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26/03/2019 Launch of the European Money Week Brussels 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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26/03/2019 Mandeville Academy Amsterdam expand

George Jeandarme and Luke de Boeverre, students of Mandeville academy and Club Cent Cinquate Plus, sound the gong.

Mandeville Academy

Mandeville Academy Gouda started in 2018 as a school for gifted young people, aged between 16 and 25. Mandeville Academy offers a group of ambitious gifted young adults the opportunity to get acquainted with a wide spectrum of scientific disciplines and social issues at the highest level.

Club Cent Cinquante Plus

CCCP is Mandeville's initiative for the youngest, most brilliant children in the Netherlands. This group of children is so smart that at the age of 8-11 they have completed their high school education. They are now too young for the university and even a university-education does not always fit.

For this group it is important that they function "normally" as long as possible. A necessary requirement is that they are challenged enough, intellectually.

For this group of children, Mandeville organizes monthly excursions with lectures, to interesting places in society and business.

For more information: mandevilleacademy.nl

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25/03/2019 Global Money Week Amsterdam expand

Global Money Week & International Aflatoun Day 2019

The 8th edition of Global Money Week (GMW) and the 9th edition of International Aflatoun Day was kick-started at the Euronext Amsterdam by Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI), Aflatoun International, and students.

Aflatoun Day
Aflatoun Day, initiated by Aflatoun International, is a wonderful occasion to engage children, youth and teachers on social and financial education programs. First launched in 2011, yearly celebrated on 17 March, it became the inspiration for an idea of GMW. 

Global Money Week
Global Money Week, a CYFI initiative, is an annual financial awareness campaign built to inspire children and young people to learn about money matters, livelihoods and entrepreneurship. GMW is held in partnership with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the African Union Commission. Since 2012, the Campaign has reached over 32 million children and young people in over 165 countries worldwide. 

For more information: globalmoneyweek.org  |   childfinanceinternational.org  |   aflatoun.org

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22/03/2019 Alfen one year listed Amsterdam expand

On the occasion of being listed for one year at Euronext Amsterdam (Ticker; ALFEN), Jeroen van Rossen, Financial Director, sounds the gong.

Alfen

Dutch-based Alfen is operating internationally in the heart of the energy transition, as a specialist in energy solutions for the future. With its 80-years’ history, Alfen has a unique combination of activities. Alfen designs develops and produces smart grids, energy storage systems, and electric vehicle charging equipment and combines these in integrated solutions to address the electricity challenges of its clients.

Alfen has demonstrated significant profitable growth over the past few years. Alfen has market-leading positions in the Netherlands and experiences fast international growth benefiting from its first mover advantage. Alfen has proven concepts and mature products in each of its business lines and is well positioned to participate in the expected high market growth. Alfen expects that the energy transition will accelerate, while the company is pursuing an internationalization strategy and is benefiting from cross-selling opportunities between its three business lines.

For more information: alfen.com

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21/03/2019 Winner MKB Export Award Amsterdam expand

Leentjes Poeder Pret is the winner of the MKB Export Award 2018. To celebrate this Marleen de Haan, Director, opens the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

MKB Export Award

MKB Export Award is an initiative of MKB-Netherlands and various partners. The aim of the award is to stimulate entrepreneurs to operate internationally or to expand existing international activities.

For more information: mkbexportaward.nl poederpret.nl

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20/03/2019 Barco & WDP join the Bel 20 index Brussels 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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20/03/2019 417th Anniversary of the Amsterdam Exchange Amsterdam expand

This year, the Amsterdam exchange, the oldest stock exchange in the world, celebrates its 417th  anniversary. Euronext celebrates this special occasion together with Stichting Capital Amsterdam, the Netherlands Economic Historic  Archive (NEHA), and the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (KNAW). To celebrate this Jessica Dijkman, secretary of NEHA sounds the gong.

In Dutch exchange history, the Dutch East India Company (VOC) plays a key role. In 1602, it was the first company to go to the exchange, which makes it the founder of the first stock exchange: the Amsterdam exchange. The first initial public offering was no standalone event. Another important innovation preceded it: the invention of the modern company - the limited liability company - by this very VOC.

