3 July 2012

Sibos 2015 to be held in Singapore

Singapore, 3 July 2012 – SWIFT has selected Singapore and Marina Bay Sands as the venue for Sibos 2015.

“After Osaka this year, Dubai in 2013 and Boston in 2014, the world’s premier financial services event will return to Asia Pacific in 2015 in Singapore,” says Kris Hendrieckx, Head of Sibos, SWIFT. “We value the strong interest and commitment expressed by the Singaporean community and the local authorities in support of Sibos,” he adds.
“Singapore's lead within ASEAN creates a strong draw card for customers from South Asia as well as the Indian sub-continent and north Asia,” says Ian Johnston, Chief Executive Asia Pacific, SWIFT. “Sibos in Singapore is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the region to the entire SWIFT community.”
“The ABS welcomes the return of Sibos to Singapore after 12 years. Since then, with the global financial activities and economic centre of gravity shifting to Asia, Singapore has continued to strengthen its position as an international financial centre and is at the heart of the new financial arena. The bankers, financial and technology experts who are expected to converge in Singapore for Sibos 2015 will have a firsthand experience of this new financial pulse and dynamism,” says Mrs Ai Boon Ong, Director, The Association of Banks in Singapore.

Benefit of hosting Sibos
Sibos is a premium event that brings the global financial services and technology communities together, and contributes significantly to the economy of the host city and country.
“We are extremely pleased that Marina Bay Sands has been chosen as the venue for Sibos 2015,” says John Mims, Senior Vice President World-Wide Sales & Resort Marketing Asia, Las Vegas Sands Corp. “This event will be our largest to date, utilising over 120,000 square meters of space at Sands Expo and Convention Center, including 250 meeting rooms, six expo halls and the spectacular Grand Ballroom. The organisers and delegates can expect unrivalled MICE facilities in addition to luxurious accommodation, world-class entertainment, spectacular shopping and dining options, right in the heart of downtown Singapore. As the leading business destination in Asia, we look forward to welcoming Sibos delegates in 2015 and providing them with seamless service and a truly memorable experience.”

Sibos 2012 in Osaka
Sibos in Osaka, from 29 October-1 November 2012, will focus on regulation, evolving technology and geographic shifts in the balance of economic power which continue to be high priority topics for the financial community. The key trends in these areas will be covered from many angles in a wide variety of sessions by industry experts.
The Sibos conference is an unparalleled source of financial industry debate and opinion. To join the industry’s thought-leaders in person, register via sibos.com.

 

About Sibos
Every year Sibos brings together influential leaders from financial institutions, market infrastructures, multinational corporations and technology partners to do business and shape the future of the financial industry. Facilitated and organised by SWIFT for the SWIFT community, Sibos is much more than a conference and exhibition. It is a unique forum to collaborate and take collective action in payments, securities, cash management and trade. With the power to draw some 7,000 participants from across the globe, Sibos is unparalleled in its reputation to reach the entire financial services industry.
For more information, please visit www.sibos.com or contact:

SWIFT
Sandra Gavard
Tel: +65 6347 8068
sandra.gavard@swift.com

About Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd
Marina Bay Sands is the leading business, leisure and entertainment destination in Asia. It features large and flexible convention and exhibition facilities, 2,560 hotel rooms and suites, the rooftop Sands SkyPark, the best shopping mall in Asia, world-class celebrity chef restaurants and an outdoor event plaza. Its two theaters showcase a range of leading entertainment performances including world-renowned Broadway shows. Completing the line-up of attractions is ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands which plays host to permanent and marquee exhibitions. For more information, please visit www.marinabaysands.com.
For media enquiries, please contact:
Elzena Ibrahim
Tel: +65 6688 3047
elzena.ibrahim@marinabaysands.com

About SWIFT
SWIFT is a member-owned cooperative that provides the communications platform, products and services to connect more than 10,000 financial institutions and corporations in 210 countries. SWIFT enables its users to exchange automated, standardised financial information securely and reliably, thereby lowering costs, reducing operational risk and eliminating operational inefficiencies. SWIFT also brings the financial community together to work collaboratively to shape market practice, define standards and debate issues of mutual interest.
For more information, please visit www.swift.com or contact:

SWIFT
Sandra Gavard 
Tel:+65 6347 8068
sandra.gavard@swift.com