All Bell ceremonies
04/10/2019 - 9:15AM CEST | Amsterdam174308fc6e642c-6c7e-405e-bbd2-302792a0dcfe
Mario Willemsen, Manager Finance and Control of the Dierenbescherming rings the bell for the annual fundraising campaign named ‘Help ons redden’. Each year they save thousands of animals in need for which they need support.
On this worldwide animals Day they also ask attention for the existence of a benchmark about animal welfare, in which big global and Dutch companies in the food industry have gone through an assessment of the company practice on farm animal welfare. This benchmark, funded by other animal welfare organisations gives possibilities to make sustainable investments which are proven animal friendly. In taking account animal welfare concepts investors can give animals the share which they deserve.
The Dutch animal protection company, de Dierenbescherming, is pleased to work together with commercial businesses to achieve an animal friendly environment. Therefore, they are looking for more companies and financial partners who are willing to conduct a sustainable business model.
The Dierenbescherming endeavours to diminish or prevent disrupted animal welfare and tries to improve the conditions for animals as for human being with animals. This is done by various projects and in cooperation with service companies like Dierenbuddy and a Helpdesk for animal-aid workers.
Partner animal welfare organisations such as Compassion in World Farming and World Animal Protection funded the actual benchmark for animal welfare. This benchmark is used as working practice with global companies in the food industry. To see which investors already use and support this benchmark, click here.
The Dierenbescherming, a nationwide organisation, is devoted to save animals day or night. This work is done by specially designed animal ambulances, animal shelters, special inspectors and thousands of volunteers all over the country. On a yearly basis they give shelter to 20.000 animals whereas their ambulances respond to about 65.000 calls for assistance.
Their inspectors of the Landelijke Inspectiedienst Dierenbescherming (LID) and special field volunteers deal with thousands of calls of neglect or abuse of animals. Furthermore, the Dierenbescherming gives information at schools, lobbies with political parties and tries to prevent future animal suffering by their field workers.
With the ‘Beter Leven keurmerk’ of the Dierenbescherming they annually save more than 35 millions animals in live stock farming.
For more information: www.beterleven.dierenbescherming.nlDierenbescherming 04/10/2019 - 9:15AM CESTAmsterdam
03/10/2019 - 9:14AM CEST | Amsterdam1743073e3eee45-bcad-44e9-ab55-7d208ec2561a
OAKK – OAKK Solid Investment Solutions – 2 years
OAKK Solid Investment Solutions is celebrating their 2 years existence, Benjamin Prins- senior OAKK Consultant will sound the gong.
OAKK is an asset management platform for financial planners to provide their clients ease of mind in reaching their financial goals. Due to the low interest rates, retrenching of the collective pensions and a different look on employment in general, people have a strong preference to have individual savings and investment, based on their own personal goals. OAKK strongly believes a financial planner as the most trusted advisor can help people with fulfilling their goals.
OAKK unburdens both the financial advisor with all the asset management issues and the client with a highly professional managed investment portfolio. In the past two years, thousands of clients and hundreds of financial planners have already found their way to OAKK and they expect further growth in the near future.
For more information: www.oakk.nlOAKK 03/10/2019 - 9:14AM CESTAmsterdam
Top Woman of the Year
02/10/2019 - 19:31PM CEST | Amsterdam1954868c2d1010-19c0-4dc0-b77c-c1e482a5de24
Maaike van Beijsterveldt – Winner of the Young Talent Award 2019
The Young Talent Award is an incentive prize for young female talent. The 2019 Award was presented on Thursday 26 September to Maaike van Beijsterveldt.
At the same event, Rianne Letschert, Rector Maastricht University, was names Top Woman of the Year 2019.
The election, held for the fifteenth time this year, stems from the idea that it is important to create a platform on which female executives in Dutch companies and / or organizations receive attention, are visible and can thus fulfil their role as role models.
For more information: www.topvrouwvanhetjaar.nlTop Woman of the Year 02/10/2019 - 19:31PM CESTAmsterdam
SPDR STOXX Europe 600 ESG
01/10/2019 - 9:15AM CEST | Amsterdam174306d1342996-4729-44da-8d98-d94b8b853f1a
Launch of SPDR STOXX Europe 600 ESG Screened UCITS ETF
State Street celebrates the listing of the first ESG ETF strategy based on STOXX Europe 600 that follows transparent exclusion criteria. The ETF aims to eliminate exposure to controversial weapons, tobacco and thermal coal, and companies that do not comply with United Nations Global Compact principles.
