Cuba Culture

11th annual Habanos Cuban cigar festival in Havana Cuba February 23 to 27

Posted February 06, 2009 by publisher in Cuba Culture.

Rob Sequin | Havana Journal

The Habanos S.A. Corporation and Tabacuba Business Group present the 11th Habanos Cuban cigar festival to be held in Havana Cuba from February 23 through the 27th 2009.

The Havana Convention Center will become the international meeting place for Habanos distributors, specialists and lovers of famous Cuban cigars of numerous brands.

This 11th annual Habanos Festival will feature:

—Exclusive Habanos Distributors
—La Casa del Habano” Managers from all over the world
—Cuban cigar manufacturers and senior executives
—Habanos suppliers
—Cuban cigar smoking clubs and information
—Cuban cigar aficionados

Registration begins on Sunday at the Havana International Conference Centre but the fun begins at 10:00 am on Monday February 23 with the opening of the Habanosommelier contest. The trade fair opens at 2pm with other events scheduled during the day. New Cuban cigars will be announced that evening at dinner. On Tuesday, attendees will spend the day visiting tobacco plantations in the world famous Vuelta Abajo region in the western province of Pinar del Rio. So far we have been unable to find information regarding events held on the following days but in the they have held auctions featuring a humidor signed by Fidel Castro.

For Habanos Festival general information contact Mrs. Eloisa Castellanos Bolaños, the events and public relations specialist at (53-7) 204 0513 and 204 0514 or by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) .

For registration contact Mrs. Alina Leal in the marketing division at (53-7) 204-0513 and 204-0514 or by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) .

For trade fair information contact Mrs. Alicia García the Habanos Festival organizer at (53-7) 2085199 or by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) .

For hotel information in Havana, contact Mr. Lic. Raúl Lantigua Hernández at (53-7) 2041974/75 or by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) .

Sol Melia is offering a 30% discount for Habanos Festival attendees.

To find a Habanos dealer near you (sorry United States) visit the Casa del Habanos website.

Watch this video of a professional Cuban cigar roller working at El Laguito factory just outside of Havana Cuba making a nice Cohiba Cuban cigar.

Also, the Havana Journal is developing to document the trademark dispute between the Cuban Cohiba trademark and the Dominican Republic Cohiba trademark. If you want to a side by side comparison of a box of fake 25 Cohiba Esplendidos vs a real box of 25 Cohiba Esplendidos, visit our Cuban cigars page or just type in

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