The win follows a successful bid by ExCeL London and London & Partners and will see more than 7,000 financial professionals from around the world descend on the UK capital in 2019. It will be the first time the UK has hosted Sibos in 34 years.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson MP, said: "Our great capital is leading the world in financial services and financial technology, offering a veritable melting pot of expertise, insight and innovation. Hosting this influential gathering underlines our world-leading credentials as a booming financial and technology centre, and I am certain that with London as the dazzling backdrop, Sibos 2019 will be a huge success."
David Pegler, CEO at ExCeL London, added: "We are thrilled that London and ExCeL have been chosen to host Sibos in 2019. As the world’s premium financial services event, it has been our aspiration to host Sibos for many years. The huge investment in ExCeL’s world-class event facilities coupled with London’s new transport and hotel infrastructure mean that we have been able to meet the criteria outlined by SWIFT for the very first time.
"By 2019, Sibos delegates will be able to travel across our city in record time using Crossrail, arriving at ExCeL’s dedicated onsite station. We look forward to working in partnership with SWIFT over the next four years to deliver an unforgettable Sibos."
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