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20/04/2018 20th listing anniversary Ctac Amsterdam expand

Ctac sounds gong for 20th listing anniversary 

This year Ctac (ticker symbol:CTAC) has been listed on Euronext Amsterdam for twenty years. On this occasion, Henny Hilgerdenaar, CEO Ctac, opens the trading day by sounding the gong.

Ctac is an IT company that specializes in Business & Cloud integration. As a SAP Platinum Partner and Microsoft Gold Partner it offers IT solutions and consulting services. Ctac has substantive expertise and broad experience in the Retail, Wholesale, Manufacturing, Housing Corporation and Real Estate industries.

Additionally, Ctac offers various proprietary products such as the XV Retail Suite which consists of an omnichannel driven point-of-sale and loyalty platform and a cloud solution for Housing Corporations.

For more information: www.ctac.nl

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19/04/2018 CFA Society VBA Netherlands Amsterdam expand

CFA Society VBA Netherlands celebrates merger

CFA Society VBA Netherlands arose from the merger between CFA Society Netherlands and VBA investment professionals.

The association has more than 2,200 members in the Netherlands and shows strong growth. The association has a wide range of professional training opportunities, including the internationally recognized vocational training for Chartered Financial Analyst, the postgraduate VU-VBA course 'Investment Management', the postgraduate course 'Risk Management for Financial Institutions', the CIPM training focused on performance measurement and general CFA Foundations training.

CFA Society VBA Netherlands offers a wide range of possibilities for maintaining knowledge and skills and keeps a register of the permanent education of its members. With members working in virtually all disciplines within the financial sector, the association is deeply embedded in the Dutch industry. The association is part of the international network of CFA Institute.

For more information: www.cfasociety.org

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18/04/2018 Arcadis Amsterdam expand

Arcadis celebrates new assignment

Arcadis (ticker symbol: ARCAD) recently received instructions from Rijkswaterstaat to ensure that 135 movable bridges, locks, aqueducts and eleven tunnel complexes continue to work for the long term. It is a three-year contract on national conservation advice, as it is called. Arcadis does this together with the specialists from A-Quin and Dover Traffic Measures.

Rijkswaterstaat has many movable bridges, locks, tunnels and other complex objects. The extent to which the objects function properly determines the 'performance' that roads and waterways deliver. The Netherlands has a very good performing infrastructure. At the same time, the objects age faster due to more intensive use. To ensure that the performance of these properties remains at the highest level, Arcadis uses the latest digital techniques to predict risks as well as possible and to make the management and maintenance regime as efficient as possible.

For more information: www.arcadis.com

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17/04/2018 20th Listing Anniversary Kinepolis Brussels expand

Kinepolis’ 20th Listing Anniversary

Eddy Duquenne and Joost Bert, CEOs of Kinepolis Group, opened the trading day in Brussels.
In Europe, Kinepolis has 50 complexes throughout Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Spain, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Poland. In addition to its cinema business, Kinepolis is also active in film distribution, event organization, screen advertising and property management.

The company is listed at Euronext Brussels with trading symbol: KIN 

To find out more about Kinepolis: corporate.kinepolis.com

17/04/2018 Société Générale Turbo Life Amsterdam expand

Société Générale introduces Turbo Life in the Netherlands

With the official launch of the Turbo Life on Euronext Amsterdam, Société Générale is taking  a new step on the market for turbos. Ernst Gevaerts, Head of Cross Asset Retail Distribution Sales, opens the trading day by sounding the gong.

Turbos are listed investment products with leverage. In contrast to classic turbos, the innovative Turbo Life will not be deactivated if the stop loss-level is exceeded. Within 15 minutes after reaching the stop-loss level, an adjustment of the product features (funding level, stop loss level, parity) takes place, after which it can be traded again.

Ernst Gevaerts, responsible for the distribution of listed products of Société Générale in the Netherlands: ‘This innovation meets the often-heard desire of turbo-investors to have the ability to remain in the market and therefore benefit from a possible recovery after a sudden movement in the market.’

For more information: www.societegenerale.com

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16/04/2018 Kempen Life Sciences conference Amsterdam expand

Kempen kicks off Life Sciences Conference

Kempen is proud to host the annual Kempen Life Sciences conference on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 April 2018. On this occasion they visit the Amsterdam exchange to open trading. Alex Cogut, Co-Head Life Sciences Research, sounds the gong.

The Kempen Life Sciences conference has become a central meeting place for global institutional investors and European Life Sciences companies, with its signature format focused on one-on-one meetings and small group meetings, as well as a networking lunch and showcase session. Like previous years, the conference will be attended by executives from a wide range of companies from continental Europe including pharma, biotech, diagnostics and medtech.

As one of the few focused merchant banks in Europe, Kempen is uniquely positioned as a specialist in the Life Sciences and Healthcare markets. Over the past years, Kempen has enhanced their position in securities brokerage, mergers and acquisitions, and equity capital market transactions.

For more information: www.kempen.com

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13/04/2018 Bol.com strongest retail brand Amsterdam expand

Bol.com named strongest retail brand 

Bol.com, part of the Euronext listed Ahold Delhaize (ticker symbol: AD), has been declared the strongest retail brand in the Netherlands for the fourth time in a row. This was recently announced by Hendrik Beerda Brand Consultancy, who carries out a yearly Retail Brand Survey.

Today, a group of bol.com’s newest employees are on the gong stage, they will be working together with their colleagues to ensure a bright future for the company.

For more information: www.bol.com

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12/04/2018 Ease2pay Amsterdam expand

Ease2pay celebrates takeover MyOrder

Gijs van Lookeren Campagne, Jan Borghuis and Thomas Brinkman sound the gong to celebrate Ease2pay's recent acquistion of MyOrder. 

Ease2pay N.V. (Ticker symbol: EAS2P) is a (payment) transaction platform that allows you to create a pin terminal on a smartphone. The payment-app can be used for a number of different functionalities including parking, refuelling, scan & pay shops and trip registration services.

For more information: www.ease2pay.nl

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11/04/2018 Listing Retail Estates Amsterdam expand

Listing Retail Estates

Retail Estates strengthens its presence in the Netherlands through an additional stock exchange listing on Euronext Amsterdam.

Nine months after its entry into the Dutch retail property market, Retail Estates will now also be listed on Euronext Amsterdam.

For more information: www.retailestates.com

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10/04/2018 Ordina TalentPower Amsterdam expand

Ordina launches TalentPower with the opening of trading

Ordina (ticker symbol: ORDI) opens the trading day and celebrates the launch of Ordina TalentPower.

Ordina TalentPower was set-up to recruit and train new talents. Young Professionals who join Ordina will now be trained and guided via the Ordina TalentPower business unit. This includes a two-year training programme to not only increase their know-how and expertise, but also to boost their personal development. The company is currently running a recruitment campaign with the theme High performance teams, and have already hired more than fifty Young Professionals in the first quarter of this year. This is a very promising start for Ordina TalentPower, which has the ambition to recruit a large number of Young Professionals in 2018.

Ordina, founded in 1973 and listed at Euronext Amsterdam since 1987, is the largest independent IT services provider in de Benelux, with more than 2,650 employees. They devise, build and manage IT applications in the public sector, financial services sector, in industry and in healthcare.

For more information: www.ordina.com  

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09/04/2018 KPN The Digital Dutch Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for KPN The Digital Dutch

Esther Hoeve sounds the gong for KPN Digital Dutch. On 12 April KPN Business Segment is organizing The Digital Dutch for the third consecutive time. The Digital Dutch is an interactive event for corporate customers and business partners of KPN (ticker symbol: KPN).

After two earlier editions of the event KPN decided to bring back customers into the world of digital transformation. With The Digital Dutch, KPN wants to show companies  - from SMEs to large corporates - how ICT solutions can be specifically applied to better serve their customers. This year’s Digital Dutch promises to be a spectacular experience where visitors get inspired and learn from some of the top companies in the Dutch business world.

For more information: www.kpn.com

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06/04/2018 365th anniversary Royal Delft Amsterdam expand

Royal Delft celebrates 365th anniversary 

Royal Delft celebrates its 365th anniversary. CEO Henk Schouten opens the trading day in Amsterdam with a sounding of the gong.

On 28 March 2018 Royal Delft turned 365 years old and this will be celebrated throughout the year. Highlights of the year are the exhibition “Nouveau Blue: vision to realisation” and the painting of a Delft Blue tile painting by 365 people during the year.

In the 19th century the company laid the foundation for the earthenware that is made to this very day by producers throughout the world: new Delft Blue was born. A few people in the history of the company played a huge part in this development. Get to know these extraordinary people and their innovations by visiting this inspiring exhibition.

For more information: www.royaldelft.com

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05/04/2018 ATENOR list Retail Bonds Brussels expand

ATENOR’s Public Offering of Retail Bonds

Sidney D. Bens, CFO of ATENOR, opened the trading day in Brussels.

The public subscription offer launched by ATENOR for the first time mainly for retail investors (private persons) has immediately met with great success (having been subscribed more than twice over), achieving the maximum sum expected, i.e. 50 million Euro in total for the two tranches proposed.

ATENOR is listed at Euronext Brussels with trading symbol: ATEB

To find out more about ATENOR: www.atenor.be

05/04/2018 BioCapital Company of the Year Amsterdam expand

Ablynx - BioCapital Company of the Year 2018

Ablynx NV CEO Edwin Moses sounds the gong, celebrating the company’s recent ‘BioCapital Company of the Year’ award. This award is presented yearly by Life Sciences Partners (LSP) during the BioCapital Europe Conference in Amsterdam.

