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21/09/2017 KPN Mooiste Contact Fonds Amsterdam expand

10-year anniversary KPN Mooiste Contact Fonds

This year marks the tenth year that KPN Mooiste Contact Fonds is fighting against loneliness in the Netherlands. For this reason, KPN (ticker symbol: KPN) hosts its annual congress against solitude, Thursday 21 September. This date is also the start of the National Week against Solitude (Week tegen Eenzaamheid). On this occasion they sound the gong at the Amsterdam exchange of Euronext.

Over a million Dutch people feel very lonely, and the influence of loneliness is great. When it lasts for a long time, loneliness can lead to health risks and low participation in society. With the Week Against Solitude, Coalitie Erbij asks for attention of this problem. Throughout the country, activities are organized where people with a small social network can connect with new people and strengthen existing contacts. KPN Mooiste Contact Fonds is core partner of Coalitie Erbij.

For more information: www.kpnmcf.com

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20/09/2017 Euronext TechShare 2017 – 2018 Amsterdam expand

TechShare 2017 – 2018 kicks off by sounding gong

The Dutch participants and partners of the third edition of the Euronext TechShare program 2017-2018 sound the gong to open trading. TechShare is an educational program that is specifically aimed at fast-growing and innovative tech companies, who want to know more about the process around an initial public offering. The program helps owners and directors of tech companies to better understand the function and dynamics of the financial markets. CEOs of the participating parties are so better able to assess the possibilities of a listing and their opportunities in relation to their strategy and growth ambitions.

The official start of Techshare 2017-2018 is at the HEC in Paris, on 29 September. On behalf of Euronext, this international renowned business school in Paris provides a two-day campus for all participants. All companies and partners from both Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Portugal are present. Throughout the year, various workshops and interactive sessions take place, with all local partners and companies.

Dutch partners of the TechShare program are ABN AMRO, AFS Group, Baker & McKenzie, Brainport Development/Brainport Network, Citigate First Financial, Deloitte, Kempen & Co. and Rutgers & Posch. Each partner exposes a specific subject within the process of a possible listing during their workshop. In addition to the detailed information, Techshare provides all the participants with many valuable new contacts.

For more information: www.enternext.biz

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19/09/2017 Aandeelhouder Amsterdam expand

Sounding the gong for De Aandeelhouder

The trading day on Euronext’s Amsterdam exchange is opened by the team behind Deaandeelhouder.nl (DAH).

The website has been completely renewed and, together with columnists such of – among others –  ING and Benelux newswire ABM Financial News, investors are kept up-to-date on the Amsterdam exchange. De Aandeelhouder offers private investors a platform with investment information, providing the self-investor with support in making their own investment decisions.

For more information: www.abmfn.nl

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18/09/2017 Fondsevent Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong marks tenth edition of Fondsevent

By sounding the gong, attention will be paid to the Fondsevent, which will take place 25 September in Amsterdam. This year, the event has the theme "At the break of old and new" which looks to both history and future with inspiring speakers and top investors of nine asset managers. The event is the largest knowledge and networking event in the Netherlands for private banking, asset managers and investment advisors.

In this year’s plenary part of the event, attention will be paid to the increasing influence of psychology on customers and earning models. The issues includes how the advisor or asset manager can influence the behaviour of his client but also how they can customize their own behaviour for them to be better prepared for opportunities offered in a rapidly changing world.

Fondsevent is organized by Fondsnieuws - part of the FD Media Group - in collaboration with nine renowned fund houses: Allianz Global Investors, BNP Paribas Investment Partners, Deutsche Asset Management, Fidelity International, Henderson Global Investors, Kempen Capital Management, NN Investment Partners, Robeco, and Pictet Asset Management.

For more information: www.fondsevent.nl

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15/09/2017 ENGIE Sustainable Business Challenge Amsterdam expand

ENGIE sounds the gong for the Sustainable Business Challenge

ENGIE (ticker symbol: ENGI), listed on Euronext Brussels and Paris, sounds the gong for the Sustainable Business Challenge. They do this in partnership with a delegation from the municipality of Leiden and SustainableMotion.

For the fifth time, the Sustainable Business Challenge is organized by SustainableMotion; a project agency that believes in the transformation of young talent. Every year 100 young talents, with a realistic view, work on sustainability issues of companies that want to connect sustainability with their business. The program supports the talents in the out-of-the-box thinking and concretizing their innovative ideas. ENGIE is constantly looking for new sustainable solutions and new forms of cooperation, which is important for the energy transition. Therefore, the company, together with the municipality of Leiden, offers a challenging case: how do we make the Leiden station area 'the most sustainable entrance of the Netherlands'? ENGIE partakes in the Sustainable Business Challenge for the fourth time this year.

ENGIE stands out with regards to the energy transition of almost all its competitors. Because it is both a technical service provider and an energy supplier, the company can mean just a bit more for its customers. With smart technological solutions, the company looks at whether it can reduce the energy needs of its customers. Then it fills in the remaining energy requirement with renewable energy. ENGIE accelerates the transition with this two-step model.

For more information: www.sustainablebusinesschallenge.nl

14/09/2017 Pharmasimple Paris expand

Listing of Pharmasimple on Euronext Growth

Michael Willems, CEO and Founder of Pharmasimple , opens the trading day in Paris.

Pharmasimple specializes in the online sale of parapharmaceuticals. The company has 120,000 references (770 brands) of cosmetics and dermo-cosmetics, medical accessories and dietary supplements.The company has over 300,000 customers and nearly 120,000 orders per year.France accounts for 90% of net sales.

14/09/2017 Da Vinci Derivatives Amsterdam expand

Da Vinci Derivatives sounds gong for new membership

Recently, Da Vinci Derivatives received a membership to Euronext Amsterdam. The company, located at Beursplein 5, celebrates this by opening the trading day at the Amsterdam exchange.

Da Vinci Derivatives was founded by a group of traders, in 2015, as a company that manages for own account with equity contributions. Da Vinci identifies and handles financial derivatives with a short to medium-long maturity and with a strong focus on volatility. This means that multiple products are traded against each other based on correlations, but also that long/ short positions are undervalued or overvalued in various market segments.

By focusing on building a corporate culture, in which ethics and the will to stand out take center stage, Da Vinci wants to grow in a responsible way. In the last two years, the company has grown significantly and with its membership at the Amsterdam exchange, it will continue this growth.

