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18/03/2019 Faber Halbertsma Group expand

Pooling Partners becomes Faber Halbertsma Group

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

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

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

For more information: faberhalbertsmagroup.com

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15/03/2019 World Sleep Day expand

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

Beter Bed Holding

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

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

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

For more information: beterbedholding.com

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14/03/2019 ICT Group NV expand

ICT Group NV expands internationally

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

Additude

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

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

For more information: ict.eu  |  additude.com

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

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

Innovation hub

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

Arcadis

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

Techstars

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

For more information: techstars.com arcadis.com

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

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

BAM Group NV

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

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

For more information: bam.com

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

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

Who will call the bottom?

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

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

For more information: iex.com

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08/03/2019 International Women's Day 2019 expand

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

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

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

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07/03/2019 Topvrouwen.nl expand

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

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

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

For more information: topvrouwen.nl

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

International Women’s Day Summit 2019

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

Dutch Female Board Index

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

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

For more information: harpersbazaar.nl

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05/03/2019 Kolegio Alejandro Paula expand

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

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

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

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04/03/2019 Women in Tech expand

Women in Tech The Netherlands opens trading day 

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

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

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

For more information: women-in-tech.org

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01/03/2019 SPDR MSCI World UCITS ETF expand

Launch of SPDR MSCI World UCITS ETF 

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

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

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

For more information: SPDRs.com

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28/02/2019 Automotive Innovation Award expand

Lightyear wins Automotive Innovation Award

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information: lightyear.one

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

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

The Netherlands America Foundation

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

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

The First Netherlands-America Friendship Gala in the Netherlands

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

For more information: thenaf.org

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

Heineken N.V. 80 years stock listing

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

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

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

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

For more information: theheinekencompany.com

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25/02/2019 Impact Matters expand

ABN AMRO and Impact Matters call for more corporate volunteering projects

Wim Saris (ABN AMRO) opens the stock exchange on behalf of Impact Matters and ABN AMRO to call for attention for more valuable collaborations between businesses and non-profit organisations.

Sharing knowledge, bringing worlds together

The concept of Impact Matters is to use business knowledge to help organizations achieve their mission. Impact Matters was founded in 2016 by Henriette van Eeghen and connects the demand of charities with the knowledge supply of corporate organisations. The organisation has many contacts in the non-profit sector and seeks the best fitting match for their requests in its contacts in the corporate world.

About ABN AMRO

ABN AMRO is affiliated as a partner company. Employees of ABN AMRO have the opportunity to use their expertise and talent for projects of Impact Matters. ABN AMRO Group is one of the leading Dutch banking groups and listed on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange as ABN.

For more information: abnamro.com impactmatters.nl

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22/02/2019 Rembrandt and The Dutch Golden Age year expand

With the opening of the exhibition Rembrandt and the Mauritshuis by Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix the year-long celebration Rembrandt and the Golden Age 2019 officially started. Throughout the year, exhibitions and activities commemorating Rembrandt’s death 350 years ago in Amsterdam.  Five museums are presenting special exhibitions about the old master’s work: the Fries Museum, Mauritshuis, Rembrandt House Museum, Rijksmuseum and Museum De Lakenhal.

Lidewij de Koekkoek, director of Museum Het Rembrandthuis is opening the stock exchange in honor to this year-long celebration.

Rembrandthuis
Museum Het Rembrandthuis contains the house and workshop where Rembrandt lived, painted and gave lessons to his pupils for almost 20 years.

For more information: rembrandt-2019.nl

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21/02/2019 Momentum Risk Monitor expand

To celebrate the launch of Momentum Risk Monitor , Rocco Pellegrinelli, Founder & CEO, will sound the gong. Momentum Risk Monitor is Euronext’s second alternative data product developed in partnership with Trendrating.

Trendrating
Trendrating is a company based in Switzerland specialising in momentum trend capture using machine learning techniques. Trendrating captures a shifts in momentum exposure faster and more smartly with its their robust momentum rating tools based on a self-adjusting algo model.

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20/02/2019 100 years Amsterdam Public Library expand

OBA 100 years: 100 days of celebrations 

De public library of Amsterdam (OBA) celebrates its 100th anniversary. In honour of this, the OBA opens the stock exchange.

Director Martin Berendse: “The OBA is a lot more than just books, the library wants to show that during the celebrations. There are special activities in the InburgerBar for people who would like to improve their skills on language and digital knowledge. For children there is a reading bed that visits all the 27 locations and the library will organize special plays.