LSP was proud to offer Ablynx the “BioCapital Company of the Year” award on February 6th 2018. LSP has been hosting The BioCapital Europe conference in Amsterdam for the past 16 years. The event brings together some of the most innovative healthcare companies across Europe. The “Company of the Year” is selected by approximately 250 delegates on the day of the conference. Ablynx was the clear winner at this year’s event, thanks to its outstanding performance.

Moses embraced the award in recognition of the exceptional progress the company has made since its IPO on Euronext Brussels (ticker symbol: ABLX) in 2007. The company has a unique Nanobody drug discovery and development platform which it uses to develop new medicines in various therapeutic areas. In October 2017, the company presented positive Phase III data validating the potential of its lead compound caplacizumab to become a key component of the new standard-of-care for acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (aTTP), a life-threatening blood clotting disorder, with potential approval and first launch anticipated in 2018.

For more information: www.ablynx.com

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04/04/2018 Drumming Day Amsterdam expand

Drumming Day

Accompanied by young drummers, this year’s Drumming Day is opened by Jan Dobber and Mark Spanbroek. After the opening ceremony they will address the participants of this year’s Drumming Day Seminar, which will be themed around the 40-year anniversary of the options exchange.

Drumming Day is a centuries old tradition commemorating the bravery of an orphaned boy who saved Amsterdam's stock exchange from the Spanish during the Eighty Years' War. The city expressed its gratitude by allowing orphans to play their drums in the exchange building one day each year. This age old tradition continues to this day.

On this day, April 4th, the Amsterdam Options Exchange, the oldest options exchange in Europe, celebrated its 40 year anniversary. Following the gong ceremony, this will be the theme during the ‘Drumming Day Seminar’. Jan Dobber, managing partner Beek Capital, and Mark Spanbroek, director of the Futures Industry Association, will tell more about the history, challenges and current issues concerning the options exchange, followed by a debate.

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04/04/2018 IPO VENTE UNIQUE.COM Paris expand

IPO VENTE UNIQUE.COM

Mr Vigna of Company Vente-unique.com opens the European trading day in Paris 

Vente-unique.com is the European No. 1 of online sale of furniture, decorative items and home equipment. Products include furnishing products (sofas, chairs, tables, bookcases, sideboards, beds, wardrobes, dressers, etc.), furniture for bathrooms and kitchens, household appliance products, lighting, carpets, decorative items, textiles products, etc.

03/04/2018 Philips Lighting Amsterdam expand

Philips Lighting inclusion in AEX-Index

Eric Rondolat, CEO of Philips Lighting sounds the gong and celebrates their recent inclusion in the AEX-Index: “We are proud that Philips Lighting is included in the prestigious AEX-Index, less than two years after our initial public listing on Euronext in Amsterdam. It is an important step in our transformation journey and a reflection of our team’s successful track record as we build the lighting company for the Internet of Things”. 

Philips Lighting (ticker symbol: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting products, systems and services, delivers innovations that unlock business value, providing rich user experiences that help improve lives. Serving professional and consumer markets, they lead the industry in leveraging the Internet of Things to transform homes, buildings and urban spaces. With 2017 sales of EUR 7 billion, Philips Lighting has approximately 32,000 employees in over 70 countries.

For more information: www.lighting.philips.com

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29/03/2018 Autism week 2018 Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for NVA Autism week 2018

Brand ambassador and ABN AMRO consultant Brigitte van Blijswijk opens the stock exchange on behalf of the Dutch Autism Association (NVA). The NVA Autism week starts on 31 March, with the theme ‘Listen to autism’.

Today, the NVA wants to bring attention to autism and employment. Brigitte van Blijswijk has worked for ABN AMRO since 1987; at the age of 47 she was diagnosed with autism. Just like Van Blijswijk, a lot of people with autism possess valuable skills needed in the labour market such as technical insight, analytical thinking, eye for detail and the capacity to specialise.

People with autism can be found in many different sectors, such as: IT, healthcare, education and the government. However, too many people with autism in the Netherlands do not have a paid job.

For more information: www.autismeweek.nl

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28/03/2018 Retail Estates’ 20th Listing Anniversary Brussels expand

Retail Estates’ 20th Listing Anniversary

Jan De Nys, CEO of Retail Estates, opened the trading day in Brussels in the presence of Kara De Smet, CFO, and Koenraad Van Nieuwenburg, CIO.

Retail Estates is a public regulated real estate company ('RREC' – 'Belgian REIT') investing in out-of-town retail properties located outside the largest cities of Belgium.

Retail Estates is listed at Euronext Brussels with trading symbol: RET

To find out more about Retail Estates:   www.retailestates.com

28/03/2018 MKB Nedsense Amsterdam expand

MKB Nedsense sounds gong

Peter Paul de Vries, CEO of MKB Nedsense, will have the honour of sounding the gong. MKB Nedsense celebrates the transformation to an investment company for SME companies.

Since 12 February 2018, shares are traded on Euronext Amsterdam under the name MKB Nedsense N.V. MKB Nedsense focuses on investments in small and medium-sized enterprises and supporting the growth ambitions of these companies.

The organisation has made a flying start with the acquisitions of AquaServa/Biobeheer, GNS Brinkman and Axess/Get Up .In 2016 these companies generated in 2016 a turnover of 15 million euro with a workforce of 132 employees on FTE-basis.

For more information:  www.nedsense.nl

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27/03/2018 10th anniversary Welcome Team Amsterdam expand

10th anniversary Welcome Team

Guido Frankfurther, former Alderman of the Amsterdam City Center and founder and project manager of the Welcome Team, opens the Amsterdam Stock Exchange by sounding the gong. He is accompanied by representatives of Heineken and Rabobank Amsterdam, who are among the sponsors of the Welcome Team and by some of the Welcome Team volunteers.

This year the Welcome Team celebrates its 10th anniversary. It was originally called "Host and Hostess Welcome you”. The project was part of the Alliance Welcome Amsterdam Foundation and was widely supported by the Amsterdam business community. This year the Welcome Team makes a new start as part of the Welcome Amsterdam Foundation, which is also responsible for monitoring the touring car stops in Amsterdam.

The new Welcome Team consists of about 30 volunteers. They welcome the visitors to Amsterdam in some of the busiest areas in a hospitable way and advise them, when requested, about the best route to hotels, restaurants, museums, attractions, shops and shopping streets, markets, parks, public transport etc. They also give advice about how to avoid pickpockets. They have a broad knowledge of Amsterdam and surroundings and speak several foreign languages. Special attention will be paid to the attractions and places of interest outside the city center in order to reduce the crowds in the center.

The Welcome Team will start on 30 March.

For more information:  www.welkomamsterdam.org

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26/03/2018 a.s.r. included in AEX-Index Amsterdam expand

a.s.r. celebrates inclusion in the AEX-Index

a.s.r. sounds the gong in Amsterdam, celebrating their recent inclusion in the AEX-Index. Euronext Amsterdam recently announced the results of its annual review of the AEX, AMX, and AScX indices.

Jos Baeten, CEO of a.s.r. Nederland N.V.: “We are pleased to be included in the AEX index, the most widely used index of the Dutch stock market. Following the successful IPO in 2016 and the completion of the privatisation in 2017, the inclusion in the AEX index enhances our profile in the international investment community and marks another milestone as a listed company.”

The AEX is a free-float market capitalisation weighted index that reflects the performance of the 25 largest shares listed on Euronext Amsterdam, and is the most widely used indicator of the Dutch stock market.

For more information: www.asrnl.com

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23/03/2018 IPO NIBC Holding N.V. Amsterdam expand

NIBC Holding N.V. celebrates IPO

NIBC Holding N.V. (ticker symbol: NIBC), an entrepreneurial Dutch bank focused on its clients’ most decisive financial moments, today sounds the gong to celebrate its listing on Euronext Amsterdam.

NIBC is the bank of choice for decisive moments. Their corporate client business offers a combination of corporate finance and capital markets, financing and investing in the sectors Food, Agriculture, Retail & Health, Industries & Manufacturing, Infrastructure & Renewables, Commercial Real Estate, Offshore Energy, Shipping & Intermodal and Telecom, Media, Technology & Services. NIBC's retail client offering provides residential mortgages in the Netherlands and online retail saving deposits in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany via NIBC Direct. Headquartered in The Hague, NIBC also has offices in Frankfurt, Amsterdam, London and Brussels.

For more information: www.nibc.com

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23/03/2018 IPO B&S Group Amsterdam expand

B&S Group lists on Euronext Amsterdam

Euronext welcomes B&S Group (symbol: BSGR), a fast-growing, global distribution partner for consumer goods, which has started trading on Euronext Amsterdam today. CEO Bert Meulman and the mangement team of B&S Group celebrate the company’s listing by sounding the gong.

B&S Group is active in 100+ countries and offers over 40,000 consumer goods to its customers in Health & Beauty, Liquor, Food & Beverage and Electronics. The company is specialised in resolving supply chain complexities in the consumer goods sector, for both suppliers as customers in various specialty markets. B&S Group is market leader in a large number of channels and so-called remote markets – distant, isolated or with a unfavourable geographical location.

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22/03/2018 IPO Alfen Amsterdam expand

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 internationalisation strategy and is benefiting from cross-selling opportunities between its three business lines.

For more information: www.alfen.com 

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22/03/2018 Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures Brussels expand

Official endorsement of the Guidelines of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) with Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg, Founder of Bloomberg LP & Bloomberg Philanthropies and 108th Mayor of New York City, opens the trading day in Brussels.

