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18/04/2019 Secretary Day expand

In honor of Secretary Day Lizzy Bom, Personal Assistant to Nicolas Béchu (Regional Managing Director Northern Europe & Germany, PageGroup) and Olivier McPherson (Regional Finance Director, Northern Europe, PageGroup), sounds the gong.

Page Personnel
Page Personnel is a leading professional recruitment consultancy specializing in the recruitment of temporary, temporary-to-permanent, and permanent positions for SMEs and multinationals in diverse sectors.

As a recruitment agency, Page Personnel has successfully placed many secretaries at various companies over the years. By sounding the gong Page Personnel wants to thank all the secretaries who work at PageGroup, but also the secretaries who have been placed as candidates through Page Personnel or who have been working through Page Personnel, for their efforts!

“The secretarial profession is rapidly changing. Due to the emergence of new technologies, other requirements apply. For one, the role of coordinator is becoming increasingly important and the level of education of the secretary is becoming higher. Modern secretaries are at the heart of the organization”,   says Martijn Goudswaard Managing Director Page Personnel Netherlands.

PageGroup
Page Personnel, Michael Page and Page Executive are part of PageGroup, one of the largest recruitment agencies in the world. Alongside Michael Page and Page Executive, Page Personnel is part of PageGroup, established over four decades ago in the United Kingdom and currently listed on the London Stock Exchange since April 2001.

For more information: page.com

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17/04/2019 Enactus Netherlands celebrates 15th anniversary expand

Isabelle Verhaegh opens the stock exchange on behalf of Enactus UvA to emphasize the importance of social entrepreneurship, and to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Enactus Netherlands.

Enactus Uva

Enactus UvA is part of Enactus. Enactus is the world’s largest experiential learning platform dedicated to creating a better world while developing the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders and social innovators. The Enactus network of global business, academic and student leaders are unified by their vision—to create a better, more sustainable world. Worldwide, more than 72,000 students are active in 36 countries, spread over 1,700 universities. In this way, these entrepreneurial, values-driven students positively impact the lives of 1.3 million people each year. Enactus believes investing in students who take entrepreneurial action for others creates a better world for us all.

Enactus Netherlands

Enactus Netherlands encompasses fourteen local teams that are run by students from universities, including Enactus UvA. Each team consists of a board and different project teams. By stimulating social entrepreneurship, Enactus Netherlands has been striving for 15 years to make an impact on lives and to enable a better and more sustainable world.

For more information: enactus-uva.nl

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16/04/2019 Fintech Impact Award 2019 expand

Winner Fintech Impact Award 2019

Owlin won the NRC Live Fintech Impact Award 2019. On this occasion Sjoerd Leemhuis, Owlin, sounds the gong.

Owlin
Owlin offers risk managers the opportunity to monitor their investment portfolio in near real-time.

Fintech Impact Award
The Fintech Impact Award is an initiative of NRC Live to stimulate the renewal in the finance industry and to challenge innovators.

For more information: nrclive.nl

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15/04/2019 Kempen 12th edition Life Sciences Conference expand

Kempen is proud to host the annual Kempen Life Sciences Conference. On this occasion, Bart Delbaere, Securities Specialist Sales, sounds the gong.

Kempen Life Sciences Conference
The Kempen Life Sciences Conference has become a central meeting place for global institutional investors and European Life Sciences companies. Like previous years, the conference will be attended by executives from a wide range of companies from all around Europe including pharma, biotech, diagnostics, and MedTech.

As one of the few focused merchant banks in Europe, Kempen is positioned as a specialist in the Life Sciences and Healthcare markets. Kempen provides European companies access to a global network of specialist and generalist investors. Last Summer, Kempen was granted approval by the US regulator FINRA to offer our services as an underwriter in ECM transactions in the US.

The team has successfully executed over 100 life sciences transactions since its inception in 2005.

For more information: kempen.com

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12/04/2019 Family business Award 2019 expand

Lely won the Family business Award 2019 hosted by Family Enterprises Foundation. Alexander van der Lely, CEO Lely, sounds the gong together with the other finalists Koppert Biolgoical Systems, and Koninklijke Otolift Trapliften.

