Governance and Funding

The annual Bilderberg meeting is organised by the foundation Bilderberg Meetings. A steering committee governs this foundation and designates a chairman. Members are elected for a term of four years and can be re-elected. The chairman’s key responsibilities include chairing the steering committee and, together with the steering committee, preparing the meeting’s programme as well as the selection of participants.
The expenses of maintaining the small secretariat of Bilderberg Meetings are covered wholly by private subscription. The hospitality costs of the annual meeting are the responsibility of the steering committee member(s) of the host country.