Euronext Brussels celebrate the official endorsement by the Belgian State, Euronext, the National Bank of Belgium and the FSMA of the Guidelines of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
The TCFD Task Force, led by Michael Bloomberg, developed recommendations on climate-related information that companies should disclose to help investors, lenders, and others make sound financial decisions. The recommendations are applicable to organizations across sectors and jurisdictions, and are structured around four thematic areas: Governance, Strategy, Risk Management and Metrics and Targets.

To find out more about TCFD:  www.fsb-tcfd.org

21/03/2018 First listing anniversary Avantium Amsterdam expand

Gong for first listing anniversary Avantium

Avantium CEO Tom van Aken sounds the Euronext gong together with the company’s Zambezi team. Today, chemical technology company Avantium celebrates its first anniversary as a listed company. The Zambezi process is a ground-breaking technology that produces high-quality sugars from non-food biomass for use in chemical products, materials and fuels.

Avantium plans to open a pilot biorefinery for the Zambezi technology this year – another milestone for this forerunner in renewable chemistry. To develop this biorefinery, Avantium formed a consortium with AkzoNobel, Chemport Europe, RWE and Staatsbosbeheer last year.

Avantium’s revolutionary renewable chemistry solutions span from invention to commercially viable production processes. Together with partners around the world, Avantium develops efficient processes and sustainable products made from biobased materials. The company is based in Amsterdam and its shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam and Euronext Brussels (ticker symbol: AVTX).

For more information: www.avantium.com

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20/03/2018 ACTIAM wins Cash Audience Award Amsterdam expand

ACTIAM Celebrates Cash Audience Award with sounding of the gong

CEO of ACTIAM Hans van Houwelingen sounds the gong to open the trading day on Euronext.

ACTIAM won the Cash Audience Award at the seventh edition of the vwd Cash Fund Awards. Every year, Cash distributes the Cash Audience Award to the best provider of investment products. From the investors survey that is held annually by the magazine, ACTIAM has been selected as the favourite provider out of five nominees. This award confirms the positive course taken and encourages ACTIAM to develop even more responsible investment solutions for the general public in the future.

ACTIAM is an asset manager for more than one million Dutch people, with assets under management worth 54.1 billion euros (December 2017). ACTIAM offers a complete range of investment funds and investment solutions, from index investing to impact investing. ACTIAM places strict requirements on its investments and uses a strict and careful selection, without making concessions to the financial return.

For more information: www.actiam.nl

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19/03/2018 Morningstar Awards Amsterdam expand

Winners Morningstar Awards sound gong

For many years now, independent fund researcher Morningstar has presented awards to investment funds that have been able to offer the best risk-adjusted returns to investors over the past years.

This year, the Morningstar Awards were presented  in five leading investment categories for Dutch investors. In addition, awards are presented to asset managers that offer a wide range of investment funds to their investors across the board.

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16/03/2018 WEACCESS GROUP transfers to Euronext ACCESS+ Paris expand

First listing on Euronext ACCESS+ compartment

Mr François Hedin, president of WEACCESS GROUP, opens the European Paris trading day to celebrate the transfer to Euronext ACCESS+. 

Euronext ACCESS+ is a compartment of Euronext ACCESS – the gateway for companies seeking simplified access to listing – that is open to companies of all sizes, whatever their age or industry. Euronext ACCESS+ is a springboard for transitions to other Euronext markets, including Euronext GROWTH and Euronext , and is designed to help companies prepare for new stages in their growth.

Based in Normandy, WEACCESS GROUP (formerly Infosat Telecom) builds, operates and markets 4G/LTE networks in “white” and “gray” areas of France, poorly served by traditional networks. The group provides internet, telephone and television access to over 400 towns and villages using wireless technology.

16/03/2018 DOEN Energie(s)topper Amsterdam expand

Winner DOEN Energie(s)topper opens the exchange

With a green outlook for the future, the winner of the DOEN Energie[s]topper opens trading in Amsterdam. The winner will receive a check for 100,000 euros from the DOEN Foundation to help bring their product or service to the market.

The DOEN Foundation is committed to innovations that help reduce CO2 emissions and that contribute to the development of a circular economy. That is why DOEN Energie[s]topper does not just give a cash prize but also a coaching program worth € 7000. This valuable program helps them attract funding for the development of their product or service.

For more information: www.doenenergiestopper.nl

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15/03/2018 Stern Groep Amsterdam expand

Stern Groep celebrates 25 years of existence 

With the acquisition of an Opel dealership in Amsterdam on 15 March 1993, the basis for Stern Groep N.V. was laid. Since then, Stern has grown into one of the largest automotive groups in the Netherlands.

With a sounding of the gong Stern Groep celebrates 25 years of existence, thereby not only opening the market for trading but also symbolically thanking their shareholders, retail and business customers, employees and many other stakeholders for their contribution to the success of the organisation.

For more information: www.stern.nl

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14/03/2018 Global Money Week Amsterdam expand

Child & Youth Finance International opens trading for Global Money Week

Global Money Week is an annual money awareness campaign built to inspire children and youth across the world to learn about money matters, livelihoods and entrepreneurship. GMW2017 reached over 7.8 million children and youth through more than 72,000 activities coordinated by 23,700 organizations in 137 countries. The Week is supported and endorsed by OECD, the African Union Commission, UNICEF, Mastercard, the European Union and many others.

The 7th edition of Global Money Week will take place from 12 to 18 March 2018, and will be articulated around the theme “Money Matters Matter!”. Numerous activities take place during GMW, amongst them the traditional visit to Stock Exchange for the “Ring around the World” event. 57 Stock Exchanges took part during GMW2017.

“Ring around the World” allows children and youth the opportunity to ring the opening bell or close the trading activities for the day. It allows them to gain knowledge of the financial world, learn about stock exchange workings, discover the history of money, and to enjoy a unique experience.

For more information: www.globalmoneyweek.org

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13/03/2018 Nyenrode Private Investor Program Amsterdam expand

Nyenrode sounds gong for Private Investor Program

Jan Willem Brummelman (MSc.), investor, entrepreneur and graduate of the Nyenrode Private Investor Program, opens the stock exchange.

Participants of the Private Investor Program actively learn to analyze and manage their own investment portfolios according to the latest insights in the field of investing. On behalf of Nyenrode, they are trained by top experts of Oxyor in every step of the way, ensuring that they make the right investment decisions. Graduates of the program are able to independently take control of their own portfolio and are, at least, at the same level as a professional investor with several years of experience.

Nyenrode Business University’s mission is: ‘Serving society by shaping responsible leaders’. Nyenrode is a small-scale private university, founded in 1946 for and by business, with an international orientation. Nyenrode offers students and participants a combination of sound theoretical framework, practical relevance and personal development. Thanks to this combination, they develop sustainable added value for themselves, for their company and for society.

For more information:  www.nyenrode.nl

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12/03/2018 212 year anniversary KAS BANK Amsterdam expand

KAS BANK commemorates 212 years

KAS BANK, listed at Euronext Amsterdam since 1986 (symbol : KA), opens trading to celebrate its 212 year anniversary.

Association Cassa was established on the 10th of March 1806. Today KAS BANK is a leading bank for institutional investors and financial institutions in the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom. These investors and institutions can entrust their assets safely with KAS BANK- an organization that maintains, administrates and reports on its assets carefully.

For more information: www.kasbank.com

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09/03/2018 For Women in Science Scholarship Amsterdam expand

Winners of the For Women in Science Scholarship sound the gong

Winners of the annual L’Oréal-Unesco For Women in Science Scholarship Program Sonja Swanson and Hanneke Wigman open the trading day in Amsterdam.

The winners received the scholarship for the sixth edition of For Women in Science, an initiative led by Euronext Amsterdam listed L’Oréal, Unesco, LNVH and the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study.

Each year, the Dutch L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowship Program awards two grants to outstanding  female scientists. The participation of women in scientific research is essential for economic, social and cultural development.

For more information: www.forwomeninscience.com

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08/03/2018 Ring the Bell for Gender Equality Paris expand

Euronext rings the opening bell for Gender Equality

On 8 March 2018, Euronext organised a bell ceremony on all its markets (Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon and Paris) to celebrate the International Women's Day with the associations Women in ETFs, UN Women and UN Global Compact. Around 60 other stock exchanges in the world also celebrated the event.

08/03/2018 Women in ETFS (WE) Amsterdam expand

Women in ETFS (WE) celebrates International Women’s Day with a sounding of the gong

Cyrille Verbeeten, Women in ETFs City Liaison Amsterdam, opens trading at Euronext Amsterdam.

Founded in January 2014, WE is a non-profit organization that brings together over 3,200 members, including women and men, in chapters in major financial centres across the United States, Canada, EMEA and Asia Pacific to further the careers of women by leveraging their collective skill and ambition. 

This year, Women in ETFs is proud to partner with UN Global Compact, Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, UN Women, IFC, and The World Federation of Exchanges to host events across the globe during the week to raise awareness about the importance of gender equality for sustainable development and business. Bell ringing ceremonies will take place at over 30 exchanges globally and WE will lead events in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and Africa.

For more information: www.womeninetfs.com  

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08/03/2018 International Women’s Day Brussels expand
07/03/2018 Screen Group Amsterdam expand

Euronext partner Screen Group celebrates integration with TRG

Screen Group opens the trading day at the Amsterdam stock exchange to celebrate its strategic partnership with Euronext Amsterdam as well as its recent acquisition by TRG.

Since 1990 Screen Group offers a range of specialised services and solutions for the professional financial information services industry. Euronext Amsterdam uses Screen’s market data management system, INFOmatch, to pro-actively manage its market data administration, including processes around market data usage, compliance, billing & reporting. The strategic partnership with Euronext Amsterdam concentrates on optimising business processes through product development and setting standards for exchanges to professionally manage their market data (products).

