Party Makers Trip to Cuba

    the grand final

    The judges whittled down three winners with the most compelling business plans from each region, including EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), Asia Pacific and the Americas (Canada, South and Central America). The winners each received a €5,000 grant to invest in their business and were flown to Havana Club’s homeland, Cuba, to immerse themselves in the cultural spirit of the brand.

    The trip culminated in a showstopping final ceremony in Havana where Collectif Nude were announced the global winner and awarded an additional €15,000 to bring The Block Party to life.


    Havana Club has crowned experiential entrepreneurs, Collectif Nude, the global winner of its inaugural Party Makers contest, designed to promote young artists, creativity and diversity within the global nightlife industry.

    Zachary Roher and Forki, who together make up Collectif Nude, were awarded a place on the Party Makers programme for their ambition and dedication to hosting world-class events to bring people together and create meaningful moments. Since throwing their first party back in 2013, Collectif Nude has become a staple of Toronto’s art community, building a reputation for open-minded experiences and producing activations as far a field as London, New York and LA.

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    >>> 1st Edition winner


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    Meet the winners

    COLLECTIF NUDE: "We specialize in experiential and content production, venue operation, and brand consulting"

    ISKABA PARTY: "Our events are like us: plural and non-conformist"

    STICKY SOCIAL SAVAGE CLUB: "I have been in the nightclub industry for more than 4 years; Now owner of a nightclub in Tijuana"

    NOCHE NEGRA: "I'm an independent event organizer based on MX City"

    ORIGIN: "We are a live entertainment platform that showcases emerging talent from the UK urban music scene"

    DEFUSED MOOD: "We provide immersive experiences centered around music & art in Asia and around the World"

    THE iMULLAR: "We are the definitive voice of emerging African music and the lifestyle that surrounds it"

    SHANGHAI COMMUNITY RADIO: "My objective is to create a cultural community!"

    BAIHUI: "We engage in music promotion, youth culture and commercial consulting"

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    Thanks for following the adventure

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