SCI’s 11 Chapters on the Iberian Peninsula (Andorra, Spain and Portugal) in Europe congregated in Madrid end of February to show at the CINEGETICA Hunt Fair held at IFEMA Show Grounds. Besides explaining their respective programs and activities to interested visitors, they made many new members and friends. Highlight was the “CINEGETICA/SCI” gala dinner and fundraiser, on Saturday with nearly 200 attendees (on a day that Real Madrid was playing…Wow!). The next CINEGETICA is in Madrid from February 27 to March 2, 2014.
SCI’s strategic partner for membership and chapter growth for the Spanish and Portuguese language countries is Cega Multimedia in Madrid, Spain. They publish the largest Spanish language hunting magazine, Caza y Safaris; the largest Portuguese hunting magazine, Calibre 12, own the largest Spanish hunting Internet platform, WONKE, and are 50% partners of Expo-CINEGETICA, organizers of the largest hunt show on the Iberian Peninsula. SCI Regional Representative Europe, Norbert Ullmann, center, thanked the entire team of Cega Multmedia for the excellent cooperation with SCI.
During the CINEGETICA Hunt Show in Madrid, Spain, the Iberian SCI Chapters and Expo-CINEGETICA, organized a gala dinner with a fundraiser-auction. Before, however, SCI President John S. Whipple, second from left, and Regional Representative Europe, Norbert Ullmann, right, handed out thank you plaques to honor SCI’s strategic partners in Spain. Shown on the photo is recipient Antonio Mata Huete, left, CEO of Caza y Safaris, the leading Spanish language hunting magazine.
End of February the largest hunting show on the Iberian Peninsula opened its doors: CINEGETICA. The official ribbon cutting ceremony was done by the honorary huests of the event, Andrés Gutierrez Lara, President of the Royal Spanish Hunters Federation, fourth from left, and SCI President John S. Whipple, second from right.