Registration is now open for the annual Habanos Festival taking place from February 23rd – 27th in Cuba.
The prestigious Habanos festival is dedicated to Premium Cigars and where cigar industry and aficionados meet annually to celebrate Cuban cigars.
During the event, several Habanos brands will be honoured, in particular: Romeo y Julieta and Montecristo.
Last year, more than 2,200 visitors attended the Trade Fair, along with 60 exhibitors from 7 countries, which confirms the relevance, favourable reception and success, resulting an ideal framework for technical and commercial exchanges among businessmen, manufacturers and suppliers from the world of tobacco.
The participants in this 17th Habanos Festival, including international personalities, will again enjoy the pleasure of tasting some of the new vitolas to be launched by Habanos s.a in 2015 and will be able to discover or rediscover the roots and the secrets of Cuba’s century old tobacco growing tradition in the island.
The program of 2015 Habanos Festival keeps up its traditional activities during this unforgettable week such as:
• Welcoming Night (Cocktail reception)
• Visits to the best tobacco plantations in Vuelta Abajo, Pinar del Río
• Evening to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of La Casa del Habano (Dinner)
• Visits to emblematic Habanos Factories
• Trade Fair
• International Seminar
• International Habano sommelier Contest
• Gala Evening (Dinner)
This first day of the Festival will close with the Welcome Evening at the Wood and Tobacco Warehouse located in the area of the Port of La Habana, where participants will have the privilege to attend both the launching of the Romeo y Julieta Gran Reserva Cosecha 2009 and the exclusive performance of Cuban artists of acknowledged national and international prestige.
The nominations to the Habanos Award of the Year in the different categories will also be announced during the evening.
The International Seminar will present once more interesting conferences on diverse topics related to the world of Habanos, including alliances and matchings of Habanos with drinks and products of excellence of the gastronomy, as well as the wines of the prestigious Appellation of Origin from Chianti in Italy, master classes, cigar tastings and for the second time the contest to get the longest ash – enthusiastically received in its first edition in 2014 – among other themes of interest for all Habanos unconditional aficionados.
On February 25th a very special Dinner will be organized to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the concept “La Casa del Habano” and it’s more than 146 exclusive and prestigious Habanos outlets throughout the world.
And finally, on February 27th, with the usual Gala dinner the Festival, will be closed paying tribute this year to one of the well-known Habanos brands: Montecristo and its special 80th Anniversary vitola, ending with the traditional Humidor Auction, whose proceeds are annually destined to the Cuban Public Health System.
If you are interested in attending, registration is now open and you can register right here.
If you’ve been before let us know what you are looking forward to.