For more information: www.davinciderivatives.com

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13/09/2017 Nationale-Nederlanden Amsterdam expand

Nationale-Nederlanden supports Dutch people in pursuit of their goals

International insurance and asset management company Nationale-Nederlanden, part of NN Group and listed on Euronext Amsterdam (ticker symbol NN), sounds the gong after starting their fall 2017 advertising campaign. This campaign features portraits of truly unique Dutch people.

For more than 150 years, Nationale-Nederlanden has been part of the Netherlands, and the people who live there. Truly unique individuals, yet who all have things in common. Nationale-Nederlanden wants to help the people of the Netherlands to reach their goals, both now and later. The ‘Your Later’ Service offers customers a complete overview and total control over their income later in life, so that they can continue to do the things that are important to them. And, with the Entrepreneurs Mortgage, entrepreneurs can apply for a mortgage and create their ideal homes, like everyone else. With personalized services like these, Nationale-Nederlanden helps every customer pursue their goals.

For more information: www.nn.nl

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12/09/2017 Dam tot Dam Weekend Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong marks start Dam tot Dam Weekend

Euronext listed ABN AMRO, Ahold Delhaize, and KLM, open trading together with ASICS and Le Champion, organizer of the Dam tot Dam Weekend, to mark the start of the ‘Dam tot Dam Weekend’ on 16 and 17 September. Frank van den Brink, Director Employee Experience at ABN AMRO, sounds the gong.

During the weekend 87,000 athletes will be in action in four different Dam tot Dam-events. Saturday 16 September, 16,000 hikers will join the ‘Dam tot Dam Wandeltocht’, later that day the ‘Damloop at night’ will take place having 15,000 participants running a track through Amsterdam. The following day, 6,000 cyclists arrive at Dam Square for the start of the ‘Dam tot Dam FietsClassic’. To finish the weekend, 50,000 runners start the ‘Dam tot Damloop’. In total 150,000 spectators are expected to join the events over the weekend. ABN AMRO, ASICS, Ahold Delhaize, and KLM are sponsoring the Dam tot Damloop, which is the largest running event in the Netherlands.

For more information: www.damloop.nl

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11/09/2017 Clarency Amsterdam expand

The Dutch Payments and Exchange Company expands to Singapore

The Nederlandse Betaal en Wisselmaatschappij (NBWM/Dutch Payment and Exchange Company) sounds the gong for the opening of their officein Singapore 11 September. Miel van Blitterswijk will be at the head of NBWMs Asian and Pacific activities.

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has officially approved the license for DPEC’s activities in Singapore. Miel van Blitterswijk: “Singapore is an important trade-hub between Asia and Western countries. Currently, Asian companies are being overcharged by their banks on their currency conversions. They get bad rates, high costs and an insufficient service. We will solve these problems for Asian companies who do business internationally from our Singapore office, just like we’re doing now in Amsterdam.”

NBWM will launch in Singapore under a new name. “Our current name is not the most suitable name for non-Dutch speakers, so we created a more international name: Clarency. It’s a compound of clarity and currency. This name perfectly represents what we do. The currency markets are open 24 hours per day. Having our office in Singapore, we’ll be operational in two timezones at the same time. This improves our service to both Asian and European clients.”

For more information: www.nbwm.nl

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08/09/2017 Villa Pinedo Amsterdam expand

DPA opens trading with Villa Pinedo

Every year, about 70,000 children from divorced parents in the Netherlands hear that their parents are getting divorced. Parents think they are putting the child first, but in practice this often appears to be more difficult than thought. By sounding the gong, Stichting Villa Pinedo and ambassador Mark Tuitert ask for the attention of this fact during the Day of Divorce. They do this in partnership with, among others, the CEO of listed DPA, Eric Winter.

On this day, Villa Pinedo and De Balie organize an afternoon program where children from divorced parents, policy staff, professionals and divorced parents are invited to have a dialogue with each other. Also, the premiere of the new 'Non-Task' TV commercial takes place.

For more information: www.villapinedo.nl

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07/09/2017 LiquidShare Paris expand

LiquidShare, the European blockchain fintech for SME post trade, celebrates its launch together with its 8 shareholders and partners.

LiquidShare, together with its shareholders BNP Paribas, CACEIS, Caisse des Dépôts, Euroclear, Euronext, S2iEM and Société Générale and with the support of Paris EUROPLACE, closes the trading day in Paris to celebrate the launch of this new European blockchain fintech dedicated to SME post trade. The core objective of this dynamic and innovative company is to improve SMEs' access to capital markets, enhancing the transparency and security of post-trading operations, using blockchain.

07/09/2017 Exchange Traded Funds Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for Exchange Traded Funds

The prominent ETF providers in the Netherlands: Amundi, Deutsche Asset Management, SPDR ETFs, Think ETFs, UBS ETF and Vanguard celebrate the success of the Exchange Traded Funds in the Netherlands with the opening of the trading day at the Amsterdam exchange of Euronext.

In the first half of this year, there was once again a record net inflow in the Netherlands and Europe. The day will end with an client event in Amsterdam.

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06/09/2017 Euronext Tech Hub Amsterdam expand

Sounding of gong for Euronext’s expansion into new countries to support the growth of European tech SMEs

Euronext, the leading pan-European exchange in the Eurozone, sounds the gong after announcing the opening of new offices in five European cities outside its core markets – in Germany (Frankfurt, Munich), Italy (Milan), Spain (Madrid) and Switzerland (Zurich) – to assist Tech companies in developing their business on a greater scale through capital markets. The countries were selected for their growth opportunities in the Tech sector.

Euronext’s representatives in the new European countries will use their strong expertise and local networks to help entrepreneurs better explore their financing options, and assist with access to capital markets. They will be supported by a new European team of analytics and communication experts.

In the coming months, Euronext will extend the following Tech initiatives into the four new countries: TechShare, Morningstar® Equity research programme, and Tech 40 Label and Index. With more programmes following in 2018.

For more information: www.tech.euronext.com

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05/09/2017 ABN AMRO circular pavilion Amsterdam expand

ABN AMRO opens circular pavilion

ABN AMRO (ticker symbol: ABN) opens trading on the occasion of the opening of the circular pavilion; Circl. ABN AMRO has chosen to build Circl in a circular way to gain experience that it then shares with its customers.

