April 2018

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30/04/2018 Philips Innovation Award 2018 Amsterdam expand

Philips Innovation Award 2018 opens trading

The Philips Innovation Award 2018 finals are coming up. Friso Tigchelaar, chairman of the Philips Innovation Award 2018, sounds the gong and opens the trading day on the Amsterdam exchange.

The Philips Innovation Award, the biggest student-entrepreneur award in the Netherlands, organized for students, by students, will take place 7 May. During the final, the organisers will announce the next student entrepreneur of the Netherlands as well as the winner of the grand prize of 50.000 euros!

For more information: www.phia.nl

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27/04/2018 King’s Day Amsterdam expand

Oranje Bond Celebrate King’s Day

On King’s Day many ‘Oranjeverenigingen’ are busy organizing a village or town festival to celebrate the birthday of the king of the Netherlands. The KBOV is the national representative of all ‘Oranjeverenigingen’ and sounds 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, will be present in 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. Meanwhile, more than 310 local ‘Oranjeverenigingen’  are a member of the KBOV.

For more information: www.oranjebond.nl

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26/04/2018 Allen & Overy Amsterdam expand

Allen & Overy opens trading

International Financial Law Review (IFLR) has chosen Allen & Overy Amsterdam as the leading law firm in the Netherlands in 2018. A delegation from the company opens trading at the Amsterdam stock exchange with a sounding of the gong.

Allen & Overy is a law firm that operates globally with an extensive business practice, a litigation practice and a team of experts in the field of legislation and regulations. In addition to the office in Amsterdam, it has 44 offices across the world.

For more information: www.allenovery.com

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25/04/2018 20th listing anniversary NSI Amsterdam expand

NSI celebrates 20th listing anniversary 

By sounding the gong, NSI celebrates that they have been listed in Amsterdam for 20 years. Dick van Klooster, one of the Young Talents at NSI, sounds the gong.

On 25 August 1992, Houthaven Plan B.V. was founded and renamed in 1993 to Nieuwe Steen Investments, which listed on the Dutch stock exchange in 1998.

NSI (ticker symbol: NSI) is a specialist in commercial real estate and the only listed real estate FBI focused on the Netherlands. The NSI team focuses on maximizing the result for shareholders through proactive management of the portfolio and a disciplined rotation of objects. At the end of June 2017, the portfolio had been valued at € 1.1 billion.

For more information: www.nsi.nl

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24/04/2018 SME Export Award Amsterdam expand

Winner MKB Export Award sounds gong

The 29-year-old Anne Pleun van Eijsden, owner of the company On the Rocks, opens trading. With a sounding of the gong she celebrates winning the MKB Export Award, an annual prize from MKB-Nederland, TNT and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl). The prize is intended to stimulate SME entrepreneurs to cross the border or to expand their existing international activities.

On the Rocks makes high-quality notebooks of stone paper; a durable type of paper, made of gravel and without the use of trees, water or bleach. The paper is water resistant, extra strong and writes soft and smoothly. The jury of the MKB Export Award is impressed by the mission and vision of the young entrepreneur, who combines sustainability and quality into a special and promising export product. In total, almost 100 companies had signed up for the SME Export Award.

For more information: www.mkbexportaward.nl

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23/04/2018 Societe Generale joins Best of Book Paris expand

Societe Generale becomes a partner of Euronext and its Best of Book service

Laurent Goutard, Head of Societe Generale Retail Banking in France open the European Paris trading day.

Societe Generale becomes a partner of Euronext and its Best of Book service. 
By offering this service to its individual customers, Societe Generale guarantees the best possible execution of their buy and sell orders on all European stock markets. 

23/04/2018 RTL Z Beursspel Amsterdam expand

Start RTL Z Beursspel by sounding gong

RTL Z presenter Janneke Willemse sounds the gong at Euronext Amsterdam. RTL Z’s Beursspel starts on Monday April 23 and runs until Friday June 1.

With 100,000 euros fictional starting capital, players can learn how to invest on the stock market through the Beursspel. The player who achieved the highest return after six weeks wins an all-inclusive trip to New York, including a visit to Wall Street. Around 10,000 players compete for the main prize.

