This fall, we will be hosting our inaugural conference, The Octavian Forum, at Sotheby’s in New York. The world is more complicated and dynamic than ever. Join us for a live version of our magazine, The Octavian Report, as we bring together leaders and thinkers to learn and interact.

At our one-day event, we will offer conversations and talks from many of the world’s leading experts across our range of interests – geopolitics, investments, risk, innovation, art and ideas. Join chess legend Garry Kasparov, economist Nouriel Roubini, investors Michael Steinhardt and Boaz Weinstein, market observer Jim Grant, former USTR Charlene Barshefsky, former Spanish P.M. José María Aznar, Middle East experts Amb. Dennis Ross, Elliott Abrams, and Emma Sky, artist John Currin, translator and critic Ilan Stavans, Hall of Fame tennis coach Nick Bollettieri, former German defense minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, and film industry legend and author Lawrence Levy.

Our event is invitation only and attendance is limited. If you have received a non-transferrable invitation code, please click the REGISTER tab above to reserve your place. If you would like to apply to attend, you will instructions for doing  so there as well.

We look forward to seeing you at Sotheby’s.

Speaker lineup is subject to change.



Our agenda is still in formation. Please watch this space.


Our partners are listed below. Please contact Leigh Gilmore, our director of strategic partnerships, at to learn about how to partner with Octavian.

Sotheby’s has been uniting collectors with world-class works of art since 1744. Sotheby’s became the first international auction house when it expanded from London to New York (1955), the first to conduct sales in Hong Kong (1973), India (1992) and France (2001), and the first international fine art auction house in China (2012). Today, Sotheby’s presents auctions in ten different salesrooms, including New York, London, Hong Kong and Paris, and Sotheby’s BidNow program allows visitors to view all auctions live online and place bids from anywhere in the world.

Sotheby’s offers collectors the resources of Sotheby’s Financial Services, the world’s only full-service art financing company, as well as the collection advisory services of its subsidiary, Art Agency, Partners. Sotheby’s presents private sale opportunities in more than 70 categories, including S|2, the gallery arm of Sotheby’s Global Fine Art Division, and two retail businesses, Sotheby’s Diamonds and Sotheby’s Wine.

In February 2015, RM Auctions formed a strategic partnership with Sotheby’s to become RM Sotheby’s, the world’s largest auction house for investment-quality automobiles. Sotheby’s has a global network of 80 offices in 40 countries and is the oldest company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (BID).

Established in Rome in 1945, Brioni was founded by tailor Nazareno Fonticoli and entrepreneur Gaetano Savini. The founders named the brand after the Brijuni Islands in Croatia, a jet set vacation destination of the time.

Brioni gained recognition for its signature Roman Style suiting and contemporary sportswear handmade in Penne, Italy. Suits crafted by Fonticoli and Savini quickly became the lifestyle choice for iconic Hollywood stars, heads of state and business leaders, sealing Brioni’s status as engineer of elegance and master of style.

The new “Brioni Roman Style” facilities shaped the inimitable Brioni method: a process of craftsmanship which requires 220 steps and more than 22 hours to make a single suit. In 1985, Brioni opened its tailoring school, Scuola di Alta Sartoria with the aim of transmitting the unparalleled Brioni sartorial method to the next generation.

Today, Brioni continues to embody the highest level of sartorial excellence for the most discerning clients in the world through a network of directly owned boutiques and select stores.

The company is part of Kering group, a worldwide leading Luxury, Sport & Lifestyle group headed by François-Henri Pinault.



The Octavian Forum will be held at Sotheby’s in New York at 1334 York Avenue.

Sotheby’s is the world’s premier auction house and the official auction partner for The Octavian Forum.


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Attendance at The Octavian Forum is limited. However, we are seeking out leading thinkers and doers from a range of fields to enrich our community’s dialogue and spark connections. If you would like to attend, please email us below a little about yourself and your interest.