From February 22nd to the 26th 2010, Cuba will once again host the largest international meeting for Habanos Cuban cigar aficionados.

As every year since 1997 the Habanos Cigar Festival renders tribute to Habanos cigar brands, particularly to Cohiba and Romeo & Julietta. This year will feature an event specially themed for Women. Attendees will have the chance to enjoy new vitolas that Habanos S.A. will be launching to the world market throughout 2010 and to experience first hand the centuries old secrets of deep-rooted Cuban cigar making traditions.

Habanos S.A invites all Cuban cigar lovers to enjoy a whole week of pleasure among friends with a common link: The passion for a good Habanos.

The Habanos Festival Program

-Visit to emblematic Cigar Factories
-Trade Fair
-Seminars
-Tastings and Pairings
-Habanos-Sommelier contest
-How to roll a Cuban cigar
-Visit to tobacco plantations

On the 22nd, the event opens with the “Welcome Night” and the nominations for the Habanos Man of the Year Awards. This will be followed by a private concert of Grammy award-winning jazz pianist Chucho Valdés and his guests.

The closing will be held on the 26th with the traditional Cuban cigar gala dinner featuring the world famous auction of special humidors and vintage Cuban cigars.

Habanos Festival Trade Fair

The Trade Fair will be held in parallel to the Habanos seminars which is valuable to Cuban cigar aficionados, collectors, manufacturers, retailers and distributors.

Numerous trade show booths will feature the following about the Cuban cigar business:

-Products related to tobacco agriculture
-Machinery
-Handicrafts
-Paintings
-Books
-Smokers accessories

Habanos Trade Fair Exhibit Information

-Modular Stand: 110.00 CUC x m2 (Minimum space: 9m2)
-Indoor space: 90.00 CUC xm2 (Minimum space: 9 m2)

Cuban entities which are not entitled to sell their products in the Cuban currency CUC should pay the fees in local currency (CUP). Other restrictions apply.

Habanos Trade Fair Catalog

All companies participating in the Fair will be included in the exhibitors catalog. Therefore, the information and logo of the participating companies or enterprises, as well as a list of items offered must be sent before January 15th 2010. Ask about other restrictions and marketing opportunities.

Those interested in participating in the Trade Fair in connection with Habanos festival, must confirm their participation to both the International Conference Center of Havana and Habanos S.A to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) .

Commercial samples to be exhibited at the Fair shall be addressed to

FERIA COMERCIAL XII FESTIVAL DEL HABANO
Palacio de las Convenciones de La Habana
Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba
OFFICIAL CARRIER: AGENCIA PALCO

Phone (53-7)2086111/Fax (53-7)2028382
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

For General information about the Festival

Mrs Eloisa Castellanos Bolaños
Events Specialis
Habanos S.A
Telephone (53-7) 204 0513 and 204 0514, Fax (53-7) 204 0549
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Mrs Alina Leal
Marketing Department
Habanos SA
Telephone (53-7) 204 0513 and 204 0514, Fax (53-7) 204 0549
E-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

For the seminars and Trade Fair

Alicia García
Professional Organizer of Congress
Convention Palace
Phone (53-7) 208-5199/ Fax (53-7)202-8382
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