Trilateral Commission | 2022 Plenary Meeting

June 10–12, 2022
Washington DC

The Trilateral Commission held its 2022 plenary meeting in Washington DC, drawing hundreds of leaders in the worlds of business, government, academia, the media, and civil society from around the globe—all participating in their individual capacity—to promote dialogue on key issues facing the international community. JCIE has served as the Japan Secretariat (now the Asia Pacific Secretariat) since the commission was launched in 1973.

The theme of this year’s event—the first in-person plenary since the start of the pandemic—was “NEW FRONTIERS: Democracy / Economy / Technology / Foreign Affairs.” Among the many topics on this year’s agenda were the changes occurring in the world, the new era for European and Transatlantic security, the implications of the war in Ukraine, the state of American politics, global inflation, the impact of the pandemic and war on globalization, a new approach to the Indo-Pacific, the energy crisis, and ending modern-day slavery. There was also a presentation of the Task Force’s report on”A New Spirit of Capitalism,” and a salute to the outgoing Trilateral Commission European Chair, Jean-Claude Trichet.