The 60th Bilderberg Meeting was held in Chantilly, Virginia, USA from 31 May - 3 June 2012.
The Conference dealt mainly with political, economic and societal issues like Transatlantic Relations, Evolution of the Political Landscape in Europe and the US, Austerity and Growth in Developed Economies, Cyber Security, Energy Challenges, the Future of Democracy, Russia, China and the Middle East.
Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov attended as Chairman, United Civil Front (of Russia).
About one-third of the Conference participants are from government and politics, and two-thirds are from finance, industry, labor, education, and communications. The meeting is private in order to encourage frank and open discussion.
Bilderberg takes its name from the hotel in Holland, where the first meeting took place in May 1954.
The meeting has attracted protestors many of whom believe that the Bilderberg annual meeting serves to expand the interests and influence of international banking cartels. Protestors and critics believe the Bilderberg meeting is a forum where world policies are secretly decided, and implemented.
Bilderberg group label protesters cockroaches