Color Marketing Group’s International Conference being held in San Antonio, Texas, September 16 – 20 is bursting with color. Color passionistas from all over the world will be attending to forecast what’s coming NEXT in the world of color. Colors and stories that emerged from CMG’s Asia Pacific, European, Latin American and ChromaZone color events will also be shared at this final summit – this is your chance to stay ahead on what’s happening in color! Join us to interpret the direction of color and influences ranging from the economy, the environment, politics, sports, demographics, social issues, technology to cultural events, worldwide. All Conference Participants will immediately receive the forecast colors and notations, as well as the global color fandeck.
And that’s not all … the Conference is bursting with networking, educational and fun event:
FRIDAY TOUR – September 16th Lucifer Lighting
The products of Lucifer Lighting Company reflect the company’s passion for fine art which has led them to create fixtures that enhance beautiful and valuable objects. Join your colleagues on a unique tour of Lucifer Lighting and learn how color impacts everything they do to create stunning effects with an international product line. End the day at Hotel Savana reopened in April 2010 by Liz Lambert , a west Texas lawyer turned hotelier, known for her unique vision and aesthetic. Learn how Lambert’s vision for this San Antonio Riverwalk hotel seamlessly melds old San Antonio with a Cuban flair. Enjoy cocktails in the hotel’s Ocho Lounge situated in a glass and steel conservatory reminiscent of a birdcage, opening onto the river. The beauty of the steel structure is highlighted in Tiffany blue, with seating and tables spilling into the courtyard.
EDUCATION SATURDAY – September 17th San Antonio’s famous Pearl District San Antonio earns its reputation as a culinary hot spot thanks to forward-thinking chefs and the luster of the ‘Pearl’… an edgy, food-centric urban complex north of downtown that blends dining, shopping, lofts, studios, business and nonprofit offices, an amphitheater and an event center. Home to the 30,000-square-foot campus of the Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio, a year-round Saturday farmers market, a Wednesday food marketplace and some of the most outstanding restaurants in the country, Pearl is indeed a groundbreaking culinary gathering place. But it’s also a thought-provoking, fitness-friendly, creativity-inspiring neighborhood place where people are launching careers, making homes and building lives on the banks of the San Antonio River. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the famous Pearl District, the epicenter of San Antonio’s culinary movement. Visit the Culinary Institute of America, one of just three in the country, along with Napa and New York. Meet the architects and landscape designers from East West Design Group and visit the Pearl Farmers’ Market, an historic gathering place along the banks of the San Antonio River where you will experience a culinary dining experience using fresh, local, and seasonal produce.
SATURDAY EVENING DINNER – September 17th Dinner at The Depot, Sunset Station
Sunset Station is one of the largest, historical, special event facilities in San Antonio. Located in the Historic St. Paul Square District, it is the original home of the Southern Pacific Railways built in 1877. Join us for dinner on Saturday evening in Sunset Station’s Depot, under ornate vaulted ceilings and surrounded by stained glass windows and grand staircase to enjoy a mixture of south western and traditional food and be entertained by an original ballet folklorico show. Built in 1902, the Depot, called “The Building of 1,000 Lights” was one of the stops for the famous Sunset Limited, a train that connected San Francisco with New Orleans and San Antonio. SUNDAY NETWORKING EVENT – September 18th San Antonio River & Restaurant
Join us for a river taxi along the colorful and vibrant San Antonio River to the legendary and historic Casa Rio Restaurant, one of the first San Antonio businesses to open its doors to the River. among friends, new and existing as you savor the aroma and taste the delights, experiencing a taste of history on the River.
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS – September 19th
Joe Jasinksi & James Damian
Joe Jasinski, IDSA, is a Industrial Design Engineering Director for the Dell Experience Design Group
Joe is responsible for the global industrial design of business desktops and notebooks. He also manages the Color, Material & Finishes (CMF) team for consumer and business products as well as the outbound messaging team. Since joining Dell in 2006, Joe has directed the development of such award-winning products as the XPS notebooks and desktops, Latitude Z notebook, and the new Latitude E Family and peripherals.
Joe Jasinski will be revealing how personalization and color created an entirely new revenue stream for the global computer manufacturer, Dell Inc. Four years ago, the market for color didn’t even exist for Dell, and now it is a steady revenue generator with no signs of slowing down!
James Damian, Principal, Brand Integration Services LLC
With his extensive experience, visionary leadership and passion for the customer experience, James Damian empowers brand owners to transform their thinking.
He is able to offer a new perspective using the untapped power of design thinking, effectively introducing the power of design to the C-Suite. It is no longer enough to differentiate. To truly be successful, brands must actually become distinctive.