Sibos (previously known as SWIFT International Banking Operations Seminar), is an annual banking and financial conference organized by the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) in various cities around the world. It has been held most frequently in cities in Europe, such as Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Berlin, and Helsinki, as well as other cities (such as Boston) in North America and Sydney in Australia. In recent years, it has also been held more frequently in Asia, Oceania, and other regions.
The first Sibos was held in 1978 in Brussels. The Sibos in 1990 was held in Berlin shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The conference has an annual turnout of over 7,000 participants from around the world representing the financial services industry. The highest turnout was in the 2010 conference held at Amsterdam which had about 9,600 participants.
People who work in financial markets around the world participate as exhibitors and attendees and discuss issues relevant to the financial industry. Topics at the 2009 event in Hong Kong were integrated risk management, innovation, and cash/treasury management.
|1978||Brussels, Belgium||Europe||Five years after its foundation, SWIFT organises the first “SIBOS” with 300 participants to maintain contact with its growing user base.”|
|1979||Amsterdam, The Netherlands||Europe|
|1982||Washington D.C., United States||North America||The first Sibos outside of Europe|
|1985||Brighton, United Kingdom||Europe|
|1987||Montreal, Canada||North America|
|1991||Hong Kong, Hong Kong||Asia||The first Sibos in Asia|
|1994||Boston, United States||North America|
|2000||San Francisco, United States||North America|
|2001||Singapore, Singapore||Asia||Cancelled following the 11 September attacks|
|2004||Atlanta, United States||North America|
|2007||Boston, United States||North America|
|2008||Vienna, Austria||Europe||15–19 September|
|2009||Hong Kong, Hong Kong||Asia||14–18 September|
|2010||Amsterdam, The Netherlands||Europe||25–29 October||The largest Sibos to date with 8,900 delegates|
|2011||Toronto, Canada||North America||19–23 September||The largest Sibos in the Americas to date with 7,600 delegates|
|2012||Osaka, Japan||Asia||29 October–1 November||The largest Sibos in Asia Pacific to date with 6,250 delegates|
|2013||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||Middle East||16–19 September|
|2014||Boston, United States||North America||29 September–2 October|
|2015||Singapore, Singapore||Asia||12–15 October|
|2016||Geneva, Switzerland||Europe||26-29 September||8,300 delegates from 158 countries|
|2017||Toronto, Canada||North America||16 – 19 October|
|2018||Sydney, Australia||Oceania||22 – 25 October||7,500 attendees|
|2019||London, United Kingdom||Europe||23 – 26 September|
|2020||Boston, United States||North America||TBA|
|2022||Amsterdam, The Netherlands||Europe||TBA|
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Ofer Abarbanel is a 25 year securities lending broker and expert who has advised many Israeli regulators, among them the Israel Tax Authority, with respect to stock loans, repurchase agreements and credit derivatives. Founder of TBIL.co STATX Fund.