October 2016

Date Location
31/10/2016 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Amsterdam expand

Winner Deloitte Technology Fast 50 opens trading

Catawiki, an online auction house for buying and selling special objects, recently won the Deloitte Technology Fast50. They visit the Amsterdam exchange and open trading by sounding the gong.

Catawiki has won the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 for the second year in a row. The company, based in Assen, takes first place in the ranking of the 50 fastest growing tech companies of the Netherlands. The company has shown a growth percentage of 3676% over the last 4 years.

Deloitte organizes the Technology Fast 50 competition in collaboration with partners ABN AMRO, Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland, Euronext, Kennedy Van der Laan, KPN and Vitruvian. The competition was initiated to recognize the exceptional performance of these companies. The Fast 50 companies have the best entrepreneurs of the future, who think fast and play a leading role in their field. The Rising Star is a special price that is presented to emerging innovative companies that are less than five years old. This year, it was awarded to Helloprint.

For more information: www.fast50.nl

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28/10/2016 165 years BK Cookware Amsterdam expand

BK Cookware celebrates 165 years by sounding gong

BK, part of the Euronext Amsterdam listed Royal Delft (ticker symbol: PORF), celebrates its 165th anniversary. In an internationally very competitive market the company has managed to set the trends regarding cooking and dining for more than a century and a half.

According to the government, innovation is the engine of the competitiveness of the Dutch economy. The future of Dutch enterprises is mainly seen in the design and development of new products. These are exactly the elements of the manufacturing process on which BK has been focused since its establishment in 1851. BK develops and designs pans, kitchenware and cutlery which fit in with the trends in society.

BK's strong position in the highly competitive market for cooking and dining is also the result of its concentration on the demands of individual consumers. The company develops applications which fit in with the cooking style of people as well as their lifestyle. For this BK carries out intensive research into the wishes of consumers and in trends. BK is celebrating its jubilee with a substantial television advertising campaign, supported by bus stop advertising, advertising via the website and via social media. Furthermore, consumers receive a dinner discount card, when buying a BK product.

For more information: www.bk.nl

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27/10/2016 King’s Commissioner of Gelderland Amsterdam expand

The King’s Commissioner of the Province of Gelderland sounds gong

Clemens Cornielje, the King’s Commissioner of the Province of Gelderland, marks the start of the fourth industrial revolution by sounding the gong at Euronext Amsterdam. He is accompanied by top players of the Gelderland industry, including Euronext listed Nedap, NXP and Remeha.

Clemens Cornielje: “We are on the eve of an industrial renaissance. After the steam engine, the computer and the internet, the digitization is now driving a new industrial revolution. Increasing numbers of businesses are moving their production back from Asia. This creates opportunities for our (manufacturing) industry but we will have to upgrade our production processes to make them smarter and cleaner.”

Gelderland is the fourth industrial region of the Netherlands. More than 200,000 people are employed in the region’s industry and related sectors. The 7,500 industrial businesses generate 15% of the regional income and 10% of employment. By investing in sustainable innovation, entrepreneurs, education institutes and the authorities jointly focus on achieving the third position for the Gelderland industry.

For more information: www.gelderland.nl

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26/10/2016 AtomX Amsterdam expand

Euronext sounds gong for AtomX initiative

Euronext sounds the gong for their AtomX initiative. AtomX is a service that combines the flexibility of over-the counter trade (OTC) together with the efficiency and safety of the regulated markets and central clearing.

By enriching services for off-orderbook, on-exchange trading, Euronext can meet demand from clients currently trading OTC to clear centrally, while maintaining the bespoke contract features that allow them to meet their trading objectives more accurately than standard orderbook trading. 

Trades reported via AtomX are cleared by LCH alongside other Euronext derivatives business, providing efficiency for market participants who trade a mix of bespoke and standard contracts. 

For more information: www.euronext.com

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25/10/2016 TechShare Brussels expand

TechShare comes back for its second edition!

Yesterday, we had the pleasure to welcome a group of ambitious and fast-growing Belgian companies for the first evening session of TechShare, Euronext’s pan-European programme for promising and unlisted tech companies. By launching this programme one year ago, we had one goal in mind : give business leaders in the tech community a better understanding of what financial markets do and how they work. With this knowledge, entrepreneurs can consider their growth strategies, decide whether the time is right to list, and prepare in good time.

