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17/08/2018 KvK international entrepreneurship Amsterdam expand

KVK sounds gong to inspire international entrepreneurship

The International Entrepreneurship campaign starts symbolically by the sounding of the gong at the Amsterdam exchange. A great opportunity for every entrepreneur who has international ambitions or is in the orientating phase of going international. KvK with their strong global network is ready to advise and inform all entrepreneurs who are interested to start or orientate in doing business abroad. Peter Bargon, director SME at KvK, opens the trading day at the Amsterdam exchange.

All entrepreneurs with international ambitions can register online for a nearby event in multiple locations in the Netherlands. Also, all information regarding international business is online available at our KvK website.  For all entrepreneurs that aspire to conquer the world or are ready to take the first steps in the field of export and import, can get in touch with our KvK advisors who have a strong international ties that are ready to help move forward in realizing that dream.

For more information: www.kvk.nl

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16/08/2018 Uitmarkt Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong marks start Uitmarkt

The Uitmarkt’s main partner, ABN AMRO, sounds the gong at the Amsterdam exchange along with representatives of the other supporting partners.

The 41st edition of the Uitmarkt will take place from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 August 2010 around the Oosterdok and at the Marineterrein in Amsterdam. During the Uitmarkt, the rich cultural programme for the coming season will be presented, with performances by leading companies and performers, including Guus Meeuwis, Van der Laan & Woe, Tommy Christiaan, Dutch National Opera & Ballet and the popular musical Sing-a-Long.

The Uitmarkt, the opening of the cultural season, receives funding from a wide network of partners, including main partner ABN AMRO, BankGiro Loterij, Port of Amsterdam, City of Amsterdam, Province of Noord-Holland, SENA Performers and 50 jaar Bijlmer.

For more information: www.uitmarkt.nl

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15/08/2018 ASN Beleggingsfondsen Amsterdam expand

ASN Beleggingsfondsen sounds gong for adding microfinance as an additional asset category to the ASN Duurzame Mixfondsen

On behalf of ASN Beleggingsfondsen (Investment Funds), Claudia Vroom opens the trading day in Amsterdam. Claudia Vroom is Director Fund Services at Triple Jump. Triple Jump is responsible for the day-to-day work and is project advisor to the microfinance portfolio for the ASN-Novib Micro Credit Fund.

In 2017, ASN Investment Funds introduced five new ASN Duurzame Mixfondsen (Sustainable Mix Funds). From the beginning of August 2018, ASN Beleggingsfondsen has added microfinancing as an additional asset category to the ASN Duurzame Mixfondsen. For the investor, this means a better balanced mix fund and more sustainable impact. The ASN Beleggingsfondsen offered through, among others, ASN Bank. The funds are listed on the stock exchange and are therefore also available through other banks and financial service providers.

For more information: www.asnbank.nl

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14/08/2018 TIE Kinetix Amsterdam expand

TIE Kinetix launches marketing transformation program

TIE Kinetix, leading provider of Partner Automation solutions, has released an exclusive digital marketing transformation program for channel organizations to help their channel partners adopt digital marketing. The program is developed and delivered in partnership with Google.

The program helps resellers from brands/manufacturers to adopt digital marketing. Today, almost 70% of the buyer’s journey takes place online. Most brands and vendors have shifted substantial parts of their media budgets to online advertising and increased investments in their websites, digital content, social media, and marketing automation. However, more than 80% of channel partners are not yet visible online and haven’t embraced the shift to digital marketing. This shift is important for local presence, local services, and the best margins.

In 2017, TIE Kinetix and Google combined their 15+ years of digital advertising and through-channel marketing automation experience. The start was marked with the development of unique and groundbreaking technology, specifically for channel organizations, named “Google Ads for the Channel”. This technology is an integral part of TIE Kinetix’s FLOW Partner Automation platform.

The number of participants, that are able to join the Digital Marketing Transformation for the Channel program, is limited. The software platform from TIE Kinetix, FLOW Partner Automation platform, is used to facilitate the program from a technical perspective. TIE Kinetix’s FLOW Partner Automation platform is the result of 30 years of experience in making businesses and their partners successful by automating business processes and exchanging information

For more information:
www.tiekinetix.com
https://TIEKinetix.com/en/digital-marketing-transformation-program-channel

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13/08/2018 BinckBank Tour Amsterdam expand

BinckBank celebrates start of BinckBank Tour-race through The Netherlands and Belgium

Steven Clausing, Member of the Board and Chief Operating Officer BinckBank (ticker symbol: BINCK) opens the trading day at the Amsterdam exchange to celebrate the start of the BinckBank Tour, the biggest professional cycling event in Belgium and The Netherlands.

BinckBank is the name-sponsor of the cycling race, since 2016. The bank wants to increase its brand awareness. Also they believe that investors are known to be fans of cycling and following cycling events. Last year Tom Dumoulin won the first edition and this year will again see the world’s best professional cyclists participating.

BinckBank is the biggest independent Dutch online bank for small investors and offers a range of financial products to retail customers in five European countries. BinckBank is since 2005 listed on Euronext Amsterdam

For more information: www.binck.nl/binckbanktour

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10/08/2018 Grachtenfestival Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong marks start Grachtenfestival

Violinist Ernst Spyckerelle opens the trading day at the exchange in Amsterdam and marks the start of the Grachtenfestival. From 10 – 19 August the capital city is fizzing with classical music, jazz and world music, performed by a topnotch variety of international and young musicians.

During the 21st edition the Grachtenfestival boasts the theme ‘Closer to the music’, as the festival commemorates the 400th year of his passing. One of his most renowned works is being rewritten as an opera.

This year the Grachtenfestival will present very talented young musicians on wonderful venues. Performing musicians will leave trodden paths and unlock new worlds for the audience. Thrilling sound on ruddy locations, intimate concerts on historical premises. Each performance is outstanding and a pride to the Grachtenfestival. Young musicians from all over the world surprise their audience with their own musical story against a backdrop of the wonderful city of Amsterdam. The entire programme consists of over 250 concerts on more than 90 venues.

For more information: www.grachtenfestival.com

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09/08/2018 Da Vinci Derivatives Amsterdam expand

Da Vinci Derivatives opens the trading day 

Da Vinci Derivatives, located at Beursplein 5, sounds the gong and opens the trading day. They open the trading day to celebrate the addition of another five employees to their growing company. These junior traders will help them to expand their business further and bring more liquidity to the markets.

Da Vinci identifies and trades opportunities in financial derivatives based on in-house developed strategies with a short to medium term horizon focused on volatility. This can mean that multiple products are traded against each other based on correlations but also that long (short) positions in under- or overpriced volatilities are taken across asset classes. By arbitraging and market making these differences Da Vinci helps markets to become more efficient providing benefits to end investors. The instruments traded include, but are not limited to, options and futures on single stock, index and fixed income but also options and futures on volatility indices and dividends. Da Vinci trades solely with its own money creating natural risk awareness and does not have any customers.

For more information: www.davinciderivatives.com

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08/08/2018 Zomercompetitie 2018 Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for Zomercompetitie 2018

The Zomercompetitie (Summer Competition) is a football and hockey tournament for companies in the Amsterdam area. The competition is being held for the 12th time this summer. In honor of their first successful year of working together with VODW, Maton Sonnemans partner at VODW, sounds the gong.

The Zomercompetitie started in 2007 and since a couple of years we are the number 1 supplier of corporate football and hockey in The Netherlands. With activities in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht and on 5 different locations, de Zomercompetitie every year continues to grow towards national coverage. In addition to the sport aspect, the Summer Competition provides a networking platform where both participating companies and sponsors can meet young professionals. Ten percent of the profit will go to charity, the Hockey Dreams Foundation.

For more information: www.zomercompetitie.com

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07/08/2018 Pluk de Nacht festival Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for Pluk de Nacht festival 

After a well-attended edition in Utrecht (1-5 August), open-air festival Pluk de Nacht will once again be hosting eleven summer days at the Stenen Hoofd in Amsterdam from Wednesday 15 to 25 August. The team behind Pluk de Nacht opens the trading day.

Pluk de Nacht has been around for fifteen years, this year. During this anniversary edition, people can enjoy a program full of art, snacks and drinks from 15:00 onwards every day. In the evening they show (inter)national feature films, documentaries and animations on the big screen that were not seen in Dutch cinemas.

During the day there is a city beach and on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons there is a special programming. For example, Pluk is paying tribute to the cassette tape with 'A Mix Tape Afternoon', young VJs and DJs surprise you during 'All Ears and Eyes', and the festival invites four-legged friends and their friends to 'A Dog Day Afternoon'. The Sunday afternoon is also dominated by the young festival-goer with film and activities for children from 2 to 12 years: Pluk Mini. Pluk de Nacht is freely accessible. However, if you want to be assured of a good spot, you can reserve a beach chair on the website for a small donation.

For more information: www.plukdenacht.nl

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06/08/2018 KLM Social team Amsterdam expand

KLM Social team sounds gong for launch Dutch version Google Assistant

KLM (ticker symbol: AF) is one of the first Dutch companies who recently launched its latest service on the Google Assistant. Customers can now easily find KLM flights by using their voice only. In order to pay extra attention to this service, they visit the Amsterdam exchange to open the trading day.

Now, you can easily find KLM flights on the Google Assistant just by using your voice. The service is available in English and Dutch. KLM is one of the first companies in the world to offer a service on this voice-activated platform in more than one language. KLM’s smart assistant BB, short for Blue Bot, helps you find a suitable KLM-flight. Once your desired flight has been found, BB will send you a link which takes you straight to KLM.com where you can book the flight directly.

Since 2009, KLM has gained a reputation as pioneer in the field of social media services and campaigns. KLM has over 25M fans and followers on various social media platforms. Through these channels, KLM receives over 180,000 mentions every week, 35,000 of which are questions or remarks. These are personally answered by more than 300 service agents, who form the world’s largest and dedicated social media team.

For more information: www.klm.com

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03/08/2018 Zwitserleven Beleggen by ACTIAM sounds the gong Amsterdam expand

Zwitserleven Beleggen, a trade name of ACTIAM, opens the trading day at the Amsterdam exchange of Euronext. With the traditional sounding of the gong by Chris Zegers, the company wants to underline the successful introduction of Zwitserleven Beleggen.