The ETF (Ticker: 600X, TER 0.12%) also has a ‘Fast Exit’ feature to react quickly to breaking ESG controversies. If an index constituent has its Sustainalytics controversy risk rating raised to Level 5 (high risk), it will be deleted from the index two business days after the announcement is made.
Optiver will be the seed partner for the new SPDR STOXX Europe 600 ESG Screened UCITS ETF and supporting the ETF onscreen across Euronext, Xetra, Borsa Italiana and SIX. “Sustainable investing is a positive development in the industry and Optiver supports the growth of ESG ETFs”, said Kjelle Blom, Chief Operating Officer at Optiver.
For more information: SPDRs.comSPDR STOXX Europe 600 ESG 01/10/2019 - 9:15AM CESTAmsterdam
KVK Innovation Top 100
30/09/2019 - 9:15AM CEST | Amsterdam17430509eefd4f-b46d-4d89-8992-14166e46ad5e
KVK Innovation Top 100 – PHYSEE is the winner
PHYSEE in Delft with Smartskin, a glass façade with integrated solar cells and sensors, wins the 14th edition of the KVK Innovation Top 100. This is why Grace Copplestone, Supply Chain Manager at PHYSEE, together with KVK sounds the gong.
About KVK Innovation Top 100
KVK publishes this ranking annually with 100 innovations in Dutch small and medium-sized businesses. The winner can call himself the most innovative SME company in the country for a year.
All innovations have been assessed for their impact on the industry and society, originality, availability, realized turnover and growth potential. There is no cash prize attached to the KVK Innovation Top 100. The ranking gives a good picture of the innovative power of SMEs at the moment. North and South Holland are represented the best with 22 companies, followed by Gelderland with 14 companies. After the IT sector, most innovations came from the creative industry and construction sectors. The announcement of the 14th Chamber of Commerce Innovation Top 100 took place in the Amsterdome in Amsterdam.
Where the glass industry was not interested at first, glass producers are now starting to show more and more interest. From a small start-up, PHYSEE has now become a scale-up with more than 30 employees from 10 countries. The first international assignments are now starting to come in. TU Delft is a shareholder and partner in this company. The jury was unanimous: "It is seen as a breakthrough technology for the world. Every architect can apply it this way. PHYSEE stands for a future in which buildings become energy positive without compromising on the aesthetics of the facades. That makes this company a justified winner. "
PHYSEE's patented invention consists of solar cells in the glass that generate electricity and sensors that make the glass smart. The solar cells ensure that there is always green energy in the facade. The sensors measure environmental data such as temperature, light and air quality and use this information to cool, heat and illuminate buildings in a more energy-efficient way. Thus, buildings become 25% more energy efficient and comfortable.KVK Innovation Top 100 30/09/2019 - 9:15AM CESTAmsterdam
27/09/2019 - 13:11PM CEST | Paris1737785e420e9b-e24e-4d54-ac26-f3186fbdc530
UNITI lists on Euronext Growth
Stéphane ORIA, Chief Executive Officer of UNITI, opens the trading day in Paris.
UNITI specializes in the development and promotion of residential real turnkey projects for local authorities and social landlords. The company offers mainly retirement homes, campuses for students and social rental housing.UNITI 27/09/2019 - 13:11PM CESTParis
Erasmus MC Thorax Foundation
27/09/2019 - 9:15AM CEST | Amsterdam156620f77de5ac-0daa-4594-881d-7f38da4adeb2
Erasmus MC Thorax Foundation
Dr. Annemien van den Bosch, cardiologist and chairman of the Erasmus MC Thorax Foundation, opened the stock exchange to draw more attention for scientific research into cardiovascular diseases in Erasmus Medical Center.
About World Heart Day
World Heart Day is on September 29. On this day, attention is paid worldwide to how we can keep the most important organ of our body healthy and thus prevent cardiovascular disease. In the Netherlands alone, we already have 1.4 million patients and more than 100 people die every day from cardiovascular disease. Therefore research is desperately needed.
About Erasmus MC Thorax Center
Erasmus MC Thorax Center is a center of excellence for cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery and lung diseases. In terms of patient care, top clinical research and education the center belongs to the top of the world for more than 50 years already. Pioneering treatment methods and techniques have been developed or introduced here, such as the first heart transplants, the first heart valve through the groin, ultrasound research, the soluble stents, the stents that dispense medication and the 4D-scan of the heart.
