The Bilderberg Group meeting in Chantilly, Virginia, will attract 131 elites on Thursday - from politicians and bankers to business titans and European royalty.
They will discuss transatlantic relations, the future of the European Union and 'a progress report' on the Trump administration behind closed doors at the four-day meeting.
This year's confab can be seen as a chance for Trump supporters like Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster and billionaire tech entrepreneur Peter Thiel to face his critics like Eric Schmidt.
Schmidt, the executive director of Google's parent company, warned in January that Trump's administration will do 'evil things.'
The group has met every year since 1954 and was created as a forum for fostering dialogue between Europe and North America.
The meeting, which will also be attended by to civil rights activist Vernon Jordan. will gather less than 30 miles from the White House.