PIPA made another trip to China at the end of November to visit the pigeon exhibitions of Langfang and Wuhan and to meet several of our PIPA clients in person.
The AU organised their yearly convention in the Gulfcoast Homing Pigeon Club in the Sunshine State Florida. Their 103rd convention was a great success.
On the 26th of October PIPA organized its first public auction in Bergen (Norway). PIPA representative Fien Amez attended the auction and visited some local fanciers together with our Norwegian agent Lars Corneliussen.
During the weekend of 19 and 20 October, Nikolaas Gyselbrecht, CEO and founder of PIPA, was invited by his friend Mr. Florea Sorin to come to Bucharest. The reason for this visit: support Mr. Sorin's candidacy for president of the FCPR and select offspring for Mr. Sorin's future auction on PIPA and discuss about more business plans.
At the beginning of 2013 I was invited by the Northern Jutland pigeon club in Hjørring (Denmark) to come over in October and talk about my life as a pigeon fancier. This happened during the weekend of 12 October.
For the last two days Jan Hooymans was on a short trip to Romania, to visit his good friend Florea Sorin.
Naar jaarlijkse gewoonte trokken Nikolaas Gyselbrecht en Luna Lai samen door China om een aantal belangrijke Chinese klanten te bezoeken. Deze keer werden ze vergezeld door Annekatrien Vinck en Chonin Kuo, beiden nieuw bij PIPA en dolenthousiast om bij te leren over de duivensport in China.
PIPA was invited by Mr. Tian Feng & his partner Mr. Liu Ye Xin, for the auction they organised of Mr. Leo Heremans. Mr. Tian & Mr. Liu are working with Lorenzo Van Russel. PIPA had nothing to do with the business side, but was invited as guest of honour. Nikolaas represented PIPA and flew together with Mr. Leo Heremans, his daughter Tamara and son-in-law Tommy and Lorenzo and Giovanni Van ...
In July PIPA visited Ireland as we realise their contribution to the sport and the excellent lofts with outstanding pigeons that perform under extreme conditions. It was amazing to learn that their old and young birds have to cross two oceans on middle and long distance races before they reach the safety of their lofts.
Last week PIPA visited Batenburg - van de Merwe, one of the best long distance racers in the world.