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Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting

A Weekend of Shareholder Events
Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting
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Neighborhood: Downtown Omaha

Locally known as “Berkshire Weekend,” the annual shareholders meeting of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is one of the larger and more unique events in Omaha. Held each year downtown at the Qwest Center in early May, the “Woodstock of Capitalism” attracts 40,000 shareholders from around the world, not to mention media from a wide variety of outlets.

Ostensibly a business meeting to discuss the company, the gathering has transformed into something of a financial fiesta, with the legal proceedings of the event usually taking a mere 15 minutes. Though considered the Mecca for devotees of the Oracle of Omaha, entrance into the events is not always easy: while shareholders can apply for up to four credentials each, BRK stock has never been thought of as cheap (though newer Class B shares and alternative credential sources, like eBay, have greatly reduced the cost of entry).

The shareholders meeting often begins with cartoons or a movie humorously depicting Buffett and partner Charlie Munger before the “Warren and Charlie Show”—the nickname for the duo’s marathon Q + A session that highlights the weekend—begins proper. After the Saturday meeting closes, there are always a series of after parties and events, not to mention booths hawking goods from the numerous companies Berkshire owns.

Elsewhere in Omaha, there are deep discounts for shareholders at Borsheim’s and Nebraska Furniture Mart. As a reward for shopping shoulder-to-shoulder with their fellow stockholders, shoppers get treated to magic shows and appearances by Buffett (he’s challenged chess, table tennis, and bridge champions in the past), plus glimpses of rarely seen jewelry, like the Vanderbilt Rose.

In addition to cocktail gatherings, financial meetings at local universities, and book signings by prominent authors, shareholder dinners are held at local steakhouses. None is more popular than Gorat’s Steak House, as their T-bone steak with hash browns is favored by Buffett himself. Reservations are required from early lunch until close.

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Qwest Center
455 North 10th Street
Omaha, NE 68102
United States
41° 15' 49.5072" N, 95° 55' 42.2724" W


Judith Holmgren- (not verified) says:

March 22, 2013 : 11 years 3 weeks ago

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I have not received our credentials for the meeting as yet. Whom do I need to contact? T
hank you.

Anonymous (not verified) says:

March 31, 2013 : 11 years 2 weeks ago

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We have not received our credentials for the meeting yet either. Who do we contact?

Anonymous (not verified) says:

March 31, 2013 : 11 years 2 weeks ago

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We did not receive our credentials yet. Who can I contact to get them.

Anonymous (not verified) says:

April 8, 2013 : 11 years 1 week ago

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We haven’t receive the credentials yet. I don’t see any contact info on your website. Please let me know.

Walt (not verified) says:

April 8, 2013 : 11 years 1 week ago

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My 2012 annual report came electronicaljy. Before I had an opportunity to print the credentials card the whole document got deleted. How can I get another copy of the 2012 annual report or the proxy page so I can complete the credentials sheet? I have contacted my broker Raymond James but they have been unable to send another annual report

Jo Wettengel (not verified) says:

April 22, 2013 : 10 years 51 weeks ago

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How do I electronically request a form to print to receive my pass card to the meetigs and events.

Anonymous (not verified) says:

April 24, 2013 : 10 years 50 weeks ago

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How do I electronically request a form to print to receive my pass card to the meetigs and events.

Steven Wheeler (not verified) says:

April 25, 2013 : 10 years 50 weeks ago

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I have not yet received the credentials necessary to attend the annual meeting, I sent them out over 3 weeks ago as soon as I got the package. Could you kindly tell me who to contact. I have my flight and hotel booked. I am flying in from Montreal, Canada.
Thank you

Linda K. (not verified) says:

April 30, 2013 : 10 years 50 weeks ago

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We have not received our credentials (pass cards) for attendance at this years meeting all though the request was sent in weeks ago. Is there a number I can contact or can they be picked up locally in Omaha? Please let me as soon as time is quicklly running out.
Thank you!

Paulo Bertolucci Belliboni (not verified) says:

February 4, 2014 : 10 years 10 weeks ago

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If I buy a stock now, can I still get credentials for this year meeting?

Pat Denver (not verified) says:

March 5, 2014 : 10 years 5 weeks ago

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Please send annual report to email above and info about the credentials I will need to go to the Annual Meeting.

Pat Denver (Patricia)

Ron Schultz (not verified) says:

March 5, 2014 : 10 years 5 weeks ago

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We need out credentials.

joe mohrhauser (not verified) says:

March 18, 2014 : 10 years 4 weeks ago

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We haven’t received the report as of yet and need to get passes for the annual meeting. Please advise as soon as possible.
Thank you!

Anonymous (not verified) says:

April 9, 2014 : 10 years 6 days ago

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We haven’t received annual report so please send it to email and info about the credentials.

We already book a plane and hotel at omaha for the Annual Meeting.

Thanks so much

Linda Marchetti (not verified) says:

April 11, 2014 : 10 years 4 days ago

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Never received any postcard to receive credentials for meeting on May 3. I would like to attend, we greatly enjoyed last years meeting.
Only a one page letter saying reserve May 3.

Anonymous (not verified) says:

April 19, 2014 : 9 years 51 weeks ago

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I also did not receive my credentials for the annual meeting on May 3rd. I would like to attend. What do I need to do?

Larry and Lois Bohling (not verified) says:

April 21, 2014 : 9 years 51 weeks ago

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We have not received the annual report to request the credentials needed to attend the stockholders meeting. Can this be done electronically? Please let know as soon as possible so we can make plans. Thank you.

Bill (not verified) says:

April 30, 2014 : 9 years 50 weeks ago

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I submitted my forms for the AGM several weeks ago but as of yet have not received my credentials. I am flying in from Vancouver and wonder if you can pick your tickets up at the event if you haven’t yet received them? If you cannot, then what else can you do to get your credentials? Thank you.

Adair craig (not verified) says:

May 1, 2014 : 9 years 49 weeks ago

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I am a b shareholder. Any way I can get two tickets for the annual meeting this Saturday in Omaha.?

Bob (not verified) says:

June 21, 2014 : 9 years 42 weeks ago

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I loved how people saved an entire table on Friday’s event. I also enjoyed how people saved half a dozen seats during the meeting on Saturday morning. Great stuff. Also, really nice of NetJets to give out free hats, although I thought it was wonderful how people were able to get six hats each.

Anonymous (not verified) says:

January 21, 2015 : 9 years 12 weeks ago

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how do I receive a form to obtain my credentials for meeting 2015?

Dan (not verified) says:

April 1, 2015 : 9 years 2 weeks ago

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I submitted my request for my credentials for the 2015 Annual Meeting, but just realized that I hadn’t filled in the number of credentials I wanted. I would like to receive 4 credentials. Will 4 be sent to me, even though I forgot to fill that part in? Thanks. Dan

Cindy Jo (not verified) says:

April 7, 2015 : 9 years 1 week ago

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How do I receive a form to obtain my meeting credentials?

Gary (not verified) says:

April 9, 2015 : 9 years 6 days ago

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I have not received my packet to obtain my meeting credentials for this years meeting. How can I go about getting it?

Jeff (not verified) says:

April 16, 2015 : 8 years 52 weeks ago

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SAme question: we sent in our request for credentials a few weeks ago and have received nothing in the mail. Starting to get concerned.

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