TORONTO, Sept. 14, 2011 /CNW/ - The Metro Toronto Convention Centre
(MTCC) will welcome the most prestigious and prominent meeting of the
global financial services sector from September 19-23, 2011. Hosted in
Toronto for the first time, 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.
"With so much going on and so much to offer, Toronto has become the city to do business and is an ideal gathering place for meetings. The
MTCC is uniquely positioned within Canada to host this very exciting
international conference and exhibition. We plan to deliver a superior
experience for all Sibos attendees," said Barry Smith, President & CEO
of the MTCC.
The Sibos conference features high-level speakers on hot topics relevant
to the financial industry and is the industry's premier international
forum to discuss the way forward. Unique in its ability to bring
together many senior level participants in one place, this year's
attendees will include:
Tim Lane, Deputy Governor, Bank of Canada
Gordon Nixon, President and CEO, Royal Bank of Canada;
Rick Waugh, President and CEO, Scotiabank.
The exhibition, the largest of its kind in the sector, will showcase
some 175 exhibitors from financial institutions, application and
middleware vendors, system integrators and more.
"With world events continuing to impact the financial industry, Sibos
2011 will take stock of the challenges going forward, with a focus on
four big topics: regulation, technology, the changing landscape of the
financial industry and geographic shifts in the balance of power," said
Kris Hendrieckx, Head of Sibos. "We selected Toronto to host Sibos this
year as it is a leading city for economic innovation and one of the top
financial centers in the world."
This conference is estimated to contribute $67 million to the local
economy, based on figures from an independent study from Sibos 2008 in
About the MTCC
The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is Canada's #1 convention and trade
show facility. Since its opening in 1984, the MTCC has hosted
approximately 15,000 events and entertained over 40 million guests. For
further information, please visit www.mtccc.com.
Sibos is the world's premier financial services event. 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. www.sibos.com
SWIFT is a member-owned cooperative that provides the communications
platform, products and services to connect more than 9,000 banking
organisations, securities institutions and corporate customers in 209
countries. 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. www.swift.com
SOURCE Metro Toronto Convention Centre
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