Tuesday, April 17, 2018

We are delighted to announce the following sessions and speakers: 

9.00 – 10.00: Delegate registration and breakfast networking in the Business Pavilion 

10.00: Opening remarks from the conference chair, Georgina Adam

10.05-11.05: The Future of Collecting: how will the next generation collect art, antiques and collectables?  Speakers: Philip Hewat-Jaboor (Masterpiece Fair), Magnus Resch (Magnus), Aviva Lehmann (Heritage Auctions), Devang Thakkar (Artsy) and moderated by Lindsay Pollock

11.05 – 11.30: Morning refreshment break and networking in the Business Pavilion

11.30 – 12.30: 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), Suzanne Quigley (Art and Artifact Services), Wendy Lindstrom (Messner Reeves) & Anne Rappa (Huntington T Block), moderated by Tim Schneider (artnet)

12.30 – 13.30: Buffet lunch served in the Business Pavilion

13.30 – 14.30:  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 (Art Basel), Stefania Bortolami (Bortolami Gallery), Jo Backer Laird (Patterson Belknap), Elizabeth Szancer (ESKart), moderated by Alexander Forbes (Artsy)

14.30 – 15.15:  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), Aaron Aanenson (S-RM), moderated by Jennifer Schipf (XL Catlin)

15.15 – 15.30: Refreshment break in the Business Pavilion and Media Lounge 

15.30 – 15.50: Presentation: De-Risking the Battle: Litigation Financing and Insurance Solutions for Art and Cultural Heritage (Restitutionary and Other) Disputes. Thanks to a better understanding of art as an asset coupled with new legislations, such as the HEAR Act in the USA, more complex cases for financing and insuring art claims are now being built. Parties can finance and insure claims to cover the costs of bringing lawsuits or arbitration claims against other parties in exchange for a share of the profits.  Although the practice is not new, there has been a significant rise in the number of such claims, which include those brought by victims of Nazi-spoliated art. This is partly due to the increased understanding of financiers of the art market’s spécificities (how different laws interact, and artistic valuation, provenance, authenticity and title issues can be addressed) to explain the asset to investors.This presentation will explore the concept of financing art claims through practical examples and an in-depth look at a recent case study. Speakers: Noor Kadhim (Cubism Law) & Daniel McClean (Cypress LLP)

15.50 – 17.00: Protecting an Artist’s Legacy:  This session offers practical advice for artists’ estates and foundations and explores how technology is working to support artists and their estates. Speakers: Megan Fox Kelly (APAA & Megan Fox Kelly Art Advisory), Tiffany Bell (Agnes Martin Catalogue Raisonné) Christa Blatchford (Joan Mitchell Foundation), David Grosz (Artifex Press) and moderated by Sarah Hanson (The Art Newspaper)

17:00: Keynote speech: Personalizing The Art World: Taste Fingerprints and Computer Vision. Machine learning and image recognition have given us the tools to enhance personalization and recommendation, whether it be via music (Spotify), books (Amazon), movies (Netflix) or imagery (Pinterest). In her keynote address, Jennifer Deason explains how the same processes can be applied to the art and luxury landscape. Speaker: Jennifer Deason (Sotheby’s)

17:30: Closing address: Kevin Lay (ARCIS)

17.30 – 18.30: Evening networking drinks in the Business Pavilion