For more information: aex.nl neha.com capitalamsterdam.com

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18/03/2019 Faber Halbertsma Group Amsterdam expand

Pooling Partners becomes Faber Halbertsma Group

With a team of colleagues, Stan Peeters ,CFO of Faber Halbertsma Group, sounds the gong to underline the name change of the Dutch family business, operating throughout Europe.

Faber Halbertsma Group
A family owned company with a history dating back to 1891, Faber Halbertsma Group is one of Europe’s leading poolers and is a producer of sustainable wooden products. Faber Halbertsma Group is an exponent of the circular economy.

All companies belonging to the Faber Halbertsma Group will from now on use the new company names: IPP, PAKi, PRS, vPOOL and all individual production companies.

For more information: faberhalbertsmagroup.com

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15/03/2019 World Sleep Day Amsterdam expand

Ronald Voogt, Managing Director of Beter Bed, sounds the gong on the occasion of today's’ World Sleep Day.

Beter Bed Holding

Beter Bed, a retail brand of Beter Bed Holding, has been an established name in the field of bedroom furnishings for more than 35 years and is the market leader in the Netherlands.

Beter Bed Holding specializes in the distribution of bedroom products and equipment. The company does this through its international retail brands Beter Bed (Netherlands and Belgium), Beddenreus (Netherlands), Matratzen Concord (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) and Sängjätten (Sweden).

Beter Bed Holding is listed at Euronext Amsterdam (Ticker: BBED).

For more information: beterbedholding.com

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14/03/2019 ICT Group NV Amsterdam expand

ICT Group NV expands internationally

On the occasion of becoming part of the ICT Group sounds Sam Aston, CEO Additude AB in Sweden, the gong. ICT Group is listed at the Amsterdam Stock Exchange (Ticker: ICT).

Additude

Additude, which is located in Malmö, Sweden,  is one of southern Sweden’s leading IT consulting firms. The company offers market-leading services within industrial innovation processes, project engagements and consultancy. This acquisition perfectly fits ICT Group’s international expansion strategy, in which the Northern European countries are defined as important spearhead.

The acquisition opens up the opportunity to offer ICT’s proprietary OrangeNXT proposition to Additude’s existing and new clients in Sweden.

For more information: ict.eu  |  additude.com

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13/03/2019 Arcadis launches innovation hub in Amsterdam Amsterdam expand

Arcadis’ Global Director of Digital Innovation, Patrick van Hoof, sounds the gong at the Euronext Amsterdam to celebrate the launch of the Arcadis’ innovation hub. Arcadis is listed at Euronext Amsterdam (Ticker: ARCAD).

Innovation hub

The innovation hub aims at incubating and exploring existing and pioneering technologies to create new businesses and digital revenue streams for Arcadis. Two main programs shape the hub; the Arcadis Digital Studio Incubator and the Arcadis City of 2030 Accelerator, powered by Techstars.

Arcadis

Arcadis, the leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets, has been improving quality of life for over 130 years. The focus areas of our work include infrastructure, water, buildings, and environmental solutions, and we have strong relationships with key decision makers at our clients worldwide.

Techstars

Techstars is the worldwide network that connects entrepreneurs, experts, mentors, alumni, investors, community leaders, and corporations to grow their companies. Techstars operates four divisions: Techstars Startup Programs, Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Programs, Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships, and the Techstars Venture Capital Fund.

For more information: techstars.com arcadis.com

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12/03/2019 60th listing anniversary Royal BAM Group nv Amsterdam expand

Royal BAM Group NV celebrates its 150th anniversary this year and has been listed at Euronext Amsterdam for 60 years (Ticker BAMNB).  To celebrate this Frans den Houter, CFO, sounds the gong.

BAM Group NV

Royal BAM Group NV is a construction group active in Construction and Property, Civil engineering and Public-Private Partnerships. BAM occupies a leading position in five European home markets: the Netherlands, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Germany. In addition, the Group delivers projects in Denmark, Luxembourg, and Switzerland. BAM International operates in various niche markets worldwide. “Building the present, creating the future.”

