CNBC Meets at Art Basel

Join us for an intimate reception and insightful conversations featuring a live recording of one of our flagship shows, CNBC Meets, being hosted alongside Art Basel on Wednesday, 12th June, 4:15pm to 6:30pm CET.

CNBC Presenter Tania Bryer will convene some of the most influential figures in the art world to explore the latest trends, innovations and the future of the industry.

Meet a select group of fellow collectors and enthusiasts at this exclusive event with CNBC.


Iwan Wirth

Pictured from left to right: Iwan Wirth, Manuela Wirth, Marc Payot, Presidents of Hauser & Wirth

Iwan Wirth is President and Co-Founder of Hauser & Wirth, the international gallery which he established with Manuela Wirth and Ursula Hauser in Zurich in 1992. Since then, the gallery that began as a family enterprise, has built a reputation for its dedication to visionary artists and their projects worldwide, and has spaces in London, Paris, Hong Kong, New York, Los Angeles, Zurich, Basel, St. Moritz, Somerset, Monaco, and Menorca. Today, Hauser & Wirth represents over 100 artists and artists’ estates who are the inspiration for the gallery’s range of activities, from exhibitions and publishing, to learning programs, public events, and community building initiatives.

Anita Zabludowicz OBE

Anita Zabludowicz founded the Zabludowicz Collection alongside her husband Poju, in the 1990s, and in 2007 created a UK charity to bring a public ethos to their private art collection. Anita served as Co-Chair, Trustee & Director of the Foundation for Future London, which promotes culture, education, and skills to the East London community in the wake of the Olympics. In 2016 Anita was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for her services to art and philanthropy.

Anita and her husband Poju opened the Zabludowicz Collection to the public to support projects with artists and curators both in the UK and overseas. Their programme has become known for risk-taking and ambitious commissions and exhibitions with artists at pivotal moments in their careers.

Simon de Pury

Auctioneer, art dealer, curator, photographer and DJ, Simon de Pury is one of the leading figures in the art world. Renowned for his legendary performances on the auction podium, which have earned him the moniker ‘the Mick Jagger of auctions’, as well as his deep and longstanding knowledge of the global marketplace, de Pury is the preeminent international auctioneer and art advisor.

de Pury has been instrumental in championing the careers of many contemporary artists, photographers and designers. Acting as curator of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection now housed in its own museum in Madrid. Moreover, he has auctioned and secured a substantial number of the most legendary art collections for auctions and private treaty.

As a photographer, de Pury has been the subject of a number of exhibitions including at Art+Public Gallery in Geneva and Art Basel in 2003, in Berlin at The Corner in 2009, at Colette in Paris in 2011 and at the MAMM (Multi Media Art Museum) in Moscow in 2010.

Also in 2010, de Pury was the subject of a BBC documentary, entitled ‘The Man with the Golden Gavel‘ and in 2010 and 2011 he was a mentor for Bravo's reality TV show ‘Work of Art: The Next Great Artist’, which ran for 2 seasons and 20 episodes to great acclaim.

He has also featured in several feature films and further TV shows including the 2006 French film ‘Avenue Montaigne’ with Sydney Pollack, the 2010 Oscar nominated documentary ‘Wasteland’, the 2011 documentary ‘Der Auktionator’ and recently shot a cameo appearance in Darren Star’s upcoming comedy-drama series, ‘Emily in Paris.’

As a charity auctioneer, de Pury has raised several billion dollars for charities and cultural institutions over the course of his career. Including amfAR, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Elton John AIDS Foundation, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, MTV Staying Alive and UNICEF.

Princess Alia Al- Senussi

Princess Alia Al-Senussi, PhD, is a globally renowned member of the contemporary art world with a focus on cultural strategy and patronage systems. She is an active cultural strategist, writer, patron, public speaker and academic recognized for her deep knowledge of the global art world and its systems and members. Considered one of the foremost figures in contemporary art of her generation, Dr Alia has spent her entire career in the global art world.

Dr Alia has served as Art Basel's UK and MENA Representative for over a decade, and is also currently Senior Advisor, International Outreach for Art Basel. In 2019 she was appointed Senior Advisor to the Ministry of Culture, Saudi Arabia, where she focuses on developing international partnerships whilst working on a variety of projects across the Ministry’s commissions and the Diriyah Biennale Foundation. Dr Alia is a visiting lecturer at Brown University’s Watson Institute, working primarily with the Middle East Studies Program.

