Consumer Insights on a Transforming Marketplace.

“Tectonic shifts across international trade channels are creating new opportunities for engagement with both retailers and consumers.  Simultaneously, the global consumer has never been more diverse or complex.  Consumers share influence and affluence across four generations with distinctly different desires and expectations. Moreover, the next decade promises dramatic alterations in the role and composition of the American home environment.  It will create an enduring current of demand for both innovation and novelty.”

—Tom Mirabile, Principal & Founder of Springboard Insights

Consumer Lifestyle Changes

Guest Speaker, Tom Mirabile, is Principal and Founder of Springboard Insights and Consumer Trend Forecaster for the International Housewares Association.  In his presentation he will explore what’s driving consumption today and will reveal the imminent changes in consumer lifestyles which will reshape the global home industry by 2030.

Global Consumer Trend Forecaster, Tom Mirabile

About the Speaker

Tom Mirabile is Principal and Co-Founder of Springboard Insights and Global Consumer Trend Forecaster for the International Housewares Association.  He is also a Contributing Editor for Pantone.    For the last two decades, Tom has held senior trend forecasting, product development, and merchant positions with such corporations as Lifetime Brands, Neiman Marcus Group, Macy’s, and Bloomingdale’s.  He has also co-designed home collections for such icons as Calvin Klein, Kenneth Cole and Vera Wang.

Tom travels globally to gather information on Design, Style and Lifestyle trends for The International Housewares Association,  major retailers and manufacturers.  He has delivered keynote addresses at The International Home & Housewares Show in Chicago, the Gift & Home Trade Association in Washington, D.C., the New York International Gift Fair, and The International Home & Handicrafts Fair in Delhi, India.  He lectures on Consumer Trends, Style Trends and Product Innovation at the Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.) in New York.   His emphasis on generational relevance and consumer-centric product development has guided the evolution and creative direction of some of the most well-respected brands and retailers in the Home, Housewares and Tableware industries.


2019 International Summit

Country:  USA
Dates:  Friday November 15th to Sunday November 17th,
PreSummit Events:  Thursday November 14th.
Location:  El Conquistador Tucson, 10000 North Oracle Road, Tucson AZ 85704
Hotel Reservations:  A block of rooms has been reserved for November 12th to November 18th.  The discounted room rate will be available until October 21st (subject to availability).  Reserve your room soon to avoid disappointment.

2021+ World Color Forecast™

Every year CMG members analyze thousands of colors, attend numerous ChromaZone® Color Forecasting Workshops and CMG regional Conferences, and travel the globe in search of the next big thing. The result of all this hard work is the famed World Color Forecast™—a look at anticipated color trends from North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. The Forecast identifies 16 colors from each region, along with the influences and inspirations that define them.  It  provides a wealth of color insight to color-design professionals, allowing them the opportunity to focus on the most trending colors for a specific region in a given year.

Who Should Attend?

Global manufacturers, brands, and marketers understand the importance of color marketing to their bottom line. Your company will benefit from creating research fueled and validated products in colors that sell. As a project manager, product developer, designer, manufacturer, CMF designer, color specifier, or anyone who works with color for products you won’t want to miss the important color discussions.

You do NOT need to be a member of CMG to participate in the annual Summit. If you are interested in learning more about becoming part of Color Marketing Group please visit our Membership page to learn more or contact the office.


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