert E. (USA), Co-Chair, Council on Foreign Relations and Former Treasury Secretary
  • Ruoff, Susanne (CHE), CEO, Swiss Post
  • Rutten, Gwendolyn (BEL), Chair, Open VLD
  • Sabia, Michael (CAN), CEO, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
  • Sawers, John (GBR), Chairman and Partner, Macro Advisory Partners
  • Schadlow, Nadia (USA), Deputy Assistant to the President, National Security Council
  • Schmidt, Eric E. (USA), Executive Chairman, Alphabet Inc.
  • Schneider-Ammann, Johann N. (CHE), Federal Councillor, Swiss Confederation
  • Scholten, Rudolf (AUT), President, Bruno Kreisky Forum for International Dialogue
  • Severgnini, Beppe (ITA), Editor-in-Chief, 7-Corriere della Sera
  • Sikorski, Radoslaw (POL), Senior Fellow, Harvard University
  • Slat, Boyan (NLD), CEO and Founder, The Ocean Cleanup
  • Spahn, Jens (DEU), Parliamentary State Secretary and Federal Ministry of Finance
  • Stephenson, Randall L. (USA), Chairman and CEO, AT&T
  • Stern, Andrew (USA), President Emeritus, SEIU and Senior Fellow, Economic Security Project
  • Stoltenberg, Jens (INT), Secretary General, NATO
  • Summers, Lawrence H. (USA), Charles W. Eliot University Professor, Harvard University
  • Tertrais, Bruno (FRA), Deputy Director, Fondation pour la recherche stratégique
  • Thiel, Peter (USA), President, Thiel Capital
  • Topsøe, Jakob Haldor (DNK), Chairman, Haldor Topsøe Holding A/S
  • Ülgen, Sinan (TUR), Founding and Partner, Istanbul Economics
  • Vance, J.D. (USA), Author and Partner, Mithril
  • Wahlroos, Björn (FIN), Chairman, Sampo Group, Nordea Bank, UPM-Kymmene Corporation
  • Wallenberg, Marcus (SWE), Chairman, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB
  • Walter, Amy (USA), Editor, The Cook Political Report
  • Weston, Galen G. (CAN), CEO and Executive Chairman, Loblaw Companies Ltd and George Weston Companies
  • White, Sharon (GBR), Chief Executive, Ofcom
  • Wieseltier, Leon (USA), Isaiah Berlin Senior Fellow in Culture and Policy, The Brookings Institution
  • Wolf, Martin H. (INT), Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times
  • Wolfensohn, James D. (USA), Chairman and CEO, Wolfensohn & Company
  • Wunsch, Pierre (BEL), Vice-Governor, National Bank of Belgium
  • Zeiler, Gerhard (AUT), President, Turner International
  • Zients, Jeffrey D. (USA), Former Director, National Economic Council
  • Zoellick, Robert B. (USA), Non-Executive Chairman, AllianceBernstein L.P.

Natrually, the secretive nature of the group has given birth to conspiracy theories. Some have claimed that the Bilderberg is a group of rich and powerful kingmakers seeking to impose a one world government. Whether that is true remains in the eye of the beholder, however one thing is clear: as the graph below shows, the members are connected to virtually every important and relevant organization, media outlet, company and political entity in the world.

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samsara's picture

"...Progress Report..."

Everything is going as planned. Capture complete.

That is all

Killtruck's picture

That little gathering is crying out for a nuke strike. 

Ghost of Porky's picture

Was the report written in goat's blood on a scroll made of albino fetus skin?

froze25's picture

No on a 6 year old after a "Spirit Cooking" session.

SmackDaddy's picture

"Corral the fifty wealthiest Jews and there will be no wars" - Henry Ford

Croesus's picture

The Jews do not proselytize, because they are firmly convinced that they will one day inherit the earth, and naturally want as few claimants as possible to this windfall. - Samuel Roth

froze25's picture

So will Graham, Lindsey, be prosecuted for violating the Logan Act? Sounds like a good White house petition for Monday Morning next week.

38BWD22's picture



Maybe Trump will them a progress report...!


NugginFuts's picture

Are you guys even paying attention? There are THREE members of the Trump administration already in attendance. Possibly more not on the official register.

McMaster, H.R. (USA), National Security Advisor

Ross, Wilbur L. (USA), Secretary of Commerce

Schadlow, Nadia (USA), Deputy Assistant to the President, National Security Council

HenryKissingerBilderberg's picture

What the fùck is Fabiola Gianotti from the CERN doing there?

BOTH Bilderberg meetings and CERN are supposed to start at 1954 !
we are fùcked!!!

mdr attitude's picture

Trump should just bomb that joint.

That would bring like 100 years of world peace. The less tribesters around, the better

Jews, Multiculturalism, and the War on Free Speech

Chuck-Norris's picture

We can blame it on the N koreans.

No biggie.

luky luke's picture

Bilderberg is NOTHING. That's why (((Mnuchin))) and (((Cohn))) won't be there. They KNOW who the heavies really are.

King of Ruperts Land's picture

Its good he has White house people going. I would not fault him if he pops in for an appearance. Keep your enemies closer and all that.

He needs the intel. These are the globalist scum that I want to see him kick in the nuts.

rejndjer's picture

well it's not secret that they came up with idea of cern, euratom and shit back in the day

rejndjer's picture

well it's not secret that they came up with idea of cern, euratom and shit back in the day

BLOTTO's picture

That list is just the scum and lap dog minions.
The real head of the beast is further up the creek.
There lies the rub

King of Ruperts Land's picture

The best way to beat these guys evil schemes is to expose them. We the people have power if we don't get defeated by their distractions: memes, political correctness, and fake news and narratives.

