Hosted in London, the theme for the 2019 Sibos conference is “thriving in a hyper-connected world”. And connect attendees will, with 9,000 business leaders expected to attend the event from September 23rd to the 26th.
In 2018, more than 7,500 people from over 140 countries attended Sibos in Sydney to discuss how to enable the digital economy. It was just the third time Sibos was hosted in one of ANZ's home markets.
This year, attending the event from ANZ will be payments specialists from Transaction Banking (TB), Financial Institutions Group (FIG) and Technology.
There they will brush shoulders with 600 speakers, 200 exhibitors and 100 fintech groupsin a convention-style forum full of people creating relationships and doing business.
Now in its 41st year, Sibos began as the SWIFT International Banking Operations Seminar (and SWIFT as the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) and has evolved through the years just as much as the businesses which send delegates to attend it.
Innovation + execution = improved customer experience?
Themes expected to dominate the 2019 event are the rise of distributed ledger technology, including ANZ’s own industry leading pilot Lygon, as well as the impact of machine-learning technology on financial services. Payments will continue to be a part of the discussions.
Fintech’s growth and the future of partnerships between these new players and incumbents will also play a role in discussion, as well as the future state of banks. All centred around taking the industry forward as customer needs evolve.
Predictions are hard, especially when it comes to money. But there’s no doubt technology is and will continue to transform the way we earn, use and save that money.
Look out for further insights from ANZ institutional during and after the event.
Arun Kayal is Associate Director, Communications, Institutional at ANZ