This meeting is particularly unusual because it is so small and informal, in fact there are some missing members (like David Rockefeller and Jean Claude Trichet). The hotel they have chosen is “De Russie”, which is also the site of this year’s International Film Festival. The chosen date is also “particoular”: November the 13th. Last night a total solar eclipse took place and it’s exactly one year that Mario Monti was invited by President Giorgio Napolitano to form a new technocratic government. But let’s see some pictures shot by the italian journalist Sebastiano Caputo.
Time: 5 p.m. Campidoglio Square.
Usually visitors are allowed to enter the museums till 7 p.m. Employees told us that today “Campidoglio’s museums close at 5 p.m for security reasons”.
From 7 p.m. some members of the Club Bilderberg will visit the museums.
Time: 5:50 p.m. Hotel “de Russie”. Babuino Street has barriers. Police is waiting in front of the Hotel. No journalist here. In about two hours the members will meet at Campidoglio.
Time: 7:35 p.m.
First guests show up. Most of them are not italian.
Time: 7:45 p.m.
Ignazio Visco, President of the Central Bank gets out the car.
Time: 8 p.m.
Elsa Fornero (Italy’s Minister of Labor, Social Policies and Gender Equality) arrives at Campidoglio.
Time: 8:30 p.m.
And last but not the least: Mario Monti (Prime Minister of Italy).
Other members were: Tom Enders, CEO of the European plane and arms manufacturer EADS, Barclays chairman Marcus Agius, the President and Chief Executive Officer of TD Bank Group Edmund Clark, Kenneth Jacobs the chairman and chief executive officer of Lazard, Klaus Kleinfeld chief executive officer (CEO) of Alcoa Inc. and former CEO of Siemens AG, Jorma Ollila Non-Executive Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell .
Article wrote by Laura Caselli. Pictures and notes owned by Sebastiano Caputo (journalist for L’Intellettuale Dissidente)