September 2016

Date Location
30/09/2016 IPO Amsterdam expand

Euronext welcomes

Euronext welcomes (ticker symbol: TKWY), a leading online food delivery marketplace, on Euronext Amsterdam. Jitse Groen, CEO, sounds the gong to celebrate the listing.

The IPO on Euronext Amsterdam will enable larger institutional investors to invest in the company, further enhance’s public profile and develop its leading position in the company’s active markets. is a leading online food delivery marketplace focused on connecting consumers and restaurants through its platform in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Poland, France, Luxembourg, Portugal, Switzerland and Vietnam.’s platform across its markets had c. 7.6 million Active Consumers as at 30 June 2016 and c. 40.4 million Orders in the twelve months ending 30 June 2016. With around 500 employees, the Company recorded GMV of €651 million and revenue of €77 million in 2015. As at 30 June 2016, there were 30,486 restaurants on the Company’s platform across its markets.

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29/09/2016 Dress Red Day Amsterdam expand

Dutch Heart Foundation visits Beursplein 5 on Dress Red Day

In celebration of The Dutch Heart Foundation's Dress Red Day, the Amsterdam Stock Exchange colours red today. Every year on September 29, the Heart Foundation calls upon women to dress up in red to raise awareness for heart- and vascular diseases amongst females.

There is a need for further research to better understand specific female symptoms and improve the healthcare regarding this #1 disease amongst women. Every year 20.000 women die to the effects of heart- and vascular diseases. Unfortunately the symptoms are quite often recognized in a later stage of the disease. Most diagnosis- and treatment methods have been tested on man and are not completely compatible for women.

The Dress Red day is the final chapter of the annual Queen of Hearts-campaign. Their overall objective: ‘’We won’t accept the fact that heart-vascular disease is still the #1 cause of death amongst women.’’

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29/09/2016 10th listing anniversary Brussels expand

10th listing anniversary at Euronext Brussels

Aedifica, Emakina Group, Montea and ThromboGenics are listed since 2006 on the Brussels Stock Exchange.

To celebrate their 10th listing anniversary, Stefaan Gielens - CEO (Aedifica),rang the Opening Bell at Euronext Brussels  to open the European Markets on 29 September 2016 together withDenis Steisel – President of the Board of Directors (Emakina Group), Jo De Wolf - CEO (Montea) and Patrik De Haes - CEO (ThromboGenics).

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28/09/2016 ING Sprinters Markets Club Amsterdam expand

ING Sprinters sounds gong for launch Markets Club

This week, leverage product issuer ING Sprinters launched a new platform for active investors. Sander van Baren, Head of Sprinters, sounds the gong on this occasion at the Amsterdam exchange.

“We launched a new tool because of an increasing demand for news and technical analysis from our Sprinter clients” says Sander van Baren, Head of Sprinters. “Our Markets CLub platform brings all information together on a customized webpage”.

Investors can create a personal dashboard with graphs, news updates and a watch list to follow the latest price developments of their favorite shares. Investors benefit from daily technical and fundamental analysis published by the well-known Dutch analyst Bas Heijink and his ING Investment Office colleagues. Furthermore investors can follow a daily live video stream about developments on the financial markets. Investors can subscribe via to gain free access to the platform.

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27/09/2016 European Biotech SME Forum Brussels expand

Bell Ceremony to open the European Biotech SME Forum

On 27 September 2016, Robert Madelin, EU’s Senior Advisor for Innovation and Nathalie Moll, EuropaBio Secretary General opened the European stock markets of Euronext to highlight the potential of this growing biotech sector.

The Bell Ceremony is followed by a 1-day conference in Euronext’s premises with different international high level speakers and biotech CEO’s. This event includeded a ceremony for the Most Innovative European Biotech SME Awards.

To find out more about the programme and the speakers, please consult the EuropaBio

27/09/2016 International Breast Health Month Amsterdam expand

A Sister’s Hope opens trading to mark International Breast Health Month

Opening trading at the Amsterdam exchange marks the official opening of the International Breast Health Month worldwide. Each October, people across the globe put a spotlight on the challenges of battling breast cancer and the promise and progress for the finding of a cure.

The mission of A Sister's Hope is to find any and every avenue for raising vital significant funding for breast cancer research. As part of that, they are hosting events in order to raise funds and boost awareness. Simultaneously they are looking to stimulate mental and physical participation from individuals across all sectors of society who deal with this disease. Since 2007, A Sister's Hope has given more than $6 million to researchers.

