From Monday, February 23th to Friday, February 27th, 2015, Cuba will again be the venue of the largest international meeting for the enthusiasts of the best cigar in the world: the Habano. On this occasion the event will be paying tribute to four of the most prestigious Habanos brands: Romeo y Julieta and Montecristo.

The last edition of the Habanos Festival was attended by more than 1,300 delegates from 60 countries and 250 journalists.

The Commercial Fair will again be celebrated during the week of the Festival. In 2014, the Fair was attended by 60 exhibitors from 7 countries and received over 2,200 visitors from the world of cigar, luxury products and business.

During this 17th Edition of the Habanos Festival, the attendants – which always include first rank international personalities – will have the pleasure of tasting in exclusive the new vitolas that will be launched to the market in 2015 by Habanos s.a., and will have the possibility to discover the roots and the secrets of a century-old tradition of cigar culture in Cuba. Habanos, s.a. invites you to enjoy a delightful week among friends that have one thing in common: the passion for Habanos.

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

The opening of the event will take place on Monday, February 23th, 2015 with the inauguration of the Commercial Fair at the International Convention Center Palacio de Convenciones. The Fair will continue to be the ideal moment for technical and commercial exchanges among businessmen, producers and suppliers of the cigar world.

The day will end with the Welcome Evening at the Wood and Tobacco Warehouse located in the area of the Por of La Habana, where the participants will have the privilege to attend both the launching of the Romeo y Julieta Gran Reserva Cosecha 2009 and the exclusive performance of Cuban artists tof acknowledged national and international prestige. The nominations to the Habanos Award of the Year in the different categories will also be announced during the evening.

The International Seminar will present once more interesting conferences on diverse topics related to the world of Habanos, including alliances and matchings of Habanos with drinks and products of excellence of the gastronomy, as well as the wines of the prestigious  Appellation of Origin from Chianti in Italy, master classes, cigar tastings and for the second time the contest to get the longest ash – enthusiastically received in its first edition in 2014 – among other themes of interest for all Habanos unconditional aficionados.

On February 25th a very special Dinner will be organized to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the concept “La Casa del Habano” and its more than 146 exclusive and prestigious Habanos outlets throughout the world.

And finally, on February 27th, with the usual Gala dinner the Festival, will be closed paying tribute this year to one of the well-known Habanos brands: Montecristo and its special 80th Anniversary vitola, ending with the traditional Humidor Auction, whose proceeds are annually destined to the Cuban Public Health System.

Habanos s.a. and the TABACUBA Entrepreneurial Group will be honored by your presence.

Walfrido Hernández Mesa       Luis Sánchez-Harguindey Pardo de Vera
Presidents of the Organizing Committee
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