Friday, November 15th


5:30 - 9:30 PM
Big Smoke Evening (Event Center AB)

  •  5:30 PM  VIP & All-Access Entry
  •  6:30 PM  General Admission Entry



Saturday, November 16th


9:00 - 9:30 AM 
Intro & Cigar Aficionado’s Top 3 Cigars of 2018: Cigar #3 (Event Center C)

The Wise Man Maduro Robusto, Nicaragua

  • Nick Melillo, Foundation Cigar Co


9:30 - 10:00 AM
Power Tobacco  (Event Center C)

Ligero: the most powerful tobacco type. Three noteworthy tobacco men discuss growing and blending this extraordinary varietal.


10:00 - 10:20 AM
Cigar Aficionado’s Top 3 Cigars of 2018: Cigar #2 (Event Center C)

My Father La Opulencia Toro, Nicaragua

The Garcia Family, My Father Cigars


10:20 - 10:50 AM
Investing in Cuban Cigars (Event Center C)

Learn how to build a Cuban cigar collection and invest in cigars that appreciate in value.

  • Rob Fox of JJ Fox London


10:50 - 11:10 AM
Cigar Aficionado’s Top 3 Cigars of 2018: Cigar #1 (Event Center C)

E.P. Carrillo Encore Majestic, Dominican Republic

Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, EPC Cigar Co


11:10 - 11:40 AM
Women in Cigars (Event Center C)

A discussion by prominent women in the cigar business featuring:

  • Cynthia Fuente-Suarez of Arturo Fuente
  • Ines Lorenzo-Gomez of La Flor Dominicana
  • Lissette Perez-Carrillo of  EPC Cigar Co.


11:40 - 12:10 PM
Fighting the FDA

Today making cigars means fighting for your right to make cigars. Our experts discuss ways to help in the fight against FDA regulations and restrictions of premium cigars. Featuring:

  • Rocky Patel of Rocky Patel Premium Cigars
  • Glynn Loope of Cigar Rights of America.
  • Drew Newman of JC Newman Cigar Co.


12:15 - 2:30 PM
Lunch with Plascencia Cigars (Grand Ballroom)

Enjoy a delicious seated lunch and riveting game of Cigar Jeopardy hosted by Plasencia Cigars.


5:30 - 9:30 PM
Big Smoke Evening (Event Center AB)

  • 5:30 PM  VIP & All-Access Entry
  • 6:30 PM  General Admission Entry



Sunday, November 17th, 2019


9:30 - 10:15 AM
Cigar Lovers’ Breakfast (Grand Ballroom)

Nicole Brisson, Executive Chef and Partner at Locale, cooks up a delicious breakfast to pair with some of Oliva Cigars’ best smokes.


10:30 - 11:30 AM
Roll Your Own Cigar with Ventura Cigars (Event Center C)

Learn to roll a cigar like a pro with Michael Giannini, general manager and creative director of Ventura Cigars.


11:30 - 12:30 PM
Tasting Away in Tequilaville (Event Center C)

Learn why the agave-based spirits of Mexico are fast becoming a top choice for pairings with fine cigars from H. Upmann and Montecristo and Tequila provided by Tequila Cazadores.




Must be 21 or older to attend. Event sponsor reserves the right to refuse admission to any applicant.