HABANOS FESTIVAL

XIII Festival del Habano

General Program



Sunday 20/02
10.00-16.00 hrs. Registration (Palacio de Convenciones)
Monday 21/02
09.00 hrs. Registration (Palacio de Convenciones)
9:30 -10:30 hrs. Press conference. Handing out of the press dossier on the XIIIth Festival. *
(Hall 3) (Palacio de Convenciones)
10.30-17.00 hrs. Preliminary International Habanosommelier Contest. (Hall 5) **
14:00 hrs. Trade Fair opening
14.30 hrs. Preliminary Habanos/Cuban Rums alliance (Hall 6) **
19:00 hrs.

Welcoming evening at “Gran Teatro de la Habana”.

Concert: “Leo Brouwer. Essential” with music composed and conducted by the famous Cuban composer and musician Leo Brouwer, winner of a 2010 LatinGrammy.

20:30 hrs. Welcoming cocktail party dedicated to the Partagás brand at “The Sala Carpentier”.
 * For the accredited press and Exclusive Distributors
**Invitation required
Tuesday 22/02
07.00 hrs. Visit to plantations
10.00 hrs. Preliminary blind tasting of Habanos with the participation of factory tasters, sommeliers and aficionados (Hall 6)**
** Invitation required
Wednesday 23/02
10.00-10.15 hrs. Opening of the International Seminar (Hall 4)
10.15-11.15 hrs. Master Lecture: “Origin and Evolution of Aluminium Tubes for Habanos”. Simon Chase (Hall 4)
11.15-11.45 hrs. Coffee Break
11.45-13.15 hrs. Master class on the technique of rolling a Habano. Making a Belicoso. (Hall 3)
13.15-14.45 hrs. Lunch at “El Bucán” restaurant.
15.00-16.30 hrs.

Flavors and Aromas:

Marriages of Habanos with coffee, brandy, wines, and other products. ( Halls 3,5,6,7).

19.30 H. Upmann Evening: “El Laguito”
Thursday 24/02
09.00-12.00 hrs. Visit to Habanos factories Patagás and H.Upmann.
12.30-14.00 hrs. Lunch at “El Bucán” restaurant
14.00-15:30 hrs. Final Blind tasting of Habanos.(Hall 4)
15:30-17:00 hrs. Final Habanos/Cuban rums alliance (Hall 3)
Friday 25/02
9:30-11:00 hrs. Final International Habanosommelier Contest (Hall 3)
11:00-11:30 hrs. Coffee break
11:30-12:30 hrs. Cuban cacao: perfect combination for after-dinner chat. Cuban chocolates and /Habanos marriage.(Hall 4)
12:30- 13.00 hrs. Closing of the Seminar and Trade Fair (Hall 4)
Awarding ceremony:
  •  Best stand of each category
  • Winner of the International Habanosommelier Contest.
13:00 hrs. Lunch at “El Bucán” restaurant
19:00 hrs. Montecristo Gala Evening: PABEXPO. Hall C