November 2018

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30/11/2018 VOGO lists on Euronext Growth Paris Paris expand

VOGO listed on Euronext Growth Paris

Euronext Paris's markets are opened by VOGO. Christophe Carniel, CEO and Co-Founder, rings the bell to celebrate,

On November 30th 2018, VOGO is listed on Euronext Growth Paris. VOGO specializes in the development, marketing and distribution of a live technological solution for audiovisual content in sports venues that offers a new experience for spectators, through multi-camera on-demand live & replay content, and offers professionals video tools to help them make decisions.

The VOGO SPORT solution allows spectators, within a sports venue or during an outdoor event, to access instantly and in real time, via their terminals (smartphones, tablets, etc.) to the flows of the cameras filming the event. The application offers many features such as multicam live, replay, zoom and slow motion. A version dedicated to professionals (doctors, referees, coaches or journalists) gives access to a mobile and autonomous decision-making tool, used for medical monitoring, arbitration or analysis of athletes' performance.

30/11/2018 Dance4Life Amsterdam expand

Dance4Life starts campaign month by sounding the gong

Saturday, December 1 is World Aids Day and that day the world pays attention to the fact that HIV and AIDS are still a major health problem.

Therefore in December, Dance4Life starts an campaign month with various activities. The aim of these activities is to collect as many donations as possible for the international Journey4Life curriculum. As a start of this month, the charity opens trading on the Amsterdam stock exchange.

December campaign month planning;

  • 30 November - Hudson's Bay in Amsterdam: M.A.C. Cosmetics campaign
    For every M.A.C. lipstick that is purchased, part of the gainings will go to Dance4Life.
  • 4 - 31 December: Crowdfunding campaign for private donations
    All donations benefit the Dance4Life teaching program.
  • 10 - 11 December: Situation Room
    A unique concept in which influential Friends of Dance4Life approach their connections in the business world in order to donate goods that contribute to the work of Dance4Life.

All ambassadors and online influencers of Dance4Life contribute to make this month a great success.

For more information: dance4life.com

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29/11/2018 Amsterdam Entrepreneurs awards Amsterdam expand

City of Amsterdam congratulates winners Entrepreneur awards

On November 23, 2018, the City of Amsterdam announced the winners of the Amsterdamse Ondernemersprijs (the prize for the best entrepreneur of Amsterdam) and the DAM Prijs 2018 (the most sustainable entrepreneur of the city).

The winner of the Amsterdam Entrepreneur Award is Menno Simons from Bocca-Coffee. With Bocca Coffee he was one of the first to make good coffee accessible to a wide audience.

Tiemen ter Hoeven from Roetz-Bikes is the winner of the DAM Prize 2018. The jury of the DAM Prize: 'Roetz-Bikes is a well-thought-out circular initiative with a fantastic social agenda. A nice contribution to the city to give bicycle wrecks a second life and hereby realize a saving on raw materials such as steel and aluminum. '

Successful entrepreneurs are ambassadors for the city and make a strong contribution to the image of Amsterdam. The Amsterdamse Ondernemersprijs and the DAM Prijs are therefore organized to…

  • Stimulate innovative, creative and sustainable entrepreneurship
  • Show inspiring examples in the city
  • Shows appreciation to all entrepreneurs in the city

For more information: www.amsterdam.nl/ondernemen/ondernemersprijzen

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28/11/2018 10th anniversary DACSI Amsterdam expand

DACSI celebrates 10th anniversary

DACSI (Dutch Advisory Committee Securities Industry) in the spotlights at tenth anniversary. Henk Brink, KAS BANK, is chairman of the DACSI association and sounds the gong.

DACSI was established by Dutch banks who – facilitating their clients investing in securities – use the services of:

  • Securities exchanges
  • Central counterparties
  • Central depositories

The trade association has developed into a platform where providers and users of securities infrastructure work on effective, harmonised and (hence) efficient procedures and information processing.

DACSI advocates the Dutch interests with European institutions, including legislators and supervisors.

For more information: dacsi.nl

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27/11/2018 Young captain 2018 Amsterdam expand

Young captain 2018 opens trading day

Rogier Smeets (37), winner of the Young Captain Award 2018, opens trading on the Amsterdam stock exchange by sounding the gong.

