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The FMPA Conference recently returned as a face-to-face event for the first time in four years. Hosted at Leicester City’s King Power Stadium, the event delivered a terrific education programme enjoyed by a full quota of delegates and trade exhibitors. With a noticeably younger wave of delegates from across all disciplines, it was encouraging to see such an enthusiastic and appreciative audience readily engaging with the speakers throughout the day.

There is no question that the FMPA Conference remains a firm fixture in the football calendar and we are therefore delighted to announce that the 2024 Conference and Awards are to return at the end of this season. The date has been set for the 23rd May 2024 which is highlighted on our forthcoming wall planner. Fortunately for everyone, this season is back on a normal footing which means our event will not collide with holidays this time round. The event structure will be a return to the traditional format of a single day education programme and an evening awards event with the venue to be announced.

Every year, a cohort of Conference programme contributors and speakers, as well as facilitators, combine to create an event that is relevant and of real value to our audience.

The FMPA are fortunate to have so many members who are prepared to offer support, commitment, and their valuable time to the association and this year was no exception. Every one of our members brought unique skills, experiences, and perspectives to the table and it is through their collective efforts that we were able to accomplish such a successful event.

I am certain that next year will be no exception.