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26/09/2016 Amsterdam Capital Week Amsterdam expand

Amsterdam Capital Week opens trading

This week, from 26 to 30 September, the Amsterdam Capital Week takes place. Amsterdam Capital Weeks kicks off the week with a strike on the gong of the Amsterdam exchange of Euronext.

The 11 start-ups (including Bynder, ABOSS, Roamler, InvoiceFinance) who have raised a major investment in recent months are present at the gong ceremony. After the ceremony several events will take place at various locations in Amsterdam. Pitching, learning and networking will be the main focus points.

During the festival week, over 35 events, pitch events and meet-ups will take place, aimed at linking national and international investors to start-up founders. The festival focuses on both young start-ups and advanced scale-ups and companies that are about to go public. Amsterdam Capital Week is the largest funding festival in Europe.

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23/09/2016 Dag van de Actieve Belegger Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for Dag van de Actieve Belegger

The Dag van de Actieve Belegger is an event for active private investors. Kamran Ullah, who will be the host during the event, sounds the gong and thereby opens the final trading day of the week.

The Dag van de Actieve Belegger takes place in Spant! in Bussum Friday 30 September. A combination of education, information and inspiration is highlighted during the event via different educational master classes from professionals and top gurus and original and active opening ceremonies.

The Dag van de Actieve Belegger is a public event for everyone who is interested in investing. Next to the active investor the event also focuses on the start-up investor. During the event visitors can meet other Dutch investors and ask their questions to experts. This could take place in the special lounge area that is set up, but also via an interactive app on your smartphone.

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22/09/2016 10th anniversary CFA Society Belgium Brussels expand

CFA Society Belgium celebrates 10th anniversary

In order to put the anniversary of CFA Society Belgium in the spotlights, its president Heinerich Hardy, rang the Opening Bell at Euronext Brussels in the presence of the Board Members. CFA Society Belgium’s mission is to promote the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) designation. CFA Society Belgium is the representative of CFA Institute and in this capacity does its part to promote the work of CFA Institute with local regulators, professors, human resource managers and the media. It aims to foster professionalism in the areas of corporate finance, portfolio management, security analysis, investment advice and related legal, regulatory, and compliance functions.

22/09/2016 wins Webshop Awards Amsterdam expand sounds gong for winning four Webshop Awards

During the annual ABN AMRO Webshop Awards (Retailer of the Year),, part of the Euronext listed Ahold Delhaize (ticker symbol: AD), won four public prizes. was chosen as the best webshop in the Netherlands in the categories Toys, Warehouse, Reading Materials and Music, Films and Games, winning four out of its five nominations. On this occasion they visit the Amsterdam exchange and open trading by sounding the gong.

More than 277,000 Dutch consumers voted in the Awards. Dutch consumers view the range and price/quality ratio of online stores as being particularly important. Aspects such as service and delivery are also becoming more important, according to the review. As a category winner, is nominated for the overall prize in the ABN AMRO Webshop Awards. The award ceremony will take place on 27 October 2016. has been one of the most popular stores in the Netherlands and Belgium since it started up in 1999. Around 6.5 million consumers from the Netherlands and Belgium shop at They can choose from a range of more than 14 million items, including not only books, music, films, games and toys, but also electronics, jewellery, baby items, garden and DIY items and everything for home and living, animals, sport, leisure and personal care. works with other retailers in the Netherlands and Belgium in order to be able to offer consumers as broad a range as possible. They can sell their product range through has been a subsidiary of Ahold Delhaize since 2012.

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21/09/2016 The King's Commissioner Province of Limburg Amsterdam expand

The King’s Commissioner for the Province of Limburg sounds gong for Brightlands

Theo Bovens, the King’s Commissioner for the Province of Limburg, opens Euronext trading in Amsterdam with the traditional sounding of the gong. In doing so, Bovens pays attention to Brightlands, the name of four Limburg campuses that have been built by the Limburg chemical group DSM, pension administrator APG in Heerlen, the Province of Limburg and Maastricht University.

These campuses represent the materials of the future, top biomedical research and development, safe and healthy nutrition and new services resulting from the smart use of data.

The latest campus, the Brightlands Smart Services Campus in Heerlen, was opened earlier this month by His Royal Highness Prince Constantijn and Henk Kamp, the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs. The campus has experienced a flying start, attracting KPN, Conclusion, Accenture, the Bank of New York Mellon, as well as Statistics Netherlands (CBS). Big data is used as the raw material for developing new smart services.