Mr. Smeets was in the final with two other management talents from the Dutch business community:

  1. Cécile Cluitmans, Director Division Buildings at Arcadis
  2. Mark Stoffels, General Manager & Vice President at Philips Health Systems Latin America

About the Young Captain Award

The Young Captain Award is an initiative of the Young Captain Netherlands Foundation. With the awarding, the upcoming generation of decision makers will be brought under the public’s attention.

In cooperation with the Nyenrode Business University, the Young Captain Foundation organizes the Young Bilderberg Conference, a unique think tank of young business leaders.

The foundation also organizes the two-day Young Captains program in collaboration with the Award partners. Candidates are prepared for the next steps in their careers.

The award has been awarded since 2005 to the most talented young business leader that...

  • was struck by daring, decisiveness and originality in an early phase of his/her career
  • thinks international
  • sees leadership as a social, personal and economic responsibility

The decision was made in the presence of 120 directors and managers from the business community and the government.

For more information: www.youngcaptainaward.nl

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26/11/2018 The Alzheimer Centre Limburg Amsterdam expand

The Alzheimer Centre Limburg raises awareness for the prevention of dementia

By sounding the gong, Prof. Marjolein de Vugt and Prof. Frans Verhey of the Alzheimer Centre Limburg raise attention for the prevention of dementia. They do this together with Alzheimer Nederland.

The Alzheimer Centre Limburg is a cooperative venture between various healthcare institutions in Limburg Maastricht UMC+ and Maastricht University. Alzheimer Centre Limburg offers support to provide a better life for people who suffer dementia, as well as for their relatives and friends. For this purpose, it has developed a link between leading clinical research, high-quality patient care and innovative social projects.

By means of the ‘We are our own medicine’ campaign, Alzheimer Centre Limburg is taking the lead in preventing dementia.

Dementia in today's society

There is no treatment for dementia yet. The increasing aging of the population means that Alzheimer's disease is number one. 1 out of 5 Dutch people get this disease.

  • The current number of people with dementia in the Netherlands counts 270,000
  • Expected number of dementing in the Netherlands in 2055 counts 690,000

For more information: www.alzheimercentrumlimburg.nl / www.wezijnzelfhetmedicijn.nl

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23/11/2018 Refinitiv Amsterdam expand

Refinitiv celebrates name change

Refinitiv, formerly known as the Financial and Risk business of Thomson Reuters, has recently undergone a name change. In honor of this, Hans Bloemendaal, Account Director Benelux at Refinitiv, opened trading at the Amsterdam exchange.

The name Refinitiv recognizes the Reuters heritage. While the name may be new, the impact of the organization on the industry is well established – trusted by over 400,000 professionals in 40,000 firms globally. They help empower hundreds of billions of dollars in trading with up to 7 million updates per second delivered by data feeds for over 70 million instruments.

Refinitiv provides the global professional FX community with access to liquidity and supports the battle against financial crimes with 32,000 risk intelligence records created every month. With over 13,000 registered developers and 2000+ active partnerships, their open platform fosters innovation and brings together expertise.

For more information: www.refinitiv.com

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22/11/2018 Finance innovation award IMA Amsterdam expand

KPN celebrates achieving the finance innovation award IMA 

Today Bart Meussen, Executive Vice President Finance at KPN, opens trading at the Amsterdam exchange, to celebrate that KPN has won the Institute of Management Accountants’ (IMA) Corporate Recognition Award.

IMA awards the prize annually to an organization that excels in finance and accountancy. In 2018 the focus was on innovation. KPN has won the award for 'Besturing 2.0', a new management control system that provides access to financial and non-financial information in a 'Digital Business Cockpit', allowing for better steering of the organization and a view on not just the past, but also on the future. Thanks to Besturing 2.0, the Board of Directors has access to data about the outside world, the status of internal strategic projects, (financial) KPIs and company forecasts through interactive dashboards.

KPN is the leading supplier of telecommunications and ICT services in the Netherlands. IMA is the worldwide association of management accountants, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, is active in 140 countries and has more than 100,000 members. The European headquarter is located in Amsterdam.

For more information: www.imanet.org / www.kpn.com

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21/11/2018 National Working Visit Day 2018 Amsterdam expand

Gong in honor of the National Working Visit Day 2018

Pieter Vermeer, founder of Foundation DeBroekriem, opens the trading day at the Amsterdam exchange. DeBroekriem is a network organization especially for jobseekers.