By raising funds, the Erasmus MC Thorax Foundation provides a powerful boost to innovative research at the Thorax Center, often in collaboration with other parties at home and abroad. Our goal is to accelerate scientific research to save even more lives and prevent unnecessary suffering.
For more information: www.thoraxfoundation.nlErasmus MC Thorax Foundation 27/09/2019 - 9:15AM CESTAmsterdam
26/09/2019 - 9:15AM CEST | Amsterdam1566191bd8dd1b-084c-4751-b4e3-0e7feca90241
ROC – Pilot New Tech Finance College
On behalf of the New Tech Finance College, powered by ROC van Amsterdam – Flevoland, Jamilla van Weert sounds the gong to open trading.
About New Tech Finance College
New Tech Finance College is a ROC van Amsterdam – Flevoland initiative in which talented students and teachers from four different schools work together with Amsterdam businesses to discover the new world of finance. Its purpose is to educate mbo students and prepare them for career opportunities that will emerge in the future. Furthermore this project aims to increase awareness within the finance sector of the competences and skills mbo students have to offer.
Partners of the New Tech Finance College pilot are: Fronteer, ABN/Amro Clearing, Adyen, Bunq, Bux, Nationale Hypotheekbond, IBEO, Igen, Payconiq en Rabobank. Each partner has added their expertise to the programme and has worked with the students throughout the course.
For more information: www.rocvanflevoland.nl/Actueel/2019/Het-ROC-van-Amsterdam-Flevoland-start-pilot-New-TeROC 26/09/2019 - 9:15AM CESTAmsterdam
Partners at Work
25/09/2019 - 9:15AM CEST | Amsterdam1566184602e64e-c9d8-4db7-af50-1f1686bd5f0e
Partners at Work
Arthur van der Wal, CEO of Achmea Real Estate & Finance, sounds the gong as representative of Partners at Work’s clients. This is to thank them for their commitment on the diversity theme by actually appointing women in top positions.
Partners at Work is the executive search firm for a new generation of leaders in the financial and professional services sector. Since its establishment in 2003, the organization has made an important contribution to m / f diversity at the top of the business community.
Recently Partners at Work received the "Executive Search Award 2019" from the Talent to the Top Foundation.
According to the Monitoring Committee of the Talent to the Top Foundation, Partners at Work is an appealing example for other executive agencies when it comes to appointing women to the top of the business world. The Executive Search Code monitor provides insight into how search agencies are committed to appointing women to top positions and what results they are achieving.
For more information: www.partnersatwork.nl/?lang=enPartners at Work 25/09/2019 - 9:15AM CESTAmsterdam
24/09/2019 - 9:15AM CEST | Amsterdam156617abe93b5a-9922-477c-9d30-c7e809e5c7bd
Rob de Haas, Conference Chairman of Fund Seminar, sounds the gong to open the trading day. Fund Seminar will be celebrating its 10th anniversary on Thursday the 26th of September. Rob has been involved since the very beginning.
About Fund Seminar Once started as a relationship event, Fund Seminar has become the largest event for independent wealth managers and financial advisors in the Netherlands. With an online platform and multiple events each year, Fund Seminar has become an integral part of the world of independent wealth management.
The 10th anniversary of Fund Seminar will take place on Thursday 26 September. Participants can get inspired by workshops from no less than 29 asset managers, a keynote from Maurice van Tilburg (Euronext) and an economists' panel consisting of Bob Homan (ING), Hans Betlem (IBS), Gerwin Wijnia (InsingerGilissen) and moderator Rob Jansen (BNR Beurswatch).
For more information: www.fundseminar.nlFund Seminar 24/09/2019 - 9:15AM CESTAmsterdam
23/09/2019 - 9:15AM CEST | Amsterdam15650549da88e7-b6f4-45a7-a17e-7dddf33a4c1f
Michiel Smith, Senior Marketing & Communication Manager, luidt de gong om meer aandacht te besteden aan de 12e editie van het Fondsevent. Fondsevent is het grootste platform voor beleggingsprofessionals in Nederland en vindt maandag 30 september plaats in de Prodentfabriek in Amersfoort.
Over het Fondsevents
Het Fondsevent is het grootste kennis- en netwerkevent in Nederland voor private bankers, vermogensbeheerders en beleggingsadviseurs. Alle banken in Nederland doen aan het event mee.
Het Fondsevent werd voor het eerst gehouden in 2008, één week na de ondergang van zakenbank Lehman Brothers dat de grootste beurscrisis sinds 1945 in luidde. Jaarlijks vindt het event plaats in samenwerking met gerenommeerde asset managers en de grootbanken.