For this new edition, we are very proud to have 10 successful candidates on board, namely Awingu, iTeos, Ometa, Opinum, Ovizio, Sentiance, Synergia Medical, Unified Post and two companies that preferred not to disclose their participation. We are also very lucky to benefit from the support and knowledge of a group of well-known partners, all selected for their sector-specific expertise.

To kick off this first evening session, we invited participants and partners for a closing bell ceremony at Euronext, which was the perfect opportunity to allow entrepreneurs and market professionals to learn to know each other. After the bell, we went to the BNP Paribas Fortis Chancellery for the first coaching session organised by Baker & McKenzie and BNP Paribas Fortis. Topic of the evening: Understand the interest of financial markets, the different types of tools offered and the companies for which it is suitable.

It was a fruitful and interactive session and we are definitely looking forward to the next ones.

25/10/2016 Dutch Payment & Exchange Company Amsterdam expand

Dutch Payment & Exchange Company opens trading

The Dutch Payment & Exchange Company opens the trading day at the Amsterdam exchange. Rolf van Woerkom, Head of Marketing & Sales, sounds the gong accompanied by his colleagues. 

Thousands of transactions in foreign currencies are being executed by Dutch entrepreneurs on a daily basis. Banks charge high fees in order to process these transactions, which could accumulate into high costs. The Dutch Payment & Exchange Company (NBWM) is a newcomer to this industry. They charge 5 EUR for international payments in foreign currencies, which makes them approximately 90 percent cheaper than some of their peers.

“The high level of digitalization into this current world also translates into a connection between all national payment systems”, says Pieter-Jan Datema, CEO and founder of NBWM. “A client can add all the data himself in order to execute a payment, without interference of a bank.”

For more information: www.nbwm.nl

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24/10/2016 ABN AMRO redesigned investing website Amsterdam expand

ABN AMRO sounds gong for redesigned investing website

By sounding the gong Job Mantz, Senior Digital Product Manager ABN AMRO, opens trading day at the Amsterdam exchange. With the opening he and his colleagues celebrate the improved opportunities for investing via the ABN AMRO website.  

For the last six months, a team consisting of online marketeers, copywriters and product managers worked hard on these improvements as they mainly focused on the user experience of customers. The overall customer journey was tested and reviewed extensively in customer panels. This modern way of involving customers in the development of new possibilities and working with multi-disciplinary teams enabled them to quickly improve on the feedback of customers.

ABN AMRO (ticker symbol: ABN) serves retail, private and corporate banking clients with a primary focus on the Netherlands and with selective operations internationally. In the Netherlands, clients are offered a comprehensive and full range of products and services through omni-channel distribution including advanced mobile application and internet banking.

For more information: www.abnamro.nl/beleggen

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21/10/2016 DAM Award 2016 Amsterdam expand

Finalists DAM Award 2016 visit Amsterdam exchange

The finalists of the DAM Award 2016 sound the gong and visit the Amsterdam exchange. The DAM Award is a business award that helps make sustainable entrepreneurs visible in Amsterdam.

By organizing the DAM Award, Amsterdam wants to make sustainability visible and reward it. They are an example to the city and show you how to work with each other to include renewable energy, clean air and a circular economy.

In each district one entrepreneur is nominated: Cartridge Depot (North), Intersafe (West), Moyee Coffee (New West), New Electric (East), Paul de Ruiter Architects (South) and Yoni (Centre). The audiences’ votes count for 40 percent. Inhabitants of Amsterdam have until 30 October to vote for one of the six finalists.

For more information: www.amsterdam.nl/damprijs

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20/10/2016 Rabo Museumkidsweek Amsterdam expand

Rabobank sounds gong for Rabo Museumkidsweek

During the autumn holidays the Rabo Museumkidsweek takes place. Rabo Museumkidsweek is a joint initiative of the Museum Association and Rabobank to create nationwide public attention. Together they visit the Amsterdam exchange and open trading by sounding the gong.

Across the Netherlands, over 200 museums organise fun, educational and exciting activities for children up to 12 years. Main goal is to connect children with their cultural heritage and lower the threshold to museums. Children are the museum visitors of tomorrow. Higher valuation for museums and its collection starts at childhood. Therefore Rabo Museumkidsweek is an important tool for museums to connect with new visitors.

For more information: www.museumkidsweek.nl

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19/10/2016 FMO visits Beursplein 5 Amsterdam expand

FMO visits Beursplein 5

Jurgen Rigterink sounds the gong to celebrate his appointment as new Chief Executive Officer of the Dutch development bank FMO as of 1 October.

