Sibos, the annual conference, exhibition, and networking event organized by Swift for the financial industry, returns to Toronto and the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) for the third time from September 18-21, 2023. This highly anticipated citywide convention will connect more than 8,000 financial industry thought leaders, decision-makers, and experts to address critical issues challenging the global financial ecosystem.
Themed “Collaborative Finance in a Fragmented World”, key topics at Sibos 2023 will include ESG, cross-border payments, post-trade data, digital currencies, AI, and managing risks during economic and geopolitical uncertainty. The opening keynote speaker of the conference will be Brian Moynihan, Chair of the Board and CEO of Bank of America. Dave McKay, President & CEO at RBC, is slated to participate as a speaker for a session about leadership.
The MTCC previously hosted Sibos in 2011 and 2017. In 2017, Sibos generated an estimated $29.4 million in economic impact for Toronto and the province of Ontario. This year’s event is set to deliver a similar result. Sibos’ third arrival in Toronto is a nod to the city’s position as the second-largest financial hub and the fastest growing technology centre in North America.
Sibos 2023 will leave a legacy in Toronto in several impactful ways. This year, the event will challenge attendees and exhibitors to take the Sibos Sustainability Pledge. For exhibitors, this represents a commitment to use eco-friendly materials, hire staff from the Toronto region, and ensure diversity within their event team. For attendees, the pledge offers the option to eat a meat-free lunch for at least one day of the event, support a charity partner, or attend a conference session about diversity in the workplace. Sibos has designated Toronto’s SickKids Foundation as a partner charity.