Zwitserleven Beleggen seized the moment to celebrate attracting over 500 new clients since its launch in July. Zwitserleven Beleggen offers private investors an easy option to invest online in sustainable funds, boasting an excellent performance track record and low costs.

ACTIAM, part of VIVAT, is a responsible asset manager for more than one million Dutch people, with managed assets of 54.1 billion Euros (December 2017). ACTIAM offers a complete range of investment funds and solutions. From index investing to investing with impact. 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.zwitserleven.nl/beleggen

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02/08/2018 Net4kids Amsterdam expand

Net4kids celebrates its 15th anniversary by sounding the gong at Beursplein 5 

Anke van den Boog, managing director and co-founder of Net4kids, sounds the gong at Beursplein 5 and with the opening of this trading day celebrates the fact that for fifteen years Net4kids endeavors to give the underprivileged children of this world the chances they deserve.

“By no means an easy task, but we are tremendously proud that we have been able to give so many children the chance to develop themselves in a safe and caring environment.” Van den Boog founded Net4kids fifteen years ago together with her husband Loek van den Boog, because they wanted to be directly involved with the help for these children and obtain full transparency on the deployment and results of her investment. They also discovered that the impact they could achieve would be much larger by focusing on the corporate world.

Net4kids is the child aid organisation of choice for companies that want to make  difference. From the belief that children all over the world are the next generation and determine our future, it offers the chances these children need to develop themselves. It does this through connecting companies in the Netherlands to concrete initiatives in Africa and Asia that match their business. Net4kids combines a business approach with true emotional involvement leading to a transparent and concrete implementation of the CSR strategy of companies where this is an important part of their vision.
 

For more information: www.net4kids.org

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01/08/2018 DNB Visitor Centre Amsterdam expand

DNB Visitor Centre celebrates cooperation with AEX Experience

Ton Lansdaal, coordinator of the DNB Visitor Centre, will sound the gong to open trading. The occasion will mark four years of successful cooperation between the DNB Visitor Centre and the AEX Experience.

This success is based on both centres offering visitors experiences that complement each other very well. Groups often take the opportunity to combine a visit to both sites. The Money Walks app, which launches shortly, will take users on a guided tour of Amsterdam's financial highlights, and will connect both locations. 

De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) seeks to safeguard financial stability and thus contributes to sustainable prosperity in both the European part and the Caribbean part of the Netherlands. To this end, it operates as an independent central bank, supervisor and resolution authority with European partners. The DNB Visitor Centre offers everybody aged 16 and over an interactive display about DNB's tasks and activities and their impact on people's daily lives.

For more information: www.dnb.nl

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31/07/2018 Amsterdam Institute of Finance Amsterdam expand

Amsterdam Institute of Finance opens trading

Amsterdam Institute of Finance (AIF) visits Beursplein 5 with the participants of the Master of Science in Risk Management for Executives program. A Master’s program aimed at professionals in Risk Management. This program is spread over several modules and is held in New York, Amsterdam and Abu Dhabi over the course of one year. The program is offered in collaboration with NYU Stern School of Business.

AIF is a foundation specialized in providing high-level financial training for finance and other professionals. Located in Amsterdam, AIF was established in 1990 as an initiative of the Dutch financial community. Since then, AIF has built a strong presence worldwide for its open enrollment programs as well as its custom made in-company training.

For more information: www.aif.nl

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30/07/2018 KAS BANK Amsterdam expand

Innovative Blockchain propositions of KAS BANK

The Amsterdam exchange is opened by the KAS Lab. KAS Lab is a meeting place and testing ground where innovative ideas are thought out. Internal and external innovators work together to turn an innovative idea into an innovative solution.

With two innovative propositions, KAS BANK (ticker symbol: KA) demonstrates that blockchain technology enables to make complex processes in the financial industry more efficient. The bank is convinced that this will increase confidence and make the financial sector more effective, faster and transparent. KAS Lab, KAS BANK's innovation hub, has successfully tested a blockchain product for voting (Voteroom) at annual shareholder meetings (AGM’s). In addition, KAS Lab is preparing the market launch of the second blockchain initiative, Tokenised Asset Offering for unlisted funds (TOKAS).

For more information: www.kaslab.nl

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27/07/2018 Pride Amsterdam 2018 Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for Pride Amsterdam 2018

The Amsterdam Gay Pride Foundation, together with their ambassadors and a delegation from Deloitte, opens the trading day and marks the start of Pride Amsterdam 2018. This year’s theme is: 'Heroes'.

Pride Amsterdam is a nine-day 'festival with content'. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people stand along the canals to enjoy the traditional boat parade. However, the organization of the Pride this year is 'bleak' when looking at all kinds of developments in the world. "Our festival is a platform where everything comes together", says director Lucien Spee of the Amsterdam Gay Pride foundation.

This year, the organization of Pride Amsterdam wants to pay special attention to human rights in the world with the traditional boat parade. The 'Meer dan gewenst' foundation received the first 'Support Card 2018' from Rabobank. Sport also plays a central role this year. It has been exactly 20 years since the Gay Games in Amsterdam took place under the motto "Friendship through Culture and Sports". For Deloitte important: We are all heroes and winning by being our true authentic self. Deloitters in cooperation with Deloitte FIT ambassadors give a look back at 20 years of Gay Olympics and the sporting heroes of today with their boat during the boat parade.

For more information: www.pride.amsterdam

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26/07/2018 ABN AMRO | MPS Group Amsterdam expand

ABN AMRO Participaties sounds gong together with MPS Group

Wim van den Bosch, CEO MPS Group B.V. (MPS) sounds the gong to celebrate the management buy-out by ABN AMRO Participaties of MPS. Van den Bosch joined MPS in 2013, and is responsible for the overall strategy and general management of MPS. He will be joined on the gong stage by Willem Huijink, CFO and responsible for finance, tax, IT, purchasing, HRM and facility management.

MPS is a leading provider of high-quality versatile, end-to-end narrow and mid-web printing solutions. The Company’s flexographic (“flexo”), offset and flexo-digital hybrid printing presses are used in the fast-growing label and flexible packaging industries, with end-markets such as food & beverage, household products and pharmaceuticals.

ABN AMRO Participaties is a subsidiary of ABN AMRO Bank (ticker symbol: ABN), which provides for sufficient access to knowledge and equity capital in order to support their portfolio companies in their growth plans.

For more information: www.abnamroparticipaties.nl

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25/07/2018 Market Access CoCo Bond ETF Amsterdam expand

China Post Global marks the Listing of its new Market Access CoCo Bond ETF

China Post Global, the international asset management arm of China Post Fund, marks the listing of its newly-launched Market Access CoCo bond ETF by sounding the gong on the Amsterdam exchange. China Post Global is joined by MINT Partners, a division of BGC Brokers LP and the lead distributor for the new ETF.

The Market Access Markit iBoxx EUR Contingent Convertible Liquid Developed Market AT1 Index UCITS ETF (ISIN: LU1812903158) is the first ever EUR-based CoCo bond ETF. The new ETF provides diversified exposure to euro-denominated AT1 contingent convertible (CoCo) bonds, and tracks the iBoxx institutional benchmark index for European bank CoCo bonds. China Post Global is the investment manager and sponsor, MINT Partners is the lead distributor.

China Post Global is the promoter and global distributor of Market Access ETFs. Market Access is a family of innovative Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) created in 2006 and providing access to commodities, emerging markets, smart beta strategies and credit markets. Market Access was launched in 2006 by ABN Amro, and managed by RBS from 2007 until February 2016. China Post Global acquired Market Access ETFs on 1 March 2016, as the first Chinese asset manager with its own ETF issuer in Europe.

For more information: www.chinapostglobal.co.uk

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24/07/2018 IPO Navya Paris expand

French Tech Star Navya lists on Euronext

Navya is a pioneer and specialist in driverless vehicles, offering a unique combination of cutting-edge robotic, digital and automotive technologies. Since 2015 it has created, developed, manufactured and deployed a range of shared electric mobility solutions that includes two vehicles, the Autonom Shuttle and the Autonom Cab driverless taxi, plus related services. All Navya vehicles are designed, developed and manufactured at the company’s two production sites in Vénissieux (near Lyon in France) and Saline (Michigan, USA). It has over 200 employees, including 61 working in Research & Development.

24/07/2018 Little Big Speakers Amsterdam expand

Little Big Speakers by Stichting Opkikker opens trading day

Bram van den Heuvel (15) opens the trading day on behalf of Charity organization ‘Stichting Opkikker’. Bram is one of the Little Big Speakers, the foundation's new initiative, where young patients have been trained as professional and motivational speakers.

All Little Big Speakers have a unique story. The wisdom of life - imposed by their illness – have been transformed into inspiring stories about zest for life, perseverance and motivation. They always combine these stories with an inexhaustible childlike positivity.

This makes the Little Big Speakers an asset for any corporate event. In addition, booking a speaker is equivalent to a donation to Stichting Opkikker. So in addition to a good dose of inspiration for employees and business relations, organizations also help thousands of families spend an unforgettable day.

For more information: www.littlebigspeakers.nl

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23/07/2018 5th Finance Run Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for fifth edition Finance Run

Dorien van Basten, Co-initiator of the Finance Run & Director of Stichting Nationaal Hypotheek Label, sounds the gong for the Finance Run. The Finance Run is a sporting and informal network event in the financial services sector. The proceeds benefit the LEF Foundation (LEF stands for Life and Finance) and aims to make young people financially more aware.

The Finance Run will take place on Friday 7 September 2018 at the Bosbaan in the Amsterdam Forrest. It is expected that 1,000 financials will participate, individually or with a company team. This will be the 5th edition, with the number of participants - and therefore the revenue for LEF - steadily growing over the years.

In addition to the sporting part, there is an extensive networking drink including dinner and there will also be an auction after the award ceremony for the benefit of the LEF Foundation. The broadcast of The Friday Move, the popular BNR program, will take place from the Finance Run this year. The Finance Run is organised by Free Style Events.

