Registration is now open for national and international cigar lovers interested in participating in the upcoming annual PROCIGAR 2016 Festival. This year the festival will feature three venues: the city of Santiago, the country’s second largest city; La Romana and Punta Cana, both situated in the country’s easternmost region. The festival will take place from February 21-26, and is organized by the Cigar Manufacturers Association of the Dominican Republic (PROCIGAR). The Dominican Republic is a world leader in the production and export of cigars and cigarettes.
The festival brings together business, education, entertainment, and the possibility of enjoying the world’s most famous premium brands of tobacco. The annual event is organized by the Cigar Manufacturers Association of the Dominican Republic (PROCIGAR).
In the city of La Romana, on the country’s eastern region and home to the internally famous Casa de Campo Resort, all activities will be organized by Cigar Country Tours.
In Santiago, also known as the Cigar Capital of the World, participants will receive detailed tours of some of the world’s top cigar factories situated in the area, such as: give intimate look at fields of snuff and cigar factories as General Cigar, Davidoff, Quesada Cigarros, La Aurora, De Los Reyes Cigars, the Dominican “Tabacalera La Alianza-EP Carrillo” company, La Flor Dominicana and Tabacalera Palma.
Golf and Much More
The festival program will also include golf, adventure tours on board a catamaran on the country’s north coast, seminars and guided tours.
One of the most important festival attractions will be the face-to-face meetings they will have with local tobacco manufacturers.
Charity Poker Event
For a fifth consecutive year participants will have the opportunity of enjoying the festival’s Procigar Poker Game, a charity event whose profits will be donated to the local St. Vincent de Paul Hospice, a retirement home for low-income seniors, to the Volunteers Jesus with the Children, a non-profit organization for sick children.
The D.R. Exports More than 240 Million Units of Tobacco Annually
The Dominican Republic is the world’s largest exporter of handmade cigars. Local brands are sold in more than 160 countries.
Currently, more than 240 million handmade units are produced locally and more than four billion are machine-made.