Almost all used materials in Circl are demountable and have been used before. For example, ABN AMRO employees collected 16,000 old jeans, which were incorporated into the ceiling as insulation material. The meeting rooms are surrounded by window frames from old offices that have been demolished. The furniture previously used by ABN AMRO was used and restored. In the building, sustainable DC is used and 500 solar panels provide energy.

Circl fits perfectly in the sustainability ambitions announced recently by ABN AMRO, called Mission 2030. This makes the bank fully committed to the sustainability of its real estate portfolio and wants to bring it to average energy label A by 2030.

For more information: www.abnamro.nl

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04/09/2017 #Futurechair Amsterdam expand

Give the future a chair

With the opening of the trading day, Lizzy Butink (a.s.r. Real Estate Investment Management), Marianne Davidson (VolkerWessels Vastgoed), Pamela Logjes (Dutch Green Building Council), and Yvette Watson (PHI Factory), ask for attention to their new initiative: #Toekomststoel (#Futurechair).

The interview between three ‘Future Leaders’ of the Dutch Green Building Council and Jan Terlouw became the start of a special mission. A mission inspired by a passage from Terlouw’s book ‘Het Hebzuchtgas’.  They invite everyone to have an extra chair at each meeting, classroom, talk show, and even in Parliament. The chair can have a different meaning for everyone: it can offer a new perspective, a place of thought or something else.

For more information: www.asrvastgoedvermogensbeheer.nl

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01/09/2017 6th Amsterdam City Swim Amsterdam expand

Gong ceremony announces 6th edition of the Amsterdam City Swim

The sounding of the gong announces the sixth edition of the Amsterdam City Swim. By annually organizing a unique, impactful and social swimming event in the Amsterdam canals, the Foundation Amsterdam City Swim strives to raise as many funds for research into underexposed diseases. As long as there is no cure for ALS, the Amsterdam City Swim aims to raise money for the ALS Foundation in the Netherlands and draw attention to the disease ALS. Sunday September 3 the 6th edition of the Amsterdam City Swim takes place, and over 2500 adults and 300 kids will participate and swim in the Amsterdam canals to raise money for the ALS Foundation.  

Unilever (ticker symbol: UNIA) has been the main sponsor of Amsterdam City Swim with their Dove Men + Care brand since 2015. Unilever has chosen to support the event with Dove Men + Care because it stands for: CARE MAKES A MAN STRONGER. Not only does this mean to take care of your own body with the Dove Men + Care products, but also care for the people around you.

For more information: www.amsterdamcityswim.nl

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31/08/2017 BNR Nieuws Radio Amsterdam expand

BNR Nieuwsradio celebrates the launch of its renewed podcast app by sounding the gong. With this innovative app it is possible to listen to live radio, but also to listen to On Demand podcasts with news and knowledge. The written news articles have also experienced an overhaul. The podcasts include innovation, business, and economics. Because of these easy-to-use audio clips, the listener won’t have to miss a thing.

Sjors Fröhlich, editor-in-chief at BNR Nieuwsradio: "Radio will always last, the medium is far too beautiful. A podcast is perhaps the most intimate form of radio. That is why BNR is so fully committed to it."

For more information: www.bnr.nl

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30/08/2017 Child and Youth Finance International Amsterdam expand

Child and Youth Finance International sounds gong with Ye!

The Ye! Community, an international network of young entrepreneurs ages 16-30, sounds the gong on the occasion of their new Ye! Stream live feature. It allows community members to connect with other young entrepreneurs, connect with coaches, and connect with the information needed to grow their businesses. A newsfeed where entrepreneurs can discuss, ask for advice, source information, and collaborate with other entrepreneurs.

The Ye! community is an initiative of Stichting Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI), and has been endorsed by the G-20’s Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion. They support young entrepreneurs around the world by connecting them to each other, to mentors, resources, tools and guides. There are currently 15000 members on the website representing 121 countries.

CYFI is a global, multi-stakeholder network promoting economic citizenship for children and youth.  CYFI leads the world’s largest movement dedicated to enhancing the financial and entrepreneurial capabilities of children and youth. Launched in April 2012, the Child and Youth Finance Movement has already spread to 125 countries with partners and collaborators having reached more than 36 million children and youth.

For more information: www.yecommunity.com

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29/08/2017 HISWA Boat Show Amsterdam expand

HISWA in-water Boat Show opens trading

Paul Boomsma, CEO of HISWA in-water, and Michelle Jonker, open the trading day at Euronext by sounding the gong. They do this on the occasion of HISWA in-water Boat Show, which opens its doors for the 34th time this year.

In the Amsterdam Marina there are about 250 boats from 29 August to 3 September. The HISWA in-water Boat Show offers a wide and diverse overview of small and large boats, series built or custom-built, made of aluminum, steel or polyester. For people who want to orient themselves to a possible purchase, the HISWA in-water is the preferred place, as virtually all major Dutch and European brands are represented at the boat show. The offer consists of daysailers, cabin sailboats, sailing yachts, catamarans, motor yachts, boats, tenders, sports boats and RIBs. On the quays are suppliers with water sports items.

For more information: www.hiswatewater.nl

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28/08/2017 The Dutch Burns Foundation Amsterdam expand

The Dutch Burns Foundation sounds the gong to draw attention to young children and their increased risk of burn injury, especially during the summer months. Ambassador Kick (9), burned by an accident with hot tea, sounds the gong.

Young children are overrepresented in the burn centers in Groningen, Beverwijk and Rotterdam. Over a quarter of burn patients (25.8% in 2016) admitted in the three Dutch burn centers are under 5 years of age. Especially during the holiday season, there is an increased risk of burn injury, because the circumstances during a holiday are different compared to  the circumstances at home and the daily routine is missing. For example: the campsite tabletop with the hot cup of tea is a little lower and less stable than the dining table at home. A child only needs a split second to reach for the hot tea cup.

The consequences of burn injury for young children are severe. They have a much thinner skin and the burned body surface area is relatively large compared to a similar burn in adults. Children often need reconstructive  surgery for many years. The three burn centers and the Dutch Burns Foundation (both part of Brandwondenzorg Nederland) want to prevent these accidents and therefore call on parents of young children to be alert.

For more information: http://www.brandwondenstichting.nl/

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25/08/2017 NSI Amsterdam expand

NSI sounds gong for 25th anniversary

On 25 August 1992 Houthaven Plan B.V. was founded which was renamed Nieuwe Steen Investments in 1993 and listed in 1998. The honour of sounding the gong goes to Erna Smit, who has been with NSI from the very beginning.