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20/09/2016 Gimv opens trading Prinsjesdag Amsterdam expand

Gimv opens trading on Prinsjesdag

Euronext listed Gimv (ticker symbol: GIMB) opens trading on “Prinsjesdag”. By annual tradition, the The Hague-based team surprises their contacts within the Dutch financial community with a tasty treat. This year, they are invited to join Gimv at the traditional gong ceremony.

Last year, many new investments were welcomed to the Dutch portfolio, such as IthoDaalderop, Brakel, Equipe Zorgbedrijven, Arplas Systems and Joolz.

Gimv is a European investment company with over three decades experience in private equity and venture capital. The company is listed on Euronext Brussels and currently manages around 1.8 billion EUR (including co-investment partnerships) of investments in about 50 portfolio companies within four investment platforms: Connected Consumer, Health & Care, Smart Industries and Sustainable Cities. Each of these platforms works with a skilled and dedicated team across Gimv’s home markets of the Benelux, France and Germany and can count on an extended international network of experts. Gimv has an office The Hague with 15 Dutch companies in their portfolio, and where 17 people are employed.

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19/09/2016 The National Maritime Museum Amsterdam expand

The National Maritime Museum sounds gong for upcoming exhibition ‘Drive’

Managing Director of The National Maritime Museum, Michael Huijser, opens trading at the Amsterdam exchange to announce the upcoming exhibition ‘Drive’.

‘Drive’ explains why we collect by using the collection history of The National Maritime Museum and 350 exceptional objects. It is a showcase of people who want to show off their wealth, have an urge to hoard, give immortality to their collection, or create a microcosm. One of the highlights of this new exhibition is the painting ‘Gezicht op het IJ met ’s Lands Zeemagazijn’ (View of the river IJ with 's Lands Zeemagazijn) in Amsterdam, dating from 1664, by Reinier Nooms. This exhibition allows visitors to see this masterpiece for the very first time.

The exhibition ‘Drive | 100 years of collecting’ is on show at The National Maritime Museum from 1 October 2016 to 2 July 2017 inclusive. An audio tour, guided tour, and special lectures are being organized to accompany the exhibition. The exhibition has been made possible with the support of, amongst others, KLM.

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16/09/2016 UBS Asset Management visits Beursplein 5 and sounds gong Amsterdam expand

UBS Asset Management has reached a major milestone with more than US $ 1 billion in assets under management in its SRI ETF range. Marcel Danen, Head of UBS ETF’s Netherlands, sounds the gong and opens trading on this occasion.

Marcel Danen, Head of UBS ETF’s Netherlands: “Reaching this milestone shows that investors are keen to use the opportunities offered by UBS SRI ETFs”. Recently, a study conducted by UBS to SRI investing has shown that there is no negative effect on yield and risk compared portfolios that were not screened for sustainability criteria.

UBS Asset Management has over 15 years of experience, specifically in the field of ETFs and more than 35 years experience in index investing. A large number of UBS ETFs are traded on Euronext Amsterdam since the beginning of this year. These ETFs cover, next to topics as sustainable and factor investing, also several regional building blocks. In addition, the ETF offer includes a wide range of currency hedged share classes. All ETFs listed in Amsterdam follow their respective benchmark by physical replication.

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15/09/2016 King's Commissioner in the Province of Zeeland Han Polman opens trading for Zeeland 'Prinsjesfestiva Amsterdam expand

The King's Commissioner in the province of Zeeland Han Polman opens the trading day by sounding the traditional gong. He does so in the presence of Zeeland entrepreneurs and former Prime Minister Prof. Dr. J.P. Balkenende.

The gong ceremony also marks the start of the Zeeland 'Prinsjesfestival' that starts the same day in The Hague. The Province of Zeeland is strategic partner in the Prinsjesfestival from Thursday September 15th until Prince's Day Tuesday September 20th. Zeeland organizes many (lobby) activities in the Zeeland Embassy in Nieuwspoort The Hague.

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14/09/2016 9th Fondsevent Amsterdam expand

Gong ceremony marks ninth edition of Fondsevent

The traditional sounding of the gong announces the ninth edition of Fondsevent, to be held on 26 September in ‘t Spant in Bussum.

Fondsevent is the largest knowledge- and networking event in the Netherlands for investment advisers, private bankers and asset managers. This year, the Fondsevent will focus on the theme ‘the fourth Industrial Revolution’. 