Additionally,  in mid-January it was announced that Screen has been acquired by TRG. The acquisition of Screen will further solidify TRG’s position as a global market leader in enterprise spend management. The new company will have a greater suite of complementary, innovative software solutions for the world’s leading financial, legal and professional  services firms. This includes the full spectrum of subscription spend management capabilities across expense management (FITS, INFOmatch), usage tracking (ResearchMonitor), enquiry management (Quest), specialist consulting services (Screen Consultants) and events (Screen Markets).

For more information: www.screeninfomatch.com

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06/03/2018 AMG - Allround Best Performer 2017 Amsterdam expand

AMG sounds gong to celebrate winning “All Round Best Performer of 2017” 

Heinz Schimmelbusch, CEO of AMG N.V., celebrates winning ‘All Round Best Performer of 2017’ with a sounding of the gong.

AMG, a global critical materials company at the forefront of CO2 reduction trends, received the “All Round Best Performer of 2017” from Euronext Amsterdam at the annual new year’s reception. The Euronext award is based exclusively on measureable data, where performance is determined by the change in market capitalization over the calendar year.

In 2017, AMG's market capitalization increased by 201%, driven by the continuing development of the company's lithium project, communication of the company's new strategic framework and the company's strong financial performance.

For more information:  www.amg-nv.com

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05/03/2018 IPO Acacia Pharma Brussels expand

Listing of Acacia Pharma

Julian Gilbert, CEO, opens the trading day in Brussels.

Acacia Pharma specializes in the research and development of supportive care medicines. The products are intended to support the side effects of anti-cancer treatments (including nausea and vomiting drugs).

To find out more about Acacia Pharma:  www.acaciapharma.com

05/03/2018 Association Treasurers 100,000+ municipalities Amsterdam expand

Association Treasurers 100,000+ municipalities celebrates establishment with a sounding of the gong

Erik Peek of Association Treasurers 100,000+ municipalities  opens trading to celebrate the recent establishment of the association.

Last year, the official establishment of the Association Treasurers 100,000+ municipalities took place. The association aims to further professionalize the treasury function within large municipalities and also to strengthen the joint contribution of the treasurers of these municipalities.

The association informs and promotes the interests of its members. In addition, it provides a platform for knowledge exchange and building a network in the field of municipal treasury. The association organizes meetings and theme days with speakers from both within their own circles as well as outside of it.

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02/03/2018 Devoteam Amsterdam expand

Devoteam celebrates acquisition of TMNS with gong

Bert Schaap, Senior Vice President at Devoteam sounds the gong to celebrate completing the integration of TMNS into Devoteam.

Mr. Schaap is accompanied by various consultants; top experts that help customers overcome their digital challenges, executing their digital transformation, and optimally utilize digital assets.

Devoteam is moving into a new era through its acquisition of TMNS. Devoteam is listed on Euronext Paris (symbol: DVT) and operates in 17 European countries and the Middle East. Devoteam executes digital transformation projects in sectors such as finance, telecommunications, utilities as well as the public sector. 

For more information: www.devoteam.com

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01/03/2018 35 years AEX-Index® Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for 35 years AEX

Together with Euronext Amsterdam, Insinger Gillisen sounds the gong in light of the 35-year anniversary of the AEX-Index. The AEX was founded on March 4th 1983 and was the first national Blue Chip index in Europe.

The AEX-Index contains 25 companies from the top segment of the Dutch stock exchange, including many multinationals such as Royal Dutch Shell, Unilever, ING Groep, Royal Philips Electronics, and ArcelorMittal. The AEX is the benchmark for the stock market climate in the Netherlands and offers international visibility for the companies that are part of it.

In 1983, the then options-exchange director Tjerk Westerterp put together the very first index on the back of a cigarette box, in the train between Liège and Luxembourg. He came to 13 funds: ABN Bank, Ahold, Akzo, Amro Bank, Gist-Brocades, Heineken, Hoogovens, KLM, Royal Dutch, Nationale Nederlanden, Philips, Unilever and Nedlloyd. The index was then called EOE index (European Options Exchange). Later this list grew to 20 companies until eventually it became 25.

InsingerGilissen, a long standing partner of Euronext, is a private bank that focuses on individuals and families, foundations, associations and institutional parties. InsingerGilissen offers private clients, in addition to independent asset management and investment advice, a wide range of private banking and wealth management products and services. The bank also provides specific services to independent asset managers.

For more information: www.euronext.com

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01/03/2018 Trends Investment Research Brussels expand

Launch of Trends Investment Research

Opening bell ceremony with Michael Nevejan, Communications and Promotions Director of Roularta  at the occasion of the launch of Trends Investment Research.

28/02/2018 Robeco Global Stars Fund Amsterdam expand

Robeco Global Stars Fund celebrates 80 years on the stock exchange

Robeco opens the Stock Exchange to celebrate the 80th listing-anniversary of Robeco Global Stars Equity Fund N.V.

Today Robeco opened the trading day on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the listing of the Robeco Global Stars Equity Fund N.V. (formerly known as Robeco N.V.), on 3 March 1938. This event made investing in a globally diversified portfolio accessible for anyone in the Netherlands with sufficient means to buy a share for a hundred Dutch guilders (equivalent to circa EUR 45 in 1938 and circa EUR 940 today).

For more information: www.robeco.com   

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27/02/2018 Trends Investment Summit Benelux Brussels expand

Kick-off of Trends Investment Summit Benelux by Inside ETFs

Closing bell ceremony with John Swolfs, CEO Inside ETFs, to kick-off the Trends Investment Summit Benelux organized on 28 February in Brussels.

27/02/2018 Clean-up for KiKa! Amsterdam expand

KiKa sounds the gong for a new national campaign

Foundation Children Cancer free (KiKa) sounds the gong to create publicity for their national campaign ‘Clean-up for KiKa!’

Every year 550 children in the Netherlands get cancer, 75% of these children are currently in recovery. This figure must be improved. The goal of KiKa is to increase this percentage to 95%. KiKa raises money for better research and other improvements in the field of children’s cancer, focusing on decreasing pain during treatment, increasing recovery and a higher quality of life for patients.

Do you have a storage or a garage? See what you can spare. Things that you have not been using for years. Because if we all start cleaning-out our closets, that old cabinet or those toys that nobody glances at, might be worth a high-tech research centre! Place an advertisement of the things that you can spare on www.marktplaats.nl/kika. The money from the sale will go straight to KiKa’s bank account. Off course you can also buy things yourself because all proceeds will go to KiKa!

For more information:  www.kika.nl

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26/02/2018 Colon Cancer Awareness Month Amsterdam expand

Maag Lever Darm Stichting sounds the gong for Colon Cancer Awareness Month

The Maag Lever Darm Stichting, a foundation, opens trading by sounding the gong in the first week of Colon Cancer Awareness month March. Every year nearly 15.000 people in the Netherlands are diagnosed with colon cancer.

The Foundation finances scientific research, initiates care projects and informs the general public and stakeholders. The funded research contributes to better diagnostics and treatment of colon cancer and a range of other digestive diseases.

Colon cancer can be treated effectively if diagnosed at an early stage. Because of this, all men and women aged between 55-75 are invited for a national population screening. Beside the screening, it is important to stay alert for signals that might point to colon cancer. Maag Lever Darm Stichting is creating extra awareness for the Seven Signals-test that explains these signals in more detail.

For more information: www.mlds.nl

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23/02/2018 30th anniversary vwd group Amsterdam expand

vwd group opens trading to celebrate its 30th anniversary

vwd group Netherlands, one of Europe's leading suppliers of information and technology solutions for the investment industry, celebrate this year its 30th anniversary.

Wherever systematic support for financial decisions is required, vwd provides the right solutions, products and data.
Their scalable and highly configurable technology, data platforms, systems and interfaces set the standard for the investment industry. With vwd group solutions, product- and customer processes can be optimized to increase business potential while complying with regulatory requirements.

For more information: www.vwd.com

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22/02/2018 IPO Dutch Star Companies ONE Amsterdam expand

Euronext Amsterdam welcomes Dutch Star Companies ONE

Euronext Amsterdam welcomes Dutch Star Companies ONE. Dutch Star Companies ONE N.V. (ticker symbol: DSC1) starts trading as the first special purpose acquisition company (“SPAC”) currently listed on Euronext Amsterdam. Stephan Nanninga Executive Director and promotor of Dutch Star Companies ONE sounds the gong accompanied by a.o. Niek Hoek, Executive Director and promotor and Gerbrand ter Brugge, Non-Executive Director and promotor of Dutch Star Companies ONE.

The purpose of Dutch Star Companies ONE is to acquire a significant minority stake in a business with principal operations in Europe, preferably in the Netherlands. Dutch Star Companies ONE shall seek a business combination with the following characteristics:  A family business, carve-out or private equity exit with an EBITDA between 25 to 75 million euro, strong competitive position within its industry and an experienced management team that financially performed well in recent years and active in the industrial, agriculture or maritime sector, or involved in wholesale, logistics or “smart” production.

Dutch Star Companies ONE is powered by Oaklins based on its successful launch of three Italian SPAC’s. 99% of the equity raised in the IPO will be deposited in an escrow account until 70% of the shareholders meeting of Dutch Star Companies ONE has approved the investment in a business combination.

For more information: www.dutchstarcompanies.com

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22/02/2018 KRX and Euronext sign MOU Paris expand

To celebrate the collaboration on index-related business mr Sang Hwan An, President & CEO of KRX and Michael Hodgson, Head of Information Services, Market & Global Sales ring the opening bell at Euronext Paris.