For more information: www.rtlzbeursspel.nl 

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20/04/2018 20th listing anniversary Ctac Amsterdam expand

Ctac sounds gong for 20th listing anniversary 

This year Ctac (ticker symbol:CTAC) has been listed on Euronext Amsterdam for twenty years. On this occasion, Henny Hilgerdenaar, CEO Ctac, opens the trading day by sounding the gong.

Ctac is an IT company that specializes in Business & Cloud integration. As a SAP Platinum Partner and Microsoft Gold Partner it offers IT solutions and consulting services. Ctac has substantive expertise and broad experience in the Retail, Wholesale, Manufacturing, Housing Corporation and Real Estate industries.

Additionally, Ctac offers various proprietary products such as the XV Retail Suite which consists of an omnichannel driven point-of-sale and loyalty platform and a cloud solution for Housing Corporations.

For more information: www.ctac.nl

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19/04/2018 CFA Society VBA Netherlands Amsterdam expand

CFA Society VBA Netherlands celebrates merger

CFA Society VBA Netherlands arose from the merger between CFA Society Netherlands and VBA investment professionals.

The association has more than 2,200 members in the Netherlands and shows strong growth. The association has a wide range of professional training opportunities, including the internationally recognized vocational training for Chartered Financial Analyst, the postgraduate VU-VBA course 'Investment Management', the postgraduate course 'Risk Management for Financial Institutions', the CIPM training focused on performance measurement and general CFA Foundations training.

CFA Society VBA Netherlands offers a wide range of possibilities for maintaining knowledge and skills and keeps a register of the permanent education of its members. With members working in virtually all disciplines within the financial sector, the association is deeply embedded in the Dutch industry. The association is part of the international network of CFA Institute.

For more information: www.cfasociety.org

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18/04/2018 Arcadis Amsterdam expand

Arcadis celebrates new assignment

Arcadis (ticker symbol: ARCAD) recently received instructions from Rijkswaterstaat to ensure that 135 movable bridges, locks, aqueducts and eleven tunnel complexes continue to work for the long term. It is a three-year contract on national conservation advice, as it is called. Arcadis does this together with the specialists from A-Quin and Dover Traffic Measures.

Rijkswaterstaat has many movable bridges, locks, tunnels and other complex objects. The extent to which the objects function properly determines the 'performance' that roads and waterways deliver. The Netherlands has a very good performing infrastructure. At the same time, the objects age faster due to more intensive use. To ensure that the performance of these properties remains at the highest level, Arcadis uses the latest digital techniques to predict risks as well as possible and to make the management and maintenance regime as efficient as possible.

For more information: www.arcadis.com

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17/04/2018 20th Listing Anniversary Kinepolis Brussels expand

Kinepolis’ 20th Listing Anniversary

Eddy Duquenne and Joost Bert, CEOs of Kinepolis Group, opened the trading day in Brussels.
In Europe, Kinepolis has 50 complexes throughout Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Spain, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Poland. In addition to its cinema business, Kinepolis is also active in film distribution, event organization, screen advertising and property management.

The company is listed at Euronext Brussels with trading symbol: KIN 

To find out more about Kinepolis: corporate.kinepolis.com

17/04/2018 Société Générale Turbo Life Amsterdam expand

Société Générale introduces Turbo Life in the Netherlands

With the official launch of the Turbo Life on Euronext Amsterdam, Société Générale is taking  a new step on the market for turbos. Ernst Gevaerts, Head of Cross Asset Retail Distribution Sales, opens the trading day by sounding the gong.

Turbos are listed investment products with leverage. In contrast to classic turbos, the innovative Turbo Life will not be deactivated if the stop loss-level is exceeded. Within 15 minutes after reaching the stop-loss level, an adjustment of the product features (funding level, stop loss level, parity) takes place, after which it can be traded again.

Ernst Gevaerts, responsible for the distribution of listed products of Société Générale in the Netherlands: ‘This innovation meets the often-heard desire of turbo-investors to have the ability to remain in the market and therefore benefit from a possible recovery after a sudden movement in the market.’

