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Leaders of Japan’s top three banks to address Sibos 2012 in Osaka

Leaders of Japan’s top three banks to address Sibos 2012 in Osaka

26 July 2012

Tokyo, 26 July 2012 - SWIFT, the financial messaging provider for more than 10,000 banking organisations, securities institutions and corporate customers in 212 countries and territories, is honoured to announce that the presidents of Japan's largest banks will be featured speakers when Sibos, the world's premier financial services event, takes place in Osaka, Japan on 29 October - 1 November 2012.

Sibos is unique in its power to draw very senior participation from the financial industry, giving thousands of delegates the opportunity to hear top leaders' views on the state of the global financial sector.

Senior level participation from Japan includes:

Bank Names

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.


Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.

Speaker Names

Takeshi Kunibe, President and CEO

Nobuyuki Hirano


Yasuhiro Sato

President & CEO (Group CEO)

Date and Time

Sibos Opening Plenary

14:00, 29 October, 2012

Sibos Big Issue Debate

11:00, 30 October, 2012

Japan Day

9:00, 1 November, 2012



Welcome address during the Sibos Opening Plenary

The Implications of Emerging Growth Markets

Opening Address at Japan Day

* The bank names are listed in the order of speech schedule

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.

Ian Johnston, Chief Executive, Asia Pacific, SWIFT said "Sibos in Japan is an excellent opportunity to show Japan's financial industry to Asia and to the rest of the SWIFT community. We are honoured to welcome the presidents of Japan's largest three banks as speakers at Sibos and to hear them share their insights into the issues facing the global industry." 

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the annual Sibos event, which takes place in the Asia Pacific region every three years, and the first time that Sibos comes to Japan. The event will take place at INTEX Osaka and includes a full conference programme as well as a sold-out exhibition.

Accredited media can register for complementary media passes at Pre-registration is required.

For more information about Sibos, please visit

SWIFT is a member-owned cooperative that provides the communications platform, products and services to connect more than 10,000 banking organisations, securities institutions and corporate customers in 212 countries and territories. 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 refer to our website,, or contact our PR agency:

Beth Smits
Head of Corporate Affairs, Asia Pacific, SWIFT
Tel: +852 2107 8892

Bite communications
Ann Hung
Tel: +852 2534 8720