• 24.09.2018
  • Lisboa, Portugal
    Lisboa, Portugal

AIC Lisbon Conference 2018 supported by CIN

To be held from the 25th to the 29th September at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

  • AIC Lisbon Conference 2018 supported by CIN

  • The largest scientific event associated with the world of colour ever held in Portugal
  • The event brings together specialists from around the world
  • Infinite Colours, Unique Humans is the concept devised by CIN for this event



CIN, the Portuguese brand and leader in the Iberian paints and varnishes market, has an inseparable bond with the strength and cross-cutting nature of colour as part of its DNA. Because CIN believes in the importance of colour in its most diverse values - historical, social, individual and behavioural - CIN is joining the AIC international conference as the main sponsor.


The AIC Lisbon Conference will be held from the 25th to the 29th September at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation under the theme "Colour and human comfort” and will feature the Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa as Chair of the Honorary Committee.  


The conference panel features speakers from the national scene such as Tomás Taveira, Luísa Arruda and international speakers such as Kazim Hilmi OR (Turkey), Lambert Rozema (Netherlands), Pedro Pinho Souza and Milena Leite Paiva (Brazil), Anya Hurlbert (United Kingdom) and José Luis Caivano (Argentina).


The topics addressed during the conference will be issues such as the role of colour in society, its connection to health, psychology, art, design and culture, as well as the specific language that colour acquires in different contexts.


Architecture will also be the focus of dedicated sessions, exploring the relevance of colour in the construction process, the merit achieved by colour in the construction of each country’s cultural heritage, among others.


It is in this context that CIN will be present, with its own space, under the theme "Infinite Colours, Unique Humans", a communication concept created exclusively for this conference, aiming to convey the uniqueness of human expression through colour.

The association of CIN with the AIC was natural. Since its creation, the brand has focused on the importance of colour from a multidisciplinary point of view, as CIN Colour Designer Céline de Azevedo states: "CIN’s support for the AIC annual conference is essential. Throughout its 100-year history, CIN has been at the forefront of advances in the development of the importance of colour: for many years CIN has been developing and providing consumers with highly innovative colour tools that help them achieve the desired effect. The concept we developed for this event "Infinite Colours, Unique Humans" reinforces this: we create thousands of colours to satisfy the identity of every individual!”


The AIC - International Colour Association was founded more than 50 years ago in the United States and has 26 member countries. It is the most prestigious body in the worldwide knowledge and dissemination of Colour. The APCor (Portuguese Colour Association), an active member of the AIC, is organizing this year’s annual conference, the most important meeting in this area of knowledge.