I explain how to attend the Berkshire Hathaway 2023 Annual Shareholders Meeting in Omaha to see Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger live! Let me know if you plan to be there! Add me on Instagram: michellemarki
I share everything you need to know with detailed information about how to attend this year’s Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders meeting in Omaha Nebraska that is happening during the weekend of May 6, 2023!
The Berkshire Hathaway 2023 Annual Shareholders Meeting AKA Festival is happening at the CHI Health Center convention center at 455 North 10th Street, Omaha, Nebraska, 68102.
In order to attend the annual Berkshire meeting, you should own at least one share of Berkshire Hathaway stock. It can be either in the form of the Berkshire A share ($460,000) or the Berkshire B share ($300).
The best way to attend is to be an actual Berkshire shareholder where you can get up to 4 meeting credentials. But if you are not able to be a shareholder, perhaps you know someone like a family member or friend who might be willing to give you a meeting credential.
Since past Berkshire Hathaway meetings have drawn crowds of 40,000 people, you want to be proactive and get your credentials ASAP.
You can get your meeting credentials by mail or by will call. If you don’t have the credentials on you, you can go to the Will Call area in the CHI Health Center lobby with proof of ownership and photo ID.
The way to get the credentials ahead of time is via the proxy materials as part of being a shareholder, which were either mailed out to shareholders by mid March 2023 or as of March 21 they should appear in your brokerage account.
Then you need to locate the proxy materials in your brokerage account, my proxy documents were in a location called Shareholder Library then eDocuments. And there is an annual meeting credential order form that you should fill out and return to the address provided. You should receive the meeting credentials and a visitor’s guide after about a week in my experience.
If you are having difficulties, reach out to your brokerage’s Corporate Actions team or Berkshire’s investor relations to help you locate the proxy materials.
While you’re looking at the proxy materials, you can also read the 2022 annual report and Warren Buffett’s 2022 annual letter to shareholders that came out in February 2023. Feel free to watch my podcast summary of the letter.
In order to know the full details of what to expect at this year’s meeting, visit Berkshire’s Shareholder Meeting Info website.
Unlike 2022, it does not appear as though there are special health and safety requirements, so hopefully life is back to normal but it may also be a bit more competitive to get in this year.
I also go over the agenda of the weekend festivities, including the Berkshire Bazaar of Bargains on Friday, May 5, the actual meeting on Saturday, May 6, and the activities on Sunday, May 7, 2023.
The shareholder shopping is happening at the CHI Health Center Exhibit Hall, and there are discounts at Berkshire’s subsidiaries like Nebraska Furniture Mart (NFM) and Borsheims. I highly recommend the $5 BBQ Meal at the NFM Picnic.
The agenda for Berkshire’s May 6 main event is as follows:
Doors Open 7am
Company Movie 8:30am
Question and Answer 9:15am-4:30pm *This is the main reason you come, to see Buffett and Munger share their wisdom!
Business Meeting 4:30pm
NFM Picnic 5:30pm-8pm
From first hand experience, I was able to bring a personal size backpack for all my souvenirs. I highly recommend the Heartland Bcycle to get around the cute city of Omaha on a speedy electric bike.
There are so many free investor events you can check out, I found that I didn’t have to pay to attend any offshoot events.
If you’re interested in learning more about the Berkshire meeting, check out my 2022 How To Attend Video or my interview with Adam Mead about what the Berkshire Hathaway Experience is like.
If you are an international investor and would like more details about obtaining your shareholder proof to show at Will Call, feel free to check out my friend, Olivier Estoppey’s blog article on his Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder Meeting Experiences.
The Berkshire Hathaway Meeting is one of the best experiences to be among like-minded investors. I’d just be grateful to see both Buffett, 92 going on 93, and Munger, 99, at least one more time. Hope to see you there!
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I look forward to making more investor friends!