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2017 Practical Pocket Guide now available on new-look

As this year’s event approaches, Sibos Insider brings you essential updates and previews ahead of Sibos week, news from across the industry, interviews, videos and visual teasers.


Find out more about the 2017 speakers

The Sibos conference attracts hundreds of speakers from around the world. The speaker line-up includes the industry’s leading figures, but also top names from other sectors who will bring new perspectives and learnings to the discussions.

Check out the 2017 Speaker List

Catch the Big Issue Debates

This year’s Big Issue Debates will take place in the John Bassett Theatre, located in the Inspire Zone at the MTCC. These must-attend sessions will bring together some of the most prominent thinkers from across the industry.

There will be four Big Issue Debates during Sibos week, covering cybersecurity, geopolitics and regulation, the Future of Money, and disruptive innovation and AI.

For more details, visit the conference programme section of


The Open Theatres: Ten years of building knowledge
 and collaboration

Make sure that you visit the two Open Theatres, which will be located on the exhibition floor in the Connect Zone.

The Open Theatres, which are celebrating their ten year anniversary in Toronto, are dedicated areas where exhibiting companies can present their latest research papers, reports or case studies that are relevant to the Sibos community.

There will be over 60 sessions at the MTCC, where the industry’s biggest players will cover the industry’s hottest topics.

Take a closer look at the 2017 venue

Sibos is returning to the MTCC following a successful debut there in 2011.

In the following video, Barry Smith, President & CEO of the MTCC, discusses his team’s pride at hosting Sibos, what it takes to deliver a world-class event, and the benefits that Sibos brings to the local community and the Canadian finance sector: 

Practical information

The Practical Pocket Guide – Toronto at your fingertips!

The Practical Pocket Guide is an interactive manual designed to help delegates get the most out of their Sibos experience.

Full of information about the conference and exhibition, travel advice, and entertainment recommendations, it’s an indispensable travel companion – especially for first-time visitors to Toronto.

Make sure that you explore the clickable links to access a range of Sibos and partner resources.

Download the 2017 Practical Pocket Guide

Explaining the new ID policy for 2017

This year, Sibos is implementing a change of policy concerning badging. Sibos attendees will no longer have a photograph displayed on their Sibos badge, and so you will now also be required to show a government-issued photo ID upon arrival at the MTCC.

Head of Sibos Sven Bossu has written a piece for, explaining the rationale behind the policy change and outlining what this year’s delegates need to be aware of.

Read Sven’s blog on the new ID policy


See Toronto at its finest with the Sibos 5K Fun Run/Walk

The Sibos 5K Fun Run/Walk is returning this year. Taking place on the morning of Wednesday 18 October, this healthy activity will provide delegates with the opportunity to step outside the MTCC and see more of the host city.

The initiative is sponsored by RBC, and the 2017 race partner and route organiser is MAX VO2 Event Management. You must be a fully registered Sibos delegate to take part.

Read more about the Sibos 5K and sign up today

Download the 2017 Sibos App and start exploring the Sibos Tools

The official 2017 Sibos App is now available to download, for free, from the Apple Store or Google Play.

You can use the App to view exhibition stand locations and exhibitor profiles, speaker and conference session details, and to stay up to date with the latest Sibos news. During Sibos, over 400 beacons around the MTCC will communicate and interact with the App. You will be able to guide yourself around the venue using the latest geolocation features.

You can also access the Sibos Tools via the App (as well as on Simply log in using your Sibos credentials to use this suite of innovative online tools, which includes Sibos Instant Messenger, a My Favourites function and a Share Business Card feature.

Look out for the updated App build in September, which will include even more new features.

Spotlight on Toronto:
Five restaurants with a view

Toronto has a dynamic and diverse culinary scene, boasting more than 8,000 restaurants. Here are five picks for Toronto restaurants that offer some of the most impressive big-city views:


Luma - More lively than lofty, from its second floor perch the restaurant and bar overlook Toronto’s Entertainment District, one of the city’s trendiest areas.

Lavelle - Perched on top of the Freed building in the trendy King Street West area, this stylish new venue includes a stunning pool and views of the CN Tower.

Canoe - Located on the 54th floor of the TD Bank Tower, the restaurant boasts stunning panoramas of the Toronto harbour.

The One Eighty - Home to two of Canada’s highest patios, The One Eighty sits atop the 51st floor of the Manulife Centre in the upscale Bloor-Yorkville area.

360 Restaurant at the CN Tower - If you’re looking for an amazing view, it doesn’t get any better than this. 360 Restaurant is located at Toronto’s most famous landmark, the CN Tower. The restaurant revolves so you get to see every angle of the city from more than 350 metres above the ground.

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