Sibos, the 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 in Amsterdam, Sydney, Copenhagen, Boston, Berlin, Helsinki and other cities.
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||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|
|1982||Washington D.C., United States||The first Sibos outside of Europe|
|1985||Brighton, United Kingdom|
|1991||Hong Kong, Hong Kong|
|1994||Boston, United States|
|2000||San Francisco, United States|
|2001||Singapore, Singapore||Cancelled following the 11 September attacks|
|2004||Atlanta, United States|
|2007||Boston, United States|
|2008||Vienna, Austria||15–19 September|
|2009||Hong Kong, Hong Kong||14–18 September|
|2010||Amsterdam, The Netherlands||25–29 October||The largest Sibos to date with 8,900 delegates|
|2011||Toronto, Canada||19–23 September||The largest Sibos in the Americas to date with 7,600 delegates|
|2012||Osaka, Japan||29 October – 1 November||The largest Sibos in Asia Pacific to date with 6,250 delegates|
|2013||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||16–19 September|
|2014||Boston, United States||29 September – 2 October|
|2015 (Planned)||Singapore, Singapore||October 2015|
|2016 (Planned)||Geneva, Switzerland||September 2016|
|2017 (Planned)||Toronto, Canada||tba 2017|
|2018 (Planned)||Sydney, Australia||tba 2018|