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Leatrice Eiseman (“Milan Furniture Fair”, “African Rhythms, “Home Furnishings 2011 – Cottage Industry”), Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, is the author of seven books on color. She is included in the group of 50 top style makers by Home Furnishings News and noted as “tops in the field of color” by The Color Association. A member of the American Society of Interior Designers and the Industrial Design Society, and chairholder of the international forecasting team for the Pantone View Colour Planner and Color Marketing Group, Lee has helped many companies make the best and most educated choice of color, where color choice is critical to the success of the product or environment.
David Shah (“The Future of Luxury”) is the publisher of Metropolitan Publishing BV which includes Textile View Magazine, View2, Viewpoint, PANTONE View Colour Planner and View China; co-publisher of United Publishers S.A., Paris', View on Colour and In View Magazine; and co-publisher with CTDC, China of VIFF and CFCA Colour Planner. He is additionally the owner and director of DRS Consultancy BV, a specialist company dealing in publishing, fashion, lifestyle concepts, future strategies and designing and merchandising for men's and women's clothing for leading European and American chain stores and designer labels.

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Keith Recker (“Indian Influence: 3,500 Years of Textile Design & Beauty”), is founder and editor of HAND/EYE Magazine, a print and online publication that explores the nexus between art, craft, design, philanthropy and enlightened consumption. Currently a consultant to Pantone and editor of (WGSN), with 20 years experience as a home furnishings executive, Keith Recker has a deep knowledge of product sourcing and color and has helped to shape brands, products and services into sharply communicative and results-oriented vehicles.
James C. Smith (“Searching for Value and Trading Up”) is the founding partner of Smith Design, an award-winning brand design firm with offices in Glen Ridge, New Jersey and Carmel, California. The firm's expertise focuses on brand identity, package design and promotional design for leading consumer brands and companies.
Steven van der Kruit (“White Hot”) is the Global Prospective & Trends Director in the Perfumery Division of Geneva- based Firmenich, the world's largest privately-owned company in the perfume and flavor business, specializing in sensory perceptions and trends. When not dividing his time between weekdays in Geneva and weekends in Amsterdam, as global trend director Steven travels the world finding impulses from markets, shopping centers and street and nightlife in the golden triangle of Sydney, Shanghai and New York.
David Wolfe (“Will the Fashion Industry Move toward Seasonless Dressing?”), Creative Director at The Doneger Group, a leading source of global market trends and merchandising strategies to the retail and fashion industry, has international credentials for his work as a fashion, color and trend forecaster and is one of the fashion industry's most quoted authorities. Prior to joining Doneger in 1990, Mr. Wolfe spent 10 years at The Fashion Service, a trend-forecasting service he founded and managed. Mr. Wolfe's previous experience also includes the role of Creative Director with I.M. International, one of the world's first fashion forecasting and consulting firms.