During the National Working Visit Day on the 21st of November 2018 hundreds of organizations open their doors to give curious jobseekers a ‘look behind the doors’. Organizations, employees and job-seekers are the linchpin of the activities on this day. The aim is to establish contacts and conduct network discussions within companies and public institutions. Organizations present themselves to the outside world and can enthuse interested jobseekers for their company or branch.

The National Working Visit Day is an initiative from Stichting DeBroekriem. DeBroekriem has the ambition to inspire job seekers and to set them in motion. We do this via an activity platform that facilitates meetings between fellow job seekers. We believe in the power of a positive mindset and the added value of active networking. With inspiring meet-ups and workshops DeBroekriem increases the network and job search skills of job-seekers throughout the Netherlands.

For more information: www.werkbezoekdag.nl / www.debroekriem.nl

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20/11/2018 Doelbeleggen.nl wins Gouden Stier award Amsterdam expand

Doelbeleggen.nl wins Gouden Stier 2018 award

Of the 5 selected choices in the online asset management category, Doelbeleggen.nl was declared the winner, by an expert jury of IEX Gouden Stier 2018.

Doelbeleggen.nl is an initiative of Velthuyse · Mulder Vermogensbeheer, one of the largest independent asset managers in the Netherlands

Doelbeleggen.nl was established in 2016 in response to the growing demand for online asset management, enabling controlled investing at low cost in an intuitive online environment. Doelbeleggen.nl derives its name from the unique solution for setting goals and monitoring the feasibility within the pre-set values.

For more information: www.doelbeleggen.nl / www.goudenstier.nl

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19/11/2018 Ahold Delhaize “In the Boardroom” Amsterdam expand

Frans Muller, CEO Ahold Delhaize, starring in first broadcast“In the Boardroom”

Euronext Corporate Services is launching a new and interactive webinar format called ‘In the Boardroom’. The format is designed to give private investors a peek behind the scenes or, in this case, In the Boardroom – a place which is normally only accessible to a company’s most senior executives.

November 19th at 8 pm: the very first broadcast of In de Boardroom, joined by Frans Muller, the brand new CEO of Ahold Delhaize NV. In honour of this, Mr. Muller sounds the gong on the Amsterdam exchange

For more information: www.aex.nl

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16/11/2018 Entrepreneurs Day Amsterdam expand

Entrepreneurs Day celebrated with a gong

MKB Amsterdam celebrates de ‘Dag van de Ondernemer’, a day to celebrate entrepreneurship in the Nederlands.

MKB Amsterdam celebrates this day by putting a number of entrepreneurs in the spotlight by opening the trading day in their honour.

For more information: www.dagvandeondernemer.nl

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15/11/2018 Manufacturing Industry 100 Amsterdam expand

Made in NL opens trading with winner Manufacturing Industry 100

Andries Verder, CEO of VerderGroup and also winner of the Manufacturing Industry 100 list 2018 opens trading at the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The Manufacturing Industry 100 is a list of the 100 most successful manufacturing companies in the Netherlands with a sales volume less than 500 million euros. This year’s list was compiled for sixth time by Corporate Finance International (CFI), on behalf of the Management Team.

These companies are less known as Philips, AkzoNobel and ASML, butalso  play a major role in our economy. The fastest growers are not found in high-tech, but in particular strong sources such as Food, Agro and metal.

The number 1 orf this year is VerderGroep.

For more information: www.mt.nl/made-in-nl/maak100/maakindustrie-100-2018-de-lijst

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14/11/2018 For Women In Science Amsterdam expand

‘For Women In Science’ opens trading 

Liesbeth van Vliet and Aimee van Wynsberghe are the award winners for the seventh edition of ‘For Women in Science’ this year. On this occasion they will open trading at Beursplein 5.

For Women in Science is an initiative from L’Oréal, Unesco, LNVH and the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study.

Each year, the Dutch L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowship Program hands-out two scholarships of up to €25,000 to female scientists. The participation of women in scientific research is essential for economic, social and cultural development. Nowadays, women achieve the highest academic level; nevertheless, they are still under-represented.

