February 2019

Date Location
28/02/2019 Automotive Innovation Award Amsterdam 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 Amsterdam 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. Amsterdam 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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26/02/2019 IPO Arcure Paris expand

Franck Gayraud, CEO of Arcure opens the European trading day in Paris

Arcure specializes in the development of intelligent sensors for increasing the autonomy of machines on industrial sites. The company offers products for obstacle and pedestrian detection/classification and location, all-in-one access and location control devices, etc.Net sales by source of income breaks down between sales of product (88.2%) and sales of services (11.8%). Net sales are distributed geographically as follows: France (39.9%), Europe (22%), Asia (31.6%), North America (3.2%) and other (3.3%).

25/02/2019 Laureates of the “Rallye Boursier - Beursrally” by L’Echo & De Tijd Brussels expand

Laureates of the “Rallye Boursier - Beursrally” by L’Echo & De Tijd

Jordy Gladines, winner of the Rallye Boursier - Beursrally co-organized by L’Echo & De Tijd, rang the Bell in Brussels to close the financial markets. Frederik Delaplace, CEO of Mediafin, took this occasion to address his congratulations to the award winners.

To find out more about L’Echo: https://www.lecho.be/

To find out more about De Tijd: https://www.tijd.be/

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25/02/2019 Impact Matters Amsterdam 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 Amsterdam 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 Amsterdam 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 Amsterdam 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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20/02/2019 Audiovalley lists on Euronext Brussels Brussels expand

To celebrate Audiovalley’s first trading day in Brussels, Alexandre Saboundjian, CEO, rang the bell to open the financial markets.

To find out more about Audiovalley: audiovalley.com ​​

19/02/2019 Chocoa Festival Amsterdam 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 Amsterdam 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 Amsterdam 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 Morningstar Fund Awards 2018 Brussels expand

Morningstar Fund Awards 2018 and launch of the book “Talking About… Risks”

Robert van Beek & Paul Resnik rang the bell to celebrate the laureates of the MorningStar Fund Awards 2018 & the launch of the book “Talking About… Risks”, written in collaboration with Ben Granjé (Trends Investment Community).

For more information : acties.trends.knack.be

14/02/2019 Valentine's day Amsterdam 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 Amsterdam 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 Amsterdam 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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11/02/2019 Sequana Medical Brussels expand

Listing of Sequana Medical on Euronext Brussels

Belgian-based medtech company Sequana Medical NV (ticker symbol: SEQUA) raised €27.5 million in successful Initial Public Offering. Ian Crosbie, CEO of Sequana Medical, opens the trading day in Brussels.

Sequana Medical NV
Sequana Medical NV is a commercial stage medical device company focused on the development of innovative treatment solutions for the management of liver disease, heart failure, malignant ascites and other fluid imbalance disorders. 

Founded in Switzerland in 2006, Sequana has established its new corporate headquarters in Ghent, Belgium, in order to benefit from Belgium’s attractive healthcare ecosystem and ultimately to list on Euronext Brussels, one of the most dynamic stock exchanges in Europe for life sciences IPOs. 

For more information : sequanamedical.com

11/02/2019 NSI “In the Boardroom” Amsterdam expand

CEO NSI NV sounds the gong for “In the Boardroom” broadcast

Euronext presents the second broadcast of "In the Boardroom" with Bernd Stahli, CEO of stock Exchange Company NSI NV

These broadcasts are 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.

For more information and register yourself for tonight’s webinar at 20.00 hrs? Please visit aex.nl

For more information: aex.nl

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08/02/2019 Milliman Pensions Amsterdam expand

Milliman Pensions opens the trading day

Milliman Pensions, will open the stock exchange to celebrate the opening of its new Pension & Investment Risk practice in The Netherlands.

About Milliman
Milliman is an independent agency that was founded in 1947 and now has offices in major cities around the world.

For more information: milliman.com

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07/02/2019 Quant Insight Macro Risk Amsterdam expand

Quant Insight celebrates the launch of Macro Risk

Mahmood Noorani, Founder & CEO, will open the trade to celebrate the launch of Macro Risk Insight, a new alternative data service developed by Quant Insight and Euronext to provide asset managers with valuable insight into the risk exposure of their investments to global macro factors.

Quant Insight
Qi’s core belief is that a scientific approach to analysing financial markets can be combined with human judgement to enhance performance and better understand risk.

Given the highly complex, data rich and interconnected nature of macro-economic and market factors, the need for a rigorous framework to quantify the impact of macro influences has never been greater.
Qi solutions are based on applying adaptive machine learning techniques to large amounts of relevant macro data. This enables global investors to define the macro characteristics of assets, optimise trade selection, identify market regime shifts, spot valuation opportunities and measure risk exposure to macro factors at both instrument and portfolio level.

Qi analytics are delivered in a number of ways, including through a REST API, web platform, Thematic Equity Baskets service, Qi Macro Risk product and Qi Labs. Founded in 2014, Qi is the result of several years of collaboration between experienced investors and leading academics and data scientists. QI solutions are already widely used across some of the world’s largest asset managers, hedge funds, pension funds, insurance companies, hedge funds and family offices.

For more information  quant-insight.com 

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06/02/2019 Semmie.nl Amsterdam expand

Semmie.nl celebrates 2nd Anniversary

Semmie.nl celebrates its 2nd anniversary as the new generation of asset management for non-investors by opening the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

About Semmie.nl
Semmie.nl was founded in 2017 by Sem Jr. van Berkel and Lodewijk Kalden and is a digital platform for people who want to invest, but don’t know how. People that want to save up some money but want more in return in comparison from what they get in their savings account. By using smart technology and the knowledge of financial experts, Semmie.nl gives access to a world that was previously only accessible to the happy few.

For more information: semmie.nl

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05/02/2019 Ammodo Science Awards 2019 Amsterdam expand

Ammodo opens trading 

One of the winners of the Ammodo Science Awards 2019, Tody Kiers, opens the trading day.

The Ammodo Science Award was introduced to encourage researchers in a crucial and advanced phase of their scientific career. Every two years eight Ammodo Science Awards are given to internationally acclaimed scientists in four scientific categories:

  • Biomedical Sciences,
  • Humanities
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences.

Through the Award, Ammodo aims to strengthen curiosity-driven science in the Netherlands across the board.

For more information: ammodo-science-award.org

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04/02/2019 World Cancer day Amsterdam expand

KWF sounds the gong for World Cancer day

Johan van de Gronden is managing-directeur of KWF Kankerbestrijding, the Dutch Cancer Society and sounds the gong for World Cancer day.

KWF is the biggest financer of cancer research in the Netherlands.  

For more information: kwf.nl

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01/02/2019 Randstad & Swimpy Amsterdam expand

Collaboration Randstad & Swimpy

Randstad is the global leader in the HR services industry. Not only for making the perfect match, but also in providing education for employees to realize their true potential.

Randstad is committed to Swimpy, an educational institute for lifeguards and allround swimming trainers. They carry a great social responsibility, because learning to swim in a country that abounds in water is of vital importance. Willem Verwoerd, owner of Swimpy  has the honor of opening the first trading day in February 2019.

Randstad
Randstad is the world's No. 3 of human resources services. Randstad is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. Randstad shares are traded under symbol RAND

For more information: swimpy.nl

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