The XXII edition of the Habano Festival will take place from 24 to 28 February next year, a traditional annual competition that brings together lovers of the best tobacco in the world: the Habano. The XXII edition of the Habano Festival will take place from 24 to 28 February next year, a traditional annual competition that brings together lovers of the best tobacco in the world: the Habano.

During the event, the main novelties of the year will be presented, in addition to maintaining their usual activities. The International Habanos World Challenge Competition is also planned, referring to the knowledge of this genuine export product from the Island and which is celebrating its third edition.

Precisely this year the company Habanos s.a., the main sponsor of the event, celebrates 25 years of foundation with important achievements, despite the arbitrary economic, commercial and financial blockade of the U.S. Government against the Greater Antilles, which prevents the sale of Cuban tobacco in the neighboring country.

World leader in the commercialization of Premium cigars (totally handmade), both in Cuba and in the world market, this company has an exclusive distribution network present in more than 160 countries of the five continents. This company, National Vanguard in union emulation, grew by 7% in 2018 compared to the previous year. It has a market share of 70 % in terms of units and 80 % in terms of values, excluding the USA.

According to sources of the Tabacuba Business Group, to which Habanos s.a. belongs, the Cuban tobacco branch achieved last year income for the country of 250 million dollars, while the proposal for 2019 is to enter more than 270 million. With 27 prestigious brands of cigars and more than 320 assortments, Habano, as Cuban tobacco is generically known, enjoys excellent health and prospects for expansion in the world market, agreed to point out Granma Inocente Núñez Blanco and Luis Sánchez-Harguindey Pardo de Vera, co-presidents of Habanos S.A.