All Bell ceremonies

  • World Autism Day

    02/04/2019 - 9:05AM CEST  |  Amsterdam


    World Autism Day

    Brunel opens the stock exchange on behalf of the Dutch Autism Association (NVA) on World Autism Day. Femke Dijkstra, one of the founders of the Brunel Foundation, sounds the gong.

    World Autism Day

    World Autism Day coincides with the NVA Autism Week 2019. This year, the theme of the Autism Week 2019 is ‘Autism Works’ and the NVA hopes to bridge the gap between employers and people with autism. More than 55 percent of people with autism are unemployed but could be a valuable addition to the work floor. The NVA find this incompatible with the scarcity on the labor market, where there are tens of thousands of unfilled vacancies.

    The NVA will also award the Autism Kindness Award on World Autism Day to one individual and one organization committed to enabling the participation of people with Autism.


    As an employment service provider, Brunel supports this initiative and collaborates with NVA on the WorkWeb-Autism project. This online tool helps people with Autism find suitable employment opportunities. This is just one of the initiatives by the NVA that fits Brunel’s mission: ‘to help create a better future for professionals and a better planet for future professionals’.

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    02/04/2019 - 9:05AM CESTAmsterdam
  • Triodos Investment Management opens trading day

    01/04/2019 - 9:05AM CEST  |  Amsterdam


    Triodos Investment Management opens trading day

    Exactly one year ago Triodos Investment Management insourced the financial asset management of its four listed SRI funds. To celebrate this Erik Breen, Director SRI at Triodos Investment Management, sounds the gong.

    Triodos Investment Management

    The transition has allowed Triodos IM to more holistically integrate the sustainability and financial analysis of public equities and bonds, contributing to a stronger engagement position with companies.

    Erik Breen, Director SRI at Triodos IM: “Since the 1990s, Triodos Investment Management has contributed to the industry-wide adoption of socially responsible investing. Building on our pioneering track record, we now increasingly enable our clients to truly invest with impact through listed equities and bonds, and to strengthen their contribution to a more sustainable society.”

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    01/04/2019 - 9:05AM CESTAmsterdam
  • Proximus 15th Listing Anniversary

    29/03/2019 - 10:05AM CET  |  Brussels


    Proximus 15th Listing Anniversary

    Proximus 15th Listing Anniversary

    Dominique Leroy, CEO of Proximus opened the day of trading during an Opening Bell Ceremony to celebrate Proximus’ 15th anniversary of listing.

    Proximus Group is a telecommunication & ICT company operating in the Belgian and international markets, providing services to residential, enterprise and public customers. Proximus is the leading provider of telephony, internet, television and network-based ICT services in Belgium.

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    29/03/2019 - 10:05AM CETBrussels
  • DPA Group N.V. celebrates 20th listing anniversary

    29/03/2019 - 9:05AM CET  |  Amsterdam


    DPA Group N.V. celebrates 20th listing anniversary

    DPA will be listed on Euronext Amsterdam for 20 years (ticker: DPA). To celebrate this special event, CEO Eric Winter sounds the gong to open the trading day at Euronext Amsterdam.

    The scarcity on the labor market makes it especially important that DPA continues to distinguish itself as an attractive employer because of the opportunities we offer our employees for professional development and personal growth. The stock exchange listing contributes to transparent business operations and to our visibility and image. It’s, therefore, a great pleasure for me to perform the traditional gong ceremony”, says Eric Winter.

    About DPA

    DPA connects professionals with assignments and (temporary) jobs at leading organizations. At DPA, professionals have room to discover and grow. This way, they continuously improve their performance and that of DPA’s clients. The power of DPA is its large workforce of highly qualified niche-specialized professionals, supplemented by a high-quality network of self-employed professionals. Plus an availability that always anticipates future needs.

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    29/03/2019 - 9:05AM CETAmsterdam
  • Financieele Dagblad wins European Newspaper of the Year

    28/03/2019 - 9:05AM CET  |  Amsterdam


    Financieele Dagblad wins European Newspaper of the Year

    The Dutch financial daily newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad (FD) was named ‘European Newspaper of the Year’. To mark the occasion Hans Spoelman, head of design, sounds the gong.

    About the FD

    Het Financieele Dagblad is the source of news and inspiration 24 hours a day for financial and economic developments worldwide at any time of the day, online but also on paper. The media house specializes in the latest news, but also in in-depth articles that look to tomorrow. The FD attaches great importance in presenting reliable facts and in-depth insights.

    European Newspaper of the Year

    In 2017 the FD set itself the goal of producing the best newspaper for the digital age. What followed was a restyling, both conceptually and in design. This revamped newspaper was presented on 10 September 2018, and the new concept and design were enthusiastically by readers. In December, experts in the field named the FD the European Newspaper of the Year. This award lasts for a year until the following ‘election’.

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    28/03/2019 - 9:05AM CETAmsterdam
  • NIBC Holding N.V. one year listed

    27/03/2019 - 9:05AM CET  |  Amsterdam


    NIBC Holding N.V. one year listed

    Honoring the first listing anniversary of NIBC Holding N.V. (ticker; NIBC), Anita Ye, Equity Research analyst Life Sciences by NIBC Equity research opens the market.

