02 October 2019
Delegate numbers were up significantly on previous events, with in excess of 11,000 visitors and 300 exhibitors, the highest ever.
Organised by SWIFT, the Society for World Interbank Financial Telecommunications, its global community convened in London for the first time in the event’s history.
This result is testimony to London’s ability to deliver delegate and exhibitor uplift, with unrivalled accessibility and access to key markets.
Chantal Van Es, Head of Sibos, commented, “London is a global hub and we were proud to welcome thousands of delegates from more than 150 countries to the city for what proved to be an extremely successful and memorable Sibos. With over 11,000 delegates, hundreds of exhibitors and sessions packed with inspiring speakers, Sibos remains the place to be to shape financial services into the future.”
Speaking of this success, Jane Hague, Head of Business Development, Conferences & Events, at ExCeL London commented, “This has been an unprecedented event for Sibos, and we are so proud to have been the host venue. In our bid, we built a strong case for London, garnering support from the city’s financial, technology and business tourism communities, which led to our success in being selected for 2019. To see this come to fruition and deliver record-breaking numbers is just incredible and is testimony to London’s position as a world-leading events destination.”
Events hosted at ExCeL experience an average 20% uplift in visitors, compared to events hosted in other European cities.