Networking opportunities at Sibos 2019

Networking plays a pivotal role at Sibos. The annual event provides you with unparalleled opportunities to catch up with your contacts and meet potential new business partners from around the world.

At Sibos 2018 in Sydney there were over 100,000 digital contact exchanges using the Sibos delegate smart badges, and many attendees say networking is their main motivation to attend the event each year.

There will be a wide range of networking opportunities at Sibos 2019, including new, targeted initiatives and a series of social events so delegates can network out of hours.

New formats for this year include tailored networking focused on the daily themes at the new Spotlight stage, and new experiences for current and future industry leaders as part of Talent Thursday, to help aspiring individuals exchange ideas with seasoned experts and develop their professional networks.

Curated networking returns to SWIFT innovation initiative Innotribe, offering opportunities for delegates to interact with its speakers of the day in a relaxed environment at the Innotribe stand.

Networking highlights at this year’s Sibos include:

Wednesday 25 September: 5pm – 7.30pm

Women of the World (WOW) networking event

Wednesday 25 September: 5pm – 7.30pm 
The Bridge Restaurant, ExCeL London

Our Women of the World networking event returns for its second year to explore the importance of female leadership in the financial industry and celebrate women who have inspired throughout history. Join us for informal networking drinks and a chance to catch up with familiar faces, make new connections and hear from soon to be announced VIP speakers.

Wednesday 25 September: 6am – 7am

5k run – Sponsored by SIX

Wednesday 25 September: 6am – 7am
The waterfront, ExCeL London

This year’s 5k run is sponsored by SIX Securities Services, who are kindly donating €10 per registered runner to the Honeypot children’s charity. The run is open to all delegates from the most competitive budding sports stars to those who prefer to walk the course and take in London’s sights.

The run will take place on the waterfront by the Sibos venue ExCeL London. It’s an excellent opportunity for like-minded racers to meet while ramping up their Sibos steps. Registration details will be available soon – see you at the start line!

Wednesday 25 September: 7pm – 11pm

Innotribe party

Wednesday 25 September: 7pm – 11pm
Giant Robot – Canary Wharf

The Innotribe party brings talented innovators and dynamic fintechs together with the broader Sibos community for an evening of networking with over 1,000 global entrepreneurs, investors and executives.

We will be inviting a selection of non-Sibos delegates, including members of the local fintech and financial communities, to mix with Sibos speakers, exhibitors and delegates. Much like the Innotribe conference programme, conversations will be inspired by the long term trends shaping finance, technology and our working lives.

Be prepared to be entertained, with local bands and immersive experiences; this is a party you don’t want to miss. Registration details will be available soon.

Thursday 26 September: 5pm – 10.30pm

Sibos closing party

Thursday 26 September: 5pm – 10.30pm
ExCeL London

The theme for this year’s closing party is Best of British. We’ll sample the very best in British food, drink and culture, and celebrate the highlights of Sibos in London. We promise networking and entertainment drawing on the UK’s rich heritage of history, music, cuisine and popular culture as we say goodbye to the Sibos community in style.

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