Brussels, 2 April 2014 – Sibos, the world’s premier financial services event, announces this year’s opening and closing plenary speakers: Jamie Forese, Co-President of Citi, and Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will open and close Sibos 2014 Boston respectively.
Jamie Forese will give the Sibos opening plenary address on Monday, 29 September. Mr. Forese is a member of the Citigroup Operating Committee, and Chief Executive Officer of the Institutional Clients Group, which encompasses the Markets and Securities Services business, Treasury and Trade Solutions business, and Corporate and Investment Banking activities as well as the Citi Private Bank. Traditionally, the Sibos opening address introduces some of the key issues our industry is currently facing, and offers views on how we can collaboratively tackle them, while setting the tone for the pivotal topics of the week.
Bill Gates will give the Sibos closing plenary address on Thursday, 2 October. Mr. Gates will provide his insights on the Foundation’s work to bring financial services to the poor, and highlight how digital financial services and partnerships can provide opportunities for financial institutions to sustainably serve people in the developing world.
Gottfried Leibbrandt, CEO, SWIFT said, “SWIFT is known for attracting high calibre speakers from across the spectrum to participate in Sibos. We are delighted to have secured Jamie Forese and Bill Gates to help us drive the debate at Sibos and beyond.”
Sibos attracts some 7,000 decision makers and topic experts from financial institutions, market infrastructures, multinational corporations and technology partners. With at least a quarter of all delegates attending the opening and closing keynote addresses, Sibos is proud to introduce these inspiring speakers to present their thought-provoking ideas for the future of the financial industry.
Sibos is the world’s premier financial services event Sibos is an annual conference, exhibition and networking event organised by SWIFT for the global financial industry. In just one week, some 7,000 decision makers and topic experts from financial institutions, market infrastructures, multinational corporations, and technology partners gather in one place to do business and collectively shape the future of payments, securities, cash management and trade.