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Every day at exactly 9am, trading on Euronext Amsterdam is ceremonially opened by sounding the gong.
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De gong; een eewenoude traditie

The gong: an age-old tradition

The Amsterdam Stock Exchange is the oldest stock exchange in the world and a household name in the Netherlands and abroad. As early as the 17th century, trading was opened and closed by sounding a gong. Today, all securities trading is automated and the opening is a ceremonial act. Directors of listed companies, business people, politicians and charity ambassadors have helped keep this tradition alive in recent years. 

Amsterdam Gong Ceremonies

  • NautaDutilh celebrates 300th anniversary

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    NautaDutilh celebrates 300th anniversary

    The roots of NautaDutilh, one of the Netherlands’ international law firms, go back to 1724. With offices in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Brussels, Luxembourg, London and New York, it is the largest law firm in the Benelux. 

    To celebrate the firm’s 300th anniversary, Lieke van der Velden, Managing Partner at NautaDutilh, sounded the gong this morning. 

    The group was welcomed by Pepijn Paanen, Head of Legal and Regulatory Affairs at Euronext Amsterdam. 

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    NautaDutilh celebrates 300th anniversary
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  • IMC welcomes their new interns in the financial sector

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    IMC welcomes their new interns in the financial sector

    Every year IMC welcomes new summer interns. IMC is happy to introduce these young professionals to the financial industry and lead them at the beginning of their careers. To celebrate this, Luca Pantea, Machine Learning Intern, sounded the gong this morning. 

    The group was welcomed by Paul Noordam, Senior Manager Sales and Product Management Cash Equities & Derivatives at Euronext Amsterdam and Frederik Lansink, Junior Sales & Product Manager at Euronext Amsterdam.

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    IMC welcomes their new interns in the financial sector
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  • IMCD celebrates 10 years since initial listing

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    IMCD celebrates 10 years since initial listing

    Since 1995, IMCD has offered a wide range of high-quality chemicals and ingredients for various industries. Its portfolio is constantly evolving to meet the changing demands of the market. To celebrate this milestone, Valerie Diele-Braun, CEO at IMCD, sounded the gong this morning. 

    The group was welcomed by René van Vlerken, Head Primary Markets the Netherlands & Germany CEE and Paul Noordam, Senior Manager Sales and Product Management Cash Equities & Derivatives. 

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    IMCD celebrates 10 years since initial listing
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  • NEVIR celebrates winners IR Awards

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    NEVIR celebrates winners IR Awards

    For the 17th consecutive year, the Dutch IR Awards, hosted by the Netherlands Association for Investor Relations (NEVIR), celebrated the outstanding work and achievements of Dutch listed companies and Investor Relations professionals, in the field of investor relations and financial communications in the Netherlands. 

    To celebrate this, the winner of the IR Awards, Serge Enneman, Head of Investor Relations at CM.com, sounded the gong. 

    The group was hosted by René van Vlerken, Head Primary Markets the Netherlands & Germany CEE.

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    NEVIR celebrates winners IR Awards
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  • BNP Paribas celebrates 20th listing anniversary of Turbo

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    BNP Paribas celebrates 20th listing anniversary of Turbo

    The gong sounded today to celebrate 20 years since the BNP Paribas Markets Turbo was issued. A Turbo is an investment product that allows investors to invest with leverage in various underlying assets such as shares, indices, currencies, bonds, commodities and mutual funds.

    During these 20 years BNP Paribas Markets has provided its customers with education, insights and knowledge, supporting their investment decisions. 

    To celebrate this milestone, Rogier San Giorgi, Head Exchange-Traded Solutions Netherlands Sales at BNP Paribas Markets, sounded the gong this morning. The group was welcomed by Euronext Amsterdam’s Dirk Donker, Head of Secondary Markets Benelux & Germany, and René van Vlerken, Head of Primary Markets, the Netherlands, Germany & Central-Eastern Europe.

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    BNP Paribas celebrates 20th listing anniversary of Turbo
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  • PPI organises roundtable in Europe

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    PPI organises roundtable in Europe

    The Pacific Pension & Investment Institute (PPI) celebrated its inaugural roundtable in Europe with a Gong Ceremony at Euronext Amsterdam. 

    PPI is a non-profit convenor of global pension and investment thought leaders. Its members are leading pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, foundations, and commercial asset managers. Its membership represents approximately US$ 25 trillion in assets under management, advisement, and administration. PPI has convened in North America and throughout Asia and the Pacific Rim over its 30-year history, and will host its inaugural roundtable in Europe when it convenes on 10-12 July 2024 in Amsterdam. 

    PPI marked the occasion by bringing its board members and leadership to Euronext for the Gong Ceremony. Mark Delaney, deputy chief executive officer and chief investment officer of AustralianSuper and board chair of the Pacific Pension & Investment Institute, sounded the gong this morning. The group was welcomed by Paul Noordam, Senior Manager Sales and Product Management Cash Equities & Derivative at Euronext Amsterdam.

