Puro Sabor, the annual festival put on by the Nicaraguan Chamber of Tobacco (CNT) didn’t happen in person due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it is happening in a virtual format. The organization has announced that it will launch a series of virtual events on March 15 that will offer free sessions with experts and Nicaraguan cigar manufacturers.
“The Nicaraguan cigar industry is once again opening the doors of its factories, but this time in an innovative digital format,” said Claudio Sgroi, president of the Nicaraguan Chamber of Tobacco. “Visitors will be able to virtually join Nicaragua’s most important tobacco producers and cigar manufacturers.”
The event is being presented by Light ’em Up World, a European-based digital platform focused on cigars that Sgroi called “an ideal partner to launch and host the Virtual Nicaraguan Cigar Festival.”
A series of master classes, panel discussions and round tables will begin on March 15, and will cover 11 topics, ranging from growing tobacco to blending, production and marketing, as well as sessions that focus on technology and innovation in the cigar industry as well as corporate social responsibility.
All sessions will be moderated and hosted by Reinhard Pohorec of Light ’em Up World and Ra’ed Saqfelhait of The Leaf Master Dubai.
Registration for the event is required and is available on Light ’em Up World’s website.