- More than a hundred dignitaries from 23 countries will attend at Montreux
- Bankers, Prime Ministers and CEOs will discuss topics under strict secrecy
- Talking points include Russia, Brexit and the weaponisation of social media
- The meeting of the rich and powerful attracts protest and conspiracy theories
More than a hundred of the world’s elite including Henry Kissinger, Mark Carney and the Dutch King will meet at the secretive Bilderberg summit this week.
From Thursday to Sunday 130 influential men and women from 23 countries will meet under strict secrecy rules and the precise location of their venue has not been revealed.
Notable attendees include former US Secretary of State Kissinger, Governor of the Bank of England Carney, former CIA director David Petraeus and White House Adviser Jared Kushner, Donald Trump‘s son-in-law.
Google chief Jared Cohen, who heads the Jigsaw subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., will also be in attendance, as well as Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary and anti-Brexit Labour peer Lord Andrew Adonis.
According to the Bilderberg Group, their discussions will be ‘informal’ and without specific agenda, besides their publicised list of broad talking points.
They do not vote, they do not set policy and they do not release statements, the group claim.