ExCeL London is hosting Sibos, the world’s premier financial services event, for the first time – and it’s set to be the biggest-ever edition of the event.
Welcoming more than 9,000 business leaders and 300 banking and fintech exhibitors, this will be the largest audience and exhibitor participation in Sibos’s history.
The event will take exclusivity of ExCeL for its four-day open period, from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 September 2019. The venue is transforming to meet the requirements of the event, including:
- Discover Zone featuring more than 100 fintechs, SWIFT labs, a dedicated Innotribe stage and developer park
- Exhibition hall for more than 200 financial institutions and financial services providers
- Keynote featuring high profile business leaders
- In-hall theatres, debating industry hot topics
- Sibos TV
- Wellbeing lounges, chat and connect spaces
Ahead of Sibos,
ExCeL has announced a significant investment in its technology infrastructure. The venue has partnered with Ruckus Networks to upgrade to the latest Wi-Fi standard (Wi-Fi 5). This will allow ExCeL to increase the number concurrent users (client devices) to 100,000, an increase of 300 per cent.
Speaking about the importance of hosting Sibos, Jane Hague, head of business development – conferences and events at ExCeL London, said: “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.”London hotel industry set for record year for openings in 2020
Barbara Jamison, head of business development Europe at London & Partners, added: “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, a host of fringe activity will take place around the city, bringing together a huge number of venues, hotels, restaurants and transport partners and delivering a significant economic impact.
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