Welcoming over 9,000 business leaders and 300 banking and fintech exhibitors, this will be the largest audience and exhibitor participation in Sibos’s history; a huge accolade for London and ExCeL, as a new destination and venue.
The event will take exclusivity of ExCeL for its 4-day open period, from Monday 23rd to Thursday 26th September 2019. The venue is currently being transformed to meet the unique requirements of this event, including but not limited to:
• Discover Zone featuring more than 100 fintechs, SWIFT labs, a dedicated Innotribe stage and developer park
• Exhibition hall for over 200 financial institutions and financial services providers
• Keynote featuring high profile business leaders
• In-hall theatres, debating industry hot topics
• Sibos TV
• Well-being lounges, chat and connect spaces
Ahead of Sibos, ExCeL has announced a significant investment in its technology infrastructure. The venue has partnered with market leader, Ruckus Networks, to upgrade to the latest W-Fi standard (Wi-Fi 5). This will allow ExCeL to increase the number concurrent users (client devices) to 100,000, an increase of 300%, further enhancing the experience for Sibos delegates.
Speaking about the importance of hosting Sibos, Jane Hague, Head of Business Development – Conferences & Events at ExCeL London explains “Sibos is recognised globally as best in class in both the financial and B2B event communities. To underpin ExCeL’s ambition to be the home of world-leading events, it was hugely important for us to host Sibos.” She continues, “We are thrilled that this year will be the biggest and the best event in Sibos’s history and is testimony to London’s stature as a financial and technology powerhouse.”
Commenting from the city’s Convention Bureau, London & Partners, Barbara Jamison, Head of Business Development Europe adds, “London is a natural choice for Sibos and we are delighted to welcome over 9,000 business leaders, decision makers and experts to the UK capital for an inspiring week of talks, workshops and discussions which are destined to shape the future of the financial world. London is a city of creative energy that celebrates rich heritage, embraces diverse cultures, encourages free-thinking and is an inspirational global hub for innovation and talent. With over half a million professionals working in fintech and banking sectors, there has never been a better time for innovation, new ideas and technology. Sibos London is set to be a fascinating, world-class event.”
In addition to the main event, a host of fringe activity will take place around the city, bringing together a huge number of venues, hotels, restaurants and transport partners to play their part. This will deliver a significant economic impact, demonstrating the importance of hosting large scale conferences like Sibos in London.