London to host Sibos 2019
London has been selected as the host city for Sibos 2019 following a successful bid by ExCeL London and London & Partners, the official promotional company for the city.
UK banks welcomed the announcement: “London’s vibrant financial services sector and its growing reputation as a centre for fintech innovation make it a fitting host for this gathering of industry leaders from around the world, and London itself will also benefit as a result of the event taking place here,” said Ashok Vaswani, chief executive, Barclays Personal and Corporate Banking.
Karin Cook, group director, operations, Lloyds Banking Group, said: “Sibos is the event for the financial services community, bringing together the global industry and fostering dialogue on key developments, such as those created through changing customer needs, increased digitisation or new regulation. The choice of London reflects the city’s status as the leading global financial centre and we look forward to playing our part in maximising the benefit of the event for London and for the global financial community.”
Simon McNamara, group chief administrative officer, RBS, said: “I am delighted that London has been chosen to host Sibos in 2019. The UK is playing a major role in helping to restructure the financial services industry and as a leading hub for innovation it is fitting that this important global event, which fosters dialogue and collaborative solutions throughout the industry, will be held in London.”
Sven Bossu, Head of Sibos at Swift, said: “ExCeL and London & Partners have done an outstanding job in providing all the key elements required for making Sibos successful. The overall coordination between venue, city and representatives of the financial industry was truly impressive. We look forward to bringing Sibos to the financial heart of Europe for the first time – and to making it a great experience for our entire community.”