Sibos returns to Australia
Sibos 2018 will take place at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney between 22 & 25 October 2018.
It’s the third time that Sibos will have been hosted in Sydney, following successful events in 1997 and 2006. The city combines energy, innovation and infrastructure to provide an ideal location as Sibos turns 40.
A growing financial hub
Australia generates its income from mining-related exports, manufacturing, telecommunications, and, notably, banking.
Ranked fifth in the 2017 Index of Economic Freedom, Australia is known for its sophisticated financial services sector and strong economy.
It’s a pivotal time for the country’s financial services sector, which is being shaped by new realities. Australia’s payments and securities market infrastructures are being revamped to meet the needs of a 24/7 digital economy. Banks are building exciting new products and services for their customers. And local accelerators, such as FinTech Australia, are supporting Australia’s drive to become one of the world’s top markets for FinTech innovation and investment.
A multicultural stage for collaboration
Whilst English is Australia’s official language, Sydney is one of the world’s most multicultural cities. According to Business Events Sydney more than 1.2 million of the city’s residents speak a different language at home. So, you're sure to find someone who speaks your 'lingo' (that's Australian for language)!
The country also ranked second in the 2016 United Nations Human Development Index. All of Australia’s major cities boast a high quality of life. In The Economist’s 2014 list of the world’s most liveable cities, Melbourne was top, with Adelaide fifth and Sydney seventh.