He has served there since 2008 as a member of the Management Board, first as Chief Investment Officer, and as of 2014 as Chief Risk & Finance Officer. Rigterink started his career with Bank Brussels Lambert, in Brussels, Chicago and New York, before he joined ABN Amro in 1997. Before his start at FMO he was Chairman of the Board and Country Executive at ABN Amro Bank Kazachstan.

FMO is the Dutch development bank. FMO has invested in the private sector in developing countries and emerging markets for more than 46 years. Their mission is to empower entrepreneurs to build a better world. They invest in sectors where they believe their contribution can have the highest long-term impact: financial institutions, energy and agribusiness. Alongside partners, they invest in the infrastructure, manufacturing and services sectors. With an investment portfolio of EUR 8.9 billion spanning over 85 countries, FMO is one of the larger bilateral private sector development banks globally. 

For more information: www.fmo.nl

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18/10/2016 BFM business Paris expand

Paris Stock Exchange is back on TV

BFM goes live from Euronext Paris from the 18th October.

From the 18th of October the Paris stock-exchange will officially return to the screen, courtesy of Euronext’s partnership with BFM business. BFM will have a Euronext correspondent, Antoine Larigaudrie, who will go live from the Market Surveillance Room six times a day to report and comment on the Markets from the very heart of the Euronext Paris.

18/10/2016 ING Starter of the Month Amsterdam expand

ING Starter of the Month October Bellamy Gallery sounds gong

Mireille van der Sprong and Imke Bens are named ING Starter of October with their company Bellamy Gallery. To celebrate this, they open trading on the Amsterdam exchange.

Bellamy Gallery, a striking fashion concept, is an online shop with eye-catching shops in Haarlem, Den Bosch, Maastricht, Rotterdam and Laren. The two businesswomen left the beaten path of the retail landscape.

Mireille and Imke have made their mark in the fashion industry. They noticed that retail didn’t suit the needs of the customer anymore. "No transparency on price and origin of clothing but more and more emphasis on clothing on sale and low-quality", says Mireille. "We think we can make a change by adapting more to the needs of the customer."

ING Netherlands (ticker sybol: INGA) organizes the ING Starter of the Month contest every month. Previous winners this year are Velodrôme Wielersport en Whydonate.

For more information: www.ing.nl

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17/10/2016 1st listing anniversary Intertrust Amsterdam expand

Intertrust celebrates one year listed anniversary

Intertrust NV (ticker symbol: INTER) is celebrating its one year anniversary of the listing on Euronext Amsterdam by opening the markets. CFO Ernesto Traulsen sounds the gong to mark the occasion.  

Intertrust is the leading global provider of high-value trust and corporate services, with approximately 2,400 employees located throughout a network of 42 offices in 31 jurisdictions across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle-East. The company focuses on delivering high-quality, tailored services to its clients with a view to building long-term relationships. Intertrusts business services offering is comprised of corporate services, fund services, capital market services, and private wealth services.

Intertrust has leading market positions in selected key geographic markets of its industry, including the Netherlands, Luxembourg, the Cayman Islands and Jersey. Intertrust works with global law firms and accountancy firms, multi-national corporations, financial institutions, fund managers, high net worth individuals and family offices.

For more information: www.intertrustgroup.com

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17/10/2016 Montea Brussels expand

10th listing anniversary Montea

Today we were pleased to welcome Montea at Euronext Brussels to celebrate their 10th listing anniversary. Jo De Wolf, CEO of Montea, highlighted the tremendous performance of the company over the last 10 years and congratulated Montea’s teams and partners. The logistics real-estate specialist will remain dedicated to create “space for growth” for customers, investors and employees. All are looking forward to the next ten years!

14/10/2016 RTL Z Beursspel Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for RTL Z Beursspel

RTL Z presenter Elianne Kuepers sounds the gong ahead of a new round of RTL Z Beursspel (Exchange Game).

A new round of the RTL Z Beursspel starts on Monday 17 October. Beursspel offers people the opportunity, without risk, to invest in stocks, options, ETFs, funds and sprinters with a virtual starting capital of €100,000. The platform approximates reality, so that participants can safely become more familiar with the dynamics of financial markets. RTL Z also broadcasts a weekly TV program on developments in the Beursspel, starting 24 October. The sounding of the gong is done in the presence of ING Sprinters, one of the partners of the Beursspel.

