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The new edition of the Rencontres des Sociétés Cotées will take place from 14 to 16 September 2017 in Marseille.

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France Investissimo conferences and workshops in Marseilles 16 Jun 2017 - 17 Jun 2017 Marseilles Conference Details
France Fund Forum International 12 Jun 2017 - 14 Jun 2017 Berlin Forum Details
Belgium Next MiFID II lunch session 08 Jun 2017 Rue du Marquis, 1, Markiesstraat | 1000 Brussels Lunch session Details
Portugal Lisbon Investment Summit 2017 06 Jun 2017 - 07 Jun 2017 Lisbon Conference Details
Portugal Via Bolsa & Euronext Lisbon Awards 24 May 2017 Porto Conference Details
United Kingdom Euronext MiFID II Commodities workshop 15 May 2017 Grange St Paul’s Hotel | 10 Godliman Street | London Workshop Details
France 6th Edition NextCap Forum by ODDO 04 May 2017 - 05 May 2017 Paris Forum Details
France MidCap Partners Forum 02 May 2017 - 03 May 2017 Paris Forum Details
France Tech 40 investor forum 27 Apr 2017 Frankfurt, Germany Forum Details
France Euronext MiFID II workshop - Focus on Reporting (APA/ARM) 04 Apr 2017 Euronext Paris Workshop Details
Portugal Euronext MiFID II - Optiq Information Sessions 03 Apr 2017 Av. da Liberdade 196 – 8º 1250-147 Lisboa Seminar Details
France CM-CIC Market Solutions Equity Forum 30 Mar 2017 Paris Forum Details
Belgium MiFID II lunch session focus on reporting (APA/ARM) and pre-trade risk controls 30 Mar 2017 Rue du Marquis, 1, Markiesstraat | Brussels Presentation Details
France Tech Tour Growth Forum 2017 30 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017 Geneva & Lausanne Tech Conference Details
Netherland Euronext MiFID II workshop - Reporting (APA/ARM) and Pre-trade risk controls 29 Mar 2017 Euronext Amsterdam Workshop Details
France Euronext MiFID II Commodities workshop 23 Mar 2017 Auditorium – Euronext Paris Workshop Details
France Portzamparc Midcap Forum 21 Mar 2017 - 22 Mar 2017 Paris Forum Details
ATF Global Summit 02 Feb 2017 London Summit Details
France Financial Information and Investor Relations 01 Feb 2017 TBC Workshop Details
France International Private Equity Market (IPEM) 2017 25 Jan 2017 - 27 Jan 2017 Palais des Festivals Cannes, France Co-sponsored Conference Details
France Conférence annuelle du marché boursier 17 Jan 2017 Paris Conference Details
Netherland Best Performer Awards 2016 13 Jan 2017 Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam Details
Belgium New Year’s Ceremony Brussels 2017 12 Jan 2017 SQUARE, Brussels Meeting Centre Details
France Listed companies: Legal Obligations Workshop 2017 10 Jan 2017 - 01 Feb 2017 Paris, Toulouse, Nantes, Marseille, Lyon Workshop Details
France Oddo Forum 2017 05 Jan 2017 - 06 Jan 2017 Centre des congrès de Lyon, France Co-sponsored Conference Details
France Conférence Panorama de la Gouvernance 2016 08 Dec 2016 Auditorium Euronext, 14 Place des Reflets, 92 040 Paris La Défense Conference Details
Petit-déjeuner EY : ‘L’Europe a renforcé son dispositif de lutte contre les abus de marché : quelles conséquences pour les émetteurs et leurs dirigeants 24 Nov 2016 Tour First, La Défense, Paris, France Sponsored or co-sponsored events and conferences Details
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France Salon Actionara 18 Nov 2016 - 19 Nov 2016 Palais de congrès, Paris, France Sponsored or co-sponsored events and conferences Details
Belgium 4th European Small and Mid-Cap Awards 17 Nov 2016 Brussels – Albert Hall Award Ceremony Details
Consilium Strategic Communications, Covington & Burling LLP and RBC Capital Markets Annual Healthcare Conference 15 Nov 2016 8 Eastcheap, London, EC3M 1AE Conference Details
Portugal Via Bolsa – Financiamento através do Mercado de Capitais 18 Oct 2016 Lisbon Conference Details
France Aeronautics Trophies 13 Oct 2016 Toulouse – Blagnac Airport Award Ceremony Details
United Kingdom 8th Annual Healthcare Investor Conference 13 Oct 2016 London – Simmons & Simmons Conference Details
France Les valeurs cotées à la rencontre des investisseurs et actionnaires individuels du Sud-Ouest 12 Oct 2016 Palais de La Bourse 17 place de la Bourse 33000 Bordeaux (Parking Bourse) Conference Details
France Large & Mid Cap Forum 05 Oct 2016 - 06 Oct 2016 Palais Brongniart Meetings and conferences Details
France Rencontres des Sociétés Cotées 2016 29 Sep 2016 - 01 Oct 2016 l’Intercontinental Grand Hôtel Bordeaux Conference Details
1st Euronext Pan European Days in China 27 Sep 2016 - 29 Sep 2016 Beijing - China Conference Details
France Conférence L’AGEFI - Financement des Entreprises 20 Sep 2016 GRAND HÔTEL INTERCONTINENTAL, RUE SCRIBE, 75009 PARIS Conference Details
France Conference : “Market Abuse” reform 13 Sep 2016 Paris - Euronext Auditorium Conference Details
4th Euronext Pan European Days in New York and Boston 07 Jun 2016 - 09 Jun 2016 New York & Boston - USA Conference Details
Netherland IPO Summit 2016 04 Apr 2016 Amsterdam Conference Details
France Seminar Portzamparc Small Caps PEA PME 3rd edition 04 Apr 2016 - 05 Apr 2016 Paris Seminar Details
Netherland Biocapital Europe Amsterdam 09 Mar 2016 Amsterdam Conference Details
France IPEM Cannes 17 Feb 2016 - 19 Feb 2016 Cannes, France Conference Details
France Atelier actualités juridiques 2016 08 Feb 2016 Bordeaux Atelier Details
France Atelier actualités juridiques 2016 03 Feb 2016 Nantes Atelier Details
France AFIC Matinée du Capital Développement 02 Feb 2016 Paris Conference Details
France Atelier actualités juridiques 2016 28 Jan 2016 Paris Atelier Details
France Invest Securities BioMed Event 27 Jan 2016 Paris Forum Details
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23/06/2017 AH Product Pitch Amsterdam expand

Winner AH Product Pitch sounds gong

The Amsterdam exchange is opened by Jesse van Donk, winner of the ‘AH Product Pitch 2017’, in the company of jury member Marit van Egmond, director Merchandising & Sourcing.

Abel’s Deli, of entrepreneur Jesse van Donk, won the competition and gets on year shelf space at Albert Heijn, coaching to achieve growth and an investment package worth €125,000. The jury also appointed two runners-up, ‘Lekker in een Potje’ and ‘Boullion Brothers’, besides shelf space they also receive coaching an an investment package.

With this competition, Albert Heijn wants to encourage young entrepreneurs and provide their customers with innovative products. Albert Heijn is part of Euronext listed Ahold Delhaize (ticker symbol: AD).

For more information: www.ah.nl

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22/06/2017 Sail Den Helder Amsterdam expand

Rabobank sounds gong for Sail Den Helder

Rabobank, main sponsor of Sail Den Helder, visits the Amsterdam exchange to open trading ahead of the event. Harry Nieuwenhuizen, Executive Chairman Rabobank Kop van Noord-Holland, sounds the gong.

Sail Den Helder, held from 22 - 25 June 2017, is the biggest public event in the province of Noord-Holland this year with the backdrop of the international Tall Ships. Visitors take a deep dive in the world of the Dutch maritime nautical heritage: Tall Ships, Dutch historic ships, modern ships and naval vessels as well as the rich history of navigation and ports that is still as important to our economy.

Rabobank Kop van Noord-Holland is main sponsor and very visible in the harbor area. “Sail is good for the region and has social and economic significance. Everyone works hard to make it a success; us including" says Nieuwenhuizen. He supports the idea that Sail is also conscious about innovation: "We recently launched a masterclass ‘Innovation for businessmen’. It's our way of contributing. Innovation is really important, especially for our region.”

For more information: www.rabobank.nl

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21/06/2017 Top-100 Corporate Women of the Netherlands Amsterdam expand

Corporate Woman of the Netherlands visits Amsterdam exchange

Management Scope recently published the Top-100 Corporate Women of the Netherlands in 2017. Petri Hofsté, Corporate Woman of the Netherlands 2017, opens the trading day at the Amsterdam exchange by sounding the gong.

Petri Hofsté is Member of the Supervisory Board at Fugro and not only extended her title, but also added a new position as Member of the Supervisory Board at Rabobank . The rest of her career also includes positions in the financial sector, including Supervisory positions at Achmea and KAS BANK. During her career, she has held various positions in the banking sector (as deputy CFO at ABN AMRO), supervisory sector (DNB divisional director), and in the pension sector (as CFO of APG).

A female director is eligible for the title if she holds one or more positions as director or supervisory position at companies listed in the AEX, AMX or AScX-index and non-listed companies with an equity of more than 1 billion euros. Since 2016, the ranking has been extended from a Top-50 to a Top-100.

Management Scope is a magazine for the top of business Netherlands. The editorial mix consists of interviews with CEOs and directors, analyzes and expert contributions about strategic business issues, leadership, governance and relevant social and technological developments.

For more information: www.managementscope.nl

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20/06/2017 Triodos Real Estate Fund Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for Triodos Real Estate Fund

Triodos Vastgoedfonds, the first European sustainable real estate fund, launches a fixed price offering of up to 11,463,182 newly issued ordinary shares. The new shares issued as a result of the private placement are listed on Euronext Amsterdam. Guus Berkhout, Fund Manager Triodos Vastgoedfonds, opens the trading day by sounding the gong.

Triodos Real Estate Fund was founded in 2004 and is the first sustainable real estate fund in Europe. The fund invests exclusively in sustainable  build  managed buildings and monuments. Triodos Investment Management links investors who want to put their money into permanent, positive change, with innovative entrepreneurs and sustainable companies that are working on just that. In this way they serve as a catalyst in those sectors that play a key role in the transition to a fairer, more sustainable world.

For more information: www.triodos.nl

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19/06/2017 WDP celebrates DHL partnership Amsterdam expand

WDP celebrates partnership with DHL by sounding gong

Real estate specialist WDP (ticker symbol: WDP) opens trading at the Amsterdam exchange, celebrating its long term partnership with DHL. By building a new sort center for DHL Parcel in Amsterdam, WDP is now developing the tenth site within its property portfolio for DHL in the Benelux. The new site is being built by construction company Aan de Stegge Twello. The warehouse will also be equipped with solar panels, in collaboration with Encon. This makes it the sixtieth WDP solar roof.

WDP develops and invests in logistics property (warehouses and offices). WDP's property portfolio amounts to more than 3 million m². This international portfolio of semi-industrial and logistics buildings is spread over more than 160 sites at prime logistics locations for storage and distribution in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Romania.

For more information: www.wdp.eu

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16/06/2017 IPO ALD Paris expand

Listing of ALD on Euronext

Mike Masterson, CEO of ALD opens the trading day in Paris

ALD specializes in long-term leasing and fleet management. ALD’s activity is organized around 4 areas:
## long-term car leasing: rental of passenger cars, commercial vehicles, electric cars and 2-wheel vehicles to individuals and businesses;
## fleet management: assistance, maintenance, tire management, replacement, insurance, etc. ;
## medium-term car leasing: rental of vehicles for 1 to 12 months;
## sale of used vehicles.
At the end of 2016, the group had a fleet of 1,375,000 vehicles.

16/06/2017 Technical Analysis week Amsterdam expand

IEX presents ‘Week of Technical Analysis’

This week IEX presents the ‘Week of Technical Analysis’. Together with the five most well-known Dutch TA-specialists IEX.nl, the largest investor community in the Benelux, pays extra attention to this popular form of market analysis. 

