SWIFT Institute @ Sibos
Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.
So says a Japanese proverb. Once again, SWIFT Institute will bring many great teachers to SIBOS Geneva in 2016 to enlighten and inform.
SWIFT Institute Talks will play a feature role at Sibos Geneva with nine lectures throughout the week. Taking place in a purpose built amphitheater on the SWIFT stand, these lectures will see experts share their knowledge on a wide range of topics, including the ABCs – AML, blockchain and cyber.
Additionally we will showcase the winning team from the inaugural SWIFT Institute University Challenge. Held earlier this year, we challenge students to come up with an idea on how to improve remittances being sent from a bank in one country to a potentially unbanked individual in another country. The winning team is from Warwick Business School, University of Warwick in the UK. Two of the team members will share their winning idea, which was voted on by a banking audience in April at SWIFT’s Business Forum London. If you want a chance to with Fiza Hussain and Sneha Sunkara to ask about their innovative idea, you can find them throughout the week on the Innotribe exhibition stand.
And finally the SWIFT Institute is pleased to host the second annual Sibos quiz, A Question of Finance. The quiz partners’ university academics with financial industry professionals in a battle of wits. Two teams will answer questions on their own areas of expertise, as well as other areas where they may not be so well versed. Each team will be led by a captain of academia, with two supporting “stars” from the financial industry. Just how smart are academics and financial industry professionals? Come along and find out!
I look forward to welcoming you to Geneva in September.
Director of the SWIFT Institute