For more information: www.financerun.nl

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20/07/2018 Van Lieshout & Partners Amsterdam expand

Van Lieshout & Partners sounds gong together with InsingerGilissen

Van Lieshout & Partners visit the Amsterdam exchange of Euronext. Director/owner Erik Beekes, opens the trading day.

Van Liesthout & Partners sounds the gong together with InsingerGilissen. They do this on the occasion of their 20-year anniversary as independent asset manager. Another cause is the company’s 10-year partnership with InsingerGilissen as custodian bank, with which it worked towards the introduction of options on ETFs on Euronext Amsterdam.

For more information: www.lieshout-partners.nl

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19/07/2018 Think ETF's | VanEck Amsterdam expand

Think ETF’s founders take over management VanEck Europe

With the sounding of the gong at Euronext on Beursplein 5 in Amsterdam, VanEck celebrates the completed acquisition of Think ETF’s. The new management is working on an expansion of the combined product range across Europe.

Martijn Rozemuller and Gijs Koning, the two new directors of the European company, celebrate the acquisition of Think ETF’s with the sounding of the gong, completed on 29 June. Together, the two founders of Think ETF’s will now form the management of VanEck Europe.

On the occasion of this event, the recently appointed Head of Europe, Martijn Rozemuller, announced that Gijs Koning is taking over the portfolio management and product development for VanEck Europe. "With the completed acquisition and the newly completed positions, VanEck underlines its continuing growth ambitions in the European market," said Martijn Rozemuller

For more information: www.thinketfs.nl

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18/07/2018 Knab Amsterdam expand

Knab opens trading day

Knab sounds the gong on the Amsterdam exchange of Euronext and opens the trading day. Stephan Vinkenborg CTO IT of Knab sounds the gong. Knab celebrates that it has become the most popular bank among freelancers in only 4 years’ time.

Robbert Bakker, CEO of Knab, can explain this growth: "Our business customers say they have chosen Knab because of the low costs and the convenience of arranging your banking business completely online. We also do everything we can to offer the best possible service. The customer notices this.”

Knab, the online platform for financial overview, was founded in 2012 and has more than 130,000 customers and about 200 employees. Knab wants people to get a grip on their finances and have insight into their financial future.

For more information: www.knab.nl  

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17/07/2018 CBS Business Cycle Challenge Amsterdam expand

Statistics Netherland’s Business Cycle Challenge

Class 6 of the Celeanum Gymnasium in Zwolle sounds the gong as the winner of the Statistics Netherlands’s Business Cycle Challenge 2017/2018.

Every year, Statistics Netherlands (CBS) organizes the Business Cycle Challenge. In this contest, high school economics classes predict the development of the Dutch economy using 10 indicators, including the AEX index. Students analyze historical sequences, compare indicators, make connections and follow the news to make a good prediction. They will have to collaborate, analyze, investigate and argue.

For more information: www.cbs.nl

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16/07/2018 The Walk of the World Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for The International Four Days Marches Nijmegen; The Walk of the World

The Four Days Marches are a walking achievement event for four consecutive days, in which annually tens of thousands walkers are participating.  In 2018 at the 102nd edition of the event, some 45,000 participants will attend. The organization behind the Four Days Marches open the trading day by sounding the gong.

Participants from 84 countries come to Nijmegen to walk four days, respectively 30, 40 or 50  kilometers per day. On those days, people from all over the world come to Nijmegen to walk in and around the city and its beautiful wooded surroundings. Hundreds of thousands of spectators are cheering on the walkers along the route every day. After four days of walking, a glorious entry along the Via Gladiola awaits the walkers. The 102nd edition of the Four Days Marches will start Tuesday July 17th at 4 AM.

There are three important partners that support the organisation of the Four Days Marches: Koninklijke Wandel Bond Nederland, Defense and the City of Nijmegen. Furthermore, the Four Days Marches are supported by its many sponsors that have contributed to the growth of the Four Days Marches by offering their services or financial support, making it the largest international walking achievement event.

For more information: www.4daagse.nl

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13/07/2018 Beursplein Amsterdam expand

City of Amsterdam opens renewed Beursplein 

The City of Amsterdam opens the renewed Beursplein by sounding the gong. In 2017, the city started building an underground bicycle garage and renewing the area surrounding the Amsterdam stock exchange.

After completing this work, the Beursplein has once again become a beautiful square, with the original horse troughs and lanterns designed by the famous Dutch architect Berlage. The statue of the Charging Bull by artist Arturo Di Modica has also found a new place on the square.

The festive inauguration of the Beurs area and the underground bicycle garage takes place Friday 13 July from 15:00 on, with the official opening at 15:30. After the opening there will be several festivities on the square and in the underground bicycle garage.

For more information: www.amsterdam.nl

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12/07/2018 EC Beach Volleyball Amsterdam expand

The trading day is opened by triple European beach volleyball champion Reinder Nummerdor, tournament director of the DELA European Beach Volleyball Championships in 2018. He participated in the Olympic Games 5 times and placed 4th in 2012.

On 15 July the EC DELA Beach Volleyball 2018 will start in four cities: Apeldoorn, Utrecht, Rotterdam and The Hague. The best beach volleyball players in Europe play at four unique locations in these cities. The semi-finals and finals will be played in the Sportcampus Zuiderpark, The Hague. The DELA EK Beach Volleyball takes place simultaneously with the World Cup Seat Volleyball and the European Championship Volleyball U20 men.

The DELA EK Beach Volleyball is organized by sports marketing agency TIG Sports in cooperation with the Dutch Volleyball Association. Rabobank is a presenting partner. DELA insurance and funeral care is title sponsor of the event.

For more information: www.tigsports.nl

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11/07/2018 Roche Bobois Paris expand

Roche Bobois lists on Euronext

François Roche, Founder & Gilles Bonan, Chairman of Roche Bobois opens the trading day in Paris 

Roche Bobois is one of the world leaders in high-end design furniture. The group offers sofas, armchairs, coffee tables, TV furniture, consoles, chairs, beds, etc. Net sales break down by source of revenue as follows:

  • sales of directly-operated stores (87.9%): 114 stores held at the end of 2017, including 92 under the Roche Bobois banner and 22 under the Cuir Center banner;
  • royalties of franchise fees (4.6%): 215 stores, including 159 under the Roche Bobois banner and 56 under the Cuir Center banner;
  • commissions paid by manufacturers (3.8%);
  • sales of transportation and logistics services (3.7%).
11/07/2018 Delft Hyperloop team Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong with Delft Hyperloop team 

The Delft Hyperloop team opens the trading day at Euronext Amsterdam. The student team from Delft does this in response to the worldwide Hyperloop competition organized by Elon Musk: The SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition in California. With the sounding of the gong, the Delft Hyperloop team will enter an exciting period in which they hope to win the competition on 22 July, 2018.

Last year, the previous Hyperloop team won the first prize in this competition. The criteria to win were scalability and safety. This year the only competition criterion is top speed. The student team wants to break the current record of 384 km/h.

Delft Hyperloop has a partnership with Euronext listed Brunel (ticker symbol: BRNL).

For more information: www.delfthyperloop.nl

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10/07/2018 Ordissimo Paris expand

First trading day for Ordissimo on Euronext Growth

Alexandre Vielle, President of Ordissimo opens the European trading day in Paris

Ordissimo specializes in the construction and marketing of computers for beginners in computer science. The group offers computers, smartphones and installation, training and remote or home help services.

10/07/2018 Bio-UV Group Paris expand

Bio-UV Group lists on Euronext Growth

Benoît Gillman, CEO of BIO UV Group opens the European trading day in Paris

BIO-UV Group is the leading French company in the design, production and marketing of ultraviolet devices for treating water. The company offers products for disinfecting swimming pools and private and collective hot tubs, treating waste water, producing drinking water, treating bilge water from ships and water from aquariums, etc.
As of the end of 2017, BIO-UV Group possesses a production site located in France.

10/07/2018 Boskalis Beach Cleanup Tour Amsterdam expand

North Sea Foundation organizes Boskalis Beach Cleanup Tour

The North Sea Foundation (Stichting de Noordzee) kicks off the Boskalis Beach Cleanup Tour. Floris van Hest, General manager Stichting de Noordzee, sounded the gong together with Arno Schikker, Corporate Communications at Boskalis.

From 1 - 15 August, the North Sea Foundation organizes the Boskalis Beach Cleanup Tour where the entire Dutch North Sea coast is cleared of waste. The Cleanup kicks off simultaneously in Cadzand and Schiermonnikoog.

The North Sea Foundation is an environmental non-governmental organisation advocating the protection and sustainable use of the North Sea marine ecosystem. The goal is a clean, healthy sea and a well-functioning ecosystem. Its activities are focused on clean seas and beaches, clean shipping, sustainable fisheries, eco-friendly sustainable energy and marine protected areas. The Boskalis Beach Cleanup Tour is made possible by the support of their main sponsor and partners.

For more information: www.beachcleanuptour.nl

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09/07/2018 FNG lists on Euronext Brussels Brussels expand

FNG lists on Euronext Brussels

To celebrate FNG’s first trading day in Brussels as well as their capital increase, the founders Dieter Penninckx (CEO), Anja Maes (Creative Director) and Manu Bracke (Operations Director) rang the bell to open the financial markets.

To find out more about FNG : www.fng.eu

09/07/2018 a.s.r., Rabobank and Vitens Amsterdam expand

a.s.r., Rabobank and Vitens join forces for better soil management

Rabobank, a.s.r. and Vitens wants to jointly develop a dynamic soil index to contribute to healthy farms, maintaining the value of agricultural land and affordable groundwater extraction. The parties recently signed a letter of intent for this.

a.s.r., Insurer and the largest private agricultural landowner in the Netherlands, Vitens, the largest drinking water company in the Netherlands and Rabobank, the leading food and agribank, have a common interest that they are committed to: improving the soil for healthy agriculture. The initiators are responding to the call from Minister Schouten of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality in her Soil Letter to the House of Representatives to manage our soil more sustainably.

