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SURTEX Trend Theatre Delivers Design and Trend Insights to Complement the Overall 2016 Show Experience

SURTEX Trend Theatre Delivers Design and Trend Insights to
Complement the Overall 2016 Show Experience

Nine-Part Series Features Top Design, Style & Buying Trends from
Industry Experts and Thought Leaders

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO—CA—March 31, 2016— SURTEX®, the premier event for the sourcing and licensing of original art and design, slated to run May 15-17, 2016, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, will deliver the latest design, style and buying trends in a variety of product categories – from textiles and tabletop to stationery and fashion in its 2016 Trend Theatre.

The Trend Theatre features 30-minute presentations, held daily at 11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm on the exhibit floor within the ReSource Hub. These information packed sessions are hosted by industry experts, trend-spotters and thought-leaders. The 2016 lineup focuses on progressive topics such as Consumer Insights and Trends for the Upcoming Generation – Gen Z, Top Color Palettes, Themes and Materials for the Upcoming Season, and Home Interiors. For a complete listing and session times visit, to plan your show schedule.

Tread Theatre experts include: Sarah Moore; Melissa Schultz and John Mavrakis from ideaologie, Renee Jacobs, Global Trend Ambassador; Patti Carpenter; Stacy Garcia; Nancy Fire and Dani LoCastro, Design Works International; Mark Woodman, Past President Color Marketing Group; Laurie Pressman, Pantone and Dan Nazario, Milou Ket.

“SURTEX Trend Theatre presentations deliver true value-add content for both attendees and SURTEX exhibitors. The sessions provide innovative, forward-looking trend information to help designers plan future work and gives manufacturers intelligence on design trends that will be successful at retail, a win-win for both audiences,” said Liz Crawford, Vice President and SURTEX Group Show Director. “We’re delighted that these trend-spotting and thought-leading presenters will be on hand to share their insights and expertise to complement the other SURTEX offerings.”

Trend Theatre presentations are free to all SURTEX attendees. These trend presentations enhance SURTEX’s overall education programming which includes a comprehensive Conference program, with programming geared to address best business. For Conference program times, dates, topics, speakers and Conference program pricing can be found online at

For more information about attending and to register online, visit Artists interested in exhibiting at SURTEX can contact John Erich, Sales Manager, to discuss exhibiting options at




SURTEX is the annual tradeshow for the surface design industry, bringing together owners and creators of surface design (artists/designers/studios/agents/brands/licensors) with manufacturers, retailers and marketers utilizing surface design for product development needs.  Since 1986, SURTEX has been the single event and global resource offering the full scope of art selling and licensing under one roof.  The show, slated for May 15-17, 2016, will connect some 225 exhibitors featuring the work of over 1,000 artists and designers from around the world, with more than 2,500 attendees.  For information and registration, visit


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