Art Business Conference

The Art Business Conference is a one-day conference held annually in central London, for art market professionals. The first event took place in 2014.

It is aimed at anyone ‘buying, selling or caring for fine art or antiques’ – whether you are a ‘gallery owner, manager, art adviser, auctioneer, private collector or professional advisor’. Industry experts explore the key issues affecting the international art market today through presentations, Q&As, panel discussions, and workshops, including the latest updates in legislation.


Art Business Conference: Why Christie’s is backing the decorative arts

10 September 2018

Christie’s executive Dirk Boll told delegates at the Art Business Conference that the decorative arts could be coming back into fashion.


Ivory regulation will be balanced, says Ellis

10 September 2018

The UK government will ensure that ivory regulations are balanced and with “appropriate exemptions”, the new minister for arts, heritage and tourism told the Art Business Conference last week.

Christie’s EMERI president Dirk Boll

Decorative arts is making a comeback, claims Christie’s executive

04 September 2018

There are signs of renewed interest for the decorative arts – from furniture to ‘Kunstkammer’ cabinets of curiosities – according to Christie’s executive Dirk Boll.

Art Business Conference 2017: Brexit and its likely effects set to dominate agenda

08 August 2017

The impact on the art market of the UK's withdrawal from the EU is likely to be the key talking point at this year’s Art Business Conference on September 6 in London.


Retailing in the 21st century – the way ahead

24 May 2005

AFTER seven hours of lectures and debate, what were the major points to have come out of the Art of Dealing Conference? Several themes kept re-emerging. Here is a snapshot summary of some of them.

Are your business rates too high?

14 October 2003

THE Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors have launched a Business Rates helpline which offers free advice to businesses across the UK. There is also a new, easy to understand leaflet available by calling the same number – 0870 333 1600.