The Sibos story

Sibos is the global financial services event of the year

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.

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Why attend?

Sibos brings together thousands of business leaders, decision makers and topic experts from across the financial ecosystem. Industry leading speakers and conference sessions, partners, and multiple networking events make Sibos the perfect platform to collectively shape the future of the sector.

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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:


Swift enables more than 11,000 financial institutions and corporations in more than 200 countries and territories to connect and exchange financial information securely and reliably.


Swift 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.

We work closely with our members to ensure we’re always evolving, and Sibos continues to deliver a community-inspired conference, exhibition and networking events. The quality and diversity of our speakers, content, partners and participants make it a truly global gathering and exchange of ideas.

Jaime Lee, Head of Sibos for Swift

Sibos timeline,

since 1978.

Sibos started out as a banking operations seminar in 1978. Today, it has grown into the premier business forum for the global financial community. Watch the history timeline of Sibos and see how the event has traveled the world and has grown every year.

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