OCTOBER 14-18 | HAVANA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTER 

CULINARIA 2019  

FESTIVAL CULINARIO INTERNACIONAL | LA COCINA | IDENTIDAD Y PATRIMONIO CULTURAL
VII FESTIVAL CULINARIO INTERNACIONAL

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INVITATION

DEAR COLLEAGUES AND FRIENDS:

 

 

To professionals and culinary students, bartenders, sommeliers. To good food lovers, gourmets, directors and managers of hotels and restaurants, executives, shipping companies and aviation. 

To entrepreneurs and enterprises linked to culinary and gastronomic science and art, specialized press, publishing houses, and travelers in general. To all of you, we are pleased to invite you to this Gran Festival, which will be held from October 14th to 18 th, 2019, at the Havana International Conference Center, Cuba.

 

This mind-blowing Festival is aimed at bringing professionals and students together to exchange up-to-date experiences and prospects on food, as well as market trends to attain the best satisfaction. All concatenated with practical demonstrations with the national cuisine characteristics. 

The official program of the Festival includes: Master Classes, Workshop, Culinary Hall, Bartender Show, Sommelier Meeting and Fair-Related Exhibition. 

In like with rich culinary knowledge, participants will be able to enjoy all historical temptations and the natural and architectonical beauties of the Cuban capital Havana in its 500th Anniversary.  There will be also a special program for students, including: master classes taught by the most world-famous Chefs. 

This international event is geared to building a friendship-brotherhood bridge among the peoples, and will make it possible to enjoy the beauties of Havana. The Cubans´ warm hospitality through special programs and tourist options. 

 

 

 

We will be looking forward to you in Havana, Cuba 

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

 

CONFERENCE FEE

all prices are in US dollars

DELEGATES                              $ 300.00 USD

STUDENTS                               $  80.00 USD

ACCOMPANYING PERSON           $ 100.00 USD

PLEASE SUBMIT THE REGISTRATION FORM VIA EMAIL 

provided by

INVICTA Group Services

DOCUMENTATION

To satisfy regulations in both Cuba and the United States, you will need to carry the following documentation. These documents will be given to you by INVICTA GROUP SERVICES:

  • CUBAN VISA (TOURIST CARD)

  • TRAVEL AFFIDAVIT

  • LETTER OF AUTHORIZATION from INVICTA GROUP SERVICES stating that you are traveling under one of the approved categories

 

all travelers

TRAVEL CATEGORY

CUBA TRAVEL AFFIDAVIT - GENERAL/SPECIFIC LICENSES

5. PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS OR CONFERENCES 515.564 (b)

I am a full-time professional whose travel transactions are directly related to attending a professional meeting or conference in Cuba, which directly relates to my profession, professional background or area of expertise, including are of graduate level full-time study; for which the purpose of the meeting or conference is not to promote tourism in Cuba and whose schedule of activities does not include free time or recreation in excess of that consistent with a full time schedule of attendance at professional meetings or conferences.

 

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ALL US PAYMENTS

All the fees here are presented in the Cuban Peso Convertible (CUC), the official currency in Cuba, which exchange rate correspond to approximately to 1.00 CUC for US $ 1.00 if payment is made in the US, via  INVICTA Group Services. All hotel fees must be paid in advance before congress. 

 

Those people interested in paying all registration fees in Cuba, must make it at the right moment of the registration at the Havana International Conference Center, by using the official circulating currency in Cuba 1.00 CUC for US$ 0, 8685.

 

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

Issue closely related to traditional and contemporary cuisines.

 

ISSUES

  • Eco-Cuisine

  • Havana´s culinary traditions

  • Healthy diet

  • Influence of Culinary Culture for people´s development

  • Food sustainability

  • Nutritious Food

  • Other issues related to culinary subjects

 

 

MODALITIES

  • Presentations

  • Lectures

  • Posters

 

 

SUBMISSION OF FULL PAPERS

Full papers must not exceed ten (10) sheets of paper and accompanied with an Abstract (not exceeding 300 words). They must be submitted in digital format, and include the follows: title of paper, author’s full name, country and e-mail.

 

 

CULINARY ROOM

  • Issues

  • National cuisines and their identities.

  • Art of Cooking

 

 

MODALITIES

Participants may exhibit national courses including pastry and bread making presentations (team or individual) in order to participate in this presentation either state-run or private institutions will have the possibility to be represented by up to five (5) members.

Bartenders interested in this subject will have the possibility of making their presentations about domestic and international cocktails.

Sommeliers will make a demonstration of their abilities and knowledge about the arresting world of wines as essential complement of the Haute Cuisine.

 

SUBMISSION OF

FULL PAPERS 

Full papers must not exceed ten (10) sheets of paper and accompanied with an Abstract (not exceeding 300 words). They must be submitted in digital format, and include the follows: title of paper, author’s full name, country and e-mail.

FAIR-RELATED

EXHIBITION

The Festival will have an area for the assembly of Modular Stand or Free Design Stand, where all interested people in marketing and exhibiting their products, equipment, services, publications and other issues related to gastronomy will be able to participate, regardless of their country of origin.

