Sibos 2017

Toronto 16 -19 October

Sibos 2017 took place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre between 16 and 19 October. With over 8,000 delegates, it was officially the largest Sibos in the Americas to date.

Toronto’s reputation and its financial institutions are underpinned by Canada’s ranking as the world’s soundest banking system six years in a row by the World Economic Forum (2008-2013). In 2014, Canada’s banking system was ranked #1 in the world for financial strength by Moody’s

The Year

Who attended Sibos 2017 Toronto?

  • Primary business focus
  • Primary area of responsibility
  • Function within institution
  • Type of institution
  • Motivation to attend
  • Region
  • 32%Payments
  • 18%Technology
  • 17%Not selected
  • 15%Trade Services
  • 9%Securities
  • 6%Consultancy
  • 4%Compliance
  • 29%Business Development/Strategy
  • 16%Not Selected
  • 14%Sales
  • 9%Information Technology
  • 8%Operations
  • 7%Product Management
  • 7%Marketing
  • 4%Innovation
  • 3%Compliance/Risk MGMT
  • 3%Customer Services
  • 1%Standards
  • 24%Managing Director/Director/EVP
  • 17%Not Selected
  • 14%Vice President/Functional Head
  • 11%Departmental Manager
  • 8%Relationship Manager
  • 8%Board Member/CEO/CFO
  • 7%Section Head/Supervisor
  • 6%Analyst/Consultant
  • 5%Account Manager
  • 1%Corporate Treasurer
  • 31%Commercial Bank
  • 24%Software Vendor/Consultancy
  • 17%Not selected
  • 9%Corporate
  • 4%Payments Market infrastructure
  • 4%Central Bank
  • 3%Retail Bank
  • 3%Securities Market Infrastructure
  • 2%Custodian
  • 1%Broker/Dealer
  • 1%Exchange
  • 1%Investment Manager
  • 32%Sales
  • 26%Learning
  • 22%Networking
  • 20%Other
  • 37%Americas
  • 29%EMEA
  • 20%UK/Nordics
  • 14%APAC

A rich heritage

The city’s flourishing financial services industry is powered by a multilingual, multicultural, and diverse talent base – with its population speaking over 100 different languages. The name ‘Toronto’ derives from Native American language, and the city is a patchwork of former colonial villages, featuring a number of historical sites.

Toronto to this day remains a mosaic of many cultures, which span Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Pacific.

A celebration of innovation

Toronto also boasts an innovative economy. More than a quarter of all Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in financial services is related to FinTech. R&D activity is greater than in any other single jurisdiction in Canada.

The city’s mix of stability and innovation ensured that Toronto was the ideal host for Sibos 2017, as thousands of delegates came together to discuss the future of the industry.

Sibos 2017 was the second Sibos to take place in the city, following its successful debut in 2011. It was held in the midst of significant celebrations, with 2017 marking Canada’s 150 year anniversary.

A city of opportunities

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is within a 10 minute walk of most of the city’s major attractions.

It’s served by convenient and accessible transport links, so delegates had ample opportunity to explore Toronto’s avant-garde architecture and bustling shopping districts. At night, the city comes alive with a wide range of arts and entertainment that reflect the myriad cultures.

The famous harbour front cityscape, set against Lake Ontario, is dominated by the CN Tower – the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere. The perfect place for a fresh perspective of the new world.