In February, management announced a new strategy in which it will focus purely on investments in offices. Year to date, with over €355 million of deals and the sale of 60% of its retail portfolio, NSI is one of the most active real estate companies in The Netherlands.

NSI (ticker symbol: NSI) is a specialist commercial property investor and the only listed real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on The Netherlands. The NSI team aims to maximise returns for its shareholders through pro-active management of its investment portfolio and disciplined asset rotation. The portfolio was valued at €1.1 billion at the end of June 2017.

For more information: www.nsi.nl

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24/08/2017 NLgroeit sounds gong Amsterdam expand

NLgroeit sounds gong

Nlgroeit, a community for entrepreneurs with a company turnover between 1 and 100 million, recently made the 250th match between an entrepreneur  and an experienced mentor. On this occasion, nlgroeit and cruisereizen.nl together sound the gong at the Amsterdam Exchange.

Faizal Siddiqui, CEO of Cruisereizen.nl, joins the mentor program of nlgroeit: a joint effort between the Ministery of Economic Affairs, NLevator and the Chamber of Commerce. The initiative aims to increase the growth capacity of small and medium-sized enterprises in the Netherlands.   

Nlgroeit develops and supports initiatives where entrepreneurs can help each other in their peer-to-peer coaching process. The program brings entrepreneurs in contact with other entrepreneurs, mentors, coaches and trainers, who can help them to set their next growth leap. Nlgroeit wants to strengthen the strengths of existing initiatives: working together on a strong ecosystem for ambitious and growing entrepreneurs in the Netherlands.

For more information: www.nlgroeit.nl

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23/08/2017 Week of Regional Entrepreneurship - MKB Amsterdam Amsterdam expand

Week of Regional Entrepreneurship - MKB Amsterdam

From 14 August to 23 August, the gong ceremony at Beursplein 5 focuses on the activity and entrepreneurship in the various regions in the Netherlands. Euronext has invited the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Regional Development Companies to put their work in the spotlight during the Week of Regional Entrepreneurship.

SME Amsterdam opens the trading day. SME Amsterdam is an association that works for the benefit of local entrepreneurs in and around Amsterdam. They have a lot of contact with municipalities, provinces and other interested parties. In addition, they help local business collectors with lobbying. They focus on topics such as reducing local government pressure and local charges, fair procurement opportunities, accessibility of the region, safe and sustainable business climate and well-trained staff.

Bart Drenth, chairman of SME Amsterdam: "Amsterdam has a beautiful historic city center with a great national and international appeal. But Amsterdam is (much) more than the inner city alone. The city of Amsterdam has other areas that are of major importance in the coming decades. It is also becoming increasingly clear that places around Amsterdam belong to the urban fabric of the metropolis. The city of Amsterdam is not an island in the region and the province, but it is a part of it. We advocate an integral spatial-economic view of the entire metropolis. Our partners are regional entrepreneurs who would like to contribute to this. We are pleased to open the exchange together with them."

For more information:  www.mkb-amsterdam.nl

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22/08/2017 Week of Regional Entrepreneurship – Impuls Zeeland Amsterdam expand

Week of Regional Entrepreneurship – Impuls Zeeland

From 14 August to 23 August, the gong ceremony at Beursplein 5 focuses on the activity and entrepreneurship in the various regions in the Netherlands. Euronext has invited the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Regional Development Companies to put their work in the spotlight during the Week of Regional Entrepreneurship.

Economic Impulse Zeeland (Impuls), the regional development company of Zeeland, sounds the gong at Beursplein 5 and underlines the importance of regional development companies for the Dutch economy.

Impuls also celebrates its ten-year anniversary. The development company was founded 2 July 2007 with the aim of increasing the dynamics of the economy in Zeeland. The organization does this by connecting people, both inside and outside Zeeland, in an innovative and surprising way, leading to new economic impulses. They further develop Zeeland into an innovative and healthy province. For example, Invest in Zeeland, the promotion and acquisition branch of Impuls, has guided over 100 companies in the past ten years at their location or expansion in Zeeland, this created 2379 jobs.

René van Vlerken, Head Small & Mid Cap Listings at Euronext Amsterdam: ''The Regional development companies are extremely important for the growth of the Dutch economy and accelerating innovation.'' Entrepreneurship and the exchange go hand in hand, for over 400 years. Euronext plays an important role in the financing of the real economy. "With initiatives like Euronext Growth and our exclusive TechShare program, we support medium and small businesses in their growth, we provide access to finance, help in promoting the organization, and  increase its visibility."

For more information: www.impulszeeland.nl

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21/08/2017 Week of Regional Entrepreneurship - Innovation Quarter Amsterdam expand

Week of Regional Entrepreneurship -  Innovation Quarter

From 14 August to 23 August, the gong ceremony at Beursplein 5 focuses on the activity and entrepreneurship in the various regions in the Netherlands. Euronext has invited the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Regional Development Companies to put their work in the spotlight during the Week of Regional Entrepreneurship.

Han Weber, regional minister for Energy in the Province of Zuid-Holland, opens the Amsterdam exchange today for entrepreneurs seeking investment capital for the marketing of their energy-innovations. On 1 September, a new investment fund will be launched, specifically for these entrepreneurs: ENERGIIQ, the energy-innovation fund of the Province of Zuid-Holland. ENERGIIQ will be executed by InnovationQuarter.

InnovationQuarter, the regional development agency for Zuid-Holland, is the fund manager of ENERGIIQ. With IQCapital and UNIIQ, InnovationQuarter in the past few years has built an extensive track record as investor in innovative and fast-growing companies. With ENERGIIQ InnovationQuarter hopes to finance even more sustainable entrepreneurs who can make a specific contribution to energy transition.  

René van Vlerken, Head Small & Mid Cap Listings at Euronext Amsterdam: ''The Regional development companies are extremely important for the growth of the Dutch economy and accelerating innovation.'' Entrepreneurship and the exchange go hand in hand, for over 400 years. Euronext plays an important role in the financing of the real economy. "With initiatives like Euronext Growth and our exclusive TechShare program, we support medium and small businesses in their growth, we provide access to finance, help in promoting the organization, and  increase its visibility."

