January 2019

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31/01/2019 FISD Amsterdam Amsterdam expand

FISD Amsterdam sounds the gong

FISD is running ‘FISD Amsterdam’ on the afternoon of January  31st . A conference for the Dutch Market Data community – kindly hosted by Euronext for the last five years. In honor of that Tracey Shumpert – Membership Director sounds the gong.

FISD is a neutral forum that has served the financial information industry for 25 years. Their 200+ global member companies recognize that market data distribution, efficient trade execution, and regulatory compliance require a high level of consistent and predictable service - all of which are dependent on the close cooperation of many independent organizations and systems. Industry stakeholders support FISD as the forum of choice to identify and resolve the business and technical issues that affect the administration, distribution, and utilization of financial information.

The FISD agenda encompasses the wide range of commercial, technical, and regulatory issues that face the financial information industry. The specific events, working groups, and activities that FISD offers will change over time in response to member needs and the changing business environment.

For more information: fisd.net

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30/01/2019 Playground Amsterdam expand

In a world where it is difficult to reach consumers directly Playground develops a concept for brands to be in direct contact with the consumer. As face to face meetings are the ultimate way to build relationships.Playground includes a few factors that are really important pillars such as humor, inspiration and sustainability.

Playground , a young creative agency , is aiming to be circular in 2023. Jasper Goossen, partner of Playground, will sound the gong.

For more information: playground.nl

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29/01/2019 Week of the Forgotten Child Amsterdam expand

Week of the Forgotten Child

On the 29th of January is the start of the week of the forgotten child. To honor this the organization will sound the gong.

The Forgotten Child Foundation

The foundation is campaigning this week to prevent unnecessary sorrow for children who have to move from home. These children are moved from youth care to youth care and the foundation wants to put an hold to this.

For more information: hetvergetenkind.nl

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28/01/2019 Start Investing 2019 Amsterdam expand

Blondjes Beleggen Beter organizes Start Investing 2019

On the 1st of February the investor event Start with Investing 2019 takes place at Beursplein 5. Janneke Willemse (Blondjes Beleggen Beter) and investment experts Martine Hafkamp (Fintessa), Yaela van Raalte (BinckBank) and Paul Springorum jointly open the trading day on the Amsterdam stock exchange.

About Start Investing 2019

During Start Investing 2019, investors get practical insights and no-nonsense information, with which they can get started on the stock market themselves. Participants start with a tour of the historic stock exchange building.

For more information: blondjesbeleggenbeter.nl  - fintessa.nl - binck.nl/laten-beleggen

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25/01/2019 Jumping Amsterdam Amsterdam expand

Jumping Amsterdam the Diamond Edition

The international equestrian event Jumping Amsterdam celebrates her 60th edition from 24 - 27 of January 2019: the very special ‘Diamond Edition’! To celebrate this Paul Riemens will sound the gong

In 2019, Jumping Amsterdam is not only host to the FEI Dressage World Cup™,  the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ presented by RAI Amsterdam will be back on the program as well. 

For more information: jumpingamsterdam.nl

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24/01/2019 Unilever Calvé Amsterdam expand

Peanut Butter Day

On the 24th of January it is International Peanut Butter Day. To celebrate this Calvé, part of Euronext Amsterdam listed Unilever, will sound the gong.

Unilever
Unilever is one of the leading groups worldwide specializing in the manufacture and marketing of food and care products.

For more information: calve.nl

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23/01/2019 Listing Sponsor MAINFIRST Paris expand

MAINFIRST becomes Listing Sponsor

Ebrahim Attarzadeh, CEO of MAINFIRST Bank AG, opens the trading day in Paris.

MAINFIRST is a multi-local investment bank specialised in Equities. Through its comprehensive coverage across core Europe - highly valued by leading institutional investors – MAINFIRST offers excellent access to both, local and large international institutional investors. The company renders these services locally within its core regions and hence offers an excellent local network to investors and listed corporates. In IPO’s and capital raisings/selldowns, MAINFIRST brings to bear placement power and acts as reliable partner throughout equity transactions of all kinds.

23/01/2019 BNG Bank Literature Prize Amsterdam expand

Winner of BNG Bank Literatuurprijs
The winner of the 14th edition of the BNG Bank Literatuurprijs, Nina Polak will open the market by sounding the gong.

BNG Bank
BNG Bank, founded in 1914, is a committed partner for a more sustainable country and enables the public sector to realize social objectives.
The BNG Bank Literature Prize is an oeuvre prize worth € 15.000 intended to encourage young literary talent.

For more information: bngbank.nl

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22/01/2019 Dutch Read a Story Days Amsterdam expand

On the 23rd of January 2019, De Nationale Voorleesdagen, start with a read a story breakfast. In honor of the 16th edition, the illustrator and author of the Picture Book of the Year: Leo Timmers sounds the Gong.

