It’s new, it’s trends and it’s free! (Yes, you read that right – free!)  Paul Brent wanted to make sure everyone knew about this program and when he says “you should blog about this” – I blog about it!  🙂

From the SURTEX website – here are the details:

What is it? It’s a unique theatre where you can gain insight and inspiration from world-renowned trend forecasting companies! Daily presentations will focus on the latest trends impacting industries as diverse as home and accessories, textiles, tabletop, fashion, paper, stationery, packaging and gifts, through fabulous imagery and insider commentary.

When? Thirty-minute presentations are scheduled throughout every single Show day – starting at 9:30am and ending at 5:30 (Tuesday sessions will end at 4:00pm). See schedule.

Who? A total of nine companies will be represented, and share their perspectives of what’s ahead in color, design, styles, attitudes and lifestyles. See and hear the visions of Edelkoort, Inc., Trendease International, Milou Ket, Stylesight, Trend House, Inc., Carlin International, LA Colors from Amsterdam, Mudpie, and Jo-An Jenkin’s TrendPulse.

So, if you will be at the show, be sure to check it out.

Won’t be attending or want more about trends after SURTEX?

Paul Brent will be doing his third annual SURTEX Show Recap / trend report on the Art Licensing Info Ask Call on Wednesday, May 30th. Get all the details and submit your questions at

Here’s to your creative success!

– Tara Reed