Promoting Harmony in the Cat Fancy


Royal Canin Encyclopedia

Royal Canin Encyclopedia

The World Cat Congress has collaborated with Royal Canin in the production of a new Cat Encyclopaedia that was launched at the Royal Canin “internation Cat Breeders Convention” in La Grande Motte, France in June this year.

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WCC Annual Meeting 2018

Preliminary information regarding the 2018 meeting has been published


WCC Annual Meeting 2017

The minutes of the 2017 annual meeting held in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA have been published and may be viewed online or downloaded for viewing off-line.

A full report of this meeting will be published shortly.



The World Cat Federation is suspended from the activities of the World Cat Congress as a result of breaching its Constitution.

This suspension is effective from the close of this year’s Annual Meeting until the close of the 2018 Meeting.

They were also instructed to remove the logo of the Congress from their web site for this period.

This suspension does not affect the activities of the World Cat Congress judges and show managers.

World Cat Congress

Welcome to the World Cat Congress

The World Cat Congress was established to promote better understanding and co-operation among the world's major cat associations in matters of mutual interest and concern such as cat legislation and feline welfare which affects all cat lovers, from the pedigree breeder to the pet owner.

Here you will find the following:

  • UAn introduction to the World Cat Congress
  • UOur purpose and aim
  • UDetails of the Member Organisations
  • UDetails of the Governing Body and its officers
  • UThe World Cat Congress Constitution
  • UReports on annual World Cat Congress meetings
  • UItems of general interest
  • UMinutes of World Cat Congress Meetings
  • ULinks to member organisations and general interest sites

We hope you will find the site interesting and informative, if you have any comments, please address these to our secretary.

The World Cat Congress does not promote nor approve

the presence of wild feline species in connection with a cat show

World Cat Congress Members

The membership of the World Cat Congress is comprised of the world's major cat fancies.


World Cat Congress Officers

The Officers of the WCC shall be elected from among the delegates of the member organisations or shall be subject to appointment of suitably qualified persons by the delegates.

Eric Reijers

Eric Reijers

WCC President

Mr Eric Reijers was re-elected in 2017 as President for a two year period. Mr Reijers has been President since 2011 and also served previously as Vice-President of the WCC. He is the General Secretary of FIFe and an all breed FIFe judge. Mr Reijers, who comes from the Netherlands, now lives in the Czech Republic and breeds Cornish Rex under the prefix of NL*Pendragon.

Cheryl U’Ren

Cheryl U’Ren

WCC Vice-President

Cheryl U’Ren was re-elected in April 2016 for a period of two years. Mrs. U'Ren is currently the President of the CCCA, the Australian body where she has been active for many years. Mrs. U'Ren is an all-breed CCCA judge and also responsible for judge training in that body. She has been breeding Persians very successfully for many years.

Penny Bydlinski

Penny Bydlinski

WCC Secretary/Treasurer

The Secretary/Treasurer is Penny Bydlinski, former General Secretary of FIFe, who was re-appointed in April 2016 for a period of two years. Mrs. Bydlinski is also an international judge of the FIFe and has been the unofficial secretary of WCC since 1995. With the acceptance of the Charter in 1999, she was formally appointed as Secretary/Treasurer.


World Cat Congress

annual meeting 2018

The 2018 meeting of the World Cat Congress will be in Milan, Italy from 6th to 9th April, 2018

  • UNovotel Ca Grande
  • UViale Suzzani 13
  • U20162 Milan, Italy
  • UTel: (+39)02/641151 Fax: (+39)02/66101961
  • web site


  • UFriday, 6th April: Seminar and Open Meeting.
  • USaturday, 7th April. First day of FIFe Show.
  • USunday, 8th April, Second day day of FIFe Show.
  • UMonday, 9th April, WCC Business Meeting (observers are welcome).

For further information, please contact the WCC Secretary.