Brussels bell ceremonies

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06/11/2018 275th anniversary Freshfields expand

275th anniversary of Freshfields

Vincent Macq, Managing Partner of the Brussels Office of Freshfields, rings the bell for the celebration of a double anniversary: 275 years of global existence and 30 years of presence in Belgium.

For more information : www.freshfields.com

25/10/2018 IMMOBEL retail bond issue expand

IMMOBEL celebrates retail bond issuance

Alexander Hodac, CEO of IMMOBEL, opens the trading day at the Brussels exchange to celebrate Immobel’s retail bond issuance.

In October 2018, IMMOBEL launched an initial issue of 5 or 7 years, for a maximum amount of 100 million euros. IMMOBEL herewith confirms its financial strategy of diversification of its funding sources and its commitment to pursue the development of its real estate portfolio in Europe.

For more information: www.immobelgroup.com

15/10/2018 IPO Shurgard Self-Storage expand

Listing of Shurgard Self-Storage on Euronext Brussels

Marc Oursin, CEO of Shurgard Self-Storage, opens the trading day in Brussels.

Pioneer of self-storage in Europe raises €575 million, making it the second largest newly-listed company to join Euronext Brussels over the last decade.

Shurgard Self-Storage is the largest owner and operator of self-storage facilities in Europe with 228 self-storage centres and approximately 1.2 million net rentable square meters in 7 countries: the Netherlands, France, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany and Denmark. 

For more information : www.shurgard.be

05/10/2018 Capital increase Leasinvest expand

Leasinvest celebrates capital increase

Michel Van Geyte, CEO of Leasinvest Real Estate, opens the trading day to celebrate the listing of new shares on Euronext Brussels.

Leasinvest Real Estate announced a capital increase for a maximum amount of EUR 84 million to continue its growth strategy and bring its debt ratio back to a level between 50% and 55%.

Listed on Euronext Brussels, Leasinvest Real Estate invests in high quality and well-located retail and office buildings in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, in Belgium and in Austria.

For more information: www.leasinvest.be

24/09/2018 Green bond issuance KBC Group expand

KBC Group celebrates first green bond issuance

Hendrik Scheerlinck, CFO of KBC Group, opens the trading day at the Brussels exchange to celebrate KBC Group's green bond issuance.

In June 2018, KBC Group launched an initial issue with a term of 5 years and a value of 500 million euros and became the first Belgian financial institution to issue green bonds.

KBC Group is an integrated banking/insurance group primarily serving retail, private banking, SME and  midcap clients. KBC Group's activities are concentrated to strategic markets which include, Belgium, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria and Ireland. KBC Group is listed on Euronext Brussels.

For more information : www.kbc.com

14/09/2018 ABM Financial News expand

ABM Financial News expands to Belgium and partners with Binck Bank

Merwin Bisseling, ABM Financial News' Managing Director, and Stijn Ceelen, Country Manager of Binck Bank Belgium, opened the trading day in Brussels to celebrate the expansion of ABM Financial News in Belgium through the opening of an office in Antwerp and the partnership between ABM and Binck in Belgium.

About ABM Financial News: www.abmfn.nl and BinckBank: www.binck.be

09/07/2018 FNG lists on Euronext 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

27/06/2018 Eurocommercial Properties 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/

15/06/2018 argenx joins the BEL 20 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

06/06/2018 Vlerick Executive Programme in Asset Management 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

17/05/2018 Knowledge for Growth Conference 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

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

17/04/2018 20th Listing Anniversary Kinepolis expand

Kinepolis’ 20th Listing Anniversary

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

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

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

05/04/2018 ATENOR list Retail Bonds expand

ATENOR’s Public Offering of Retail Bonds

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

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

ATENOR is listed at Euronext Brussels with trading symbol: ATEB

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

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

Retail Estates’ 20th Listing Anniversary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

08/03/2018 International Women’s Day expand
05/03/2018 IPO Acacia Pharma expand

Listing of Acacia Pharma

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

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

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

01/03/2018 Trends Investment Research expand

Launch of Trends Investment Research

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

27/02/2018 Trends Investment Summit Benelux expand

Kick-off of Trends Investment Summit Benelux by Inside ETFs

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

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

X-FAB wins IPO of the Year Award

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

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

19/12/2017 BPI Real Estate expand

Jacques Lefèvre, CEO of BPI Real Estate, rings the bell to celebrate the successful listing of a new bond on Euronext Brussels.

26/10/2017 10th Listing anniversary Nyrstar expand

10th Listing anniversary Nyrstar

Euronext had the pleasure to welcome Hilmar Rode, CEO of Nyrstar, to celebrate the 10th listing anniversary of the company. Therefore Mr Rode opened the trading day in Brussels in the presence of Mr Chris Eger, CFO and Virginie Lietaer, Company Secretary.

Nyrstar is an integrated mining and metals business with market leading positions in zinc and lead, and growing positions in other base and precious metals.

Nyrstar is listed at Euronext Brussels with trading symbol: NYR.

To find out more about Nyrstar : www.nyrstar.com

04/10/2017 Launch book on Belgian listed real estate expand

Opening bell ceremony with analyst Gert De Mesure to celebrate the launch of his book on Belgian listed real estate: “GVV’s van A tot X: Beleggen in beursgenoteerd vastgoed”

Ascencio, Montea, Wereldhave, QRF, Befimmo and Home Invest Belgium were our guest at the event.

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02/10/2017 BelIR 25th Birthday Event expand

Founded in 1992, the Belgian Investor Relation Association (BIRA) has gradually expanded its membership and concluded in 2000 a Cooperation Agreement with the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium (FEB). Since then, BIRA has continued to vigorously support investor relations as a discipline and its best practices. Recently BIRA has embarked on a new ambitious project to strengthen its role on a national, European and international level. Therefore BIRA has become BelIR. To mark this occasion and to celebrate its 25th anniversary, BelIR Board members rang the Closing Bell at Euronext Brussels together with their president Wim Allegaert.

Guy Lerminiaux, Asset Manager at Degroof Petercam was keynote speaker.

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