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    PPI organises roundtable in Europe
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  • ABN AMRO celebrates 40-year anniversary AEX Index

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    ABN AMRO celebrates 40-year anniversary AEX Index

    This year we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the AEX Index. This best-known index of the Netherlands was established in 1983, and at that time consisted of 13 "Founding Fathers”. The Founding Fathers were 13 leading Dutch companies that, one by one, made a significant contribution to the Dutch Economy. ABN AMRO was one of these companies and held a crucial role in this. 

    To celebrate that role, John Heijning, Head of Investor Relations, sounded the gong today. The group was welcomed by René van Vlerken, Head Primary Markets the Netherlands & Germany CEE, Euronext Amsterdam.

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    ABN AMRO celebrates 40-year anniversary AEX Index
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  • ABN AMRO celebrates acquisition of BUX

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    ABN AMRO celebrates acquisition of BUX

    ABN AMRO today closes a definitive agreement to acquire BUX. BUX thus becomes part of ABN AMRO but remains an independent product and organization. They will function as a separate entity. 

    To celebrate this news, Yorick Naeff, CEO at BUX, rang the gong today. The group was welcomed by Dirk Donker, Head of Secondary markets Benelux & Germany and René van Vlerken, Head Primary Markets The Netherlands & Germany CEE, Euronext Amsterdam.

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    ABN AMRO celebrates acquisition of BUX
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  • 10 year listing anniversary NN Group

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    NN Group celebrates 10 year listing anniversary

    Today the NN Group celebrates their 10-year listing anniversary on the Amsterdam stock market. The NN group was created in 1963 through a fusion between De Nederlanden and Nationale Levensverzekering-Bank. 

    To celebrate this joyous milestone, Robin van den Broek, Head of investor Relations, opened the stock exchange today. The group was welcomed by René van Vlerken, Head Primary Markets The Netherlands & Germany CEE, Euronext Amsterdam.

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    10 year listing anniversary NN Group
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  • Van Lanschot Kempen celebrates 25th listing anniversary

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    Van Lanschot Kempen celebrates 25th listing anniversary

    Van Lanschot went public in 1999. With the IPO, Van Lanschot aimed to improve access to the capital market and increase brand awareness. In addition, by broadening its shareholder base, it wanted to emphasize its independent and autonomous position. 

    To celebrate the 25th listing anniversary of Van Lanschot Kempen, Jeroen Kroes, the company's CFO, rang the gong today. The group was welcomed by René van Vlerken, Head Primary Markets the Netherlands & Germany CEE, Euronext Amsterdam.

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    Van Lanschot Kempen celebrates 25th listing anniversary
    Amsterdam
  • Brunel Foundation: International Upcycling Day

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    Brunel Foundation: International Upcycling Day

    A few years ago, Brunel started to upcycle used materials into something new as part of its Building New Habits strategy. Now, on International Upcycle Day, they are taking upcycling at Brunel to the next level, with their unique upcycled ConsciousDress. Marrying the Brunel Foundation’s sustainability activities with Brunel’s focus on innovation, Bruneller Amanda Linger, who sounded the gong today, travels the world in the ConsciousDress, using the power of Artificial Intelligence. The group was welcomed by Ibtissam Gzouny, HR Director NL at Euronext Amsterdam.

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  • Fastned 5 years listing anniversary

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    Fastned 5 years listing anniversary

    Fastned has been building a European network of fast charging stations since 2012. Five years ago, they listed on Euronext Amsterdam

    To celebrate this festive milestone, Lisselotte Kooi, Chairman of RvC opened the stock exchange. The group was welcomed by Simone Huis in 't Veld, CEO at Euronext Amsterdam, and René van Vlerken, Head of listing at Euronext Amsterdam.

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    Fastned 5 years listing anniversary
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  • Euronext celebrates 10 years since its IPO

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    Euronext celebrates 10 years since its IPO

    Today marks the tenth anniversary of Euronext’s IPO.

    From the IPO in 2014, Euronext’s ability to continuously reinvent itself has been a key driver of our success. The organisation was able to pilot the ten-year growth journey with an expansive series of strategic acquisitions, bringing a world of opportunities and possibilities for our clients and stakeholders. 

    To celebrate this milestone, Euronext employees rang the bell in all locations worldwide. 
    At Euronext Amsterdam, the team came together to sound the Gong, to open a new day of trading. 

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  • 11 new Tech Leaders

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    Euronext welcomes eleven new Tech Leaders

    Euronext today welcomed 11 new companies joining the Euronext Tech Leader segment. 

    Launched by Euronext in June 2022, the Euronext Tech Leaders initiative builds on Euronext’s vibrant Tech ecosystem and longstanding commitment to technology companies. It created the Euronext Tech Leaders segment, which now contains more than 110 European companies listed on Euronext markets, as well as an index tracking the stocks in the segment, and a dedicated set of services for listed and private Tech companies.