For more information: www.rtlzbeursspel.nl

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13/10/2016 Fonds Gehandicaptensport Amsterdam expand

Fonds Gehandicaptensport and Paralympics participants open trading

Nike Boor, CEO of Fonds Gehandicaptensport (Disability Sport Foundation), opens trading in the company of several participants in the 2016 Rio Paralympics. Fonds Gehandicaptensport is set out to enable everyone to exercise, no matter the circumstances. It is specifically their mission to help all 1.7 million Dutch people with disabilities to participate in sports.

By creating a suitable infrastructure and through extensive coaching and training, Fonds Gehandicaptensport supports the Dutch disabled athletes and improves the quality and quantity that sports offers them. Amongst others, Fonds Gehandicaptensport finances sport events, grants subsidies to non-profit sport organisations, helps to raise money and means for sports organisations and gives lectures to educate both athletes with disabilities as well as sports organisations.

For more information: www.fondsgehandicaptensport.nl

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12/10/2016 Qatar Stock Exchange Paris expand

Euronext celebrates its strategic relationship with Qatar Stock Exchange

Mr Rashid Al Mansoori, CEO of Qatar Stock Exchange rang the closing bell for the Euronext Paris markets, alongside Stéphane Boujnah, CEO of Euronext.

Today Euronext welcomed a senior delegation from the Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) led by the CEO Mr Rashid Al Mansoori. To celebrate the occasion, Mr Al Mansoori rang the closing bell for the Euronext Paris Markets, alongside Stéphane Boujnah, CEO of Euronext.

QSE is the principal stock market of Qatar and its primary aim is to support Qatar's economy by providing a venue for capital raising for Qatari companies. Like Euronext, QSE provides investors a platform through which they can trade a variety of products in a transparent and efficient manner.

QSE has operated a customized version of the Universal Trading Platform since 5 September 2010. Technology is a critical factor in Qatar’s journey towards recognition as a world-class financial centre and this is one of the reasons that they use the same industry-leading technology as Euronext.

Qatar is a major investor in France and other European countries and QSE is a strategic client for Euronext. The relationship between the two Exchanges dates from 2009 and encompasses both technology and business opportunities. Furthermore, the importance of Qatar in Middle Eastern and, increasingly, in global financial markets means that this is a relationship with significant potential for future European issuers and investors.

12/10/2016 ForFarmers completes takeover Vleuten-Steijn Amsterdam expand

ForFarmers sounds gong for completion of takeover

Jan Potijk, managing director at ForFarmers Netherlands (ticker symbol: FFARM) , sounds the gong for the recently completed takeover of Vleuten-Steijn. Vleuten-Steijn is a fodder company focused on the pig sector, mainly in the southeast of Netherlands. ForFarmers, market leader in the animal feed sector, is committed to "For the Future of Farming". By working closely with customers, ForFarmers offers them a better return, healthier livestock and increased efficiency.

ForFarmers believes in a profitable pig sector for the long term. The specific knowledge and experience of the employees of Vleuten-Steijn contributes to a further strengthening of the Total Feed approach offered to pig farmers.

For more information: www.forfarmers.nl

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11/10/2016 ABEO lists on Euronext Paris expand

Listing of ABEO on Euronext

Olivier Estèves, CEO of ABEO, opens the trading day in Paris.

ABEO is a major player in the sports and entertainment (“sportainment”) market. The Group posted revenue of €148 million for the year ended 31 March 2016, 66% of which was generated outside France, and has around 1,000 employees.
ABEO is a designer, manufacturer and distributor of sports and leisure equipment. It also provides assistance in implementing projects to professional customers in the following sectors: specialised sports halls and clubs, leisure centres, education, local authorities, construction professionals, etc.
ABEO has a unique global offering, and operates in a wide variety of market segments, including gymnastics apparatus and landing mats, team sports equipment, physical education, climbing walls, leisure equipment and locker room fittings. The Group has a portfolio of strong brands which partner sports federations and are featured at major sporting events, including the Olympic Games.

11/10/2016 Ordina Open Innovation Days Amsterdam expand

Ordina kicks off Open Innovation Days by sounding the gong

With a loud sounding of the gong, the brand new CFO of Ordina (ticker symbol: ORDI) , Annemieke den Otter, opens the Amsterdam exchange. The gong signals the opening of the annual Ordina Open Innovation Days, which this year are being held on 11 and 12 October at Ordina’s head office in Nieuwegein.

