The Beijing debate is moderated by Anneliek Sijbrandij,
founder of the Verbier Art Summit.

Anneliek Sijbrandij
is the director of the Verbier Art Summit in Switzerland, living and working in the Netherlands. She studied Law at the University of Groningen and joined Andersen Amsterdam as a tax lawyer in 2000. Most of her career she worked with professional services firm Deloitte in London, the UK. In 2012, she followed her passion for art and studied Modern & Contemporary Art and Art World Practice. Whilst on a sabbatical in Verbier, Switzerland, in 2013, she founded the non-profit Verbier Art Summit, a platform for innovation and change through art. Ever since, she has been engaged in connecting leading thinkers to the art world, with a strong focus on generating innovative ideas and driving social change through art. Anneliek is responsible for strengthening and activating the platform, and works closely with the partnering museum director to curate the theme, invite the speakers and achieve more impact with each Summit edition: Size Matters! (De) Growth of the 21st Centure Art Museum (2017), More than Real. Art in the Digital Age (2018), We are Many. Art, the Political and Multiple Truths (2019) and Resource Hungry: Our Cultured Landscape and its Ecological Impact (2020).


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