XVI Festival del Habano


Sunday 23 of Frebuary  
10.00- 16.00 hrs. Registration. Palacio de Convenciones. (Convention Center)***
Monday 24 of Frebuary  
09.00- 16.00 hrs. Registration. Palacio de Convenciones. (Convention Center)***
09:30- 10:30 hrs. Press conference. Handing out of the Press Dossier on the 16th Festival. (Hall 3) * (Palacio de Convenciones)
10:30-17:00 hrs. Preliminary International Habanosommelier Contest. (Hall 5) **
14:00 hrs. Trade Fair and Habanos Gallery opening.
19:00 hrs. Welcoming evening dedicated to Hoyo de Monterrey and Partagás.
Concert and Welcome cocktail.Club Habana.
Tuesday 25 of Frebuary  
07:00-17:00 hrs. Visit to plantations in Vuelta Abajo, Pinar del Río.
15.00 hrs. Special tasting. Invitation required.
Wednesday 26 of Frebuary  
09.30-09:45 hrs. Opening of the International Seminar (Hall 4)
09:45-10:30 hrs. Master Conference: “Germans in the Habano. Origin of the H.Upmann Brand” by Raúl Martell. (Hall 4).
10:30-11:00 hrs. Coffee Break
11:.00-12:15 hrs. Master Class on Cigar Rolling Technique “Totalmente a Mano” (Totally Handmade).
12:30-14:00 hrs. Lunch at “El Bucán” restaurant.
14.15-15:45 hrs. Master Conference: “Tabaco, cine y grandes fumadores de la historia” by Rigoberto López.
16.00-17.00 hrs. Habanos – Beer Alliance (Hall 3).
20:00 hrs. Trinidad Evening.Museo de Bellas Artes. Cuban art building.
Thursday 27 of Frebuary  
09:00-12:00 hrs. Visit to Habanos factories. La Corona and H.Upmann.
12:30-14:00 hrs. Lunch at El Bucán restaurant
14:30-15:30 hrs. Master Conference: “Habanos Vintage. Tasting of an aged Habano” by Simon Chase
15:30-16:30 hrs. Vodka and Habanos (Hall 3)
16.30-17.30 hrs. Habanos Moments: Marriages of Habanos with Cocktails, Gastronomy, etc. (Different Halls)
Friday 28 of Frebuary  
09:30-10:30 hrs. International Habanosommelier Final Contest (Hall 3)
10:30-11:00 hrs. Coffee break
11:00-12:00 hrs. Master Conference: “Elements that have an influence in the Combustion of Habanos” by Vladimir Andino and Felipe Milanés.Contest to get the longest ash.
12:00-13.00 hrs. Closing of the Seminar and Trade Fair (Hall 4)
Awarding Ceremony:
– Best stand by categories
– Winner of the International HabanosommelierContest.- Winner of the Video Contest “Habanos in Images”
13:00 hrs. Farewel Lunch at “El Bucán” restaurant
19:00 hrs. Gala Evening: Dedicated to H.Upmann Reserva. Humidor Auction. PABEXPO. Hall C.

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* For the accredited press and Exclusive Distributors
** Invitation required
*** From Monday 24th to Friday 28th the registration will be possible from 09:00 hrs. to 16:00 hrs.


Taking into consideration the capacity of the halls where the participative activities will take place (marriages, ritual, class on cigar rolling and other activities), access to these capacities will be limited, thus it will be required to present the corresponding ticket.

Inscriptions for the 16th Habanos Festival activities for individual participants will be open at our website from January 13th, 2014.

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