Habanos SA convenes the XIV Habano Festival


On February 27th till March 2nd, 2012, Cuba, once more, will be the venue of the largest international gathering of enthusiasts of the best cigar in the world: the Habano. In this occasion, the event will pay special tribute to the Cohiba and Romeo y Julieta, two of the most prestigious Habanos brands.

The participants, coming from more than 60 different countries, will have the pleasure of enjoying in exclusive the new vitolas to be launched by Habanos, S.A. in 2012, and of discovering the roots and secrets of centuries-long tradition. Habanos, S.A. invites you to enjoy a week of pleasure and delight among the friends who have one thing in common: the passion for Habanos.

The Habanos Festival program offers its traditional activities during this unforgettable week, such as:

•    Visits to the best tobacco plantations in Vuelta Abajo, Pinar del Rio
•    Visits to emblematic Habanos factories
•    Trade Fair
•    Seminars
•    Tastings and marriages
•    International Habanosommelier Contest
•    Master Class on the cigar rolling technique
•    Habanos blind tasting

As a novelty, in this edition it will be held the International Contest  “Habanos in Images” addressed to   producers of  audiovisual work  related to the Habanos.

The opening event will take place on Monday, February 27th 2012. In this occasion the Welcoming Evening includes an exclusive concert at the Karl Marx Theater .

Also, the nominees for the “Habanos Prize” will be announced, offering finally a welcoming cocktail party dedicated to the Cohiba brand.

On Wednesday 29th there will a dinner to commemorate the 520th anniversary of the discovery of tobacco in Cuba by the Europeans.

The closing of the Festival will take place on Friday evening, March 2nd, with the Gala Dinner dedicated to Romeo y Julieta brand, and the Traditional Humidor Auction for the benefit of the Cuban Public Health System.

Habanos, S.A. and the TABACUBA Entrepreneurial Group will be honored by your presence.

Jorge Luis Fernández Maique and Buenaventura Jiménez Sánchez-Cañete, Presidents of the Organizing Committee

OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: Spanish, English, French, German and Russian

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