 

21/02/2018 Fonds Gehandicaptensport Amsterdam expand

Fonds Gehandicaptensport and the Dutch Golf Federation sound gong for collaboration 

Fonds Gehandicaptensport and the Dutch Golf Federation (NGF) sound the gong to mark the introduction of the ‘Sportsfund GOLF’- a fund to make golf more accessible to people with a disability.

Sportfund GOLF will give (financial) support to golf clubs for athletes with a physical, intellectual or invisible handicap. Because of the EGA handicap system, golf always have the possibility, to enjoy the sport with or without any of the above mentioned handicap.

Fonds Gehandicaptensport is initiator of the platform 1% FairShare ®. 1% FairShare ® means that sportsponsors are being asked to invest at least 1% above their total budget of sportsponsoring into the sport for people with a disbaility. Among others, ING bank is one of the 1% FairShare ® partners of Fonds Gehandicaptensport. ING Private Banking is main sponsor of the Golf sport in The Netherlands.

For more information: www.fondsgehandicaptensport.nl

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20/02/2018 Company Webcast webinar studio Amsterdam expand

Company Webcast sounds gong for webinar studio

Company Webcast, part of Euronext, opens trading by celebrating the opening of their newest webinar studio, based in COMM – Museum for Communication.

Company Webcast is specialised in professional webcast and webinar services. They are based in the Netherlands and provide high-end webcast and webinar solutions to more than 260 corporates and local governments. With the state-of-the-art next generation webcast platform, Company Webcast helps IR managers to maximize the impact of their event. For over 12 years Company Webcast has been a trustworthy partner and the market leader for Investor Relations webcast in the Netherlands.

For more information: www.companywebcast.com

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19/02/2018 Giving Back Foundation Amsterdam, Europe expand

Better Options opens trading with Giving Back Foundation

Better Options Amsterdam BV, trading firm residing at Beursplein 5, opens trading with the Giving  Back Foundation. Amsterdam students of this Foundation are invited for a day at the trading floor.

The Foundation stands for diversity and offers young people from different backgrounds the opportunity to develop their talent. They are focused on a broad group of talented pupils, students and young professionals and offer a challenging learning program to develop on a personal and professional level. The program consists of workshop and events, as well as a mentoring program.

For more information: www.betteroptions.nl

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16/02/2018 Chinese New Year Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for Chinese New Year

The Chinese Entrepreneurs Association Amsterdam celebrates the Chinese New Year by sounding the gong. 16 February 2018 is the start of the Chinese year of the Dog.

The Chinese New Year is the most important celebration of the Chinese calendar. It is celebrated almost everywhere in Asia, as well as abroad there where a Chinese population group has settled.

In Amsterdam, Chinese New Year is traditionally celebrated in Chinatown. The Chinese Entrepreneurs Association Amsterdam has been organizing the largely public celebrations for years.

For more information: www.chineseondernemers.nl

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15/02/2018 Rijksmuseum app Amsterdam expand

Rijksmuseum and KPN launch new app

Hendrikje Crebolder, director Development & Media Rijksmuseum opens the trading day at the Amsterdam exchange with main sponsor KPN to celebrate the launch of Rijksmuseum’s completely revamped smartphone app.

A simple press of a button now gives users access to 14 tours, an advanced navigation system, the e-ticket shop and the Rijksmuseum collection. Now, the Rijksmuseum is even more accessible, whether it’s before, during or after a visit to the museum. The Rijksmuseum has developed this app in response to new developments in media engagement and the growing numbers of people taking advantage of the benefits offered by their smartphone. The Rijksmuseum app was created with the support of KPN (ticker symbol: KPN), the Rijksmuseum’s main sponsor. The app was developed in collaboration with KPN, Fabrique, Q42 and Movin.

For more information:  www.rijksmuseum.nl

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14/02/2018 The Forgotten Child Foundation Amsterdam expand

The Forgotten Child Foundation opens trading on Valentine’s Day

The Forgotten Child Foundation (Stichting het Vergeten Kind) opens the Amsterdam exchange on Valentine’s Day, the day of love, and asks attention for the 100,000 children in the Netherlands who grow up in families with multiple problems that hardly receive any positive attention.

To support these children, the foundation calls on the Netherlands to warm these children with a kilometer-long support scarf of sweet messages, via their website, until 25 February. After the promotional period, the Forgotten Child Foundation hands them out, scarf by scarf, to vulnerable children in the Netherlands. Joep Verboeket, managing director: "By creating the longest support scarf, we want to ask the Netherlands to open her heart to vulnerable children. We emphasize that sincere attention can be found in small things. We can all do something for these children, so that they get what they are entitled to: a chance for a bright future. And the beauty is, at the end of the campaign the scarves are separated and donated to the children who need our support so badly. "

For more information: www.hetvergetenkind.nl

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13/02/2018 PostNL - Valentine’s Day Amsterdam expand

PostNL sounds gong for Valentine’s Day campaign

Postal workers from PostNL (ticker symbol: PNL) visit the Amsterdam exchange and open the trade on the occasion of Valentine's Day.

Expressing your love is not always easy. Expressing it with a card is. Valentine's Day is a good time to share your feelings. This year too, PostNL offers the possibility to send a valentine card with a kiss instead of a stamp. Mail the card today (Tuesday 13th) before 17:00 and the postman will deliver the card to your loved one on Valentine's Day.

For more information: www.postnl.nl

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12/02/2018 World Epilepsy Day Amsterdam expand

Gong for World Epilepsy Day

The Epilepsy Fund opens the Amsterdam exchange on World Epilepsy Day. The fund, founded 125 years ago, calls for attention to the disorder of epilepsy, the consequences it has and the taboo that it surrounds. Matthijs (9) sounds the gong. He became seizure free 18 months ago thanks to a radical brain operation.

Thanks to a large group of donors, the Epilepsy Fund is committed to people like Matthijs for 125 years. The fund celebrates this anniversary year by dedicating extra attention to and research into epilepsy. Because epilepsy has a profound effect on life. By means of research, information and assistance, the Epilepsy Fund makes every effort to offer people with epilepsy and their loved ones a better quality of life.

For more information: www.epilepsiefonds.nl

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09/02/2018 ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament

On Monday 12 February, the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament will start for the 45th time. The tournament is part of the ATP 500 category and is therefore one of the 25 most important tennis tournaments in the world. Several top-10 players will participate this year. Among others, Roger Federer, Grigor Dimitrov, Alexander Zverev and David Goffin will come into action. Furthermore, well-known players such as Stan Wawrinka, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Robin Haase are present in Rotterdam.

The cooperation between main sponsor ABN AMRO (ticker symbol: ABN) and Rotterdam Ahoy is the longest running title sponsorship on the ATP World Tour. To honor that, Richard Krajicek, Wimbledon winner in 1996 and Tournament Director, opens trading.

For more information: www.abnamrowtt.nl

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08/02/2018 Partnership ING and Payvision Amsterdam expand

ING and Payvision celebrate partnership

Rudolf Booker, founder and CEO Payvision, together with Mark Buitenhek, ING’s Global Head of Transaction Services sound the gong and open the trading day in Amsterdam, celebrating the recently announced strategic partnership between ING and Payvision.

Through this collaboration, ING further invests in the payments business by acquiring 75% stake in Payvision, strengthening its footprint in omnichannel payments and expanding its merchant services. ING business customers will be able to accept payments through any channel, including in store terminals and web shops and through any device.

For Payvision, this new synergy will accelerate its ambitious growth plans within the dynamic payments market, extend its global network and broaden its payment product portfolio. The partnership supports Payvision’s goal to create innovative, tailor-made payments products designed for the fast-paced international retail environment.

For more information:  www.ing.nl

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07/02/2018 IT4Kids Amsterdam expand

IT4Kids Foundation opens trading day

IT4Kids Foundation visits the Amsterdam exchange and opens the trading day with a sounding of the gong by founder Jordy Kool.

By sounding the gong he literally and figuratively makes noise for the IT4Kids Foundation. IT4Kids was founded in 2013 and is committed to helping children. The Netherlands is one of the richest countries in the world. Yet as many as 1 in 8 children grow up in a family that has to live on a subsistence level. Many children from this group miss out on the opportunity to play sports. Values ​​and skills such as resilience, cooperation, dealing with loss and respect are taught when participating in sports. Values ​​and skills that are so important in every phase of life. IT4Kids collects used and written off hardware and, on behalf of the donor, donates the value to charities that are committed to children. IT4Kids organized a gala last October during which € 418,000 was collected, and recently received donations from, amongst others, the Rabobank Bollenstreek.

For more information: www.it4kids.nl

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06/02/2018 Holland Heineken House Amsterdam expand

Heineken sounds gong for Holland Heineken House

Heineken (ticker symbol: HEIA) sounds the gong at the Amsterdam exchange. The ceremony does not only mark the opening of trading, but also acts as a pre-opening ceremony for the Olympic Games and the Holland Heineken House, which will officially open on the 9th of February.

The Holland Heineken House, hosted by The Netherlands Olympic Committee (NOC*NSF) and organized by Heineken, is the official national house of The Netherlands during the Olympics. The Holland Heineken House is the place where sports and emotions come together to create unforgettable experiences. Guests from all over the world are invited to watch all action live on the big screens and experience spectacular stunts, emotional award ceremonies and thrilling performances by some of the best Dutch artists. 

Because many Dutch fans in the Netherlands, who cannot attend the Holland Heineken House, have to miss its unique atmosphere, Heineken is introducing Holland Heineken Thuis in the Grand Café Heineken Hoek on the Leidseplein in Amsterdam. From the 9th until the 25th of February Holland Heineken Thuis will be the place to celebrate the Olympic Games and Dutch athletic performances in the Netherlands. 

