Sydney welcomes 7000 business leaders for SIBOS
One of the world’s most significant financial events, SIBOS was secured for the country over four years ago by Business Events Sydney.
Ahead of SIBOS, the NSW government met with heads of the world’s major finance and banking institutions in a gathering brokered by the NSW Department of Industry. Taking place at Parliament House, the event highlighted the investment opportunities available in NSW.
SIBOS head Chantal Van Es said Sydney has a perfect intersection of energy, innovation, infrastructure and new ideas.
“The BESydney team have been our first point of contact for everything,” she said. “They’re incredibly connected and put us in touch with all the right stakeholders. Through them we’ve met many different authorities and key local organisers to help make SIBOS 2018 in Sydney a success.”
Highlights of the event include The Discover Zone, which will showcase the innovations taking place at NSW universities in the areas of aerospace, bio printing and desalination, while the Oceania Lounge will feature exhibitions from 32 FinTech start-ups from across NSW, Australia and New Zealand.
“Economies are increasingly becoming knowledge intensive,” said BESydney CEO Lyn Lewis-Smith.
“And, for Australia to remain truly competitive, we need to future-proof our sectors. Global meetings, which promote and encourage the development of skills, drive important conversations forward and provide opportunities for global trade and investment, support this. And, in Sydney, we have a proven model of success.”