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Sibos 2018

21st October 2018 @ 11:00 pm - 25th October 2018 @ 7:00 am BST


Sibos is the annual conference, exhibition and networking event organised by SWIFT for the financial industry.

What started out as a banking operations seminar in 1978, has grown into the premier business forum for the global financial community to debate and collaborate in the areas of payments, securities, cash management and trade.


Why attend?

For one week every year, Sibos brings together some 8,000 business leaders, decision makers and topic experts from a range of financial institutions, market infrastructures, multinational corporations and technology partners.

With hundreds of speakers and conference sessions, nearly 200 exhibitors, and multiple networking events, Sibos is the place to discuss business strategy, build networks and collectively shape the future of the financial industry.



Who are we?

Sibos is organised and facilitated by SWIFT, the global provider of secure financial messaging services. As the financial industry’s cooperative, SWIFT’s role is two-fold:

1SWIFT enables more than 10,000 financial institutions and corporations in 212 countries and territories to connect and exchange financial information securely and reliably.

2SWIFT also brings the financial community together to work collaboratively to shape market practice, define standards and debate issues of mutual interest. Sibos is SWIFT’s flagship event.




SWIFT’s Sibos team, currently headed by Chantal Van Es, works year-round to deliver the annual Sibos conference and exhibition, ensuring ongoing engagement with the global Sibos community.







As the world’s businesses and consumers migrate to the digital economy, banks and financial service providers are making their own transformational journeys, reappraising and reengineering their business models, service offerings and relationships with third parties.

Today, business executives rank asymmetric growth from platform-based business models and ecosystems as more important than mergers and acquisitions or organic growth (Accenture). Three of the top five firms based on market cap run platform-based businesses, and 14 of the 20 largest US non-tech firms have a digital dimension to business strategies (The Economist).

Many banks are already putting together strategies that reflect these shifts. They are developing new partnerships with clients and fellow service providers as they leverage new technologies – big data, AI, cloud, mobile and blockchain – to deliver new services in new ways. At the same time, the collaborative ethos of the digital economy can be seen in the way banks are leveraging industry platforms and infrastructures to meet common challenges and develop new customer propositions.

This can be seen in the rapid adoption of common utilities to meet compliance needs and develop standards-based platforms – including SWIFT’s KYC Registry and global payments innovation service. It is also driving the transformation of regional and national financial market infrastructures, with Australia for example launching an open real-time platform for payments service innovation (NPP) as well as pioneering the use of blockchain in the post-trade securities sector.

The ‘Enabling the digital economy’ theme will be represented by four sub-themes that will run through the week across the whole Sibos 2018 conference:

  • How data, AI and robotics are driving service innovation and business model renewal
  • New paradigms and technologies for information sharing to tackle financial crime
  • Tackling the widening cybersecurity challenge in the digital economy
  • Adapting to evolving geopolitical and regulatory priorities


21st October 2018 @ 11:00 pm
25th October 2018 @ 7:00 am
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International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney
14 Darling Drive
Sydney,NSW 2000
+61 2 9215 7100


+32 2 655 3324