Raging Debate's picture

Well, I was saying this on another thread about Illuminati. Its actually good news they like science. Middle age religion order (banksters then too) jailed Galileo and mocked Copernicus. Slaughtered the cult of Pythagoras. Physcisists showing up is not a bad thing, maybe they can wake some up (stop being dinks some of you).

Sure they'll kiss a little ass for ongoing research but if you dont realize that is part of life I dont know what to say. If your a great science dude and want more of it, more power to you if you can sell too. 


Pft's picture

Not to mention Thiel and Karp from Thiel Capital and Plantir and Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank are represented

Mareka's picture

What, no Rockefellers?

Thought David might host Weekend at Bildebergers.

monk27's picture

Why is populism growing ? Really ?? Boy, these guys are stupid ! Any six-packer from a Wallmart parking lot could explain it to you in a few chosen words "why"...

Oldwood's picture

We should ALL be there. It is apparent that this IS the power center if the planet and if Trump or any one of us hopes to survive, we need to have representation. Hopefully Trump's people will provide that in some small part.....because sure as shit no one else is.

Pure Evil's picture

I don't see Kathy Griffin's name on the list anywhere.

What's up wit dat?

Since they probably want Trump's head on a silver platter.

Kathy should be there to provide leadership by example.

Mr Hankey's picture

I'm gonna go way out on a limb here & say that Kathy© is probably on the D- list.

Jim in MN's picture

Meanwhile, in their secret and illegal bank accounts----a shitload of dough!   Wowser!

The ultra-rich are hiding way more money overseas than anyone realized
38BWD22's picture



Yeah, what's the deal here?  Once you get, say, $200,000,000, isn't that enough???

logicalman's picture

Ask John D. Rockefeller.

Rockefeller was at one point the world’s richest man and first ever American billionaire.  Considering he was a billionaire in the early 1900’s he is still considered as the richest person in modern history.  When a reporter asked him, “How much money is enough?” He responded, “Just a little bit more.”

monk27's picture

He still died, though...

techpriest's picture

Once you get that far, it's really only about keeping score, and having the necessary resources to influence world affairs.

This is also why a general hatred of being rich is so heavily promoted. It is never good to sell your soul for a dollar, but imagine for a moment if 30-40% of the population had a net worth of about $5 million, and had the free time to study and oppose these frauds. Or even 5-10% for that matter. They don't want that to happen, but it absolutely could if enough learned that scrambling for degrees so you can beg for a $60k a year job is not the real road to success.

Mr Hankey's picture

It is the intergenerational bloodlines continuity of power that must be maintained. The money is a very utilitarian mean 2 that end.

Chupacabra-322's picture

Did anyone catch this attendee?

Gianotti, Fabiola (ITA), Director General, CERN

A list of who's, who of Pure Evil Criminal Psychopaths Hell Bent on Total Complete Full Spectrum World Domination.

J S Bach's picture

When will the neanderthal, Henry Kissenger, finally succumb to the laws of age and gravity and spare us yet another year of its existence on this tainted globe?  (It will no longer be defiled and thus accursed when (((he and his ilk))) are extinguished).

King of Ruperts Land's picture

Soon. They are dropping like flies now.

Mr Hankey's picture

+1000000000.  That vampire made my top 10 list of most despised creatures of last 100 years.laterally mobile, just lurking behind titular power, like Nixon.He spends 18 hrs a day in a hyperbaric chamber hooked up 2 gentile fetus stem-cell IV& eats a plate of bloody gentile baby foreskins upon awakening, raw.

Mr Hankey's picture

+1000000000.  That vampire made my top 10 list of most despised creatures of last 100 years.laterally mobile, just lurking behind titular power, like Nixon.He spends 18 hrs a day in a hyperbaric chamber hooked up 2 gentile fetus stem-cell IV& eats a plate of bloody gentile baby foreskins upon awakening, raw.

Mr Hankey's picture

+1000000000.  That vampire made my top 10 list of most despised creatures of last 100 years.laterally mobile, just lurking behind titular power, like Nixon.He spends 18 hrs a day in a hyperbaric chamber hooked up 2 gentile fetus stem-cell IV& eats a plate of bloody gentile baby foreskins upon awakening, raw.

Mr Hankey's picture

+1000000000.  That vampire made my top 10 list of most despised creatures of last 100 years.laterally mobile, just lurking behind titular power, like Nixon.He spends 18 hrs a day in a hyperbaric chamber hooked up 2 gentile fetus stem-cell IV& eats a plate of bloody gentile baby foreskins upon awakening, raw.

Mr Hankey's picture

+1000000000.  That vampire made my top 10 list of most despised creatures of last 100 years.laterally mobile, just lurking behind titular power, like Nixon.He spends 18 hrs a day in a hyperbaric chamber hooked up 2 gentile fetus stem-cell IV& eats a plate of bloody gentile baby foreskins upon awakening, raw.

Korogaro's picture

Oh! Right! I guess I just needed that explained five times to understand your point. Thanks.

NumNutt's picture

did you see this guy? "Koç, Ömer M. (TUR), Chairman, Koç Holding A.S" Koc Holding?!?!? wow, that is some funny shit. they are Koc holding associates?.....Does that mean their customers are well hung?

DeadFred's picture

Titles can sometimes be used to disguise things a bit. "Brennan, John O. (USA), Senior Advisor, Kissinger Associates Inc". Or maybe CIA director until a few months ago is his real call to fame. Lots of old Obama regime names but McMasters is the only Trump I can see.

Ghost of PartysOver's picture

If the world craters nd you are seeking revenge then there is your short list.  You might want to print it out. 

Cheka_Mate's picture

Will John Elkann's brother Lapo be making an appearance in a light green suit with a camo print Ferrari?

Business must be down when you have to fake your own kidnapping to pay back a transsexual prostitute for $10,000 worth of drugs.