For more information: www.innovationquarter.nl

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18/08/2017 Week of Regional Entrepreneurship - - UvA-AMC-HvA Ventures Amsterdam expand

Week of Regional Entrepreneurship - -  UvA-AMC-HvA Ventures

From 14 August to 23 August, the gong ceremony at Beursplein 5 focuses on the activity and entrepreneurship in the various regions in the Netherlands. Euronext has invited the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Regional Development Companies, and regional entrepreneurs, to put their work in the spotlight during the Week of Regional Entrepreneurship.

UvA, AMC and HvA Holding BV are fully owned subsidiaries of the University of Amsterdam, Academic Medical Center and the University of Applied Sciences of Amsterdam respectively. The three holdings manage companies set up to valorise and commercialize the intellectual property generated by the universities.

“New ventures”, a subdivision within the holdings, primarily focuses on commercializing groundbreaking innovations from the three knowledge institutions, assisting scientists and entrepreneurs with company creation, investments, scaling up and exits. As of 2017, the three holdings collectively manage approximately 35 active portfolio companies. In addition to growing technology centric companies, the holdings also stimulate entrepreneurship amongst students and researchers by sponsoring many educational programs and events in Amsterdam. In this respect, the holdings actively contribute to and participate in initiatives that further develop the thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Amsterdam region.

René van Vlerken, Head Small & Mid Cap Listings at Euronext Amsterdam: ''The Regional development companies are extremely important for the growth of the Dutch economy and accelerating innovation.'' Entrepreneurship and the exchange go hand in hand, for over 400 years. Euronext plays an important role in the financing of the real economy. "With initiatives like Euronext Growth and our exclusive TechShare program, we support medium and small businesses in their growth, we provide access to finance, help in promoting the organization, and  increase its visibility."

For more information: www.uvaholding.nl

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17/08/2017 Week of Regional Entrepreneurship - LIOF Amsterdam expand

Week of Regional Entrepreneurship - LIOF

From 14 August to 23 August, the gong ceremony at Beursplein 5 focuses on the activity and entrepreneurship in the various regions in the Netherlands. Euronext has invited the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Regional Development Companies to put their work in the spotlight during the Week of Regional Entrepreneurship.

LIOF visits the Amsterdam exchange to open trading during  the Week of Regional Entrepreneurship by sounding the gong. They attended the gong ceremony with Limburg-based companies: Ronmas, Robomotive, Vectioneer, Mine Kafon, Accerion, and GDO. LIOF helps SMEs in Limburg to grow and supports them every step of the way. By supporting SMEs we stimulate growth in the entire region. If the region grows, so does everyone in it. For LIOF growth is not just about sales and profits but also about greater competitiveness - to offer advantages and generate social returns. LIOF’s work in the region is made tangible by creating jobs in Limburg, providing relevant products and services in and for Limburg, and enhancing the reputation of the region as it ascends the rankings for innovation and job opportunities.

René van Vlerken, Head Small & Mid Cap Listings at Euronext Amsterdam: ''The Regional development companies are extremely important for the growth of the Dutch economy and accelerating innovation.'' Entrepreneurship and the exchange go hand in hand, for over 400 years. Euronext plays an important role in the financing of the real economy. "With initiatives like Euronext Growth and our exclusive TechShare program, we support medium and small businesses in their growth, we provide access to finance, help in promoting the organization, and  increase its visibility."

For more information: www.liof.nl

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16/08/2017 Ministry of Economic Affairs Amsterdam expand

Week of Regional Entrepreneurship - Ministry of Economic Affairs 

From 14 August to 22 August, the gong ceremony at Beursplein 5 focuses on the activity and entrepreneurship in the various regions in the Netherlands. Euronext has invited the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Regional Development Companies to put their work in the spotlight during the Week of Regional Entrepreneurship.

The Ministry of Economic Affairs, along with regional governments (mostly provinces), is a shareholder of five RDCs (NOM, Oost NV, LIOF, BOM and IQ). The RDCs connect national innovation and top sector policy to regional economic policy, and in doing so are important for the services to innovative SMEs. Through their venture capital companies RDCs support and finance innovations of SMEs and contribute to the economic growth and employment of the region. Pieter Waasdorp, director of entrepreneurship, sounds the gong in the presence of colleagues, all of whom are concerned with the RDCs.

Pieter Waasdorp: "The Ministry of Economic Affairs supports and encourages entrepreneurship in the Netherlands in different ways. For example, by improving access to finance for SMEs, by providing information and by issuing guarantees such as the BMKB and the GO to companies. In addition, we encourage the start-up and growth of companies and help companies to new forms of funding. We do this together with partners like the Regional Development Companies, but also with Startup Delta and the Chamber of Commerce. "

René van Vlerken, Head Small & Mid Cap Listings at Euronext Amsterdam: ''The Regional development companies are extremely important for the growth of the Dutch economy and accelerating innovation.'' Entrepreneurship and the exchange go hand in hand, for over 400 years. Euronext plays an important role in the financing of the real economy. "With initiatives like Euronext Growth and our exclusive TechShare program, we support medium and small businesses in their growth, we provide access to finance, help in promoting the organization, and  increase its visibility."

For more information:  www.rijksoverheid.nl

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15/08/2017 Week of Regional Entrepreneurship - NOM Amsterdam expand

Week of Regional Entrepreneurship - NOM

From 14 August to 23 August, the gong ceremony at Beursplein 5 focuses on the activity and entrepreneurship in the various regions in the Netherlands. Euronext has invited the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Regional Development Companies to put their work in the spotlight during the Week of Regional Entrepreneurship.

The Investment and Development Agency for the Northern Netherlands (NV NOM) opens trading at the Amsterdam exchange. Deputy Managing Director Geert Buiter sounds the gong. The NOM aims to contribute substantially to economic growth in the Northern Netherlands by supporting enterprises in the development leaps they encounter along the way to success. Geert Buiter: “We aim to support companies in the Northern Netherlands in growth, whether they be a start-up with an innovative idea or an established company in a growth and takeover situation. We are proud of each and every company we collaborate with. Led by passionate entrepreneurs who inspire the whole team, these companies work hard to achieve success. One of these companies is M4FOUR, manufacturer of customized vinyl floors. We are pleased to open the Exchange with them today.”

