Cat Fanciers of Finland’s 43rd International CFA show in Finland.
15.-16.4.2023 MESSUKESKUS, HELSINKI, FINLAND
6 ALLBREED RINGS – MAX 150 CATS
(BONUS: 2 x SSP rings for Kittens, Championships and Premierships)
Pam Delabar, Finland – AB, SSP Premierships / Saturday
Olga Grebneva, Ukraine – AB, SSP Championship / Saturday
Olga Korotonozhkina,Ukraine – AB, SSP Kittens / Saturday
Vicki Nye, USA – AB, SSP Premierships / Sunday
Peter Vanwonterghem, Belgium – AB, SSP Championships / Sunday
Yanina Vanwonterghem, Belgium – AB, SSP Kittens / Sunday
Messukeskus, Hall 7, Messuaukio 1, HELSINKI, FINLAND
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Saturday: Check in 8.00-9.00. | Judging & open for public: 9.30-18.00.
Sunday: Check in 8.00-9.00. | Judging & open for public: 9.00-17.00.
NOTE: You must stay at hall till end of advertised judging hours. CFF show is going to be part of the pet fairs and advertised opening hours are for public and exhibitors need to stay till end of the fairs.
Entry closing date is Sunday 9.4.2023 kello 18.00 at Finnish time or as soon as 150 cats are entered, whichever is sooner. According the CFA Show Rules every entered cat must be paid within 10 days of receipt or before the show, whichever is sooner. No cancellations allowed but it is possible to change or update cats information till entry closing date. Not entries by mail.
First entry: 70,00€ (inc. catalog)
Second entry from same owner: 65,00€
Additional entries from same owner: 50,00€
First household pet: 65,00€ (inc. catalog)
Additional household pet entries from same owner: 50,00€
Temporary registration number (TRN): 15,00€
Payment at the door: +10,00EUR
Double cage space for one cat or grooming space (65cm x 65cm): 20,00€
(limited number of spaces available, will be given based on entry time )
Marika Lahti | firstname.lastname@example.org
Cat Fanciers Finland is not responsible for misdirected or lost entries. It is the exhibitor’s responsibility to ensure receipt of entry by the Entry Clerk prior to the closing of the show. Please, enter your cat in time to avoid any problem
This is a non-vetted show, but vaccinations will be checked at check in, so bring your vaccination records with you. No kittens under 4 months of age will be allowed in the show hall. It is strongly advised that all cats or kittens entered or present in the show hall are inoculated before entry by a licensed veterinarian against feline panleukopenia, feline rhinotracheitis, calici viruses and rabies. It is recommended that cats and kittens be tested and found negative for FeLV. All claws of all entries must be clipped prior to benching.
Under current CFA show rules, show management reserves the right to have any cat showing signs of illness, disease or parasites removed from the show hall, in order to protect other cats in the show. De-clawed cats are not eligible for entry. All household pet entries over 8 months of age must be spayed or neutered. Finnish animal protection law requires cat must have litter box and water bowl all the time in cage.
Finland is having the same importing regulations as rest of the Europe. Check current importing regulations from Finnish Food Authority Ruokavirasto. It is owners responsebility to check all importing regulations and keep cats records updated.
HOTELS AND TRANSPORTATION
There are no specific show hotel. Lots of pet friendly hotels in close by area. Pasila train station (community trains!) other side of the show hall, which offers easy access from many locations.
Holiday Inn Helsinki-Expo | Link to hotel website
Holiday Inn is located right next to show hall. Pets accepted on request. Pet fee will be charged.
Original Sokos Hotel Tripla Helsinki | Link to hotel website
Hotel Tripla is located just couple minutes walk from show hall and easiest way to show hall goes through Pasila train station and tunnels. Pets accepted on request. Pet fee will be charged.
Scandic Pasila | Link to hotel website
Scandic Pasila is located less than 15 minutes walk from show hall, just couple minutes drive by car. Pets accepted on request. Pet fee will be charged.
Several other hotels close by area. Use booking.com to look for hotel alternatives. Use ”Helsingin Messukeskus” to your location on map to find close by hotels. Helsinki city center and Helsinki main railway station is just 10 minutes away by train.
Helsinki-Vantaa Airport hotels are located about 15 minutes drive from show hall. Estimated travel cost one way is 30-60 EUR depending on how many people will be travelling in taxi (max 8 persons) and prices also vary a bit between companies. Preordering taxi costs few euros extra. Hotel reception will help you with taxi arrangements.
Some taxi service contacts:
Kajon | https://www.kajon.fi/
Vantaan taksi | https://www.vantaantaksi.fi/
Kovanen | https://www.kovanen.com/
Lähitaksi | https://www.lahitaksi.fi/fi
Taksi Helsinki | https://taksihelsinki.fi
Benching requests will be limited to one per exhibitor and will be honered when possible. Please, no negative benching requests.
Club is only offereing a table space and you bring your own cage. Your cage must fit 65cm x 65cm space, otherwise you need to book double cage space. No more than one cat or two kittens may be benched in a single cage. Benching will be in rows.
There is litter available at the show hall but if you take the litter at show hall, you need to take it with you to home. It is not allowed to put cat litter in trash bins. We would recommend that you bring your own litter and take the litter back home and reuse it. This way we all support enviroment.
Limited number of chairs available. Ask from club officiers at show hall.
There is a parking fee at the parking house, but special parking fee for exhibitors still under negotiation. We will inform about prices in our extra info-letter couple days before the show.
There are many different fast food restaurants at Messukeskus. You are also allowed to use special exhibitor canteen at second floor close to main entrance door at Messukeskus.
CLERKS AND ASSISTANTS
Contact show manager
Kaisa Ylinenpää: email@example.com .
All entries in Championship (except Novice), Premiership (except Novice), registered Kittens, recorded Household Pets, and registered cats competing as Household Pets with an Household Pet color class prefix will be scored for CFA awards. Owners of cats/kittens without registration numbers can contact the entry clerk for a Temporary Registration Number.
For the well-being of clubs & participants CFA COVID-19 requirements & CFA recommended COVID-19 general practices will be in effect. www.cfa.org/covid-requirements . All attendees are expected to follow the CFA mandatory COVID-19 requirements and recommended general practices, local, county, national and event facility regulations. Regulations and guidelines are subject to change and will be communicated separately. No COVID-19 requirements currently apply in Finland.
Kaisa Ylinenpää | firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pauli Huhtaniemi | email@example.com
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