Rob Sequin | Havana Journal
We covered FIHAV 2009.
Here is the translated text from the invitation to the International Fair of Havana.
The Organizing Committee of the International Fair of Havana has the pleasure to invite you to participate in its 27th edition that will take place from November the 2nd through the 7th of 2009 at EXPOCUBA.
FIHAV has established itself as the most interesting exposition meeting for companies and business men from all over the world that in a way or the other are commercially linked with Cuba. That was fully shown during the last edition that had the presence of more than a thousand companies from 54 nations that occupied an area of 17,608 m2 net of exhibition.
We hope your next visit fulfills all your business expectations. You can count on us for interesting work sessions and unforgettable moments of your stay in Cuba.
- Ministry of Foreign Trade
- Ministry for the Foreign Investment and Economic Collaboration
- Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of Cuba
- Convention Palace of Havana
- Consumer Goods
- Raw Materials
FIHAV is the ideal showcase for your enterprise to show its products and services to the Cuban and Latin American Market; it is also the meeting point with other business partners, the adequate place to introduce new products and the mandatory rendezvous for businessmen from all over the world.
October 22 - November 1
9:00 am to 5:00 am Assembling of Stands free design (credited personal previous coordination with the Organizing committee)
October 28 - November 1
9:00 am to 5:00 am Accreditation of exhibitors and Assembling of Trade Show booths
2:00 pm to 6:00 pm Opening Ceremony and Professional visits
November 3 - 6
10:00 am to 6:00 pm Professional visits to trade show
7:30 pm Awards Ceremony
10:00 am to 6:00 pm Trade Show opens to the public
November 9 -13
9:00 am to 5:00 am Withdrawal of products and dismantling of trade show booths
The International fair of Havana is presented at the compound of EXPOCUBA where there are 25 Exposition Pavilions of different sizes. The total net area for exposition is 25,000m2. The participating enterprises are situated by countries. Depending of the required area the expositor will occupy part, the whole or several pavilions.
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Services to Exhibitors at EXPOCUBA
The Organizing Committee offers the following services:
- Design, decoration and assembling of stands
- Lettering and graphic design
- Power supply
- Fixed and mobile Telephones, fax
- Mail service
- Custom dispatch, local transportation and handling of the samples.
- Meeting Rooms
- Hotel reservations
- Currency exchange (Bank branch)
- Catering Services
- Medical attention
- Cleaning of stands
- Car rental (with or without chauffeur)
- Planning of social activities
Complete booths - (Only for stand of 9m2) CUC 1100.00
Includes floor space, aluminum structure, white modular panels (2.50x0.90m), carpet, lettering with the name of the firm, power supply up to 500w, cleaning, protection of the samples, credentials (depending of the area booked), inclusion into the Official Catalog (up to 10 lines), 1 table, 2 chairs, 1 plug, 2 reflectors, 1 trash can.
Interior Stand Assembled CUC 110.00 /m2 (Starting from 12m2)
Includes floor space, aluminum structure, white modular panels (2.50x0.90m), carpet, lettering with the name of the firm, power supply up to 500w, cleaning, protection of the samples, credentials (depending of the area booked), inclusion into the Official Catalog ( up to 10 lines) Furniture not included.
Interior Stand Non-Assembled CUC 100.00 /m2 (Starting from 20m2)
Includes floor space, carpet, power supply up to 500w, cleaning, protection of the samples, credentials (depending of the area booked), inclusion into the Official Catalog (up to 10 lines).
Exterior Space CUC60.00/m2 (Starting from 12m2)
Includes floor space, power supply up to 500w, cleaning, protection of the samples, credentials (depending of the area booked), inclusion into the Official Catalog (up to 10 lines).
How to Pay
All rates are presented in Cuban Convertible Pesos (CUC), so the exhibitor should have to get information about the current exchange rates in Cuba.
Please note that US Dollars are not accepted.
Pay through a banking transfer to:
Palacio de Convenciones de La Habana
a/c 030000000260620 Swift Code: CCUHH
Banco Financiero Internacional
Ave 5ta esq 92, Miramar, La Habana, Cuba
Pay in cash or Travel Checks with Convertible Pesos (CUC) or credit Card (Visa International, MasterCard, Cabal, of BFI) directly at the Finance Department of PABEXPO.
Once the assembling of the booths is started you could pay at Pavilion 8A EXPOCUBA.
PALCO is our local agency for transit services and custom dispatches. All information related to the arrival terms of the merchandises and documents required could be obtained through:
Agencia Transitaria PALCO
P.O Box 16046, La Habana, Cuba
Phone: (53)7 208 3274 or 2085312
Fax ( 53) 7 208 7578
Important Dates for the Exhibitors
Up to October 1st
- Presenting the Participation Application
- Payment of 50% of booked space
- Presenting Free design stand projects
- Reception of Final Product Image for Advertising (JPG format 16x22 cm)
Up to October 13th
- Payment of the remaining 50% of space and services booked
- Arrival by sea of the merchandises
Up to October 24th
- Arrival by Air of the merchandises
Up to November 2nd
- Application to participate on the Product Quality Awards, Design and Publicity