THERE are only a few places left to book for the Auctioneers’ Conference organised by ATG Media on April 23-24.
Delegates who have already signed up come from as far afield as France and the United States, as well as from all over the UK.
More good news is that packing and shipping firm Mail Boxes Etc. have joined the list of sponsors.
“With 15 per cent of auction sales taking place online – a trend likely to increase exponentially in the next few years – easy, expert shipping has never been more in demand,” says marketing manager James Simmons, explaining why his company see involvement in the conference and building ever closer links with auctioneers as a must.
Chief sponsors AXA Art are being joined by co-sponsors the National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers (NAVA), the Society of Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers (SOFAA), the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and restorers Plowden & Smith. With ATG Media, they will be presenting attendees with a packed programme focusing on how to develop business, especially in challenging times.
Highlights will include a talk from Henry de Danne of French auctioneers association SYMEV, on the challenges fellow professionals across the Channel are facing and how the association helps its members.
Former actor and presentation coach Robin Kermode will be on hand to look at ways of improving rostrum skills, while dealer Nigel Worboys will discuss his ideas for promoting the antiques as a green commodity that could attract a whole new market.
Annabel Fell-Clark, CEO of AXA Art UK, welcomed the chance to be involved in this ground-breaking event: “AXA Art is very pleased to be supporting the ATG’s conference. As the world’s only art-led insurer, we offer a bespoke insurance service for each and every one of our clients – passionate art collectors who care about the safeguarding of their collection.”
The conference will take place at the Hilton Hotel, Birmingham, NEC on Friday, April 24. To download a booking form appears click here.
For further information contact Sam Dack on 020 7420 6648.
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