Helping the Creative Industry Thrive

A creative hub for sharing, exploring and networking. That’s what Thrive International is promising fashion, art, media and entertainment industry insiders and enthusiasts alike with their Thrive in TNT event.

Carded for 1 to 10 p.m. on September 29 at The Chancellor Hotel, St Ann’s, Port of Spain the showcase will feature live art paintings, an art gallery display, film screenings and fashion shows. There will also be special designated networking zones to bring like minds together, as well as, an open market stocking the works and creations of all participants.

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Thrive founder Ethan Auguste says the event, the fourth edition staged by the group, will entertain, educate and enlighten the creative mind. Crossover poetry music group Freetown Collective, family pop band The Cartars and hip hop acts Braveboy and Stef Kalloo are among the performers scheduled to appear.

“It’s going to be a space to learn not just the fundamentals of your craft, but to exchange ideas with people who are faced with the same real world challenges as you. Together you can solve more problems and both grow. With this approach we all thrive,” an animated Auguste said of the event’s concept.

The creative visionary first developed the Thrive idea while living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Since then Auguste and his team has showcased the works of over 100 performers, helped sign Trinidad-born musician Christian Kalpee to Sony Music and hosted seminars with headliners Grammy award winner American DJ Babey Drew (Andrew Bisnaught) and award winning Hollywood-based publicist Jane Owen.

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Kalpee’s ‘No One’ Cover Art | Image source: CULTUREGO

Investing in the local product

Thrive has also been busy on the local front. The group staged a series of workshops entitled ThriveINLime this year featuring candid and open exchanges with local industry insiders including: actress/comedian Nikki Crosby, acclaimed designer Claudia Pegus, international model Michelene Auguste and soca starlet Nailah Blackman, among others.


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Auguste said ThriveInTnt will feature a Thriver’s Lounge where guests can rub shoulders with industry insiders. There will also be a special mentor area for one on one exchanges, as well as, an Icebreaker area where the more introverted and reserved creatives can interact with each other through a series of creative activities.

“We accomplished a lot here in Trinidad this time around; the ThriveINLime series was a success. Over 30 performers showcased their work, and over 20 industry professionals shared their experiences to over 400 Thrivers. They were all able to network and generate new contacts for future projects.” Auguste concluded.

Tickets for Thrive In Tnt cost $200 for General and $300 for Thriver’s Longue and are available online at Physical ticket locations are also listed on the Thrive website. For more information call/WhatsApp (868) 775-7667 or log on to

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