Fondsevent is organized by Fondsnieuws – part of the FD Mediagroep – and CONSPIRACYSINC in collaboration with 9 reputable funding organizations:  Robeco , NN Investment Partners, UBS Asset Management Allianz Global Investors, BNP Paribas Investment Partners, Delta Lloyd Asset Management, Fidelity International, Henderson Global Investors and Kempen Capital Management.

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13/09/2016 60th listing anniversary Batenburg Techniek Amsterdam expand

Batenburg Techniek celebrates 60-years listed

Batenburg Techniek (ticker symbol: BATEN) celebrates its sixtieth year of trading on the Amsterdam exchange. This milestones for the more than a century-old company is marked by sounding the opening gong at the exchange by CEO Ralph van den Broek.

After a successful IPO in 1956, trading in the Batenburg Techniek share started on the market of the now-called Euronext exchange in Amsterdam. The listing had formed the basis for the expansion that the company went through in the 60s and 70s and has since developed into a high-quality technical service provider.

Batenburg Techniek is as a technical service provider in the heart of the smart industry and is active in the industry and infrastructure. With over 800 specialists, Batenburg focuses on smarter, safer and more sustainable production, cultivation and exploitation of real estate clients in industry and infrastructure. From three divisions – Trade and Assembly, Industrial Automation and Building-related installations – smart components are supplied and installed, quality software are designed to control processes.

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12/09/2016 30-years Quote Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for 30-years Quote

Quote celebrates thirty years of business, money, career and lifestyle in The Netherlands. Their prestigious rich list, Quote 500, is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year. Editor in Chief of Quote, Mirjam van den Broeke, sounds the gong.

Quote calls itself the only real business magazine in the Netherlands, however, nowadays Quote isn’t only just a magazine anymore. The slogan "Think big, read Quote” covers Quote anno 2016: a multimedia brand that embraces entrepreneurship lavishly in an appealing mix of economic journalism and lifestyle, for readers who have more money than time.

In the extra thick anniversary issue, which will be in stores on 15 September, highlights from their photo archive will be featured and Quote looks ahead to the next thirty years of entrepreneurship and money.

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09/09/2016 Olympic rowing medalists Amsterdam expand

Olympic rowing medalists and Aegon sound the gong

The Dutch rowing team took home a gold medal in the women’s double scull, silver in the women’s quadruple scull, and a bronze medal in the men’s eight at the Olympic Games in Rio. Olivier Siegelaar, member of the men’s eight and former employee on the trading floor of the Amsterdam exchange, and Marco Keim, CEO of Aegon Netherlands, open trading together with the other medalists.

Over the last few weeks we have seen rowing of the very highest level, both at the Olympic games and during the World Championships”, said Marco Keim. ”I really admire everyone involved – from the medalists and those who may not have won but competed just as hard, to their parents, friends and everyone from the rowing association. I am proud that through its sponsorship, Aegon has been able to play a small part in contributing to this success.

Three gold and three bronze medals for the Dutch team at the 2016 World Junior Championships and the World Rowing under 23 Championships, held in Rotterdam in August, brought an end to an amazing month of rowing for the Dutch team. This month the Netherlands will also be represented by two teams at the Paralympics in Rio, from September 7 to 18.

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08/09/2016 Navitas Capital Amsterdam expand

Navitas Capital sounds gong at Beursplein 5

Navitas Capital was founded ten years ago and because of this anniversary the team of Navitas visits Beursplein 5 to open trading. Director Rense Jonk sounds the gong on this occasion at the Amsterdam exchange.

In a short time Navitas Capital has been developed to a mature Dutch investment company because of it’s authentic approach of creating long term value. Navitas Capital is a privately owned investment company focused on investing in strong, medium-sized companies with growth prospects. The approach can be described as proactive and entrepreneurial, with an emphasis on creating long-term value. Navitas Capital has long term participating interests in Dutch listed and private companies with clear growth potential. 

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07/09/2016 Amsterdam City Swim Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong announces Amsterdam City Swim

The sounding of the gong announces the fifth edition of the Amsterdam City Swim.  Olympic gold winner at the open water 10k and ambassador of Amsterdam City Swim, Ferry Weertman, sounds the gong.

By annually organizing a unique, impactful and social swimming event in the Amsterdam canals, the Foundation Amsterdam City Swim strives to raise as many funds for research into underexposed diseases. As long as there is no cure for ALS, the Amsterdam City Swim aims to raise money for the ALS Foundation in the Netherlands and draw attention to the disease ALS. The Amsterdam City Swim takes place on Sunday 11 September, with over 2500 adults and 300 kids participating.