IEX Group (ticker symbol: IEX) reaches an audience of 1.5 million investors, of whom 1.25 million in the Netherlands and about 250,000 in Belgium. IEX Group has strong brands in the Dutch market,  including IEX, Belegger, DeBeurs, Eurobench, Participations and IEXGeld. On the Belgian market, IEX Group is active with Beursduivel. IEXProfs focuses on the professional segment.

For more information: www.iexgroup.nl

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15/06/2017 National Prokkel intern day Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong marks start of National Prokkel intern day

Trading day at the Amsterdam exchange is opened by Swannet Limpens and Yanna Resia from ABN AMRO. The gong also marks the start of the National Prokkel intern day; part of a week in which thousands of people with a (mental) disability intern for one day.

The goal of Prokkelstages is to learn what work opportunities there are for people with disabilities and to take further steps towards an inclusive labor market. ABN AMRO has an active employment policy. Swannet Limpens is head of office in Heerlen and has accepted Yanna, who has a slight intellectual disability, as hostess to welcome guests and to accompany them to their appointment at the bank.

The Dutch Prokkelweek is a week for integration and participation of mentally handicapped people. One day to get to know each other’s capabilities, one day as an example and inspiration for the rest the year, one day with the aim of creating an inclusive labor market.

For more information: www.prokkel.nl

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14/06/2017 IPO Balta Brussels expand

Balta’s first trading day on Euronext Brussels

Euronext today celebrated the listing of Balta, a European market leader in soft flooring, on its Brussels market (Compartment B). Balta enters the top ten of household goods and home construction companies listed on Euronext for market capitalisation. This transaction is the largest IPO on Euronext Brussels since 2014

14/06/2017 ETF Securities lists new ETPs Amsterdam expand

ETF Securities celebrates cross-listed products by opening trading

ETF Securities, one of the world’s leading, independent providers of Exchange Traded Products (ETPs), listed three of their ETPs on Euronext Amsterdam and Euronext Paris. Dutch investors can now access the firm’s robotics & automation, cyber security and physically vaulted gold ETPs on their local exchange. On this occasion, ETF Securities opens trading by sounding the gong.

Peter Lidblom, Head of Netherlands and Nordics, ETF Securities comments: “We are delighted to make these innovative products available to Dutch investors on their local exchange. We believe that in the long-term, exposure to the robotics and cyber security megatrends may deliver outperformance because both sectors are part of a major revolution.”

For more information: www.etfsecurities.com

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13/06/2017 Avantium in AScX®-Index Amsterdam expand

Avantium celebrates inclusion in Small Cap index Euronext

Avantium (symbol: AVTX) sounds the gong to celebrate that its shares will be included in the AScX index of Euronext as of the start of trading on Monday 19 June 2017.

The inclusion of Avantium was recently announced by Euronext following its quarterly review of the AEX, AMX and AScX which is based on free-float adjusted market capitalization and liquidity. The AScX index is composed of 25 funds that trade on the Euronext Amsterdam exchange and rank position 51-75 in size. The inclusion follows the listing of Avantium shares on 15 March 2017. Frank Roerink, CFO Avantium, sounds the gong accompanied by a group of employees who have been working at Avantium almost since the very beginning.

Roerink: “On March 15 this year we celebrated the listing of the Avantium shares. Today, June 13, we have the honor to sound the gong to celebrate the inclusion of our shares in the Small Cap index. We are really pleased. Being part of this index will further raise Avantiums profile among the investor community, improve our visibility on financial markets and we expect it to have a positive impact on the liquidity of our share.”

Avantium is a leading chemical technology company and a forerunner in renewable chemistry. Together with its partners around the world, Avantium develops efficient processes and sustainable products made from biobased materials. Avantium offers a breeding ground for revolutionary renewable chemistry solutions. From invention to commercially viable production processes. Avantium also provides advanced catalysis research services and systems to the leading chemical and petrochemical companies. Avantium recorded revenues of € 10.5 million in 2016. Avantium shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam and Euronext Brussels.

For more information: www.avantium.com

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12/06/2017 Listing Antalis Paris expand

Listing of Antalis on Euronext.

Hervé Poncin, CEO of Antalis, opens the trading day in Paris.

Antalis International is Europe’s leading company specializing in professional distribution of paper, packaging products and visual communication products. The group offers coated papers, printing and office papers, envelopes and pouches, labels, packaging and storage products, plates, marking films, posters, etc.

12/06/2017 Stofwisseltour 2017 Amsterdam expand

Euronext brings attention to Stofwisseltour 2017

The trading day at Euronext is opened by Stofwisselkracht Foundation, Team Axel and Team Euronext to call attention to the Stofwisseltour 2017. Stofwisselkracht Foundation funds research for metabolic diseases through sporting events and various activities. Stofwisselkracht Foundation, organizer of the Stofwisseltour, hopes for a successful tour. The gong is sounded by Robin van Galen, Coach of the Dutch Men’s Water polo, who is an ambassador of Stofwisselkracht Foundation. The Dutch water polo men also ride in the Stofwisseltour.

Team Axel visited the Amsterdam exchange for the first time in 2015. Since then, a team of Euronext-employees participates in the Stofwisseltour as ‘Euronext for Team Axel’. This year’s Stofwisseltour takes place from 16 –18 June. Over 230 cyclists participate in this three day cycling relay to raise money for research into metabolism diseases and to raise awareness to this relatively unknown disease.

The finish of the tour is live broadcasted on NPO 1 on Sunday 18 June at 6 p.m.

For more information: www.stofwisseltour.nl

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09/06/2017 IPO Balyo Paris expand

Listing of Balyo on Euronext

Fabien Bardinet, CEO of Balyo, opens the trading day in Paris.

Balyo specializes in the design, manufacturing and marketing of robotic handling trolleys for all logistics applications. The group offers stackers, tractors, pallet trucks, etc. capable of perceiving their environment with ease, interacting with the surrounding elements and completing tasks autonomously.

09/06/2017 15th Kempen European Property Seminar Amsterdam expand

Kempen & Co celebrates 15th edition of the European Property Seminar & three #1 Extel Awards with a bang

Kempen & Co opens trading at the Amsterdam exchange for the celebration of the 15th anniversary of the annual Kempen European Property Seminar. The seminar brings together European real estate companies and investors and has become a central meeting point for the European real estate sector. During one-on-one meetings and small group meetings, more than 50 CEO’s and CFO’s from a wide range of companies are connected.

It just so happens the seminar won this week the 2017 #1 ‘Top broker conference’ Extel Award. Kempen & Co was also selected as the #1 best brokerage firm in real estate on both a team and an individual basis. As one of the few focused merchant banks in Europe, Kempen & Co is uniquely positioned as a specialist in the real estate markets. Over the past years, Kempen & Co have built a strong position in this sector in securities brokerage, mergers and acquisitions, and equity capital market transactions.

For more information: www.kempen.nl

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08/06/2017 NRC Fintech Impact Award Amsterdam expand

Gong ceremony for NRC Fintech Impact Award winner

Open financial platform Bunq and personal finance developer Budently wererecently named winner of the Fintech Impact Award 2017. Not only did bunq receive the most votes from both general public and audience, together with Budently they were also named winner by the members of the jury Don Ginsel, Janneke Willemse, Willem Vermeend and Oscar Kneppers.

Budgently and Bunq open trading in Amsterdam together with NRC and the partners of the award; knab, Topicus en Capgemini.

For more information: www.nrcliveaward.nl/fintech

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07/06/2017 Statistics Netherland’s Business Cycle Challenge Amsterdam expand

Winners Statistics Netherland’s Business Cycle Challenge open gong

Every year, Statistics Netherlands (CBS) organizes the Business Cycle Challenge. In this contest, high school economics classes predict the development of the Dutch economy using 10 indicators, including the AEX index. Students analyze historical sequences, compare indicators, make connections, and follow the news to get a good prediction.

This year, 188 classes took part in the Business Cycle Challenge. Winner is class 6Ec2 of the Utrecht Stedelijk Gymnasium. They visit the Amsterdam exchange and open trading by sounding the gong.

For more information:  www.cbs.nl

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06/06/2017 BMLL Technologies Amsterdam expand

BMLL Technologies to offer historical limit order book data and analytics for global financial exchanges

Launching the platform in Q2 2017, BMLL offers historical full depth limit order book data, co-located from an extensive universe of exchanges and platforms with access to immense virtual CPU resources. On this occasion they visit the Amsterdam exchange of Euronext and open the trading day.

These capabilities provide customers with the ability to carry out large scale analysis of data in a highly cost effective and secure manner with BMLL’s ‘on-demand’ model. The platform also enables customers to upload and manipulate their own proprietary data and analytics as well as access BMLL’s unique analysis and distributed Bayesian Machine Learning techniques. This includes pattern recognition software providing solutions for common limit order book problems such as iceberg detection and market impact with analytics continually evolving from the latest in academic and scientific research.

For more information: www.bmlltech.com

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05/06/2017 TheNextWomen Summit Amsterdam expand

TheNextWomen and Elsevier sound gong for female entrepreneurship

The Euronext gong sounds for female entrepreneurship. TheNextWomen and Elsevier open trading to announce the TheNextWomen Summit on 12 June 2017 at B. Amsterdam. The entrepreneurial event brings together female start-ups and established entrepreneurs, investors and business experts.

For the sixth time entrepreneurs’ platform TheNextWomen offers a podium to inspiring and successful female entrepreneurs during its yearly Innovation Summit. Joining forces with weekly magazine Elsevier this year, TheNextWomen bridges the gap between entrepreneurs and the corporate sector. TheNextWomen and Elsevier also launch TheNextWomen100, a ranking of the one hundred most inspiring, ambitious and successful female entrepreneurs in The Netherlands.

For more information: www.thenextwomen.com/summit

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02/06/2017 PlaytoWork Amsterdam expand

PlaytoWork visits Beursplein 5

Two months after the launch, PlaytoWork - an online platform for recruitment, selection and assessment – has helped the first graduated Intermediate Vocational Education students to get a job through ‘serious gaming’.  On this occasion they visit the Amsterdam exchange and open trading by sounding the gong.

PlaytoWork is a gamified job placement service platform that is designed for graduated Intermediate Vocational Education school leavers. By playing games in a playful, educational and recognizable manner, they will present and position themselves on the labour market. Employers place their vacancies on the platform and get access to the ever growing database of students, of whom they can select on both hard skills and soft skills.

PlaytoWork is an initiative of the municipality of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Economic Board. In addition, a consortium of three companies - Banenruil, Eaglescience and IJsfontein - with extensive experience in the field of recruitment, digital learning, gaming and software development - are involved. PlaytoWork’s first milestones are the 3,000 participating profiles and  the first hundred employers that use the database. The main target is to match over 25,000 participating, graduated Intermediate Vocational Education students searching for jobs and side jobs with an employer. Finally, around 100.000 Intermediate Vocational Education students, starters and professionals with 1-2 years of working experience should be available for vacancies.

For more information: www.playtowork.nl

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01/06/2017 Holland Colours Amsterdam expand

Holland Colours sounds gong, from Dutch startup company into global investor

Rob Harmsen, CEO Holland Colours (ticker symbol: HOLCO), opens trading at the Amsterdam exchange by sounding the gong. Holland Colours not only announces its financial results over 2016/2017 but has more to celebrate. The company also be marking the launch of a new and technology leading product line: Holcopearl®.

The company that began as a small enterprise in Apeldoorn, develops, produces and commercializes solid and liquid colorants, masterbatches and additives for coloring rigid and flexible PVC for the building and construction industry, as well as PET and polyolefins for the packaging industry. The company’s Dutch thoroughness and guts yields innovation. “Our most recent productline Holcopearl® is one of the many results of this”, Robert Harmsen proudly expresses. New products are developed and produced in close collaboration with customers, universities and knowledge centers. The company’s approach is to understand and support the regulatory challenges faced by their customers, with regard to food contact materials, the environment and changes in operations.

