Sibos Update

Reflecting on Sibos 2017

Following Sibos 2017, delegates and exhibitors were surveyed about their experience in Toronto, their areas of interest, and their reasons for attending.

Understanding how attendees rated the Sibos experience ensures that the event continues to evolve and improve. These learnings help to shape the programme for Sibos 2018, which will take place at ICC Sydney from 22-25 October.


The 2017 delegate experience

With over 8,000 delegates, Sibos 2017 Toronto was the largest Sibos to date in the Americas.

94% of delegates thought that Sibos met or exceeded their expectations. Here is a snapshot of their interests and motivations for joining Sibos at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.


Who attended?

* These figures are derived from registration data








Survey findings

Main reason for attending






Top 5 "not to be missed"

  1. Networking (50%)
  2. Conference sessions on future trends (23%)
  3. Sales opportunities (23%)
  4. Exhibition (17%)
  5. High profile speakers (13%)

Two-thirds of Toronto delegates had previously attended Sibos





Topics of interest

Main areas of interest for those who attended the 2017 Sibos conference.








The 2017 exhibitor experience

With 187 exhibiting institutions, and more than 60 Open Theatre presentations, the Sibos exhibition drew the crowds in Toronto.

Here is a snapshot of their interests and motivations for exhibiting at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.




Three key factors for attending




Exhibitor Day – 22 March 2017, Metro Toronto Convention Centre


Exhibitor Portal feedback




Perceptions of Sibos as a brand (those who agreed/strongly agreed)