All Bell ceremonies

  • Sinterklaas

    04/12/2015 - 9:05AM CET  |  Amsterdam



    Sinterklaas visits Amsterdam exchange

    Sinterklaas pays a visit to Euronext at Beursplein 5. Traditionally, he opens trading by sounding the gong.

    Sinterklaas has decided to set up a diplomatic corps, with which he can organize social activities for more children in Amsterdam in 2016. The activities focus on children who are less fortunate. He is looking for ambassadors who want to support the Vrienden van Sinterklaas Foundation financially and consultative. The first ambassadors are present during the gong ceremony at Beursplein 5.

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    04/12/2015 - 9:05AM CETAmsterdam
  • Business Walk of Fame

    03/12/2015 - 9:05AM CET  |  Amsterdam


    Business Walk of Fame

    Nominees Business Walk of Fame visit Beursplein 5

    The Business Walk of Fame praises companies that are committed to an inclusive labour market. On World Disability Day, 3 December, the Lucille Werner Foundation announces the winners of the Business Walk of Fame 2015. Lucille Werner, in presence of the nominees, calls attention to the importance of an inclusive labour market by sounding the gong.

    The Business Walk of Fame is a promenade of tiles on the Claude Debussylaan at Zuidas Amsterdam. Lucille Werner: ‘’In a time where companies are forced to think about this subject in regards to the law of participation, we want to show a positive stimulating project to reward the companies that have taken their first steps.’’ The jury has selected the nominees and winners from the applications. The jury consists of several representatives from the industry, government and interests groups, as well as last year’s winners.

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    03/12/2015 - 9:05AM CETAmsterdam
  • Poulaillon

    02/12/2015 - 9:44AM CET  |  Paris



    Listing on Alternext of Poulaillon

    Poullailon opens the European trading day in Paris.

    Poulaillon specializes in the manufacture and marketing of fresh and deep frozen bakery and pastry goods (breads, Viennese pastries, sandwiches, moricettes, mignardises, entremets, cakes, etc.). Besides, the company develops a catering activity.
    At the end of 2014, products are distributed through a network of 35 stores located in France, and via hypermarkets, local retailers, the out-of-home dining, vending machines, etc.

    02/12/2015 - 9:44AM CETParis
  • Shell LiveWIRE Award 2015

    02/12/2015 - 9:05AM CET  |  Amsterdam


    Shell LiveWIRE Award 2015

    Finalists Shell LiveWIRE Award 2015 sound gong

    Shell LiveWIRE Award 2015 finalists, Alexander Gunkel of Skytree, Marcel Fleuren of ECO-L, and Maja Rudinac of Robot Care Systems open the trading day, Alexander Gunkel sounds the gong.

    Shell LiveWIRE is an international programme initiated by Shell (ticker symbol: RDSA) that aims to help young, innovative entrepreneurs develop their business. Each year over 800 entrepreneurs receive free professional coaching and training through personal coaching, master classes as well as access to an expert network.

    The Chamber of Commerce implements Shell LiveWIRE program in the Netherlands. The programme is active in 15 countries.

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    02/12/2015 - 9:05AM CETAmsterdam
  • De Salon of Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

    01/12/2015 - 9:05AM CET  |  Amsterdam


    De Salon of Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

    De Salon of Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra opens trading

    The trading day is opened by members and partners of De Salon; the business circle of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, musicians, and board members of the Foundation Donors Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

    Four young orchestral musicians - violinists Sylvia Huang and Mirelys Morgan Verdecia, violist Martina Forni and cellist Honorine Schaeffer - form GoYa Quartet. On 27 October, the Prix de Salon was awarded to them at the office of Euronext. Prior to the sounding of the gong they will give a musical performance.

    The Prix de Salon is given annually by the business circle of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra awarded to musicians of the orchestra. GoYa quartet wants to organize a series of three concerts with music by Brahms and Schumann, where the audience is involved with the music in a special way.

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    01/12/2015 - 9:05AM CETAmsterdam
  • Credion

    30/11/2015 - 9:05AM CET  |  Amsterdam



    Credion and EnterNext offer financing solutions to SMEs

    The collaboration between Credion and EnterNext commences by sounding the gong at Beursplein 5. With a positive view on entrepreneurship and a large and valuable network, Credion and EnterNext will contribute to financing solutions for small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs).

    Carlo van der Weg, director Credion Association, sees this cooperation as an important opportunity for SMEs: "Lending is an important issue for SMEs. Entrepreneurs should have the opportunity to choose from a diverse range of funding options. Together with EnterNext, we offer SMEs several excellent alternatives. "

    EnterNext is a subsidiary of Euronext, and focuses on listed and unlisted small and medium sized companies with a market capitalization of less than €1 billion. EnterNext is specially created to assist and encourage small- and medium sized companies in their growth.

    Credion is a national consultancy established in 2001 with over 45 offices spread across the country. Credion specializes in raising debt financing for SMEs. Due to its rural position and its many guided transactions, Credion is able to provide more channels for funding.

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    30/11/2015 - 9:05AM CETAmsterdam
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    Societe Generale successfully issued first Positive Impact bond

    Séverin Cabannes, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Société Générale group opens the European trading day in Paris.