    To celebrate the inclusion to the segment, representatives of these Tech companies simultaneously rang the bell in four Euronext locations: Brussels, Paris, Oslo and Amsterdam. 

    Mikael Clement (CSO at Envipco) and Nikolaos Malesiotis (Head of M&A and IR at Theon) joined René van Vlerken, Head of Listing at Euronext Amsterdam, on the Gong stage to open a new day of trading in the Netherlands.

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  • Fresh and Soapy finalists Euronext Blue Challenge 2024

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    Fresh and Soapy Dutch finalists of Euronext Blue Challenge 2024

    Each year, dozens of young people from across Europe participate in the Euronext Blue Challenge. The programme, offered in collaboration with JA Europe, aims to teach young people about entrepreneurship, sustainable finance, and to enhance their financial literacy. 

    In the Netherlands, six teams competed this year for the top spot. The company Fresh & Soapy ultimately took the win and had the honour of representing the Netherlands at the European final.

    The winners were celebrated one last time this morning during a traditional Gong ceremony. 

    They were welcomed by Dirk Donker (Head of Secondary Market Benelux and Germany) and Marianne Aalders (Communications Manager).

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  • Finance Run celebrates 10-year partnership with Stater

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    Finance Run celebrates 10-year partnership with Stater

     The Finance run is a sporty networking event for the financial services industry. Every year, more than 1,000 professionals from the financial sector participate in the run to raise money for KiKi and Emma at Work.
    Employees of Euronext Amsterdam are more than happy to participate and join the efforts during this event. 

    The company Stater has been a partner of this event for ten years now. 
    To celebrate this anniversary, Mario Menheere, Managing Director of Stater The Netherlands, Stater N.V., opened the trading day. 

    The group was welcomed by Paul Noordam Senior Manager Sales and Product Management Cash Equities & Derivative of Euronext Amsterdam.

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  • Last broadcasting of ‘Voorbeurs’ by RTL Z

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    Last broadcasting of ‘Voorbeurs’ by RTL Z

    RTL Z, the Dutch business news channel, has been keeping its viewers informed about the latest developments in the capital markets, live from the Amsterdam exchange building at Beursplein 5, for many years. Today, after ten wonderful years, the curtain fell for the  programme ‘Voorbeurs’, which was broadcast every Monday to Friday before market opening. 

    To commemorate this, Carien ten Have, one of RTL Z's regular presenters, sounded the Gong this morning to open the trading day. 

    The group was welcomed by Leen van der Schoor, Global Head of Facilities & Real Estate at Euronext Amsterdam.

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  • Infront Portfolio Management System

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    Launch of Portfolio Management System by Infront

    Infront acquired the Swiss firm Assetmax in 2022 to strengthen its product offering in Europe. As a result, the company launched its new Portfolio Management System for Private Bankers, Asset Managers and Family Offices in the Netherlands in early May.

    To celebrate this milestone, Zlatko Vucetic, CEO Infront, rang the gong today.

    The delegation was welcomed by Jeroen Hofs, Head of Market Data Compliance & Operations at Euronext Amsterdam, and Sheila van Ginkel, Licensing Manager Northern-Europe, Asia & Australia at Euronext Amsterdam.

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Would you like to sound the gong with your company at Beursplein 5?

Open the trading day at Euronext Amsterdam

Companies or institutions that have a natural connection to the Amsterdam capital market can be invited to take part in a gong ceremony. For example, this might be to mark a special milestone or to raise awareness of a charity. 

The ceremony starts with a reception hosted by a senior Euronext Amsterdam representative in the former Board Room at Beursplein 5. Just before 9 am, the participants and their guests take their place on the gong stage to open the trading day, The gong is sounded at 9 am precisely. The group then  returns to the Boardroom for a cup of coffee. 

Media coverage

The gong strike is broadcast live every morning on RTL Z. A picture of the gong strike illustrates the daily stock market report on the Financiële Telegraaf's website. In addition, Euronext shares the images on its social media channels.

Photos and video footage taken of the gong ceremony are shared with guests, who are free to use them for their own communications and on social media. 

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Practical information

Programme

Timings for gong ceremonies at Beursplein 5 are as follows:

Reception: 8.30 am

Sounding of the gong: 9.00 am

End: 9.15 - 9.30 am

Group size: minimum 8 people, maximum 15 people.

There is no charge for the gong ceremony.

Additional options

You can combine your gong ceremony with the Amsterdam Exchange Experience: a special tour of the stock exchange building. 

Or if you would like to use the gong ceremony to kick off a conference or event, consider organising your event at Beursplein 5. Euronext has several historic rooms where events for 10 to 150 people can be held.

The Euronext Events Team will be happy to give you all the information you need about the options available. 

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