For more information: www.hollandcolours.com

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31/05/2017 COSTA - COrporates and STArtups collaboration Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for COSTA program

On May 30, the national COSTA program 'corporates and startups' collaboration will be completed. 15 corporates with partners have shared their results and tools. Program manager COSTA Fancy van de Vorst and Thomas Grosfeld VNO-NCW MKB NL and CVN sound the gong and open trading.

One of the core goals of Startup Delta is creating One Single Hub by connecting the Dutch startup ecosystem. COSTA (COrporates & STArtups) pursues this goal by connecting corporates and startups and strengthening their collaboration. In this cooperation, the corporates together try to answer questions as: How should a corporate stimulate innovation in cooperation with startups? How does one facilitate the relationship between a corporate and a startup?

For more information: www.vno-ncw.nl

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30/05/2017 ACTIAM Responsible Index Equity Fund Amsterdam expand

ACTIAM launches fifth retail Responsible Index Equity Fund

With the launch of ACTIAM Verantwoord Index Aandelenfonds Opkomende Landen, the responsible fund- and asset manager ACTIAM is celebrating the launch of its fifth responsible index equity fund for the retail market.

John Shen, board member of ACTIAM, took the honors of sounding the gong: “The success of the first four responsible index equity funds (€ 1.3 billion inflow since launch in August 2015) made our decision to complete our current product offering with an emerging markets fund an easy one. We noticed a substantial demand in the market for investment products with a low expense ratio and a responsible investment policies, but the offers are limited..”

ACTIAM’s responsible index equity funds are a welcome addition to the Dutch retail fund market: we combine a responsible investment policy with transparency and cost efficiency. The funds are available via Euronext Amsterdam or via the funds’ register.

ACTIAM is the leading responsible fund and asset manager, with € 54.6 billion in assets under management (December 31st 2016). They offer a comprehensive range of investment funds and investment solutions that extends from index investing all the way to impact investing.

For more information: www.actiam.nl

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29/05/2017 Philips Lighting Amsterdam expand

Philips Lighting celebrates first anniversary as standalone company

Philips Lighting (ticker symbol: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting, is marking the one-year anniversary of its successful listing at Euronext Amsterdam in 2016. In the course of the past year, the company has celebrated a number of milestones, including the introduction of the Dubai Lamp, the world's most energy efficient LED bulb commercially available, the installation of one of the world's largest connected street lighting systems in Jakarta, and a commitment to ambitious sustainability targets as part of its Brighter Lives, Better World program.

The company - the industry leader in conventional, LED, and connected lighting - opens trading at the Amsterdam exchange with a group of employees who joined the company over the past year. They are a few of the new faces at the 126 year old company, who are working together to unlock the extraordinary potential of light for Brighter Lives and a Better World.

For more information: www.lighting.philips.nl

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26/05/2017 Award winning KLM Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for award winning KLM

KLM (ticker symbol: AF) sounds the gong after they have won several Awards again recently. They received no less than six Webby Awards with its anniversary edition of the digital KLM magazine, iFly KLM 50. The 21st Annual Webby Awards, also known as the Oscars of the Internet, were awarded in New York recently.

Not only did iFly KLM 50 come in at the top of the Tourism & Leisure category within the Advertising Media & PR category, but the Best User Experience Webby was also secured within this category. What’s more, an award was also secured within the Best Visual Design (Aesthetic) category within the Websites category. KLM succeeded in winning both the public prize and the jury prize within these subcategories. 

Earlier this month, KLM also won five SpinAwards including the Grand SpinAward for 2017, two bronze Lamps at the 50th edition of the ADCN Awards, and a Customer Centric DNA Award. 

For more information: www.klm.com

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25/05/2017 Roparun Foundation Amsterdam expand

Roparun Foundation visits Beursplein 5

Roparun will start Saturday 3 June 2017 in Hamburg and Paris and finishes Whit Monday in Rotterdam. Director of Roparun Foundation, Theo Quaijtaal sounds the gong accompanied by participants of team Unilever.

The Roparun is a relay race of more than 500 kilometers from Paris and Hamburg to Rotterdam, in which people work as a team to give a combined sports performance in order to raise money for people who suffer from cancer. This year’s 26th edition has 322 teams participating in this challenge.

Besides the physical challenge, the team must also make an effort to raise money for the cause. Teams do this by organizing various activities. The three teams who raise the most money and the six teams who win for their running speed are honored during the final celebration of the Roparun, which takes place a few weeks after the finish. Over the past twenty-five editions of the Roparun, more than seventy-two million Euro has been raised.

For more information: www.roparun.nl

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24/05/2017 ENGIE teams up with EYE Filmmuseum Amsterdam expand

ENGIE teams up with EYE Filmmuseum to sound the gong for sustainable collaboration

ENGIE Nederland (ticker symbol: ENGI), energy supplier and market leader in the provision of technical services, is the main sponsor of EYE Filmmuseum. Both organizations distinguish themselves through innovation, creativity and social commitment. ENGIE and EYE visit the Amsterdam exchange to sound the gong for Martin Scorsese - The Exhibition, and EYE is able to present this major exhibition thanks to the support of ENGIE.

In the coming period, ENGIE and EYE Filmmuseum will work together on the sustainable development of the Overhoeks area and environs. In addition, ENGIE wants to help make the EYE museum building on IJpromenade in Overhoeks even more sustainable.

EYE has consciously chosen for sustainability, and that dovetails perfectly with the vision of ENGIE. That’s because ENGIE delivers smart technical energy solutions that make use of visible and invisible sources of energy to create neighborhoods where almost all energy is generated sustainably. ENGIE values the innovative efforts of EYE in managing, preserving and digitizing film history, and supports the museum’s efforts in the field of sustainable cultural preservation. ENGIE can work with EYE in a new way: that’s their key to success in sustainable development, and they’re glad to sound the gong for this new venture.

For more information: www.eyefilm.nl

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23/05/2017 ForFarmers Agroscoopbokaal Amsterdam expand

Winners ForFarmers Agroscoopbokaal visit Beursplein 5

Arjan Schrijver, dairy farmer and customer of ForFarmers (ticker symbol: FFARM), sounds the gong. The occasion is this year’s edition of the annual Agroscoopbokalen (Agroscoop goblets). ForFarmers awards these goblets to farmers who have performed exceptionally in their industry within their operations.

Agroscoop is a digital monitoring program that effectively guides ForFarmers’ farmers organizations. By working intensively with customer, ForFarmers offers them concrete results: better returns, healthier livestock, and higher efficiency. In this manner, ForFarmers contributes to economically viable and sustainable food production.

ForFarmers is an internationally operating company active in the area of conventional and organic feed solutions for livestock. With sales of approximately 9.1 million tons of feed annually, ForFarmers is a market leader in Europe. With its products, ForFarmers offers customers additional knowledge and advice in the areas of feed, animal keeping and business development. ForFarmers has been listed to the Amsterdam exchange of Euronext since May 2016.

For more information: www.forfarmersgroup.eu

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22/05/2017 Investment competition Amsterdam expand

Winners Scholenstrijd competition sound gong

Students from the Atheneum 3-class of Community school Were di from Valkenswaard sound the gong of the Amsterdam exchange as winners of investment competition Scholenstrijd. Were di won the prize for the best return at the end of 2016.

Scholenstrijd is an online investment competition for HAVO and VWO high school students and teachers of economics. Scholenstrijd is a serious game and aims to increase the financial and economic knowledge of students. Students and teachers can use the competition for free throughout the year. Twice a year a prize game is organized - the best class based on return and the best class based on risk return receives a prize.

The competition has been supported by Stichting Capital Amsterdam since the beginning. In addition, Kempen & Co, Van Lanschot, BinckBank, STOER, Stichting Goede Doelen NH 1816 and De Nederlandsche Bank are sponsors of Scholenstrijd.

For more information: www.scholenstrijd.nl

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19/05/2017 Norh-Holland SME-awards Amsterdam expand

MKB North-Holland opens trading with winners OVNH

The winners of the 11th Norh-Holland SME-awards (Ondernemingsverkiezing Noord-Holland/ OVNH) open trading at Beursplein 5. The winners in the categories of Large SMEs, Medium SMEs, Small SMEs, and Public Choice award visit the Amsterdam exchange of Euronext and are accompanied by MKB-Amsterdam director, Fabian Nagtzaam.

"The event is very important for small and medium-sized businesses, but also the large-scale companies in North Holland's business are very active within the OVNH," said Nagtzaam. "The pearls from North-Holland’s economy can shine during our election, and they all show the North-Holland entrepreneurial mentality; businesslike, hardworking for the environment and their employees.’’

All OVNH partners participate in the prize package, which will be awarded to the winners next to the media attention and the title. Partners and sponsors are: Randstad and Province of North-Holland, ABN AMRO, Delta Lloyd, MKB Noord-Holland, Holland Media Combinatie, RSM, NH, Starletti and Landgoed Duin & Kruidberg.

For more information: www.ovnh.nl

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18/05/2017 5th listing anniversary Core Laboratories Amsterdam expand

Core Laboratories celebrates five-year listing anniversary by sounding gong

In celebration of its five–year listing anniversary on the Amsterdam exchange, Core Laboraties (ticker symbol: CLB) sounds the gong, at the opening gong ceremony signaling the start of the trading day. This ceremony will coincide with Core Lab’s 2017 annual shareholder meeting to be held in Amsterdam later in the day. David Demshur, CEO Core Lab, sounds the gong.

When Core Laboratories (Core Lab) announced its intentions on 18 April 2012 that it planned to dual list its shares on Euronext Amsterdam, the company’s European institutional investor share ownership was just 5%; today the European ownership of Core Lab has increased to almost 14%. The company attributes this dramatic increase to shareholder focus on companies that generate high levels of Return on Invested Capital and free cash flow. The dual listing on Euronext Amsterdam has made this very successful outcome possible.

Core Lab is proud to have its dual listing on Euronext Amsterdam, especially given its historical ties to the Netherlands, its large operational footprint in the Netherlands with employees and laboratories in Rotterdam, Vlaardingen and Amsterdam, and its client base throughout Europe.

Core Lab is a leading provider of proprietary and patented reservoir description and production enhancement services used to optimize petroleum reservoir performance. The company has over 70 offices in more than 50 countries and is located in every major oil-producing region in the world.

For more information: www.corelab.com

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18/05/2017 Knowledge For Growth Brussels expand

Knowledge For Growth Conference 2017

Euronext opened the 13th edition of the Knowledge for Growth Conference in Ghent with a bell ceremony in presence of Maggie De Block, Minister of Social Affairs and Health.

Knowledge for Growth is a European life sciences conference organized by flanders.bio. Participants include decision makers from biotech, pharma and medtech as well as investors, universities, leading research institutes, policymakers and competence providers. In 2016, a record number of 1.250 attendees from 16 countries attended. 

This year, the conference's programme featured a focus on the global life sciences’ landscape, B2B Partnering powered by EBD Group’s partneringLITE, a trade fair with 100 exhibitors and a scientific poster area.

17/05/2017 Philips Innovation Award 2017 Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for Philips Innovation Award 2017

The Phillips Innovation award is the largest student-entrepreneur award in The Netherlands. It was first organized 12 years ago and is organized for students, by students. The Philips Innovation Award has become a platform where each participant can profit from. Participants receive personal feedback, practice important skills, receive coaching and build a network. 

The 30 best participants showed their start-up to investors and entrepreneurs, while receiving feedback on their pitch by a professional jury during the semi-finals. The best 8 start-ups made it to the final, where over 800 visitors experienced an inspiring evening with interesting guest speakers and - of course - high quality innovations. GBM Works won the Innovator League and was rewarded with a price worth €50.000. Levels Diagnostics won the Rough Diamond League and was rewarded with a price worth €10.000.

For more information:  www.phia.nl

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17/05/2017 15th listing anniversary Melexis Brussels expand

To celebrate the 15th listing anniversary of Melexis and the company’s spectacular growth on Euronext Brussels, Karen Van Griensven, CFO of Melexis, rang the Euronext bell to open the markets. Melexis is one of the five world leaders in automotive semiconductor sensors and a leading player in integrated circuits for motor driving, car networking and wireless communication.