According to Frans den Houter: 'The construction industry is one of the most relevant economic factors. As one of the major players in the European construction sector, BAM aims to create maximum value for shareholders. Next to this BAM attaches great importance to safety, sustainability, and digitalization. Our listing on Euronext Amsterdam contributes to the recognition of our significance to society. It is, therefore, a pleasure for me to open the stock exchange.’

For more information: bam.com

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11/03/2019 IEX.nl celebrates ten years of bull market Amsterdam expand

To celebrate ten years of bull market IEX.nl visitor and ex-Theodoor Gillissen employee Michael Molenaar sounds the gong.

Who will call the bottom?

"Who will call the bottom?", the Dutch investor website IEX.nl asked its visitors on the 5th  March 2009 during the darkest days of the debt crisis stock market crash. It turned out the momentum was perfectly timed. Just four days afterward on the 9th of March, the AEX reached 194.99. Then the index turned.... into one long upward trend to rise to this day. It is the longest bull market in stock market history.

Michael Molenaar, like many visitors, took up the challenge of trying to call the bottom- characteristic stockmarket jargon - and he was only a few points and some minutes away.

For more information: iex.com

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08/03/2019 International Women’s Day Brussels 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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08/03/2019 International Women's Day 2019 Amsterdam expand

To celebrate International Women’s Day Miranda Gossen, from Women in ETFs will open the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

During the International Women Week 2019, a variety of events around the globe are organized by Women in ETFs, UN Global Compact, Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, UN Women, IFC, and The World Federation of Exchanges.

The events will take place in the United States, Canada, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa to raise awareness about the importance of gender equality to sustainable development and business. Bell ringing ceremonies will take place at exchanges globally.

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07/03/2019 Topvrouwen.nl Amsterdam expand

Topvrouwen.nl chairwoman Marry de Gaay Fortman is sounding the gong, she is supported by executives at the highest level who have taken responsibility and used their influence to initiate the dialogue about diversity, both in the boardroom and in society.

The need for more women in top executive business positions is recognized in every boardroom but not yet implemented on the desired level.

Topvrouwen.nl enhances the visibility of highly qualified women in the Netherlands. By including women with talent and ambition in their database, they want to stimulate the rise of women to top positions.

For more information: topvrouwen.nl

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06/03/2019 CEO of EdiliziAcrobatica opens trading day in Paris Paris expand

Riccardo Iovino, CEO of EdiliziAcrobatica, opens the trading day in Paris.

EdiliziAcrobatica lists on Euronext Growth

"EdiliziAcrobatica specializes in rope access services. The group offers core drilling, structural reinforcement, cleaning and renovation of facades, walls, windows and roofs, replacement of gutters and rainwater, installation and cleaning of chimneys, installation of anti-pigeon protection and partial interventions of terraces and cornices. At the end of 2017, the group had a network of 49 branches (including 22 franchises) located in Italy. EdiliziAcrobatica is the Italian leading company in its sector and one of the most important in Europe. "

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06/03/2019 International Women’s Day Summit Amsterdam expand

International Women’s Day Summit 2019

Harper's Bazaar Network Academy and BrandedU organize the International Women's Day Summit 2019 at De Hallen Studios in Amsterdam. To celebrate this, Miluska van t Lam and Nancy Poleon will open the Amsterdam stock exchange.

Dutch Female Board Index

According to the Dutch Female Board Index of 2018, the number of female directors last year remained the same as in previous years. The International Women’s Day Summit is organized to increase the visibility of (top) women and underline the importance of women at the top.

Harper's Bazaar Network Academy in collaboration with BrandedU brings together intelligent and ambitious women who are consciously focused on and engaged with their personal development and careers. Harper's Bazaar and BrandedU aims to inspire, connect and motivate these women.

For more information: harpersbazaar.nl

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05/03/2019 Kolegio Alejandro Paula Amsterdam expand

Deborah Chong, student of Kolegio Alejandro Paula, sounds the gong to kick off school project The Total Experience.

The Total Experience
The main goal is to learn strategically to plan the options of following a bachelor/master degree in the Netherlands while weighting the cons and pro’s and taking into consideration the return on investment.

Kolegio Alejandro Paula
Kolegio Alejandro Paula a public school, formerly known as Peter Stuyvesant College established in September 1941, is the eldest school for HAVO VWO on Curacao.

