North-east craft beer firm, BrewDog will be bringing its Annual General Meeting (AGM) to Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre’s (AECC) GE Oil & Gas Arena this Saturday (9th April).
This year will mark the fifth year that the brewers have held their AGM at AECC, growing the meeting from an attendance of 2000 to an expected 6000 craft beer and music lovers due to descend on the venue once again to hear all the latest news from company Captains, James Watt and Martin Dickie whilst being entertained by some of Scotland’s leading music acts.
The local craft beer firm, which began its journey in Fraserburgh in 2007, is an alternative small business owned by thousands of people who love craft beer through its share platform; Equity For Punks, which first launched in 2010 giving fans the chance to proudly own a piece of the success. Since the platform launched the firm has recruited an army of more than 35,000 Equity Punks and raised more than £20million. The latest of the platforms, Equity Punks IV opened in April 2015 raising £15million so far and is due to close this month, making this AGM the ultimate way to end the world’s most successful crowd funding venture to date. The company states that the Punk Army “They are our shareholders, our friends, our community and the heart and soul of our business.”
James Watt, cofounder at BrewDog commented: “I’m psyched to be back at AECC this year for #PunkAGM2016. It’s a great space and we’ve packed it to the rafters with epic food vendors, awesome bands and some of the most incredible craft breweries from across planet Earth. Bring it on!”
Senior Sales Manager at AECC, Anna Mackenzie said: “We have seen the AGMs grow year on year and the buzz that the event creates is so contagious not only for the venue but for the city . What BrewDog has created is something that Aberdonians can be proud of and it’s one more reason to #LoveAberdeen.”