16/05/2017 Nyenrode Private Investor Program Amsterdam expand

Nyenrode sounds the gong for the Private Investor Program

Frits Oppel, graduate of the Nyenrode Private Investor Program, opens trading at the Amsterdam exchange. Participants in the Private Investor Program actively learn to analyze and manage their own investment portfolios according to the latest insights in the field of investing. They will be assisted by top experts in every step of the way, ensuring that they make the right investment decisions. After successful completion of this program, the participants are able to independently take control of their own portfolio and are, at least, at the same level as a professional investor with several years of experience.

Nyenrode Business Universiteit’s mission is: ‘Serving society by shaping responsible leaders’. Nyenrode is a small-scale private university, founded in 1946 for and by business, with an international orientation. Nyenrode offers students and participants a combination of sound theoretical framework, practical relevance and personal development. Thanks to this combination, they develop sustainable added value for themselves, for their company and for society.

For more information: www.executiveeducation.nl

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15/05/2017 65th listing anniversary RELX Amsterdam expand

RELX celebrates 65 years of listing by sounding gong

The first share for N.V. Uitgeversmaatschappij Elsevier, the predecessor for RELX N.V. (ticker symbol: REN), was traded at Euronext Amsterdam 65 years ago. Over the years the company has transformed to become a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries, enabling customers to make better decisions, to get better results and to be more productive.

Alexander van Boetzelaer has the pleasure of opening trading in his capacity as Head of House of RELX Nederland and EVP Strategy Elsevier B.V.

RELX Group serves customers in more than 180 countries and has offices in about 40 countries. It employs approximately 30,000 people of whom almost half are in North America. RELX N.V. is an Amsterdam listed holding company which owns 47.1% of RELX Group. RELX PLC is a London listed holding company and owns 52.9% of RELX Group. Total market cap is approximately €37 billion.

For more information: www.relx.com

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15/05/2017 Euronext Fund Service Paris Paris expand

Euronext to launch new fund service in Paris

Euronext launches Euronext  Fund Service Paris, an innovative model to facilitate investment in funds across the globe.

Euronext Fund Service Paris is an innovative and complementary solution for investing in open-end funds (UCITS1 and AIF2) registered or passported in France. It offers institutional and retail investors a simplified, automated cost-efficient subscription/redemption service to invest in funds through their brokers. Euronext Fund Service has been launched on 15 May 2017, starting with AXA IM, Ecofi Investissements, La Française Investment Solutions, Longchamp Asset Management, Natixis AM and OFI AM funds.

12/05/2017 IPO VolkerWessels Amsterdam expand

VolkerWessels is a leading integrated and diversified construction group with a “think global, act local” mind-set. They operate primarily in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, North America and Germany and has leading positions in the markets it operates in. In the Netherlands, VolkerWessels is the market leader by revenue in construction & real estate development, infrastructure and energy & telecom infrastructure. VolkerWessels has an ecosystem of entrepreneurs and more than 120 local operating companies, with approximately 16,000 skilled employees. Their operating model combines a local sales and client focus with a centralised control and support structure at divisional level that optimises scale and expertise across its operating companies.

For more information: www.volkerwessels.com

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12/05/2017 IPO Prodways Paris expand

Listing of Prodways on Euronext

Raphaël Gorgé, CEO & Chairman of Prodways, opens the trading day in Paris.

Prodways Group is one of the leading European companies specializing in 3D printing for aeronautics, space, medical, dental, automotive and other industries. It is about an additive manufacturing process of creating physical objects by superimposing different layers of materials. Net sales (before intra-group eliminations) break down by activity as follows:

  • design, assembly and sales of machines and associated equipment (50.6%): 3D printers, cleaning stations, UV ovens, liquid resins, polymer powders, etc.;
  • design and manufacturing of 3D plastic and metal printed parts (46.9%);
  • other (2.5%).

Net sales are distributed geographically as follows: France (42.1%), Europe (32.8%), North America (18.9%) and other (6.2%).

11/05/2017 NBWM Amsterdam expand

NBWM opens trading at the Amsterdam exchange

The Dutch Payment & Exchange Company (NBWM) sounds the gong for international expansion. They do this accompanied by Farosol and Dutch Credit Brokers.

Farosol and Dutch Credit Brokers have been partners of NBWM for a long time, they offer a broad range of services within Credit Management, focused on Credit Insurance. Farosol and Dutch Credit Brokers help NBWM grow internationally by providing a vast network.

For more information: www.nbwm.nl

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10/05/2017 Global Sector SPDR ETFs Amsterdam expand

SPDR ETFs celebrates one year anniversary of its Global Sector ETFs

State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) opens the trading day to celebrate the successful listing of 10 Global Sector SPDR ETFs on Euronext Amsterdam one year on.

SPDR ETFs has an extensive track record in this area and offers the broadest suite of Sector ETFs in the market, covering Europe, US and Global sectors.

Philippe Roset, head of SPDR ETFs Netherlands, comments: “Sector ETFs have seen a marked increase in popularity amongst investors, with Technology and Energy seeing the greatest level of investor interest over the last 12 months.

In contrast to individual stock selection or a limited number of style characteristics, sector investing can offer lower correlations between the constituents of the strategy, higher return dispersion, and discrete exposures — all of which gives investors a high degree of flexibility, a crucial element in the current uncertain environment. Given these changes to the market are systematic, we expect the popularity of Sector investing, which complements this investment environment, to continue on its current trajectory for the foreseeable future.”

For more information:  www.ssga.com

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09/05/2017 Inspiring Fifty Amsterdam expand

Opening of trading by Inspiring Fifty

Inspiring Fifty recently revealed the names of fifty women who were nominated by a group of high profile judges as the most inspiring women in Dutch technology. The judges have recognized the exceptional achievements and the great contributions of these women but more importantly; they are considered role models that can inspire the next generation of women and girls in technology. Jalila Essaidi, Director Inspidere, sounds the gong together with Neelie Kroes, Member of the Board at Uber.

Inspiring Fifty is a not-for-profit organization established in 2013 by the two successful Dutch entrepreneurs Janneke Niessen and Joelle Frijters, co-founders at Improve Digital. They aim to improve the gender balance in the tech sector.

The launch of Inspiring Fifty Netherlands follows the European list, that was released in March. Later this year Inspiring Fifty will also announce the Nordics, UK, DACH and France top 50 women in technology. Moreover, the not-for profit organization will continue to inspire in other countries, for the first time now also outside Europe. In cooperation with the Dutch Embassy Inspiring Fifty South Africa will be launched.  

For more information: www.inspiringfifty.com

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08/05/2017 Week of the Entrepreneur Amsterdam expand

Opening of trading for Week of the Entrepreneur

Trading is opened on the occasion of Week of the Entrepreneur (Week van de Ondernemer). The event takes place for the 20th time in the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht. Yet again around 5,000 entrepreneurs are expected to attend this year. The gong is sounded by Gerard van den Broek, Director of De Ondernemer.

This year's edition of the Week of the Entrepreneur, the oldest and largest live entrepreneurial event in the Netherland, is fully focused on growth. Many successful entrepreneurs and top speakers are present to share their knowledge and experience with the attending entrepreneurs.

The Week of the Entrepreneur is part of the 'Wereld van de Ondernemer' (World of the Entrepreneur,) a cross-media platform that consists of a quarterly magazine, a weekly newspaper page, a weekly newsletter, a website and events, and aims to stimulate entrepreneurship by inspiring and informing entrepreneurs. This platform is part of De Persgroep.

For more information: www.weekvandeondernemer.nl

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05/05/2017 Liberation Day Amsterdam expand

Amsterdam Committee 4 and 5 May sounds gong

The Amsterdam Committee 4 and 5 May visits the Amsterdam exchange and opens trading by sounding the gong.

The National Committee takes care of organising the national activities on 4 and 5 May, including the coordination of the Liberation Festivals, and it runs educational projects, develops mass media campaigns and gathers knowledge and makes it available to others, for example about war monuments and commemorations throughout the country. In this connection, the National Committee works together with numerous other parties on the local, provincial and national levels.

For more information: www.4en5meiamsterdam.nl

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04/05/2017 2017 Dutch Family Businesses Award Amsterdam expand

Terberg Group sounds gong after winning 2017 Dutch Family Businesses Award

Terberg Group B.V.  was recently announced winner of the 2017 Dutch Family Businesses Award during a ceremony in the Nieuwe Kerk in The Hague, the Netherlands. This prestigious award was presented by Her Royal Highness Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands. George Terberg, Chairman of the board, sounds the gong to celebrate the company’s prize.

From the initial 500 family businesses, 10 were nominated, and then 4 finalists were selected: Brabantia, Koninklijke A-Ware Food Group, Koninklijke Zeelandia, and Terberg Group.

George Terberg, Chairman of the Board: "Who would have thought that our village forge, set up in 1869, would develop into the Dutch Family Business of the Year. We are incredibly proud of this and consider it the icing on the cake that underlines the hard work undertaken by our family and employees every day to operate successfully throughout the world".

For more information: www.terberggroup.com

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03/05/2017 Giving Back Foundation Amsterdam expand

Better Options and Giving Back Foundation open trading

Better Options LLP, trading company based in the Amsterdam exchange building, opens trading in the company of Giving Back Foundation. Better Options invited the Amsterdam pupils and mentors of Giving Back Foundation for a day at the exchange.

Giving Back Foundation is committed to a diverse society in which everyone has an equal chance to develop his or her talent. Giving Back focuses on a broad group of talented pupils and students who have the potential to play a successful role in society. Giving Back offers these youngsters a challenging program aimed at both personal and professional development. The program consists of workshops and events, plus a mentoring program. Giving Back offers programs for pupils, students and young professionals.

For more information: www.betteroptionsllp.nl            

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02/05/2017 World’s Best Designed Newspaper Amsterdam expand

Het Parool sounds gong as World’s Best Designed Newspaper

Newspaper Het Parool has recently been voted World’s Best Designed Newspaper. Ronald Ockhuysen, editor-in-chief of the newspaper, sounds the gong and opens trading at the Amsterdam exchange together with his colleagues.

The prize was awarded at the annual meeting of the Society for News Design, an international umbrella organization of designers and journalists. The jury praises Het Parool for ‘an enchanting design that makes news stories tempting to read’. The ‘clear signature’ and ‘striking mix of solid news and elegant white space’ was called ‘innovative’.

Het Parool also received two ‘awards of excellence’ for the PS section. These pages – the second half of the newspaper on working days– were called ‘hopeful’ for ‘a vital future of paper newspapers’ by the jury.

For more information: www.parool.nl

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28/04/2017 ABN AMRO and EIB Amsterdam expand

ABN AMRO and EIB sound the gong for financing green shipping

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and ABN AMRO (ticker symbol: ABN) have signed an agreement to support investment in green European shipping. It is the first agreement on investment in green shipping with a financial institution in the Netherlands. On this occasion they visit the Amsterdam exchange and open trading by sounding the gong.

The agreement ensures that promoters of green projects, in the maritime transport sector, can benefit from favorable financial conditions through the EIB's AAA-rating. These conditions apply to both retrofitting of existing shipping and the construction of new vessels with a green innovation aspect, and for both inland waterways and sea shipping.

The EIB Facility is an additional incentive for ABN AMRO to encourage shipping customers to seek sustainable solutions and fits perfectly with the bank's other efforts to promote sustainable solutions in this important sector.

For more information: www.abnamro.com

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27/04/2017 King’s Day Amsterdam expand

Koninklijke Bond van Oranjeverenigingen sounds gong on King’s Day

On King’s Day many ‘Oranjeverenigingen’ are busy organizing a village or town festival. The KBOV is the national representative of all ‘Oranjeverenigingen’. They visit Beursplein 5 and sound the gong.

The KBOV helps ‘Oranjeverenigingen’ with advice and information and organizes meeting points for exchange of experiences and ideas. In addition, the KBOV want to make clear that this kingdom, which is not bound by party or group, represents the plural society for every Dutch citizen, regardless of origin, race or religion.

