Brussels bell ceremonies

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06/06/2019 Citi’s 100 years In Belgium expand

Mike Corbat, CEO of Citigroup, closed the trading day during a Bell Ceremony to celebrate Citi’s 100 years of presence in Brussels.

Citi is a leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. To find out more: http://www.citigroup.com/

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06/06/2019 SD Worx’s Bond Listing expand

Filip Dierckx, Chairman of SD Worx, opened the trading day in Brussels during a Bell Ceremony to celebrate SD Worx’s bond issuance.

SD Worx provides worldwide services in the areas of payroll, HR, legal support, training, automation, consultancy, and outsourcing. It focuses on customer centricity, fully embraces digitization and is committed to international growth. To find out more: https://www.sdworx.com/en

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14/05/2019 Jones Day’s 30 years Anniversary expand

Mary Ellen Powers, Partner at Jones Day, opened the trading day during a Bell Ceremony to celebrate Jones Day’s 30 years of presence in Brussels.

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 43 offices across five continents.

To find out more: https://www.jonesday.com/

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09/05/2019 Knowledge for Growth 2019 expand

Knowledge for Growth 2019

Ian Crosbie, CEO of Sequana Medical, rang the Bell to open the financial markets and kick-off the 15th edition of the conference Knowledge for Growth in Ghent.

Knowledge for growth is Europe's finest life sciences conference organized by Flanders.bio. To find out more: https://knowledgeforgrowth.be/

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08/05/2019 Atenor’s retail Bond Listing expand

Sidey D. Bens, CFO of Atenor, opened the trading day in Brussels during a Bell Ceremony to celebrate Atenor’s retail bond issuance.

Atenor is a real estate development company listed on Euronext Brussels. Its mission is to propose, based on its planning and architectural approach, adequate responses to the new demands created by the evolution of the urban and professional life.

To find out more: http://www.atenor.be/en/

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07/05/2019 Aedifica’s Capital Increase expand

Stefaan Gielens, CEO of Aedifica opened the day of trading during an Opening Bell Ceremony to celebrate Aedifica’s EUR 418m capital increase.

Aedifica is a Regulated Real Estate Company under Belgian law specialized in healthcare real estate, particularly in senior housing. Aedifica has developed a portfolio worth more than #2.3 billion in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.

To find out more: https://www.aedifica.be/

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06/05/2019 European Money Quiz expand

Perviz Farzalijev, student of School No. 200 in Baku, Azerbaijan, rang the bell to close the trading day in Brussels.

The European Money Quiz is an international financial literacy competition facilitated by the banking sector that aims to encourage teachers and schools to educate their classes on personal finance. This year, young students from secondary schools from 28 European countries met in Brussels to compete against each other in the finals.

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29/03/2019 Proximus 15th Listing Anniversary expand

Proximus 15th Listing Anniversary

Dominique Leroy, CEO of Proximus opened the day of trading during an Opening Bell Ceremony to celebrate Proximus’ 15th anniversary of listing.

Proximus Group is a telecommunication & ICT company operating in the Belgian and international markets, providing services to residential, enterprise and public customers. Proximus is the leading provider of telephony, internet, television and network-based ICT services in Belgium.

To find out more: https://www.proximus.com/

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26/03/2019 Launch of the European Money Week expand

Launch of the European Money Week

To kick-off the European Money Week, Wim Mijs, CEO of the European Banking Federation, rang the bell to open the markets in Brussels.

The European Banking Federation is the voice of the European banking sector, bringing together national banking associations from 45 countries. To find out more about EBF: www.ebf.eu. Twitter: @EBFeu.

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20/03/2019 Barco & WDP join the Bel 20 index expand

Barco & WDP join the Bel 20 index

The Bel 20 index by Euronext welcomed two companies: Barco, specialized in image technology and the logistics real estate company WDP. At this occasion, Charles Beauduin, Chairman of Barco’s Board of Directors & Tony De Pauw, CEO of WDP rang the bell to open the markets in Brussels.

