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#SIBOS 2012 – where are the people?

I didn’t make the opening plenary at SIBOS this year because
I was grabbed for a formal rehearsal of my main session of the day: the future
of money

I’ll write a little more about that after the session although,
for those considering coming to see it, it will be all about whether core
payments infrastructures are fit for the future (something we’ve just surveyed about
for the Financial Services Club which will be released in a couple of weeks).

This meant that in the free time I had over lunch, I did a
quick whirlwind tour of the incredibly quiet exhibition halls.

Most people were desperately looking for someone. 

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But there was no-one there.

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Mind you, these are American and European booths.  Jump across to the Asian booths and it’s
slightly different.

First, there’s a different look and feel to them.

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Second, they’re a little bit busier.

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Third, it’s Monday lunchtime – it’s always quieter on the
first day pre-plenary.  It will change.

Anyways, off to rehearsals …


About Chris M Skinner

Chris M Skinner
Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through his blog, TheFinanser.com, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank, and Chair of the European networking forum the Financial Services Club. He has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand (as well as one of the best blogs), a FinTech Titan (Next Bank), one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance), as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News. To learn more click here...

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