Dutch Read a Story days
The goal of these days is to stimulate reading to children that are not able to read yet.  

For more information: cpnb.nl

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21/01/2019 Amsterdammer of the Year Amsterdam expand

Abdelhamid Idrissi. the winner of 2018, sounds the gong.With the annual presentation the Amsterdam foundation aims to promote the interconnectedness of the Amsterdammers; to place spotless activities, which usually remain unexposed, into the spotlight.

Since 2005 the election of the Amsterdammer of the Year has been organized and focuses on the whole of Amsterdam. The stories of the finalists, which are widely distributed through various media, inspire and motivate to unselfishly commit to another.

For more information: amsterdammervanhetjaar.nl   

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18/01/2019 ACTIAM investment expert poll Amsterdam expand

Gong for the winner of the ACTIAM investment expert poll

The 2018 winner of the ACTIAM investment expert poll is Frank Bonsee sales trader at ABNAMRO. In honor of this he sounds the gong at the Amsterdam stock exchange.

ACTIAM investment expert poll

Every year assetmanager ACTIAM asks over a hundred investment professionals for their expectations for the best and the worst stock in the coming year. Besides that, the participants are asked for their expectations for the AEX-index. This poll has been conducted since 1994. The investment professional who made the best choices is the winner and receives the price for best investment professional.

For more information: www.actiam.nl

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17/01/2019 Bert Douwes Award 2018 Amsterdam expand

Winners Bert Douwes Award 2018 visit the Amsterdam exchange

Bauke van der Sluis and Mees van de Wetering, winners of the Bert Douwes Award 2018, sound the gong to open the trading day at Beursplein 5.

The two students of the Hogeschool van Amsterdam Minor Beleggen have been selected from a number of nominees as authors of the best paper in 2018. Within the minor, which lasts for six months, students have to write a paper about a current investment topic. The winning paper dealt with the influence and use of Big Data in the financial world, and in particular the investment market.

The award (the Bert Douwes Award) is named after a teacher of the minor, Bert Douwes, who died in 2007 and is awarded annually by a jury consisting of Ton Ruitenburg (former Euronext), Eelco Hessling (ex Euronext and lecturer of Investment Ethics at the HvA ) and Theo Feijen (former option trader and lecturer in behavioral analysis at the AUAS) and consists of a sculpture and € 1500, - which is made available annually by the Capital Amsterdam Foundation.

For more information: www.minorbeleggen.nl

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16/01/2019 Amsterdam Hotel Night 2019 Amsterdam expand

Gong in the run up to the "Hotelnacht Amsterdam 2019"

19 & 20 January , Hotelnight Amsterdam will be held for the seventh time. Initiator Vincent van Dijk has the honor to sound the gong.

Hotel night
During the Hotel Night several hotels in Amsterdam open their doors for their fellow citizens. Throughout the weekend, around 50 culinary, creative and cultural events are organized in more than 30 top hotels.

For more information: hotelnacht.nl

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15/01/2019 70th anniversary De Zonnebloem Amsterdam expand

Nationale Vereniging De Zonnebloem sounds the gong for 70 years anniversary

On the 17th of Janurary 2019 ‘Nationale Vereniging de Zonnebloem’ turns 70 years old. The NGO enriches the life of people with a physical disability. Caroll Sastro, who uses a wheelchair for everyday life, opens the stock exchange to celebrate this anniversary.

Nationale Vereniging de Zonnebloem
38,000 volunteers are active in every neighborhood, village and city in the Netherlands. They visit people at home. Most people with a physical disability cannot leave their homes as much as they want. Due to lack of personal help and/or because of medical care they need. That is why 1,100 local Zonnebloem branches organise activities, such as day trips and holidays. Annually over 112,000 people participate in those activities.

The NGO improves the accessibility of the most visited leisure locations in the Netherlands. Therefore 750 wheelchair users act as mystery guests and test theme parks, cinemas, zoo’s, theaters, football stadiums, and so on. Also, de Zonnebloem has a fleet of 50 wheelchair rental cars, across the Netherlands.

For more information: zonnebloem.nl

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14/01/2019 Trend-discourse Amsterdam expand

Gong in the run up to the ‘’Trendrede 2019’’

The market is opened by Futurity Psychologist Tom Kniesmeijer, in his function as initiator of the Trendrede (‘Trend-discourse’). Together with a selected group of trendanalysts, he bundles the larger developments in society in the yearly Trendrede.

