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.
Registration Fees:  Download the Registration Form and Program Highlights

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, and 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, 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 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.

The Benefits of Attending

At the Summit, 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.

2021+ WORLD COLOR FORECAST™

We’ll reveal our collection of regional forecasts from Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, and Latin America, and give you the first look at the 2021+ World Color Forecast™. You’ll come away with color cards and fan decks of these forecast colors so that you can begin to apply them into your product development workflow immediately.

• 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.

Download the Registration Form and Program Highlights

Download the Program Highlights

THURSDAY, November 14 – PRE-SUMMIT OPTIONAL EVENTS

8 AM – 10 AM:  CMG 101 – (Recommended for new members and/or first-time participants.)

10:15 AM – 6PM:  CMG Color Power Seminar

9 AM–5 PM:  Future Thinking Workshop

 

FRIDAY, November 15

7:15 AM:  Attendee Breakfast

7:00 AM:  Facilitator Breakfast Meeting for Color Applications Workshop

8:00 AM – 10:00AM:  General Session

President’s Welcome by Judith van Vliet, Clariant Plastics & Coatings (Italia) S.p.A., Merate, Italy

8:05 AM:  2021+ Asia Pacific Forecast & Report

8:20 AM:  2021+ European Forecast & Report

8:35 AM:  2021+ Latin American Forecast & Report

08:50 AM:  2021+ North American Forecast & Report

9:05 AM:  CMG 2021+ World Color Forecast™

9:30-10:00 AM:  Coffee

10:00 AM-4:00 PM:  Color Applications Workshops (check your Summit Badge for workshop location)

If you have been to a Summit before, you know that our Workshops encapsulate the core of what the International Summit is about. Global interindustry teams will share how colors from CMG’s 2021+ World Color Forecast™ (which includes the North American Forecast, as well as the three International Forecasts from Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America) are being applied in current design projects. It’s a tidal wave of exposure, learning, and collaboration that unites us as color professionals and makes each of us stronger.

12:00 PM – 1 PM:  Lunch

6:00 – 8:00 PM:  Connect with your tribe at this year’s Cocktail Connection.

 

SATURDAY, November 16

7:30 AM:  Attendee Breakfast

8:15 AM – 12.30PM:  General Session & Guest Speaker Presentations

We are working to bring you an amazing line of up innovative, educational and visionary speakers. Combining creative talent with original thinking, our speaker line-up will inspire you with knowledge, insight and professional thinking. Check back for more details.

8:15 AM:  Summit Planning Committee

8:20 AM:  Executive Committee Updates

9:00 AM:  Guest Speaker Presentations

12:30 PM:  Explore Tucson

The rest of the day is yours to enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of TUCSON. Lunch, dinner, and all side trips on this day are not included in the Summit registration, so be sure to plan ahead.

12:30 PM:  For CMG Board members only – Declaration of Intent to Run for Executive Committee Office and Election of Executive Committee Officers

SATURDAY, November 16 – OPTIONAL EVENTS

2:30 PM – 4.30PM:  CMG Optional Events:

Trend Spotting

NCS Colour Design Workshop

 

SUNDAY, November 17

8:00 AM:  Attendee Breakfast

9:00 AM – 12 Noon:  General Session

9:15 AM:  Keynote Speaker 

10:30 AM:  Comfort Break

10:45 AM:  Highlights from Thursday’s Future Thinking Workshop

11:00 AM:  Color Application Workshop Presentations

11:45 AM:  2020 Events and International Conferences

12 Noon:  Summit Ends

12:30 PM:  CMG Board of Directors Meeting and Lunch

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    Guest Speaker

    Christine Mau
    Sr Brand Strategy Director, Medline, Chicago IL

Christine Mau – Named one of Ad Age’s “Women to Watch,” Christine Mau has been a driving force in the role and value of design thinking in corporations and culture. As a brand strategist and global creative director, advocate, and educator, Christine has built a career leveraging the power and purpose of design as a problem solving tool with organizations, agencies, and institutions all over the world.

In her current role as Sr Brand Strategy Director at Medline, she leads the brand strategy and creative team, focused on medical and surgical solutions to healthcare providers. Prior to that, Christine led the global design thinking transformation for Kimberly-Clark’s consumer and B2B brands including Kleenex, Andrex, Huggies, and U by Kotex.  Christine helped to launch the social change campaign, NO MORE, to raise awareness and engagement around ending domestic violence and sexual assault. She helped co-create the organization’s positioning and signature blue logo, and supported the launch of “UK says No More.”