Unilever (ticker symbol: UNIA) is the main sponsor of the Amsterdam City Swim since 2015, channeling the sponsorship with their brand Dove Men+Care. Unilever has chosen to support the Amsterdam City Swim with Dove Men+Care because Unilever and Dove are both brands with a social mission.

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06/09/2016 PostNL receives BREEAM-NL In-Use sustainability label Amsterdam expand

PostNL first to receive sustainability label for existing logistics buildings

PostNL (ticker symbol: PNL) is the Netherlands’ first logistics company to successfully have the sustainable achievements of two of its buildings certified with the BREEAM-NL In-Use sustainability label. On this occasion they visit the Amsterdam exchange and open trading by sounding the gong.

The BREEAM-NL In-Use sustainability label has been used for existing office buildings for some time. The label considers sustainability in a broad sense, such as energy and water consumption, but also at building maintenance and how sustainably the employees make use of the building. Existing logistics buildings were not yet eligible to be evaluated by BREEAM-NL In-Use. The label had to be made suitable for these types of buildings. Dutch Green Building Council (DGBC), the administrator and developer of the label, had PostNL go through a pilot, together with a few other logistics organizations. Annemarie van Doorn, DGBC Director: ‘The fact that the label for these types of buildings is being made available is partly due to PostNL’s request.’

PostNL was looking for an independent party to measure the level of sustainability of its logistics buildings. Albert Rodenboog, Production Director and in charge of sustainability at PostNL: “These buildings are an important part of our company. We want them to meet strict sustainability requirements in use and maintenance. The DGBC label now shows us how sustainable they are as well as the best ways for us to improve in that area. I’m proud of our contribution to the development of the label.” To make its buildings even more sustainable, PostNL is installing solar panels on the roofs of its parcels sorting centres and is opting for the most sustainable alternatives when replacing installations.

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05/09/2016 Wereldhave 70th listing anniversary Amsterdam expand

Wereldhave visits Euronext to celebrate 70 years listing

Dirk Anbeek, CEO of Wereldhave (ticker symbol: WHA), sounds the opening gong at Euronext Amsterdam to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Wereldhave’s stock market listing.

Wereldhave is a Dutch real estate investment company, founded in 1930. Wereldhave invests in convenience shopping centres that are dominant in their micro environment in larger provincial cities in northwest continental Europe, with a catchment area of at least 100,000 inhabitants within 10 minutes travel time. Convenient shopping is key in Wereldhave’s shopping centres, with easy accessibility, a broad offer of shops, excellent amenities, an atttractive food & beverage offer and a mix of successful (inter-)national and local retail formulas and local heroes that cover 90% or more of the daily shopping needs.

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02/09/2016 Nyenrode 70th anniversary Amsterdam expand

Nyenrode celebrates its 70th anniversary by sounding the gong

Students of Nyenrode Business University sound the gong to ring in the 70th year of the University. They are accompanied by Remmelt Vetkamp, financial director and member of the university board.

The students include members of the Nijenrode Trade Association De Zilveren Rijder. This association manages one of the biggest portfolios of student investment clubs in the Netherlands. The board of the Association of Accountancy Students, which celebrates its 45th anniversary this year, is also present.

Nyenrode has been offering talented, entrepreneurial and ambitious people courses which focus both on the result and on the world, hence the theme of the 70th anniversary: ‘Shaping leaders since 1946’. Nyenrode Business Universiteit, the only private university in the Netherlands, was founded by and for the business community. Nyenrode prepares their students for a career in a management, entrepreneurial or accountancy position within an international environment and attaches great value to social awareness and sustainable leadership with as motto: Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Stewardship.

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01/09/2016 Global Exchange Trading Services Amsterdam expand

GETS celebrates five year residence at Beursplein 5 by sounding gong

Global Exchange Trading Services B.V. (GETS) was founded in 2009 and is a 100% subsidiary of Nyenburgh Holding B.V. This year they have been located at Beursplein 5 for five years and on this occasion they open trading by sounding the gong.

Through a partnership, GETS offers professional traders the opportunity to rent a trading desk on the floor of Euronext and provides market access to several exchanges in Europe and abroad to trade cash equities as well as derivatives using a reliable and stable trading system (GenXs). GETS has grown rapidly in recent years, partly because of its competitive trading costs, service and transparency. GETS is located on the former trading floor at Beursplein 5 and therefore it has acquired an unique position within the professional trading community in the Netherlands

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