Tuesday, April 17, 2018

We are delighted to announce the following sessions and speakers: 

  • Art Market Principles and Best Practices: In 2018, Art Basel’s Art Market Principles and Best Practices will come into effect for the Miami Beach show in December. This session will open with a presentation by Noah Horowitz, Director of Art Basel Americas, who will define these sets of principles and their implications for exhibitors. This will be followed by a panel discussion exploring the codes of conduct and best practices that already exist in the US art market and what can be done to improve standards in the industry for the future.  Speakers: Noah Horowitz (Director, Art Basel Americas), Jo Backer Laird (Patterson Belknap), Elizabeth Szancer (ESKart), moderated by Alexander Forbes (Artsy).


  • Protecting an Artist’s Legacy – this session offers both practical advice on estate planning with an exploration of how technology is working to support artists and their estates. Speakers: Megan Fox Kelly (APAA), Christa Blatchford (Joan Mitchell Foundation), David Grosz (Artifex Press) and moderated by Sarah Hanson (The Art Newspaper)


  • Travelling Exhibitions have become a big business, and this session will explore the planning process behind travelling exhibitions from the museum perspective, discuss changing trends and how technology is assisting the evolution of travelling exhibitions globally.  The panel will also examine best practice when loaning to travelling exhibitions focusing on insurance and contracts.  Speakers: Bernadine Bröcker Wieder (Vastari) & Anne Rappa (Huntington T Block) 



  • The Art of Deception – protecting your organisation from Cybercriminals. This interactive workshop will offer guidance on proactive measures art businesses can take to protect themselves and will cover the following areas:
  • The Human Firewall – training staff to detect and respond appropriately to threats
  • Invoice Fraud – three simple steps to eliminate
  • Password Hygiene – a soft target for hackers
  • Shadow IT – who controls your data?
  • GDPR – the largest shake-up in data protection for 20 years, and what it means for US art organisations?
  • Speakers: Alexander Caplan (Synergy Associates), Jennifer Schipf (XL Catlin), Aaron Aanenson (S-RM), moderated by Tim Schneider (artnet).