Sibos Insider

Get ready for next week!

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


Be prepared: Read the Sibos Issues preview edition
and check out the Sibos TV schedule

Make sure that you read the preview edition of Sibos Issues as part of your planning. It includes an exclusive Q&A with RBC’s Dave McKay, who will be the opening plenary guest speaker.

It also features articles on the key topics that will be highlighted in this year’s Big Issue Debates, as well as previewing the four streams that will dive into core industry issues throughout Sibos week.

Read the Sibos Issues preview edition

Reporting live from a studio at the heart of the exhibition floor, and hosted by Nadine Dereza and Steven Chia, Sibos TV will cover all aspects of the event. The team will bring you news and views from around the venue, the conference and Toronto itself.

You will be able to watch on screens across the venue and also by logging in to For details of the 2017 Sibos TV schedule, visit

Big ideas always start somewhere.
Inspirational debates start at Innotribe.

Focusing on “the how” of innovation, Innotribe will highlight how adjacent industries - such as the shipping, governmental, retail, medical and military industries - have solved their innovation challenges and explore their journey as a source of inspiration for the financial industry.

Check out the full Innotribe programme for 2017

Beat the cyber threat

Cybersecurity is one of the main challenges facing today’s financial services industry. It’s a critical concern for all organisations, regardless of size or sector, with cyber attacks demanding immediate attention.

There will be specialist sessions and workshops hosted at the MTCC for those keen to get a better understanding of cyber threats. Find out more on


Visit the Canada Lounge to engage with the country’s brightest FinTechs

The Canada Lounge, on Level 600 in the Discover Zone, will welcome 32 Canadian FinTech startups who will showcase their solutions in payments, securities markets, cybersecurity and RegTech.

The startups will rotate throughout the week. Each day, there will be eight in the Canadian FinTech Corner section of the Canada Lounge. You will be able to interact with them to learn more about their offering, and how they may be able to help your business.

Read more about the Canada Lounge on

Practical information

Don’t forget your photo ID

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 will now also be required to show a government-issued photo ID upon arrival at the MTCC. The official IDs that will be accepted are passport, driver’s license or national identity card.

If you are from a country that uses non-Roman characters, such as Russia or China, then please make sure that you bring your international passport, as this contains your name in both non-Roman and Roman characters. This will ensure a smooth ID checking process.

Guides for Sibos 2017

Log in to using your credentials and check your dashboard to download the guides for Sibos 2017.

New for this year, these guides will help you to make the most of the event – whether you are a first-time delegate, looking to maximise networking opportunities, or keen to explore the latest innovations.


Line up announced for the Sibos Comedy Club

The Sibos Comedy Club is a new initiative for this year. On Tuesday 17 October, it will showcase a diverse line-up of comedy talent from Toronto and beyond, offering a chance to network, relax and laugh. You can read more about the seven comedians taking part on the Sibos website.

Find out more about the comedians & sign up on

Download the Sibos App before you travel

Get your virtual assistant for Sibos week for free from either the Apple Store or Google Play.

You can access the Sibos Tools via the App. Log in using your Sibos credentials to explore this suite of innovative online tools on-the-go. Make sure that you switch on Bluetooth, notifications and location services when you arrive at the MTCC to enable all features of the App – including an interactive map which will help guide you around the venue using the latest geolocation features.

At certain conference sessions this year, you will be able to use to interact with the panel. Look out for more details in the conference rooms. Delegates will be able to participate in live polls and ask questions by logging in to the App, or, or by visiting

Watch the below video for a brief tutorial on the 2017 Sibos App:

Have you registered for the 5K?

Hopefully you have been training already, but there is still time to sign up! Taking place on the morning of Wednesday 18 October, this healthy activity will provide you with an opportunity to step outside the MTCC and see more of Toronto whilst networking with fellow delegates.

Sign up today on

Spotlight on Toronto:
Your key to the city

In a landmark year that sees Canada commemorating its 150th anniversary, we’re pleased to present you with a special key to the city to help you join the celebrations.

You will receive the key along with your Sibos badge. Once activated (follow the instructions with the key), it unlocks VIP perks at a range of partner restaurants, bars and attractions in Toronto, with many just a short walk from the MTCC and the Sibos hotels.

There’s a location, and a cuisine, suitable for any occasion, whether it’s an impromptu business lunch or you’re simply keen to watch one of Toronto’s famous sports teams with the locals. Simply flash your key to the staff at each participating venue, and they’ll reward you for your visit.

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