Her team’s design and branding work have been recognized by Diamond Pentawards, Effie, The DieLine Awards and others. She has been honored with the prestigious AIGA Fellow award, named one of the 21 Leaders of the 21st Century by Women’s e-News and a top Brand Innovator by Brand Packaging Magazine. She enjoys her role as a mentor to graduate students at New York’s SVA, a keynote speaker and juror at conferences and competitions worldwide.

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    Guest Speaker

    Tom Mirabile
    Head of Consumer Trend Forecasting for the International Housewares Association

 

Tom Mirabile is currently Head of Consumer Trend Forecasting for the International Housewares Association and 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 was recently awarded the Industry Achievement Award by the Retail Excellence Awards, which recognizes overall excellence and contribution to the Gift and Home Industry.

Tom travels globally to gather information on Color, Style and Lifestyle trends for The International Housewares Assn., and major retailers and manufacturers worldwide. 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, Spring and Autumn International Gift Fairs in Birmingham, England, and The International Home & Handicrafts Fair in Delhi, India. In addition, Tom lectures on Consumer Trends, Style Trends and Product Innovation at the Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.) in New York.

In his various roles, he has provided creative direction and consumer insight for some of the most well-respected brands and retailers in the Home, Housewares and Tabletop industries. His emphasis on generational relevance and consumer-centric product development has guided the evolution of such brands as KitchenAid, Mikasa, Cuisinart and Farberware, as well as countless private label initiatives encompassing most US retailers.

COLOR APPLICATIONS WORKSHOPS

If you’ve been to a Summit before, you know that our workshops encapsulate the core of what the International Summit is about. Global inter-industry teams will share how colors from CMG’s newly revealed World Color Forecast™ (which includes the North American Forecast), as well as the three International Forecasts (Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America), are being applied in current design projects. It’s a tidal wave of exposure, learning, and collaboration that unites us as color professionals and makes each of us stronger.

This year’s Workshops have been grouped into four major overarching workshop categories: Residential, Contract, Lifestyle & Consumer, and CMF. Various workshops will be offered under these categories.

2019 Workshop options:

Color, Materials, and Finishes Workshop (CMF)

The objective of this Workshop is to forecast the top 2-3 global CMF trends that will emerge in the next 2-3 years, and anticipate how they could be assimilated to any of the 64 colors from the CMG’s 2021+ World Color Forecast®. The outcome will outline 3-4 materials and finishes, and will identify the drivers influencing the trends direction. Ahead of the Summit, participants are required to prepare a homework on a pre-set template and submit it to the corresponding workshop facilitator. Industries that can benefit from this workshop include, but are not limited to: polymers, composites, biomaterials, nanomaterials, energy materials, engineered surfaces, colorant pigments, special effect pigments, special effect additives, masterbatch, injection molding, industrial design, paints, industrial coatings, ceramics, metals, films, laminates, automotive, recreational vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles, wheel chairs, electronics, appliances, color products and services, etc.

Be sure to select your workshop when you register.

Lifestyle & Consumer

Workshop participants will identify the top 12 emerging colors and driving influences within one of the following  sub-categories:

  • Fashion
  • Durable Goods
  • Non-Durable Goods
  • Visual Communications

Be sure to select your workshop when you register.

Residential

Workshop participants will choose Home Interiors or Home Exteriors and will identify the top 12 colors that will emerge in the global residential market.

Be sure to select your workshop when you register.

Contract

Workshop participants will choose Commercial Interiors or Commercial Exteriors and will identify the top 12 colors that will emerge in the global commercial markets.

Be sure to select your workshop when you register.

Thursday, November 14th

 

CMG Color Power

Everyone knows what color is until they have to explain it.

This will be our third year presenting this well received, interactive color training to strengthen your color knowledge and confidence.

The session will start with a review of basic color theory, concepts and principles, including color vocabulary and scientific terms. Then you’ll improve your technical knowledge of color and color design. You’ll learn about different color tools and how they can effectively aid you in your color accuracy. Our goal is that you learn as you engage in fun, hands on exercises and team work to develop your skills and improve your ability to communicate and describe color.