René van Vlerken, Head Small & Mid Cap Listings at Euronext Amsterdam: ''The Regional development companies are extremely important for the growth of the Dutch economy and accelerating innovation.'' Entrepreneurship and the exchange go hand in hand, for over 400 years. Euronext plays an important role in the financing of the real economy. "With initiatives like Euronext Growth and our exclusive TechShare program, we support medium and small businesses in their growth, we provide access to finance, help in promoting the organization, and  increase its visibility."

For more information: www.nom.nl

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14/08/2017 Week of Regional Entrepreneurship - Oost NL Amsterdam expand

Week of Regional Entrepreneurship -  Oost NL

From 14 August to 23 August, the gong ceremony at Beursplein 5 focuses on the activity and entrepreneurship in the various regions in the Netherlands. Euronext has invited the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Regional Development Companies to put their work in the spotlight during the Week of Regional Entrepreneurship.

Development Agency East Netherlands (Oost NL) opens the trading day at the Amsterdam exchange of Euronext by sounding the gong to bring attention to the innovative business stars in which they have invested. Innovation is important for companies, as well as regional and national economic development, and Oost NL takes this opportunity to bring attention to the innovative companies it has boosted over the years. Some of these companies have been invited to attend the ceremony: Xenikos, MIMETAS, Hygear, Solease, Axign, and NIZO.

Many innovative start-up companies fail to make the leap from their product development phase to a growing enterprise that registers consistent performance and growth. In order to help bridge this transition, at Development Agency East Netherlands they leverage investments made using funding from the Dutch government, as well as the provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel to help business owners to grow faster through innovation, investing and internationalization. Together with the business owners, Oost NL searches for the right type of funding for each situation. The goal is to help businesses to responsibly transition from start-up to growth phases and eventually to stimulate the local economy through new jobs. This is how they strengthen the regional economies. They do this at the behest of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and the provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel.

René van Vlerken, Head Small & Mid Cap Listings at Euronext Amsterdam: ''The Regional development companies are extremely important for the growth of the Dutch economy and accelerating innovation.'' Entrepreneurship and the exchange go hand in hand, for over 400 years. Euronext plays an important role in the financing of the real economy. "With initiatives like Euronext Growth and our exclusive TechShare program, we support medium and small businesses in their growth, we provide access to finance, help in promoting the organization, and  increase its visibility."

For more information: www.oostnl.nl  

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11/08/2017 Grachtenfestival Amsterdam expand

Grachtenfestival celebrates 20th edition

Saxophonist Stefan de Wijs of the Keuris Quartet opens the Amsterdam exchange on the occasion of the Grachtenfestival. The Keuris Quartet will perform ‘Nieuwe noten voor Keuris Quartet’ during the Grachtenfestival at the StadSalon. Three new works have been composed for the occasion. The composers will attend the concert to listen to the world premiere of their own compositions.

This year the Grachtenfestival will present very talented young musicians on wonderful venues. Performing musicians will leave trodden paths and unlock new worlds for the audience. Thrilling sound on ruddy locations, intimate concerts on historical premises. Each performance is outstanding and a pride to the Grachtenfestival.

The Grachtenfestival is celebrating its 20th birthday and does so ‘In Style’, which is the festival theme this year. From 11 – 20 August the capital city is fizzing with classical music, jazz and world music, performed by a topnotch variety of international and young musicians. The entire program consists of over 250 concerts on more than 90 venues.

For more information: www.grachtenfestival.com

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10/08/2017 Actiam Amsterdam expand

Actiam announces receiving top scores in global responsible investment survey

Fund and asset manager ACTIAM published the results of the annual responsible investment survey conducted by Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). ACTIAM received the highest score in 11 out of 14 modules. Compared to 2016, ACTIAM improved its score in seven modules. On this occasion they sound the gong at the Amsterdam exchange.

PRI conducts an annual responsible investment survey among its members. Respondents receive a score ranging from E to A+ for each module. ACTIAM obtained the highest possible score for its active ownership approach. In the area of inclusive finance (e.g. microfinance and SME financing in emerging markets) ACTIAM managed to improve its score from A to A+. This means that ACTIAM is in the top 10% of the market.

ACTIAM is a leading responsible asset and fund manager for more than one million people in the Netherlands, with €54.6 billion in assets under management (as at December 2016). ACTIAM offers a comprehensive range of investment funds and investment solutions that extends from index investing all the way to impact investing. They impose strict criteria on their investments and follow a strict, scrupulous selection process without making concessions in the area of financial returns.

For more information: www.actiam.nl

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10/08/2017 Jensen-Group Brussels expand

20 years Jensen-Group on Euronext

Euronext is very proud to welcome Jensen-Group for a bell ceremony in honour of their 20th listing anniversary because this family business has a remarkable track record on the Brussels Stock Exchange.

09/08/2017 Ebury Amsterdam expand

Fintech company Ebury opens its doors at the Zuidas

Financial service provider Ebury has seen such a rapid growth in the Benelux that they are opening a new office at the Zuidas in Amsterdam. On that occasion, Ebury opens the trading day at the Amsterdam exchange.

The company started with five employees in Amsterdam, four years ago. Currently the company has seventy employees and Ebury helps over five thousand relations with international payments and risk management. With this growth in mind, a new office was opened in the capital city, at the Zuidas.

Ebury is a specialist in currency transactions and trade finance. The financial service provider offers access to more than 150 currencies, market expertise, and the company provides working capital to support fast growing companies.

For more information: www.ebury.com

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08/08/2017 ASN Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for ASN Ideaalsparen and ASN Depositosparen

ASN Bank visits the Amsterdam exchange of Euronext and opens trading by sounding the gong. They do so on the occasion of them recently obtaining – once again – five stars for the terms of their ASN Bank savings account.

ASN Ideaalsparen scored the maximum score in the June 2017 MoneyView survey for the second time in a row. ASN Depositosparen received the highest rating for the fifth year in a row. According to MoneyView, ASN Bank’s savings accounts offer more opportunities than comparable accounts from other banks.

For more information: www.asnbank.nl

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07/08/2017 BinckBank Amsterdam expand

BinckBank celebrates start of first BinckBank Tour-race

Former professional-cyclist Maarten Tjallingii opens the trading day at the Amsterdam Exchange for BinckBank (ticker symbol: BINCK) to celebrate the start of the first BinckBank Tour, the biggest professional cycling event in Belgium and The Netherlands with stars like Giro d’Italia-winner Tom Dumoulin and World Champion Peter Sagan participating.

