19 Sept 2011
Sibos 2011 is set to kick off today in Toronto, Canada. This year SWIFT's user conference has attracted more than 7,000 delegates, including 200 exhibitors and speakers. It has come a long way from its first conference of 800 attendees in 1980 in Copenhagen.
- Regulation re-visited.
- Changing landscape, new expectations.
- Global and local perspectives.
Corporate Forum 2011For the fourth year running, the conference offers a stream dedicated to corporates. This year the stream is entitled ‘Collaborating for Success - Advancing Critical Dialogue Between Corporates and Banks’ and aims to deliver insight into emerging areas that affect companies and how they manage their money in an increasingly changing world. The main sessions will covers topics such as electronic invoicing (e-invoicing), SWIFT for Corporates, Basel III and its impact on trade finance, mitigating risk of and financing open account transactions, payment hubs, SEPA challenges and the role of collaboration in corporate banking.
Although the numbers are down on last year, there are many excellent speakers from the corporate world including:
- Anita Prasad, general manager, treasury capital management, Microsoft - view the gtnews video interview with Prasad from Sibos 2010 in Amsterdam.
- John Colleemallay, director, group treasury and financing, Dassault Systèmes.
- Sang Hee Pang, general manager, export information team, global business division, Hyundai.
- Debra Hinds, global cash management, director, Bombardier.
- Brooke Tilton, director, treasury operations, Viacom.
- Raul Rivas, manager, finance operations and projects NAFTA, Daimler North America.
gtnews at Sibosgtnews and sister publication bobsguide have a stand this year - PS06 - so if you are at the conference, please drop by to say hello.
Otherwise, you can follow our activity through my daily blog and also a guest blog from financial supply chain (FSC) contributing editor, Enrico Camerinelli. Also, we will be conducting in-depth video interviews with industry experts to give you an inside track as to what are the big debates at the conference. Interviewees include:
- Alice Eastman, senior vice president of cash management and payment services, Scotiabank.
- Paul Simpson, head of global treasury solutions, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Merrill).
- Nanda Kumar, president and chief executive officer (CEO), SunTec.
- Werner Steinmueller, managing director, head of global transaction banking (GTB), Deutsche Bank.
- Pierre Fersztand, global head of cash management, BNP Paribas.
- Richard Dallas, transactional banking director, Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets.
- Gerard Hartsink, European Payments Council (EPC) chair.
- John Laurens, head of global payments and cash management, Asia-Pacific, HSBC - view the gtnews video with Laurens from Sibos 2009 in Hong Kong.
- Simon Newstead, head of financial institution (FI) market and business strategy, global transaction services (GTS), RBS - view the gtnews video with Newstead from Sibos 2010 in Amsterdam.
- Donna Alexander, BAFT-IFSA CEO.
- Ashutosh Kumar, global head of cash and trade products, Standard Chartered Bank.
Today the gtnews and bobsguide teams took advantage of our surroundings and went to a Blue Jays and New York Yankees game at Rogers Centre - Blue Jays won 3-0. Hail the sole standing Canadian major league baseball team.
Tieto have set the tone of the evenings to come with a soiree this evening up the CN Tower. The food was amazing, and the view even more so.
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