For more information: www.hollandheinekenhouse.nl

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05/02/2018 100% Certificate Boursier.com Paris expand

Didier Hameau from Boursier.com and Aurélien Réquillart from Société Générale open the European Paris trading day

Société Générale launches the first 100% certificate based on a basket of 10 major french values equally weighted picked by Boursier.com 

Société Générale innovates with the launch, in partnerhsip with Boursier.com,  of the first Certificate indexed on a basket of 10 major French stocks equally weighted picked by Boursier.com. 
The basket includes Veolia, Orange, Somfy, Eurazeo, Ingenico, Carrefour, Air Liquide, Valeo, Bouygues and Icade. 
The Certicate issued by Société Générale allows investors to replicate the performance of the basket. It is listed on Euronext Paris and can be traded as simply as a share through an online broker or a bank. 

05/02/2018 Big Brothers Big Sisters Amsterdam expand

Big Brothers Big Sisters sound gong

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBSAm) exists in Amsterdam for five years. To celebrate this festive moment, one of the “Littles” from BBBSAm sounds the gong.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Amsterdam is a mentor organization that works for children and youth between the ages of 5 and 18 who live in poverty. They make meaningful matches between these children and mentors/volunteers, who bond with them, give them plenty of attention and undertake fun and educational activities with them on a weekly basis. They help these children on their way to a better life: they broaden their horizons, stimulate their talents, increase their self-confidence and their social skills. They ensure that the children will fully develop and that they have a happy, successful future. Big Brothers Big Sisters Amsterdam is supported by the Janivo Foundation, a fund that works for children and young people who can use a helping hand.

For more information: www.bbbsamsterdam.nl

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02/02/2018 Morningstar® Eurozone 50 IndexSM Futures Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for launch Morningstar® Eurozone 50 IndexSM Futures

Flow Traders sounds the gong on the Amsterdam exchange of Euronext together with Morningstar and Euronext, for the launch of futures on the Morningstar® Eurozone 50 IndexSM on the Derivatives Market of Euronext Amsterdam. Yannick Ignoul of Flow Traders, sounds the gong and opens the trading day.

The new futures were introduced Friday 26 January. This new index has been designed by Morningstar together with Euronext to provide exposure to the largest and most liquid companies in the Eurozone region. Futures on the new index allow investors to benefit from margin efficiencies while trading through the centralised order book, offering the advantages of transparency and central clearing. It is a strategic collaboration between the eurozone’s leading pan-European exchange and the leading global provider of independent investment research 

Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, and retirement plan providers and sponsors. Morningstar provides data and research insights on a wide range of investment offerings, including managed investment products, publicly listed companies, private capital markets, and real-time global market data. Morningstar also offers investment management services through its investment advisory subsidiaries, with more than USD$200 billion in assets under advisement and management as of 31 December 2016. The company has operations in 27 countries.

For more information: www.euronext.com

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02/02/2018 Brussels IPO of the Year Award Brussels expand

X-FAB wins IPO of the Year Award

Euronext Brussels had the pleasure to welcome X-FAB to celebrate their “IPO of the Year” award. CEO Rudi De Winter and CFO Alba Morganti opened the trading day in Brussels, a few days after the company won the “IPO of the Year” award in the category large caps at Euronext's 7th annual Stock Exchange Conference in Paris. The award honours their successful Initial Public Offering and the company’s post-IPO performance.

To find out more about X-FAB go to www.xfab.com 

01/02/2018 The Financial Information Services Association Amsterdam expand

FISD visits Amsterdam exchange

FISD Amsterdam is an annual event, now in its fifth year, hosted by Euronext Amsterdam. Bringing together those that buy and consume market data, such as Banks and Asset Managers, with the range of those that provide data and services. 

The Financial Information Services Association is a neutral forum that has served the financial information industry for 25 years. The 200+ global member companies recognize that market data distribution, efficient trade execution, and regulatory compliance require a high level of consistent and predictable service - all of which are dependent on the close cooperation of many independent organizations and systems. Industry stakeholders support FISD as the forum of choice to identify and resolve the business and technical issues that affect the administration, distribution, and utilization of financial information.

For more information: www.fisd.net

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31/01/2018 Global Scale-up Program Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for Global Scale-up Program

Travis McCready, President & CEO of Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, sounds the gong and opens the trading day at the Amsterdam exchange for the Global Scale-up Program.

The Global Scale-up Program is a unique pressure-cooker preparation program to prepare ventures in life sciences and medical devices for an international product launch. The program combines in-depth training and mentoring by the best serial entrepreneurs, marketing experts, and investors from the United States and different European countries.

The Global Scale-up Program is organised by Hyphen Projects, Health~Holland and Maastricht University.

For more information: www.global-scale-up-program.com

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30/01/2018 Amsterdam City Index 2018 Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for Amsterdam City Index 2018

The 10th edition of the Amsterdam City Index 2018, the economic barometer of the bustling city of Amsterdam, rises up with 2 points to 122! The Amsterdam City Index 2018 was recently presented at the Beurs van Berlage in the annual event organized by Amsterdam City.

Amsterdam City is the initiator and producer of the Amsterdam City Index.. Amsterdam City is an association of retailers, hotel and catering industry, institutions and cultural organizations in the inner city of Amsterdam. Primary goal of Amsterdam City is an economically healthy and diverse city, the focus of the association is to promote and improve the economic climate in the center of Amsterdam.

For more information: www.amsterdamcity.nl

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29/01/2018 SPDR® S&P 500® ETF Amsterdam expand

State Street Global Advisors Marks 25th Anniversary of SPDR® S&P 500® ETF

State Street Global Advisors, the asset management business of State Street Corporation , marks the 25th anniversary of the first ever US-listed exchange traded fund (ETF), the SPDR S&P 500 ETF, by sounding the gong on the Amsterdam exchange. Launched 29 January 1993, SPY is currently the world’s largest and the most traded security in the world.

“SPY’s launch paved the way for a breakthrough industry that has improved access to every asset class and dramatically lowered costs for investors,” said Jim Ross, chairman of State Street Global Advisors’ Global SPDR Business and a member of the team that launched SPY in 1993. “In a relatively brief period of time, ETFs have fundamentally improved investing while amassing over $4 trillion of assets. Despite this unprecedented growth, the impact of ETFs during the next 25 years promises to be even more influential than it has been the last two-plus decades.”  

For nearly four decades, State Street Global Advisors has been committed to helping financial professionals and those who rely on them achieve their investment objectives. They partner with institutions and financial professionals to help them reach their goals through a rigorous, research-driven process spanning both active and index disciplines. They take pride in working closely with their clients to develop precise investment strategies, including their pioneering family of SPDR ETFs.

For more information: www.ssga.com

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26/01/2018 Leeuwarden-Friesland 2018 Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for Leeuwarden-Friesland 2018: European Capital of Culture

From Friday 26 to Sunday 28 January, Leeuwarden-Friesland 2018, European Capital of Culture will officially be opened. On this occasion they open trading together with main sponsor ING.   

Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018 marks the start of a new Renaissance in thinking that will begin in the Dutch Province of Friesland and, they hope, spread all over the world. This is the year for them to display their unique cultural heritage to let the world know that the courage to be different is essential for realizing greater dreams and diversity on an international scale. The program entails about 60 main program events and hundreds of smaller initiatives spread over the entire province.

For more information: www.2018.nl

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25/01/2018 Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency Amsterdam expand

The Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency opens trading

Commissioner at the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA), Jeroen Nijland, opens trading on the Amsterdam exchange by sounding the gong. NFIA is celebrating the  publication of its annual results for 2017, as well as marking its 40th anniversary this year.

For 40 years, the NFIA has served as a one-stop-shop for successful European expansion, supporting more than 4,000 companies from some 50 countries to establish or expand their business in the Netherlands. An operational unit of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, NFIA helps and advises foreign companies in all phases of establishing, rolling out and/or expanding their international operations in the Netherlands.

Fueled by public-private partnerships and Dutch innovation across industries, the Netherlands continues to draw interest from international companies. The NFIA is their first port of call, connecting them with its regional partners in the Invest in Holland Network, as well as free and confidential resources and tools they need to make their investment decision.

For more information: www.investinholland.com

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24/01/2018 Best Performer ETF 2017 Amsterdam expand

Vanguard sounds gong to celebrate winning “Best Performer ETF 2017” 

Vanguard, a pioneer of index-investing, received the “Best Performer ETF 2017” Award from Euronext Amsterdam. The award recognises the popularity of the Vanguard S&P 500 UCITS ETF among investors in 2017.

Vanguard looks to provide investors with low-cost, high-quality, and broadly diversified funds and ETFs with they can put together balanced, long-term investment portfolios. 

For more information: www.vanguard.co.uk

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23/01/2018 Nyenburgh Holding Amsterdam expand

Nyenburgh Holding sounds the gong

Nyenburgh offers, through a partnership, professional traders the opportunity to rent a trading desk on the floor of Euronext or at any other location. This activity was previously executed by its subsidiary Global Exchange Trading Services B.V. (GETS). After MiFID II all partnerships with GETS have been transferred to Nyenburgh Holding. On this occasion they open trading on the Amsterdam exchange.

Nyenburgh Holding B.V. was founded in 1996 and trades on its own account in cash equities and derivatives, and has access to multiple exchanges in and outside Europe. Nyenburgh has grown rapidly in recent years, partly because of its very competitive trading costs, service and transparency. Nyenburgh is located on the former trading floor of Euronext and has acquired a unique position within the professional trading community in the Netherlands.