The KBOV stresses the importance of promoting and strengthening the bond between the Dutch population and the House of Orange. It seeks to achieve this by initiating and stimulating celebrations and other commemorations to mark heyday in the House of Orange. By now, more than 320 local ‘Oranjeverenigingen’  are a member of the KBOV.

For more information: www.oranjebond.nl

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26/04/2017 DSI Screening sounds gong for 10-year anniversary Amsterdam expand

DSI Foundation, the self-regulation institute for the financial sector, celebrates 10 years of DSI Screening by sounding the gong. DSI organizes certification, screening and discipline in the financial sector, and provides a public register in which consumers and businesses can check which financial professionals are DSI certified and thus meet high quality standards in terms of integrity, knowledge and professional competence.

Since 2007, DSI is the court supplier of personnel screening for the financial sector. In cooperation with the financial sector, DSI developed the standard for staff screening. The method on which DSI performs the screening is supported by the AFM. Since 2007, non-profit DSI has performed over 40,000 professional screenings at cost price, for both professionals who applied for a job in the financial sector and for various service providers to the sector, such as accountants. The purpose of DSI is to strengthen trust in the financial sector by providing transparency, high-quality permanent education and professional screening that cares for individuals and companies from A to Z.

For more information: www.dsi.nl

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25/04/2017 Inside ETFs Amsterdam Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for Inside ETFs Amsterdam

Sponsors of the Inside ETFs Amsterdam event, Dimensional and Think ETF’s, visit the Amsterdam exchange to open trading by sounding the gong.

The Inside ETFs Amsterdam event takes place at the EYE Filmmuseum, 25 April. The program of Inside ETFs Amsterdam is changing the way the Dutch manage assets by providing bright ideas, cutting-edge research and new solutions for today’s evolving markets. Designed for fund selectors, financial advisers, family offices and other investors, the program will leave attendees with actionable ideas and insights they can put to work immediately in any portfolio.

For more information: www.finance.knect365.com/inside-etfs-amsterdam

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24/04/2017 7th anniversary Mutual Fund Amsterdam expand

Mutual Fund and Mint Tower Capital Management sound the gong

Mint Tower Capital Management opens trading together with Mutual Fund on the Amsterdam exchange to celebrate the 7th anniversary of Mutual Fund.

Mutual Fund strives to be a linking pin between highly motivated university students and the Financial Markets. By contacting organizations in the financial world, Mutual Fund strives to build durable relations with firms like Mint Capital Management, located on Beursplein 5, Amsterdam. 

Mutual Fund is a student organization for highly motivated students with interest in Financial Markets. The main goal of Mutual Fund is to facilitate an educational platform for students with interests in buying and selling financial instruments. The common focus of the students contributes to a highly motivational environment where knowledge and new insights are developed.

For more information: www.mutualfund.nl

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21/04/2017 NN Investment Partners expand

Multi-Asset funds NN Investment Partners awarded again

NN IP visits the Amsterdam exchange after being awarded by research entity Lipper for two defensive Multi-Asset funds from NN IP’s fund offering. Ewout van Schaick, Head of Multi-Asset Portfolio’s at NN IP, sounds the gong and opens trading.

In the category ‘best defensive Multi-Asset fund’, Lipper granted, for the fourth year in a row, the NN Dynamic Mix Fund II an award. Moreover, the portfolio management team and the investment process itself were granted the award for “Mixed assets large company” (just as in 2015 and 2016). Furthermore, NN IP got to take home the price for best overall large company 2017. This year ,Lipper chose a defensive Multi-Asset funds as a winner and awarded the NN Dynamic Mix I fund.

Ewout van Schaick, Head of Multi-Asset Portfolios at NN IP:  “In addition to an extensive and highly experienced investment team, the success of the mix funds is explained by combining thorough macroeconomic analysis, valuations and other fundamental factors with the study of investor behavior. We think that factors such as momentum, investment flows and investor sentiment play an increasingly important role in explaining markets. This approach worked well last year. We saw that economic data improved slowly during the year while rising political uncertainty led to the fact that many investors remained very carefully positioned. We kept our preference in our mix funds for riskier investments while, in part, we hedged ourselves against the unexpected results of the Brexit referendum and the US election with specific positions in, for example, currencies like the British Pound or Mexican Peso. We consider winning these awards as a confirmation for consistent team performance."

For more information: www.nnip.com

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20/04/2017 Amsterdam Exchange Experience Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for 1250th Amsterdam Exchange Experience tour

The Amsterdam exchange celebrates the 1250th tour of the Amsterdam Exchange (AEX) Experience; an interactive exhibition about the importance and role of the exchange for the economy, the listed companies, the history and the traded products. Coordinator of the Experience, Ton Ruitenburg, sounds the gong together with members of the Experience team.

During a visit to the Experience visitors learn about the exchange and its social role as a growth engine of the economy. The exhibition also shows its rich history, which goes back to the East India Company (VOC) and the activities of the listed companies. Visitors get the opportunity to determine their investor profile and can test their skills as a trader in the crowd. Visiting the trading floor is also a part of the tour.

The Experience was opened in November 2013 by Her Majesty Queen Máxima during the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Amsterdam Stock Exchange at Beursplein 5.

For more information: www.amsterdam-exchange-experience.nl

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19/04/2017 Artcadia Amsterdam expand

Cals College from Nieuwegein wins Artcadia finals

Cals College from Nieuwegein recently won the Artcadia Art and Technology finals. The winning design is the Multi Mill, a design that combines a windmill at sea with solar and wave energy plus tidal power. The winners visit the Amsterdam exchange and open trading.

The contest was organized by design and consultancy firm Arcadis (ticker symbol: ARCAD), the KNHM foundation and supplier of digital printing systems Canon Business Services with the objective of having secondary education pupils experience the fascinating world of technology. The Cals College won first prize with the idea for the Multi Mill: a trip for ten pupils and two teachers to visit exceptional places and technically interesting projects in Paris where they will be taking a look behind the scenes. Secondary education pupils in the Netherlands were challenged to produce a project with which to present their take on our future society. Issues in the field of buildings, water, the environment & public space and mobility were tackled with creative technical solutions.

Technology and art contest Artcadia, for pupils in group 2 of the higher intermediary educational programs, was held for the eighth time. A record number of 117 schools entered the contest this year.

For more information: www.artcadia.nl

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18/04/2017 Kempen & Co Amsterdam expand

Kempen & Co kicks off 10th Life Sciences conference by sounding gong

Kempen & Co is proud to host the annual Kempen Life Sciences conference for the tenth time. On this occasion they visit the Amsterdam exchange to open trading.

This conference has become a central meeting place for global institutional investors and European Life Sciences companies, with its signature format focused on one-on-one meetings and small group meetings, as well as a networking lunch and showcase session. Like previous years, the conference will be attended by executives from a wide range of companies from continental Europe including pharma, biotech, diagnostics and medtech.

As one of the few focused merchant banks in Europe, Kempen & Co is uniquely positioned as a specialist in the Life Sciences and Healthcare markets. Over the past years, Kempen & Co have built a strong position in this sector in securities brokerage, mergers and acquisitions, and equity capital market transactions.

For more information: www.kempen.com

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13/04/2017 Logistics manager of the year Amsterdam expand

Logistics manager of the year sounds gong for WDP

Logistics real estate specialist WDP (ticker symbol: WDP), since 2015 with a second listing on Euronext Amsterdam, invites Marc van het Bolscher (Tanatex) to sound the gong.

From the 2016 edition WDP sponsors the ‘LMvhJ’ event which aims to get more attention for the profession of the logistics sector and the people work here. At the end it is the people who make the difference. The board of the ‘LMvhJ’ is also invited to take part in the ceremony.

WDP develops and invests in logistics property (warehouses and offices). WDP's property portfolio amounts to more than 3 million m². This international portfolio of semi-industrial and logistics buildings is spread over more than 170 sites at prime logistics locations for storage and distribution in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Romania.

For more information: www.wdp.eu

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12/04/2017 SME Export Award Amsterdam expand

Winner SME Export Award sounds gong

Bart Veldhuizen from Hoenderdaal Fasteners, winner of the SME Export Award, opens trading at the Amsterdam exchange. He opens trading accompanied by Annet Koster of MKB-Nederland, initiator of this export award for SMEs.

New markets, innovative products and efficient logistics. These are the ambitions of Hoenderdaal Fasteners from Veenendaal, manufacturer of fasteners. The company has won the SME Export Award because of the sophisticated export plan that focuses on Sweden as a prelude to further expansion in Scandinavia.

The SME Export Award has been awarded for the fourth year in a row. The award is an initiative of SME Netherlands in collaboration with the National Enterprising Netherlands (RVO.nl) and Language Institute Regina Coeli, designed to encourage SME entrepreneurs to cross the border or to expand their existing international activities.

For more information: www.mkb.nl   

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11/04/2017 Nyenrode Digital Transformation Report Amsterdam expand

Sounding the gong for Nyenrode Digital Transformation Report

Nyenrode Finance Circle recently published a report ‘Digital Transformation in Financial Industry’, on this occasion they visit the Amsterdam exchange of Euronext and open trading.

The contributors to the report are: Prof.dr. Dennis Vink (Nyenrode), Prof.dr. Steven van Belleghem (Vlerick) and Dutch financial institutions APG, PGGM, Optiver, Flow Traders, ING, ABN AMRO, KNAB en PWC.

Digital technologies will have an immense impact on our society and financial institutions are required to lead their organisation throughout a period of transformation.

For more information: www.nyenrodealumni.nl

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10/04/2017 HeadFirst Source Group Amsterdam expand

HeadFirst Source Group visits Beursplein 5

Source Group N.V. and their sector colleague HeadFirst have merged to form the HeadFirst Source Group N.V. (ticker symbol: HFS), making it market leader in the field of hiring external professionals, matchmaking, contracting and pay roll work.

The trading symbol of the stock at Euronext changed from SOURC to HFS on 3 April. The new combination has also launched their new website. To celebrate these activities Gert-Jan Schellingerhout, HeadFirst Source Group's CEO, sounds the gong to open trading at Euronext Amsterdam.

HeadFirst Source Group is market leader in the field of hiring of external professionals, matchmaking, contracting and pay roll work. Daily, more than 4,000 professionals work for in excess of one hundred clients in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg, realising an annual turnover of approximately 450 million euros. HeadFirst, Source and Proud Company are all part of the HeadFirst Source Group.

For more information: www.headfirstsourcegroup.com

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07/04/2017 Morningstar Awards Amsterdam expand

Morningstar Awards winners sound gong

The Morningstar Awards are designed to help investors around the world identify the year's most exceptional funds and fund managers. The 2017 Morningstar Awards recognize retail funds and fund groups that have been good stewards of investor capital within the context of their relevant peer group in 2016 and over longer time periods. This year’s winners sounds the gong and open trading at the Amsterdam exchange.

Winners are selected using a quantitative methodology developed by Morningstar that considers the one-, three- and five-year performance history of all eligible funds. Morningstar adjusts the returns for risk using a utility theory based screen that imposes a higher penalty for downside variation in a fund’s return than it does for upside volatility.

For more information: www.morningstar.nl

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06/04/2017 Delta Lloyd ESG Fund Amsterdam expand

Delta Lloyd Asset Management sounds the gong for the sustainable Delta Lloyd ESG Fund

Delta Lloyd Asset Management will be drawing special attention to the sustainable Delta Lloyd ESG Fund through a national multimedia campaign in the weeks ahead. Jacco Maters, CEO Delta Lloyd Asset Management, sounds the gong.

Jacco Maters: “Sustainability shouldn’t be the exception, but the norm. Our sustainability philosophy drives us to achieve important financial targets while still contributing to a sustainable world by standing up for people and the environment.” Today Delta Lloyd is putting extra force behind these words by sounding the gong to open the Amsterdam stock exchange.