 

This event provides all companies and interested parties with the excellent business openings, in order to introduce all products into the market through exhibitions, tasting launching, lectures, as well as other modalities

 

Registration will include the follows:

  • Credential

  • Documents of the event

  • Diploma or Certificate

ORGANIZING

COMMITTEE

Chef Eddy Fernández Monte

PRESIDENT

 

Chef Carlos Otero Pérez  & Chef Odlavin Castellanos Castillo

VICE PRESIDENTS

Lic. Lucy Cañada Paula

SECRETARY

Lic. Migdalia Luna Cisneros

OPC

SPONSORS

Federación de Asociaciones Culinarias de la República de Cuba

Ministerio del Comercio Interior

Ministerio del Turismo

Ministerio de la Pesca

Ministerio de la Industria Alimenticia

Ministerio de Cultura

Ministerio de Salud Pública

Buró de Convenciones de Cuba

Asociación Mundial de Sociedades de Chefs (WORLDCHEFS)

Asociación de Restauradores Gastronómicos de Las Américas y del Mundo AREGALA

GENERAL PROGRAM      CULINARIA2019

Registration

 

Opening of the Fair-Related Exhibition

 

Welcoming Cocktail

 

 

Opening of Culinary Festival

 

Master LECTURES

 

Special Speeches

 

Exhibition of products

 

Workshops and Tasting

 

 

Demo classes, presentation of national cuisines and demonstration of Sommeliers

 

 

Presentation and launching of products from different companies

 

 

CULINARY WORKSHOP on Cuban cuisine

 

Exhibitions of students of culinary schools, children and teenagers linked to culinary schools, children and teenagers linked to culinary special interests, schools, bartenders Fashion Show related to Gastronomy

 

Closing Ceremony

 

Visit to Varadero

MONDAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY

 

THURSDAY

 

FRIDAY

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OFFICIAL ACCOMMODATIONS                                                  LA HABANA  CUBA

INVICTA Group Services is an official tour operator agent for the Gran Culinary Festival in Cuba and will be offering special reduced rates for accommodation and tours in collaboration with HavanaTur Eventos the official agent of the event in Cuba.

 

In order to benefit from the special condition, please book via us with by sending us via email the accommodation form 

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 IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARTICIPANTS

CUBA´S CUSTOMS RULES

In order to enter into and departure from Cuba, an individual will be needed a six-month validity Passport, tourist card or visa and a round-trip ticket. Upon arriving in Cuba, José Martí´s airport immigration officials will request passport, round-trip ticket and tourist card or visa.

 

TOURIST CARD OR VISA

It is mandatory to hold a tourist card or visa to enter into Cuba. Upon buying your round-trip ticket, you must request the travel agency or the Cuban diplomatic representation based in your country the tourist card or visa in order to enter into Cuba. Visa for Cuba is valid for 30 days. Whether your stay in the Caribbean Island exceeded the respective 30 days, you should renew your tourist card or visa. This legal procedure must be carried out at the available immigration offices of Cuban provinces´ capitals and must meet the following: a prior CUC tax payment in stamps which are available to buy at Metropolitan Bank branches.

 

MEDICAL INSURANCE

The Cuban government demands a Medical Travel Insurance covered by Medical Expenditures and valid for the whole stay period. All those paeople who are interested in travelling to Cuba are obliged to provide a Medical Insurance covering all medical expenditures in case of either a disease or accident.

 

OFFICIAL CURRENCY

The Cuban Convertible Pesos (CUC) is the official circulating currency in Cuba. It can be obtained upon arriving the country, at the airport, hotels, Banks and currency exchange offices (Cadecas). The exchangeable international currencies are: Euro, US and Canadian dollar, Sterling Pound, Swiss Francs, Mexican Pesos and Japanese Yen, in accordance with the current exchange rate.

 

CREDIT CARDS 

You can also use credit cards as VISA, MASTERCARD and CABAL, as long as they are not drawn from a U.S. bank.

 

SAFETY 

Cuba is a very safe nation.

 

WEATHER          

Cuba has a moderate sub-tropical weather. Havana and the western provinces have a chillier and nicer weather than in the Eastern region.

 

DRESSING CODE

It is advisable to wear cotton-made clothes.

 

ELECTRIC POWER

The electric current generally works to 110 V/60 Hz.

MOBILE PHONES AND INTERNET USE

  • ROAMING                                                                   

http://www.etecsa.cu/telefonia_movil/roaming/

  • SERVICE CONTRACT WITH CUBACELL                          

http://www.etecsa.cu/telefonia_movil/contratacion_y_activacion/

 

  • Countries and operators with SMS HUB contracts:

http://www.etecsa.cu/telefonia_movil/sms_hub/

 

  • INTERNET SERVICE CONNECTION

http://www.etecsa.cu/internet_conectividad/

 

  • WEB NAVATION ROOMS

http://www.etecsa.cu/internet_conectividad/salas_de_navegacion/

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