Sibos 2021

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Highlights from Sibos 2021

Sibos is the annual global financial services networking event organised by SWIFT, connecting more than 8,000 executives, decision makers and thought-leaders from financial institutions, market infrastructures, multinational corporations and technology partners.

BNP Paribas is proud to be a long term partner of Sibos, an event which facilitates debate, networking and business collaboration around payments, securities, cash management and trade.

Returning to a fully virtual experience from the 11-14 of October, Sibos built on the success of the first all-digital event in 2020.

Watch back some of our highlights below:

Florence Fontan

Head of Company Engagement & General Secretary, speaking alongside Exactpro, on Women of Sibos and tackling the gender gap challenge

Alvaro Camunas

Head of Client Development, on changes in the asset servicing industry and how BNP Paribas Securities Services is positioned as the partner of the future for our clients


Discover what Sibos 2021 had to offer, and we look forward to connecting next year in Amsterdam

Sibos is a cornerstone of the banking industry’s calendar. The opportunities to discuss the future of the industry, develop common approaches and strengthen business and personal ties are unrivalled.

Graham Ray, BNP Paribas

Meet our speakers at Sibos

Philippe Benoit

Day #3 | Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Big Issue Debate – Assets of the future

07:00 – 08:00 GMT & 18:30 – 19:30 GMT

Philippe Benoit
Head of Strategic Business Development and Transformation and Head of Asia Pacific

Lydie Vallese

Day #3 | Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Spotlight – Managing Risk

08:30 – 09:00 GMT & 18:00 – 18:30 GMT

Lydie Vallese
Chief Risk Officer, BNP Paribas Securities Services

Florence Lubineau

Day #3 | Wednesday, 13 October 2021

CBDCs through the bankers’ lens – challenge or opportunity?

08:00 – 09:00 GMT & 17:00 – 18:00 GMT

Florence Lubineau
Head of Central Banks & MDBs/Supranationals, Europe, BNP Paribas Corporate & Institutional Banking

John Egan

Day #3 | Wednesday, 13 October 2021

The future of money

11:00 – 12:00 GMT

John Egan
CEO at L’Atelier BNP Paribas

Aurelia Normand

Day #3 | Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Instant ‘treasury as a service’: Can banks give corporates what they need?

12:30 – 13:30 GMT

Aurelia Normand
Head of Transaction Banking EMEA, Head of CIB Global Transaction Banking Filière

Women of Sibos

Women of Sibos – meet the change makers

BNP Paribas sponsored the Women of Sibos event on Tuesday 12 October, facilitating discussion on how women can overcome business challenges and use their networks to drive change for good.

Kristy Duncan, founder and CEO of Women in Payments, and Natalie Chung Sum Yue, climate action environmentalist and social innovator, addressed issues such as:

  • At this pivotal moment for women and for the environment – how can women build back better
  • Being the change maker – where do you start
  • How to drive positive change in the financial industry

As part of our sponsorship, Florence Fontan, Head of Company Engagement & General Secretary, was interviewed on Sibos TV on Tuesday 12 October at 18:00 CEST the importance of diversity and the role of women in driving change for good.

STAR programme

The Sibos Talent Accelerator Route (STAR) provides rising female leaders of tomorrow with growth opportunities to support their progress to senior levels, while accelerating their knowledge and professional connections.

STAR candidate – a future leader in securities services:

STAR mentors – helping STAR candidates grow and develop:

Eunice Li, Vice President of Relationship Management

Gráinne Edmonds, UK Head of Sales & Relationship Management for Financial Intermediaries

Kelly Kakanaki, Head of Greece

Sibos 2021 insights

The event focused on the themes of digital acceleration, managing risk, transformative technology and banking on change. Settlement efficiency and cycles also featured.

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