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PIPA visits Romania (October 2013)

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.

What at first was a broker-buyer relationship has turned into a beautiful friendship in a relative short period of time. As from 2014, Team Colors (Mr. Sorin's loft) and PIPA Elite Center (headed by Nikolaas Gyselbrecht) have plans to collaborate.


Mr. Florea Sorin and Nikolaas Gyselbrecht

Nikolaas Gyselbrecht has held thousands of exceptional up to now, both from Belgium and Holland as well as from the rest of the world. Nevertheless, he was impressed by the quality of the birds owned by Mr. Sorin. He stated publicly that Mr. Sorin has one of the most valuable breeding lofts in Europe at the moment. Mr. Sorin currently now houses pigeons descending from the following lines: Alfons Klaas , Klaus Stieneker, Herman Beverdam, Marcel Sangers, Diego Wouters, Braad-de Joode, Erik Limbourg, Eros Carboni, Dr.Brockamp and many more. In addition, he also acquired direct offspring from pigeons bred by Jan Hooymans, Gerard Koopman, Peter Veenstra, Chris Hebberecht, Gaby Vandenabeele, the Janssen brothers, Dirk Van Dijck, Ad Schaerlaekens, Mark van den Berg, Batenburg-van de Merwe, Gaston van de Wouwer and Freddy and Jacques Vandenheede. Furthermore, one of the most valuable colonies of De Rauw-Sablon birds are housed at Mr. Sorin's lofts in Bucharest! Nikolaas Gyselbrecht states that Mr. Sorin was one of the best clients of PIPA in 2012 and 2013.

Mr. Sorin's candidacy for president of the FCPR strikes Nikolaas as something obvious. He stressed that Romania needs a strong president who has a strong character and many financial means, and especially one who maintains good relationships with fanciers from Western Europe. He also tried to explain that Romania needs to find a solution in which the three current federations can coexist, abiding by the same rules which are inspired by the FCI regulations. Given the friendschip between Mr. Sorin and Nikolaas Gyselbrecht and once Mr. Sorin is elected president of the FCPR, PIPA will hold a charity auction each year, the proceeds of which will be donated fully to help support fanciers of the FCPR by investing in transport, new clocks, refurbished offices, technology, etc. For this auction the greatest champions of Europe, good friends of Nikolaas and Mr. Sorin, will each donate two to three pigeons.

Nikolaas's website has now been up and running for ten years. It is the largest pigeon website in the world with over 100,000 visitors a day, meaning it is currently the 3rd most visited site in Belgium, after two mobile sites. He has successful clients and friends around the world and is familiar with pigeon racing in Europe, China, Japan etc. He definitely knows what he is saying when his friend Florea Sorin is the best candidate for the presidency of the FCPR!