Osaka - Articles and news items
December 2012/January 2013 / 4 January 2013 / Steve Shaw, Editor, FX-MM
Despite the late withdrawal of all the Chinese banks, the result of a continuing territorial dispute between Japan and China over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands, the organisers can reflect on another highly successful event, albeit one that was not without its challenges. Although the official figure of over 6,200 delegates in attendance makes this the largest Sibos in Asia-Pacific to date, many of the Sibos-regulars who I spoke to expressed some doubts about this number. This was perhaps because the event had a “campus” feel about it, with exhibitors spread out across several halls, and a staggering number of meeting areas and presentation spaces of all sizes. While there were signs that the event was starting to thin out by the Wednesday afternoon, the final day, “Japan Day”, certainly pulled in a big crowd, with over 1,700 Japanese delegates in attendance alone.
If there were doubts about the number of attendees, there were no such doubts about the quality of partici – pation. Paul Simpson, Head of Global Transaction Services at Bank of America Merrill Lynch says: “This year’s Sibos was a phenomenal event. We had great client discussions and engagement. This event had more senior level representation, from both corporates and financial institutions, than I’ve seen in my career. I was impressed with the level and the quality of the individuals who were there.” (more…)
October 2012 / 5 October 2012 / Steve Shaw, Editor, FX-MM
What do technology, regulation and global shifts of economic power have in common? They are the main topics on the agenda at this year’s Sibos event, taking place at INTEX OSAKA from 29 October to 1 November. Steve Shaw looks at what’s in store.
Sibos will, as always, be a very well attended event – the exhibition space sold out some time ago and registrations are up on last year. A particularly large number of delegates from China will be attending this year. With several thousand senior level delegates, speakers and exhibitors representing financial institutions, market infra structure providers, corporates and technology partners, Sibos is the blue riband event for the global payments, securities, cash management and trade community.
The four day event will be packed with plenary sessions, keynotes and big issue debates in the plenary hall. There will also be main conference sessions, community sessions, open theatre sessions, SWIFT auditorium sessions and one-on-one interviews with senior industry leaders. (more…)
Blog / 18 July 2012 / Steve Shaw
Sibos 2012 is being held in Japan’s Second City this year. While many in the international financial community will know their way around Tokyo, Osaka is perhaps rather less well known. Although things are generally on a smaller scale than in Tokyo, Osaka is still a very large and very sophisticated city with a lot to see and do pre or post conference. (more…)
June 2012 / 12 June 2012 / Steve Shaw, Editor, FX-MM
In our October issue we’ll be featuring an in-depth preview of Sibos 2012, but with the big event still five months away, and with travel plans yet to be finalised by many, we thought it would be helpful to take a look at Japan’s Second City. FX-MM’s Editor, Steve Shaw, looks at what Sibos delegates can expect to find when they get to Osaka.
While many in the international financial community will know their way around Tokyo, Osaka is perhaps rather less well known. Although things are generally on a smaller scale than in Tokyo, Osaka is still a very large and very sophisticated city with a lot to see and do pre or post conference.
Sibos 2012 delegates who have not previously visited Japan might wish to consider tacking on a few days of holiday before or after the event to see the sights of the Kansai region. Osaka, which is the capital city of this region, is not only a great city for eating and shopping, but is also an ideal base for visits to the temples and markets of Kyoto, the historic treasures and temples of Nara, and the attractive port city of Kobe. (more…)