2014 International Summit - November 14th to 16th, Orlando Florida



     Friday  November 14th through Sunday November 16th   


    The Hyatt Regency Orlando, 9801 International Drive, Orlando FL


     $825 for CMG Members and $950 for Non Members.

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2016+ World Color Forecast.jpgThe cornerstone  of Color Marketing Group is the dynamic exchange of ideas and information between color experts from around the world and CMG’s annual International Summit offers members and non members the platform to do this.

Here you will see the comparisons of all the ChromaZone Color Forecasting Workshops held in North America and Canada, AND hear full presentations from Asia Pacific, Europe, and Latin America.   CMG's World Palette, comprising forecasts from Asia Pacific, Europe, North American, and Latin America is distributed only at the International Summit. Each color is translated into NCS, Pantone, RAL, Munsell, LAB and sRGB color notations to facilitate color application across a wide number of materials and are invaluable tools to assist with the application of color to product lines. Color Palettes with Notations are complimentary to those who attend the International Summit and CMG members.   The Summit also provides workshops on directional color trends and the forces influencing color and design, the application of color to product, color combinations, finishes, and expressions, and there are also a myriad of educational sessions, and guest speakers. 




Mark your calendar for the revelation of CMG's 2016+ World Color Forecast revealed during our 2014 International Summit which will be held Friday November 14th through Sunday November 16th at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, 9801 International Drive, Orlando FL 32819.      



Neil Harbisson.pngNeil Harbisson is a Catalan contemporary artist, composer and cyborg activist best known for his ability to hear colours and to perceive colours outside the ability of human vision. Neil was born with achromatopsia, a condition that only allowed him to see in greyscale. In 2003, he took part in the development of the eyeborg, a cybernetic eye permanently attached to his head that allows him to hear the frequencies of colours through bone conduction (including infrareds and ultraviolets). Harbisson started to feel like a cyborg, a union between his organism and cybernetics, when he started to hear colours in his dreams. Since then, he creates sonochromatic art works and performances that explore the relationship between colour and sound, and the relationship between bodies and cybernetics. In 2010 he co-founded the Cyborg Foundation with Moon Ribas, an international organization that aims to help people become cyborgs, defend cyborg rights and promote cyborgism as an artistic and social movement. In 2013, Neil had the antenna surgically implanted which now allows him not only to perceive colour as sound but to connect live to the colours that others can see. He believes that this new antenna opens up new communication possibilities that go beyond our traditional senses.  http://www.ted.com/talks/neil_harbisson_i_listen_to_color


Tom Palmaerts is a trendwatcher and partner at Trendwolves, European youth intelligence. 

He continually expands a network of young and talented trendsetters, with his main interests being micro trends, tribes, online communities, and street culture. Within Trendwolves, Palmaerts conducts trend research on the next five years. He is a worldwide keynote speaker and trend consultant. Working for brands like Clariant, HP, Microsoft Innovation Center, Palm, PwC, Universal Music, and Hello Bank.  Each  year clients can read Trendwolves future vision in a trend report. On a daily basis brands can login to Youthr, a youth trend database for inspiration, strategy and insights. Tom Palmaerts_0.jpg

In 2008 Tom Palmaerts was awarded “Youth trend specialist of the year” by the dutch trendwatching platform Second Sight, as a result of his drive, originality & passion. Since 2012 he has been teaching 'scenario thinking' and 'trendwatching' at the University College Ghent.  From the beginning of 2014 Tom has been a contributor to the Pantone View color network of David Shah. In September 2013 Palmaerts received the award Trendwatcher of The Year. "He is activating and can bring things in motion.” 


Dougan Clarke – Founder and CEO – TUUCI Marine craftsman, ocean adventurer, entrepreneur, visionary – Dougan Clarke’s life has been rich and inspiring, culminating as founder and Dougan.jpgCEO of one of the nation’s most innovative companies – TUUCI. Dougan’s work life began in a Miami boatyard where he honed his craftsman skills and engineering know-how through the tutelage of some of the industry’s most respected sailboat rigging specialists. A lifelong Floridian, Clarke embraced a rigorous outdoor lifestyle from an early age, on the water as a sailor and underwater as a free diver. In 1997 the many threads of Clarke’s varied experiences, including work in patio retailing, led to the formation of TUUCI, a company that Clarke dedicated to redefining outdoor umbrellas by bringing beauty and durability to one of the most basic of human needs. TUUCI creations are featured around the world at exclusive hotels and resorts, and Clarke and his team have earned numerous international patents and industry awards, each testament to a vision realized.