Fondsnieuws, opgericht in juli 2008, is een zelfstandig dochterbedrijf van de FD Mediagroep. Het is behalve in Nederland ook actief in de twee andere landen van de Benelux.
Voor meer informatie: www.fondsevent.nl23/09/2019 - 9:15AM CESTAmsterdam
Week van de Belegger
20/09/2019 - 9:15AM CEST | Amsterdam1277317b74e542-5ce1-4297-bc9b-0e0396a6e69f
Week van de Belegger
Ferry Roersma, managing director of initiator TRIPLE I, sounds the gong in honour of the Week of the Investor. He acknowledges that consumers have an ever-growing need for information concerning personal finance. Especially now that the Netherlands are changing from a welfare state to a self-care state, personal financial responsibility becomes more and more important. The Dutch are, now more than ever, concerned with money, responsible investing, and alternatives to make their savings pay out.
About BeleggersFair 2019
De BeleggersFair is the biggest investment event in the Netherlands and focuses on information and education for both the novice and the highly experienced investor. Annually the event is visited by around 3.000 private investors, who want to boost their knowledge and their investment ability. This year is the events 5th year anniversary which in turn proves that it fulfils an important need among private investors.
More than fifty financial heavyweights and investment gurus will attend the 27th September to share their knowledge and visions with visitors. Just like every year there will also be time for investment tips. And of course, there is enough time for the speed courses and masterclasses. Besides this, chairman of the day Roelof Hemmen will present the Cashcow Awards for the best financials of the year.
Week of the investor and de BeleggersFair are an initiative by TRIPLE i. The financial multimedia publisher thus takes its responsibility to strengthen involvement within the financial market as broadly as possible.
For more information: www.beleggersfair.nlWeek van de Belegger 20/09/2019 - 9:15AM CESTAmsterdam
a.s.r. and Lezen & Schrijven
19/09/2019 - 9:15AM CEST | Amsterdam127730d38e4b27-dd26-487a-b03f-c28ccc802790
a.s.r. pensioenen and the Foundation Lezen & Schrijven celebrate partnership
Former low literates Lenie and Naziha sound the gong to celebrate the start of a partnership between a.s.r. pensioenen and the Foundation Lezen & Schrijven. It kicks off with a donation of 20,000 euros.
About a.s.r. and Stichting Lezen en Schrijven
In the Netherlands, 2.5 million adults have difficulty reading, writing and/or calculating. This has a major impact on their personal lives. Those who cannot read and write well, experience more difficulty in finding a job, often live less healthily and have less control over money matters. Mastering a language simply makes you stronger.
The Foundation, together with its partners, strives to help as many people as possible in the Netherlands, to learn how to read, write, calculate and have digital skills.
Folkert Pama, director of customer service at a.s.r. pensions: ‘We have found a partner in the Foundation Stichting Lezen & Schrijven that matches the mission of a.s.r., to make people self-reliant. It’s important cause. And this is how we hope to contribute in make pensions understandable as well.’
Geke van Velzen, director of the Foundation Lezen & Schrijven: ‘For the Foundation, cooperation with the business community is an integral part of tackling low literacy. With organizations such as a.s.r. we can achieve more, in an attempt to reduce and prevent low literacy. We look forward to a long and successful collaboration.
MT Next Generation Leadership
18/09/2019 - 9:15AM CEST | Amsterdam127729ba84618e-aeb8-491d-b7c4-3588f847bbf4
MT Next Generation Leadership
Remy Gieling, chief editor MT & Sprout, sounds the gong to commemorate the launch of the 10th edition of the MT Next 50.
About MT Next 50
The editorial staff of MT is proud to present the 10th edition of the Next Leadership 50: the curated list of the most promising leadership talent in The Netherlands. MT believes that better leaders create a better world. Therefore MT selects the best knowledge on management and leadership from (inter)national sources and shares practical insights from current executives and senior leaders.
During the ceremony MT celebrates the selection of next generation leaders who embrace change and enable sustainable growth at some of the largest companies in The Netherlands. This year the editors in collaboration with top (inter)national business schools and executive search firms, have selected leadership talent from Randstad, HEMA, USG People, Philips, Aegon and many others.
