Brocker.Org: Inside Berkshire Hathaway’s shareholder shopping extravaganza


When you come to the Berkshire meeting, there are a few things you just have to do.Myles Udland/Business InsiderThe Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting is an all-out festival. 

Berkshire shareholders come from around the world to see CEO Warren Buffett speak for hours on Saturday morning. 

Berkshire owns dozens of businesses — from shoemaker Brooks to See’s Candies — and while Buffett is speaking, there is a shopping event in the convention center adjoining the meeting arena. 

In 2015, Berkshire’s 50th anniversary, the shopping festival ran into a second day, and Business Insider sent reporter Myles Udland to see what the madness was all about. He saw everything from gold-plated vacuum cleaners to something called “cognitive cooking.”

Here’s what happened: