Past Sibos

The world’s premier financial event since 1978

For one week every year, Sibos brings the financial community together. Find out how Sibos has grown over the years, and how each Sibos has explored challenging conference themes and introduced new initiatives. See how Sibos 2021 continued the digital journey, attracting over 19,000 registered participants, 250+ speakers and 114 Sibos Partners, while enhancing and deepening the virtual attendee experience.

2021

2021 – Sibos evolves the digital journey

With the financial sector and wider world continuing to be affected by the ongoing pandemic, Sibos evolved and continued its digital journey in 2021. Retaining the event on a free of charge basis, Sibos 2021 once again brought the financial community together online, attracting over 19,000 registered participants and 250+ speakers, while deepening the virtual attendee experience with brand new immersive formats.

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2020

2020 – Sibos goes digital

As the world and the financial industry adapted its way of working in 2020, so did Sibos. For the first time in its history, Sibos went digital, opening up the event free of charge to bring the financial community together online. Sibos 2020 saw a record-breaking 22,000+ registered participants and follow up monthly sessions running up to March 2021, with compelling thought leadership content available to watch on demand.

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2019

2019 - London, UK

Sibos 2019 London was the biggest Sibos ever, with 11,500 participants and more than 300 exhibitors. Participants used their smart badges to exchange contact details an incredible 170,000 times throughout the week, forming thousands of new connections leading to new business relationships and opportunities.

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2018

2018 - Sydney, Australia

Sibos 2018 Sydney welcomed more than 7,500 people from over 140 countries to discuss how to enable the digital economy. 96% of participants stated that Sibos 2018 met or exceeded their expectations. The participant survey highlights a strong interest in networking, innovation and AI.

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2017

2017 - Toronto, Canada

Sibos 2017 took place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre between 16 and 19 October. With over 8,000 participants, it was officially the largest Sibos in the Americas to date.

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2016

2016 - Geneva, Switzerland

Over 8,300 participants came together at Palexpo for Sibos 2016 Geneva. There were attendees from 158 countries. These figures highlight why Sibos is such a valuable event for business leaders looking to gain new perspectives and learn about, and influence, the latest developments in the financial services industry.

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2015

2015 - Singapore, Singapore

With more than 8,000 participants attending over 250 sessions, the conference in Singapore brought together industry leaders to tackle the burning issues.

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2014

2014 - Boston, USA

Art at Sibos was introduced.

2013

2013 - Dubai, UAE

Celebrating 35 years of Sibos.

2012

2012 - Osaka, Japan

2011

2011 - Toronto, Canada

2010

2010 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

2009

2009 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong

2008

2008 - Vienna, Austria

2007

2007 - Boston, USA

2006

2006 - Sydney, Australia

2005

2005 - Copenhagen, Denmark

2004

2004 - Atlanta, USA

2003

2003 - Singapore, Singapore

2002

2002 - Geneva, Switzerland

2001

2001 - Singapore, Singapore

Cancelled following the 11 September attacks.

2000

2000 - San Francisco, USA

1999

1999 - Munich, Germany

1998

1998 - Helsinki, Finland

1997

1997 - Sydney, Australia

1996

1996 - Florence, Italy

1995

1995 - Copenhagen, Denmark

1994

1994 - Geneva, Switzerland

1992

1992 - Brussels, Belgium

1991

1991 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong

1990

1990 - Berlin, Germany

1989

1989 - Stockholm, Sweden

1988

1988 - Vienna, Austria

1987

1987 - Montreal, Canada

1986

1986 - Nice, France

1985

1985 - Brighton, UK

1984

1984 - Barcelona, Spain

1982

1982 - Washington D.C., USA

1981

1981 - Düsseldorf, Germany

1980

1980 - Copenhagen, Denmark

1979

1979 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

1978

1978 - Brussels, Belgium

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