For more information: www.societegenerale.com

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16/04/2018 Kempen Life Sciences conference Amsterdam expand

Kempen kicks off Life Sciences Conference

Kempen is proud to host the annual Kempen Life Sciences conference on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 April 2018. On this occasion they visit the Amsterdam exchange to open trading. Alex Cogut, Co-Head Life Sciences Research, sounds the gong.

The Kempen Life Sciences 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 is uniquely positioned as a specialist in the Life Sciences and Healthcare markets. Over the past years, Kempen has enhanced their position in securities brokerage, mergers and acquisitions, and equity capital market transactions.

For more information: www.kempen.com

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13/04/2018 Bol.com strongest retail brand Amsterdam expand

Bol.com named strongest retail brand 

Bol.com, part of the Euronext listed Ahold Delhaize (ticker symbol: AD), has been declared the strongest retail brand in the Netherlands for the fourth time in a row. This was recently announced by Hendrik Beerda Brand Consultancy, who carries out a yearly Retail Brand Survey.

Today, a group of bol.com’s newest employees are on the gong stage, they will be working together with their colleagues to ensure a bright future for the company.

For more information: www.bol.com

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12/04/2018 Ease2pay Amsterdam expand

Ease2pay celebrates takeover MyOrder

Gijs van Lookeren Campagne, Jan Borghuis and Thomas Brinkman sound the gong to celebrate Ease2pay's recent acquistion of MyOrder. 

Ease2pay N.V. (Ticker symbol: EAS2P) is a (payment) transaction platform that allows you to create a pin terminal on a smartphone. The payment-app can be used for a number of different functionalities including parking, refuelling, scan & pay shops and trip registration services.

For more information: www.ease2pay.nl

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11/04/2018 Listing Retail Estates Amsterdam expand

Listing Retail Estates

Retail Estates strengthens its presence in the Netherlands through an additional stock exchange listing on Euronext Amsterdam.

Nine months after its entry into the Dutch retail property market, Retail Estates will now also be listed on Euronext Amsterdam.

For more information: www.retailestates.com

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10/04/2018 Ordina TalentPower Amsterdam expand

Ordina launches TalentPower with the opening of trading

Ordina (ticker symbol: ORDI) opens the trading day and celebrates the launch of Ordina TalentPower.

Ordina TalentPower was set-up to recruit and train new talents. Young Professionals who join Ordina will now be trained and guided via the Ordina TalentPower business unit. This includes a two-year training programme to not only increase their know-how and expertise, but also to boost their personal development. The company is currently running a recruitment campaign with the theme High performance teams, and have already hired more than fifty Young Professionals in the first quarter of this year. This is a very promising start for Ordina TalentPower, which has the ambition to recruit a large number of Young Professionals in 2018.

Ordina, founded in 1973 and listed at Euronext Amsterdam since 1987, is the largest independent IT services provider in de Benelux, with more than 2,650 employees. They devise, build and manage IT applications in the public sector, financial services sector, in industry and in healthcare.

For more information: www.ordina.com  

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09/04/2018 KPN The Digital Dutch Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for KPN The Digital Dutch

Esther Hoeve sounds the gong for KPN Digital Dutch. On 12 April KPN Business Segment is organizing The Digital Dutch for the third consecutive time. The Digital Dutch is an interactive event for corporate customers and business partners of KPN (ticker symbol: KPN).

After two earlier editions of the event KPN decided to bring back customers into the world of digital transformation. 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. This year’s Digital Dutch promises to be a spectacular experience where visitors get inspired and learn from some of the top companies in the Dutch business world.

For more information: www.kpn.com

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06/04/2018 365th anniversary Royal Delft Amsterdam expand

Royal Delft celebrates 365th anniversary 

Royal Delft celebrates its 365th anniversary. CEO Henk Schouten opens the trading day in Amsterdam with a sounding of the gong.

On 28 March 2018 Royal Delft turned 365 years old and this will be celebrated throughout the year. Highlights of the year are the exhibition “Nouveau Blue: vision to realisation” and the painting of a Delft Blue tile painting by 365 people during the year.

In the 19th century the company laid the foundation for the earthenware that is made to this very day by producers throughout the world: new Delft Blue was born. A few people in the history of the company played a huge part in this development. Get to know these extraordinary people and their innovations by visiting this inspiring exhibition.

