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11/12/2018 Stephan Borchert, CEO GrandVision, opens trading Amsterdam expand

Recently appointed CEO of GrandVision opens trading day

Mr. Borchert was appointed CEO of GrandVision in February of this year. In honor of this he opens trading by sounding the gong at the Amsterdam exchange.

At the Capital Markets Day in September Borchert presented GrandVision’s strategic ambition.

GrandVision wants to expand its leading position in the global market by means of

  • Increased M&A activities
  • Higher contribution from e-commerce
  • Omni-channel sales

While reconfirming GrandVision’s medium-term financial objectives. 

About Grandvision

GrandVision is a global leader in optical retailing. The company delivers high quality and affordable eye care to more and more customers around the world.

GrandVision serves its customers in more than 7,000 stores and with over 36,000 employees in more than 40 countries worldwide.

For more information: grandvision.com

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10/12/2018 Oranje Handelsmissiefonds Amsterdam expand

Oranje Handelsmissiefonds winners open trading

The winners of the Oranje Handelsmissiefonds (Orange Trade Mission Fund) open the Amsterdam exchange by sounding the gong.



The Oranje Handelsmissiefonds was established in 2013 by ING, KLM, MKB-Nederland and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency. Eleven companies win a year of guidance and support from the five Oranje Handelsmissiefonds partners in realizing their international ambitions.

For more information: oranjehandelsmissiefonds.nl

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07/12/2018 BlackRock 20 years the Netherlands Amsterdam expand

BlackRock celebrates 20 years in the Netherlands

To celebrate BlackRock’s 30th anniversary and 20 years in the Netherlands, Monique Donders, country manager Netherlands at BlackRock, sounds the gong to open trading on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

BlackRock is an investment manager who is helping millions of people and the world’s biggest institutions and governments to reach their investment goals. BlackRock plays a prominent role on the Dutch market, both for large institutional and private investors. From their Dutch office in the Rembrandt Tower in Amsterdam, their 60-strong team offers support to banks, asset managers, advisers and institutional clients such as pension funds.

Blackrock’s vision

BlackRock helps investors build better financial futures. As a fiduciary to our clients, they provide the investment and technology solutions clients need when planning for their most important goals.

As of September 30, 2018, the firm managed approximately $6.44 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.

For more information: blackrock.com

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06/12/2018 TEDxAmsterdamWomen Amsterdam expand

TEDxAmsterdamWomen opens trading

Carine de Meyere Director Partnerships TEDxAmsterdamWomen & the Startup award 2018, opens trade on the Amsterdam stock exchange. She shares the stage with the TEDxAmsterdamWomen team and a large number of partners including ABN AMRO, NN, Accenture, Cathay Pacific Clifford Chance, Aon, Allen & Overy, Facebook, Boeing , Salesforce, Philips and Microsoft trade on the Amsterdam stock exchange.

The 9th edition of TEDxAmsterdamWomen will take place at the KIT in Amsterdam on 6 December.

TEDxAmsterdamWomen startup award
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In addition, the final of the 4th TEDxAmsterdamWomen startup award will take place. Dailah Nihot - member of the Management Team of NN will award the main prize. The Startup Award provides the stage for inspiring and high-potential startups that are women-led. The winner will receive a business trip to Hong Kong, business expert advice from all partners and the opportunity to meet and attract potential investors.

TEDxWomen
In December 2010, the first TEDxWomen event took place outside America. TEDxWomen is a global conference in America that offers a platform for women who inspire other women and who can be considered a role model. The event focuses in particular on the unique way in which women contribute to change on a large scale and to show how they shape the future.

For more information: tedxamsterdamwomen.nl

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05/12/2018 Saint Nicolas Amsterdam expand

Saint Nicolas sounds the gong on Amsterdam exchange

Like previous years, Saint Nicolas visits Beursplein 5. As is tradition, he opens trading surrounded by his ambassadors.

This years welcoming parade marked the 80th arrival of Saint Nicolas organized by foundation Stichting Sinterklaas Intocht Amsterdam. The arrival of the Saint in Amsterdam is a fantastic party, mostly thanks to the dedication of 1,200 volunteers and the support of many large and small sponsors. 

For more information: www.sintinamsterdam.nl

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04/12/2018 Intervest’s capital increase Brussels expand

Intervest’s capital increase

Jean-Paul Sols, CEO of Intervest Offices & Warehouses, opens the trading day to celebrate the listing of new shares on Euronext Brussels.

Intervest Offices & Warehouses announced a capital increase of 100 million EUR to continue its growth strategy.

For more information: www.intervest.be

04/12/2018 ASN Bank receives Cashcow Award Amsterdam expand

ASN Bank receives Cashcow Award for best provider of sustainable products

ASN Bank offers the best sustainable investment products according to private investors. Consequently, in November the bank received the Cashcow Award in the Best Provider Sustainable Products category. To celebrate this, product manager Ingmar Soek, openes trading at Beursplein.

Reward for the investor and the world

In 1993, ASN Bank set up the Netherlands’ first sustainable equity fund. The bank now offers twelve different investment funds, with the aim of realising the optimum reward for investors and for the world.

New criterion for investors

Bas-Jan Blom, Director of ASN Investment Funds says: ‘We are very pleased with the Cashcow Award, because it shows how sustainable investment has changed in the past 25 years from being the exception to the new criterion for investors. ASN Bank is still at the forefront with its sustainable investment policy. Thus we are endeavouring to ensure that all our loans and investments are climate-positive by 2030. And that the garment companies in which we invest pay their workers a living wage by 2030. In this way, we and our clients set a good example and encourage others to do the same.’

For more information: asnbank.nl

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03/12/2018 Randstad worlds largest HR service provider Amsterdam expand

Randstad is the largest HR service provider in the world

In November, Randstad became the largest HR service provider in the world. To celebrate this, Jacques van den Broek, CEO of Randstad, opens the Amsterdam stock exchange. Jacques is accompanied by CFO Henry Schirmer, senior staff and young talent from Randstad and its brands.

How did the company grow so big?

Randstad was founded in 1960 by Frits Goldschmeding and is now active in some 40 countries. By helping candidates and clients to reach their true potential by combining her passion for people with the power of today's technology. Randstad calls this Human Forward.

For more information: randstad.com

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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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