    NIBC Bank

    NIBC is an enterprising bank focused on clients’ most decisive financial moments. Headquartered in The Hague, NIBC Holding also has offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt and London.

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    27/03/2019 - 9:05AM CETAmsterdam
  • Launch of the European Money Week

    26/03/2019 - 10:05AM CET  |  Brussels


    Launch of the European Money Week

    Launch of the European Money Week

    To kick-off the European Money Week, Wim Mijs, CEO of the European Banking Federation, rang the bell to open the markets in Brussels.

    The European Banking Federation is the voice of the European banking sector, bringing together national banking associations from 45 countries. To find out more about EBF: Twitter: @EBFeu.

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    26/03/2019 - 10:05AM CETBrussels
  • Mandeville Academy

    26/03/2019 - 9:05AM CET  |  Amsterdam


    Mandeville Academy

    George Jeandarme and Luke de Boeverre, students of Mandeville academy and Club Cent Cinquate Plus, sound the gong.

    Mandeville Academy

    Mandeville Academy Gouda started in 2018 as a school for gifted young people, aged between 16 and 25. Mandeville Academy offers a group of ambitious gifted young adults the opportunity to get acquainted with a wide spectrum of scientific disciplines and social issues at the highest level.

    Club Cent Cinquante Plus

    CCCP is Mandeville's initiative for the youngest, most brilliant children in the Netherlands. This group of children is so smart that at the age of 8-11 they have completed their high school education. They are now too young for the university and even a university-education does not always fit.

    For this group it is important that they function "normally" as long as possible. A necessary requirement is that they are challenged enough, intellectually.

    For this group of children, Mandeville organizes monthly excursions with lectures, to interesting places in society and business.

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    26/03/2019 - 9:05AM CETAmsterdam
  • Global Money Week

    25/03/2019 - 9:05AM CET  |  Amsterdam


    Global Money Week

    Global Money Week & International Aflatoun Day 2019

    The 8th edition of Global Money Week (GMW) and the 9th edition of International Aflatoun Day was kick-started at the Euronext Amsterdam by Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI), Aflatoun International, and students.

    Aflatoun Day
    Aflatoun Day, initiated by Aflatoun International, is a wonderful occasion to engage children, youth and teachers on social and financial education programs. First launched in 2011, yearly celebrated on 17 March, it became the inspiration for an idea of GMW. 

    Global Money Week
    Global Money Week, a CYFI initiative, is an annual financial awareness campaign built to inspire children and young people to learn about money matters, livelihoods and entrepreneurship. GMW is held in partnership with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the African Union Commission. Since 2012, the Campaign has reached over 32 million children and young people in over 165 countries worldwide. 

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    25/03/2019 - 9:05AM CETAmsterdam
  • Alfen one year listed

    22/03/2019 - 9:05AM CET  |  Amsterdam


    Alfen one year listed

    On the occasion of being listed for one year at Euronext Amsterdam (Ticker; ALFEN), Jeroen van Rossen, Financial Director, sounds the gong.


    Dutch-based Alfen is operating internationally in the heart of the energy transition, as a specialist in energy solutions for the future. With its 80-years’ history, Alfen has a unique combination of activities. Alfen designs develops and produces smart grids, energy storage systems, and electric vehicle charging equipment and combines these in integrated solutions to address the electricity challenges of its clients.

    Alfen has demonstrated significant profitable growth over the past few years. Alfen has market-leading positions in the Netherlands and experiences fast international growth benefiting from its first mover advantage. Alfen has proven concepts and mature products in each of its business lines and is well positioned to participate in the expected high market growth. Alfen expects that the energy transition will accelerate, while the company is pursuing an internationalization strategy and is benefiting from cross-selling opportunities between its three business lines.

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    22/03/2019 - 9:05AM CETAmsterdam
  • Winner MKB Export Award

    21/03/2019 - 9:05AM CET  |  Amsterdam


    Winner MKB Export Award

    Leentjes Poeder Pret is the winner of the MKB Export Award 2018. To celebrate this Marleen de Haan, Director, opens the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

    MKB Export Award

    MKB Export Award is an initiative of MKB-Netherlands and various partners. The aim of the award is to stimulate entrepreneurs to operate internationally or to expand existing international activities.

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    21/03/2019 - 9:05AM CETAmsterdam
  • Barco & WDP join the Bel 20 index

    20/03/2019 - 10:10AM CET  |  Brussels


    Barco & WDP join the Bel 20 index

    Barco & WDP join the Bel 20 index

    The Bel 20 index by Euronext welcomed two companies: Barco, specialized in image technology and the logistics real estate company WDP. At this occasion, Charles Beauduin, Chairman of Barco’s Board of Directors & Tony De Pauw, CEO of WDP rang the bell to open the markets in Brussels.

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    20/03/2019 - 10:10AM CETBrussels
  • 417th Anniversary of the Amsterdam Exchange

    20/03/2019 - 9:05AM CET  |  Amsterdam


    417th Anniversary of the Amsterdam Exchange

    This year, the Amsterdam exchange, the oldest stock exchange in the world, celebrates its 417th  anniversary. Euronext celebrates this special occasion together with Stichting Capital Amsterdam, the Netherlands Economic Historic  Archive (NEHA), and the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (KNAW). To celebrate this Jessica Dijkman, secretary of NEHA sounds the gong.

