Expand your network
They include the Meetings Pods, which are designed to host short meetings without the need to book, and the Oceania Lounge in the Discover Zone (L4), where you will be able to meet the best and brightest local start-ups. This year, you will also be able to network outside in the Sibos Garden (L4), where you can take a breath of fresh air and enjoy an ice cream in the Australian sunshine.
There is also the Sibos Restaurant (L4), which offers a wealth of international dining options and the chance to speak with other attendees in a more casual setting. The five pop-up Pit Health Corners spread throughout the venue will provide another opportunity to fuel up on healthy snacks and drinks whilst getting to know new friends.
Keeping it social
There will be a series of social events throughout Sibos week so that you can network out of hours.
- Discover launch event
Monday 22 October, 18:00-20:00, Discover Zone L4
Network the early evening away over drinks and tapas with fellow delegates. The event will be kicked off by former Australian rugby union captain, and world cup winner, John Eales, and there will be a live performance by Italian/Australian singer-songwriter Gabriella Cilmi.
- Women of the World
Wednesday 24 October, 17:00-19:00, Foyer L5
A new initiative for 2018, come and network in an intimate setting with stunning views of Sydney’s harbour.
- Innotribe networking event
Wednesday 24 October, 19:00 onwards, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo & Madame Tussauds
Quickly turning into a popular Sibos tradition, this year’s event will help you see more of the city as you enjoy time with your contacts.
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- ‘Celebrate Sydney’ Sibos closing event
Thursday 25 October, 17:00-23:00, Foyer L5
The week concludes with live music and fireworks against a backdrop of Darling Harbour at night. Not to be missed!
Then there are the healthy options. The Sibos 5K Run & Walk returns. Sponsored by Oracle, it will take place on the morning of Wednesday 24 October, with hundreds expected to take part.
In a further boost to your wellbeing, this year sees the introduction of business-suit Tai Chi, with sessions run by Peter Bliss, a well-known instructor in Australia. These will take place Tuesday 23 October to Thursday 25 October at 08:00-09:00 in the Sibos Garden.
At the conference
Additional high-level networking opportunities have also been added to the conference programme this year.
There are new session types, including Breakfast keynotes in the plenary room and community roundtables, where you can put forward your thoughts on a range of topics and meet with business experts who share your interests.
Innotribe will be running ‘Curated Networking’ sessions between Monday 22 October and Wednesday 24 October at the Innotribe stand in the Discover Zone (L4). Starting at 16:30 each day, they will explore trust, quantum computing and AI.
Some new touches for 2018
- A ‘chat zone’ in the Sibos Restaurant - fitted out with high tables for informal dining and discussion.
- The Sibos Garden – a tranquil outdoor space to grab an ice cream and talk to other attendees in the spring sunshine.
- The Sibos smart badge – network and exchange details at the click of a button!
- The Connection Machine – Located at the welcome desk in the Discover Zone, this is a bold new concept that applies innovation to networking, quickly matching your needs to the FinTech exhibitors that can help you!