The second Habanos Day held in Russia took place on Thursday, November 18th, 2010 in the Baltschug Kempinski Hotel in Moscow.
During the daytime, over 80 professionals of the cigar business participated in the seminars and lectures given by guest speakers, Eumelio Espino (Deputy Director of the Tobacco Institute of Cuba), Gonzalo Fernandez de Navarrete (Marketing Deputy Director of Habanos in Cuba), and Eric Steinbrunn (Courvoisier Brand Ambassador).
As well, over 11 media partners participated in the official press conference given by the representatives of Habanos in Russia and by the Marketing Deputy Director of Habanos, S.A.
The daytime activities came to an end with the Final of the Habanosommelier Contest, in which 4 participants competed for the possibility of representing the Russian Federation in the Habanosommelier Contest to be held during the XIII Habanos Festival in Havana, Cuba.
During the evening, 200 guests participated in the Gala Dinner, where the new Cohiba Behike line was presented for the first time in Russia. Guests enjoyed a gourmet dinner with drinks from Mondoro and Casillero del Diablo, followed by cognac from Couvoisier. As well, guests were offered Cohiba Robustos and Cohiba BHK 54 to smoke throughout the evening.
During this Gala Dinner, Cohiba videos and a newly-prepared laser show representing the Cohiba Behike were shown for the enjoyment of guests.
The evening’s lottery included gifts such as gift certificates from Land Rover and Uomo Collezione, a 4-day stay in the Ciragan Palace Kempinski in Turkey, a bottle of cognac from Courvoisier, a box of Cohiba BHK 56 cigars, a set of gold Cohiba cufflinks, and an all-expense-paid trip to the XIII Habanos Festival.
The evening ended with a Cuban musical show, with latin music and dances, making the night memorable for all.