For the first time in Israel, Artfi - The Fine Art & Finance Conference, provides an arena where the burgeoning Israeli art crowd can gain an in-depth knowledge on the art world, the global trends that dominate it, and its financial aspects.
The Israeli market is flourishing in the last decade, and is estimated to have an annual turnaround of 50 million dollars. In addition to a bevy of new galleries, renewed museums and a successful art fair, corporate and philanthropic investors have increased funds allocations into the arts, understanding the importance of supporting Israel’s invigorating cultural awakening.
Art is becoming an alternative investment vehicle. In 2011, art has outperformed the S&P 500 and yield an 11% return to investors.
While traditional markets fluctuate, investors are confident in the art market and enhance tremendously the art economy. Geo-political changes bring new players into the art world, creating new and exciting marketplace.
However, the art market is unique, and has special characteristics that need to be taken into account before operating in it.
ARTFI will provide the much needed knowledge and tools in order to become a player in the art world and shall serve as an entry point for new collectors, as a reaffirming and informational reference for the connoisseur, and provide a forum to spark new ideas and creative visions.
Registration and ticket purchase is available online.
March 21, 2012
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Registration and Welcome Coffee
Welcoming Words Mr. Ron Huldai, Mayor of Tel-Aviv-Jaffa
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Global Art market review The art market development in the last decade, leading artists, Numbers and "war stories". Mr. Saul Ingram, Senior Director, Head of Business Development, Europe, Sotheby’s
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Panel discussion – The Forces of the Israeli Art Market Speakers: Mr. Dov Hazan, Founder & manager, Tiroche Auction House Mrs. Hadas Maor – Curator and Art Consultant Ms. Naomi Givon – Owner, Givon Art Gallery Mrs. Irit Fine-Sommer – Owner, Sommer Gallery
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Emerging Markets in the Art World Current tendencies in the global art scene as a reflection of geo-political changes Mr. Benjamin Clark, Senior Director, Director of Immediate Business EMERI, Christie's
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Art as an Investment Artworks performance compared to conventional investment tools in 2011 Prof. Michael Moses – Founder, The Mei/Moses Art Index- N.Y.
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Panel Discussion: Directions in Art Investment Financial Vehicles and tools to invest in Art Speakers: Adv. Gil Brandes, Founder and manager Art Partners Mr. Serge Tiroche, Co founder Art Vantage, Manager of the Tiroche DeLeon Collection Mr. Moti Shniberg, Chairman of the Artist Pension Trust and Mutualart.com
12:45 PM - 1:15 PM
The potency of the art and finance industry Directions, motiviations and the change in perception. Mr. Adriano Picinati di Torcello - Director, Art & Finance, Deloitte Luxemborg
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Panel: Being an Art Collector in 2012 What does it take to be a top art collector Participants: Top Israeli Art Collectors Moderator: Mrs. Roni Gilat-Baharaff, CEO, Christie's Israel
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Panel: New Economy – New Challenges Initiatives and philanthropic organizations in the Art world Participants: Mr. Uzi Dayan – Chairman of the Pais, Israel Mrs. Vered Gadish, Director, Outset Israel Mrs. Vardit Gross, Managing Director, Artis
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Building Corporate Art Collection Dr. Renate Wiehager - Head of Daimler Art Collection, Stuttgart/Berlin
4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Panel: Art in the Digital Age Technological developments in the art world Speakers: Mr. Tsvi Gassner, CEO, Artsignet Mr. Ayal Brenner, CEO, Mutualart.com