Sibos to shape the future of the financial industry in Sydney
At this year’s event, themed ‘Enabling the digital economy’, up to 7000 senior leaders will explore how data, artificial intelligence, robotics and other emerging technologies are driving innovation, reshaping businesses and helping to tackle financial crime. The event will also look at the ongoing threat of cybersecurity and the evolving global regulatory landscape.
“This is a huge event and one we have only secured because the NSW Government built a world-class convention and exhibition centre,” said NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian. “I would like to congratulate Business Events Sydney for boosting Sydney’s profile on the world stage by securing strategic international events like Sibos.”
Organisers SWIFT are always looking to maximise the broader community impacts that Sibos can have. So, to coincide with this year’s event, they have launched the 2018 SWIFT Institute Challenge, which calls on Australian students to devise innovative new ways of protecting personal information in an open banking environment.
The final eight will be invited to present their proposal at Sibos, where the creators of the winning concept will receive $30,000. The challenge is open to students from any recognised university or further educational establishment in Australia.
“Sibos is where today’s leaders come together to shape tomorrow’s best practice. Hosting it here in Sydney puts Australia at the heart of that conversation, and gives us the perfect opportunity to profile the strength of our finance and banking sector, as well as our thriving start-up community,” said Lyn Lewis-Smith, CEO of BESydney.