It is a great event with many international participants in the FX market and with a chance to meet, listen & learn about current and future political, economic, technical & financial situations affecting specifically the FX market. FMLC has stayed true to the Forex market but has also added Fintech companies, card payment operations, public relations & even a guest spot for a Facebook presentation on trading & marketing related matters.
I can’t begin to emphasise how well I saw it received (with one minor exception). The organisers had moved the location about a mile (approx. 1.6 kms) north from the original site at The Grange Hotel to the The Brewery Conference Centre. A move I welcomed as last year it was evident from the number of people attending and the poor air-conditioning that FMLC was too big for that (former) venue. Speaking to the organisers, I understood about 1600 people were registered to attend – assuming say a 20% drop out, then some 1200 – 1300 attending would be pushing the limits, even for The Brewery. All this with the backdrop of hits companies had taken following the SNBomb in January...it was quite amazing... I always note upon entering (apart from the numbers) where participants & firms originated from. Obviously a lot of UK & Europeans but there were fewer Cypriots than before.
There were seemingly more from the U.S. and China plus a significant new showing amongst African companies. Israelis were again in good evidence, mainly tech & service companies but there appeared to be less from Asian countries outside China, notably Japan & the Indian sub-continent.
Next years event will be taking place on November 14-15th, 2016.
Editors note – Eddie has indicated that he is happy to share his personal views and recollections from the event in more detail with any readers who would like to know more and he can be reached at: