The Discover Zone at Sibos 2018

Discover the future of banking

Located on Level 4 of the Exhibition Centre at the ICC Sydney, the Discover Zone will unite all innovation stakeholders from across Sibos in one distinct area.

It will provide the ultimate arena for collaborative innovation between the world’s financial institutions and  FinTech companies, welcoming the top names from the growing FinTech industry. This is where you will meet your next business partner.

Delegates will be able to attend Innotribe sessions and networking events, meet regional FinTech start-ups in the Oceania Lounge, and attend Discover Stage presentations. They can also explore the FinTech Marketplace, and – new for this year – visit university pods to connect with innovators from Australia’s top universities. In addition, a number of financial institutions will be showcasing their innovation labs.

FinTech Marketplace

Following a successful debut in Toronto last year, and increasing community demand, the FinTech Marketplace will return in Australia.

The FinTech Marketplace will feature cutting-edge FinTech companies from around the world, enabling them to connect with senior decision makers and promote their innovative solutions to the wider financial services community.

Oceania Lounge

The Oceania Lounge will host 32 local FinTech start-ups who will showcase their solutions in payments, securities markets, cybersecurity and RegTech.

The start-ups will be the best that Oceania has to offer, chosen via a competitive process in partnership with FinTech Australia and the Australian government.

Discover Stage

The Discover Stage will provide a platform for FinTech start-ups to give short presentations on how their proposition is helping customers in today’s volatile and evolving market. They will demonstrate how they are solving real-world problems for the industry.

Applications for the Discover Stage will open in July.


The Innotribe stand will be housed in the Discover Zone this year. The Innotribe team will create a visually-stunning space designed to bring the latest innovation trends to life alongside leading figures from the industry and further afield.

The sessions will deliver thought-provoking content on new business models and technology to challenge existing perceptions and take an inspirational look at the future of banking.

University pods

Delegates will also be able to visit several university pods in the Discover Zone to find out how the education sector is harnessing the power of innovation. These pods will be populated by some of the brightest academic minds from Australia’s top universities, who will share learnings that delegates can apply to their own role.

The university pods will showcase how the academic world is leveraging new technologies to improve the future in areas outside of financial services, such as healthcare and aerospace.

Bank innovation labs

There will also be the opportunity to talk with a number of financial institutions, who will be showcasing their own innovation labs and projects within the Discover Zone. They will be taking advantage of this unique new environment by sharing learnings and meeting with new customers and partners from across the financial services ecosystem.

FinTech attendees

There is also the opportunity for top FinTech professionals to attend Sibos as delegates. They will be able to highlight the value that they are bringing to the industry, and meet with prospective partners and customers from around the world. FinTech attendees will have a unique chance to discuss challenges and solutions with financial leaders at the Sibos conference and exhibition, as well as network with their global peers in the Discover Zone.

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