Organised by the Society for World Interbank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT), Sibos is recognised globally as best-in-class in both the financial and B2B events communities.
Every year, it brings together thousands of business leaders, decision makers and topic experts from a range of financial institutions, market infrastructures, multinational corporations and technology partners. Hosted in a different city each year, it started out as a banking operations seminar in 1978 and has since grown into the premier business forum for the global financial community to debate and collaborate in areas of payments, securities, cash management and trade.
In 2019, for the first time, Sibos was hosted in London at ExCeL. It was the biggest Sibos event ever, with a record-breaking number of delegates.
One of the key aims was to make Sibos 2019 the biggest ever, and attract more exhibitors and more delegates, using London – one of the world’s major financial centres and a hotbed of innovation – as one way of achieving it.
By blending conference and exhibition, Sibos sought to create a truly immersive experience, drawing delegates through a diverse and engaging environment. The conference focussed around the theme of “Thriving in a hyper-connected world”, through looking at enhancing digital eco-systems, leveraging data, keeping ahead of cyber-security threats and adopting to shifting geo-political and regulatory priorities.
Another integral aim of Sibos was to deliver an environmentally and socially responsible event, focussed around protecting the environment, caring for the community and promoting equality and diversity.
Over 11,000 visitors.
Delegates from 150 countries.
This was a gathering of thousands of people from a range of financial institutions, market infrastructures, multinational corporations and technology partners but with a difference.
There was a key focus on sustainability, not just in the event’s content – where on day four, the Spotlight stage examined how the financial industry can help the world address the huge challenges of climate risk, financial exclusion, safeguarding biodiversity and more – but in its delivery, too.
The team from ExCeL worked with Sibos to deliver on their Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.