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Day 1

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Welcome to Sibos!

We’ve put together a comprehensive programme with close to 300 hours of content from probably the best-ever list of industry speakers – from the financial services industry and tech and related fields as well. New session types include the Breakfast Keynotes in the plenary room, with a light breakfast and topical subjects in one serving; Community Roundtables to put you in close contact with experts in the topics that interest you; and Innotribe’s Curated Networking sessions every day delve into issues of trust, quantum computing and the impact of AI.

A fresh approach to Sibos – new features for Sydney

With a packed week in store at the ICC, here’s a quick checklist of some of this year’s new features to look out for.

We are excited to introduce the Discover Zone to bring together all participants focused on collaborative innovation: Innotribe, more than 70 start-ups, bank innovation labs, and university pods. Being together in close proximity will enable even better dialogue and sharing of ideas in an open and stimulating atmosphere.

At this year’s exhibition there’s more seating, lounges, and pop-up spaces for impromptu meetings – no booking required. Or meet at one of the five Pit Stops for free healthy snacks and a convivial ambiance – or the Sibos garden for a breath of fresh air.

Sibos always offers new ways to network – for many, the most important aspect of Sibos. Catch the Discover Zone launch on Monday evening, from 6:00 on the Innotribe Stand – with legendary rugby player John Eales and music from Gabriella Cilmi. Innotribe’s networking event is on Wednesday 24 at Wild Life Sydney Zoo and Madame Tussauds, with a fantastic showcase of local wildlife, local bands and local fintech innovation. There’s also the new Women of the World (WOW) event on Wednesday 24 at 5pm, with a keynote by Nadine Lagarmitte. And save some energy for our Celebrate Sydney closing event on Thursday 25 after the Closing Plenary, for refreshments, entertainment – and fireworks!

Coming up today

Start your Sibos week at this year’s Opening Plenary in the Plenary Room (11:00 – 12:00), with Shayne Elliott, CEO of ANZ, followed by SWIFT’s Chairman, Yawar Shah, and CEO, Gottfried Leibbrandt who give a SWIFT update and share their views on the state of the financial industry.

Monday’s Big Issue Debate, also in the Plenary Room (14:00 – 15:00), is titled ‘Re-engineering international payments for a fast, digital age’ and features a diverse and distinctive panel who will examine the rapid change to the global payments infrastructure brought about by new technologies and new participants entering the space. And don’t forget to meet and connect at the Discover Zone launch event from 18:00 to 20:00, with Australia rugby legend John Eales and live music by Gabriella Cilmi.


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