International Habano Festival Dedicated to Women
Havana, Cuba, Feb 17.- The role of women in the production and commercialization of cigars, will be among the topics of the XII International Habano Festival, which will be held from February 22 through the 26 at the Conventions Palace in Havana.
Among the planned activities is the presentation of the documentaries “Con el toque de la chaveta” (At the touch of the switchblade) and “Mujeres, Cohíba y Habanos" (Women, Cohiba and Habanos), by women directors Pamela Sport and Niurka Pérez, respectively.
For this new edition,the organizers will pay tribute to renowned brands Cohiba and Romeo and Juliet, Jose Antonio Candia, public relations specialist Habanos SA,, told ACN news agency.
Candia said that the program comprises among its activities the visits to tobacco plantations and rolled cigar factories, workshops, tastings and pairings, the contest Habanosommelier and master classes on cigar rolling.
The Trade Fair of the Habano Festival will take place simultaneously, which will present products related to tobacco farming, machinery, handicrafts, paintings, items for smokers and Gourmet products.
There will also be a keynote speech by Simon Chase, a specialist and a member of the Hunter and Frankau Company, on how to identify the age of the boxes of Habanos.Reports from the organizing committee forecast the attendance of almost 1 000 people from over 70 countries to enjoy, exclusively, the new cigar bands that Habanos SA will launch into the market later this year.
Despite the effect of the current international financial crisis, the preference for Cuban cigars remains, said Manuel Garcia, director of Habanos SA. (ACN)
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Source: Radio Cadena Agramonte