FPCP came about as the result of the merging of two major high-energy physics events, the bi-annual Heavy Flavor Physics Conference (founded by Klaus Schubert) and the bi-annual International Conference on B Physics and CP Violation (founded by A.I.(Tony) Sanda).

In 2006, on the occasion of 20 years Heavy Flavor Conferences, Thomas Ruf (CERN) had put together some documentation on the first Conference (Heidelberg 1986) with a collection of pictures. Click on the link to see these historical documents.