It was in 1993 when the first meeting of the Special Interest Group (SIG F.O.T.T. international) took place in Burgau (Germany). It was a group composed of 13 multidisciplinary and international members around Kay Coombes, who had all the same interest to share and develop their experiences and knowledge with the F.O.T.T. concept.

First they met once a year, but very soon they organized two meetings in Germany, Switzerland or Denmark. These meetings contained a practical and a business part and went over two days.