Asia Pacific Conference | Shanghai China

August 28th to 30th, 2019

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CMG 2019 Asia Pacific Conference, Shanghai China

Country: China
Dates: August 28th – 30th
Location: Sofitel Hyland Shanghai, 505 Nanjing Road East, 200001 Shanghai, China.
Registration Fees:  CMG Member $550; Non-Member $700; Guest $450

2021+ Asia Pacific Forecast

We recently revealed the 2020+ Asia Pacific Forecast during our 2018 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, CMF 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

Location

Sofitel Hyland Shanghai.

Hotel Reservations

Please check back soon for details.

There may be some changes to the timing of this Schedule

Wednesday, August 28th

17:00 –19:00:  Registration & Welcome Cocktail

20:00:  Optional Networking Dinner  (NOT included in registration fee)

Thursday, August 29th

09:00: Arrival & Registration

09:30:  Introduction

10:30:  Color Forecasting Workshops

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.

13:00: Lunch

14:00 – 17:30:  Color Forecasting Workshops

(Tea & Coffee will be served)

20:00:  Dinner

(Included in Meeting Registration) – Details to follow

Friday, August 30th 

Guest Speaker Presentations

08:30:   Xiaojing Huang, Yang Design

10:45:  Renee Hytry Derrington, Formica Corporation

11:30:  Monika Haag, RENOLIT SE

12:30:  Lunch then farewell

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    Xiaojing Huang's

    Design Strategist & Trend Expert, Yang Design
    Chief Editor of China Design Trends Report

XIAOJING HUANG, YANG DESIGN

Renowned Design Strategist and Trend Expert, Strategy Director of YANG DESIGN, Chief Editor of China Design Trends Report, Xiaojing Huang will explore China Design Trends.

As Strategic Director of YANG DESIGN, the most forward-looking design consultancy in China, Xiaojing Huang has been leading the strategic team to build the UX Lab, CMF Lab and Service Design Lab, defining design strategy to realize business value for companies in different development stages. Huang’s clients are leading brands including Boeing, BMW, GM, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Hyundai, Huawei, Samsung, Fujitsu, BOSE, Schneider Electric, Hitachi, Haier, Unilever and Vanke.  Yang Design is a forward thinking industrial design consultancy in China. It has won nearly one hundred major design awards, including Red Dot and iF awards, G-Mark award, IDEA award, Design for Asia silver award, and Forbes China’s Influential Design award. Yang Design has a Design Strategy Institute, CMF and Trend Study Lab, User Study Lab, Prototype Center, Brand Innovation Department, Product Innovation Department, and Public and Service Design Department, and has long term strategic partnerships with professional design research institutes from countries including Germany, Britain, the United States and Japan.

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    Renee Hytry Derrington

    Group VP Design

    Formica Corporation 

RENEE HYTRY DERRINGTON, FORMICA CORPORATION

With almost thirty years designing surfacing products for the world’s largest hard surfacing brands – Formica® Group, Renee leads an international design team representing Asia, Europe, India, North America. These surfaces have shaped interiors in homes, business, restaurants, hotels, hospitals, and many more spaces in four continents.

A brand zealot, she has collaborated with Pentagram on the “Formica Forever” book for the company’s 100 year history published by Metropolis. Always challenging conventions of a classic material, Renee collaborated with Abbott Miller, Jonathan Adler and Laurinda Spear for unique laminate collections and worked with Zaha Hadid, Michael Graves, Massimo Vignelli to name a few, on a bespoke furniture exhibition. Taking sustainability into design process, Renee developed award winning Reclaimed Denim Fiber and Paper Terrazzo which incorporates waste from blue jeans and Formica’s own paper to create laminates with a new purpose.

In 2018, Renee was awarded Interior Design Magazine’s Designer: Lifetime of HiPness Award for her service to the design industry.

A past Board Director for Color Marketing Group; Renee was recognized for her role in expanding international activities in Asia, Europe and Latin America with the President’s Award. Renee lives her brand in a red ‘all Formica products’ home on Lake Michigan, and travels internationally to support the design industry with trend vision presentations.

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    Monika Haag

    Head of Corporate Design Management

    RENOLIT SE 
    Worms, Germany

MONIKA HAAG, RENOLIT SE

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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For more information about sponsorship for the 2019 Asia Pacific  Conference, please contact sgriffis@colormarketing.org.

Thank you to the following for their support of this year’s Conference:

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Asia Pacific Conference | Shanghai China