    In Dutch exchange history, the Dutch East India Company (VOC) plays a key role. In 1602, it was the first company to go to the exchange, which makes it the founder of the first stock exchange: the Amsterdam exchange. The first initial public offering was no standalone event. Another important innovation preceded it: the invention of the modern company - the limited liability company - by this very VOC.

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    20/03/2019 - 9:05AM CETAmsterdam
  • Acquisition of Charlie Temple by GrandVision

    19/03/2019 - 9:05AM CET  |  Amsterdam


    Acquisition of Charlie Temple by GrandVision

    Leon Planken, the founder of Charlie Temple, sounds the gong to celebrate that Charlie Temple has been acquired by GrandVision, global leader in optical retailing. GrandVision is listed at the Amsterdam Stock Exchange (Ticker: GVNV).

    Charlie Temple
    Charlie Temple is the fastest growing  prescription eyewear e-tailer in the Netherlands. Charlie Temple was founded in May 2016 and strongly focuses its efforts on customer centricity and growth. In 2017 Charlie Temple made it to the top-10 most innovative e-commerce companies according to Emerce.

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    19/03/2019 - 9:05AM CETAmsterdam
  • Faber Halbertsma Group

    18/03/2019 - 9:05AM CET  |  Amsterdam


    Faber Halbertsma Group

    Pooling Partners becomes Faber Halbertsma Group

    With a team of colleagues, Stan Peeters ,CFO of Faber Halbertsma Group, sounds the gong to underline the name change of the Dutch family business, operating throughout Europe.

    Faber Halbertsma Group
    A family owned company with a history dating back to 1891, Faber Halbertsma Group is one of Europe’s leading poolers and is a producer of sustainable wooden products. Faber Halbertsma Group is an exponent of the circular economy.

    All companies belonging to the Faber Halbertsma Group will from now on use the new company names: IPP, PAKi, PRS, vPOOL and all individual production companies.

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    18/03/2019 - 9:05AM CETAmsterdam
  • World Sleep Day

    15/03/2019 - 9:05AM CET  |  Amsterdam


    World Sleep Day

    Ronald Voogt, Managing Director of Beter Bed, sounds the gong on the occasion of today's’ World Sleep Day.

    Beter Bed Holding

    Beter Bed, a retail brand of Beter Bed Holding, has been an established name in the field of bedroom furnishings for more than 35 years and is the market leader in the Netherlands.

    Beter Bed Holding specializes in the distribution of bedroom products and equipment. The company does this through its international retail brands Beter Bed (Netherlands and Belgium), Beddenreus (Netherlands), Matratzen Concord (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) and Sängjätten (Sweden).

    Beter Bed Holding is listed at Euronext Amsterdam (Ticker: BBED).

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    15/03/2019 - 9:05AM CETAmsterdam
  • ICT Group NV

    14/03/2019 - 9:05AM CET  |  Amsterdam


    ICT Group NV

    ICT Group NV expands internationally

    On the occasion of becoming part of the ICT Group sounds Sam Aston, CEO Additude AB in Sweden, the gong. ICT Group is listed at the Amsterdam Stock Exchange (Ticker: ICT).


    Additude, which is located in Malmö, Sweden,  is one of southern Sweden’s leading IT consulting firms. The company offers market-leading services within industrial innovation processes, project engagements and consultancy. This acquisition perfectly fits ICT Group’s international expansion strategy, in which the Northern European countries are defined as important spearhead.

    The acquisition opens up the opportunity to offer ICT’s proprietary OrangeNXT proposition to Additude’s existing and new clients in Sweden.

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    14/03/2019 - 9:05AM CETAmsterdam
  • Arcadis launches innovation hub in Amsterdam

    13/03/2019 - 9:05AM CET  |  Amsterdam


    Arcadis launches innovation hub in Amsterdam

    Arcadis’ Global Director of Digital Innovation, Patrick van Hoof, sounds the gong at the Euronext Amsterdam to celebrate the launch of the Arcadis’ innovation hub. Arcadis is listed at Euronext Amsterdam (Ticker: ARCAD).

    Innovation hub

    The innovation hub aims at incubating and exploring existing and pioneering technologies to create new businesses and digital revenue streams for Arcadis. Two main programs shape the hub; the Arcadis Digital Studio Incubator and the Arcadis City of 2030 Accelerator, powered by Techstars.


    Arcadis, the leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets, has been improving quality of life for over 130 years. The focus areas of our work include infrastructure, water, buildings, and environmental solutions, and we have strong relationships with key decision makers at our clients worldwide.


    Techstars is the worldwide network that connects entrepreneurs, experts, mentors, alumni, investors, community leaders, and corporations to grow their companies. Techstars operates four divisions: Techstars Startup Programs, Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Programs, Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships, and the Techstars Venture Capital Fund.

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    13/03/2019 - 9:05AM CETAmsterdam