Asia Pacific Conference | Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne, Australia

August 7th, 2018

CMG 2018 Asia Pacific Conference, Melbourne Australia

Country: Australia
Dates: August 7-9, 2018
Location: The Mercer School of Interior Design – Collingwood Campus
Registration Fees:  Online registration will open shortly.  Download the Registration Form.

Color Marketing Group will be holding their 2018 Asia Pacific Conference this August in Melbourne, Australia As a color marketing professional, join us as we discuss and explore color directions for 2020+.

2020+ Asia Pacific Forecast

We recently revealed the 2019+ Asia Pacific Forecast during our 2017 International Summit – now we begin to forecast color directions for 2020 and beyond and YOU can be part of that conversation. Our Conference Workshops offer a chance to explore and recognize subtle nuances in color, to envision which palettes and color combinations will best attract, inspire, and inform, and to explore the global influences and drivers that affect color directions.

At the very heart of all CMG Conferences is the Color Forecasting process where the world’s leading color and design influencers share, discuss and explore color directions. You will be on the cutting edge of color forecasting, and you’ll bring these insights back with you to shape and validate discussions and decisions on color directions for your industry, product or service.  CMG’s Color Forecasting process is a collaboration of minds; a joint effort to understand and interpret what is happening in the world around us and how this will influence color.  The final result – a 16-color Directional Forecast that is distributed electronically with a report identifying the trends and influences affecting color directions.  The Color Forecast shows notations in all the major color systems including Pantone, NCS, RAL, RGB and LAB.

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, CFM specialist, color specifier, and 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 this Conference. 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.

The Benefits of Attending

At this Conference, you’ll have access to amazing events and fascinating speakers, along with plenty of opportunities to share and collaborate with other professionals across all industries—people who, like you, are constantly searching for inspiration, for what’s next in color.

• Join the latest color conversations helping you to succeed in your field and helping your company to achieve continued growth.

• You’ll network with individuals outside your specific industry, expanding your horizons and opening new areas for exploration.

• We provide an open-discussion atmosphere that will allow you to mix, mingle, 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 leave with newfound color revelations that will keep you, your company, and your clients well-versed in all things color.

Conference Overview


The Mercer School of Interior Design is based in the interior design hub of Melbourne, surrounded by interior designers and showrooms.  With studio-style classroom spaces, this light-filled campus is an inspiring environment for our color forecasting process.

Hotel Reservations

The Conference  is being held at Mercer School of Interior Design,  Collingwood Vic 3066
CMG has not contracted with any hotels for this Conference, but please let us know if you would like hotel recommendations.

The Conference Schedule of Events will shortly be available.

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    Judith van Vliet

    Designer, Clariant ColorWorks EMEA
    President, Color Marketing Group


Judith van Vliet works as a Designer for Clariant ColorWorks EMEA where she is responsible for trend forecasting and reporting for Global and European markets for Automotive, Textile & Carpet, Consumer Goods & Packaging.  Van Vliet also provides design and color consultancy, co-creating workshops on innovation, consumer & Lifestyle Insights. She is creatively responsible for ColorForward, Clariant’s annual color direction guide. Van Vliet is a Global Trend Panelist at Mix Magazine and serves on Color Marketing Group’s Executive Committee as President, where her in depth knowledge of social media, publicity, marketing and research, as well as color directions, help maintain CMG at the forefront of global color forecasting.

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    Monika Haag

    Head of Corporate Design Management

    Worms, Germany


Monika Haag is Department Head of Corporate Design Management at RENOLIT SE in Worms, Germany, one of the leading European manufacturers of plastic foils. She specializes in wooden materials and has longstanding professional experience in the field of international trend research.

Haag is trained in carpentry and graduated in Industrial Design. She designed upholstered furniture at Mathias Hoffmann Design in Tübingen from 1990 to 1997, and was in charge of the design studio of foil manufacturer Konrad Hornschuch in Weißbach from 1997 to 2000. In 2000, she took over the Design Development for the business area wooden materials at Pfleiderer AG, Neumarkt.  Haag currently serves on CMG’s Board of Directors as the Asia Pacific Liaison.

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    Kim Chadwick

    Director of Australian Trend Forecast and the Designer of the Designer Colour Wheel


During 25 years in the design industry, Kim has chosen the colours of the inherently Australian corrugated roofs for Colorbond, hand picked paint colours with Wattyl, Porter’s Paints and Dulux, created kitchens for Smeg, bathrooms for Laminex, tiles for Bunnings, windows for Boral, and trends for Australia.  She has written colour trend columns, judged the Victorian Design Awards and created the style guide for Officeworks.  She has won major awards for Ceasarstone at Designex and for her own house, HIA best overall Renovation and addition, Victoria. She has been the keynote speaker at conferences and regularly presented trend reports.  She has created sets, styled and art directed over 300 advertising images for major building and manufacturing clients.  Other than colour and style trends, her forte is inventiveness and finding solutions effortlessly. Kim created the Designer Colour Wheel and launched it in 2017. She views the Designer Colour Wheel as an essential tool for creatives across the board.

Kim says, “Colour is a science and the Designer Colour Wheel is easier for professionals to use. By isolating colour combinations, users can immediately see harmonious colour combinations.  Colour wheels have been a useful tool for creatives for decades, but there was scope to allow for easier visualisation of colour schemes and harmonies. The Designer Colour Wheel delivers the ability to see colour harmonies and colour schemes in isolation, which is achieved through two additional discs that allow the user to shuffle quickly to colour schemes.”

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Online Registration for the 2018 Asia Pacific Conference will open shortly.  Download the Registration Form.

Asia Pacific Conference | Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne, Australia