Sibos announces Bill Gates as this year’s closing plenary speaker

Amber Stokes
Amber Stokes
By Amber Stokes on 10 April 2014
Sibos announces Bill Gates as this year’s closing plenary speaker

Sibos has announced Bill Gates, Microsoft founder and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, as the closing plenary speaker for this year’s event, which will be held at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center from 29 September to 2 October 2014.

The event has also confirmed that Jamie Forese, co-president of Citi, will give the Sibos opening plenary address on Monday 29 September.

Gates will give the Sibos closing plenary address on Thursday 2 October, and is due to 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.”

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