Zoe Nocedo Primo
If there's anyone who knows everything about habanos, it's Zoe Nocedo Primo.
She's the director of Museo del Habano, a specialist in Social Sciences, Professor at the Habano's Academy, and the Habanos Sommelier Training Course Coordinator.
Thanks to her extensive knowledge of museology, cultural heritage and habanos culture, she's been invited to speak all over the world: in Mexico, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, and now in Curacao.
Ivonne de la Puente del Sol
Ivonne is a Pairing Specialist of Coffee, Tobacco
Chocolate and Rum. She's also a Professor of the Association of Cuban Bartenders
She will be in charge of the Masterclass and the programming of Pairing and Tasting at Habanos Caribbean Fest.
José Ernesto Aguilera Reina
This self-taught craftsman, goldsmith and designer from Cuba is internationally renowned for his humidors. His work has been shown at art galleries in France, Italy, United States, Russia, Germany, Mexico, United Kingdom, and other countries.
He is currently the Project leader of Humidors Habano and has been participating in the auctions held at the Habanos Festival for over a decade and managed to raise more than $3,000,000 for the Cuban Public Health System.
These legends of the "Era del Swing" have over 40 years of experience in the music business. Their music is a fusion of different Cuban genres. After visiting 43 countries, we are proud to announce that they'll be performing this year for the first time in Curacao.
Member of Association for Cuban Bartenders and the International Bartender Association, He is a bartender since 2013 at the Habano Festival and currently the Chief of the Brigade at Cohiba Atmosphere.
Heathcott is the Director of Cuba Films and Cuba Medios and is accredited to the International Press Centers in Havana and Washington D.C.
For the past two years, Heathcott has served as the auctioneer at the prestigious Gala Dinner on the final evening of the Habano Festival in Havana, Cuba. In 2016, his first auction effort in Cuba, Heathcott raised a record amount of money for the Public Health System: €1.3 million. At this past February’s Gala, Heathcott surpassed that amount by raising another €1.7 million.
This year, he'll be the auctioneer of the Humidor Auction at Habanos Caribbean Fest.