The LAPADA Conference


LAPADA Conference

Established in 2008, the LAPADA Conference is a unique proposition in the UK’s art and antiques trade and the forerunner of this type of industry forum.

LAPADA Conference 2017

Returning to the House of Lords, the 2017 LAPADA Conference will focus on issues of Trust & Security in the art & antiques trade. Six speakers have been invited to offer practical answers to issues ranging from cyber security to due diligence to establishing trust with clients.

Speakers include:

Christopher A. Marinello – art lawyer and founder of the Art Recovery Group

Dan Sloshberg – Cyber Resiliency Expert, Mimecast

Philip James & Danielle Spiers – Partners, Sheridans

Toma Clark Haines – CEO, The Antiques Diva & Co.

Craig Davies – Partner, Rawlinson & Hunter

LAPADA Conference 2016

The LAPADA Conference 2016 brought together expert speakers from a range of disciplines to give businesses the tools and understanding they need to to exploit new technologies, tackle new challenges and sell more within today’s ever-changing landscape.

Speakers included:

Karl McKeever – retail psychologist, Founder & Managing Director of Visual Thinking

Carolyn Dailey – Founder & CEO of The Dailey Partnership (

Cathy Ma – Audience Development Director of Bauer Media

LAPADA Conference 2015

Focused on topics varying from branding to employment law to interior trends, industry experts shared specialist advice and insights.

Speakers included:

Peter Kellner – President of YouGov

Rebecca Battman – Brand & Marketing Consultant (

Nina Campbell – Interior Designer (

Gabby Deeming – Decorations Editor, House & Garden

LAPADA Conference 2014

The 2014 LAPADA Conference focussed on the retail market; bringing together high level speakers with practical knowledge of retail psychology, cultural etiquette, communications and the latest art market research.

Speakers included:

Sir Stuart Rose (now Lord Rose of Monweden)

Dr Clare McAndrew – Arts Economics (

Philip Graves – Consumer Psychologist

Nigel White – International Business Communications Expert

The Venue – House of Lords


By the gracious invitation of our Chairman, Lord Chadlington, we have been fortunate to hold the LAPADA Conference in the House of Lords for the past 3 years. The Cholmondeley Room overlooks the Thames and it is a wonderful opportunity for our members to converge for a interesting programme of speakers and a delicious 3-course seated lunch with colleagues.