September 27, 2022

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Sibos returns with an in-person conference in Amsterdam

The financial community’s annual Sibos conference, which was forced onto virtual platforms for the last two years due to the pandemic, will kick off in Amsterdam on 10 October.

Over the last two years, the conference has brought (virtually) over 40,00 attendees.

“We’re very excited to have Amsterdam’s RAI play host to Sibos 2022 as we bring the financial community together again in-person this year. Like much of the financial ecosystem, Sibos embraced digital acceleration to host two highly successful digital conferences in 2020 and 2021,” said Jaime Lee, head of Sibos.

This year’s lineup will centre on the theme, ‘Progressive finance for a changing world’ and include discussion on ESG standardisation, climate reporting and financial inclusion. Sessions that were popular with delegates, such as Views from the Top, Big Issue Debates and Plenaries, will also return.

“Our diverse conference programme will enable participants to hear from leading industry figures on the themes and topics that are, and will, define the financial services industry. As we announce more details on Sibos 2022 in the weeks ahead, we are already looking forward to welcoming the industry back for what promises to be our most engaging event to date,” Lee added.

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The return to an in-person event comes as conference host SWIFT  — which manages the correspondent banking network that enables a majority of cross-border payments — prepares to launch a new messaging standard, ISO 20022, for the network which boosts data capacity by 10 times.

SWIFT caught headlines earlier this year as governments pressed the organisation to ban Russian banks for the correspondent payments network.

Registration for the 10-13 October conference is open.

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