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The Art Business Conference at TEFAF Maastricht 2024

The Art Business Conference is the conference for art market professionals held annually in London, New York and now at TEFAF Maastricht 2024. The half-day event will convene international thought leaders, including museum directors, advisors, galleries and collectors for a peer-to-peer exchange on the art world today. The conference is followed by a networking lunch and the conference ticket also includes exclusive access into the TEFAF Maastricht art fair during the Collectors Preview on 8 March.


8:45AM – 9:15AM

Coffee Welcome

9:15AM – 9:20AM

Welcome by Alison Moss, Conference Chair

9:20AM – 9:40AM

Opening keynote speech: Roxana Velásquez (The San Diego Museum of Art)

9:40AM – 10:25AM

Anders Petterson (ArtTactic) and Christine Bourron (Pi-eX) in conversation with Rachel Pownall (Maastricht University)

The panel will discuss:

  • Existing market conditions and looking ahead to 2024/2025 for the global art market
  • Exploration of quantitative v qualitative data and research
  • A focus away from the ‘top end’ market headlines, and concentration on specific & surprising growth areas of the market – have your notepads at the ready!

10:25AM – 10:50AM

Unveiling a Masterpiece of True Authenticity with AI. Presentation by Carina Popovici (Art Recognition)

As the artworld continues to debate the opportunities and challenges of AI, we look at the possibility of a sector where authenticity can be definitively proven. Headlined by the latest scientific methods and technological advancements of Art Recognition, we will explore the remarkable capabilities of state-of-the-art AI technology in the field of art authentication. This presentation will include the unveiling of a masterpiece by Carina.

10:50AM – 11:15AM

Networking Coffee Break

11:15AM – 12:00PM

The Antiquities Market: Establishing a Global Framework: with Anne Laure Bandle (Borel and Barry), Costas Paraskevaides (ArtAncient) and Will Korner (TEFAF)

This session will build upon the recent RAM conference and will discuss the formation of the Due Diligence Toolkit which addresses the unique nature of transactions in the antiquities market. By convening specialists across the art world, the session will explore how stakeholders often face uncertainty regarding the information available about objects and how to proceed, yet these same stakeholders play an essential role in the fight against the illegal market, mainly by applying due diligence.

12:00PM – 12:45PM

The Business of Travelling Exhibitions: with Amelia Hunton (WTW), Roxana Velásquez (The San Diego Museum of Art) and Tomaso Radaelli (MondoMostre)

Travelling exhibitions was a booming business pre-Covid, and as global travel returns to pre-pandemic levels, has the travelling exhibitions business too? This session will explore the new challenges around planning, together with data from the latest exhibitions travelling to China.

12:45PM –

Networking Lunch

13:30PM –

Attendee fair access - your ticket will provide unique access to the Collectors Preview

Location & Access

The Art Business Conference will take place at TEFAF Maastricht. Registration to attend the conference also includes exclusive entrance to the fair on the 8th of March during the Collectors Preview, before the fair opens to the public.

For questions about the Art Business Conference reach out to: [email protected]