On September 7, 2017, Athena Art Finance CEO Andrea Danese will speak on a panel at the first-ever Global Auction House Summit, presented by Invaluable, at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. The panel discussion, which is part of the invitation-only event, will be moderated by Marion Maneker, Publisher of Art Market Monitor, and will focus on the realities and implications of art increasingly trading as an asset.

Launched in October 2015 with $280 million of equity capital led by the Carlyle Group and investors of the private equity unit of the Pictet Group, Athena Art Finance (www.athena-art.com) is an independent specialty finance company dedicated to serving the financing needs of the global art market.  Based in New York City, Athena offers collectors and galleries the ability to borrow funds on a non-recourse basis with their works of fine art as collateral and seeks to professionalize and provide transparency to art-based financing overall.

The Global Auction House Summit will bring together representatives from the world’s top auction houses in one place for the first time to network, exchange ideas, discuss best practices and propel the future of the industry forward. This unprecedented event will include interactive sessions, panel discussions and keynotes led by top CEOs, industry experts, and key influencers from around the world to inspire conversation, offer fresh insights, share experiences and discuss new strategies for winning in today’s digital world.  The event will be held from September 6 – 8, 2017 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts.

For details, visit: https://www.invaluable.com/content/conference/#

Kimberly Macleod

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