In addition to the speakers who tackle the subject of ‘why change is so difficult for so many people’, three environments have been constructed. Ordina presents inspiring business models that it has implemented for its clients. Together with the most recent winners of the Innovation Challenge, they look back at the process from being a start-up to a scale-up. More than 500 clients and contacts are expected to attend the Innovation Days.

For more information: www.ordina.nl

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10/10/2016 SnowWorld opens 300 meter track Amsterdam expand

SnowWorld celebrates opening new 300 meter track

The ski season is opened at SnowWorld (ticker symbol: SNOW). Koos Hendriks, CEO of SnowWorld, sounds the gong to celebrate the occasion.

This week, after a long preparation period, the new 300 meter track will be taken into use. The first slopes at SnowWorld Zoetermeer opened in 1996. In 2001, a third track was inaugurated. This run has been extended over the past six months as far as 300 meters. It has become the steepest indoor ski slope in Europe. This red run is therefore only suitable for advanced skiers. A viewing platform at the top of the slope offers the opportunity to enjoy the widest view over the surroundings.

SnowWorld has experienced rapid growth since its inception in 1996 and is, with its two indoor ski facilities in the Netherlands, one of the leading companies in this industry in the world. In line with the strategy of SnowWorld ,to further roll out the proven successful concept, SnowWorld has made the step to list on Euronext Amsterdam in 2013.

For more information: www.snowworld.com

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07/10/2016 10th anniversary online broker LYNX Amsterdam expand

Online broker LYNX celebrates 10th anniversary

From the beginning on, online broker LYNX has facilitated her online trading platform to many active investors. This year, LYNX is celebrating her 10th anniversary. To seal this milestone, the company is opening the Amsterdam exchange by sounding the gong. In 2006, LYNX was established specifically to provide active investors the  trading possibilities on stocks all around the world.

Sander Schwanen, branch manager of LYNX Netherlands, is proud of this achievement: “10 years is a real milestone. But that’s not all; we’re still growing in all seven countries in which we operate. Recently we opened an office in Slovakia and the plans to expand to other countries within Europa are in an advanced stage.”

To celebrate her 10 years anniversary, LYNX gives away $250 transaction credits to new customers. Also, the fares of the American products are lowered for all clients and there are great prizes to be won.

For more information: www.lynx.nl

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06/10/2016 SmartFunding Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for SmartFunding at Beursplein 5

Fred van der Stappen, founder SmartFunding, opens the trading day by sounding the gong at the Amsterdam exchange of Euronext. In doing so, he launches a new initiative that supports small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in their access to finance. SmartFunding will support SMEs with their business case, financial projections and loan application between €250.000 and 5 million euros.

On the basis of independent advice, local insights and personal guidance, supported with an independent balance rating, SmartFunding leads each entrepreneur towards the best fitting financial solution. SmartFunding sets the new standard for SME’s finance in supporting SME’s in their growth plans. SmartFunding opens their first office in Utrecht. This year they will expand with four more offices.

For more information: www.smartfunding.nl

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05/10/2016 Orchestra-Prémaman Paris expand

Public offering of Orchestra-Premaman on Euronext

Pierre Mestre, Chairman and Co-founder of Orchestra-Prémaman, opens the trading day in Paris.

Founded in 1995, Orchestra-Prémaman specializes in the creation, manufacture, purchase and sale of all products related to children's clothing, maternity fashion and childcare products. Major european player in this market, this family-owned SME delivers its strategy of development and plans to accelerate its organic growth in France and abroad. The success of this transaction with the significant increase of free-float is the starting point for a new equity market story to  build a global leader in childcare product. 

05/10/2016 Top Woman of the Year Amsterdam expand

Top Woman of the Year sounds gong to celebrate election

Ingrid Thijssen, Board Member of Alliander and COO, has been named Top Woman of the Year 2016 and celebrates the title by sounding the gong.

With the election, The Top Woman of the Year Foundation wants to give female talent the attention they deserve. It offers successful women a platform to be visible and to be able to act as role models for other women.

Ingrid Thijssen is praised by the jury because of her choice for challenges, her courage and connective leadership style steered her organization through difficult years. The jury is convinced that she is a role model and inspiring example to young women – and men – and not just within her own organization, says Pamela Boumeester, jury president.

For more information: www.topvrouwvanhetjaar.nl

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