Wednesday 4th September 2019 

08.45 – 09.45: Delegate registration and breakfast networking in the Business Pavilion   

09.45: Opening remarks from the conference chair, Georgina Adam

09.50 – 10.50: Opening Keynote Panel: Speakers: Tristram Hunt (V&A), Thaddaeus Ropac (Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac), Jennifer Schipf (AXA XL)

10.50 – 11.30: Demystifying Art Finance: whether you own your own art collection, are an advisor seeking more insight for clients, or if you just want to know more about this rapidly developing market, this ‘need to know’ expert session will cover the ins and outs of art lending from loan costs and terms to financing for art business. Speakers: Freya Stewart (The Fine Art Group) & Melanie Gerlis (FT)

11.30 – 11.50: Morning refreshment break and networking in the Business Pavilion 

11.50 – 13:05: Export Licensing: this session will offer perspectives on Italian, UK and German export licensing and together with relevant case studies, our expert panel will explore the challenges for the art trade. Speakers: Giuseppe Calabi (CBM Partners), Anastasia Tennant (Arts Council), Tova Ossad (Ossad Art Management) and James Carleton (Farrer & Co)

13.00 – 14.00: Buffet lunch served in the Business Pavilion

14.00 – 14.20: Keynote Speech: Elaine Bedell (Southbank Centre)

14.20 – 15.00: Investment in Art Businesses:  

15:10 – 16:10: Breakout Sessions: delegates can chose to attend one of the following sessions:

Session 1: Facilitating Sales Online: Making sales online isn’t just about e-commerce. Our panel of industry leading organisations and galleries discuss how to use modern tools to help drive enquiries and increase sales online even when payments take place via traditional methods. Our panelists will cover how to use online viewing rooms, CRM solutions and the importance of understanding sales statistics & data to increase revenue.

Session 2: The Auction View: this panel discussion will focus on the mid-market, online v offline, the potential impact of Brexit, evolving business models and the use of online auction aggregators. Speakers: Thomas Galbraith (Hindman), Adrian Biddell (Chiswick Auctions) & Martina Batovic (Dorotheum)

16.20 – 16.40: Refreshment break in the Business Pavilion 

16.50 – 17.30: Luxury & Art:  

17:30: Closing remarks 

17.30 – 18.30: Evening networking drinks in the Business Pavilion

18.40: Conference close