Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting: The Most Anticipated Event Of The Weekend by Hayley Carr, Burgundy Blog
For the first time ever, the Berkshire Hathaway Annual General Meeting will be live streamed for public viewing.
The Berkshire Annual General Meeting is an opportunity to hear directly from Warren Buffett, Chairman/CEO, and his business partner Charlie Munger, Vice Chairman, on various topics related to business and investing.
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The meeting will take place in Warren Buffett’s home town, Omaha, Nebraska.
More than 40,000 shareholders and some of the world’s brightest minds in business and investing. Fortune’s Carol Loomis, CNBC’s Becky Quick and New York Times’ Andrew Ross Sorkin will take turns asking questions. It’s not uncommon to see Bill Gates in the front row; Gates is a Director on the Berkshire Hathaway Board.
Why tune in:
As two of the biggest – and most successful – personalities in investing, investors jump at the chance to hear directly from Buffett and Munger. Here is the rationale straight from Buffett himself:
“Over the past 50 years, we’ve seen a tremendous increase in the interest around our shareholders meeting. [The live stream] provides us with the opportunity to reach more people than ever…[and] bring the energy and excitement of what happens in Omaha to an informed audience around the world.”1
“Charlie is 92, and I am 85. If we were partners with you in a small business, and were charged with running the place, you would want to look in occasionally to make sure we hadn’t drifted off into la-la land. Shareholders, in contrast, should not need to come to Omaha to monitor how we look and sound. (In making your evaluation, be kind: Allow for the fact that we didn’t look that impressive when we were at our best).”2
Saturday, April 30th
10:00 a.m. EDT Coverage Begins (interviews with managers, directors, shareholders)
10:30 a.m. EDT Q&A with Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger
How to access:
Want to watch the meeting more than once?
Don’t fret! The live stream recording will be available for viewing at your leisure for 30 days after the meeting.
1) Yahoo Finance Press Release.
2) Excerpt from the 2015 Berkshire Hathaway annual letter to shareholders.
Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting