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Navigating The Global Art Markets

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Time of the Day
Sunday, October 16 Conference Speaker/s:
09:55 - 10:05 Welcome Comments

Welcome comments by the Executive Director, European Chamber of Commerce, Singapore

Ms. Lina Baechtiger
Tuesday, October 18 Conference Speaker/s:
08:45 - 09:45 Registration and Welcome Coffee

Tuesday 18 October 2016 St. Regis Hotel, Singapore

08:45 - 09:45 Closing Remarks

Art World Forum Thank You and the Conference Concludes

09:45 - 09:55 Opening Remarks and Morning Welcome from Art World Forum

The Art World Forum Co-Founders and Directors start the full-day agenda with a few opening remarks and welcoming comments to all sponsors, partners and delegates.

Ms. Anni Oates, Ms. Veronica Neo
10:05 - 10:15 What Can The Art Market and Other Business Sectors Learn From One Another?

Dean of Faculty and Research, Professor of Economics,
Schroders Chaired Professor of European Competitiveness and Reform, INSEAD

How do business models differ between the players of the art market and conventional
corporations? What tips may be given to each sector to strengthen their outreach?
How to ensure successful businesses in the arts?

Prof. Timothy Van Zandt
10:15 - 10:50 Can You Make A Business Out of the Arts?

Ms. Prerna Suri, Senior Producer, Channel NewsAsia

Ms. Gabija Grusaite, Art Director, Studio Vieta
Mr. Steven Liew, Angel Investor & Co-Founder, Studio Vieta
Mr. Serge Tiroche, Co-Founder, Art Runners & The Tiroche DeLeon Collection

Are art start-ups a good investment? What is the outlook for the future? Should we be
investing in art online?

Mr. Serge Tiroche, Mr. Steven Liew, Ms. Gabija Grusaite, Ms. Prerna Suri
10:50 - 11:20 Coffee Break
11:20 - 11:35 The Changing Trends in the International Art Market

Partner, Monitor Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting

An overview of concurrent art markets. What are the dominant trends? What are the
expectations for the year ahead?

Mr. Mohit Mehrotra
11:35 - 11:50 Building Cultural Capital and Landscape: What To Look Out For

Founder, Art Statements; Chairman, Hong Kong South Island Cultural District

Who are the stakeholders driving cultural change? What parameters need to be considered? How do we measure and achieve results?

Mr. Dominique Perregaux
11:50 - 12:30 An Artist’s Perspective: The Artist and the Arts-Led Community

Dr. Aleksandar Brkic, Lecturer of Arts Management and Cultural Policy, Lasalle College
of the Arts

Ms. Kiwha Lee Blocman, Artist
Mr. Naufal Abshar, Artist
Ms. Aiwei Foo, Multi-disciplinary Artist and Social-media Influencer

Focusing on the prosperous art scene in Singapore and the region, what incentives are
being provided? How has the art community developed? Where will it go from here?

Dr. Aleksandar Brkic, Mr. Naufal Abshar, Ms. Aiwei Foo, Ms. Kiwha Lee Blocman
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:00 Adapting To the Digital Paradigm: Art Online

Mr. Thomas Galbraith, Partner, The Petraeus Group

Interviewed by:
Ms. Leisha Chi, BBC Journalist

While dealers have found innovative ways to cut costs and increase profit margins by
taking art online, how has the market adapted to digitisation and encouraged online

Mr. Thomas Galbraith, Ms. Leisha Chi
14:00 - 14:15 How Will the Proposed Copyright Changes Affect the Art Market in Singapore?

Director of the Legal Department, IPOS

How will the latest review of Singapore’s copyright regime affect the creative community
(i.e. artists, designers and online users)? How has the Singapore government refreshed
its regime to align it with international practices and technological advancements?

Ms. Trina Ha
14:15 - 14:45 Case Study: The Collector, The Gallerist and The Artist – How To Play Multiple Roles in the Art Market.

Mr. Guillaume Levy-Lambert, Founder, MaGMA Collection and Art Porters Gallery

Interviewed by:
Ms. Deepika Shetty, Press & Information Officer, European Union Delegation to

Mr. Guillaume Levy-Lambert, Ms. Deepika Shetty
14:45 - 15:15 Coffee break
15:15 - 15:50 Corporate Patrons of the Arts: What, Why and How?

Mr. Kevin Oates, Managing Director, Marine Money

Ms. Jennifer Scally, Asia Managing Director of AXA Art, Singapore
Ms. Allison Liu, Managing Director, Bergen Art Investment
Ms. Maranda Barnes, Co-founder, TWG
Mr. Richard Lim, Art Management Professional

How do organisations and institutions collect art? Why do they invest their efforts in
such art collections, and what does the latter reflect about their corporate motive? Is
this the new way forward for the contemporary art market?

Mr. Kevin Oates, Mr. Richard Lim, Ms. Allison Liu, Ms. Jennifer Scally, Ms. Maranda Barnes
15:50 - 16:30 Contemporary Art Collectors: Do Established Collectors Still Dominate or Has New Money Defined the Art Market?

Mr. George Kypraios, Chief Executive, Yefira Consulting Pte Ltd.

Ms. Stas Johnson-Chyzhykov, Collector Relations,
Dr. Peter Tay, Dental Surgeon & Healthcare Management Consultant, Asia Healthcare
Mr. Serge Tiroche, Co-Founder, Art Runners & The Tiroche DeLeon Collection

How do rising incomes in emerging markets affect traditional buying patterns? Do
established collectors still set the trends or has a new class of collectors stepped in?

Dr. Peter Tay, Mr. George Kypraios, Mr. Serge Tiroche, Ms. Stas Johnson-Chyzhykov