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ChromaZone® | Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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CMG 2018 ChromaZone® Toronto, Ontario

Country: Canada
Dates:  Friday, May 4, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Host:  Distinctive Appliances
Location:  Distinctive Appliances, Suite 206 at SOFA: Source Of Furniture + Accessories, 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga ON L4V IE8

Color Marketing Group will be holding a 2018 North American ChromaZone® this May in Toronto, Ontario. As a color professional we invite you to join us as we discuss and explore color directions for 2020+.

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 2020.  

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?

You do NOT need to be a member of CMG to participate - ChromaZone® events are open to current, former, and Non CMG members. We are also inviting members of related professional organizations, education and media. 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 a ChromaZone®

By attending this exciting Workshop you will come away with first hand information about colors emerging in 2020+ 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 2020+ 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.

Event Schedule

Schedule is suggested and subject to updates.

9:00 a.m.   Welcome and Registration

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

2:30 p.m.   Select the 3 top color stories represented by the participants

3:30 p.m.   Narrow color samples to a maximum of 16 colors which best support the selected color stories and name them.

4:30 p.m.   Write a written report capturing the color stories with a description of each color story and supporting royalty-free images

ChromaZone® Registration

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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

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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.