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25/06/2018 AkzoNobel 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 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 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 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 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 RTL Z The Entrepreneur Show 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 King Willem 1 Award 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 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 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 Wereldhave 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 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 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 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 PLN Foundation 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 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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04/06/2018 Kiadis Pharma 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 Dutch Technology Week 2018 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 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 Personal Finance Day 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 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 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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25/05/2018 NRC Live Fintech Impact Award 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 North-Holland SME Awards 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 115th anniversary Beurs van Berlage 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 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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