Noel Quinn, Group Chief Executive, HSBC, was the opening keynote speaker for Sibos 2021. Quinn, appointed Group Chief Executive in March 2020, has been with HSBC – or its constituent companies – since 1987. He has extensive breadth and depth of expertise, having previously led a number of business lines within the HSBC Group. Quinn also brings a truly global perspective to Sibos, with experience spanning Asia, the US and Europe.
The theme for Sibos 2021, which took place on 11 October 2021, is Recharging Global Finance. Top experts in banking, payments, securities services, technology and fintech shared insights and facilitated debates on four interconnected subthemes: digital acceleration, managing risk, transformative technology and banking on change.
Chantal Van Es, Head of Sibos, said: “We’re delighted that Noel Quinn opened up this year’s Sibos and shared his unique perspective on the future of the banking industry. This provided invaluable insights for our delegates and set them up for a packed week of debate and learning.
Sibos analysed the most pressing topics of our time, from banks’ contribution to society, to the most cutting edge technology and how it can be deployed effectively and responsibly. With Sibos again taking place digitally this year, we will be launching a number of initiatives to make Sibos immersive, which can enable delegates to learn as much as possible from our first class line-up of speakers.”