Presentation of the ninth Trendrede

Tuesday, January 15th, the ninth Trendrede will be presented in Amsterdam. After that, the Trendrede will start its journey through media, organizations and Holland. This year the theme is The fire of change. Things are heating up in The Netherlands. The need for change is great. How will this work out, in 2019? What will be the big change missions in our society? What will be the trendtopics to dominate public discussion, the coming year?

About the Trendrede

The Trendrede is loved by policy makers of both goverment and market companies. The first version originated in 2010 and since then every year saw the birth of a new one. The Trendrede focuses on the larger trendwaves in society, to help organizations with planning future proof strategies.

For more information: www.trendrede.nl

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11/01/2019 Dutch IR Awards 2019 Amsterdam expand

The winners of the Dutch IR Awards 2019 pay a visit to Beursplein 5 to sound the gong.

The Netherlands Association for Investor Relations (NEVIR) awarded the Dutch IR Awards 2019 on the 10th of January. For the twelfth consecutive year, prizes will be awarded to Dutch listed companies and IR professionals who excel in Investor Relations.

NEVIR is the professional representative body and advocacy organization for investor relations officers at Dutch listed companies. More than 70% of the listed companies at Euronext Amsterdam are a member of the NEVIR.

For more information: nevir.nl

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10/01/2019 Cebulon joins Nyenburgh Holding Amsterdam expand

As per 1st January 2019 Cebulon V.O.F. a Dutch trading firm joined Nyenburgh Holding B.V. because of its very competitive trading costs, service and transparency. To celebrate this they will open the stock exchange together

Nyenburgh Holding B.V.

Nyenburgh is active worldwide in the most important financial markets, mainly with proprietary trading, arbitrage trading and long-term investments in Life Science companies. In addition, the company offers professional traders the opportunity to rent a workplace on the former trading floor of the Amsterdam Exchange, or from any location in the Netherlands. Nyenburgh has gained a unique position within the professional trade community in the Netherlands through its professional trading facilities, unique partnership structure and competitive rates.

For more information; getsbv.nl

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09/01/2019 Baikowski lists on Euronext Growth Paris expand

Benoît Grenot, CEO of Baikowski, opens the trading day in Paris.

Baikowski specializes in the manufacture of inorganic chemicals and fine minerals for the high-tech industrial markets. The group offers high purity alumina powders, fine oxides and composites such as spinel, ZTA, YAG, cerium for applications in lighting (low-intensity lamps and lamp tubes), watchmaking (sapphire tops and ceramic parts), electronics (semiconductors), medical (prostheses and intraocular implants) and other industries.
Baikowski has 3 production sites located in France, the United States and Japan.

09/01/2019 HR Proffie 2018 Amsterdam expand

A.S.R. Runner up at the HR Proffie 2018

Insurance company a.s.r. ended as runner up in the battle for the HR Proffie 2018, the award for the best HR strategy in The Netherlands. To celebrate this Jolanda Sappelli, director of Human Resouces at a.s.r., rings the bell.

HR Proffie

Since 2004, the HR Proffie is awarded by a professional jury that is composed of well-respected Dutch HR professionals. This year, the competition was built around the theme ‘Workforce of the Future’ and the jury was looking for companies that use significant HR strategies and HR tools to anticipate on the changing labour market. Participants were judged on their best practices and specific examples that bring the HR profession to a higher level. Four companies were nominated for the HR Proffie and Jolanda Sappelli and her team won second prize.

HR strategy ‘on the move’

a.s.r.’s HR strategy is based on mobility and improving agility. By investing firmly in education and  employability, by promoting management based on trust and by stimulating personal leadership,  a.s.r. is able to acquire the highly skilled, agile and vital workforce that it needs to realize it’s strategic goals now and in the future.

About a.s.r.

a.s.r. is the Dutch insurance company for all insurances and known for her brands a.s.r., De Amersfoortse, Ditzo, Europeesche Verzekeringen and Ardanta. With 3500 employees and a revenue of almost € 4 billion in 2017, a.s.r. is one of the largest insurers in the Netherlands. a.s.r. is listed on Euronext Amsterdam and included in the AEX-index.

For more information: asrnederland.nl en werkenbijasr.nl

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08/01/2019 Amsterdam Light Festival Amsterdam expand

During the 7th edition of Amsterdam Light Festival, one of the artworks can be seen on Beursplein. Frédérique ter Brugge, managing director, will open the stock exchange.

Artworks
With the realisation of more than 200 artworks since 2012, Amsterdam Light Festival has developed into one of the largest light art festivals in Europe. In a short time, we were able to make light art known to a wider audience. Every year, artists from around the world work on a new exhibition that is made especially for Amsterdam. After their premiere in Amsterdam, a number of these artworks are included in the permanent collection that travels the world.