For more information: www.nyenburgh.com

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22/01/2018 Beurs Inside LIVE Amsterdam expand

RTL Z sounds gong for Beurs Inside LIVE

Roland Koopman, presenter RTL Z, sounds the gong at the Amsterdam exchange to give attention to the Beurs Inside LIVE event. 

RTL Z Beurs organizes Inside LIVE on Monday 19 February in the Beatrix Theater Utrecht. Experts give investment tips and enter into discussions with each other. With Roland Koopman, Janneke Willemse, Bob Homan (ING), Jim Tehupuring (ProBeleggen), Willem Middelkoop (CD Fund), and many others.

For more information: www.rtlz.nl/beursinsidelive

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19/01/2018 ACTIAM investment expert Amsterdam expand

ACTIAM investment expert opens trading 

The winner of the ACTIAM investment expert poll opens trading at the Amsterdam exchange by sounding the gong. The 2017 winner of the ACTIAM investment expert poll is Niels de Graaff van Holding BDG, formerly a portfolio manager at ACTIAM. His picks were the best of all participating experts.

Every year asset manager ACTIAM asks over a hundred investment professionals for their expectations for the best and the worst stock in the coming year. Besides that, the participants are asked for their expectations for the AEX-index. This poll has been conducted since 1994.

For more information: www.actiam.nl

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18/01/2018 Roca Markets supports Kanjer Wens Amsterdam expand

Roca Markets opens trading with Kanjer Wens 

Roca Markets is proud to be a supporter of Kanjer Wens in 2017 and 2018. As part of their policy of contributing a sizeable percentage of their company profits to charity, Kanjer Wens was chosen this year and last year to be one of their beneficiaries.

Roca Markets is a market maker in derivatives, that is based in Amsterdam at the Beursplein 5 exchange building. The company has been in operation since 2012 and continues to expand their business in the derivatives field in Europe. During this time they have been major contributors to a number of charitable organizations.

Stichting Kanjer Wens is a new charity organisation, which will celebrate their first anniversary in February this year. They fulfil wishes for children between 4 and 17 years with a life-threatening illness or severe chronical disease. Every child who is ill, has only one big wish, to get better. They cannot cure but they can give a child a day to remember.

For more information: www.rocamarkets.com

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17/01/2018 Holland FinTech - Annual Member Summit Amsterdam expand

Holland FinTech opens trading with AFS

Holland FinTech organizes the Annual Member Summit. This year the host is AFS Group, a financial service provider specialized in the business segment and also affiliated with Holland FinTech. Three years after the establishment of Holland FinTech, she brings together more than 320 affiliated parties. During the Summit, they look forward to the new year. The day starts with the opening of the trade on the Amsterdam exchange.

By linking parties from large to small, the organization is committed to accelerating innovation in this sector. With events and matchmaking they bring expertise together and stimulate new developments. Currently, more than 320 parties are connected within the network, different from large established parties and new startups with ideas that improve decades of old processes. Only by working together can progress be made and the Netherlands can put itself on the map as progressive in financial innovation.

For more information: www.hollandfintech.com

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16/01/2018 Amsterdam Young Citizen of the Year 2017 Amsterdam expand

Amsterdam Young Citizen of the Year 2017 sounds the gong

The Stadmakertjes Foundation (‘little citymakers’) has organized the junior election ‘Amsterdammertje van het Jaar’ for the sixth time. The City of Amsterdam and Rabobank support this initiative financially. In the past couple of months, everyone in Amsterdam could nominate their little hero, aged 8 to 15 years. A jury chose the top 10 finalists and the winner. The most important selection criteria: the winner should be someone who is selflessly committed to something or someone, and sets an example for others.

Amsterdam Young Citizen of the Year 2017, 15-year-old Salim El Meriami, sounds the gong and opens the trading day. For over 4 years, Salim has committed himself to bringing together people from Amsterdam Nieuw-West. In a very professional way he has organised dozens of neighborhood events where people can meet each other. He was nominated by 5 Amsterdam organizations, characterizing him as “responsible, well-organized, indispensable, a great person to be proud of, hard-working, professional, and someone who prevents problems.”

For more information: www.stadmakertjes.nl

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15/01/2018 IMC Weekend School Amsterdam expand

IMC Weekend School celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2018

IMC Weekendschool Amsterdam Zuidoost is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year. To kick off this special anniversary year, a delegation of pupils and alumni will sound the gong. IMC Weekend School is a supplementary school for children (aged 10-14) in underprivileged neighborhoods, often of immigrant backgrounds, in the larger cities of the Netherlands.

Through a three-year course, professionals (volunteers) introduce students to a wide range of topics, including journalism, medicine and law but also training in presentation, research, debate and conflict resolution. It is an education focused on developing an all-round character.

IMC Weekend School connects youth to passionate professionals who engage them in their fields. The contacts created between social classes affect both the students and the guest teachers. In the alumni program, guest teachers, sponsors and Weekend School alumni stay connected, and develop professional relationships. Research shows that IMC Weekend School alumni have better professional prospects, are more confident, and feel more connected with society than control groups.

For more information: www.imcweekendschool.nl

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12/01/2018 Dutch IR Awards 2018 Amsterdam expand

Winners of the Dutch IR Awards 2018 sound the gong at Beursplein 5

The winners of the Dutch IR Awards 2018 visit Beursplein 5. David Tailleur, Director of Investor Relations at the Euronext Amsterdam listed Randstad (ticker symbol: RAND) and winner in the AEX professional category, sounds the gong.

The Dutch Association for Investor Relations (NEVIR) presented the Dutch IR Awards 2018 last night. For the eleventh year in a row, prizes were awarded to Dutch listed companies and professionals who excel in Investor Relations. An independent expert jury consisting of Corné van Zeijl (ACTIAM), Frederik van Beuningen (Teslin), Holger Weeda (BNP Paribas IP), Joop Witteveen (Kempen), Maarten Verbeek (the IDEA!) And Willem Burgers (Add Value Fund), determines who are the winners in the different categories.

NEVIR is the professional representative body and the interest group for Investor Relations professionals of Dutch listed companies. More than 70% of Euronext Amsterdam listed companies are NEVIR member.

For more information: www.nevir.nl

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11/01/2018 Oddo Forum Paris expand

Philippe Oddo, Managing Partner Oddo & Cie and his team open the trading day at the Oddo Forum in Lyon.

On the occasion of the partnership between both companies,, the ODDO team and Eric Forest, CEO of EnterNext ring the bell to welcome more than 260 issuers which will meet investors during 2 days in Lyon.

11/01/2018 MiFID II trading license ATG Amsterdam expand

ATG opens trading day at Beursplein 5

Chief Compliance Officer and co-owner of Algorithmic Trading Group (ATG), Jochem van Steijn, gives the starting signal of the trading day at the Amsterdam stock exchange by sounding the gong. ATG celebrates obtaining its trading license under MiFID II.

ATG is a young trading company founded in October 2008 in Hong Kong by Tom Voûte. ATG specializes in algorithmic trading on the global financial markets. ATG is based in Hong Kong and the Netherlands, where it recently moved to Beursplein 5.

For more information: www.algorithmictradinggroup.com

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10/01/2018 10th anniversary Fintessa Amsterdam expand

Fintessa celebrates its 10-year anniversary by sounding the gong

Fintessa Vermogensbeheer celebrates its 10-year anniversary this month. At the start of 2008, Martine Hafkamp and Han Schulten, together with Mark Sombekke and Jan Bouius, began to offer investment services under the name of Fintessa Vermogensbeheer, being authorized by both the AFM and DNB. To celebrate their 10-year jubilee, Martine Hafkamp sounds the gong on the Amsterdam exchange.

Over the past 10 years, Fintessa has grown into one of the larger independent asset managers in the Netherlands. Fintessa mainly works for private individuals and (former) entrepreneurs, but also for foundations and institutes. This independence ensures that free investment choices are made without own products or forced shopping.

For more information: www.fintessa.nl

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09/01/2018 The IDEA! Amsterdam expand

The IDEA! sounds the gong for its 10th year in business

The Idea-Driven Equities Analyzes Company ('the IDEA!') celebrates its tenth anniversary by sounding Euronext Amsterdam's gong and opens the trading day.

The company was founded by Henk Slotboom and Maarten Verbeek and started its activities in 2007. Together with Paul Hofman, the IDEA! has about eighty years of sector experience and has become the leading independent research-only boutique in the Benelux. the IDEA! focuses on presenting attractive investment propositions in the Benelux to its clients, with the emphasis on providing all relevant information and knowledge needed to be able to form their own judgment.

For more information: www.theidea.nl

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08/01/2018 New Managing Director WDP Netherlands Amsterdam expand

WDP sounds gong for new Managing Director WDP Netherlands

Started on January 1st 2018, Michiel Assink is the new Managing Director of WDP Netherlands and sounds the gong on the Amsterdam exchange together with his new colleagues.

After a running period, Michiel Assink will take over duties of former Director of the Netherlands, Rien van Ast, who at own request will dedicate himself exclusively to the realization of complex projects. Michiel Assink was previously active at real estate agency CBRE, where he led the Industrial & Logistics team and built a team with strong focus on users, investors and developers of logistics and industrial properties.

Listed on Euronext Brussels and Amsterdam, the logistics real estate specialist WDP (ticker symbol: WDP) was named Company of the Year in Belgium in 2017 and continues to grow the operating teams by recruiting extra project- and facility managers.

For more information: www.wdp.eu

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05/01/2018 Sounding the gong for AFS OTF Amsterdam expand

AFS Group announces to be the first in the Netherlands to have officially received its license to operate as an Organized Trading Facility (OTF) under MiFID II.

