Talent Thursday is a new initiative to bring together today’s experienced senior leaders with the next generation of talent in finance. At its heart is a commitment to bridge the gap between the present and future of the financial industry across people, ecosystems, business and technology.

Compelling, tailored conference content and top quality networking will encourage critical dialogue and facilitate the exchange of new ideas to shape the future of financial services.

Talent Thursday content

The Talent Thursday agenda will complement the existing Sibos programme, with an additional layer of forward-looking content focused on the main forces that will determine the long-term future of our industry. 

Talent, skills and inspiration

Session highlights include:

Banking for a better world 

The Spotlight stage will host sessions throughout the day illuminating the issue of ‘Banking for a Better World’, and how the industry can work together to ensure that it ‘walks the talk’ to deliver meaningful change for the benefit of society as a whole. Topics covered will include financial inclusion, green banking, the need for diversity and ethics and trust. Full details of the programme will be published soon.


Technological disruption and the future of business

Session highlights include:

The main conference programme will debate topics including Slowbalisation, delivery of a customer-first payments experience, and the emergence of new trade finance eco-systems. 

In the Closing Plenary, Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud, and expert on trust Rachel Botsman, will share their insights into successful management of digital transformation, and how technology is radically transforming human trust. 

Talent Thursday networking

For four days a year, the financial industry connects at Sibos. Talent Thursday will see the addition of a range of unique and unforgettable networking experiences – to ensure existing and new talent from across the industry has the opportunity to meet, exchange perspectives and expand their networks.

  • Talent Thursday rundown - start Talent Thursday with a high-powered overview of what to do and attend  at the Chat & Connect space (located at S10) at 08.30, over light breakfast
  • Sibos Escape Room challenge - forge new connections while solving a challenge together in the Sibos Escape room. An unforgettable way to collaborate and expand your network. 60-minute sessions will run at 10.00, 12.00 and 14.00. Register for your place today
  • What do you think we think? Join the STAR-nominees for a complimentary picnic in the Chat & Connect space to debate key take-aways from the programme and trends to watch
  • Meet Innotribe speakers, experts and peers over snacks and drinks at Innotribe’s Curated Networking
  • Don’t miss an all-time favourite, the Sibos Closing Event. This year’s ‘Best of British’ theme will provide a great backdrop for final networking, accompanied by food, drinks and good music

Access the Talent Thursday programme


To give new attendees the chance to join the Sibos community for the first time, Sibos exhibitors can purchase specially priced tickets (500 EUR) which they can allocate to the up-and-coming talent and high-potential employees from across their organisations.

Exhibitors can download these tickets through their exhibitor portal. Each exhibitor has access to ten Talent Thursday tickets as standard. Should more tickets be required, please contact registration@sibos.com for more information.

Other interested delegates

Delegates who already have a week-long Sibos pass can benefit from the Talent Thursday programme at no extra cost.

Delegates who have not purchased a week-long Sibos pass and who don’t belong to an exhibiting company are welcome to benefit from the tailored Talent Thursday programme at the normal day pass price.