About Family Enterprises Foundation

The Family Enterprises Foundation was founded in 2012 to support Dutch family companies. These enterprises are the backbone of the Dutch economy. Family businesses deserve more attention from both the Dutch government and general public, as they are responsible for 49% of the employment and realize 53% of the gross domestic product. To create this awareness, the foundation yearly awards one family company with the so called ‘Familiebedrijven Award’. The Foundation is supported by KPMG and ABN AMRO, both financially and in the process of the selection of the winner. KPMG does the first selection of potential candidates based on 8 criteria and the prerequisite that the company is a true family company (definition of the European Committee).  The selected companies will be visited by the jury of the Foundation. Afterwards the jury will choose a winner. The Chief Executive Officer of the winning company will join the jury for a period of one year.

For more information: familiebedrijvenaward.nl

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11/04/2019 Winners Ondernemersgala Westfriesland expand

Van der Linden van Sprankhuizen is the winner of the “Westfriesland Méér”-award. The highest award in the entrepreneurial West Frisian region. The owner and general manager of Van der Linden Van Sprankhuizen, Pieter van der Linden Van Sprankhuizen, sounds the gong.

Van der Linden Van Sprankhuizen

The third generation in the family business. He and his team are responsible for the success of this company. It has been in existence for over 80 years, has 8 branches and more than 200 colleagues. A leading name in the industry and at the forefront when it comes to service and customer focus.    

For more information: westfriesondernemersgala.nl

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10/04/2019 Global Equity Organization celebrates 20th anniversary expand

The Global Equity Organization celebrates its 20th anniversary and welcomes its inaugural class of GEO Fellows. To mark the occasion, Adie Leung, Director - Regional Head of Executive Compensation and Tax, Citi, Hong Kong, sounds the gong.

About the Global Equity Organization
The Global Equity Organization (GEO), founded in 1999, is a member-driven, global organization focused on promoting employee share ownership and innovation and learning within the share plan and executive compensation industry. GEO fosters engagement for a global community of nearly 5,000 individuals representing companies and professional firms in more than 60 countries around the world.

GEO members are coming together 10-12 April in Amsterdam to attend the organization’s annual conference. Attendees will hear from nearly 200 industry experts to learn, network and collaborate with one another and will celebrate the organization’s 20th anniversary and welcome its inaugural class of GEO Fellows. GEO Fellow status is bestowed only to distinguished senior-level members of the industry that demonstrate superior leadership, integrity, and involvement in the global share plan and executive compensation industry.

For more information: globalequity.org

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09/04/2019 B&R Beurs Erasmus Investment Society celebrates 7th lustrum expand

Student investment society B&R Beurs from the Erasmus University Rotterdam celebrates her 7th lustrum. Together with main sponsor Flow Traders, the 35th board of B&R Beurs will mark this important milestone. Pim Somerwil, President of the board, sounds the gong.  

About B&R Beurs Erasmus Investment Society

With around 1200 members in Rotterdam, B&R Beurs is the largest student investment society of the Netherlands. Members are taught everything about investing and the financial world by organizing weekly lectures about investing that are given by industry professionals and experienced members. This knowledge will be put into practice in the Flow Traders Investment Competition, where groups invest their own money. Furthermore, career events with companies from the financial sector are organized to bridge the gap between theory and practice. Flow Traders enables the organization of a yearly investment competition and encourages members to be active with investing.

For more information: bnrbeurs.nl

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08/04/2019 Amsterdammertje of the Year expand

Winners Amsterdammertje of the Year open trading day

Norah van Lottum (13 years old) and Ambrien Moeniralam (16 years old) are the winners of the title 'Amsterdammertje of the Year”.

About Amsterdammertje of the Year
'Amsterdammertje' is a nickname for a young inhabitant of Amsterdam. They received the prize last week in the City Hall from the hands of mayor Femke Halsema. Norah herself collected many presents for children in the Emma Children's Hospital.

 Ambrien won the prize for her battle against street harassment. With her Instagram account CatcallsofAMS she makes visible the issue of verbal offensive harassment she and others have to deal with on a regular basis, while walking the streets of Amsterdam.

The contest 'Amsterdammertje of the Year" aims to show that young people are positive change makers and to influence other young people to do good for others and their environments. 

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05/04/2019 Morning Star Awards expand

The Morningstar Awards are awarded in five categories for Dutch investors.