This is a unique opportunity to use specialized color tools from NCS Colours, XRite Pantone, and RAL Colours; partake in custom exercises; and learn new skills with international color designers Alicia Keshishian, and Roz Kavander.

This session is focused and fast-paced, and includes short breaks and a quick lunch. Space is limited so register early to avoid disappointment.

About the Course Presenters

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    Alicia Keshishian

    Owner and Creative Director, Carpets of Imagination/ Chromalicious
    Board Member,  Color Marketing Group

Alicia Keshishian is an award-winning designer with more than 40 years of professional experience as an art director, graphic designer, surface designer, illustrator and color consultant. She currently produces a line of custom, handmade-to-order carpets and is a popular speaker, lecturer, and presenter on design and color. She has owned and operated her own textile business as well as designed for various industries and corporations including Papyrus, Bloomingdale’s, CBS Publications, and New York Magazine. She has studied with Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, and attended intensive Color Science courses at RIT, as well as color courses with NCS in Sweden. Keshishian is a Board Member of Color Marketing Group and continues to increase her knowledge of color through various educational pursuits while continuing to make art in her California studio.

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    Roz Kavander

    International Designer and Lecturer 

    Board Member,  Color Marketing Group

Roz Kavander has been in the world of design for more than 35 years. She is a renowned guest speaker and lecturer on color and color trends ,and has taught color and color trend forecasting for a major paint company in Canada. She is a longstanding CMG member and current member of the Board of Directors, as well as one of CMG’s Lead Facilitaors of the annual Toronto ChromaZone® Color Forecasting Workshop that occurs each May. She also participates on CMG’s Steering Committee to curate CMG’s North American Color Forecast. Kavander travels extensively to major design shows across the world observing trends in color and design and brings this knowledge to her clients as well as to the Color Marketing Group’s successful color education programs.

CMG Color Power – Exclusive to Summit attendees only.

10:15 am – 6pm – Includes lunch. 

CMG Members – Registration will open shortly
NON Member – Registration will open shortly

Be sure to select this workshop on the Summit Registration Form.

 

Future Thinking Workshop

What will be the big ideas driving our design decisions in five years?
How about seven, or even ten years from now?

This CMG Member-only Workshop inspires us to think well beyond 2020 and travel farther into the future. The morning begins with short presentations by two CMG trend-watching experts, who will guide us through their experiences in researching and forecasting trends, and how they analyze and apply them in their designs. Afterwards, in a hands-on session, you will delve into and develop trends that you and your group see emerging, and share with the workshop. It will be a day full of inspired learning, deep conversations and critical thinking, and you’ll emerge with a better understanding of where the world is headed.

The workshop is led by Paula Leonard, an industry leader in trend forecasting and color, material and finish (CMF) design, Filip Roscam, Design Director with Merck Performance Materials, and Bridget Frizzie, Creative Director for Kehoe Designs, whose core attributes are seeing key insights including aligning strategic perspectives to know change before it happens.

Guest Speakers

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    Filip Roscam

    Design Director for Merck Pigments & Functional Materials 

Filip Roscam, Design Director for Merck Pigments & Functional Materials has a Master’s degree in Product Design (Antwerp Academy, Belgium) and is color trend specialist and effect-color consultant. Merck KGaA Darmstadt Germany and its North American subsidiary EMD Performance Materials is the global market leader for special effect and pearlescent pigments; providing colors that extra wow, glow. or sparkle. Filip works with many global automotive OEM’s and other brand manufacturers for packaging, consumer appliances, electronics, aerospace, interior design, and architecture. He regularly presents throughout Europe, USA, the Middle East, and Asia and has designed several inspiration-styling materials for the most diverse market segments.

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    Doty Horn

    SVP Design, Congoleum Corporation

Doty Horn is the Senior Vice President of Design at Congoleum Corporation, a leading flooring manufacturer in North America since mid-2012 and is the Founding Director of ColorVoyant, a visionary color marketing firm formed in early 2011. With an expansive cross-current background in the interior and fashion industries as well as product development for companies such as Armstrong, Formica, Cole of California, and FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising), Doty brings a unique perspective to the color and design field.

Future Thinking Workshop – This Workshop is exclusive to CMG Members attending the Summit.

10:15am – 6pm – Includes lunch

CMG Members – Registration will open early April

Be sure to select this workshop on the  Registration Form.

 

CMG 101

Unleash the power of color by leveraging your collective experience and knowledge
– that’s what Color Marketing Group® is all about.

