Sibos, an annual banking and financial conference organised by SWIFT (the Society for World Interbank Financial Telecommunications), broke all previous records during its week-long event from 23-26 September 2019 at ExCeL. Delegate numbers were at the highest ever, with over 11,000 visitors and 300 exhibitors.
This result has been referred to as a ‘testimony to London’s ability to deliver delegate and exhibitor uplift, with unrivalled accessibility and access to key markets’. This statement is corroborated by the statistic that events hosted at ExCeL experience ‘an average 20% uplift in visitors, compared to events hosted in other European cities’.
Chantal Van Es, head of Sibos, commented on the event: “London is a global hub and we were proud to welcome thousands of delegates from more than 150 countries to the city for what proved to be an extremely successful and memorable Sibos. With over 11,000 delegates, hundreds of exhibitors and sessions packed with inspiring speakers, Sibos remains the place to be to shape financial services into the future.”
Jane Hague, head of business development, conferences & events, at ExCeL London also stated: “This has been an unprecedented event for Sibos, and we are so proud to have been the host venue. In our bid, we built a strong case for London, garnering support from the city’s financial, technology and business tourism communities, which led to our success in being selected for 2019. To see this come to fruition and deliver record-breaking numbers is just incredible and is testimony to London’s position as a world-leading events destination.”