For more information: www.royaldelft.com

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05/04/2018 ATENOR list Retail Bonds Brussels expand

ATENOR’s Public Offering of Retail Bonds

Sidney D. Bens, CFO of ATENOR, opened the trading day in Brussels.

The public subscription offer launched by ATENOR for the first time mainly for retail investors (private persons) has immediately met with great success (having been subscribed more than twice over), achieving the maximum sum expected, i.e. 50 million Euro in total for the two tranches proposed.

ATENOR is listed at Euronext Brussels with trading symbol: ATEB

To find out more about ATENOR: www.atenor.be

05/04/2018 BioCapital Company of the Year Amsterdam expand

Ablynx - BioCapital Company of the Year 2018

Ablynx NV CEO Edwin Moses sounds the gong, celebrating the company’s recent ‘BioCapital Company of the Year’ award. This award is presented yearly by Life Sciences Partners (LSP) during the BioCapital Europe Conference in Amsterdam.

LSP was proud to offer Ablynx the “BioCapital Company of the Year” award on February 6th 2018. LSP has been hosting The BioCapital Europe conference in Amsterdam for the past 16 years. The event brings together some of the most innovative healthcare companies across Europe. The “Company of the Year” is selected by approximately 250 delegates on the day of the conference. Ablynx was the clear winner at this year’s event, thanks to its outstanding performance.

Moses embraced the award in recognition of the exceptional progress the company has made since its IPO on Euronext Brussels (ticker symbol: ABLX) in 2007. The company has a unique Nanobody drug discovery and development platform which it uses to develop new medicines in various therapeutic areas. In October 2017, the company presented positive Phase III data validating the potential of its lead compound caplacizumab to become a key component of the new standard-of-care for acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (aTTP), a life-threatening blood clotting disorder, with potential approval and first launch anticipated in 2018.

For more information: www.ablynx.com

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04/04/2018 Drumming Day Amsterdam expand

Drumming Day

Accompanied by young drummers, this year’s Drumming Day is opened by Jan Dobber and Mark Spanbroek. After the opening ceremony they will address the participants of this year’s Drumming Day Seminar, which will be themed around the 40-year anniversary of the options exchange.

Drumming Day is a centuries old tradition commemorating the bravery of an orphaned boy who saved Amsterdam's stock exchange from the Spanish during the Eighty Years' War. The city expressed its gratitude by allowing orphans to play their drums in the exchange building one day each year. This age old tradition continues to this day.

On this day, April 4th, the Amsterdam Options Exchange, the oldest options exchange in Europe, celebrated its 40 year anniversary. Following the gong ceremony, this will be the theme during the ‘Drumming Day Seminar’. Jan Dobber, managing partner Beek Capital, and Mark Spanbroek, director of the Futures Industry Association, will tell more about the history, challenges and current issues concerning the options exchange, followed by a debate.

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04/04/2018 IPO VENTE UNIQUE.COM Paris expand

IPO VENTE UNIQUE.COM

Mr Vigna of Company Vente-unique.com opens the European trading day in Paris 

Vente-unique.com is the European No. 1 of online sale of furniture, decorative items and home equipment. Products include furnishing products (sofas, chairs, tables, bookcases, sideboards, beds, wardrobes, dressers, etc.), furniture for bathrooms and kitchens, household appliance products, lighting, carpets, decorative items, textiles products, etc.

03/04/2018 Philips Lighting Amsterdam expand

Philips Lighting inclusion in AEX-Index

Eric Rondolat, CEO of Philips Lighting sounds the gong and celebrates their recent inclusion in the AEX-Index: “We are proud that Philips Lighting is included in the prestigious AEX-Index, less than two years after our initial public listing on Euronext in Amsterdam. It is an important step in our transformation journey and a reflection of our team’s successful track record as we build the lighting company for the Internet of Things”. 

Philips Lighting (ticker symbol: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting products, systems and services, delivers innovations that unlock business value, providing rich user experiences that help improve lives. Serving professional and consumer markets, they lead the industry in leveraging the Internet of Things to transform homes, buildings and urban spaces. With 2017 sales of EUR 7 billion, Philips Lighting has approximately 32,000 employees in over 70 countries.

For more information: www.lighting.philips.com

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