In 1994 the Italian cat club, Associazione Nazionale Felina Italiana, organised a cat club seminar during which a meeting was held between the visiting heads of world cat organisations. Out of this grew the idea of a World Cat Congress ("WCC").
The purpose of the WCC is to promote better understanding and co-operation among the world's various cat associations in matters of mutual interest and concern. Following this, regular meetings took place and in 1999 a charter was drawn up and in 2001 a constitution was agreed.
The WCC emphasises the importance of international co-operation between cat organisations and to discuss topics such as veterinary matters, microchipping, breed presentations, cat legislation and feline welfare affecting all cat lovers, from the pedigree breeder to pet owners.
- Open shows
- Co-operation in registration
- Health in cats
- Legislation regarding cats
- Educational material
- Recognition of pedigrees
- Co-operation on show dates
- Fédération Internationale Féline - FIFe
- Cat Fanciers' Association - CFA
- The International Cat Association - TICA
- World Cat Federation - WCF
- Australian Cat Federation - ACF
- New Zealand Cat Fancy - NZCF
- Co-ordinating Cat Council of Australia - CCC of A
- Governing Council of the Cat Fancy, United Kingdom - GCCF
- Southern African Cat Council - SACC
- WCC - World Cat Congress