This is a must-do session if you wish to kick start your membership and Summit experience. You’ll join other first-timer Summit Attendees and new members to learn why this Association remains one of the most influential color forecasting associations in the world.

We will start with an introduction to CMG’s volunteer structure of committees and how you can get involved, improving your career opportunities and learning from global leaders in color and design. We will then quickly move into a fun color basics tutorial so that those of you who participate in CMG Color Power will feel confident about the professional language of color. You’ll then experience how we work with CMG’s World Color Forecast™ during Friday’s Color Applications Workshops by partaking in a mini Workshop. Experienced team leaders will take you through the steps of how the Forecast is created and how you can apply it in your specific Workshop.

Connect with other outstanding color professionals and learn why CMG, a dynamic global Association with over 50 years experience of forecasting color directions, continues to create accurate and relevant color and trend forecast information. If you want to maximize your membership and connect with your color tribe, then please take part in this complimentary session.

CMG 101 – 8am – 10am

This session is Complimentary to Summit attendees only.  Lunch will NOT be served.

Be sure to select this workshop on the  Registration Form.

Saturday, November 16th

CMG Trend Spotting

NEW to this year’s International Summit, CMG’s Trend Spotting seminar on Saturday, November 16th, is for color design professionals who may be new to trend spotting; who need to further understand how to spot upcoming trends; or for non-color related professionals who interface with color design professionals.

Presented by CMG member, Doty Horn, this trend spotting seminar will answer the “why” of color and design. It will analyze multiple industries to find the common threads that define color and design stories, and increase your awareness of past trend waves in order to anticipate future trends. You’ll learn how to translate trends into product and product messaging, exploring the what, where, why and how of trend watching:

Trend Spotting Attributes
Mega Trends
The Process of Trend Spotting

Your products rely on trend forecasting to enhance aesthetics and sale-ability. Knowing what your audience desires and being able to deliver products that they crave allows you to leverage the power of color and design. Attend this CMG Trend Spotting seminar and grow your trend watching skills.

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    Doty Horn

    SVP Design, Congoleum Corporation

Doty Horn is the Senior Vice President of Design at Congoleum Corporation, a leading flooring manufacturer in North America since mid-2012 and is the Founding Director of ColorVoyant, a visionary color marketing firm formed in early 2011. With an expansive cross-current background in the interior and fashion industries as well as product development for companies such as Armstrong, Formica, Cole of California, and FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising), Doty brings a unique perspective to the color and design field.

CMG Trend Spotting – Exclusive to Summit attendees only.

Saturday November 16th 2.30pm – 4.30pm  

CMG Members – Registration will open shortly
NON Member – Registration will open shortly

Be sure to select this workshop on the Summit Registration Form.

Saturday, November 16th

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NCS Colour Design Workshop

NEW to this year’s International Summit, NCS Colour Design Workshop on Saturday, November 16th.

NCS – the global language for colour communication. Colour is one of the most important features in any design. NCS makes it possible to choose, define, and communicate your colours accurately to ensure that the colour decision is both intuitive and rational. The NCS Design Tools are built to support the colour design process, simplify colour communication, and ensure the correct colour choice. From the design stage through to the finished concept or product.

In this lightening session participants will learn and practice how to describe, define, and specify colour using the NCS Natural Color System® ©. You will learn the benefits of the NCS System in design and especially for successful colour combinations.

NCS Colour Design Workshop – Exclusive to Summit attendees only.

Saturday November 16th 2.30pm – 4.30pm  

CMG Members – Registration will open shortly
NON Member – Registration will open shortly

Be sure to select this workshop on the Summit Registration Form.

We would like to thank the following sponsors for their support to the upcoming 2019 International Summit.

For details of our 2019 Sponsorship opportunities please CONTACT CMG

We GATHER in Color!

Download the Registration Form and Program Highlights.

For more information please contact sgriffis@colormarketing.org or call 703.329.8500.

Summit Location

One of the original and largest hotel resorts in Tucson, Arizona, El Conquistador sits in a majestic, natural setting that’s apart from the ordinary. Its location in Oro Valley is close to everything you need, should you even want to venture off property.  An Award-winning AAA Four Diamond property, The El Conquistador is our location for this year’s International Summit, November 15th through 17th.

Make your hotel reservation today.

2019 International Summit

Tucson, AZ