Sibos 2019 at ExCeL London

ExCeL London / Sibos and ExCel

 

Sibos is the world’s premium financial services event. This high-profile conference & exhibition, organized by SWIFT, is a global event rotating annually between Europe, the Americas and APAC. 2019 marked the first time the event was held in London - an incredible win for the venue and city.

In London, Sibos enjoyed its biggest year ever, breaking all records with the largest community engagement in its history.

There were 11,500 delegates, a record uplift of 30%, and 300 exhibitors. 150 countries were represented and 600 voices heard from start-ups to established institutions, Olympic gold medallists to world-renowned astro-physicists.

This success was down to a close working relationship between the venue, city and organisers, leveraging all opportunities to maximise the event experience. The floorplan and space of ExCeL lent itself to an immersive experience, with engaging activations on the exhibition floor - as well as in breakout sessions.

But this was also an incredibly sustainable event. Thousands of single-use plastic bottles weren't used thanks to the Sibos drinking bottles and ExCeL water fountains, 150,000 trees were planted as delegates offset their travel through an initiative with reforestation projects in Zambia and three tonnes of exhibition stand waste was recycled to make picnic benches at a local primary school.

The biggest Sibos ever was also the most sustainable.

“This was the biggest and most ambitious Sibos event we’ve ever hosted, and it was a great success, with record breaking numbers.” Chantal Van Es, Head of Sibos.

This is a joint entry between Sibos, SWIFT and ExCeL London.

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