BinckBank will be the name-sponsor of the race for the next five years. The bank wants to increase its brand awareness. Also investors are known to be fans of cycling and followers of cycling events.

BinckBank is the biggest independent Dutch online bank for small investors and offers a range of financial products to retail customers in five European countries. BinckBank is listed on Euronext Amsterdam since 2005.

For more information: www.binck.nl/bincktour

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04/08/2017 SneekWeek Amsterdam expand

Lipton Ice Tea launches SneekWeek with stroke on the gong

The sounding of the gong at the Amsterdam exchange launches the Sneekweek. The biggest sailing event on inland waterways of Europe is held for the 82nd time from 5 to 10 August.

More than 1,800 participants in 35 different sailing classes compete for a spot on the highest podium. The organization of the event is in the hands of the Royal Watersport Sneek. The sailing competitions take place every day at the Sneekermeer, where more than 150 volunteers from the Royal Watersportvereniging will be working all week. From early morning until late at night, they ensure that the regatta runs smoothly. The KWS is thereby financially supported by a number of large nationally operating companies. The event is sponsored bij Lipton Ice Tea, part of Euronext listed Unilever (ticker symbol: UNIA).

For more information: www.sneekweek.nl

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03/08/2017 Summer Competition Amsterdam expand

Sounding of gong for Zomercompetitie

The Zomercompetitie (Summer Competition) is a football and hockey tournament for companies in the Amsterdam area. The competition is being held for the 11th time this summer. Soccer coordinator Amsterdam, Remco Kamlag, sounds the gong and marks the final week of the Zomercompetitie 2017

Between 30 May and 11 August 25 over 100 companies participate in the tournament. Teams compete during the course of 20 playing days, in the hopes of achieving the 2014 football and hockey title. The league has a unique character; both football and hockey takes place at one location, and is played in a format of six against six. In addition to the sport aspect, the Summer Competition provides a networking platform where both participating companies and sponsors can meet young professionals. Ten percent of the profit will go to charity, the Hockey Dreams Foundation.

For more information: www.zomercompetitie.com

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02/08/2017 Rabobank's innovation program introduces Tellow Amsterdam expand

Bye bye bookkeeping, hello Tellow

Tellow celebrates the launch of her bookkeeping solution for freelancers. Tellow was recently introduced, after a year of rigorous user testing and developing. The overwhelming number of applications confirmed the need for a good solution. To no surprise because bookkeeping is in fact not the most popular part of doing business, it takes time, money and often causes stress.

Tellow is bookkeeping on the go. Freelancers get real-time insight into their financials through a direct link with the current account. Tellow automates manual processes, such as scanning and booking of receipts. By offering a cloud solution for web and mobile, Tellow meets the fundamental needs of this user group.

Tellow is a Moonshot from Rabobank's innovation program. With so-called Moonshots, employees get the opportunity to develop innovative ideas and prepare them for market launch. Tellow is now available throughout the Netherlands.

For more information: www.tellow.nl

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01/08/2017 LYNX Rendement Fonds Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for LYNX Rendement Fonds

LYNX is known for its brokerage services for retail investors. Several months ago, LYNX introduced an investment fund; The LYNX Rendement Fonds. To officially celebrate the launch of this new product, Tycho Schaaf, Portfolio Manager of the LYNX Rendement Fonds, will open the trading day at the Amsterdam exchange.

What makes the LYNX Rendement Fonds unique? The LYNX Rendement Fonds aims to achieve an annual positive return, regardless of whether the market goes up or down. The fund has a large number of automated trading systems at its disposal. In times of falling stock markets and relatively high volatility, the fund is able to sustain its positive performance.The investment fund of LYNX serves as a good supplement for any investment portfolio.

For more information: www.lynx.nl

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31/07/2017 Pluk de Nacht open-air film festival Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong ahead of open-air film festival Pluk de Nacht

The open-air film festival Pluk de Nacht (Seize the Night) has its opening night at the Stenen Hoofd Amsterdam on 16 August. The team behind Pluk de Nacht opens the trading day.

The festival will be open daily from 3 pm with a programme of art, food and drinks. In the evening, visitors can relax in a beach chair and enjoy (inter) national feature films, documentaries and animations that have not been shown in the Netherlands before. On Sunday afternoon 20 August, the festival welcomes its youngest fans at Pluk Mini, with activities and films for children aged 2-12 years.

Pluk de Nacht Amsterdam runs from 16 to 26 August. Directly after, Pluk de Nacht travels to Utrecht (31 August to 3 September).

For more information: www.plukdenacht.nl

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28/07/2017 Pride Amsterdam 2017 Amsterdam expand

Pride Amsterdam 2017

Amsterdam Gay Pride Foundation opens trading together with its ambassadors and a delegation of Rabobank. The sounding of the gong marks the start of Pride Amsterdam 2017. Pride Amsterdam 2017 is held from 29 July until 6 August. This year’s theme is: ‘This Is My Pride’.

In order to better serve the LHBTI audiences, to enhance them, be inclusive to everyone and to better promote the festival’s message, the Amsterdam Gay Pride Foundation will issue a record amount of € 125,000, - for purely and only substantive program components. Many people know the Pride Amsterdam festival mainly for the world-famous boat parade, but it is also a nine-day festival with an important message.

Pride is a grand party and at the same time an impressive plea for the emancipation of LHBTIs. The Amsterdam Gay Pride Foundation wants to constantly pay attention to human rights in general and the acceptance and equality of LHBTIs in particular, anywhere in the world. Pride Amsterdam offers a range of events in the area of debate, art, theater, film, dance, party and sport with its partners.

For more information: www.pride.amsterdam

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27/07/2017 AFM and DSI cooperation Amsterdam expand

AFM and DSI sign cooperation covenant

The Dutch financial markets authority AFM and the DSI foundation sound the gong after singing cooperation covenant. Jorine Berends from DSI sounds the gong and opens the trading day.

The Dutch financial markets authority AFM and the DSI foundation are to cooperate in the area of appropriate qualifications for investment professionals as necessitated by the ESMA guidelines. DSI will ensure that the relevant investment professionals who are certified by DSI as of 2018 will meet the criteria stipulated by the European Securities & Markets Authority. To this end, DSI and AFM signed a covenant of cooperation in which AFM endorses DSI’s certification programme.  

