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Welcome to the 10th Habano´s Festival.

Welcome to the 10th Habano´s Festival.

Welcome to the 10th Habano´s Festival.


Habanos S.A. Corporation and Tabacuba Business Group are honored to invite you to the 10th Habanos Festival, the most important event in the Habanos realm.

From 25th to 29th February, La Habana, venue of the Festival will become the meeting place of the distributors, specialists and lovers of the best cigar in the world. It will be a unique setting for presenting the novelties to be incorporated to the Habanos portfolio in 2008, which guarantee the dynamism of our market.

Inside the Habanos Festival, the Trade Fair and the International Seminar will make for a broad exchange of knowledge, experiences, products and ideas and create a unique atmosphere to fully enjoy the aroma, flavors and texture of the Habanos, the true stars of the Festival.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Havana where you will find pleasure in the tradition and future of the Habanos.

Organizing Committee Chairmen

    Oscar Basulto Torres             Buenaventura Jiménez Sánchez-Cañete 
        

GENERAL PROGRAM

Sunday 24/02

 

10:00- 16:00 hrs

Registration at Havana International Conference Centre.

Monday 25/02

 

10:00- 16:00 hrs.

Registration at Havana International Conference Centre. 

14:00 hrs.

Opening of the Trade Fair.

14:00 hrs.

Preliminary of the Habanosommelier Centest. International Conference Centre. (Room 5)

15:30 hrs.

Preliminary of Habanos - Armagnac Trophy. 
International Conference Centre. (Room 6)

19:00 hrs.

Welcome Night: New Products Launching. Karl Marx Theatre Cocktail: Club Habana. 

Tuesday 26/02

 

07:00- 16:00 hrs.

Visit to tobacco plantations: San Juan y Martínez tobacco fields (Pinar del Río).

Wednesday 27/02

 

09:00- 12:00 hrs.

Visit to Habanos factories (H.Upmann and La Corona).

12:00- 14:00 hrs.

Lunch. El Bucán Restaurant.

14:00- 14:30 hrs.

Opening of the International Seminar.
Main commercial results of Habanos S.A. in 2007, by Manuel García Morejón, Commercial Vice President of Habanos S.A. (Room 4)

14:30- 15:00 hrs.

Launching of New Products, 2008. (Room 4)

15:00- 15:30 hrs.

Cuban famous artists talk about the Habano.   (Room 4)

15:30- 16:30 hrs.

Master class: Pairing cocktail drinks with Habanos.
● Taste your own “Mojito” with a Habano.(Restaurant El Bucán).

20:00 hrs.

Distributor’s Night: Dedicated to the Habanos in German and Swiss market.
Hotel Nacional de Cuba. Salón 1930.

Thursday 28/02 

 

10:00- 10:30 hrs.

Lecture: “Tobacco oldest story”.(Room 4)

10:30- 11:00 hrs.

Lecture: “Architecture in Cigar Factories and Warehouses” (Room 4)

11:00- 11:30 hrs.

Coffee Break.

11:30- 12:00 hrs.

Lecture: “Woman and her role in the tobacco industry”. (Room 4)

12:00- 14:00 hrs.

Lunch: “El Bucan” Restaurant.

14:00- 15:00 hrs.

Final Habanos - Armagnac Trophy. (Room 4)

15:00-16:30 hrs.

Master Class: Rolling totally by hand.    (Room 3)
Free Night.
Dinner arranged by Internacional Cubana del Tabaco ICT and PROMOTORA DE CIGARROS, S.L. (Promocigar). Only by invitation.

Friday 29/02 

 

10:00- 10:30 hrs.

Lecture: “For he Habano Culture: 15 years”. (Room 4)

10:30- 12:00 hrs.

Habanosommelier Final Contest. (Room3)

12:00- 13:00 hrs.

Closing Session. (Room 4)
Awards:
-Best Stand (by category)
-Habanosommelier contest winner

13:00- hrs.

Final lunch. El Bucán Restaurant.

20:00- hrs.        

Gala Night: 10th Anniversary of the Habano Festival. PABEXPO, Room C.


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