For more information: www.mt.nlMT Next Generation Leadership 18/09/2019 - 9:15AM CESTAmsterdam
Dutch Creativity Festival
17/09/2019 - 9:15AM CEST | Amsterdam128085f0a56687-7d3e-42ae-aa71-faafec896207
Dutch Creativity Festival
Dinesh Sonak, Managing Director of ADCN, the Club for Creativity, sounds the gong for the first edition of the Dutch Creativity Festival.
About Dutch Creativity Festival
The festival, 20 & 21 September at The Student Hotel in Amsterdam, presents educational and playful sessions with the best creative people in the Netherlands – from the worlds of arts and culture, business and technology, education and sustainability.
The festival’s goal is to stimulate Dutch creativity – how can we become smarter and better creators? What can we learn from the creativity of Rembrandt, the world champions robot soccer, the secret service, IDFA’s artistic director, Philips Design, and the smartest innovators in e.g. architecture, fashion, advertising, film and food?
For more information: www.dutchcreativityfestival.nlDutch Creativity Festival 17/09/2019 - 9:15AM CESTAmsterdam
Gijs and Wally
16/09/2019 - 9:28AM CEST | Amsterdam127617188591a9-b8a0-47ab-bdc1-48a846b977d9
Gijs and Wally
Aad van Hall, the son of Resistance Banker Walraven van Hall will perform the Gong ceremony.
About Gijs and Wally
With his brother Gijs, ‘Wally’ secretly collected an amount equal to half a billion Euros during the Germany occupation. This money was distributed amongst 150.000 persons by men and women on bikes.
Those in need were, among others, families whose husbands were at sea when the Nazi’s occupied the Netherlands and who decided to sail for the Allies. The Nazi’s stopped the payments to their families. Money was also distributed to families who were hiding Jews or of men who refused to go to work in German war industry. And they supported 30.000 families of the railroad workers who went on strike from September 1944 to the end of the occupation in May 1945. Railroad workers went on strike on 17 September 1944, 75 years ago tomorrow.
For more information: http://www.meertenterborg.net/resistance-bankersGijs and Wally 16/09/2019 - 9:28AM CESTAmsterdam
Cyber Weerbaarheidscentrum Brainport
13/09/2019 - 9:35AM CEST | Amsterdam115302d224e7b4-0c94-42c9-b838-25ab60549b8d
Cyber Weerbaarheidscentrum Brainport
On the occasion of the opening of the Cyber Resilience Center Brainport (CWB), director Alexis Barron will sound the gong.
The CWB is located on the Brainport Industries Campus in Eindhoven. In the center, companies from the high-tech industry work together to be more resilient to cyber-attacks.
It is possible for companies from this sector to join the CWB whereby the companies can also benefit from each other's experiences and solutions in order to become more resilient to digital espionage and sabotage.
Twenty-two companies are already connected from the start. This number will rise to fifty at the end of this year and will grow to more than one hundred and fifty in 2020. Threat information is shared and the CWB is connected to the National Cyber Security Center (NCSC), part of the Ministry of Justice and Security, and to the Digital Trust Center, part of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate (EZK).
The high-tech sector is the first non-vital sector in the Netherlands that is allowed to receive and process this type of closed information via the CWB. The support from both ministries is of great value.
For more information: https://www.brainportindustries.com/enCyber Weerbaarheidscentrum Brainport 13/09/2019 - 9:35AM CESTAmsterdam
12/09/2019 - 9:15AM CEST | Amsterdam98701bf2bac6f-b0b4-4c73-b25d-fc074f945efb
KLM OpenMarcel Welling, CEO of The International Golfclub, sounds the gong for the opening of the first day of KLM Open. This year, the KLM Open is celebrating its 100th edition and KLM celebrates its 100th anniversary. For this special edition, the KLM Open takes place at The International in Amsterdam, close to Schiphol, the heart of KLM's operation.
With 100 editions, the KLM Open is one of the oldest and existing international open golf tournaments in Europe and even in the world. In 1912 the first edition was held at The Hague Golf & Country Club. The 100th edition of the KLM Open will start on Thursday 12 September. The KLM Open has illustrious winners such as Seve Ballesteros, Bernhard Langer, Payne Stewart, Colin Montgomerie, Lee Westwood, Darren Clarke, Martin Kaymer and Joost Luiten.
About the KLM Open and the 100th edition in 2019
The 100th edition of the KLM Open will be played from 12 to 15 September 2019 at The International golf course in Amsterdam. The KLM Open is organized by TIG Sports and supported by title sponsor KLM and partner ING Private Banking.
For more information: www.klmopen.nlKLM Open 12/09/2019 - 9:15AM CESTAmsterdam