    Societe Generale  successfully issued the first Positive Impact bond on November 18th. The funds raised by this bond, which is underpinned by a very innovative methodology, and complies with the highest environmental and social standards as well as with the highest requirements for traceability and transparency, are used to finance or refinance projects which contribute to the fight against climate change. The Positive Impact bond demonstrates Societe Generale’s ability to develop innovative financial solutions for its clients, facilitating the transition towards a low carbon economy.

    27/11/2015 - 9:55AM CETParis
  • Partnership Commerzbank and Turbotrends

    27/11/2015 - 9:05AM CET  |  Amsterdam


    Partnership Commerzbank and Turbotrends

    Commerzbank and Turbotrends celebrate partnership by sounding gong

    Commerzbank celebrates its partnership with Turbotrends by sounding the gong at the Amsterdam exchange.

    As an issuer of Warrants and certificates, Commerzbank offers a comprehensive range of financial instruments in Europe. With an offer of more than 160.000 products and many years of experience, Commerzbank is one of the largest and most prominent issuers of structured financial products in Europe. Turbotrends is an independent financial information company that has been active since 1996.

    Together with this new partner, Commerzbank organizes various activities, such as webinars, seminars and a weekly Turbo chat. The goal of the collaboration is to better inform retail customers about the functioning of the product offered by the Commerzbank, and inspire customers to use them. Turbotrends will provide analyses, news updates and practical tips. Christophe Cox of Commerzbank sounds the gong.

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    27/11/2015 - 9:05AM CETAmsterdam
  • TDF

    26/11/2015 - 10:29AM CET  |  Paris



    Olivier Huart, CEO of TDF, opens trading at Euronext

    Olivier Huart, CEO of TDF, opens trading on Euronext's European market to celebrate a first Bond issuance by TDF Infrastructure

    26/11/2015 - 10:29AM CETParis
  • SME Idea Election

    26/11/2015 - 9:05AM CET  |  Amsterdam


    SME Idea Election

    Winner SME Idea Election celebrates victory

    The winner of the SME IDEA Election, Keyplan, opens trading at the Amsterdam exchange.

    The gong ceremony marks the conclusion of the SME IDEA Election, and is attended by the winner and a representation of the founders MKB-Nederland and KPN (ticker symbol: KPN). Keyplan is a real-time solution which manages the whole facility section of a holiday park; from housekeeping to technical services. 

    The SME IDEA Election is all about ‘growth by ICT’. Which innovations help an entrepreneur to realize the best growth? MKB-Nederland and KPN searched together for entrepreneurs that by implementing new technologies achieved growth for their business. MKB-Nederland and KPN organized the SME IDEA Election for the second time.

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    26/11/2015 - 9:05AM CETAmsterdam
  • Women in Science

    25/11/2015 - 9:05AM CET  |  Amsterdam


    Women in Science

    Winners For Women in Science sound gong

    Doris van Halem and Femke Nijboer are this year’s winners of the For Women In Science-fellowships and open trading at Beursplein 5.

    For Women in Science is an initiative of Euronext-listed cosmetics company L’Oréal (ticker symbol: OR), UNESCO, LNVH and the Netherlands Institute for Advance Study, and yearly awards excellent female scientists. For Women in Science offers two female scientists support for their research by granting them 25.000 euro and a stay at the prestigious NIAS campus.

    Van Halem (33) is assistant professor at the department Water Management and Sanitary Engineering at the TU Delft and won the fellowship with her research to the use of nanotechnology for creating safe drinking water. Nijboer (35) won the fellowships for her research to systems that help people with a neurologic disease to better communicate.

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    25/11/2015 - 9:05AM CETAmsterdam
  • Direct Energie

    24/11/2015 - 17:37PM CET  |  Paris


    Direct Energie

    Listing on Euronext of Direct Energie

    Xavier Caïtucoli, CEO, Direct Energie, closes the European trading day in Paris.

    The group Direct Energie is the France's third player on the electricity and gas market. The group has already secured the loyalty of over 1.5 million residential and business customer sites. Direct Energie has also developed its offer for companies and local authorities with more than 100,000 delivery locations.As an integrated actor in energy, Direct Energie operates in France in the production and supply of electricity, supply of gas, and offers energy services to its customers. The group is also present in Belgium.In 2014, the group realized a consolidated net sales excluding energy management of more than 810 million Euros and delivered 8.4 TWh of energy.Direct Energie's success has been underpinned for more than the past decade by its technical expertise, excellent customer relationships and capacity for innovation.

    24/11/2015 - 17:37PM CETParis
  • Week of the Entrepreneur

    24/11/2015 - 9:05AM CET  |  Amsterdam


    Week of the Entrepreneur

    Sounding of the gong dedicated to Week of the Entrepreneur

    The opening of the Amsterdam exchange is dedicated to the Week of the Entrepreneur. This week, the 128th edition of the Week of the Entrepreneur takes place at the RAI in Amsterdam. Over 235,000 businesses have attended the event over the past 18 years. 3000 visitors are expected to visit this week.

