The 5th cross industry TREND & COLOR workshop,
Colors India 2012 returns to Mumbai INDIA, 29th and 30th November.

Thursday 29th and Friday 30th November 2012
Royal Bombay Yacht Club, Colaba
For Professionals and Enthusiasts working with Trend and Color
related decisions.

Color Evolve is a trend and color directions workshop to generate trends for 2014 and beyond.

The Colors India 2012 Forecasting workshop will offer the opportunity to explore influences and their impact on trend and future color through discussion and visualization. In an interactive session, devoted to cross industry participation, we share ideas, technologies and products enabling us to arrive at the key drivers of design changes and color for the Indian market in the short and long term.

This workshop will be conducted by Mrs. Latika Khosla, International Color Consultant and CMG Board Member.


Who should participate ?
Color developers, designers and marketers who are responsible for color decisions a few years in advance.

This interaction will enable us to take inputs from colleagues in adjacent industries into our work and encourage others to join in. So participate, contribute and you are a part of this report back. The experience is what you take back.

On receipt of your registration form, a Worksheet will be sent to you.

Participation limited to three persons from a company.

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Colors India supports the aesthetic study of color and design as well as forecasting. To take us out of our comfort zone, we need to hear from influencers who take us down different paths. Instigators are invited as catalysts; to trigger connections between trend ideas, aesthetic sensibilities, cultural and consumer understanding. The workshop session is in a freer flowing format this year. We want to use the time to listen to each other, engage in vigorous discussion

The workshop will have Instigators who will speak about sensorial experiences that would inspire the participants. They will come from the fragrance, music, and visual media

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Trend and Color Direction
Royal Bombay Yacht Club
Thursday 29th and Friday 30th November 2012
9.30 am. to 5.00pm.
Fees Rs. 14,000 + service tax (as applicable)
Includes Lunch and Teas on 29th and 30th November
Dinner on 24th evening
Limited to 40 participants

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Q1 > Who should participate/ Why should I participate/Who is it meant for?
Designers, marketers, technologists, communicators who work with or want to work with color, will find this a useful interactive platform.

Q2 > How do I benefit from this/How does my company benefit from this?
To be able openly to share information and garner ideas in a non-competitive manner, from cross industry professionals is the biggest benefit. All participants receive a report back on the color design work and the trend they have generated together. It is also a great space to interact with others who are involved in design and color related decisions.

Q3 > What is the format of the workshop?
The workshop is a two-day working session. Once registered, participants will receive simplified worksheets. These are guidelines to prepare and collect their thoughts prior to the workshop session. These ideas will be shared during the workshop. Participants will present their thoughts on the market, future ideas, and new references of what they are seeing in their specific field. To round of this experience we will have the instigators talk to us. They will speak on topical matters that are key influencers for heir industry. At the end of the session, as a group, the participants will come to a conclusion.

Q4 > What is the desired outcome?
Through the above discussion and sharing, information is collated and people agree on some desired directions, which we think are most suitable for India 2014 onwards. Color palettes are created around the main ideas. Texture, materials and finishes noted. It is important to note that this information generated in a non-competitive manner amongst companies and designers in India. It is a projection to be used for the Indian market. It not a trend being handed down, but being observed and generated through the working session.

Q5 > What prior homework/preparation do I need to do?
On Registration participants will receive a worksheet. This is a guideline to put your thoughts together. To enable dynamic discussion, it is important that there is ample information for dialogue. People may bring in electronic presentations, mood boards and color swatches and impressions to visualize their points.

Q6 > How is the integrity of the data shared maintained?
All participants must make a presentation. It is understood that information being shared is for the purposes of this forum. Together a consensus is reached and a report back made collectively to the participants. We have had great participation and this has become a platform for open sharing.

Q7 > Where do I stay? And what are the arrangements?
The workshops are in a historic part of Mumbai, Colaba. There are some budget hotels in the vicinity as well as the luxury hotels on Marine drive.

Q 8 > How do I register?
Simply click on the ‘Registration’ tab and follow the procedure.

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