To find out more about Barco: https://www.barco.com/en

To find out more about WDP: https://www.wdp.eu

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08/03/2019 International Women’s Day expand

International Women’s Day 2019

Chantal de Vrieze, Managing Director at Econocom Belux, rang the Bell to open the trading day in Brussels in celebration of International Women’s Day 2019. Nele van der Borght, the representative from Women in ETFs and Eglantine Eeckhout, Change Facilitator at The Shift/Global Compact Network Belgium were also on stage to give inspiring speeches related to the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day: “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change’.

For the fifth consecutive year, more than 75 stock exchanges across the globe took part in global initiative ‘Ring the Bell for Gender Equality’, to celebrate International Women’s Day 2019 on Friday 8 March 2019.

The events are a partnership between IFC, Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative, UN Global Compact, UN Women, the World Federation of Exchanges and Women in ETFs, to raise awareness about the business case for women’s economic empowerment and the opportunities for the private sector to advance gender equality and sustainable development.

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01/03/2019 20th Listing Anniversary Roularta expand

Xavier Bouckaert, CEO of Roularta, opened the trading day in Brussels to celebrate the 20th Listing Anniversary of the group.

Roularta Media Group is a Belgian multimedia group, market leader in the field of magazines (Dutch/French) (general news magazines, business magazines and sports weeklies, lifestyle magazines, medical and professional magazines), local media in Flanders (free local papers, Sunday papers, lifestyle magazines and internet marketing solutions) and business television.

For more information: roularta.be

25/02/2019 Laureates of the “Rallye Boursier - Beursrally” by L’Echo & De Tijd expand

Laureates of the “Rallye Boursier - Beursrally” by L’Echo & De Tijd

Jordy Gladines, winner of the Rallye Boursier - Beursrally co-organized by L’Echo & De Tijd, rang the Bell in Brussels to close the financial markets. Frederik Delaplace, CEO of Mediafin, took this occasion to address his congratulations to the award winners.

To find out more about L’Echo: https://www.lecho.be/

To find out more about De Tijd: https://www.tijd.be/

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20/02/2019 Audiovalley lists on Euronext Brussels expand

To celebrate Audiovalley’s first trading day in Brussels, Alexandre Saboundjian, CEO, rang the bell to open the financial markets.

To find out more about Audiovalley: audiovalley.com ​​

14/02/2019 Morningstar Fund Awards 2018 expand

Morningstar Fund Awards 2018 and launch of the book “Talking About… Risks”

Robert van Beek & Paul Resnik rang the bell to celebrate the laureates of the MorningStar Fund Awards 2018 & the launch of the book “Talking About… Risks”, written in collaboration with Ben Granjé (Trends Investment Community).

For more information : acties.trends.knack.be

11/02/2019 Sequana Medical expand

Listing of Sequana Medical on Euronext Brussels

Belgian-based medtech company Sequana Medical NV (ticker symbol: SEQUA) raised €27.5 million in successful Initial Public Offering. Ian Crosbie, CEO of Sequana Medical, opens the trading day in Brussels.

Sequana Medical NV
Sequana Medical NV is a commercial stage medical device company focused on the development of innovative treatment solutions for the management of liver disease, heart failure, malignant ascites and other fluid imbalance disorders. 

Founded in Switzerland in 2006, Sequana has established its new corporate headquarters in Ghent, Belgium, in order to benefit from Belgium’s attractive healthcare ecosystem and ultimately to list on Euronext Brussels, one of the most dynamic stock exchanges in Europe for life sciences IPOs. 

For more information : sequanamedical.com

04/12/2018 Intervest’s capital increase expand

Intervest’s capital increase

Jean-Paul Sols, CEO of Intervest Offices & Warehouses, opens the trading day to celebrate the listing of new shares on Euronext Brussels.

Intervest Offices & Warehouses announced a capital increase of 100 million EUR to continue its growth strategy.

For more information: www.intervest.be

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/