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Pontus Silfverstolpe will start the program off between 6:30 and 7pm with remarks about Barnebys' vision and its unique place in the changing online auction and art dealer industry. Bob Freedman will then speak about his Simple Auction Site platform and how it has revolutionized the online bidding market.

Light bites and beverages will be served at the event, which takes place at AFA Gallery, a Soho landmark specializing in contemporary art from emerging and established artists.

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Barnebys was founded in 2011 by Christopher Barnekow and Pontus Silfverstolpe. The company has since grown to represent over 3,000 auction houses and dealers worldwide and features approximately 500,000 objects on its site at any given time. Barnebys operates in eight global markets, including the US and Canada, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Spain and China and has about two million online visitors monthly. The Barnebys Group includes affiliates Simple Auction Site, ValueMyStuff and Collector's Weekly.

Simple Auction Site, founded by Bob Freedman in 2005, was acquired by Barnebys in 2017 and is one of the leading software platforms for online auction bidding and e-commerce sales, working with over 60 auction houses internationally.

Event details: November 1, 6-10 pm, AFA Gallery Soho (54 Greene Street)