Sibos 2017 Toronto

RBC is proud to sponsor Sibos, the annual conference, exhibition and networking event organized by SWIFT for the financial industry. Sibos connects approximately 8,000 business leaders, decision makers and thought leaders from financial institutions, market infrastructures, multinational corporations and technology partners.

Hear from our experts

Dave McKay

Dave McKay
President & CEO, RBC

Monday October 16
11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Opening Plenary Key Note

RBC's President & CEO, Dave McKay, will deliver the opening address at Sibos 2017 Toronto, as Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary.

Carolyn Burke

Carolyn Burke (Panelist)
Head, Enterprise Payments, RBC

Wednesday, October 18
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Banking APIs – disruptive threat or innovative opportunity

Highly popular as a means to create open environments and easy data sharing with consumers and businesses – APIs are now everywhere. In Banking, APIs are being rolled out at high speed, and in some regions even promoted through local regulations such as PSD2. However, open Banking APIs are also clearing the field for new entrants. How will banks cope with this potentially disruptive change? Will APIs in Banking be a business-threat or a must-have in order to survive and grow?

Lisa Lansdowne-Higgins

Lisa Lansdowne-Higgins (Moderator)
VP, Business Deposits & Treasury Solutions, RBC

Tuesday, October 17
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Complementary or competitive? The role of payments market infrastructures and correspondent banks in instant international payments

Instant payment services are being developed by payment market infrastructures (PMIs) all over the world. Banks also see real-time services from PMIs as an opportunity to develop new products. The benefits these domestic instant payments systems bring will also be felt in cross-border payments once the systems start to inter-operate. But the barriers to achieve this goal are not only technological. They also lie in the need to incorporate the foreign exchange component, comply with Know Your Client (KYC), anti-money laundering (AML) and sanctions screening obligations, offer settlement finality outside a currency zone, and respect local market practices. In this session, payments industry experts will explore how these barriers can be overcome.


BAFT Global Councils Forum at Sibos

Sunday, October 15
9:00 am to 12:35 pm

RBC panelist: Carolyn Burke, Head, Enterprise Payments, RBC

Session: Innovation in payments across various regions

Sibos 5K Fun Run & Walk for delegates – sponsored by RBC

Wednesday October 18
6:00 am

Location: Coronation Park

Meet our people

Harry Samuel CEO, RBC Investor & Treasury Services
Francis Jackson Head, Global Client Coverage
Joanna Meager Global Head, Client Operations
Doug Moore CEO, RBC Capital Markets, Asia and Head, RBC Investor & Treasury Services, Asia Pacific
James Rausch Head, Global Client Coverage, Canada
Vincent Barboza Director, Banks, Brokers & Exchanges, Canada
Sebastian Becerra Managing Director, Banks, Brokers & Exchanges, North America
Grant Drabwell Director, Banks, Brokers & Exchanges
Anouschka Elliott Managing Director, Global Head, Marketing & Brand
Andrew Gordon Managing Director, Head, RBC Investor & Treasury Services, Asia
David Linds Managing Director, Head of Asset Servicing, Canada
Paul Quinn Managing Director, Banks, Brokers & Exchanges, EMEA
Laurence Sherlock Director, Banks, Brokers & Exchanges
Ian Sinclair Managing Director, Custody Product Management
David Travers Managing Director, Head, RBC Investor & Treasury Services, Australia

1. Bloomberg as at August 3, 2017 based on market capitalization of Royal Bank of Canada
2. Global Investor ISF Fund Administration Survey 2017
3. Payments Canada 2016 based on annual volumes and value
4. Global Finance, 2013-17