Sibos 2019 took place for the first time in London, a global financial superpower renowned for its affinity for finance, technology and innovation, and home to many leading figures in the financial services industry.

Held at ExCeL London between 23 & 26 September, this year’s Sibos was the biggest ever, with 11,500 delegates and more than 300 exhibitors.

ExCeL London, where Sibos was held, is London’s biggest events venue and provided the perfect home for the most ambitious Sibos to date. Delegates 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.

Sibos conference theme

Thriving in a hyper-connected world

This year’s conference theme – thriving in a hyper-connected world – looked at the challenges and opportunities that mass digitisation and data-driven relationships present for the Sibos community.

Sibos 2019 explored the impact of new technologies on infrastructures, value propositions and business models and identifies the culture, skills and working practices that organisations need to maximise the potential of both human and machine capabilities.

Five sub-themes examined how critical human and machine collaboration capitalises on data as the lifeblood of the modern financial services ecosystem:

  • Enhancing digital ecosystems
  • Leveraging data
  • Keeping ahead of cybersecurity threats
  • Adapting to geopolitical and regulatory priorities
  • Exploring the human element
Sibos 2019

Successful debuts

This year’s Sibos also introduced a range of new networking initiatives, conference streams and interactive events that facilitated high quality learning, conversations and business development opportunities.

The new programmes delivered targeted networking and thought leadership opportunities to meet the needs of the current and future leaders of the Sibos community.


Find out who attended this year’s event, which companies exhibited and what was on the conference programme for Sibos 2019 London.

Find out who attended this year’s event

Who attended Sibos 2019 London?

  • Primary business focus
  • Primary area of responsibility
  • Function within institution
  • Type of institution
  • Motivation to attend
  • Region
  • 24%Payments
  • 23%Other
  • 17%Technology
  • 11%Trade Services
  • 7%Securities
  • 7%Cash Management
  • 4%Consultancy
  • 3%FX/MM
  • 3%Compliance
  • 2%Cyber security/Risk management
  • 1%Derivatives
  • 32%Business Development/Strategy
  • 22%Other
  • 12%Sales
  • 8%Information Technology
  • 7%Operations
  • 6%Product Management
  • 6%Marketing
  • 3%Innovation
  • 2%Customer Services
  • 1%Compliance Officer/Risk Manager
  • 1%Standards
  • 24%Other
  • 22%Managing Director/ Director / EVP
  • 11%Vice President/ Functional Head
  • 10%Departmental Manager
  • 9%Board Member / CEO / CFO
  • 8%Relationship Manager
  • 6%Section Head/Supervisor
  • 5%Analyst/Consultant
  • 5%Account Manager
  • 1%Compliance officer/Risk manager
  • 1%Corporate Treasurer
  • 26%Commercial Bank
  • 21%Other
  • 16%Software/IT Vendor
  • 7%Fintech/Start up
  • 6%Consultancy
  • 5%Payments Market Infrastructure
  • 5%Corporate
  • 3%Investment Bank
  • 3%Central Bank
  • 2%Securities Market Infrastructure
  • 2%Retail Bank
  • 1%Exchange
  • 1%Custodian
  • 32%Gaining insights/Sharing practises
  • 29%Sales/New business opportunities
  • 20%Networking
  • 19%Other
  • 41%UK/Nordics
  • 32%EMEA
  • 14%APAC
  • 14%Americas