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This is an in-person Conference

DATE: March 14-15, 2024

TIME: 09:00am - 17:00 pm CEST


LOCATION: Mankiewicz Gebr. & Co, Ingenieurwerk - Georg-Wilhelm-Straße 189, 21107 Hamburg, Germany

REGISTRATION FEES: CMG Member $200; Non-Member $385. Lunch and refreshments are included on both days.

Space is limited, so be sure to register early to save your spot!


Our Forecasting Process emphasizes color, material, and finish trends. This enhanced process comprises two essential workshop phases:

Step One: The Future Thinking Workshop, slated for January, will identify a spectrum of macro trends for 2026 and beyond. This lays the groundwork for our ChromaZone workshops, where we forecast color, material, and finish directions. Participants can either use their identified trends or draw insights from the Future Thinking Workshop.

Step Two: ChromaZone Workshops aim to pinpoint color, material, and finish trends influenced by macro trends for 2026 and beyond. Participants can leverage macro trends explored in the Future Thinking Workshop (provided upon registration) or contribute their own trends.

Which Colors Will Shape 2026 and Beyond?

In our ChromaZone Forecasting Workshops, we engage in discussions and predictions about color, material, and finish directions to enhance services and manufactured goods. Collaborating with global industry experts helps us identify the trajectory of these trends, providing information applicable to your specific industry.

Prepare to Participate

Participants are expected to actively contribute by preparing in advance. Upon workshop registration, CMG provides a comprehensive worksheet to aid in preparation.

The Final Outcome

Within a few weeks of the workshop each participant will receive the following:

  • A Digital Color Card with the final 16 selected colors referenced in NCS, RAL, Pantone, Munsell, LAB, sRGB, and Hex..
  • A Digital Summary outlining CMF stories and trend directions.

Mar 14 & 15, 2024 (CET)

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Mankiewicz Gebr. & Co, Georg-Wilhelm-Straße 189, 21107
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Agenda Details

Wednesday, March 13

19:30 - Dinner at the wine-bar Die alte Druckerei, for those already in town (at own expense).

Address: Kattrepel 2, 20095 Hamburg, Germany

Thursday, March 14

Morning Activities

10:00-10:40Coffee and Franzbrötchen pastry at the Speicherstadt Coffee Roastery (Speicherstadt Kaffeerösterei)  (sponsored by Mankiewicz).

Address: Kehrwieder 5, 20457 Hamburg, Germany 

10:40-11:00 – Short walk through the Speicherstadt (UNESCO World heritage), maybe with a quick visit at the Info-Center Kesselhaus.

The Speicherstadt is the largest warehouse district in the world where the buildings stand on timber-pile foundations, oak logs, in this particular case. It is located in the port of Hamburg—within the HafenCity quarter—and was built from 1883 to 1927.

11:15 – 12:45 - Guided Architectural Tour of The Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

(€ 25 entrance fee included in Conference registration).

12:45 - Back to Mankiewicz premises by public transport.

Address: Mankiewicz Gebr. & Co, Georg-Wilhelm-Straße 189, 21107 Hamburg

Afternoon Activities

13:30-14:00 - Lunch at Mankiewicz (sponsored by Mankiewicz).

14:00-15:30 - Participants presentations and discussions after each mega trend segment.

15:30-17:00 - Brainstorming and discussions to determine three Color Stories.

17:00 - Adjourn.

Evening Activities

18:30-20:00 (Optional) - Visit to the Caspar David Friedrich Exhibition at the Kunsthalle

Address: Hamburger Kunsthalle, Glockengießerwall 5, 20095 Hamburg

(tickets need to be bought individually in advance, please contact Nina Karsten if interested).

20:30 - Dinner in old town Hamburg (at own expense).

location to be announced shortly

Friday, March 15

09:00-12:00 - Split teams led by champions, build the Color Stories, select colors, materials and finish. Select 1 Key Color per Story, name colors.

12:00-12:30 - Lunch (sponsored by Mankiewicz).

12:30-13:00 - Champions present Color Stories, selected colors, material & finish for each story.

13:00-14:30 - Color steering, and material & finish steering. Finalize color names & Key Colors for each Color Story. Select European Key Color.

14:30-16:30 - Led by champions, the teams finalize Color Stories & color, material & finish descriptions, finalize photos & URL.

16:30-17:00 - Champions recap Color Stories and CMF.

17:00 – Adjourn.


Conditions for Participation:

  • Participation is necessary on both days for in-person and virtual events.
  • Preparation is required prior to the Workshop. Upon registration, each participant is provided with CMG Workshop Template wich MUST be COMPLETED and SUBMITTED BACK BY FEBRUARY 29, TWO WEEKS prior to the date of the Workshop. Participants who do not submit their completed Worksheets will forfeit their registration and a refund will not be offered.

Cancellation & Refund Policy:

Cancellations must be received in writing to CMG head office two weeks before the event date to qualify for a refund. Refunds will not be processed beyond this time. A $25 administrative fee will be deducted from all canceled registrations.

CMG Image Policy

CMG is required to make sure all images used to illustrate our forecasts are free from copyright infringement for the protection of our group and our individual members. Our Image Policy will be sent to you upon registration. Please note that images which are not cited and copyright free will NOT be submitted to the Workshop process.


  • Dominik Eisend - Facilitator (Sr. Design Manager at Merck Group)

    Dominik Eisend - Facilitator

    Sr. Design Manager at Merck Group

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  • Nina Karsten - Facilitator (Senior Designer at Mankiewicz Coatings)

    Nina Karsten - Facilitator

    Senior Designer at Mankiewicz Coatings

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Event Venue

Mankiewicz Gebr. & Co

Georg-Wilhelm-Straße 189

21107 Hamburg

Hotel Reservations

For your convenience, the Raphael Hotel Wälderhaus has a block of 20 rooms for CMG Conference attendees for the special rate of € 87.00/night for a standard double/single room + breakfast for € 18.00/person/day. 

The rates apply for arrival on March 13, 2024 and departure on March 15, 2024, and apply exclusively to confirmed CMG registrants and cannot be passed on to end consumers.

To avail of this special rate, you must make your booking by February 14, 2024

Reservations must be made directly through the hotel by emailing and indicating the code "CMG bei Mankiewicz". 

Guests pay directly for their own reservation and CMG is NOT liable for any and all of the room fees or taxes/VAT.

Cancellation conditions

The special rate contingent is available until February 14, 2024. After this deadline, the rooms not that have not been called up will be returned to free sale. Reservations must be made directly through the hotel. For reservations via other providers, the price will not be adjusted. Individual bookings can be canceled free of charge up to 7 days before arrival. Guests are self-paying and the bill will be settled on site.

The Raphael Hotel Wälderhaus is located on the Elbe island of Wilhelmsburg, on the former site of the Hamburg International Garden Show, now the Inselpark.

Hotel Address

Am Inselpark 19

D-21109 Hamburg

T +49 (0) 40 302 15 61 00

For navigation systems

Enter "Neuenfelder Straße 31" as the street name. There you will find the entrance to the car park "Am Inselpark".