Warren Buffett’s yearly shareholder meeting is usually open to everyone.
The annual event held in Buffett’s hometown, Omaha, NE gets down to business and then it has a little fun mixed, too. Here’s the schedule for May 1st.
Day 1 (emphasis ours):
Doors Open 7:00am
Company Movie 8:30
Q & A 9:30 – 3:30
Business Meeting 3:45 – 4:00
NetJets Display/Airport 12:00 – 5:00
Lunch Break 12:00 – 12:45
Exhibit Booths Close 4:30
Berkyville BBQ/@ NFM 5:30 – 8:00
Day 2 (emphasis theirs):
Exclusive Shareholder Shopping Day @ Borsheims 9:00am – 4:00pm (Borsheims is a Jewelry Co.)
Shareholder Steak Night!
Movies, BBQ, steak, Buffett – of course every Berkshire Hathaway shareholder would want to be there. Last year 35,000 people showed up.
Anyway, this year, Buffett is snubbing guests of a certain background: foreign.
In the meeting details he posted to Berkshire’s website (which you can download here), Buffett writes, “Regrettably, the International Shareholders Meet & Greet Reception is being discontinued due to escalating attendance and time constraints.”