AF Advisors are already calling the fund the best globally-investing sustainable equity fund, and it has received the top rating of five stars from independent analysts Morningstar. The goal of the Delta Lloyd ESG Fund is to maintain low costs while following the value development of the MSCI World Index. The fund adheres to strict sustainability criteria as well as a ‘best-in-class’ investing method which focusses on identifying companies that demonstrate clear sustainability ambition, and supporting them in achieving their goals.

For more information: www.deltalloyd.nl/esgfund

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06/04/2017 X-FAB Paris expand

Listing of X-FAB on Euronext

Rudi De Winter, CEO of X-FAB opens the trading day in Paris

X-FAB specializes in the design and manufacturing of analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for the semiconductor and electronics industries. The group develops micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) and silicon carbide circuits designed primarily for automotive, industrial and medical applications.
At the end of 2016, X-FAB operated 6 production sites in Germany (3), France, Malaysia and the United States.

05/04/2017 EnterNext TechShare Amsterdam expand

Gong to conclude EnterNext TechShare program 2016-2017

To conclude the second successful EnterNext TechShare program 2016 – 2017 the Dutch participants and partners sound the gong. TechShare is an educational program designed specifically for fast growing tech companies who want to know more about the process of an IPO. The participants have had educational sessions on the capital market in recent months.

TechShare is a unique pan-European program that helps directors of tech companies to better understand the role and functioning of financial markets. Entrepreneurs are thus better able to assess the chances of a listing in relation to their specific projects and to take time to prepare.

The program began in September 2015 in France with a kick-off where 30 companies were present from France, Belgium, Portugal and the Netherlands. The customized trainings are organized and supported by regional expert partners.

Dutch partners of the TechShare program are Deloitte, Citigate FF, ABN AMRO and Rutgers & Posch. In four sessions they discussed all relevant issues of the capital market. The open discussions and case studies have resulted in a very useful and professional program for entrepreneurs. 3D Hub, Backbase, BENCOM, Dynamic Credit, Evision- Software, Lebara, Luxexcel, Microes, RES, Treeway and Voiceworks are the participating Dutch companies in the TechShare program.

‘’TechShare has given me the opportunity to expand my knowledge and capabilities of the financial markets more. I found the content of the program and the guidance from the partners very valuable. It is an accessibly way to, when the time is right, make a well-informed choice on the possible funding of Treeway.’’ said Inez de Greef, CEO Treeway.

Due to the success of this second edition, the third edition of TechShare starts this fall, with hopefully equally interesting participants as last year.

For more information: www.enternext.biz

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05/04/2017 SNCF Réseau Green Bond Paris expand

Patrick Jeantet CEO of SNCF Réseau celebrates the success of the agencies second Green Bond issue.

Following its inaugural Green Bond issue for € 900 million at 15 year in 2016, SNCF Réseau has raised onto the market in March one more billion € through a very successful Green transaction with a 17 year tenor. Both to celebrate it than to highlight how sustainable development is part of SNCF Réseau values, Mr. Patrick Jeantet, CEO of SNCF Reseau, will make a brief allocution, before symbolically ring the market opening bell. . 

04/04/2017 VEON Amsterdam expand

Listing VEON

Euronext welcomes VEON (ticker symbol: VEON), a leading global provider of communications services, on Euronext Amsterdam. Jean-Yves Charlier, CEO VEON, and VEON’s global management team celebrate the company’s listing by sounding the gong,

Headquartered in Amsterdam, VEON is the name of the parent company and its new personal internet platform that integrates powerful data analytics and artificial intelligence, with a fresh take on messaging capabilities, enabling users and communities to connect by voice, text, picture and video through a beautifully designed interface.

For more information: www.veon.com  

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03/04/2017 The Digital Dutch Amsterdam expand

KPN sounds gong for The Digital Dutch

On 5 and 6 April KPN Zakelijke Markt (KPN Business Segment) is organizing The Dutch Digital for the second consecutive time. The Dutch Digital is an interactive event for corporate customers and business partners of KPN (ticker symbol: KPN). KPN visits the Amsterdam exchange and opens trading to bring The Digital Dutch to the attention.

The first edition of the event was so well received last year that KPN decided to bring back customers into the world of digital transformation. In 2016, 75% of corporate customers in the event stated that they do exploit digital opportunities enough. With The Digital Dutch, KPN wants to show companies  - from SMEs to large corporates - how ICT solutions can be specifically applied to better serve their customers.

For more information: www.kpn.com

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31/03/2017 NVA Amsterdam expand

NVA and ABN AMRO sound gong for NVA Autism Week 2017

The Dutch Autism Association (NVA), visits the Amsterdam exchange for the gong ceremony for World Autism Day, annually on 2 April.

The ceremony is entirely dedicated to World Autism Day 2017. Special guest this year is Brigitte Blijswijk, COO Functions / COO Office / Management Consultant at ABN AMRO. When she joined ABN AMRO in 1987, she was unaware that she had autism. This diagnosis came when she was 47, when she was tested extensively after a burnout.

This year the NVA organizes the Autism Week for the 8th time, from 2 to 8 April, to create awareness about autism. The theme of the NVA Autism Week 2017 ‘Young and AUT', attention for the early recognition and detection of autism. During the NVA Autism Week the NVA asks attention for the approximately 190,000 people with autism in the country in a special way.

For more information: www.autismeweek.nl

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30/03/2017 Etos Amsterdam expand

Etos sounds gong on Amsterdam exchange

Etos, part of the Euronext listed Ahold Delhaize (ticker symbol: AD), was voted best valued drugstore by customers this year. Managing Director Jan-Derek Groenendaal and Commercial Director Therese Opgenoort sound the gong together with their colleagues from the stores.

For the Gfk Formula Report, five drugstore formulas were assessed by their own customers in eight different aspects: staff expertise, choice in products, staff friendliness, quality, store cleanliness, atmosphere, pricing and attractive offers. The drugstore chain has invested heavily in a new look and feel, new stores and innovations within their own brand last year.

Jan-Derek Groenendaal: "Thanks to the unbridled commitment of 5,000 employees, we can continuously meet the changing needs of our customers. This award underlines the importance of continuing to invest in your brand. I am very proud that today we can sound the gong in honor of our title best drugstore in the Netherlands. "

Etos was founded in 1919 as a cooperative of workers of the Philips group and privatized in 1931 under the name Etos. Since 1973 the company is part of Euronext Listed Koninklijke Ahold, now Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize.

For more information: www.etos.nl

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29/03/2017 Special Olympics Team NL Amsterdam expand

Special Olympics Team NL visits Beursplein 5

Special Olympics Team NL opens trading at Beursplein 5 after the Special Olympics World Winter Games. Michelle Zeeman, Shorttracker and winner of Gold on 333 and Bronze on 500 shorttrack during the Special Olympics World Games 2017, sounds the gong.

From 18 up until 24 March, a total of 3,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities from 117 countries, competed in the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria. Each athlete of Team NL won a medal, with a total of 42 medals. The 25 athletes competed in four disciplines: short track, skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing and won: 15 times gold, 18 times silver and 9 times bronze.

Main sponsors are Rabobank and Euronext listed Aegon (ticker symbol: AGN). Together with partners VriendenLoterij and Fonds Gehandicaptensport, they show these successes to the world and thus make an important contribution to a positive image of people with intellectual disabilities as full citizens of an inclusive society.

For more information: www.specialolympics.nl  

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28/03/2017 DNB Amsterdam expand

DNB sounds gong for The world of De Nederlandsche Bank

Nicole Stolk, Secretary-director  of De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), sounds the gong on the occasion of the launch of their new online education programme, The World of De Nederlandsche Bank.

This interactive study tool (currently only available in Dutch) allows upper secondary school students to discover DNB's core tasks, and why these tasks are important for prosperity in the Netherlands. It explains economic principles and terms such as interest rates, inflation, purchasing power, economic growth and supervision of financial institutions. The study material covers various attainment targets and concepts from the curriculum, and calls on students' 21st century skills.

Financial education and knowledge transfer are essential to DNB, and young people in education are a prime target audience. That is why they are participating in the Money Week initiative this week. DNB has a visitor center where these subjects are explained to secondary and higher education students and other target groups. The center features interactive exhibitions about how the economy works and the scope of the activities of DNB, and what this means for individual citizens. The public is educated on how to manage money and take responsible financial decisions by developing educational materials such as online games, films, brochures, education programs, posters and comic strips.

For more information: www.dewereldvandnb.nl

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27/03/2017 Financial Literacy Week Brussels expand

Financial Literacy Week 2017

Save money or not? ... That is the question for many of us. It was the central theme of the second edition of the Financial Literacy Week which Wikifin.be (FSMA) organized with the support of many partners and this from March 27 to April 2, 2017.

The purpose of the initiative is initiating a broad debate about money and directing the spotlight on financial education. Throughout the week, various activities are organized in Belgium, both for education and for the general public.

Euronext cooperates with the Financial Literacy Week and organised on 27 March, like last year, the official kick-off in its premises with a bell ceremony. The winning teams of the competition Wikifin @ School Challenge: Coloma Plus (Mechelen) and Institut Saint-Boniface (Ixelles) had the honour to ring the bell in the presence of Finance Minister Johan Van Overtveldt and the Chairman of the FSMA, Jean-Paul Servais.

Immediately after the Bell Ceremony, HE Queen Mathilde opened the national conference "Financial Education” with a speech and offered the winning team the Wikifin @ School Challenge price.

Also during this conference the results were announced of a major study on the savings culture of the Belgians: "Saving ... or not?" Why do Belgians save so much? What does influence their behaviour?

Thereafter, the main actors of the financial education in Belgium entered into debate about the challenges they faced and the role of financial education in the society of tomorrow.  The conclusions of this study can be consulted here (NL). The ministers Kris Peeters, Johan Van Overtveldt and Marie-Martine Schyns participated in these discussions.

You too, share your opinion with the keywords # dwvhg17

For further information please visit www.deweekvanhetgeld.be .

27/03/2017 Global Money Week 2017 Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong by Child & Youth Finance International marks Global Money Week 2017

Global Money Week (GMW), an initiative of Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI), is an annual international event to create money awareness. Global Money Week engages children worldwide in learning how money works, including saving, creating livelihoods, gaining employment, and entrepreneurship. Child & Youth Finance International sounds the gong.

In 2016, over 7 million youngsters took part in 33,000 activities across 132 countries. The theme of Global Money Week 2017 is ‘Learn.Save.Earn.’, with a focus on educating children and youth about their social and economic rights and responsibilities, building clever savings habits and developing livelihoods and entrepreneurial skills.

CYFI is an international organization based in Amsterdam. CYFI has taken on the challenge of reshaping financial systems – by making sure that everyone works together to help children and youth become empowered economic citizens Through collaboration they ensure that national authorities, CEOs, heads of NGOs, academics, media personalities and young people work together today to make tomorrow more sustainable, equal and stable.

For more information: www.globalmoneyweek.org

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24/03/2017 Let’s Colour Walls of Connection Amsterdam expand

AkzoNobel and MasterPeace join forces to color 100 ‘walls of connection’

AzoNobel (ticker symbol: AKZO) announced it is joining forces with MasterPeace, a global peace movement, in an initiative to paint 100 walls in more than 40 countries. The Let’s Colour Walls of Connection initiative aims to inspire and energize cities around the world and make people’s lives more livable and inspiring. To support their collaboration, they visit the Amsterdam exchange of Euronext and open trading by sounding the gong.

“With a little bit of paint and a lot of creativity, artists and communities are coming together to ‘color peace’,” said Annemieke Kievit, Director Public Affairs and Human Cities at AkzoNobel. “The painting will take place in 40 cities around the world, from Indonesia all the way to Brazil, involving hundreds of artists, AkzoNobel employees, MasterPeace teams and thousands of participants worldwide.” AkzoNobel employees will join forces with MasterPeace teams to paint the walls using community events.

MasterPeace, an award-winning global non-profit and non-governmental peace movement, operates in more than 45 countries and aims to mobilize people around the world to use their talents for peace building.

AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people’s lives more liveable and inspiring. As a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, they supply essential ingredients, essential protection and essential colour to industries and consumers worldwide.

For more information: www.akzonobel.com

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23/03/2017 Prix Veuve Clicquot Amsterdam expand

Winner Prix Veuve Clicquot opens trading

Else Doets, Businesswoman of the Year 2017, sounds the gong and opens trading. Businesswoman of the Year is an election organized by Veuve Clicquot Champagne House, part of the LVMH Group, listed on Euronext (ticker symbol: MC).

Elske Doets is the director-owner of Jan Doets America Tours. With her passion for travel, Canada, the USA and her customers, she has grown the well-known family business into a big travel company in the Netherlands. Elske considers the title ‘Businesswoman of the Year 2017’ a wonderful crown on her work and a fantastic motivation for the future. It’s also a title with a mission. Elske wants to inspire and motivate young girls in high school to become businesswomen in the future!

Since 1981, the Prix Veuve Clicquot is a renowned initiative in the Netherlands. In 2017 this prize is awarded for the 36th time to a special businesswoman. In the past 35 years this award has had a very special and prestigious position and substantially contributed to a positive appreciation of female entrepreneurship. Led by a skilled jury, which this year is chaired by Mrs. Annemarie Jorritsma, the 36th Dutch Businesswoman of the Year will be elected on March 20 2017.

The prize is awarded in 18 countries. In the Netherlands, under the auspices of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin champagne, in collaboration with Stan Huygens Journal of the newspaper De Telegraaf and in cooperation with EY.

For more information: www.zakenvrouwvanhetjaar2017.nl  

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22/03/2017 Amundi ETF listing Amsterdam expand

Amundi ETF sounds gong for listing an ETF on Euronext Amsterdam

Amundi ETF is pleased to announce the listing on Euronext Amsterdam of the AMUNDI INDEX BARCLAYS GLOBAL AGG 500M UCITS ETF DR. Gert-Jan Verhagen, Head of Amundi ETF, Indexing & Smart Beta Sales, Benelux , sounds the Gong.

Having been a pioneer of the European ETF market, Amundi ranks among the top-five European ETF providers, with more than €25bn in assets under management. Amundi ETF offers investors a broad range of more than 100 ETFs characterized by continuous innovation and competitive prices.

Based on these core principles, Amundi ETF has been growing faster than the market over the past 5 years, with record inflows of 4bn€ in 2016 and sustained net new assets over the first two months of 2017 positioning number 3 in terms of ytd flows in Europe at the end of February 2017.

For more information:  www.amundietf.nl

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21/03/2017 Best European ETF Market Maker Amsterdam expand

Optiver visits Beursplein 5

Optiver opens trading at the Amsterdam exchange by sounding the gong to celebrate winning Best European ETF Market Maker 2017 at the recent ETF Express Awards. Maarten Botman, Head of ETF Trading, Optiver Europe, sounds the gong.

Their story begins in 1986, with a single trader on the floor of Amsterdam’s options exchange. Today, they are at the forefront of trading and technology employ more than 1000 Optiverians of 40 nationalities across offices on four continents. Using their own capital, at their own risk, they trade on major financial markets globally, 24 hours a day, in a wide range of financial products. Optiver strives to “improve the market” by participating in the wider debate around market structure and offering fair, tradable prices to market participants, in all market conditions. By constantly providing liquidity, volume and competitive prices, Optiver contributes to the stability and smooth functioning of fair, transparent and reliable markets.

For more information: www.optiver.com  

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20/03/2017 415th anniversary Amsterdam expand

Gong marks the exchange anniversary

This year, the Amsterdam exchange, the oldest stock exchange in the world, celebrates its 415th anniversary. On this occasion trading is opened by sounding 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: www.exchangehistory.nl

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20/03/2017 New composition BEL 20® and BEL Mid® Brussels expand

On 20 March 2017 were Aperam and Sofina a guest at Euronext Brussels to celebrate their new entry in the BEL 20 ®. To mark the occasion, Timoteo Di Maulo, CEO of Aperam and Harold Boël, CEO of Sofina, rang the opening bell in the presence of their management. The new composition of the BEL Mid® index, which comprises 38 companies as from 20 March 2017, was inaugurated by Marc Brisack, CEO of Ascencio, Ewoud Welten CFO of Biocartis and Manu Vandenbulcke, CEO of Tinc.

Press release : Euronext announces annual review results of the BEL 20®, BEL MID® and BEL SMALL®

17/03/2017 World Sleep Day Amsterdam expand

Philips sounds gong on World Sleep Day

Royal Philips N.V. (ticker symbol: PHIA) sounds the opening gong at Euronext Amsterdam at World Sleep day to draw more attention to the important role of sleep.

A good sleep as part of a healthy lifestyle has a positive effect on the daily well-being and health on the long term. Philips responds to this phenomenon with sleep- and breathing/ ventilation solutions which lead to healthier patients, practices and companies. Philips innovations are based on the actual needs of the users of their products in the field of respiratory care - sleep apnea, oxygen therapy, non-invasive ventilation and respiratory drug delivery.

On this day, World Sleep Day, 17 March, which is characterized by sleep, Philips launces the results of a worldwide research on sleep – with insights on sleep habits, the importance of sleep towards other activities and how the quality of sleep affects relationships and productivity. Philips wants to start the conversation about sleep, inform people about the importance of sleep and encourage them to take control of their sleep habits and, ultimately, about their health and lifestyle.   

For more information: www.philips.com

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16/03/2017 ABN AMRO Best Retail Innovation Amsterdam expand

Speakap sounds gong for ABN AMRO Best Retail Innovation 2017

Social platform peakap has won the ABN Amro Award ‘Best Retail Innovation 2017. The award was presented at the Retail Outlook event by Euronext listed Wereldhave and ABN AMRO, and Q&A. To bring this award to the attention, they visit the Amsterdam exchange and sounds the gong. Patrick van der Mijl, Founder Speakap, sounds the gong.

Speakap is the developer of a social platform for internal communication, that offer employees the same experience as with their personal social media. Organizations can also brand this communication environment, thanks to a white labelled version. The platform ensures more engagement, internal knowledge sharing and consumption of company news.

The Best Retail Innovation Award is part of the concept ‘ABN AMRO Retailer of the Year’ and is meant for the most innovative idea in the Dutch retail sector. Independent judges nominated three innovations by judging their innovative capacity and applicability. After pitches of three nominees, the audience selected Speakap as the winner.

For more information: www.besteretailinnovatie.nl

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15/03/2017 Avantium Brussels expand

Euronext welcomes Avantium, a leading chemical technology company and a forerunner in renewable chemistry, on Euronext Amsterdam and Euronext Brussels. To celebrate the first listing, Tom van Aken, CEO Avantium, sounded the gong in Amsterdam during the opening of the markets and rang the Closing Bell in Brussels.

The IPO on Euronext Amsterdam and Euronext Brussels enables institutional investors as well as retail investors to invest in the company, further enhance Avantium’s public profile and develop its leading position in the company’s active markets.

Together with its partners around the world, Avantium develops efficient processes and sustainable products made from biobased materials. Avantium offers a breeding ground for revolutionary renewable chemistry solutions. From invention to commercially viable production processes. One of Avantium’s many success stories is the YXY technology to produce PEF: a completely new, high-quality plastic made from plant-based industrial sugars. PEF is 100% recyclable. It offers a cost-effective solution for applications ranging from bottles to packaging film and fibres, positioning it to become the next generation packaging material.

For more information: www.avantium.com

15/03/2017 IPO Avantium Amsterdam expand

IPO Avantium

Euronext welcomes Avantium (ticker symbol: AVTX), a leading chemical technology company and a forerunner in renewable chemistry, on Euronext Amsterdam and Euronext Brussels. Tom van Aken, CEO Avantium, sounds the gong to celebrate the listing.

The IPO on Euronext Amsterdam and Euronext Brussels enables institutional investors as well as retail investors to invest in the company, further enhance Avantium’s public profile and develop its leading position in the company’s active markets.

Together with its partners around the world, Avantium develops efficient processes and sustainable products made from biobased materials. Avantium offers a breeding ground for revolutionary renewable chemistry solutions. From invention to commercially viable production processes. One of Avantium’s many success stories is the YXY technology to produce PEF: a completely new, high-quality plastic made from plant-based industrial sugars. PEF is 100% recyclable. It offers a cost-effective solution for applications ranging from bottles to packaging film and fibres, positioning it to become the next generation packaging material. Avantium is also working on a host of other ground-breaking projects and is providing advanced catalysis research services and systems to companies in the chemical, refinery and energy sector.

For more information: www.avantium.com

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14/03/2017 BioCapital Europe Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for BioCapital Europe

BioCapital Europe, an LSP healthcare conference, will take place for the 15th time in Amsterdam. Geraldine O’Keeffe, Partner at LSP and conference host, sounds the gong in recognition of the 15th anniversary of the event.

BioCapital Europe is one of Europe’s premier life sciences investment conference, offering venture capitalists and institutional investors unique and timely access to approximately 40 biotech companies at an exciting stage in their development. The presenting companies for this years’ event are developing cutting edge, innovative healthcare solutions to a variety of diseases such as novel treatments for cancer, ground breaking medical devices for stroke and heart disease, in additional to breakthrough diagnostics and therapies for a wide range of diseases.

LSP is a leading independent European investment firm, providing financing for private and public life-science companies. Since the late 1980s, LSP’s management has invested in a large number of highly innovative enterprises, many of which have grown to become leaders of the global life-science industry. With over EUR 1 billion of investment capital raised to date and offices in Amsterdam, Munich and Boston, LSP is one of Europe’s largest and most experienced specialist life-science investors.

For more information: www.lspvc.com

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13/03/2017 RTL Z Trading Game Amsterdam expand

ING Sprinters and RTL Z open trading for RTL Z Trading Game

ING Sprinters and RTL Z open trading at the Amsterdam exchange for the start of a new round of the successful RTL Z Trading Game.

RTL Z once again offers the opportunity to invest € 100,000 without risk. On Monday 13 March, a new round of the RTL Z Trading Game begins. People can invest virtually in cooperation with ING Sprinters. People can safely get more familiar with the dynamics of the financial markets. The platform comes close to reality. RTL Z is also producing a weekly TV-show on the developments of the Trading Game, starting on 21 March.

For more information: www.rtlzbeursspel.nl

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10/03/2017 Heineken Club Quadrathlon Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for Heineken Roeivierkamp

The Heineken Roeivierkamp is celebrating its 45th anniversary. On 11 and 12 March the rowing match will take place, once again, on the Amstel. During the weekend different distances will be rowed, all of which are important to the final outcome. The Heineken Roeivierkamp has been organized by Amsterdam Student Rowing Club Nereus for 45 years and is sponsored by Euronext Amsterdam listed Heineken (ticker symbol: HEIA).

Every year teams from around the world participate in this rowing competition. This year there are teams representing France, America, Belgium, Germany, England, Italy, Norway and even Russia. The Dutch top will also be present  on the water, and many Olympic Nereids will be rowing this home match on ‘their’ Amstel.

This anniversary edition a true arena around the Berlagebrug, where the races finish, has been set up. Visitors can follow the event from both the Amsteldijk as the boulevard on the Weesperzijde.

For more information: www.roeivierkamp.nl

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09/03/2017 Van Lanschot interactive investment app Amsterdam expand

Van Lanschot launches interactive investment advice app

Van Lanschot (ticker symbol: LANS) launches its new investment advice app for its investor clients. The app provides clients with a comprehensive view of their investment portfolios and returns, while putting them into easy and swift contact with their personal investment advisers if they choose. The Digital & Innovation team of Van Lanschot sounds the gong and opens trading.

The investment advice app is the second such app Van Lanschot has introduced for its investor clients, following in the footsteps of the discretionary management app launched in 2016. These introductions and other innovations improve our Private Banking offering for clients, who expect personal attention combined with high-quality digital support.