The OBA has published a special jubilee book called “Amsterdammers and their library”.

For more information: oba.nl/100jaar

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19/02/2019 Chocoa Festival expand

7th Edition Chocoa Festival  

Chocoa, the chocolate festival, is being held for the seventh time this year to contribute to the growth of the market for sustainable and high-quality chocolate. The gong is sounded by Caroline Lubbers, co-founder of Equipoise and of Chocoa.

Chocoa
Chocoa is an example of how market forces are improved by bringing cocoa farmers directly into contact with cocoa buyers.
The fair with over 80 stands are especially from cocoa producing countries from Asia, Africa and Latin America.
The producers are here to sell their cocoa directly to chocolate makers. There are chocolate makers from around the world. At the same time, a conference will take place on the progress of the sustainability of the cocoa chain, with companies such as Cargill, and Port of Amsterdam.

Equipoise
Equipoise was established in 2014 and advises on making the cocoa chain more sustainable, based on the conviction that this sustainability should be market-driven.

For more information: chocoa.nl

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18/02/2019 Nedap signs 3 contract Ackermans expand

Nedap signs 3 year contract with retailer Ackermans

Nedap has signed a three year contract with South African retailer Ackermans for the supply of  Nedap’s leading RFID software platform, to its 800 stores in Southern Africa. With this deal, Nedap has become the fastest growing RFID platform in the world. To celebrate this achievement, Rob Schuurman, Managing Director, will ring the Euronext Amsterdam Stock Exchange Opening Bell.

Nedap is the Global Leader in RFID within Retail. Nedap helps retailers permanently prevent losses, optimize stock levels and simplify the multi-store retail management using RFID. Nedap’s RFID software platform gives retailers real-time item-level insights into their stock levels and the exact location of each item. Using these real-time insights, retailers are able act much more agile, offer customers a better shopping experience and uplift sales.

For more information: nedap-retail.com

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15/02/2019 RTL Z Investment competition expand

Winners RTL Z Investment competition

Investment Study Club Duitenberg from the University of Twente  will open the Amsterdam Stock Exchange. This study club won the student competition of the RTL Z Beursspel last year. To celebrate their victory, they have the honor to open today’s exchange. 

Investment Study Club Duitenberg was founded in 1986 and has about 200 members.

RTL Z
RTL Z is a Dutch business and financial news television channel.

For more information: rtlzbeursspel.nl

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14/02/2019 Valentine's day expand

Valentine's day with PostNL

PostNL is helps the Dutch with their a romantic gesture with their new campaign. On Valentine' s day Esther Greenen from PostNL will open the trade.

PostNL
The listed postal company PostNL has the largest and most modern network for letters, parcels and e-commerce in the Benelux countries. PostNL employs a total of 44,000 people. With its loyal workforce, extensive networks and innovative drive, its ambition is to be the leading postal and logistics solutions provider in chosen markets. In 2017 its revenues reached €3.5 billion.

For more information: postnl.nl

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13/02/2019 Marconi Award expand

Winner Marconi Award

BNR Newsradio, the Netherland’s only commercial news radiostation, received the Marconi Online Award for BNR Smart Radio. To celebrate this Mireille van Ark will sound the gong.

BNR Newsradio
For 20 years, BNR Newsradio has been a key aspect in the lives decision makers and professionals. BNR creates audio for entrepreneurs and professionals, audio which is in turn created by entrepreneurs and professionals – for radio as well as online, live as well as on-demand

BNR Smart Radio
This technology, integrated in BNR’s existing app, enables personalized playlists that are selected, generated and served to listeners through AI and machine learning.

This innovation is part of BNR’s preparations for a bright future.

For more information: bnr.nl

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12/02/2019 Winners high school investment competition expand

The winners of last year’s fall edition 2018-2019 of Scholenstrijd will sound the gong.

The competition is a digital investment competition for high school students. Students from Openbaar Lyceum De Amersfoorste Berg won this national competition in fictional trading on the stock exchange.  They won in the category best financial return and best risk-return ratio.

Scholenstrijd
Foundation Capital Amsterdam , IEX and VECON are sponsors for this competition from the very beginning. Other companies involved are AFM, DNB, Kempen van Lanschot and Rabobank.  Every year over 20000 students in the Netherlands are participating to Scholenstrijd which also offers masterclasses and guest lectures.

For more information: scholenstrijd.nl

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