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The 9th International Cigar Festival will take place in Havana, from February 26th to March 2nd. This event aims at fostering a wide exchange of experiences, products and ideas, besides providing delight to the people.

An official statement issued by Habanos S.A. International Corporation informed in Havana that this encounter will include a Commercial Fair, Habanos Armagnac's Award, Habanosommelier contest and the launching of the product line Cohiba Maduro.

Thousands of businessmen, tobacco consumers and experts from all over the world will attend this encounter, considered to be the best in the world regarding the hand-made tobacco type Premium.

There is only another event of this kind that takes place in Las Vegas, USA (Big Smoke, or Gran Fumada), but it is not as good as the one celebrated in the Caribbean Island, since it cant present the Cuban tobacco, due to the restrictions imposed by the US government against the Antillean nation.

The calling for the meeting made by Habanos S. A. is addressed to exclusive distributors, managers of Habanos Houses, executives, entrepreneurs, producers and traders, tobacco industries, suppliers, artisans, collectors and smokers in general.

Subscribed by the Habanos S.A. co-chairs, the Cuban Oscar Basulto, and the Spanish Buenaventura Jiménez, the official statement highlights, in its ninth edition, the relevance of Montecristo, one of brands most sold in the world.

It also includes in the program visits to tobacco plantations at San Juan y Martínez, located in Pinar del Rio, the most Western Cuban province and the richest of all as for the aromatic leaf.

The participants will also have the opportunity to visit"El Laguito" tobacco factory, that produces the brands Cohiba and H.Upmann, known internationally. Besides, there will be an activity celebrating the distributor's night.

The International Seminar has programmed a lecture taught by Habanos S.A.'s commercial vice-president, Manuel García, based on the company's main results achieved in 2006.

The Festival also includes the presentation of new products for 2007, and different lectures on the 10th Anniversary of "Vegas Robaina", the 70th Anniversary of the Tobacco Experimental Station, and a dissertation entitled Music, Arts and Cigars, by the Cuban musician Harold Gramatges, among other activities

Source: Cubarte

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