For more information: www.rabobank.com

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06/07/2018 35th Anniversary Beter Bed Amsterdam expand

Beter Bed sounds gong for 35th anniversary

Ronald Voogt, Managing Director of Beter Bed B.V. (ticker symbol: BBED), sounds the gong to mark the 35th anniversary of Beter Bed. The Beter Bed management is delighted to join Ronald in this festivity. Beter Bed has now been a household name in the field of bedroom furnishings for 35 years and is market leader in the Netherlands. In addition, the Dutch Bedding Company, which is the wholesale arm of Beter Bed Holding, has been strengthened with the appointment of Managing Director Pieter-Bas Stehmann. He is committed to securing a strong international presence for M line based on a renewed vision and strategy aimed at expansion and innovation.

Beter Bed B.V. is a subsidiary of Beter Bed Holding N.V., a European retail organization that strives to offer its customers a comfortable and healthy night’s rest every night at an affordable price. The retail formats ensure products of good quality, offer customers the best advice and always the best possible deal. Beter Bed Holding is also active as a wholesaler of branded products in the bedroom furnishing sector via its subsidiary DBC International (M line). The current total number of stores is 1,191. In 2017, the company achieved revenue of € 416.4 million and an EBITDA of € 27.5 million.

For more information: www.beterbed.nl

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05/07/2018 a.s.r. real estate Amsterdam expand

a.s.r. real estate opens the trading day

Raymond Gennissen, portfolio manager at Rural Real Estate at a.s.r. real estate, opens trading to celebrate the recent acquisition of Landgoed Junne from Delta Lloyd. The country estate in the municipality of Ommen in the province of Overijssel is one of the larger private country estates in the Netherlands. With a portfolio of approximately 37,000 hectares, a.s.r. is the largest private owner of agricultural land in the Netherlands.

Euronext listed a.s.r. (ticker symbol: ASRNL) is the Dutch insurance company for all types of insurance. With 3365 employees and a revenue of more than 4 billion Euros in 2016, a.s.r. is one of the largest insurers in the Netherlands.

For more information: www.asr.nl

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04/07/2018 2CRSI lists on Euronext Paris Paris expand

Alain Wilmouth, CEO and Co-founder of 2CRSI opens the trading day in Paris 

Based in Strasbourg, and with subsidiaries in Manchester, Dubai and San Jose at the heart of America’s Silicon Valley, 2CRSI specialises in the design and manufacturing of very high-performance computer servers. The group already has more than 100 customers in 25 countries, to whom it has supplied innovative processing, storage and data transfer solutions.

04/07/2018 Dutch Stocks Night Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for "Hollandse Aandelenavond" by BNP Paribas and IEX 

Who are the winners of tomorrow and therefore Dutch buying tips according to experts? That is the point of focus during the Hollandse Aandelenavond. In honour of this investors event Rogier San Giorgi, Senior Exchange Traded Solutions Sales at BNP Paribas, opens the trading day on the Amsterdam Exchange.

The evening will be organised by BNP Paribas Markets and IEX. In the Bimhuis in Amsterdam on Wednesday 4 July, the Dutch buying tips will come from six investment experts. Not only will they give away their three favourites for the long run but will also present their favourite short tip, followed by a panel discussion led by Pieter Kort.

For more information: www.bnpparibasmarkets.nl

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03/07/2018 DSM Amsterdam expand

DSM celebrates collaboration with Vepa and IGP Pulvertechnik AG

The trading day is opened by Fredrik Hjelmqvist, DSM Managing Director Powder, Can & Coil. With this, DSM (ticker symbol: DSM) celebrates the cooperation with Vepa and IGP Pulvertechnik AG.

The aim of this collaboration is to further demonstrate the value of powder coating technology as an operationally convenient and sustainable alternative to solvent-based liquid coating technology for heat-sensitive substrates. Initially, Vepa will produce one furniture product line with DSM's proprietary powder coating technology, which will be commercially available from August 2018. DSM Coating Resins is a leading global supplier of polyester powder coating resins.

Vepa is a market leader in the design of project furniture. It is a family business focused on continuity, innovation and sustainability. With its head office in Switzerland, IGP Pulvertechnik AG develops and produces powder coating systems for various industries.

For more information: www.dsm.com

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02/07/2018 Team Brunel Amsterdam expand

Sounding the bell to celebrate a successful Team Brunel campaign during the Volvo Ocean Race

By sounding the bell, Brunel founder Jan Brand and skipper Bouwe Bekking of Team Brunel mark the successful wrap-up of the Team Brunel campaign during the Volvo Ocean race, the world’s most prestigious sailing competition. A campaign that tremendously supports the position and development of Brunel (ticker symbol: BRNL).

Brunel was the proud sponsor of a team for the fourth time. The Volvo Ocean Race is a nautical marathon where teamwork, perseverance and engineering help make the difference. The race truly symbolises Brunel’s determination to accomplish the highest possible ambitions, both for its people and itself.

For more information: www.brunelsailing.net

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29/06/2018 Robeco SummerNights Amsterdam expand

Gong ceremony for  Robeco SummerNights concert series 

The jubilee edition of Robeco Summernights starts on 30 June. To honour this, Robeco CEO Gilbert Van Hassel sounds the gong.

The collaboration between Robeco and The Royal Concertgebouw on Robeco SummerNights is set to begin its 30th edition. This jubilee season starts on Saturday 30 June with an extra festive opening concert with singers Laura Mvula and Gretchen Parlato and the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra.

During Robeco SummerNights, which this year will be held between 30 June and 31 August, audiences can enjoy over 80 concerts in The Concertgebouw in the classical, pop, jazz and world music genres. The music ranges from Star Wars – Live in Concert, which will be an exclusive part of the summer series in the next three years, to super talent violinist Noa Wildschut and impressive youth orchestras such as the European Union Youth Orchestra and the South-African MIAGI Youth Orchestra.

For more information: www.robecosummernights.concertgebouw.nl

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29/06/2018 AUM INVEST Paris expand

Emmanuel Morano, CEO ; Cédric de Serigny, Gérant actions ; Grégoire Tézé, Directeur Général of AUM INVEST opens the European trading day in Paris 

AUM Invest is an independent management company that specialises in investing in stocks according to a process of proprietary scoring which relies on the systematic selection of high-quality companies and a structuring approach to risk. 
Founded in 2016 by Emmanuel Morano and the Swiss independent multi-family office 1788Capital, AUM Invest today offers a gamut of equity funds (US, Europe and Emerging) aimed at institutional investors and Wealth management professionals.

28/06/2018 Keijser Capital Amsterdam expand

Keijser Capital celebrates 115th anniversary

Peter Nederlof, CEO at Keijser Capital N.V., sounds the gong in Amsterdam. This year Keijser Capital celebrates their 115th anniversary as an independent, financial advisory Group.

Keijser Capital NV is an experienced advisor for both family and SME-businesses that, in addition to bank financing, require growth financing, refinancing options and financing solutions. Their independent status means that a balanced advice can be given. Keijser is involved in many initiatives for alternative SME financing.

The last few years Keijser established a position as an important SME finance boutique and developed a dedicated SME Bond structure. It will continue to develop its capacity as financial advisor to both Family owned as well as to SME companies offering bespoke financial solutions. 

For more information: www.keijsercapital.nl

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27/06/2018 Listing Envipco Amsterdam expand

Listing Envipco

Envipco, a leading global provider of recycling systems and Reverse Vending Machine technology, will be listed at Euronext Amsterdam (ticker symbol: ENVI). Gool Santchurn, CEO of Envipco, sounds the gong to celebrate this event.

Envipco plays a key role in end-to-end beverage container recycling. Its systems and solutions provide a cost-effective way of capturing containers. By making recycling easier, convenient and rewarding, Envipco hopes to make this simple act second nature. Envipco operates in a number of countries around the globe, holding the no. 2 position in the established North American market.

For more information: www.envipco.com

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27/06/2018 Eurocommercial Properties Brussels expand

Eurocommercial Properties lists on Euronext Brussels

To celebrate Eurocommercial Properties’ first trading day in Brussels, Jeremy Lewis, CEO, rang the bell to open the markets.

More info : https://www.eurocommercialproperties.com/

26/06/2018 AkzoNobel Art Foundation Amsterdam expand

AkzoNobel Art Foundation and AkzoNobel celebrate 'Common Ground' opening with gong strike

The AkzoNobel Art Foundation celebrates the opening of the ‘Common Ground’ exhibition in the AkzoNobel Art Space with a sounding of the gong by Thierry VanLancker, CEO AkzoNobel and Chairman of the Executive Board of the AkzoNobel Art Foundation, and Hester Alberdingk Thijm, Director AkzoNobel Art Foundation.

Recently the freely accessible exhibition 'Common Ground' was opened in the Art Space on the ground floor of the AkzoNobel Center on the Amsterdam Zuidas. The exhibition is about places where people meet, where people communicate with each other and how these places are represented and interpreted in art.

"We at AkzoNobel not only have a passion for paint, we are also passionate about art, so I am proud to be involved in the opening of this new exhibition," said CEO Thierry Vanlancker. "Art has a powerful ability to create a common ground, and the AkzoNobel Art Space plays an important role in connecting the creative and business side of the company with society," he added.

For more information: www.artfoundation.akzonobel.com

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25/06/2018 AkzoNobel Amsterdam expand

Team AkzoNobel celebrates completing the Ocean Race

Martine Grael  of Team AkzoNobel sounds the gong on the Amsterdam stock exchange of Euronext. Team AkzoNobel recently completed the Volvo Ocean Race with a finish in the Hague.

Team AkzoNobel is a professional ocean racing team competing in the 2017-18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race around the world. The team is owned and managed by leading global paints and coatings company AkzoNobel (ticker symbol: AKZA) and is crewed by an international team of professional offshore sailors including Olympic Gold medallist and Volvo Ocean Race rookie Martine Grael (BRA), five times competitor and multiple World Champion Chris Nicholson (AUS), two-times America’s Cup winner Simeon Tienpont (NED) as skipper and one of the world’s best racing navigators Jules Salter (GBR).

During the 2017-18 race, team AkzoNobel broke three records including being the fastest ever boat in the Volvo Ocean Race over a 24-hour period, racking up an impressive 1,115 nautical miles as they raced across the Atlantic from Newport, RI to Cardiff, Wales.

