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Cusqueña brand received the “Benjamín Roca Muelle” prize from CANATUR (Translation)

30 November 2011

- The presentation took place last Friday, November 25th, within the framework of the 40-year celebration of institutional life of CANATUR

Lima, November 28th, 2011 - Cusqueña beer, Backus' premium brand, was awarded last Friday with the "Benjamín Roca Muelle" prize by the Cámara Nacional de Turismo. This important prize is awarded to companies and institutions that have contributed to the development and the strengthening of the touristic sector. 

It is worth mentioning that Cusqueña beer was chosen unanimously by the former presidents of CANATUR, who make the Advisory Council. Cusqueña brand received the prize in the category "Company that doesn't belong to the touristic sector but promotes touristic attractions."

The ceremony took place last Friday in the Convention Center of the Atlantic City, with a dinner party. Important figures of the touristic and the business sector were present in the ceremony. Also, the Ministry of Foreign Commerce and Tourism, José Luis Silva Martinot, was there among other governmental officials.

As it is well known, Cusqueña brand has been developing initiatives in the spreading of tourism through the promotion of culture, opening new spaces for social inclusion, like the contest "Heirs of our magic," which was launched recently by Cusqueña, with the support of Backus and the Ministry of Foreign Commerce and Tourism. This activity, that involves making artistic representations of the Kero cup, constitutes an opportunity for the Peruvian people to show their talent and passion, feeling proud of their origins and opening the doors of Peru to the world.

From Backus, Javier Neyra, Manager of Cusqueña brand and Felipe Cantuarias, Vice-president of Backus, received the prize. Felipe Cantuarias mentioned, "We gladly receive this recognition to Cusqueña brand, which has put every effort promoting the arts and culture in our country, especially during this year, celebrating 100 years of the discovery of the Machu Picchu to the world."
Let's remember that Cusqueña beer has supported several activities in the framework of the 100-year celebration of the discovery of the Incan citadel. Among them, the publication of the book "Machu Picchu: Canto de Piedra" from the renown Peruvian photographer Walter Wust, the same one who recently has managed to join, the biggest North American company in e-commerce, which will allow him to be at everybody's disposal.

All these actions reflect the big commitment that the brand has with the promotion of tourism through the constant support to the Peruvian culture.

About Cusqueña

Cusqueña beer transmits the millennial heritage of the Incas, because is created with the same talent, passion and attention to detail with which the Incas made their work to be admired by the whole world. Cusqueña is the national premium beer from the Backus portfolio, made 100% with barley and Saaz hop, the world's finest.


The Cámara Nacional de Turismo del Perú CANATUR was established on January 28th, 1971, under the modality of civil apolitical non profit association, gathering institutions, organisations, companies and people carrying out activities related with the tourism in Peru. Also, it carries out its purpose contributing to the economical and social development of the country, promoting internal and inbound tourism, clarifying consultations and giving opinions. It also helps its associates providing them with reliable and updated statistics which allow them to make efficient business decisions and it also gives advice when asked by an associate. 

For more information, please contact:
Cecilia Quevedo
Comunicaciones Externas Backus - 3113000
Yohana Medina-Lorena Oviedo
LLORENTE & CUENCA - 222-9491 Anexo 235

This SABMiller subsidiary news release has been translated from its local market language to English language for publication on We have attempted to provide an accurate translation of the original material but due to the difficulties of translation slight differences may exist.

Note, the news release was first published in its local market on [28/11/2011].

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