AGM/EGM meetings, got to know numerous Executive Chairman, CEO, Managing Director & Presidents of the organisations. When I went to AGM meeting I usually stay longer after the AGM ends, so that I can ask more questions about the health of the listed companies and learn one or two tricks about doing business.
Sometimes we got difficulties to understand what we read in the Annual Reports so we can find out from the CEO, which can give us more through views of the futures of the company.
We may able to give some suggestions or discuss some ideas with the senior managements to turn the companies around and able to understand better about the future directions of the companies.
We can learn a lot about the businesses by speaking to the out senior staff, and learned which was not written on the annual reports. There usually some difference when we talk to the senior staff and the annual reports
Some will tell new and better shareholders are coming in or who are their new clients etc.
Of course going to outlying areas to find the office is not easy but it worth the effort.
Talking to the MD or CEO is different from what we read as some of the news we read maybe obsoleted, which might be prepared few months ago.
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