For more information: www.teamakzonobel.com

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22/06/2018 ABN AMRO and Opportunity Network Amsterdam expand

ABN AMRO and Opportunity Network open trading day for strategic partnership

ABN AMRO (ticker symbol: ABN) opens the trading day to celebrate the strategic partnership with Opportunity Network. Brian Pallas, CEO Opportunity Network, sounds the gong on the Amsterdam exchange of Euronext.

Opportunity Network gives CEOs and their teams real-time access to domestic and international opportunities at all stages of the business cycle, such as growth, expansion or sale. Clients visiting the platform can post their opportunities and are given the chance to close deals with connections made on the platform. ABN AMRO is the first player in the Netherlands to provide access to this exclusive network of by now over 14,000 CEOs.

Brian Pallas, Opportunity Network's CEO, says: "We work closely with banks that put their clients' success centre stage, and ABN AMRO perfectly matches this profile. This partnership enables thousands of companies to get in touch with each other."

Daphne de Kluis, CEO of Commercial Banking, comments: "By teaming up with Opportunity Network, we're able to offer extra service and support to help entrepreneurs achieve their ambitions. This also facilitates the dialogue between clients and bank about future business plans."

For more information: www.abnamro.com

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21/06/2018 Stofwisseltour 2018 Amsterdam expand

Gong for start Stofwisseltour 2018

The trading day will be opened by Stofwisselkracht Foundation, Team Axel and Team Euronext to draw attention to the Stofwisseltour 2018. The gong will be sounded by Prof. Dr. Henk Blom, chairman of the medical board of Stofwisselkracht Foundation.

Team Axel visited the Amsterdam exchange in 2015 and Axel's presence made a big impression on Euronext employees. That is why, this year, they will again cycle in the Stofwisseltour under the name 'Euronext for Team Axel'. The Stofwisseltour takes place from 22 to 24 June in the form of a relay along Dutch academic hospitals. During the Stofwisseltour more than 230 participants collect as much money as possible for research, with the aim of a future without metabolic diseases.

Stofwisselkracht Foundation raises funds for research into metabolic diseases through sporting events and various activities. Stofwisselkracht Foundation, organizer of the Stofwisseltour, hopes for a successful tour and a good turnout to be able to honor all incoming subsidy applications for research.

For more information: www.stofwisseltour.nl

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20/06/2018 World Refugee Day Amsterdam expand

Gong for World Refugee Day

On World Refugee Day, Stichting Vluchteling (Refugee foundation) opens the Euronext Amsterdam exchange with a sounding of the gong.

Stichting Vluchteling is an emergency aid organization that provides assistance to refugees and displaced persons around the world. In case of acute emergency they offer life-saving emergency aid, such as shelter, medical care, food and clean drinking water. But people can also count on the foundation for long-term humanitarian crises, for example for education and psychosocial support for the treatment of traumatic experiences.

In 2001 the United Nations proclaimed June 20 the World Refugee Day. Worldwide there is then attention for the fate of refugees.

For more information: www.vluchteling.nl

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19/06/2018 ING International Conference of Control Officers Amsterdam expand

ING sounds the gong

ING (ticker symbol: INGA) sounds the gong on the Amsterdam exchange. Together with the opening of the trading day, the gong also marks the opening of the ING International Conference of Control Officers.

For two days, managers and specialists in the field of Internal Control gather from all over the world, from New York to Singapore, from Sydney to Katowice, but also from Amsterdam. This is the third international conference with this subject. ING employees meet annually to share experiences, discuss new developments and strengthen the global network.

The gong is sounded by one of the Control Officers who are working worldwide on a daily basis to ensure that ING has reliable processes and is worthy of customer trust. In doing so, they contribute to ING's goal to empower people to stay a step ahead in life and business.

For more information:  www.ing.com

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18/06/2018 IPO Cogelec Paris expand

Cogelec lists on Euronext Paris

Roger Leclerc, President and Founder of Cogelec opens the trading day in Paris 

Cogelec is specialized in the production and marketing of interphones and control systems for collective housing (social or private). The company offers, under the Hexact and Intratone brands, interphones that enable the visitor to be heard and, sometimes, seen on a phone or any other electronic devices. It also insures secure access control solutions (electronic locks and badges) to allow entry to residents and service providers such as post office, and to prevent unauthorized people from entering foyers of buildings.

18/06/2018 RTL Z The Entrepreneur Show Amsterdam expand

RTL Z sounds gong for "Ondernemersshow"

On July 3rd, RTL Z’s De Ondernemersshow (The Entrepreneur Show) takes place in Amsterdam. The event is being organised with AFAS Software en Buro van Oranje.  Comedian Guido Weijers and various experts and top entrepreneurs give their vision on successful entrepreneurship during this event.

More profit, happy customers, more creativity and innovation, more peace? The Ondernemersshow brings together various speakers and entrepreneurs on one platform to answer those questions. Along with comedian Guido Weijers, customer expert Jos Burgers, brain expert Margriet Sitskoorn, PR entrepreneur José Woldring, BALR founder Juul Manders, DJ Julian Jordan and CEO of AFAS Software Bas van der Veldt.

For more information: www.rtlz.nl

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15/06/2018 argenx joins the BEL 20 Brussels expand

argenx joins the BEL 20

Euronext wad delighted to welcome argenx to celebrate their inclusion in the BEL 20 Index. CEO Tim Van Hauwermeiren, CSO Hans de Haard and CDO Torsten Dreier rang the bell to close the financial markets.

To find out more about argenx : www.argenx.com

15/06/2018 30th anniversary CAC 40® index Paris expand

The CAC 40® index celebrates its 30th anniversary

Euronext Paris rings the bell to mark its 30th anniversary.

The CAC 40®, the flagship index of Euronext Paris, has been serving listed companies, investors and product issuers alike for 30 years. The CAC 40® is Euronext’s most traded index today, and is a reference benchmark for millions of institutional and retail investors. This national index has a diversified sectorial coverage, close to 6,000 associated products (ETF, warrants, certificates, derivatives), and attracts 2,203 French and international institutional investors from 66 countries. The CAC 40® is also a strong visibility and growth tool for French listed companies.

15/06/2018 King Willem 1 Award Amsterdam expand

Gong for the "Koning Willem 1 Award"

The winners of the Koning Willem 1 Award open the Amsterdam exchange. AFAS Software and Bouwgroep Dijkstra Draisma B.V. recently received this prestigious award.

On May 28, 2018, the prizes were awarded during the official ceremony by state secretary Mona Keijzer and chairman of the Koning Willem I Foundation Klaas Knot. Since 1958 the foundation has awarded the Koning Willem I Award every two years.

AFAS Software (large) supports companies and organizations from all branches in the automation process through a complete and modern (online) business software. They also help consumers get their personal money matters in order.

Bouwgroep Dijkstra Draisma B.V. (SME)  is a Frisian contracting company that exhibits more than 110 years of building experience. From two locations - Bolsward and Dokkum - the company mainly focuses on projects in the three northern provinces (including the Wadden Islands), North Holland and the Noordoostpolder.

For more information: www.kw1prijs.nl 

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14/06/2018 OLA Ice Cream Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for new OLA product

The gong is sounded by Robin Misdorp, Brand Builder OLA Ice Cream. Thereby OLA, part of Unilever (ticker symbol: UNA), celebrates the launch of the new Lipton Ice Tea Green water ice cream.

The OLA-brand is part of Unilever's ‘Heartbrand family’ of ice creams. The heart-logo was created in 1997 and is sold in more than 50 countries around the world under many different local names, including Wall’s, Algida and Langnese.  OLA is well known from the popular ice cream brands Magnum, Cornetto, Calippo, Festini and the Rocket.

For more information: www.unilever.com

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13/06/2018 ABN AMRO guided Investment campaign Amsterdam expand

ABN AMRO celebrates start of "Welcome to Guided Investment" campaign 

ABN AMRO opens the trading day at the Amsterdam Stock Exchange to celebrate the start of their ‘Welkom bij Begeleid Beleggen'(Welcome to Guided Investment) campaign.

Last year ABN AMRO renewed the investment in profile funds, from advice product to execution only. ABN AMRO will now bring this renewed guided investment product to the attention of a larger audience. Simultaneously with the start of the campaign, a survey of investmentmatch.nl revealed that guided investment provided the highest returns on average over the past 3, 5 and 7 years.

The Guided Investment campaign is primarily an online campaign. The campaign uses advertisements on websites, social media, the bank's own website, e-mail and bank mail. You can also come across commercials on the radio.

With guided investments, customers in internet banking can indicate which target amount they want to achieve, how much and how long they want to invest.

For more information: www.abnamro.com

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12/06/2018 IPO Kalray Paris expand

Kalray lists on Euronext Growth

Eric Baissus, Chairman of Kalray closed the European trading day in Paris

Kalray is the pioneer of processors for new intelligent systems. As a real technological breakthrough, “intelligent” processors have the capability to analyze on the fly, and in an intelligent manner, a very large amount of information, make decisions and interact in real time with the outside world. These intelligent processors are to be extensively deployed in fast-growing sectors such as new-generation networks (intelligent data centers) and autonomous vehicles, as well as healthcare, drones and robots. 

12/06/2018 Wereldhave Amsterdam expand

Wereldhave sounds the gong for new CFO

Dennis de Vreede has been appointed as CFO of Wereldhave recently. On this occasion he sounds the gong in the presence of Wereldhave’s local financial teams.

Wereldhave (ticker symbol: WHA) invests in dominant convenience shopping centres in larger provincial cities in northwest continental Europe. The area surrounding their centres include at least 100,000 inhabitants within 10 minutes’ travel time.

Wereldhave focuses on shopping centres that strike a balance between convenience and shopping experience. The focus lies on products that cover all the daily shopping needs, a successful mix of international and local retail products and strong food anchor stores.

For more information: www.wereldhave.com 

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11/06/2018 60th anniversary Martinair Amsterdam expand

Martinair celebrates 60th anniversary 

Martinair celebrates its 60th anniversary this year by sounding the gong. Marcel de Nooijer, Managing Director of Martinair Holland N.V., opens the trading day at the Amsterdam exchange of Euronext.

