Three Greeks will participate in the 2019 edition of the exclusive Bilderberg Meeting which will take place at the Hotel Montreux Palace in the Swiss town of Montreux from Thursday to Sunday.
According to the Group’s official guest list published on its site, New Democracy MP Niki Kerameos )the shadow Education Minister), Giorgos Pagoulatos, ELIAMEP Vice President and Professor at the Athens University of Economics and Business and Dimitris Papalexopoulos, TITAN Managing Director will be attending the secretive gathering.
According to Swiss daily Tages Anzeiger, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will also be among the attendees, although he is not on the official guest list on the Bilderberg website.
The yearly Bilderberg talk-fest, which dates back to 1954, features a guest list of around 130 people from Europe and North America including everyone from royals to business tycoons and academics.
A highly secretive affair without a fixed agenda, the Bilderberg Meeting is regular fodder for conspiracy theorists who believe its participants act as a secret world government.
However, organisers argue the private nature of the event gives attendees the chance to hold informal discussions about major issues.
Topics up for discussion this year include climate change and sustainability, Brexit, China, Russia, the future of capitalism and the weaponization of social media.
According to the official Bilderberg website, discussions are held under the Chatham House Rule, which means participants can use any information they receive during the meeting but cannot reveal its source.