For more information: www.fondationloreal.com/for-women-in-science 

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13/11/2018 5th anniversary Amsterdam Exchange Experience Amsterdam expand

Amsterdam Exchange Experience celebrates 5th anniversary by sounding the gong

The Amsterdam Exchange Experience (AEX Experience) celebrates it’s 5th anniversary. In honor of this a group of tour guides, also known as Mercurions, open trading at the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Experience is a 75 to 90 minute interactive educational tour through the Euronext building at Beursplein 5. Visitors get the chance to have a look behind the scenes, including the history of the stock exchange, the emergence of stock trading, the listing process of a company and the different indexes are amply treated.

In addition, you can participate in a trade simulation where you are in the shoes of a stockbroker.

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

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12/11/2018 CSR Manager of the Year Amsterdam expand

Gong for CSR Manager of the Year 2018

Geanne van Arkel, Head of Sustainable Development bij Interface, has been elected as ‘CSR Manager of the Year 2018’ and opened the trading day with the gong.

The CSR Manager of the Year election kicked-off in 2012. Organiser is CSR consultancy Sustainalize, together with Moonen Packaging and Sustainable Talent as their partners. The purpose of the election is to recognize the efforts and results of inspired CSR managers. Geanne van Arkel was elected CSR Manager of the Year 2018 at the Dutch National Sustainability Congress on November 8th.

A jury had previously nominated three persons for this title. Besides Geanne van Arkel. Jaap Petraeus, Manager Corporate Sustainability bij FrieslandCampina, and Marlijn Simons-Somhorst, Manager Corporate Responsibility & Relations bij Lidl Nederland, were nominated.

For more information: www.mvomanagervanhetjaar.nl

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09/11/2018 Mint Tower Capital wins Silver FD Gazellen Award Amsterdam expand

Winner of the Silver FD Gazellen Award 2018 opens trading 

Mint Tower Capital is one of the fastest growing companies in the Netherlands. The hedge-fund has won a silver FD Gazellen award on 6 November 2018, thanks to a growth in revenues of nearly 93 percent in two years’ time, as well as an increase in staff; from 9 to 25 FTEs. On this occasion Joris Hoedemaekers opens trading at Euronext Amsterdam.

Every year, Het Financieele Dagblad hands out the FD Gazellen Awards to companies that have grown at least 20% in revenues over the past three (financial years). In addition, the FD Gazelles are profitable in the final year of the surveyed period.

This year, the rules have been tightened. A company should have a minimum turnover of € 250,000. The three turnover categories are now: small (€ 250,000 to € 2 million), medium-sized (€ 2 million to € 10 million) and large (more than € 10 million). Furthermore, the ranking has been adjusted. In addition to revenue growth, this year staff growth and the profit margin will also be taken into account.

A total of 287 companies were awarded with the title FD Gazelle, as a reward for their above-average growth. This concerns companies from; North Holland, South Holland and Flevoland, that grew at least 20% in turnover over the past three financial years.

For more information: www.fd.nl/fdgazellen / www.minttowercapital.com

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08/11/2018 Christmas Jumper Day Amsterdam expand

Save the Children kicks-off Christmas Jumper Day by sounding the gong

On 14 December Save the Children, an organization active in over 120 countries that helps children in need, organizes a ‘Christmas Jumper Day’ to raise money and create awareness. The money raised will be used to help reunite refugee children with their parents, as well as collect food parcels and provide warm clothing, blankets and shoes.  

On this day, thousands of people everywhere in the Netherlands are putting on their ugliest Christmas sweater for a good cause, trying to gain as much attention as possible.

Actors Esmee van Kampen and Eric Bouwman, ambassadors for Save the Children, will help make a lot of noise for this charity cause with the sounding of the gong.

For more information: www.christmasjumperday.org

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07/11/2018 ZIVVER Amsterdam expand

ZIVVER sounds gong to celebrate growth financing of 12 million dollars

ZIVVER, the platform that helps companies communicate securely, will open the Amsterdam exchange market today. Rick Goud, CEO & Co-founder of the Amsterdam-based company, will sound the gong during the ceremony.

ZIVVER celebrates that the company has raised a growth financing of 12 million dollars. ZIVVER is taking the opportunity to thank their leading European investors Dawn Capital, DN Capital and henQ Capital, who contributed to the Series A investment. The investment round contributes to an accelerated, further expansion of ZIVVER to other markets, such as the legal and services industries, and to other countries.