Michelle_New copy.jpgMichelle Lamb is co-founder and chairman of Minneapolis-based Marketing Directions, Inc. Established in 1987, Marketing Directions specializes in home furnishings color and trend forecasting, working extensively with clients to provide individual direction and color specification. A sampling of past and present clients includes Pier 1 Imports, ACCO, Hunter Douglas, Target Stores, Home Depot, Walmart, Gerber Baby Products, Tarkett, Hunter Fan, EK Success and Petmate. Marketing Directions publishes The Trend Curve™. Michelle Lamb is the Editorial Director of this trade newsletter which forecasts trends in color, pattern and design for manufacturers, interior designers and retailers. She also creates The Trend Curve Colors™ color-and-trend forecasts for everyday décor, spring/summer, fall and Christmas. The Trend Album™ series of European trend reports provides extensive trend insights from her travels to industry major trade fairs. Her blog is in its eighth year. Because of her 20-plus years experience in trend forecasting, Ms. Lamb has been a sought-after speaker at events such as the High Point Furniture Market, The International Gift Fair and Accent on Design, the Las Vegas Market, the American Lighting Association, Furnitex Australia, the marts at Seattle, Denver, Dallas and Los Angeles, Color Marketing Group, Canadian Gift and Tableware Association, Quebec Home Furnishings Association, International Market Square, National Housewares Manufacturers Association, The Interior Design Society, ASID, IFDA, Crafts Council of Ireland, the Royal Thai Government and for numerous corporations where her talks key into design and color trends for home furnishings. She has been quoted extensively in publications ranging from The New York Times and The Baltimore Sun newspapers to the Costco Connection consumer magazine and Home Accents Today trade magazine.


Kathryn Simon PhD specializes in color, kathryn miami photo.jpgproduct development and branding. She is an experienced creative director for brands in art, and design. Her work is identifying, strengthening and crystallizing the DNA of a brand and launching new product. An extraordinary trendspotter--She establishes new horizons for her clients working collaboratively or leading a team. Areas of expertise include color, writing, visual identity, digital media, visibility, collaborations and publicity. Her work is informed and fresh-- bringing together a diversity of creative and business concerns seamlessly in visual identity and branding. Clients include Geoffrey Beene, Color Association of the United States, Tahari, Nicole Miller, private clients including Madonna, The Vera List Center for Art & Politics, Soho House, New York, Art Loves Design and side venues during Art Basel, Miami. Design work under Kathryn Simon Inc. and Kathryn Simon Accessories, two signature labels are in the permanent archives of The Costume Institute, Metropolitan Museum, and The New Museum.


Dr. Laurence J. Ruggiero is director of The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park, Florida, which houses the most comprehensive collection of the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany inlivingroom_web_0.jpg the world. Under Dr. Ruggiero’s direction, the Morse recently completed a 12,000-square-foot new wing that provides permanent exhibition space for the Museum’s collection of objects and architectural elements from Tiffany’s Long Island home, Laurelton Hall. In 1999, he directed the extensive conservation and installation project: Tiffany’s 1893 chapel interior designed for the World’s Columbian Exposition.  Before he joined the Morse in 1992, Dr. Ruggiero was director of The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida, executive director of the Oakland Museum Association in California and assistant to the president of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.  He holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in the History of Art from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from Boston University. 



Leatrice Eiseman - Long-standing CMG member and Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, Leatrice Eiseman will be at this year's Summit to sign copies of her newest book:  Pantone on Fashion, A Century of Color in Design (Chronicle Books, San Francisco).  Whether you are a fashionista (or not), this book is full of wonderful, inspiring (and colorful) background about the most-used fashion colors during the last century.