Dr Alia is currently the founding Chairperson of the K11 International Council, a member of the Tate Modern Advisory Council (London), the Board of Trustees of the ICA London, the Strategic Advisory Panel of the Delfina Foundation (London), the Board of Trustees of The Showroom (London), the Board of Trustees of FUNTASIA/Elisa Sednaoui Foundation (UK / Egypt / Italy), the Board of Governors of Aiglon College (Switzerland) as well as a member of Therme Advisory Board (Germany) and the UCCA Contemporary Circle (China). Dr Alia has recently been appointed founding Global Co-Chair of the LACMA Ambassadors Board.

She continues to serve as a founding member of the Tate's Acquisitions Committee for the Middle East and North Africa, the Board of 1:54 The African Art Fair, and the Middle East Circle of the Guggenheim, the Middle East Studies Advisory Committee at Brown University, the Serpentine Future Contemporaries (and founding committee member) as well as was a founding member of the Board of Patrons of Art Dubai, having played an integral role in the founding of the fair. Dr Alia is also a member of the British Museum committee for the acquisition of Middle Eastern art.
Dr Alia has a PhD in Politics from SOAS (London), examining the nexus of power and cultural patronage, featuring Saudi Arabia as a case study. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in International Relations (honors) and Middle East Studies from Brown University and holds an MA in Political Science from Brown and an MSc in Law, Anthropology and Society from the London School of Economics.

Tania Bryer

Tania Bryer is a British born television broadcaster with a wealth of experience.

Tania hosts and is Executive Producer of the critically acclaimed series ‘CNBC Meets..’, where she gets up close and personal with some of the world’s most inspirational figures to find out the secret to their success and how their philanthropy transforms lives. Amongst many others for the Series she has interviewed President Bill Clinton, Sir Richard Branson, President Jimmy Carter, Melinda Gates, Andrea Bocelli, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, Maria Sharapova,, Sherry Lansing, Naomi Campbell, H.R.H The Duke of York, Dolly Parton, Tamara Mellon OBE, Andre Agassi, Lang Lang, Diane von Furstenberg, Jon Bon Jovi , Aerin Lauder, Matt Damon, Cherie Blair CBE QC and Forest Whitaker, with contributions from Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Angelina Jolie, Sean Penn, Quincy Jones, Chelsea Clinton, Tom Cruise and Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Tania is also an anchor on ‘The CNBC Conversation’ series which sees her interview newsmakers including H.S.H Prince Albert of Monaco, Former South African President F.W de Klerk, Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, Hollywood icon Goldie Hawn, Fashion titans Karl Lagerfeld, Dame Vivienne Westwood and Tom Ford, LVMH Chairman Bernard Arnault, Comedian and author David Walliams and Sir David Tang, as well as hosting news specials for the network with guests including Beyonce, Usain Bolt, Kate Moss, Sir Elton John and David Furnish, Nadja Swarovski, Christopher Bailey and London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

Tania also appears weekly on Sky News Sunrise and has contributed on Radio 4′s Today programme, ITV’s This Morning and has appeared on BBC’s Celebrity Masterchef and as herself in a cameo on the US television drama, The Royals.

A highly skilled presenter and moderator, Tania hosts a wide variety of international events and Forums including the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Awards, the Women of the Future Awards and The Women’s Forum in Deauville. She moderates debates at The World Economic Forum in Davos and chairs numerous panels for charities and organisations including Invest Africa, Intelligence Squared and The Philanthropreneurship Forum.








Special recording of one of our flagship shows from Art Basel

Hosted by Tania Bryer



Anita Zabludowicz OBE, Founder, Zabludowicz Collection

Simon de Pury, Auctioneer, Art Dealer, Curator and Founder, de PURY

Princess Alia Al- Senussi, Cultural Strategist and Art Basel’s UK and MENA Representative

Hosted by Tania Bryer



Delve deeper with our eminent speakers through our interactive panel format






The first in-person CNBC Meets hosted alongside Art Basel 2024, the leading global platform connecting collectors, galleries, and artists.


Leading art collectors and enthusiasts across the regions.


Engage in the conversations with speakers through our interactive panel formats as well as network with peers during the post discussion reception.

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