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.

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Sibos 2020 Highlights

Sibos 2020: Highlights of the week


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.

COVID-19 continues to have a significant impact on the way we live and work. After wide consultation across the Sibos community, Sibos will again take place as a digital event in 2021. Read more about Sibos 2021 and what’s new for this year’s event, and sign up to the Sibos Insider Newsletter to keep up to date with all the latest news.


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 10,000 financial institutions and corporations in 212 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.

SWIFT’s Sibos team, currently headed by Chantal Van Es, works year-round to deliver Sibos, ensuring ongoing engagement with the global Sibos community.

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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