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04/03/2019 Women in Tech Amsterdam expand

Women in Tech The Netherlands opens trading day 

Snezana Zivcevska-Stalpers, Project Manager at IBM,  sounds the gong of the Amsterdam Stock Exchange celebrating the start of International Women’s Week 2019. Women in Tech is raising awareness for the need of more women in technology in The Netherlands and globally.

She is a Project Manager Tech & Innovation at IBM and an UN Women champion for change for gender equality and women’s economic empowerment. She is also the leader of the Women in Tech® chapter in The Netherlands.

Women in Tech® is a global movement that gathers all people, networks, and organizations engaged in bridging the gender gap in the technology sector by helping women embrace technology.

For more information: women-in-tech.org

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01/03/2019 20th Listing Anniversary Roularta Brussels 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

01/03/2019 SPDR MSCI World UCITS ETF Amsterdam expand

Launch of SPDR MSCI World UCITS ETF 

State Street celebrates the listing of the MSCI World UCITS ETF (Ticker: SWRD) on Euronext Amsterdam. To celebrate Noussair Aatil sounds the gong.

The new SPDR MSCI World UCITS ETF offers investors access to a broad basket of over 1,600 stocks across 23 advanced economies. This represents roughly 85 per cent of the float-adjusted market capitalisation of developed equity markets.

Philippe Roset, head of SPDR ETFs Netherlands, illustrates: “State Street Global Advisors have a lot of experience and heritage in managing assets against the MSCI World Index. This has allowed us to construct a cost-efficient fully-replicated MSCI World ETF which does not engage in securities lending.”

For more information: SPDRs.com

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28/02/2019 Automotive Innovation Award Amsterdam expand

Lightyear wins Automotive Innovation Award

Qurein Biewenga, CFO and co-founder of Lightyear, rings the gong today to celebrate that his company Lightyear who develops electric solar cars has received both the ‘Challenging Concepts’ and the special 'Audience Award'.

Jury
By the jury of the Automotive Innovation Award Lightyear was described as follows:

"With the development of Lightyear One, Lightyear has raised their ambitions high. With the development of a car which is three times more efficient than the best EV's in the market, we might be looking at the new Tesla."

Next to three winners that were chosen by the jury, the organization handed out an Audience Award for the first time. Lightyear was fortunate to win this award as well.

Lightyear
Lightyear is developing an electric family car with integrated solar cells.

Lightyear is a fast-growing company with more than 100 employees, consisting of a mix of young top talent from the winning teams of the World Solar Challenge and experience from the automotive industry.

For more information: lightyear.one

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27/02/2019 The Netherland- America Friendship Gala Amsterdam expand

For the first time, a gala dinner of the Netherland America Foundation will be held in The Netherlands. In honor of this Merijn Boender, chairman, sounds  the gong.

The Netherlands America Foundation

Almost 100 years ago the Netherland America Foundation (NAF) was established to strengthen the friendship ties between the Netherlands and the USA. The NAF’s focus is  mainly on the cultural, scientific and economic sector.

Every year a large number of Dutch and American students receive a fellowship to study in each other's countries.

The First Netherlands-America Friendship Gala in the Netherlands

On April 4th a charity Gala will be organized in the Pieterskerk in Leiden in the presence of patroness of the NAF; Princess Margriet. The well-known comedian Greg Shapiro will host the evening.

For more information: thenaf.org

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26/02/2019 80th Listing anniversary Heineken N.V. Amsterdam expand

Heineken N.V. 80 years stock listing

Heineken is listed on the stock market since 1939. To celebrate this anniversary Federico Castillo, Head of Investor Relations, will sound the gong.

Heineken
Heineken is the world's most international brewer. It is the leading developer and marketer of premium beer and  cider brands. In 2018 the company brewed 249.5 million hectolitre of beer. It consists of 170 breweries, malthouses, and cider plants in over 70 countries.

Led by the Heineken® brand, the Group has a portfolio of more than 300 international, regional, local and specialty beers and ciders.

Through "Brewing a Better World", sustainability is embedded in the business.

For more information: theheinekencompany.com

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