… not much.
The Daily Mail newspaper had a reporter get a job as a maid at the Turin hotel where the annual secret Bilderberg conference was held. This is a center-right meeting for Deep State celebrities (e.g., Henry Kissinger, has been attending off and on since 1957; he was there in a wheel chair this year).
This isn’t to say that powerful people don’t get anything out of going to these conferences, just that what they get out of it probably comes from paying careful attention to presentations and to the reactions of the important people listening.
For example, back in the 20th Century, I went to a conference where the most impressive speaker may have been the late General William Odom, who had been Zbig’s head of military intelligence in the Carter Admin, then head of Reagan’s National Security Admin. He gave his theory of the Grand Strategic Interests of the United States: there are only two places in the world that Really Matter in the sense that the world could be ruled from there (instead of, presumably, from North America): northwest Europe (Britain, France, and Germany) and northeast Asia (Japan, Korea, and China). He said that war within either cockpit would be of the gravest concern to the United States, just as it had been in the 1940s.
But, you’ll notice, it’s not a coincidence that the US stations troops in two of three countries in each trio. That way, any possible war, such as between France and Britain or Japan and Korea would involve at least one country with American bases, which makes such a war unthinkable to local national leaders.
To this day, I have no idea if Odom was just blowing idiosyncratic smoke, or whether this really was Settled Doctrine of the USG of the kind of fundamentals that you really only hear about if you get invited to a conference with people of this caliber.
Similarly, General Odom and Mrs. Thatcher got involved in a furious 10 minute argument standing about five feet from me over the events immediately following the collapse of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989 in which West German chancellor Helmut Kohl, with General Odom’s support, absorbed East Germany into a unified Germany, much to the dismay of Mrs. Thatcher, who recalled the power of the last chancellor of a unified Germany.
In some ways, this was just Deep State oldtimers on the conference circuit rehashing old debates. But it definitely made clear even to a clueless outsider like me that the power of the chancellor of a unified Germany would be a major feature of the upcoming 21st Century, which we have seen.
So, it’s easy to see why Bilderberg exists, and why the people who are invited want to go. On the other hand, there probably aren’t much in the way of Smoking Gun revelations that could extracted by reporters and spies.