The Hon. Warwick Smith AM and Rod McGeoch AO

The Honourable Warwick Smith AM is the Senior Managing Director at ANZ Banking Group Ltd, Chair of the board of the Financial Services Knowledge Hub, an initiative of the NSW Government, coordinated by the Committee for Sydney and Chairman of the NSW Export Investment Advisory Panel.

Business Events Sydney collaborated with Warwick and a network of industry and government heavyweights across Australia to attract the world's largest financial services conference, Sibos, to the Sydney in 2018.

He said of the achievement, “Sibos is where the global financial community gathers to debate and collaborate on the future of the industry, so it’s an incredible honour to welcome it back to our shores for the third time. This is Australia’s opportunity to shine and to play a key part in shaping that future.

“Sydney is well-suited to host Sibos. The city is home to 60 of the 64 banks that operate in Australia as well as the country’s key financial regulatory bodies. Australia’s banking sector is recognised as one of the strongest in the world and our local community stands to benefit greatly from hosting this event. Sibos is unparalleled in its reach of the global financial industry and I think its decision to come to Australia is recognition of our leadership in the region.”

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