Af­ter-work party be­comes an art form

Financial Mirror (Cyprus) - - FRONT PAGE -

The Haze Team, or­gan­is­ers of the popular ‘Mi­lano Da Bere’ af­ter-work par­ties in Ni­cosia for the past three years, are con­tin­u­ing with their themed-events, cater­ing to the hun­dreds of young ex­ecs seek­ing to un­wind af­ter a stress­ful day at work, while also net­work­ing with other like-minded pro­fes­sion­als in a more re­laxed at­mos­phere, and away from the drab of the of­fice.

Now pre­par­ing for the next event at the Pa­tio Lounge and Bar off Le­dra Street on Thurs­day, named “Mi­lano da Bere - Gal­le­ria d’Arte”, the or­gan­is­ers be­lieve they have come a long way in cre­at­ing such a con­cept that has, ad­mit­tedly, been im­i­tated by oth­ers, of­ten poorly, and never of the same stan­dard.

“Haze Team has been op­er­at­ing in Cyprus for the past five years. Be­ing young pro­fes­sion­als in our mid-twen­ties, we felt the need that Cyprus was lack­ing when it came to in­no­va­tive en­ter­tain­ment events that can of­fer young peo­ple qual­ity en­ter­tain­ment,” said one of the co-founders.

“It all started on an am­a­teur ba­sis for event or­gan­is­ing among friends, but very soon and due to grow­ing de­mand it es­ca­lated into a fully pro­fes­sional event man­age­ment team, nowa­days be­ing able to ful­fil even the most de­mand­ing client needs. Cur­rently, we cover a wide va­ri­ety of event man­age­ment ser­vices, from host­ing our sig­na­ture events to or­gan­is­ing ex­ter­nal cor­po­rate events.”

Look­ing back to when the af­ter-work party idea was first con­ceived in 2012, the ‘Haz­ers’ as they findly call them­selves, were in­flu­enced from the lat­est trends in the lead­ing busi­ness cen­tres across Europe and the US.

“We felt that some­thing was miss­ing from the Cyprus en­ter­tain­ment mar­ket. What was needed was a classy, pro­fes­sion­ally or­gan­ised event that could ful­fil the en­ter­tain­ment needs of young pro­fes­sion­als, giv­ing them the op­por­tu­nity to net­work with fel­low-pro­fes­sion­als, of­ten from ri­val com­pa­nies, and bond­ing with their col­leagues from work, while hav­ing a more re­laxed mid-week en­ter­tain­ment.”

“In­spired from Italy, and more specif­i­cally from Mi­lano and the aperitivo con­cept, we came up with the idea of af­ter­work events and the name of Mi­lano Da Bere.”

The af­ter-work event has been a phe­nom­e­nal suc­cess “and now we have al­ready reached the third con­sec­u­tive sea­son of Mi­lano Da Bere. There are many rea­sons for this suc­cess. How­ever, the key is the qual­ity and value for money en­ter­tain­ment we rpo­vide.”

The Haze Team also in­cor­po­rate in their events ev­ery­thing that has to do with art and live per­for­mances, whether this means mu­sic, danc­ing, act­ing, paint­ing or any other form of art and ex­pres­sion.

Help­ing them along the way has been spon­sor Cos­mos Trad­ing Ltd. that has iden­ti­fied the Mi­lano Da Bere with its pre­mium Chivas Re­gal. The events are sup­ported by events mar­ke­teers Me­di­aPro and the Fi­nan­cial Mir­ror if the me­dia part­ner.

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