March 20, 2015

Press release: Inauguration

March 20th, 2015

Today will be reminded as an important date to our organisation, since the FCI General Committee and the Mayor of Thuin have inaugurated the extension of the FCI offices.  To commemorate this event, the FCI has unveiled the sculpture offered to the City of Thuin, as a token of recognition of its rooting in Thuin in the long term and as a symbol of the particular attachment which both our federation and the city where its head office is located declare for our faithful friends, our dogs.

The FCI headquarters has been located in Thuin since 1954, which makes of this small Walloon city the World Capital of Dogs, proclaimed by the Mayor of Thuin in 2011, on the occasion of the FCI Centenary.

The Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI), created in 1911, is the largest canine organisation of the world, counting 90 members, distributed over the five continents. To make it short and to use an eloquent comparison, the FCI is to the world dog what the FIFA is to football.

Follow us on


Media contact
Marie Luna Durán
FCI Marketing and Public relations Manager
lunaduran.m@fci.be

FCI FACT SHEET

The two visuals hereunder are exclusive print – numbered from 1 to 100 – offered by the FCI to its guests as a souvenir of the inauguration.  They were created in cooperation with Thuin’s Maison de l’Imprimerie.

 

© Luc de Blick.
The new FCI extension-building hosts, among others, a conference room, a library and a Museum.

© Luc De Blick
The sculpture offered by the FCI to the City of Thuin shows a Belgian Shepherd Dog - Malinois. Casted by the Belgian sculptor and founder Luc De Blick, will from now on have pride of place on FCI head office in Thuin, the World Capital of Dogs.

 

 
© Oleg Boshkov
Rafael de Santiago (FCI President) and the FCI General Committee with the sculpture representing A Belgian Shepherd Dog – Malinois. The sculpture, casted by the Belgian sculptor and founder Luc De Blick, will from now on have pride of place on FCI head office in Thuin, the World Capital of Dogs.

© Oleg Boshkov
Rafael de Santiago (FCI President) and the FCI General Committee with the sculpture representing A Belgian Shepherd Dog – Malinois. The sculpture, casted by the Belgian sculptor and founder Luc De Blick, will from now on have pride of place on FCI head office in Thuin, the World Capital of Dogs.

 

© Oleg Boshkov
Rafael de Santiago (FCI President) and the FCI General Committee with the sculpture representing A Belgian Shepherd Dog – Malinois. The sculpture, casted by the Belgian sculptor and founder Luc De Blick, will from now on have pride of place on FCI head office in Thuin, the World Capital of Dogs.

© Oleg Boshkov
Rafael de Santiago (FCI President) and Paul Furlan (Mayor of Thuin), with the FCI General Committee during the ribbon-cutting ceremony on the occasion of the inauguration of the extended building at FCI headquarters in Thuin, on March 20th.

 

 

 

 
© Oleg Boshkov
The new FCI extension-building hosts, among others, a conference room, a library and a Museum.

© Oleg Boshkov
The new FCI extension-building hosts, among others, a conference room, a library and a Museum.

 

© Oleg Boshkov
The new FCI extension-building hosts, among others, a conference room, a library and a Museum.
© Oleg Boshkov
The new FCI extension-building hosts, among others, a conference room, a library and a Museum.
© Oleg Boshkov
The new FCI extension-building hosts, among others, a conference room, a library and a Museum.
© Oleg Boshkov
The new FCI extension-building hosts, among others, a conference room, a library and a Museum.

 
   
 

     

The FCI complies with GDPR legislation