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2-Day Super ChromaZone® | Cleveland, Ohio

  • 3D Exhibits 1220 West 6th Street, Suite 400 Cleveland, OH 44113 U.S.A. (map)
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CMG 2017 ChromaZone® Cleveland, Ohio

Country: North America
Date: Tuesday-Wednesday, May 2-3, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Host: 3D Exhibits
Location: 1220 West 6th Street, Suite 400, Cleveland OH 44113


Color Marketing Group will be holding a 2017 North American 2-Day Super ChromaZone® this May in Cleveland, Ohio. As a color professional we invite you to join us as we discuss and explore color directions for 2019+.

ChromaZones®, Color Forecasting Workshops

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 and influences. 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.  Each ChromaZone® Workshop 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.  Participants identify 16 colors, along with the influences and inspirations that define them, that they believe will trend in 2019.  

Who Should Attend a ChromaZone®?

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 at the next ChromaZone®, Conference and International Summit. Participants are industry icons, leading brands, visionaries, forward-thinkers and the next generation... united by their passion for color and their need to know WHAT'S NEXT?

The Benefits of Attending a ChromaZone®

By attending this exciting Workshop you will come away with first hand information about colors emerging in 2019+ ready for application into your product development workflow..

Each ChromaZone® produces a digital color forecast and a written report on the color stories that support that forecast.  The final product is distributed to all participants. 

How to Prepare for a ChromaZone®

Each participant is asked to plan and prepare in advance; to research; identify influences, trends and drivers; and to bring samples and color stories to support their findings. This research is then shared, discussed, and narrowed down to common themes, trends and ideas.

Pre-preparation is required by completing the Color ChromaZone® Worksheet WHICH WILL BE E-MAILED TO YOU UPON CONFIRMATION OF YOUR REGISTRATION. The Worksheet gives you a good indication of what you are expected to prepare, think about and bring to the Workshop. In advance of the Workshop you must review the Worksheet, gather information and samples to support your findings, and bring samples and stories to share at the Workshop discussion table. Please bring digital, royalty-free images (both on flash drive and printed) to be used for presenting the Color Stories in the final Report. Copyright-free visuals are essential. Please digitally insert AND attach your 12 to 16 2019+ ChromaZone Forecast swatches in Pantone TPX, NCS, or RAL, Other color swatches may be used on the worksheet (i.e. paint chips). They will be matched to the closest NCS notation during the workshop. You are welcome to bring a PowerPoint or digital presentation, but it is not mandatory. You must bring your own computer to display your presentation.


Patty Flauto
Patty Flauto has had design, innovation, and creativity in her job description her entire career.  Developing new ideas and finding practical ways to implement them is her passion. 

Event Schedule

Schedule is suggested and subject to updates.

Day 1

9:00 a.m.   Welcome and Registration – tea and coffee

9:15 a.m.   Introductions and overview of the color forecasting process

9:30 a.m.   Color Forecasting Discussions:  share and discuss our color trends and influences

12:30 p.m.   Lunch

1:30 p.m.   Continue with Color Forecasting discussions

3:00 p.m.   Educational event - tour Rustbelt Reclamation

Evening:  Optional networking dinner (not included in registration)

Day 2

9:00 a.m.   Tea and coffee

9:15 a.m.   Color Forecasting Workshop – Group reports and presentations

12:30 p.m. Lunch

3:00 p.m.  Wrap-up and end

ChromaZone® 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.

Online Registration

Before you SIGN UP please be sure to have your Member promo-code or student promo-code handy to receive your discount.


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


Students must currently be attending college or university on a full-time basis and provide written confirmation of fulltime attendance or appropriate student identity. Space for student places is limited and will be processed on a first come first served basis. Please verify your student status by contacting Sharon Griffis, Executive Director at 703.329.8500 or by e-mail, to obtain your PROMO-CODE. 

Registration Confirmation

If you do not receive E-MAIL confirmation of your registration within 5 business days, contact CMG immediately to confirm your registration.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing to CMG 3 days before the event date to qualify for a refund. A $50 administrative fee will be deducted from all canceled registrations. 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. Regrettably refunds cannot be granted less than 3 DAYS before the event date.

Social Media

Please follow and tag the ChromaZones® on social media!  #ChromaZone

Policies and Guidelines                                                        

Conducting Company Business at CMG Events

Sale of products or services is not allowed at CMG meetings and events. For the benefit of all members, it is important that attendees be free of everyday business involvement, companies’ research efforts and/or sales promotions. This allows for maximum concentration and exchange of valuable color information – the core of CMG – for specific guidelines, contact CMG’s Executive Director at 703.329.8500.

 Infant/Child Policy

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