Martinair Holland N.V. was established on May 24, 1958 and today forms part of the KLM Group (ticker symbol: AF). Martinair Holland N.V. operates three core businesses: airfreight carrier Martinair Cargo, pilot training centre Martinair Flight Academy and the maintenance, repair & overhaul company Regional Jet Center.

KLM became the sole shareholder of Martinair Holland N.V. with effect from December 31, 2008. After more than 50 years, Martinair terminated its passenger operations at the end of 2011 and has since focused solely on its airfreight business.

For more information: www.martinair.com

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08/06/2018 Bol.com Amsterdam expand

Bol.com celebrates winning awards by sounding the gong

The social hub team of Bol.com sounds the gong on the Amsterdam exchange of Euronext. With this, the web shop celebrates winning two Best Social Awards.

Bol.com won in both the ‘Best Brand’ and ‘Best Webcare’ category. The jury regards the winning brand as ‘witty and bold, dares to seek the edge and knows how to reach the audience. In addition, they have strong community management.’

Bol.com has been part of Ahold Delhaize listed on Euronext (ticker symbol: AD), since 2012

For more information: www.bol.com

 

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07/06/2018 Trading app Imprea Amsterdam expand

Gong for launch of trading app Imprea

CEO Roel Janssen sounds the gong for the launch of a new social trading app, Imprea. Imprea is an internal startup from TradersOnly, a Dutch online broker for active traders.

Imprea is a user-friendly social trading app which enables traders to easily trade on the markets, follow other traders and receive real-time notifications on their smartphone when other traders make trades. The trader can then decide for himself whether to copy the transaction or not. This way the trader remains in full control over his investments and decides which trades to follow.

For more information: www.imprea.com

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06/06/2018 Vlerick Executive Programme in Asset Management Brussels expand

Graduation of the First Edition of Vlerick Executive Programme in Asset Management

At the occasion of the graduation of the First Edition of Vlerick Executive Programme in Asset Management, Euronext was delighted to welcome the Minister of Finance, Johan Van Overtveldt, to open the financial markets with the co-directors of the programme, David Veredas, Professor of Financial Markets, Jan Debondt, Founder Kounselor and Jan Longeval, Founder Kossaat.

This programme covers all aspects of asset management and was supported by Degroof Petercam, Candriam, AG Insurance, Belfius Investment Partners, KBC Asset Management and the Belgian Asset Management Association.

To find out more about this programme : www.vlerick.com

06/06/2018 PLN Foundation Amsterdam expand

PLN Foundation opens stock exchange with VolkerWessels

Prof. Dr. Pieter Doevendans - Director Netherlands Heart Institute and participant in Monstertour opens the Amsterdam stock exchange to mark the start of the trading day.

With a sounding of the gong the PLN Foundation asks attention for the Monstertour; 543 kilometres of biking in Norway in one day. By doing this cardiologists from The Netherlands are asking for attention and donations for the heart muscle disease PLN; a rare genetic disease that is prevalent in The Netherlands. PLN gene patients are affected with heart failure or heart rhythm problems that can result in (sudden) death.

Euronext listed VolkerWessels (ticker symbol: KVW) is sponsor of the PLN Foundation. VolkerWessels is a Dutch company that is involved in many different industries. The industries in which VolkerWessels is active are construction, real estate, civil engineering, road- and railway construction and energy and telecommunications.

For more information: www.plnheartdiseasefoundation.org 

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05/06/2018 Unibail-Rodamco sounds gong for acquisition Westfield Amsterdam expand

Unibail-Rodamco sounds gong for acquisition Westfield

Today Unibal-Rodamco Group CFO Jaap Tonckens sounds the gong to celebrate the acquisition of Westfield. Together the organisations will form a new group, of which the name and logo will be announced on June 7th.

The new group will bring together two leaders in the retail property industry, Unibail-Rodamco and Westfield. The group will build on Unibail-Rodamco’s established leadership in Europe and operational excellence and on Westfield’s development and investment expertise and its famous brand. As one Group, the ambition is to create better places together and deliver superior performance.

For more information: www.unibail-rodamco.com 

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05/06/2018 Acquisition of Westfield Corporation by Unibail-Rodamco Paris expand

Following the successful acquisition of Westfield Corporation by Unibail-Rodamco, the new Group has been listed on the 5th June 2018 on Euronext Amsterdam and Euronext Paris. The new Group opened the trading day in both Euronext marketplaces. Christophe Cuvillier, CEO of Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, opens the trading day in Paris.

The new Group brings together two leaders in the retail property industry, Unibail-Rodamco and Westfield. Thanks to their combined strengths, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield will be the must have partner for international retailers and brands across Europe and select markets in the United States. The new Group’s ambition is to to lead the industry as the premier global developer and operator of flagship shopping destinations. The new Group will build on Unibail-Rodamco’s established leadership in Europe and operational excellence and on Westfield’s development and investment expertise and its famous brand. With an unparalleled track-record and know-how in retail, offices and convention & exhibition, the new Group will be ideally positioned to develop world-class projects. With the largest development pipeline and its best-in-class management, the new Group will deploy its vision for the future of retail in shopping centres and airports, for offices and for convention & exhibition venues in 13 countries. As one Group, the ambition is to create better places together and deliver superior performance.

04/06/2018 Kiadis Pharma Amsterdam expand

Kiadis Pharma sounds the gong in Amsterdam

Kiadis Pharma (ticker symbol: KDS), received this year’s tech 40 label from Euronext. Companies with the Tech 40 label are young technology companies listed on Euronext markets and operating in life sciences, eco-industries or TMT. An independent group of European experts selected the first 40 on the basis of their business, financial and stock market performance.

Kiadis Pharma is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on research, development and future commercialisation of cell-based immunotherapy products for the treatment of blood cancers and inherited blood disorders.

For more information: www.kiadis.com

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01/06/2018 IPO ENENSYS Technologies Paris expand

ENENSYS Technologies lists on Euronext Growth

Mr Le Roux, CEO of ENENSYS Technologies, opens the trading day in Paris.

Based in Rennes, France, ENENSYS Technologies is a global designer and manufacturer of innovative professional equipment for the Digital TV Broadcast industry. For 15 years the Group has been delivering highly innovative solutions to broadcasting chain operators allowing them to optimize the distribution of their content. Having invested €40 million in R&D over the last ten years, the Group has a reputation for excellence and is a market leader in solutions for optimizing, securing and monetizing DTT video flows. Its solutions are sold to over 400 customers worldwide via three recognized brands - ENENSYS Networks, TeamCast and TestTree. In 2017 the Group posted proforma sales of €21.1 million, 90% of which were generated on the international market.  

01/06/2018 Dutch Technology Week 2018 Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for Dutch Technology Week 2018

In the run-up to the 7th edition of the Dutch Technology Week Frits van Hout, chairman of the steering committee of the Dutch Technology Week and member of ASML Executive Board, opens trading.

The Dutch Technology Week takes place from 4 to 9 June with more than 50 events on the theme of technology, such as the Technology Festival Night of the Nerds, the science & technology Quiz Night XL for professionals and students and the High Tech Discovery Route, the open day for the general public. The events are organized and made possible by more than 100 financial and event partners.

The high-tech industry is an important sector for the Dutch economy. The sector contributes to the development of solutions for social issues and often delivers top performances. To celebrate this companies, governments and knowledge institutions work together on a week full of technological surprises. During the Dutch Technology Week everyone can see, feel and experience how promising and challenging it is to cooperate in inventions that change the world.

For more information: www.dutchtechnologyweek.com

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31/05/2018 IMC Weekend School Amsterdam expand

IMC Weekend School sound gong for Heroes Day 

Ambassadors of IMC Weekend School open the trading day at the Amsterdam exchange. On 10 June the third group of ten ambassadors will be officially sworn in on ‘Heroes Day’.

The ambassadors are selected alumni who follow a one year education after the regular education programme of three years. During the extra year the students learn how they can best articulate the impact IMC Weekend School has on them and others.

IMC Weekend School was founded in 1998 by psychologist Heleen Terwijn. During research on how young students are motivated, she discovered that most youngsters lose their motivation when they have an unclear view of their professional future. This is especially the case within poor neighbourhoods. Terwijn came with an effective solution for this problem. Passionate professionals voluntarily teach the youngsters on Sundays about their profession. The purpose of IMC Weekend School is to educate and inspire youngsters so they have a solid base to make the right choices regarding their future education and professional career. In 2018 IMC Weekend School celebrates her 20th birthday.

For more information: www.imcweekendschool.nl

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30/05/2018 IPO Voluntis Paris expand

Voluntis lists on Euronext

Pierre Leurent, CEO of Voluntis, open the trading day at Euronext Paris

Voluntis specializes in the development of medical software solutions enabling patients to treat their own illnesses while in remote contact with their healthcare team. The company markets Insulia and Diabeo for diabetes, and eCO and Zemy for oncology. These digital companion products make it possible to guide and help patients to administer treatment, support them throughout the process and facilitate monitoring by their doctors.

30/05/2018 Personal Finance Day Amsterdam expand

Gong to kick off Personal Finance Day 

Jeroen Sonsma, director Binck Netherlands, sounds the gong for the start of the Personal Finance Day. This joint initiative between FD Mediagroep and BinckBank (ticker symbol: BINCK) takes place 30 May in Amsterdam.

Dutch citizens are becoming increasingly responsible about organizing their own financial future. At the same time there is a growing amount of options available to take control over one’s own finances. That’s the central theme during the Personal Finance Day in Amsterdam, where, amongst others, the minister of Finance Wopke Hoekstra  will be discussing the latest developments in personal finance. The topics will include: pensions, mortgages, healthcare, investing, savings and capital.

The annual Personal Finance Day is a joint initiative between FD Mediagroep and BinckBank and is also made possible by Pictet, Schroders and Think ETF.

For more information: www.fdbnrlive.nl 

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29/05/2018 IEX Investors Day Amsterdam expand

IEX Beleggersdag kicks off

On 1 June the IEX Beleggersdag takes place in Amsterdam. In honour of this new event Jean-Paul van Oudheusden, COO at IEX, opens the trading day on the Amsterdam Exchange.