Morning Star

 The 2019 Morningstar Awards recognize retail funds and fund groups that have been good stewards of investor capital within the context of their relevant peer group in 2018 and over longer time periods. 

For more information: morningstar.nl

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04/04/2019 B&S Group S.A. expand

 

B&S Group announced it has reached agreement on the acquisition of a 70% stake in Lagaay Medical Group. To mark the occasion Bert Meulman, CEO of B&S Group, sounds the gong (symbol BSGR).

Bert Meulman, CEO of B&S Group; “Lagaay and B&S Group have similar strategies and serve identical markets. As a single source supplier of medical and pharmaceutical products to marine, offshore and remote locations, Lagaay has built a strong reputation internationally. Adding their knowledge and specialised product category to our current health & beauty offering in maritime and remote operations, complements our specialty distribution model within the B&S segment of the Group.”

B&S Group

B&S Group is a value adding distribution partner for consumer goods in attractive channels and across specialised markets globally. With a well trained and experienced workforce of over 2,000 employees, the Group serves as a trusted and reliable partner in selected channels and markets.

B&S Group provides essential distribution services, solving supply chain complexities and offering compelling value along the value chain. It operates a flexible, well-invested and highly efficient distribution platform. Powered by high capacity, partly robotised warehouses and delivered with expertise in customs and compliance, the Group offers a wide and relevant assortment to its customers in more than 100 countries worldwide.

For more information: bs-group-sa.com

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03/04/2019 Rouws & Ceulen 20 years cooperation InsingerGilissen expand

As part of its celebrations to mark 35 years as an independent asset manager, Rouws & Ceulen will open the trading day at the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange. Rob Rouws, co-founder of Rouws & Ceulen, sounds the gong.

Another reason for celebration is the almost twenty-year-old cooperation with InsingerGilissen as a custodian bank.

Rouws & Ceulen

Rouws & Ceulen is an independent asset manager, all shares are owned by Rouws & Ceulen. Rouws & Ceulen is not part of a bank, has no own funds or products and has a completely independent investment policy

InsignerGilissen

InsingerGilissen Bankiers N.V. is a private bank aimed at wealthy individuals and families, foundations, associations and institutional parties. InsingerGilissen also provides specific services to independent asset managers.

For more information: insingergilissen.nl

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02/04/2019 World Autism Day expand

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

World Autism Day

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

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

Brunel

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

For more information: autisme.nl autismeweek.nl

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01/04/2019 Triodos Investment Management opens trading day expand

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

Triodos Investment Management

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

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

For more information: triodos-im.com

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29/03/2019 DPA Group N.V. celebrates 20th listing anniversary expand

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

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

About DPA

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

For more information: dpa.nl

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28/03/2019 Financieele Dagblad wins European Newspaper of the Year expand

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

About the FD

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

European Newspaper of the Year

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

For more information: fd.nl

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27/03/2019 NIBC Holding N.V. one year listed expand

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

NIBC Bank

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

For more information: nibc.com

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26/03/2019 Mandeville Academy expand

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

Mandeville Academy

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

Club Cent Cinquante Plus

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

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

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

For more information: mandevilleacademy.nl

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25/03/2019 Global Money Week expand

Global Money Week & International Aflatoun Day 2019

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

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

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

For more information: globalmoneyweek.org  |   childfinanceinternational.org  |   aflatoun.org

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22/03/2019 Alfen one year listed expand

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

Alfen

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

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

For more information: alfen.com

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21/03/2019 Winner MKB Export Award expand

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

MKB Export Award

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

For more information: mkbexportaward.nl poederpret.nl

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20/03/2019 417th Anniversary of the Amsterdam Exchange expand

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

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

For more information: aex.nl neha.com capitalamsterdam.com

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18/03/2019 Faber Halbertsma Group expand

Pooling Partners becomes Faber Halbertsma Group

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

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

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

For more information: faberhalbertsmagroup.com

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15/03/2019 World Sleep Day expand

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

Beter Bed Holding

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

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

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

For more information: beterbedholding.com

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14/03/2019 ICT Group NV expand

ICT Group NV expands internationally

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

Additude

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

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

For more information: ict.eu  |  additude.com

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