The Nicaraguan Chamber of Tobacco has made the decision to cancel the 2021 edition of its international tobacco festival, Puro Sabor. The event was scheduled to take place in January 2021.
“Our priority is the care we want to give to our people in the factories and to the people who would have visited us for the festival. The evolution of COVID-19 is still unpredictable, so we believe we have made the best decision. It is a responsible and conscious measure,” commented Claudio Sgroi, president of the Nicaraguan Chamber of Tobacco Growers. Sgroi is also president of Mombacho Cigars S.A.
Though there was a desire to hold Puro Sabor, the decision to cancel was made by all 28 members of the Nicaragua Chamber of Tobacco.
“The cancellation of the festival does not mean that we are inactive,” added Sgroi. “On the contrary, we are preparing for the next few months virtual factory tours and personalized virtual master classes with experts and manufacturers of the most prestigious Nicaraguan brands.”