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Executive Education:

Business Management in the Art World - Hong Kong

藝術商務管理 - 香港

Executive Education programmes at Sotheby’s Institute of Art offer art professionals and career changers the opportunity to reach new levels of business management within the art world. 

Aligned with the Institute’s hands-on approach, participants gain the latest thinking in business management in the art world via lectures, case studies and visits to leading galleries. Invited speakers include both academic and business school faculty and renowned business leaders in the field. The faculty require advanced preparation from course participants for specific sessions in order to be equipped for the non-stop week of presentations, workshops, case studies, panel discussions and visits. 

These unique courses attract participants from around the world who are committed to strengthening their business skills and embracing the constant changes to the ecosystem. The participants develop a valuable international network which often translates into shared artists and exhibitions and other business initiatives. 

This intensive course addresses key issues of business practice within the art world such as: strategy, marketing, financial management and operations, as well as governance and leadership. Aligned with the Institute’s ‘hands-on’ approach, participants gain the latest thinking in business management via lectures, case studies and practical sessions. Speakers include both faculty and renowned business leaders in the field. The course is designed for those who want to enhance their competitive edge in today’s art market.
Participants are advised that all sessions will be delivered in English.

Potential participants for all Executive Education courses are advised to read the following FAQ.

Course Date: 14-18 April 2014
Day Course: 10.00am-5.00pm
Fee: £1,650
Venue: Mandarin Oriental, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong

Course Timetable

Click here to download 2014 course timetable (PDF).


Claudia Albertini, Director, Platform China Hong Kong

Baniel Cheung, Adjunct Assistant Professor of School of Business; Assistant Programme Director and Honorary Assistant Professor of School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Hong Kong

Jason Chow, The Wall Street Journal

Katie de Tilly, Founder and Director, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery

Andy Hei, Founder of Andy Hei Ltd and Founder of Hong Kong International Art and Antiques Fair

Julian King, Director and International Specialist, Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Sotheby’s Hong Kong

Agnes Lin
, Founder and Director of Osage Gallery

Alice Mong, Executive Director of Asia Society Hong Kong Center

Hammad Nasar, Head of Research and Programmes, Asia Art Archive

Yana Peel, CEO, Intelligence Squared and Co-Founder, Outset Contemporary Art Fund

Fabio Rossi, Director, Rossi & Rossi

Magnus Renfrew, Director, Asia, and Member of the Executive Committee of Art Basel

Sundaram Tagore, Founder of Sundaram Tagore Galleries, Hong Kong, New York and Singapore

Sarah Thelwall, Consultant and Strategist in the Art Market and Creative Industries

Henrietta Tsui, Founder of the Hong Kong Gallery Association and owner of Galerie Ora-Ora

Elaine W. Ng, Founder and Publisher of Art AsiaPacific

Patti Wong, Chairman, Sotheby’s Asia

Larry Zhu, Chief Operation Officer, Sotheby’s Asia

For full speaker biographies, please click here.

Online Booking

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Payment by credit or debit card only. If you prefer to pay by wire transfer or cheque, please email the contact person listed on the course page.


Sotheby’s Institute of Art has arranged a special rate for guestrooms with the Mandarin Oriental Hotel for the duration of this course. For further details and assistance with your booking, please contact Felicia Hee (
Guestroom bookings must be made by 17th March, 2014, in order to receive the special rate

Further Information

For further information, call Martin Williams on
+44 (0)20 7462 3249 or email

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