Back in June 2013 the FIA hosted its first sports conference. It convened, fittingly, at Goodwood during the build-up to the Festival of Speed.
The objective was the development and promotion of motorsport in all FIA regions, both topics that were to feature prominently in president Jean Todt's re-election manifesto later that year. It can be no coincidence that the FIA's global membership bought into his vision, and Todt was returned unopposed in October.
The next edition, held in Munich, introduced development, and educational opportunities for the FIA's sporting communities. Also included was the Sport MotorEx forum, which enabled motorsport's commercial network to reach out to the FIA community.