AFS OTF is the first-of-its-kind in the Dutch market and will operate as a discretionary voice/chat trading system. This allows investment firms to execute various financial instruments on-venue. Additionally, AFS OTF will be regulated by AFM and must comply with certain rules. The reporting and publishing requirements will be satisfied by AFS’ use of Euronext APA and ARM. By operating as an OTF, AFS can play a valuable role in achieving the most important objectives under MiFID II. More specifically, to provide more protection for investors and to increase transparency in the various asset classes.

AFS Group is a medium-sized financial services provider specializing in the mediation of financial instruments and green certificates. With 90 employees, from 4 offices AFS serves more than 1,000 complete sales parties: asset managers, banks, companies and other non-financial institutions.

For more information: www.afsgroup.nl 

04/01/2018 ING sounds gong after winning Gouden Stier Amsterdam expand

For more than ten years, Gouden Stier has been rewarding brokers with awards. ING received two prizes at the end of 2017 in two categories: ‘Best investment institution’ and ‘Best technical Analyst’. Bas Heijink sounds the gong and opens the trading day at the Amsterdam exchange.

ING may call themselves the best investment institution in the Netherlands for a year. They are particularly appreciated for their visibility in the market, successful innovation and the impactful growth they are experiencing.

Bas Heijink won the Gouden Stier in the category 'Best Technical Analyst', just like last year. A reward for his work after he was already voted 'Best Investment Expert' in 2014.

For more information: www.ing.nl

03/01/2018 DSI opens trading day Amsterdam expand

By sounding the gong, DSI wishes all organizations part-taking in DSi and all professionals a happy New Year.  As of 3 January 2018, the compulsory ESMA Guidelines of the European Securities and Markets Authority on knowledge, skills and expertise will come into force. These guidelines are part of MiFID II. DSI ensures that financial professionals who are fully DSI-certified comply with the ESMA criteria.

DSI implements strict self-regulation at the request of the sector. Here, implementation implies through personnel screening, certification, disciplinary law and a public register. The foundation screens (new) employees in the sector and certifies staff. The certificate holders also regularly check on integrity, knowledge and professional competence.

For more information: www.dsi.nl

02/01/2018 Euronext wishes you a happy New Year Amsterdam expand

Euronext wishes you a happy New Year

With the sounding of the gong Euronext wishes you all a prosperous New Year on the first trading day of 2018.

Euronext is the leading pan‐European exchange in the Eurozone with nearly 1,300 listed issuers worth close to €3.6 trillion in market capitalisation as of end September 2017, an unmatched blue chip franchise consisting of 24 issuers in the Morningstar® Eurozone 50 Index℠ and a strong diverse domestic and international client base.

Euronext operates regulated and transparent equity and derivatives markets. Its total product offering includes Equities, Exchange Traded Funds, Warrants & Certificates, Bonds, Derivatives, Commodities and Indices. Euronext also leverages its expertise in running markets by providing technology and managed services to third parties. In addition to its main regulated market, Euronext also operates Euronext GrowthTM (formerly known as Alternext) and Euronext AccessTM (formerly known as the Free Market).

For more information: www.euronext.com

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29/12/2017 Run4Schools Amsterdam expand

DoubleDividend and Run4Schools sound gong on last trading day of the year 

DoubleDividend opens trading with Run4Schools on the last trading day of the year. The sustainable investment funds of DoubleDividend, DD Equity Fund and DD Property Fund N.V. are listed on Euronext Amsterdam and with the final gong of the year, DoubleDividend likes to draw attention to the runners of Stichting Run4Schools. On March 31, 2018, they will run the 56 kilometers of the Two Oceans Marathon in Cape Town, South Africa for this charity.

DoubleDividend bridges financial and social return and fully supports the mission of Stichting Run4Schools. The team of DoubleDividend is composed of a few fanatical runners who frequently run to support charity. “Run4Schools is a beautiful initiative for young South African children. By organizing both in - and after - school sports activities these kids are of the streets and work on a better future. This is financed by the runners for this charity. Today, we are pleased to make these runners more visible with the sound of the gong”, says Marian Hogeslag, partner at DoubleDividend.

For more information:  www.doubledividend.nl

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28/12/2017 Da Vinci Derivatives Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for Da Vinci Derivatives

Da Vinci Derivatives opens the market to celebrate that, thanks to the construction of their own infrastructure and structured and controlled growth, they will trade fully independently in 2018 using the recently obtained license from The Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets. This will be done from their newly opened office at Beursplein 5.

Da Vinci Derivatives, a trading house founded in 2015 by three traders who trade for own account with own capital, trades in financial derivatives with a short to medium term maturity focused on volatility. This means that several products are traded based on correlations, but also that long/short positions are taken in under- or overvalued volatilities in different market segments. Over the past two years, the company has grown strongly and are recruiting the best people, both nationally and internationally, with a strong focus on recent graduates.

For more information: www.davinciderivatives.com

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27/12/2017 Unox New Year’s Dive 2018 Amsterdam expand

Gong sounds for Unox New Year’s Dive 2018

On Monday, January 1st 2018, the Unox New Year's Dive takes place. At 140 locations across the country, more than 50,000 people start the year with a refreshing dive. Unox, part of Euronext listed Unilever (ticker symbol: UNIA), opens the trading day at Beursplein 5 for this.

The biggest dive takes place in Scheveningen where 10,000 participants are expected to dive into the ice-cold North Sea water. Unox donates one euro to the food banks for every diver in Scheveningen. In addition, well-known food vloggers and celebrities bake a '#Food bank letter' this week. The Food Bank Letter is a savory banquet letter with a smoked sausage in it, in the form of a V. The food banks help more than 130,000 Dutch people by providing them with food packages temporarily. Because these people also earn a good start in the new year, Unox donates one food bank letter to food banks for every baked and online shared letter with the hashtag #Voedselbanketletter.

For more information: www.unox.nl

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22/12/2017 Topsport Amsterdam Fanny-award winners Amsterdam expand

Topsport Amsterdam sounds gong with ‘Fanny’-award winners

Topsport Amsterdam organizes the annual Sports Gala of Amsterdam together with the City of Amsterdam. Here the ‘Fanny’ is awarded. This is the award for the ‘Amsterdam Best Athletes of the Year’. Desiree van Lunteren, female football player at Ajax, European and national champion and Female Athlete of Amsterdam 2017, sounds the gong and opens trading.

Topsport Amsterdam gives talented athletes, living in Amsterdam, the unique opportunity to achieve their goals and ambitions. Through the Centre for Elite Sport and Education (CTO) Amsterdam, they offer these talents a unique opportunity. By playing a key role in attracting and facilitating international top sport events in Amsterdam, they offer these athletes a platform to excel in their own city and thus serve as an incentive for the sport. Brilliant sponsors are, amongst others, Euronext listed KPN and Heineken.

For more information: www.topsport.amsterdam

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21/12/2017 NN Group wins SponsorRings Amsterdam expand

NN Group wins three SponsorRings 

NN Group, listed on Euronext Amsterdam (ticker symbol: NN), has won three SponsorRings during this year’s SponsorRing awards, and on this occasion they open the trading day on the Amsterdam exchange.

The group has won a gold, silver and bronze Ring. The golden one was awarded to Delta Lloyd in the category Long-term Sponsorships for its contribution to watersports. NN silver and bronze SponsorRings in the categories Sport Sponsorships and Art and Culture.

Dorothee van Vredenburg, member of NN Group’s Management Board: “Winning the SponsorRingen is a wonderful recognition for the way in which we implement our sponsorship policy. NN Group is an active sponsor in various sectors that are close to what many people find important, where we think our contribution can add value. I am proud that the jury rewarded our approach with gold, silver and bronze.

For more information: www.nn-group.com

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20/12/2017 Philips inclusivity in the workforce Amsterdam expand

Philips sounds the gong for more inclusivity in the workforce

Diversity fuels innovation. With this belief, Philips (ticker symbol: PHIA) opens Euronext Amsterdam in order to gain attention for an inclusive workplace. Nathalie Lam, Head of Global Sponsorship at Philips, sounds the gong.

Philips, listed on Euronext Amsterdam and included in the AEX index, is committed to enhancing the work environment, and emphasizes its ambition to increase the number of women in leadership positions in the upcoming years. According to Philips, an inclusive culture fosters a workplace where people are treated equally and encouraged to bring their best selves to work. Philips wants to emphasize it is not only a diverse workplace, but also intentionally acknowledges and embraces differences is part of the company’s philosophy.

As an innovative and progressive company, Philips is continuously working on this important element. With this establishment, the concern started the sponsorship of the Amsterdam Pride in 2016, and launched the international campaign: “life is better when #youareyou”. This multi-year initiative has won three Global Awards, a WOMMY, the Word of Mouth Award for social progress, Work Place Pride Award for best Media campaign. In addition, Philips was also awarded a Silver SponsorRing: a prestigious award for the best sponsorship campaigns.

For more information: www.philips.com

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19/12/2017 FD Gazellen 2017 Amsterdam expand

FD Gazellen winner sounds gong

MessageBird won this year’s Oryx award during the FD Gazellen and sounds the gong on the Amsterdam exchange.

MessageBird is on a mission to modernize and simplify the overcomplicated space of customer communication. As the only leading cloud communications platform with its own telecommunications carrier infrastructure, MessageBird connects over 15,000 enterprises to their global customers via the fastest and most reliable SMS, Voice and Chat APIs in the world.

Named after the biggest gazelle in the animal kingdom, the Oryx award is the most important FD Gazelle award awarded by Het Financieele Dagblad. The jury selects the Oryx winner on a company’s exceptional growth figures. In total, 755 Gazellen awards have been awarded this year in regions North, South, West and East.

For more information: www.fd.nl

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