    The Week of the Entrepreneur is a platform for entrepreneurs who focus on the future of their business. In a single day, SME entrepreneurs are inspired by top entrepreneurs and specialists, and meet many fellow entrepreneurs. Maarten van Druten and Remko Wouters are the founders of Synpact, organizers of the Week of the Entrepreneur. Together they sound the gong to open trading.

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    24/11/2015 - 9:05AM CETAmsterdam
  • Startupbootcamp HighTechXL

    23/11/2015 - 9:05AM CET  |  Amsterdam


    Startupbootcamp HighTechXL

    Startupbootcamp HighTechXL visits EnterNext

    Startupbootcamp HighTechXL opens trading to introduce the participating start-ups in their accelerator program.

    Ten startup teams participate in the third edition of Startupbootcamp HighTechXL. They were selected from over 10.000 high-tech start-ups worldwide. Today they are guests at Euronext to pitch to potential investors and relations of program partners such as EY and ABN AMRO. After an intensive three months at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, the teams will present themselves to the public on Thursday 26 November during Demo Day ‘3X Stronger’.

    Patrick Gabriëls, cofounder of Startupbootcamp HighTechXL and partner at EY, sounds the gong:  “Startupbootcamp HighTechXL helps promising high-tech start-ups in their growth acceleration. By opening our network to these start-ups, we stimulate them to have a smooth lift off. Opening trading with the teams and our business relations is a symbolic moment.”

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    23/11/2015 - 9:05AM CETAmsterdam

    20/11/2015 - 9:05AM CET  |  Amsterdam



    ABN AMRO lists on Euronext Amsterdam

    ABN AMRO (ticker code: ABN) began trading today on the Amsterdam market of Euronext, after its successful Initial Public Offering (IPO).

    ABN AMRO is a leading Dutch full service bank with a transparent and client-driven business model, a moderate risk profile, a clean balance sheet with predominantly traditional banking products, and a strong capital position and funding profile.

    “This is a special day for ABN AMRO and we congratulate them on their successful IPO and listing”, Maurice van Tilburg, CEO of Euronext Amsterdam said. “The privatisation of ABN AMRO through a listing on our market is a great achievement and a logical step for this leading Dutch bank with long-standing roots in the financial industry. Euronext Amsterdam is proud to fulfill its role as a capital raising centre for companies, large, mid and small, which is fundamental for the Dutch economy.”

    Gerrit Zalm, Chairman of the Managing Board, celebrated the company’s listing by sounding the gong which denotes the opening of trading on Euronext.

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    20/11/2015 - 9:05AM CETAmsterdam
  • Residential wood pellet futures

    20/11/2015 - 9:00AM CET  |  Paris


    Residential wood pellet futures

    Residential wood pellet future contract launch party

    Euronext launches its Residential Wood Pellets future contract on 20 November 2015, cleared by LCH Clearnet.SA, Enplus A1 certified for delivery.

    The wood pellets industry celebrate the launch of the residential wood pellet contract alongside EPC, brokers, banks, clearers, Euronext and LCH.Clearnet SA.
    With the launch of this future contract with Enplus A1 certified pellets for delivery, Euronext creates a tool to hedge and trade pellets and related biomass products.

    Wood pellets are a renewable energy source which should help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, one of the main goals of the climate conference in Paris this year.

    20/11/2015 - 9:00AM CETParis
  • Beleggersfair

    20/11/2015 - 8:35AM CET  |  Amsterdam



    Closing gong Beleggersfair marks ending Week of the Investor

    The sounding of the closing gong concludes the Investor Fair, as well as the Week of the Investor 2015. Martine Hafkamp of Fintessa performed the symbolic act on stage at the RAI Congress Centre in Amsterdam.

    The Week of the Investor started last Saturday. During the Week of the Investor, there was a lot of attention for information and education for both beginners and experienced investors. The Investors Fair in the Amsterdam RAI Congress Centre concluded the week. Besides Euronext, knowledge partners included Nyenrode Business University, VEB, NIBUD and Hogeschool van Amsterdam. The association for sustainable investment, VDBO, provided a number of program elements.

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    Photo: Frans Kurstjens

    20/11/2015 - 8:35AM CETAmsterdam
  • iShares AEX UCITS ETF

    19/11/2015 - 9:05AM CET  |  Amsterdam


    iShares AEX UCITS ETF

    iShares celebrates 10 year anniversary iShares AEX UCITS ETF

    Today iShares, the exchange-traded funds offering of BlackRock, celebrates the 10 years’ listing of its iShares AEX UCITS ETF on Euronext Amsterdam. This fund was one of the first ETFs to come to market in continental Europe, a market that has evolved to a whole new stage of growth with new users and new uses emerging for ETFs.

    The iShares AEX UCITS ETF is a physically replicating fund which offers an opportunity to track the performance of an index composed of 25 of the largest Dutch companies listed on Euronext Amsterdam. As investors are increasingly looking for ways to diversify their portfolios, the fund has steadily grown in size over the years, with even more interest over the last few months. Since inception, the fund has grown to 396 M Euro, and currently has a total expense ratio of 30 basis points.

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    19/11/2015 - 9:05AM CETAmsterdam