It’s the most important and influential conference you’ve never heard of. From June 3-6 heads of state will meet up with business leaders at The Grove Hotel in Watford for Bilderberg, an annual conference amongst the transnational elite that is shrouded in secrecy.

High profile consultant Andrew Kakabadse has met many people who have attended the conference in the past, and is co-author of Bilderberg People, a book all about how world affairs are shaped by the consensus formed amongst the world’s elite. He dismisses conspiracy theorists who say the reason the Bilderberg discussions are kept secret is to covertly create a ‘New World Order’. Speaking to IBTimes UK, he says why both tight security and intense secrecy are important at Bilderberg, how the group helps push forward the US-European philosohy of transactional capital, and why in many ways the conference is an irritating netowrking event like any other.

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