Festival del Habano

Sunday, February 17th


10:00 hrs. - 16:00 hrs.


Monday, February 18th


09:00 hrs.-16:00 hrs.


10:00 hrs.-11:00 hrs.

Press Conference. (Room 4)

11:30 hrs.-17:00 hrs.

Habanos World Challenge preliminary contest. (Room 3)

14:00 hrs.

Trade Fair Opening

19:00 hrs.

Welcome Evening devoted to he 20th anniversary of the San Cristóbal de La Habana brand and, especially, to the 500th anniversary of the City of Havana.

Tuesday, February 19th


09:00-16:00 hrs.


07:00-17:00 hrs.

Visit to tobacco plantations in the Vuelta Abajo region in Pinar del Río.

Wednesday, February 20th


09:00-16:00 hrs.


09:00-09:45 hrs.

Opening of the International Seminar. (Room 4)

09:45-10:30 hrs.

Master Lecture: "Conference on the 5th Centenary Anniversary of the City of Havana and its ties to the Habano. Speaker: Dr. Eusebio Leal Spengler. (Room 4)

10:30-11:00 hrs.

Coffee break

11:00-12:15 hrs.

Master Class on rolling technique "Totalmente a mano" (Totally handmade). The making of a parejo-shaped cigar with a pigtail. Speaker: Miguel Bárzaga, Tobacco Industry Expert. (Room 1)

12:30-14:00 hrs.

Lunch. "El Bucán" Restaurant.

14:10-14:55 hrs.

Presentation of the book ‘Lo Llamaremos Cohiba 2’. Speaker: Dr. Adargelio Garrido de la Grana". (Room 4)

15:00-16:15 hrs.

Special Habano sampling. (Room 3)

16:30-17:30 hrs.

Alliance of Habanos with Ribera del Duero wines. (Room 1)

19:00 hrs.

Special Night dedicated to the Hoyo de Monterrey Gran Reserva Cosecha 2013. (With invitation only).

Thursday, February 21th


09:00-16:00 hrs.


09:00-12:00 hrs.

Visit to La Corona and Laguito factories

12:30-14:30 hrs.

Lunch at "El Bucán" Restaurant

14:40-15:50 hrs.

Speaker: José Rafa Malén, National President of the Association of Cuban Bartenders. (Room 1)

16:00-17:30 hrs.

Habanos Momments (From 3, 4 and 5). Invitation required

Friday, February 22th


09:00-13:00 hrs.


09:00-11:40 hrs.

Habanos World Challenge contest final. (Room 1)

12:15-13:00 hrs.

Closing of the Seminar and Trade Fair. Awarding Ceremony: Best stand by categories and Winner of the Habanos World Challenge Contest. (Room 4)

14:00-15:00 hrs.

Farewell Lunch. "El Bucán" Restaurant

19:00 hrs.

Gala Evening dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of the Trinidad Brand. Humidor Auction. PABEXPO Room C. (With invitation only)


Due to the actual capacity of the halls where the activities of participation will take place (pairings, cigar-rolling class, etc.), the access to these rooms will be limited and it will be possible by presentation of the corresponding ticket only..