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Porto, Portugal May 16-18, 2018

Color Marketing Group will be holding their 2018 European Conference this May in Porto, Portugal. As a color professional, join us as we discuss and explore color directions for 2020+.

2020+ European Forecast

We recently revealed the 2019+ European 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 events 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.

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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. Keep checking back to see who will be a part of this year's presenters. 


CMG’s forecasts are created by members and participants in collaborative multi-industry Workshops. They are cross-industry, applicable acrossmultiple industries and multiple product lines – and they are directional, focusing on the directional change in colors and color families.


Explore Porto

We know that part of what you love about the conference is having time to catch up with friends (and make some new ones), which is why this year we’re blocking out an entire afternoon so that you can explore, engage, and enjoy color-rich Porto.

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The Conference is being held at Carris Porto Ribeira a 4-star hotel with a view of the Douro and in the center of the cultural and  historically rich Porto.

"Having fun is easy when everything is within your reach. Discovering the city of Porto by walking along its river and through its emblematic streets. You will have fun exploring the city and learning about its culture, its great wines and its gastronomy. In our rooms, restaurant, bar and common areas you will find your well-deserved rest." - Carris Porto Ribera

Hotel Reservations
Conference attendees can enjoy discounted room rates on the nights of May 16th and 17th. Reservations must be made with the form downloaded from the "Book Now" button below. 

Carris Porto Ribeira

Carris Land, S.A., nfante D. Henrique, 1, 4050-296 Porto, NIF: 508 335 302


Quote Promo code CMG.

ROOMS ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY, and a limited number are available at the discounted rate.


Networking Dinner

Wednesday May 16th, 20:00

When it comes to talent in the kitchen, Porto knows few rivals in Portugal. With the Atlantic on its doorstep, the Douro vineyards rolling east and the Trás-os-Montes producing smoked meats in its fumeiros and tangy cheeses - the city cherry picks the finest regional produce. Our Networking Dinner will be a culinary delight of Portuguese delicacies combined with a taste of Porto. Join your color tribe on Wednesday night for an Optional dinner to enhance your Conference experience. More details will shortly be available.

Gastronomy in Porto