Singapore gears up for Sibos 2015

Lindsay James
Lindsay James
By Lindsay James on 21 September 2015
Singapore gears up for Sibos 2015

It has now been confirmed that the managing director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, together with CEOs of DBS group, OCBC Bank and United Overseas Bank (UOB), will be the featured speakers at Sibos 2015.

The annual conference, which will take place from 12-15 October 2015, is this year returning to Singapore for the first time since 2003 as the city celebrates its 50th year of independence. Singapore is one of the most innovative financial centres in the Asia Pacific region on the Global Innovation Index 2014 (GII), globally ranking the city at number seven as the leading APAC nation.

Ong-Ang Ai Boon, director of the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS), said “The ABS welcomes the return of Sibos to Singapore this year as a catalyst to gather the Asian banking and financial community at this annual occasion.  In particular, we are excited about the ASEAN Day programme; because it provides a good opportunity for the ASEAN banking and financial community to share their insights on economic integration and discuss ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) as a growing reality.”

Since its inception in 1967, the economic significance of ASEAN has developed into a major economic powerhouse with rapid developments in global regulation, compliance and technology. With the introduction of ASEAN Day on the Sibos agenda on 15 October, SWIFT aims to provide a one-day forum for compliance business leaders, central banks, and technology professionals to engage, share and shape the big issue debate on the future of ASEAN.

"ASEAN is expected to remain one of the fastest growing regions in the world and by selecting Singapore as the host city for Sibos 2015, it provides a great opportunity to showcase the region to the entire SWIFT community,” says Eddie Haddad, managing director, Asia Pacific at SWIFT. “Delegates can expect to experience lively discussions from ASEAN leaders around the vibrancy of ASEAN; amidst the global landscape of G3 economies in recovery and the growth of China at a controlled pace.”

The agenda at Sibos 2015 focuses on shaping the future of payments, securities, cash management and trade. Sibos delegates will also have the opportunity to attend dedicated sessions around: the changing landscape of Singapore’s securities market to ensure SGX remains a competitive and relevant global exchange; disruptive technologies - how leading financial institutions are assessing and preparing their core payments platforms with the rise of the Internet of Things; and real-time payments: How to marry the technologically possible with what is desirable to safeguard the financial ecosystem

The preeminent annual conference and exhibition connects more than 7,000 executives, decision makers and thought-leaders from financial institutions, market infrastructures, multinational corporations and technology partners.


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