Prague Gears Up to Host Trilateral Commission Conference, Drawing Global Leaders for Closed-Door Discussions

This weekend, Prague is set to become the focal point for global discussions as it hosts a conference of the Trilateral Commission, a distinguished forum comprising mainly former senior politicians, diplomats, businessmen, and journalists from North America, Asia, and Europe. The exclusive event, closed to media access, is known for fostering open and candid discussions among its approximately 400 members.

Reports from the Aktualne.cz news server indicate that the conference, organized by Public Picture & Marketing, a company affiliated with the PPF financial group, will span from Friday to Sunday. PPF serves as the general sponsor for this year’s European meeting of the Trilateral Commission.

President Petr Pavel is slated to attend the gala dinner on Saturday, demonstrating the significance of the event. Prime Minister Petr Fiala (ODS) will contribute with a video greeting. The program and guest list, traditionally kept confidential, are meticulously curated by the Trilateral Commission to encourage free and uninhibited dialogue among participants.

Ladislav Bartonicek, the former shareholder of PPF, has long served as the head of the Czech group of the Trilateral Commission. PPF spokesperson Leos Rousek emphasized the financial group’s commitment to supporting the European meeting held in Prague this year.

Among the notable Czech participants are Deputy Foreign Minister Eduard Hulicius (KDU-CSL), former president of the Czech Chamber of Commerce and Trade Minister Vladimir Dlouhy, and Tatana le Moigne, the director of Google’s Czech branch.

Established in 1973, the Trilateral Commission was conceived as a platform for facilitating information exchange between the United States, Europe, and Asia. Former Czech Foreign Minister Tomas Petricek (SOCDEM) highlighted its role as a space for discussing global economic developments and the organization of international economic relations. The closed-door nature of the meetings allows participants to engage in more candid and uninhibited conversations, contributing to the forum’s reputation as a space for constructive and frank exchanges among influential global figures.

Article by Prague Forum

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