2022 International Summit

Tucson Arizona

November 10-12, 2022

Color Marketing Group’s 2022 International Summit is where the leading color design professionals from around the world will convene for three days of color inspiration, collaboration, and learning.  At the center of this Conference, we’ll to do what we do best – forecast color directions.

 

This year, as we return to in-person events AND celebrate our 60th Anniversary, CMG’s International Summit will give you a unique opportunity to join hundreds of other global color design professionals to explore color directions for 2024 and beyond.  You’ll expand your trend forecasting knowledge, discuss color directions and refine your knowledge of a multitude of color systems.

 
CMG members have been forecasting color trends and directions for 60 years.  Our forecasting process encapsulates the core of what CMG is about – collaboration and knowledge exchange.  Our workshops are a tidal wave of learning that unites us as color professionals and makes each of us stronger.
 

Grow your color knowledge and your network!

 

Who Should Attend our International Summit?

Global manufacturers, brands, and marketers understand the importance of color marketing to their bottom line. Your company will benefit from  research-fueled color forecast information that help your product or service to sell. As a project manager, product developer, designer, manufacturer, CMF designer, color specifier, or anyone who works with color for products or services, you won’t want to miss our Summit experience.

You do NOT need to be a member of CMG to register for the Summit.

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to share and collaborate with other color design professionals across all industries—people who, like you, are constantly searching for inspiration, and for what’s next in color.

The Benefits of Attending

  • Join the latest color design conversations, helping you to succeed in your field, and helping your company to achieve continued growth.
  • Use our networking sessions each day to connect with individuals outside your specific industry, expanding your horizons and opening new areas for exploration.
  • Be part of an open-discussion atmosphere that will allow you to interact and come away with lasting relationships and connections. The friends you make will form your “tribe” for years to come, and their energy and insight will prove invaluable.
  • You’ll hear newfound color revelations from other color professionals that will keep you, your company, and your clients well-versed in all things color.

2024+ World Color Forecast™

Every year CMG members and our global color community attend numerous ChromaZone® Color Forecasting Workshops and CMG regional Conferences, discussing consumer behavior and societal trends, and the impact these will have on color and design.

 

Our ChromaZone Workshops take place in advance of the annual Summit.  ChromaZone attendees, who are color experts in their field, present their color trend stories as they relate to their industry/product. During the process, we analyze thousands of colors and identify big picture trends that will influence color directions in the coming years.  The final outcome from each event is 16  color directions that participants believe will be trending two years out.  At the end of our forecasting season, our Regional Steering Committees curate all the workshop results, distilling them to a global selection of 64 color directions comprising 16 from each of our regions of North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. The combined outcome – our World Color Forecast – is revealed annually at the International Summit.

Introducing our Keynote Speakers

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    Montaha, Color Archeologist and CMG's VP Color Forecasting

 

Montaha Hidefi is a world-renowned Color Archeologist that provides color consultancy to develop color trends and forecasting insights, portfolio ideation and other color related matters to small, medium, and large organizations on a global basis. She currently serves on CMG’s Executive Committee as VP Color Forecasting. She is a founding member and National Vice President of the Canadian Freelance Guild. With a wide background in international marketing and the coatings industry, Montaha has lived and worked in the Middle East, Europe, and North America. As a public and keynote speaker, she lectures about color and trends virtually and in-person in countless trade shows, conferences, and seminars. She had made appearances in 100% Design London, ChinaCoat, European Coatings Show, Neocon, Powder Coatings Summit, Warsaw Culture Center, and Taiwan Design Center, among others. She participated as color forecasting panelist on various venues for Al-Jazeera Paints, NCS Color Trends, The Mix Magazine, and other global organizations. Her articles on color and trends are published in countless trade publications including Door Security + Safety, PCI Magazine, Powder Coating, Powder Coated Tough, PPCJ, Product Finishing, and Rug News and Design.

Montaha is the author of Groping for Truth (2018), The Role of Color in Design (2019), and co-author of Colour Design: Theories and Applications (2012, 2017).

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    Doty Horn, Founding Director, ColorVoyant

 

Doty Horn is the Founding Director of ColorVoyant, a visionary color marketing consulting firm formed in early 2011. She has an expansive cross-current background in the Commercial & Residential interior products and fashion industries and has worked in trend forecasting/product development for companies such as Armstrong, Formica, Benjamin Moore, Cole of California, and FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising).

Doty brings a unique “Big Picture” perspective to the color and design across all markets.

Details of this year’s Summit Program of Events will shortly be available – check back soon!

Our Summit pricing structure includes the costs of delivering an information-packed, value-added, multi-media experience including inspiring Keynote and Guest Speakers, Directional Color Forecast presentations, collaborative and educational Workshops.

REGISTRATION OPENS SOON.

Color Marketing Group would like to thank the following for their support and sponsorship of this Summit:

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COMING SOON – Our 2022 Partnership Opportunities.

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2022 International Summit

Tucson Arizona