In the past there was the Dag van de Belegger and before that the Dag van het Aandeel. Both popular events that attracted investors throughout the country who were looking for inspiration, contact with other investors, the stories of the CEO’s of listed companies and to further extend their view on investing. IEX believes that such a day for investors belongs on the agenda and therefore presents the first edition of the IEX Beleggersdag on Friday, the 1st of June, in the RAI Amsterdam.

The line-up is impressively filled with CEO’s, trading experts, analysts and investment specialists who will inform the visitors about the latest developments in leading investment topics. The day will be led by Janneke Willemse and, among others, Werner Vogels (Amazon), Jos Baeten (a.s.r.), Onno van der Stolpe (Galapagos), Sijmen de Vries (Pharming), Vincent van den Boogert (ING Netherlands) will be present. Furthermore, the top of investment experts will be present as well: Nico Inberg, Nico Bakker, Royce Tostrams, Hans Oudshoorn, Martine Hafkamp, Peter Siks, Bob Homan, Jos Versteeg, Bas Heijink and many more will share who they believe the winners of tomorrow will be.

For more information:  www.beleggersdag.iex.nl

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28/05/2018 TheNextWomen Amsterdam expand

TheNextWomen sounds gong for female entrepreneurship

TheNextWomen is the international business accelerator for female entrepreneurs and investors. On Monday, May 28, TheNextWomen organizes an intimate dinner to celebrate the seventh edition of the launch of TheNextWomen100.

TheNextWomen100 makes entrepreneurial role models visible. In order to qualify for a place on this prestigious list, the entrepreneurs must, among other things, have a turnover of more than € 2 million per year. TheNextWomen has been connecting female entrepreneurs, professionals, startups and investors for 9 years through its network. That is why this year emphasizes the importance of networks. During the meeting, entrepreneurs and investors are matched to each other on the basis of industry & revenue.

For more information: www.thenextwomen.com

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28/05/2018 “At the heart of the stock exchange” Paris expand

Catherine Nini from Bourse Direct and Sébastien David from Société Générale open the stocks market in Paris.

Societe Generale and Bourse Direct are launching an educational week "Au Coeur du Bourse" from May 28 to June 1, 2018 to train all private investors experts as beginners on the stock market.

Are you a novice or expert investor? Do you want to take advantage of a pedagogy week "Au coeur de la Bourse"?
Join the free training offered by Société Générale and Bourse Direct.
In the program :
- Educational videos
- Online training
- Simulation of live trading and an exceptional conference with experts.

Register now on the website sgbourse.fr/"Au coeur de la Bourse"

25/05/2018 NRC Live Fintech Impact Award Amsterdam expand

Winner NRC Live Fintech Impact Award opens trading day 

Mladen Sancanin of PGGM opens the trading day with a sounding of the gong in Amsterdam today. In doing so PGGM, together with Blanco Services, celeberates winning the annual NRC Live Fintech Impact Awards. This year six finalists competed for the award.

New financial services and technological innovations create a new reality for the financial sector. The NRC Live Fintech Impact Award is an NRC initiative to stimulate innovation in the financial sector and to challenge innovators. The impact on the sector and the customer is central to this. The winner for 2018 was announced on 17 May.

For more information: www.nrcimpact.nl

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24/05/2018 Oxatis Paris expand

Oxatis opens trading day on Euronext Paris

Marc Schillaci, CEO of Oxatis, rings the bell to celebrate the companies recent IPO. 

Oxatis is the leading company specializing in the creation of e-commerce websites in Europe. The group offers SaaS solutions as well as consulting, SEO and training services.
 

24/05/2018 North-Holland SME Awards Amsterdam expand

Winners North-Holland SME Awards sound gong

The winners of the North-Holland Entrepreneurship awards (OVNH), together with MKB Noord-Holland and the committee members of the OVNH, open the Euronext exchange in Amsterdam.

The Philharmonie theatre in Haarlem was filled with participants and interested parties for the 12th edition of the North-Holland Entrepreneurship awards. During this festive evening, Koninklijke Vezet (Large SME), KeyKeg | Lightweight Containers (Medium SME) and Drukkerij Proja (Small SME) have been chosen as winners. In addition, Fort Resort Beemster was rewarded with the well-deserved Public Choice Award.

In recent months, hundreds of companies have been competing for the now coveted title. The thirty finalists showed their best side on the election night. After this it was up to the jury to choose a winner in each category. For this edition the organization received a record number of applications. "This shows how much the election lives in North Holland," says Renilt Suijkerbuijk, chairman of the OVNH Steering Committee. 

For more information: www.ovnh.nl

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23/05/2018 Dontnod Entertainment Paris expand

Dontnod Entertainment lists on Euronext Growth

Oskar Guilbert, CEO, Don’t Nod Entertainment, closes the European trading day in Paris.

Don’t Nod Entertainment is specialized in the development of video games for consoles and PC based on original concepts and innovative technologies. Since the release of Remember Me and the critically acclaimed blockbuster Life Is Strange, the studio is internationally recognized for the quality of its narrative games set in immersive and innovative worlds.

23/05/2018 115th anniversary Beurs van Berlage Amsterdam expand

Beurs van Berlage celebrates 115-year anniversary

In celebration of its 115-year anniversary, Wienke Bodewes, Managing Director AMVEST, Chairman of the shareholders meeting of the Amsterdam Conference Centre Beurs van Berlage, opens the trading day in Amsterdam with the sounding of the gong.

27 May 2018 marks the 115th year of the Beurs van Berlage, a milestone that will be celebrated all year. The festivities will culminate on 15 September, on that day the Beurs van Berlage shall put all its facilities at the disposal of a social benefit organisation, Resto VanHarte, for one full day.

The Beurs van Berlage has a rich history. Upon its opening, four types of exchanges took residence in the building, each with its own space, meeting rooms and auction halls for conducting trade. Following the departure of the exchanges, the building took on the function that its architect, Berlage, had in mind even while he was designing the edifice: a palace for the public. Today, the Beurs van Berlage serves as a meeting place for congresses and events, with two restaurants, a meeting centre, three escape rooms, 45 different companies and even a chocolate shop.

For more information: www.beursvanberlage.com

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22/05/2018 CACEIS Bank Amsterdam expand

CACEIS Bank celebrates Innovation Prize

For the second year in a row, CACEIS won the Innovation Award at the Global Custodians 2018 Leaders in Custody Awards. Managing Director of CACEIS Bank Netherlands, Ronald Borst, sounds the gong to celebrate this.

CACEIS received this prize during the 2018 Leaders in Custody Awards ceremony held in London. CACEIS received the Innovation Award for TEEPI (Tailored Electronic Exchange Platform for Investors). Through TEEPI, market parties can exchange data in an efficient and secure manner in order to comply with the legal obligations in regards to Solvency II, PRIIPS and MiFID II.

CACEIS is the asset servicing banking group of Crédit Agricole dedicated to institutional and corporate clients. Through offices across Europe, North America and Asia, CACEIS offers a broad range of services covering execution, clearing, depositary and custody, fund administration, middle office outsourcing, forex, securities lending, fund distribution support and issuer services.

For more information: www.caceis.com

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21/05/2018 The Next Web Conference Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for The Next Web Conference

This week, the 13th edition of The Next Web (TNW) Conference will take place in Amsterdam. Sebastiaan Roebroek and Arno Nijhof, members of the newest innovation team of TNW, TNW X, sound the gong.

TNW Conference is all about deep learning on the future of technology. On May 24 and 25, 2018, over 15.000 digital minds will come together to join the global tech conversation. This edition will also mark the launch of TNW’s new innovation team: TNW X.

TNW Conference has been running since 2006, bringing together technology experts driving business innovation. TNW X will continue to bring people together, focusing on connecting corporate and governmental institutions to the world’s most innovative startups.

For more information: www.thenextweb.com

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18/05/2018 Artcadia Amsterdam expand

Winners Artcadia sound gong

Dr.-Knippenberg college from Helmond celebrates winning the Artcadia Art and Technology Finals with a sounding of the gong. The contest is organized yearly by design consultancy firm Arcadis (ticker symbol: ARCAD), the KNHM foundation and Canon Business Services.

The contest was organized with the objective of having secondary education pupils experience the fascinating world of technology. The contest was held for the eighth time with a record number of 130 schools entering the contest this year.

Twelve different schools presented their take on the future in Eindhoven. With their idea for a smart park, Dr.-Knippenberg won the first prize: a trip for ten pupils and two teachers to visit exceptional places and lovely, technically interesting projects in Warsaw where they will be taking a look behind the scenes.

For more information: www.artcadia.nl

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17/05/2018 Knowledge for Growth Conference Brussels expand

14th Knowledge for Growth Conference in Ghent

Mathias De Clercq, Senior Deputy Mayor of Ghent, opened the financial markets at the occasion of the opening of the 14th edition of Knowledge for Growth held in Ghent.

Knowledge for Growth is Europe’s finest life sciences conference providing vital insight into the global life sciences’ landscape, B2B Partnering, a trade fair with 100+ exhibitors and a scientific poster area.

To find out more about Knowledge for Growth: www.knowledgeforgrowth.be

17/05/2018 Liliane investment management championship Paris expand

Liliane investment management championship with French students

Tech start-up Liliane partnered up with Euronext to launch an investment management championship with French finance schools and universities.

Particularly relevant to new generation retail investors, Liliane provides modern portfolio and asset management services for funds via an online portal. The championship consisted in involving 255 graduate students pursuing a Master’s of Finance in 15 French schools and universities in a portfolio and asset management competition. Their challenge? Put themselves in the role of a professional asset manager and create the best investment strategy.

Euronext decided to accompany Liliane as this championship was aligned with a key objective of Euronext Fund Service: simplify and open up fund investment to make it accessible to all investor profiles. Alongside Liliane, and partners Lyxor Asset Management (ETF issuer) and Morningstar, Euronext hosted a closing bell in our Paris offices on 17 May for the championship’s awards ceremony.

17/05/2018 Better Options LLP Amsterdam expand

Better Options LLP celebrates partnership

Better Options LLP sounds the gong on the Amsterdam exchange to highlight the partnership with IG Markets. Head of IG Markets Germany and the Netherlands, Michael Lippa opens trading at Euronext Amsterdam.

