Looking back on Sibos 2019

Sibos is the premier global financial services networking event. The annual conference and exhibition connects over 8,000 high-profile executives and is hosted in a different location each year.

2019 saw the first ever Sibos to be held much closer to home for us in London (no power adapters, passports or jet lag this year – winning!), and broke all records as the biggest Sibos yet, with over 11,000 visitors, 300 exhibitors, the largest ever Discover Zone and a startling array of new and diverse sessions.

Our dedicated Fintech team have been helping clients exhibit at Sibos for many years (more than they would like us to mention here!) so are very well-versed in everything there is to know about the show. They were delighted to help our clients create some amazing spaces in which to connect, engage and do business.

Our team’s experience and expertise was evident in that with over 700 square metres of beautifully designed and fabricated exhibition spaces they finished their projects ahead of schedule; in many cases so far ahead of schedule that they were waiting for client to arrive.

The success of our designs lies not just in the aesthetics however, it is the quality of the conversations that they generate. Here, again, we are delighted to say that every client reported an increase in their expected engagements, with one client reporting over 200 high-value recorded meetings over the 4 days – equating to almost 5 meetings every hour!!

Alongside creating engaging exhibition spaces, we also saw an increase this year in clients looking to host private events for their guests alongside the main Sibos show. This allowed for private meetings to continue offsite and for further networking opportunities. Our specialist Event Management team were well placed to assist with this and managed everything from the invitations and sourcing of venues through to the catering, décor and everything in between!

Supporting our clients in meeting their event objectives requires a huge team effort. Our amazing project team were supported by our equally talented teams of creatives, logistics, finance, health and safety – the list goes on.

Although our Sibos team are away over the next few weeks managing other events in Abu Dhabi, Copenhagen, LA and Boston, work is already underway for Sibos 2020.

If you are considering exhibiting at Sibos next year in Boston and would like to have a chat with our team about your options for premium branded environments, please feel free to get in touch with our team today.

See you in Boston!