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International Summit | Portland, Oregon

  • Hilton Portland & Executive Tower 921 SW Sixth Avenue Portland, OR 97204 U.S.A. (map)

CMG 2017 International Summit, Portland, Oregon

Country: North America
Pre-Summit Events:
November 9, 2017
Summit: November 10-12, 2017
Location:  Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, 921 SW SIXTH AVENUE, PORTLAND, OREGON, 97204, USA



Color Marketing Group will be holding their 2017 International Summit this November in Portland, Oregon. As a color professional we invite you to join us as we discuss and explore color directions for 2019+.

2019+ World Color Forecast™

Last year CMG revealed the 2018+ North American Forecast and the 2018+ World Color Forecast™ during our 2016 International Summit. At the 2017 CMG Summit we will reveal the 2019+ World Color Forecast . Our Summit 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

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 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.

2019+ 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 2019+ 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.

Summit Overview


The Hilton Portland & Executive Tower

The modern Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, conveniently located in the heart of downtown, comprises of two buildings: the landmark Hilton Portland and the upscale Executive Tower with spacious guest rooms and executive level amenities. The hotel is within walking distance of downtown’s business district, exclusive tax-free shopping, authentic restaurants and exciting entertainment venues.

Hotel Reservations

The Summit is being held at The Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, 921 SW 6th Avenue, Portland, OR 97204.
ROOMS ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY and a limited number are available at the discounted rate of $159 per room for single/double occupancy (excluding applicable taxes and fees). 

Conference Registration

Email Registration

Registration forms may be emailed to or posted to 1908 Mount Vernon Avenue, 3rd Floor, Alexandria VA 22301. A confirmation will be sent via email once payment is processed. No registration form will be processed without payment.


Need help? Contact Sharon Griffis, Executive Director with any questions.

CMG does NOT permit, under any circumstances, the recording of any of the presentations during the International Summit or any Color Forecasting Events, or in any form or media, including but not limited to audio recordings, video recordings, or literal transcripts, except by specific written permission from CMG’s Executive Committee. This includes guest speaker presentations, color/workshop report backs, visuals and presentations.

Referencing CMG events and Workshops is permitted on social media but specifics details relating to color forecasts and information must be kept proprietary. You may, however, display direct links to CMG’s web or social media sites where CMG has published or promoted publicly released material. PLEASE keep in mind that our presenters have invested many hours into the development of this material and copyright laws apply. Written permission MUST be granted by Presenters and Speakers for any material that is used in any fashion or shared in any capacity.

Payment in full must be received by August 31, 2017 to receive the lowest, discounted rate. No registration form will be processed without payment. A confirmation will be sent via email once payment is processed. If you do not receive confirmation of your registration in writing within 10 business days, contact CMG immediately to confirm your registration ( Please do NOT fax your Registration Form.

Cancellations must be received in writing to CMG by October 29, 2017 to qualify for a refund – all refunds will incur a $75 administration fee. Regrettably refunds cannot be processed after October 29, 2017. Please allow up to two weeks to receive your refund and up to two billing cycles for it to appear on your credit card statement.

A spouse, partner, adult child, or special guest of a registered member, not involved in color design and/or color forecasting, may register as a Guest. A Guest may participate in all components of the Summit with the exception of Friday Workshops. Guests are not eligible to receive color information. Former CMG members may not attend as a Guest.

The sale of products or services is not allowed at CMG events and meetings, unless approved by CMG’s Executive Committee. For the benefit of all members, it is important that attendees be free of everyday business involvement, companies’ research efforts and/or sales promotions. For specific guidelines, contact CMG’s Executive Director at 703.329.8500.

In consideration of members, speakers and guests, no infants or children are permitted at CMG Workshops, meetings or General Sessions.

Former CMG members may attend CMG’s International Summit one time only without renewing their membership. Prospective and NON CMG members are also welcome to register and attend a Summit also on a one time only basis. To check if you are eligible to register and attend please contact Sharon Griffis

All attendees, excluding Guests, will receive printed fan decks of CMG’s 2019+ World Color Forecast including the 2019+ Forecasts from North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

Please be aware that CMG will have a professional photographer and videographer at the Summit. The purpose of which will be to capture images and video footage for our new website and social media. Please check the box on the Registration Page if you do NOT wish to be filmed. Thank you for your cooperation and participation.

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