4 September 2018 - London
Now entering its fifth year, The Art Business Conference is the UK's leading platform for discussion of the key issues in the global art market.
This year's event will open with a keynote speech by Michael Ellis, Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism and will continue with panel discussions and presentations on a range of subjects including Provenance and the Blockchain: Issues and Future Visions; The Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive and what it means for the art trade; A Comparative Art Law Study: to litigate, mediate or arbitrate ? and The Entrepreneurial Museum.
PAIAM Members qualify for a discounted rate. More details, including tickets, available from


18 June 2018, County Adare, Ireland

The purpose of this conference is to unite senior art market business professionals in law, tax and wealth management from around the globe. It offers insights into the international art market to assist business professionals in understanding and advising their high net worth clients in wealth management regarding succession planning for future generations, who have collections in art, antiquities and other rare commodities. Many of the speakers are PAIAM members and there is a discounted ticket price for all members.

This one-day event takes places on 18 June 2018 in the Luxury setting of the five star Adare Manor hotel.

This conference qualifies for 4 CPD points. Equally, for those self-certifying their Continuing Professional Development, the content of this conference will satisfy requirements in respect of further education and learning succession planning in law, tax & wealth management. For more information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



17 April 2018
Over 240 senior Art Market professionals returned to the spectacular setting of 10 on the Park, Time Warner Building, for the second staging for the Art Business Conference in New York. The day-long conference brought together delegates and exhibitors from all over the world for knowledge-sharing and networking. A series of panel discussions addressed key issues facing the international Art market including Travelling Exhibitions, The Future of Collecting, Cybercriminals in the Art World, Protecting an Artist’s Legacy and Art Market Principles and Best Practices which together offered both practical advice and lively debate. Many of the 35 speakers were PAIAM members. There were also 11 companies exhibiting in the Business Pavilion, available to delegates throughout the day, offering a range of services from IT security to publishing.

The next Art Business conference will be held in London on 4 September and more details, including an early booking rate for PAIAM members, are available from The early bird discount rate ends on 13 June 2018. 


17 April 2018 - New York

Following the successful launch in 2017, The Art Business Conference will return to New York on Tuesday April 17, 2018. Below are more details on the event program. The one day conference has been created for all art market professionals to meet and discuss key issues affecting the international art market and will take place at 10 on the Park at the Time Warner Centre. The conference chair will be FT and Art Newspaper journalist, Georgina Adam.

PAIAM members receive a 20% discount on standard tickets – the ticket price is $420 and this includes access to all talks, breakfast, lunch and post conference networking drinks. Tickets can be purchased through the Art Business Conference website.

This year’s topics are:

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.  Noah Horowitz, Director of Art Basel Americas, will open the session and 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.

Protecting an Artist’s Legacy:
This session offers both practical advice on estate planning with an exploration of how technology is working to support artists and their estates.

Travelling Exhibitions:
These 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.

The Future of Collecting:
How will the next generation collect art, antiques and collectables?

The Art of Deception – protecting your organisation from Cybercriminals:
This interactive workshop will offer guidance on proactive measures art businesses can take to protect themselve with practical advice on areas including invoice fraud and GDPR.


1 March 2018 

The National Maritime Museum 

Pandora Art Services have kindly agreed to extend the early-bird booking rate to PAIAM members to attend this academic conference which aims to start a debate on the risks of financial and cultural loss to valuable paintings and materials displayed on board superyachts.  This is becoming a real issue and the museum conservation department in association with Pandora Art Services is looking to create cross-industry best practice standards where damage occurs in working marine interiors.

The day will offer a varied program of talks led by experts from Clyde & Co, Momart, Hill Dickinson and PwC as well as moderated discussions and fantastic networking opportunities. The event will culminate in an evening reception and private tour of the Queens House, including the recently conserved Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I.”

The programme and registration can be found through the website:

This is a complex subject with significant potential risk.   It will be a practical symposium of importance to anyone with clients owning or working with fine art or yachts as part of their assets. The holistic approach taken will guide delegates through the pitfalls and highlight issues to be considered from material damage, conservation, insurance claims, crew training and right through to issues associated with ownership and title, tax and cultural loss through seizure.  

Pandora Mather-Lees can be contacted directly for information on: +44 (0)7967753372


22 February 2018 

The House of Lords 

PAIAM was delighted to be invited to attend the annual LAPADA conference held the House of Lords.  This was the 10th Anniversary LAPADA Conference which is designed to give practical advice and interesting commentary from established authorities. Topics this year ranged from Brexit, its challenges and opportunities, to positioning art and antiques in the luxury marketplace. 

PAIAM was offered a stand at the conference and information about the association was given to delegates together with copies of the PAIAM Membership Directory.
We are grateful to LAPADA for the invitation to participate in this event.


Tuesday 17 October at 10.30am 

Hunters Solicitors, 30 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PD

In this seminar, art market professionals will join members of Art Resolve to share experiences of disputes within the art market which could have benefited from mediation. Drawing on real-life stories and scenarios, speakers will give a valuable insight into the art world and all its workings.
They will put forward historical cases of disputes and invite Art Resolve’s mediators to explain how outcomes could have differed if mediation had been sought. 

Art Resolve offers efficient, private, out-of-court options for the resolution of disputes about works of art, objects of antiquity and historic sites. Its members include several PAIAM members who will be participating at this event.  

The seminar is offered free of charge as part of Mediation Awareness Week.  Places should be reserved in advance using the following link: 

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