Van Lanschot NV is the holding company of F. van Lanschot Bankiers NV, the oldest independent bank in the Netherlands with a history dating back to 1737. Van Lanschot, a wealth manager operating under the Van Lanschot, Kempen & Co and Evi van Lanschot brand names, is active in Private Banking, Asset Management and Merchant Banking, with the aim of preserving and creating wealth for its clients. Van Lanschot NV is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.

For more information: www.vanlanschot.nl

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08/03/2017 BlackRock's Women’s Initiative Network Amsterdam expand

BlackRock celebrates 10 years Women’s Initiative Network on International Women’s Day

With the opening of trading BlackRock honours International Women’s Day and celebrates the 10th anniversary of BlackRock’s Women’s Initiative Network (WIN). Cyrille Verbeeten, Vice President at BlackRock and Women in ETFs (WE) City Liaison Amsterdam, opens trading by sounding the gong. Euronext and 43 other exchanges organised an International event “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality” together with its partners UN Global Compact, UN Women, Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, IFC, World Federation of Exchanges, Women in ETFs and local partner BlackRock in Amsterdam.

WIN brings together leadership, innovation and passion to foster the full potential of women at BlackRock. International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

BlackRock is a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients. At December 31, 2016, BlackRock’s AUM was $5.1 trillion. BlackRock helps clients around the world meet their goals and overcome challenges with a range of products that include separate accounts, mutual funds, iShares (exchange-traded funds), and other pooled investment vehicles.  BlackRock also offers risk management, advisory and enterprise investment system services to a broad base of institutional investors through BlackRock Solutions.

For more information: www.blackrock.nl

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08/03/2017 International Women’s Day Brussels expand

On 8 March 2016, Euronext and 43 other exchanges organised an International event “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality” together with its partners UN Global Compact, UN Women, Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, IFC, World Federation of Exchanges and Women in ETFs.The aim is 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.

At Euronext Brussels, Françoise Chombar, CEO of Melexis, opened the trading day together with other female leaders and senior executives representing listed companies, banks, financial intermediaries and other associations such as Women on Board.

08/03/2017 International Women's day Paris expand

Ring the Bell for International Women's day

Euronext rings the opening bell for International Women Day  and to promote Gender Equality

On 8 March 2017, Euronext and 43 other exchanges organised an International event “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality”
together with its partners UN Global Compact, UN Women, Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, IFC, World Federation of Exchanges and Women in ETFs .

07/03/2017 Listing Tikehau Capital Paris expand

Listing of Tikehau Capital on Euronext

Antoine Flamarion and Mathieu Chabran, Co-Founders of Tikehau Capital, open the trading day in Paris.

Tikehau Capital specializes in asset management and investment services. The group invests in various asset classes (private debt, real estate, capital investment and liquid strategies), notably through Tikehau IM (an asset management subsidiary that operates on behalf of institutional and private shareholders) and Salvepar (a listed investment company taking minority stakes).
At the end of 2016, Tikehau Capital managed about EUR10 billion in assets.

07/03/2017 KLM Messenger Amsterdam expand

KLM sounds gong for next step on Messenger

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (ticker symbol: AF) is taking a next step on Messenger by introducing a new emoji service that makes it easy to find your way in an unknown city or country. KLM visits the Amsterdam exchange and sounds the gong, to bring this addition to their service to the attention.

Looking for the nearest ATM or train station? Simply send the matching emoji to KLM, share your current location and KLM instantly replies with the nearest address. And what about an Italian restaurant? The emoji pizza slice and your location are enough to help you on your way.

Since 2009 KLM gained a reputation as an initiator and pioneer in the area of social media services and campaigns in the social landscape. In February 2017, KLM had over 24 million fans and followers on various social media platforms. Through these channels, KLM receives more than 100,000 mentions every week, 15,000 of which are questions or remarks. On Facebook, Messenger, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, WeChat and KakaoTalk KLM offers her customers a 24/7 one-stop-shop in 9 different languages. KLM’s Emoji Messenger Service is created together with creative digital agency CODE D’AZUR

For more information: www.klm.com

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06/03/2017 12th MKB Innovatie Top 100 Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for 12th MKB Innovatie Top 100 of KvK

The Dutch Chamber of Commerce (KvK) appeals, with a bold blow on the gong at Euronext Amsterdam, to every innovative entrepreneur of the Small and Medium Enterprise to nominate with their innovation for the 12th MKB Innovatie Top 100: the most beautiful innovation show window of the Netherlands. The 100 ventures and their innovations will be announced in the autumn, at the Day of the Innovation, organised by the Dutch Chamber of Commerce. Subscribing is encouraged till the 15th of April via their website.

Participation with the MKB Innovatie Top 100 is very fruitful for the nominees. Harrie Evers of NormTEQ from Hengelo mentioned how winning, to him, was a breakthrough to the market. And Steinar Henskes, CEO of Bird Control Group, about the Top 100: “The rating in the MKB innovatie Top 100 gave us an international body in order to breakthrough.” Last year Yoni conquered the first place with innovative tampons, pads and panty liners of organic cotton.

The nominees are judged on their impact for the sector on the community, originality, turnover and potential growth. There is deliberately no price attached to the MKB Innovatie Top 100. The power of the initiative is to show what the SME is capable of. In the past 11 years this award has grown to the greatest and most important Innovation Award for SMEs.

For more information: www.mkbinnovatietop100.nl

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03/03/2017 Rabobank and Peaks Amsterdam expand

Rabobank visits Amsterdam exchange with Peaks

Rabobank visits the Amsterdam exchange together with Peaks for the launch of a new app. Tom Arends, Co-Founder and CEO Peaks, opens trading together with his colleagues and Rabobank by sounding the gong.

This summer Peaks will launch the first mobile app in the Netherlands that allows you to invest your spare change. Peaks is the first mobile app which enables you to invest your spare change. Every time you make a purchase with your debit card, Peaks automatically rounds up the withdrawn amount up till the next Euro. By doing so, Peaks creates an investment account without high impact on your expenditure pattern, and makes investing as easy as making debit card purchases. Peaks wants to make investing a possibility for everyone. Also, Peaks attaches importance to keep our planet a viable place for next generations. Investing in companies that share these values is the way to maintain and increase these ideals. Therefore, Peaks offers the opportunity to invest spare change in a sustainable manner.

Peaks is established in Amsterdam and founded in 2016 by Tom Arends, Sijbrand Tieleman and Rutger Beens. The Dutch cooperative bank Rabobank is one of the main investors in Peaks.

More information: www.peaks.nl

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02/03/2017 AFS Energy Amsterdam expand

AFS Energy opens trading

AFS Energy, situated at Beursplein 5, opens the Amsterdam exchange to celebrate that within a few years it has developed from a small and local player to one of the major European players in the field of mediation in renewable energy and renewable energy certificates. This has been achieved through the support of both their international customers and their employees.

AFS Energy is a professional and independent intermediary that advises and mediates in the European renewable energy market. AFS Energy assists businesses, professionals and (semi-) government in realizing sustainable energy and CO2 targets. Within the renewable energy market AFS Energy is active in products such as green electricity, biogas and green gas, biofuels, energy efficiency and in the voluntary and regulated emissions rights. AFS Energy independently mediates between procuring and selling parties. Furthermore AFS Energy mediates in the financing of renewable energy projects in Europe and the structuring of their PPAs and GPAs.

For more information: www.afsgroup.nl

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01/03/2017 Best Emerging Technologies Amsterdam expand

Amsterdam Smart City sounds the gong as winner of ‘Best Emerging Technologies’

Amsterdam Smart City (ASC) opens the Amsterdam exchange to celebrate that they have won the ‘Best Emerging Technologies’ award at the World Government Summit Awards in Dubai. The award is in recognition of Amsterdam’s approach to generating social and technological solutions for various urban challenges through collaboration.

ASC welcomed three new partners: the Euronext listed ENGIE, Pakhuis de Zwijger and Waag Society in early 2017. Together with existing partners Amsterdam Economic Board, City of Amsterdam, Alliander, KPN, PostNL, Amsterdam ArenA, Arcadis and Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, these parties form the public-private partnership known as Amsterdam Smart City.

The ASC programme was launched in 2009 as a unique collaborative venture between businesses, public authorities, knowledge institutes and Amsterdam residents. ASC believes in the importance of working together to build a future-ready and liveable city, with the strength of Amsterdam’s residents at the core. The partnership has evolved into a pioneering platform, with more than 290 partners engaged in over 160 innovative projects. The partners collaborate on social and technological innovation projects in fields such as mobility, renewable energy, connectivity, data and circular economy.

For more information: www.amsterdamsmartcity.com

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28/02/2017 Greenwich ETF Study Amsterdam expand

iShares sounds gong for launch Greenwich ETF Study 2017

iShares visits the Amsterdam exchange for the launch of the Greenwich ETF Study 2017. Kirst Kuipers, head iShares Benelux, sounds the gong and opens trading.

iShares is a provider of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). With their expertise, the company meets the needs of investors for more than ten years. iShares offers a broad range of high-quality funds for their clients around the world to invest in.

For more information: www.ishares.com

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27/02/2017 ABN AMRO Public Sector Clients Amsterdam expand

ABN AMRO Public Sector Clients visits Beursplein 5

Within ABN AMRO (ticker symbol: ABN), there is a specific department called Public Sector Clients which focuses on the financing of the public sector (e.g. Government, Educational institutes, hospitals and other care  institutes). One of the key points on which she focuses is sustainability. To bring this subject to the attention, they visit the Amsterdam exchange and open trading by sounding the gong.

Taking the sustainability strategy of the bank as a starting point, Public Sector Clients has defined how she can advise her customers regarding sustainability. Many large steps can be taken within the public sector. The positive impact that the public sector can have on e.g. the CO2 emission of the Netherlands is large when the sector will actively pursue this challenge. With the launch of a tailor-made sustainability strategy for the public sector, ABN AMRO wants to do her part.

Before the end of 2020, ABN AMRO Public Sector Clients wants to achieve an energy reduction of 15% in the real estate of her customers. Besides this, they want to start at least 15 waste-reduction projects before 2020. Think about simplifying waste separation in hospitals and financing circular construction projects, in which raw materials get a new life at the end of the life cycle. Connecting government, investors and entrepreneurs through innovative Social Impact Bonds is the last goal. At the end of 2020 they want to have realized 15 of these sustainable bonds, so to be of help in solving social issues.

For more information: www.abnamro.nl

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24/02/2017 ABN AMRO MeesPierson Amsterdam expand

ABN AMRO MeesPierson sounds gong as Best Private Bank in the Netherlands

Jos ter Avest, Senior Managing Director of ABN AMRO MeesPierson, opens trading to celebrate ABN AMRO MeesPierson being named by Euromoney as Best Private Bank in the Netherlands for the fourteenth consecutive year.

Euromoney is a renowned international journal. Ter Avest is proud of the recognition: “This is a great result. The private banking world is changing rapidly, and the bar is high. We are constantly adapting our services to meet changing client needs. A recent example is the new feature on our Mobile Banking app allowing clients to place investment orders via the app.”

ABN AMRO MeesPierson is the private bank of ABN AMRO in the Netherlands, serving wealthy individuals. ABN AMRO MeesPierson has more than 20 offices and is market leader in the Netherlands.

More information: www.abnamro.nl

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23/02/2017 65th anniversary Intertrust Amsterdam expand

Intertrust celebrates 65th anniversary by sounding the gong

Intertrust is celebrating its 65th anniversary as the world’s leading provider of high-value trust, fund and corporate services. On this occasion they visit the Amsterdam exchange of Euronext and sound the gong to open trading.

Intertrust N.V., listed on Euronext Amsterdam Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: INTER) was founded in 1952 by merchant bank Pierson, Heldring & Pierson. Over the past 65 years, Intertrust has built a reputation of excellence thanks to its quality services, stringent compliance standards, strong commitment to building long-term relationships and its global approach. Key to Intertrust’s success, however, are its people.

Intertrust has 41 offices in 30 jurisdictions across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle-East and has more than 2,500 professionals supporting its blue chip client base.

For more information: www.intertrustgroup.com

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