The Sibos Story

Sibos is the world’s premier financial services event

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.

the event

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.

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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:

1

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

2

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.

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

History of Sibos

  • 1978
  • 1979
  • 1980
  • 1981
  • 1982
  • 1983
  • 1984
  • 1985
  • 1986
  • 1987
  • 1988
  • 1989
  • 1990
  • 1991
  • 1992
  • 1993
  • 1994
  • 1995
  • 1996
  • 1997
  • 1998
  • 1999
  • 2000
  • 2001
  • 2002
  • 2003
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2006
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
Brussels

Five years after its foundation, SWIFT organises the first “SIBOS” with 300 participants to maintain contact with its growing user base.

Belgium
1978
Amsterdam

 

The Netherlands
1979
Copenhagen

 

Denmark
1980
Düsseldorf

 

Germany
1981
Washington D.C.

The first Sibos outside of Europe

United States of America
1982
Montreux

 

Switzerland
1983
Barcelona

 

Spain
1984
Brighton

 

United Kingdom
1985
Nice

 

France
1986
Montreal

 

Canada
1987
Vienna

 

Austria
1988
Stockholm

 

Sweden
1989
Berlin

 

Germany
1990
Hong Kong

 

Hong Kong
1991
Brussels

 

Belgium
1992
Geneva

 

Switzerland
1993
Boston

 

United States of America
1994
Copenhagen

 

Denmark
1995
Florence

 

Italy
1996
Sydney

 

Australia
1997
Helsinki

 

Finland
1998
Munich

 

Germany
1999
San Francisco

 

United States of America
2000
Singapore

Cancelled following the 11 September attacks.

Singapore
2001
Geneva

 

Switzerland
2002
Singapore

 

Singapore
2003
Atlanta

 

United States of America
2004
Copenhagen

 

Denmark
2005
Sydney

 

Australia
2006
Boston

 

United States of America
2007
Vienna

 

Austria
2008
Hong Kong

 

Hong Kong
2009
Amsterdam

The largest Sibos to date with 8,900 delegates.

The Netherlands
2010
Toronto

 

Canada
2011
Osaka

 

Japan
2012
Dubai

Celebrating 35 years of Sibos.

Dubai
2013
Boston

 

United States of America
2014
Singapore

The largest Sibos in Asia Pacific to date, with 8,200 delegates.

Singapore
2015
Geneva

The second-largest Sibos to date, with over 8,300 delegates.

Switzerland
2016
Toronto

 

Canada
2017