In 2015, Better Options Amsterdam started a partnership with IG Markets, a British broker founded in 1974 with a focus online trading. This unique partnership offers IG direct access to the trading floor of the Amsterdam Exchange. The sounding of the gong highlights the 3-years anniversary of this partnership.

For more information: www.betteroptions.nl

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16/05/2018 Signify Amsterdam expand

Gong for first trading day as Signify

To mark the company’s first trading day under the name Signify, Chief Financial Officer Stephane Rougeot, sounds the gong. Signify became the new company name of Philips Lighting as of May 16, 2018.

Signify (ticker symbol: LIGHT) is a world leader in lighting for professionals and consumers and lighting for the Internet of Things. Their Philips products, Interact connected lighting systems and data-enabled services, deliver business value and transform life in homes, buildings and public spaces. With 2017 sales of EUR 7.0 billion, approximately 32,000 employees and a presence in over 70 countries, Signify unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world.

For more information: www.signify.com

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15/05/2018 19th Bio€quity Europe Conference Brussels expand

19th Bio€quity Europe Conference in Ghent

Euronext was delighted to be opening the 19th edition of Bio€quity Europe with a remote bell ceremony in Ghent, Belgium.

Anna Chrisman (EBD Group), Dirk Rey (flanders.bio) and Eric Pierce (BioCentury) opened the financial markets at this occasion. Bio€quity Europe is the seminal industry event for financial dealmakers looking for investor-validated life science companies.

To find out more about Bio€uity Europe: www.biocentury.com

15/05/2018 Philips Innovation Award 2018 Amsterdam expand

Winner Philips Innovation Award 2018 sounds gong

Chantal van der Velde and Graciëlla van Hamersveld sound the gong. The co-founders of Closure celebrate winning the annual Philips Innovation Award.

The Philips Innovation Award is the biggest student-entrepreneur award in the Netherlands. This year, the 13th edition of the award was organized by students, for students. The Philips Innovation Award is a platform where each participant can benefit. Participants get personal feedback, practice important skills, receive coaching and build a network. 

During the Semi-Final, the 30 best participants had the chance to pitch their ideas in front of investors and entrepreneurs, while they were judged by a professional jury. The 8 best start-ups made it to the final, where 800 visitors experienced an inspiring evening with key-note speakers and innovations of high-quality. Closure won the Innovator League and received a prize worth €50.000. Circal Technologies won the Rough Diamond League and received the prize worth €10.000. 

For more information: www.phia.nl

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14/05/2018 Family Business Award 2018 Amsterdam expand

Dutch Flower Group celebrates Family Business Award

Marco van Zijverden, CEO Dutch Flower Group,  sounds the gong to celebrate, together with colleagues, winning the Family Business Award 2018. The family business was chosen from a select group of five nominated companies.

These companies were selected from hundreds of family businesses in collaboration with partners KPMG and ABN AMRO. On 11 April Dutch Flower Group received the Family Business Award 2018 from Jan Kees de Jager, former state secretary and minister of finance and since 2014 CFO of KPN.

Dutch Flower Group, from the Van Zijverden and Van Duijn families, comprises 30 specialized trading companies that jointly serve the entire floriculture chain. It is a real family business that is experiencing enormous growth internationally and is now the largest in its market with an annual turnover of € 1.5 billion. Under the motto "Making Life Colorful", knowledge, quality, service, innovation and sustainability are leading principles in the business.

For more information: www.dfg.nl

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11/05/2018 Roparun Foundation Amsterdam expand

Roparun Foundation visits Amsterdam stock exchange

The Roparun starts Saturday 19 may 2018 in Hamburg and Paris and finishes White Monday 21 May in Rotterdam. Director of Roparun Foundation Wiljan Vloet sounds the gong, accompanied by participants of teams Unilever (ticker symbol: UNA) and NN (ticker symbol: NN).

The Roparun is a relay race of more than 500 kilometers from Paris and Hamburg to Rotterdam, in which people work as a team to give a collective sports performance in order to raise money for people who suffer from cancer. This year’s 27th edition has 312 teams participating in this challenge.

Besides the physical challenge, the team must also make an effort to raise money for the cause. Teams do this by organizing various activities. The three teams who raise the most money and the six teams who win for their running speed are honored during the final celebration of the Roparun, which takes place a few weeks after the finish. Over the past editions, more than seventy-eight million Euro has been raised.

For more information: www.roparun.nl

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10/05/2018 MillionsMissing Amsterdam expand

MillionsMissing opens trading

The Dutch organizers of the worldwide MillionMissing campaign open the Amsterdam stock exchange by sounding the gong. By opening the trading day, they raise a symbolic alarm about the funding of research of the disease Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME).

The MEAction Network is an international organization for equal health rights for people with ME, a neuro-immunological disorder with severe disabling consequences that causes heavy exhaustion, pain, cardio logical problems and exercise intolerance that occurs 24 to 76 hours after small effort and can  lead to a crash.

MEAction continuously campaigns for more biomedical research, education of doctors and equal civil rights for people with ME under the title MillionsMissing. On 12 May, the MillionsMissing, who miss their lives, show themselves all over the world. This year in the Netherlands, this campaign will be mostly virtual.

For more information: www.meaction.net

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09/05/2018 Businesswoman of the Year Amsterdam expand

Businesswoman of the Year opens stock exchange

Businesswoman of the Year 2018, Aukje Kuypers, opens the stock exchange in Amsterdam. Kuypers is chief executive of technical service provider Kuijpers. The Businesswoman of the Year is an international prize that is supported by champagne brand Veuve Clicquot, part of the LVMH Group, listed on Euronext (ticker symbol: MC).

As a fourth generation member of the family, Aukje Kuypers heads up the family business (established in 1921) with offices throughout the Netherlands. With a turnover of almost €200 million and 1150 employees, the company is engaged in the sustainable design, construction, maintenance and operation of technical installations. The company's mission is to realize energy-neutral, smart and healthy installations only. Kuijpers is active in various sectors, such as culture, food, pharma, high tech, health care and education.

For more information: www.kuijpers.nl

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08/05/2018 Listing Parx Plastic Amsterdam expand

Parx Plastic celebrates listing Euronext Access

Dutch company Parx Plastics N.V. realized its listing on Euronext Access in Paris recently. To celebrate this listing, Michael van der Jagt, CEO of Parx Plastics, opens the trading day by striking the gong.

Parx Plastics (ticker symbol: MLPRX) has developed an innovative technology to make plastics antibacterial by using an essential nutrient. The integration of a body’s own trace element into plastic results in a defence mechanism against bacteria, which leads to a reduction of at least 99% of the number of bacteria on the surface of the treated plastic. The technique is particularly interesting for food packaging and for medical applications such as implants.

For more information: www.parxplastics.com

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07/05/2018 Fair Trade week Amsterdam expand

Fair Trade week starts with sounding of the gong

Director of the Max Havelaar foundation Peter d'Angremond opens the trading day on the Amsterdam exchange for the start of the Fair Trade week, which runs from 5 to 13 May.

This spring Max Havelaar calls on companies, municipalities, consumers and volunteers to make their commitment to Fair Trade visible during the Fair Trade Week. Through the international stand4fairness campaign, the importance of Fair Trade for millions of people in developing countries is emphasized. The actions on the shop floor during the Fair Trade Week ensure that the volume for farmers' organizations in developing countries continues to grow so that more Fair Trade development premiums can be paid.

The Max Havelaar Foundation is the organizer of the Fair Trade Week and owner of the Fair Trade quality mark in the Netherlands. Fair Trade contributes to the sustainable development of producers in developing countries. They work to improve their business through better trade conditions, living conditions and protection of the environment.

For more information: www.maxhavelaar.nl

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04/05/2018 Parx Plastics N.V. Paris expand

Parx Plastics N.V. lists on Euronext Access

Parx Plastics N.V. celebrates a private placement on Euronext Access in Paris. Michael van der Jagt, CEO of Parx Plastics N.V.  opens the Paris trading day.

Parx Plastics specializes in the development, manufacturing and marketing of biocompatible plastics and antibacterial polymers. The company's technology does not feature synthetic chemicals, biocides, heavy metals or nanoparticles. It can be used with any type of plastic. It is fully biocompatible, non-toxic, and does not diffuse out of the material. Also, it removes about 99% of bacteria and microorganisms pilling up on the surface of a product within 24 hours.

For more information check: www.parxplastics.com

04/05/2018 Remembrance Day 2018 Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for Remembrance Day 2018

The Amsterdam 4 and 5 May Youth Committee opens the trading day in Amsterdam. In addition, attention will be paid to the start of a special day in the Netherlands: the national remembrance of the dead.

Amsterdam joins the rest of the Netherlands on 4 May when its citizens pause to pay their respects to the victims and fallen soldiers of World War II, as well as more recent military conflicts and peacekeeping operations. Then it's time for a national party on 5 May, as the crowds take to the streets to celebrate their freedom on Liberation Day. On the 4th and 5th of May, there are over 300 activities taking place in Amsterdam to keep alive the memories of World War II.

For more information: www.4en5meiamsterdam.nl

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03/05/2018 Merlin Technology Amsterdam expand

ABN AMRO Participaties celebrates stake Merlin Technology

The sounding of the gong is performed by Ron van Veenendaal, founder of Merlin Technology. ABN AMRO Participaties has recently acquired a substantial equity stake in Merlin Technology.

Merlin Technology, specialist in currency processing and payment solutions, designs, develops, produces and maintains equipment for the payment industry and smartsafes (through its label Lincsafe). ABN AMRO Participaties will support Merlin Technology in accelerating its growth and expanding its international network by investing in the development of new and innovative payment solutions.

Merlin Technology is an innovative, fast growing technology company specialized in hybrid (cash and non-cash) payment solutions. Merlin Technology’s payment solutions are found in the B2C segment and include petrol, retail, gaming, banking and government.

ABN AMRO Participaties is a subsidiary of ABN AMRO Bank (ticker symbol: ABN), which provides for sufficient access to knowledge and equity capital in order to support their portfolio companies in their growth plans.

For more information: www.merlin.nl

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