ZIVVER offers a user-friendly solution for secure e-mail and file transfer. They focus on the most common cause of data leaks: human errors, such as addressing e-mails incorrectly, adding incorrect attachments and using weak passwords. Since the introduction of the platform in 2017, ZIVVER has gained a significant market share in the Dutch healthcare and public sector, including twenty percent of all Dutch hospitals and twenty percent of Dutch municipalities.

For more information: www.zivver.eu

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06/11/2018 275th anniversary Freshfields Brussels expand

275th anniversary of Freshfields

Vincent Macq, Managing Partner of the Brussels Office of Freshfields, rings the bell for the celebration of a double anniversary: 275 years of global existence and 30 years of presence in Belgium.

For more information : www.freshfields.com

06/11/2018 Money Wise pension fair Amsterdam expand

Pensioen3Daagse opens trading at the Amsterdam exchange

This year, the eight edition of the Pensioen3daagse (3 day pension fair), initiated by platform Money Wise (Wijzer in geldzaken) takes place. The ministry of Social Affairs and Employment will start the Pensioen3daagse by visiting the Amsterdam exchange and sounding the gong.

The purpose of this three-day fair is to promote financial resilience at a later age. Money Wise developed a tool in this context ‘’What should I do for my retirement?’’ that enables people to make an assessment of their situation later in life. The Pensioen3daagse includes pension consultations and awareness in the workplace. Insurers, banks and financial advisers also open their branches to people with retirement questions.

Participants in the Pensioen3daagse include Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, Authority for the Financial Markets Association of Insurers, Pension Federation, Pension Register Foundation, Ministry of Finance, Adfiz, FFP, the Dutch Central Bank, Nibud, several banks, pension funds and insurers, unions, educational institutions, pension advisors and many other employers.

For more information: www.pensioen3daagse.nl

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05/11/2018 Startupbootcamp Fintech & CyberSecurity Amsterdam expand

Kick-off new season Startupbootcamp Fintech & CyberSecurity 

Startupbootcamp FinTech & CyberSecurity visits the Amsterdam stock exchange with the managing team and CEOs of the participating teams that will join the accelerator program on 5th of November 2018. Michael Dooijes, Co-founder & Managing Director, sounds the gong as a kick-off of the startup acceleration program.

The selection days took place on the 2nd and 3rd of October in Amsterdam. Out of more than 500 applications, 23 startups in Fintech and CyberSecurity were invited to present their ideas to over 100 mentors & partners. At the end 12 startups were selected to join the 2019 program.

Founded in 2010, Startupbootcamp is an award-winning global network of industry-focused accelerator programs. With 20+ programs in Europe, Asia, North & South America, MENA & Africa, selected startups gain access to the most relevant mentors, partners, and investors in their industry. Up to date, Startupbootcamp accelerated close to 700 startups globally.

For more information: startupbootcamp

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02/11/2018 Week of the Investor Amsterdam expand

Gong as the start of the Week of the Investor

In honor of the Week of the Investor, Zita Chengadu, coordinator of the largest investor club in the Netherlands, 'Bull Up'.

During the Week of the Investor (2 to 9 November), national activities, inspiring programs and meetings provide answers to the increasing demand for knowledge and information in the area of ​​personal finances. The focus of the Week is on education and information. It enables a wide audience to inform themselves about the latest developments and trends.

The Week ends on Friday 9 November with the InvestorsFair 2018 in the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. The Cashcow Awards for the best financials are also presented here.

For more information: www.weekvandebelegger.nl / www.beleggersfair.nl

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01/11/2018 Museum Night Amsterdam expand

Gong in the run-up to Museum Night

The gong is sounded by Jordy den Haan, Community Manager of the Museumnacht Amsterdam Foundation. In the run-up to Museumnacht on Saturday 3 November, he and his team were invited to come and open the exchange.

The foundation was established in 1999 to build a bridge between the Amsterdam museums and the young people of the city. It is the mission of the Museumnacht Foundation to constantly activate a new generation of young people to visit a museum. With a core focus on the annual Museumnacht Amsterdam. During this night over 55 museums open their doors during the night for more than 32.000 young people from Amsterdam.

Their function translates into a vision on youth marketing in the form of an advisory, investigative and experimental role in relation to the Amsterdam museum sector. In this way, the Foundation informs, inspires and advises the Amsterdam museums to increase the proportion of young museum visitors living in the Greater Amsterdam region.

For more information: www.museumnacht.amsterdam

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