Sky News 
June 3, 2013
Some of the most powerful figures on the planet are preparing to gather for an annual summit to discuss global policy – at a venue just off an A road in Watford.
Around 150 individuals including politicians, royals, bankers, billionaires and company bosses will attend the Bilderberg 2013 meeting, being hosted a the £210-per-night Grove hotel from June 6 to 9.
No guest list is released for the event – which counts Ken Clarke among its organisers – but the clandestine yearly gathering has previously welcomed luminaries including Britain’s last three prime ministers, the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Edinburgh.
George Osborne and Lord Mandelson have each attended more than one of the meetings, with diplomat Henry Kissinger, banker David Rockefeller, US federal reserve chairman Ben Bernanke and Google chief Eric Schmidt also among those invited in the past.