Amsterdam Light Festival
Amsterdam Light Festival is an art festival brings light during the darkest months of the year. Numerous light artworks made especially for the festival are shown against the idyllic backdrop of the historic city centre. The festival brings creativity, innovation and technology together, thus embodying Amsterdam's core strengths.

For more information: amsterdamlightfestival.com

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07/01/2019 IEX Investment Influential 2018 Amsterdam expand

Mary Pieterse-Bloem elected IEX Investment Influential 2018

Prof. Dr Mary Pieterse-Bloem, Global Head Fixed Income ABN AMRO Private Bank, has been voted the most influential investor of 2018 by her colleagues, the readers of IEXProfs. To celebrate this success Prof Pieterse-bloem will sound the gong.

About the election

IEXProfs annually organizes the election for the IEX Investment Influential 2018 (formerly known as Dutch Investment Influential). For two weeks in November, professional investors can cast their vote online, choosing between 150 nominated colleagues. This year’s edition was extra special; the editors of IEXProfs nominated almost seven times as many women as last year. In the Dutch investment sector, five out of six executive positions are occupied by a man. This is not appropriate for the present time and needs to change. The financial industry needs more women. One way to achieve this on the platform, is to put the most important women of the sector in the spotlight. Professional investors agreed because the top 10 was full of influential women. Mary Pieterse-Bloem took the lead from the beginning of the elections and did not let go. She convincingly became the most influential investor 2018.

About Mary Pieterse-Bloem

Prof. dr. Mary Pieterse-Bloem is Global Head Fixed Income ABN AMRO Private Bank and, since 2018, also Financial Markets Professor at the Erasmus School of Economics. Besides this, she is chairman of the Rente Gilde, member of the Financial Table of Kon. Industrieele Groote Club, Member of the Advisory Board of the ESAA Certified Pension Executive program and member of the Advisory Board of IEXProfs.

For more information: iexprofs.nl

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04/01/2019 Winner of the Huub van Rozendaal award opens the trading day Amsterdam expand

Royal Dutch Auping CFO Willemien Boot opened the Dutch stock exchange. On November 14th Willemien won the Huub van Rozendaal award for Best CFO of a Family business.

Auping has worked for 130 years now on solutions in the area of sleep and the power of rest. Our conviction: a rested world is a better world. It is their mission to work with passion and curiosity to provide products and services that ensure you can live your well life well rested and relaxed, energetic, alert and pleasant. Sustainability, design, and innovation are their main drivers.

Auping is the developer, producer and retailer of personal sleep and rest solutions with attention for people, the environment and the future.

For more information: auping.com/en

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03/01/2019 34th edition Carre World Circus Amsterdam expand

The 34th edition of the Wereldkerstcircus Carré

May all your days be circusdays! Successor of Tony Wilson and new ringmaster of the Worldchristmascircus Fred Butter will ring the bell.

The Worldchristmascircus or ‘Wereldkerstcircus’ in Dutch has brought happiness to literally millions of people from all around the world in its 34 year history. The history of their winter venue, the Royal Theatre Carré here in Amsterdam, is equally impressive: over 130 years this has been the ultimate circus venue in Europe. The Worldchristmascircus is world-renowned for its elaborate costumes, the incredible historical setting and the extremely high quality of the acts. Only the winners of the most prestigious prizes in the performance world are welcome in the arena. This year however, they are going even more overboard for the ultimate circus celebration: 250 years of circus!

The Wereldkerstcircus B.V. is a special collaboration between Stichting Carré Theatreproductions, Stardust Circus International B.V. and Interpresario, just for this Christmas production.

More information : carre.nl

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02/01/2019 Listing for Triodos Fair Share Fund Amsterdam expand

Triodos Fair Share Fund, one of Triodos Investment Management’s impact investing funds, will be listed at Euronext Amsterdam as per the 1st of January 2019. Up until that moment, the fund is available exclusively through Triodos Bank Netherlands. With this listing the fund will also become available to investors who do not hold an investment account at Triodos Bank.  To celebrate this Tim Crijns, Fund Manager of Triodos Fair Share Fund, will be sounding the gong.

Fund Manager Tim Crijns: “Through this listing at Euronext Amsterdam, the distribution opportunities of the fund will expand considerably. By doing so, we address the broad interest of investors to invest in microfinance. It also fits our vision to make impact investing available for a wider audience, specifically for retail investors.”   

Investing in microfinance

Triodos Fair Share Fund invests in microfinance. Since inception the fund has grown to a volume of EUR 350 million, allowing it to provide finance to around 100 microfinance institutions and banks in 40 countries in Afrika, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. These institutions provide services to people on  low incomes and small and medium sized enterprises who have no or limited access to financial services.

More information: triodos-im.com

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