For more information: www.dsi.nl

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26/07/2017 Groupe RATP Green Bond Paris expand

Alain Le Duc, CFO of Groupe RATP, and Marie-Claude Dupuis,  Director of Strategy Innovation & Development, celebrate the launch of their first Green Bond.

The RATP Group is the world's fifth largest public transport company, operating all types of collective mobility: bus, metro, trains and trams. Every day, the RATP Group manages more than 16 million trips around the world.
Low-carbon and sustainable transport has a key role to play in facilitating a modal transportation shift, enabling the transition to a low carbon economy, to support future climate change mitigation efforts and to build the sustainable city.
That's why RATP has set the objectives to reduce its greenhouse gases emissions (GHG) by 50% between 2015 and 2025 and to reduce energy consumption by 20% at the same period.
The €500 million RATP Green Bond issuance, dedicated to low-carbon and sustainable transport, is an opportunity to emphasize the group’s strategy in terms of sustainability and climate change, and to diversify the RATP investor base, thanks to a reinforced dialogue with Socially Responsible Investors.

26/07/2017 Knab Amsterdam expand

Knab named most profitable payment account for self-employed

Knab's business payment account has been named the most inexpensive account in 2017 for self-employed by MoneyView. It is for the fourth consecutive year that Knab is the only bank to hold the maximum five-star rating for the "Price" item in business payment accounts segment . On this occasion, they visit the Amsterdam exchange. Robbert Bakker, CEO of Knab, opens the trading day by sounding the gong.

The survey of corporate payment accounts by the independent benchmark institute MoneyView has been focused on the self-employed this year. The high score of Knab is explained by MoneyView: "Knab is well aware of package costs, credit card costs, and subscription fees for internet banking. In addition, Knab has a credit interest rate and there is an extensive free interest rate. Knab has been stable for five consecutive years in terms of its pricing. "

Knab, the online platform for financial overview, was founded in 2012 and has more than 130,000 customers and about 200 employees. Knab wants people to get a grip on their finances and have insight into their financial future.

For more information: www.knab.nl   

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25/07/2017 Company Webcast Amsterdam expand

Company Webcast visits Beursplein 5

Euronext recently launched its new Euronext Corporate Services offer. Company Webcast’s webcast solutions are a key part of this offering. With the sounding of the gong by Managing Director Olaf Lawerman, Company Webcast highlights its unique Investor Relations webcast services for listed companies across Europe.

Research shows that webcasting financial results delivers a better performance in the stock market. It also increases your visibility and boosts engagement among the investor community. This makes webcasting a must-have for efficient financial communication and better market performance.

The recently released, cutting-edge Next Generation Webcast Platform offers listed companies higher visibility and greater engagement with shareholders, analysts, investors, and other stakeholders. In addition Company Webcast can measure and report back the impact of every Investor Relations webcast you make with them, making the new Investor Relations webcast services truly the best in the market.

Company Webcast is a European market leader in professional webcasts and webinars for Investor Relations. The company produces over 10,000 successful live events each year.

For more information: www.companywebcast.com

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24/07/2017 Rabobank Foundation Amsterdam expand

Rabobank Foundation celebrates winning Jacques Diouf Award

Rabobank Foundation celebrates winning the FAO’s international Jacques Diouf Award 2016-2017 with the sounding of the gong. Rabobank Foundation was presented with the award for its efforts to support and economically strengthen small farming communities in developing countries.

The award recognises Rabobank Foundation’s many years of dedication to improving the lives and food security of small farmers in developing countries. Global food security is a strategic Banking for Food theme for our organisation. The world population is growing rapidly and the agricultural sector is faces with a huge challenge to continue to meet the increasing demand for food.

Rabobank Foundation focuses in developing countries on small farmers who have little or no access to financing and the market. Rabobank Foundation invests in the financial self-sufficiency of cooperatives and helps them on their way to autonomy and independence. It does this by, for example, providing financing and sharing the wealth of cooperative, banking and agricultural knowledge the Rabobank organisation has developed over more than a century. Receiving the award is an acknowledgement that Rabobank’s Banking for Food strategy is of great value and it’s an encouragement to keep doing what they do.

For more information: www.rabobankfoundation.com

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21/07/2017 AFS Group Amsterdam expand

AFS Group’s Fixed Income team sounds gong

The Fixed Income team of AFS Group, situated at Beursplein 5, opens trading at the Amsterdam Exchange. William Skultety, Senior Fixed Income Sales at AFs, sounds the gong.

The in recent years strongly expanded AFS Fixed Income department, operating from Amsterdam and Frankfurt offers institutional investors an all-to-all marketplace for primary & secondary market fixed income investments. Today's gong ceremony reminds market participants of the continued role and importance AFS Fixed Income in providing investment ideas and market liquidity.

For more information: www.afsgroup.nl

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20/07/2017 Hill+Knowlton Strategies Amsterdam expand

Hill+Knowlton Strategies wins international prize for communication takeawy.com’s listing

With its communication strategy for Takeaway.com’s listing at Euronext Amsterdam, Hill+Knowlton Strategies Netherlands won a Golden World Award for Excellence (GWA) in the category Financial Services & Investor Relations. To celebrate this, they visit the Amsterdam exchange and open trading by sounding the gong.

These Awards are awarded for work in communication and public relations that meets the highest standards in the field. The international prize is awarded annually by International Public Relations Association (IPRA), the global professional association for communication professionals.

Hill+Knowlton, a leading communications advisory agency in the Netherlands since 1972, developed the communication strategy for the successful listing of Takeaway.com at Euronext Amsterdam. An important part was to highlight the company, the international growth strategy, the business model and the most important investment criteria of Takeaway.com with all relevant stakeholders. The communication strategy and guidance by Hill+Knowlton caused unrivaled attention from media and opinion leaders and support from investors and other key stakeholders for Takeaway.com's listing.

For more information: www.hillandknowlton.nl

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19/07/2017 Hardt and BAM Amsterdam expand

Hardt and BAM have built Europe’s first hyperloop test facility

Hardt was founded as a company by a number of the winners from Elon Musk’s hyperloop competition that was held earlier this year. Together with the European construction company BAM (ticker symbol: BAMNB), they have built Europe’s first hyperloop test facility to test the technology for this futuristic transport system. On this occasion they open trading at the Amsterdam exchange.

For BAM, the cooperation with Hardt fits seamlessly into its ambition to invest in new technology and to work with innovative, entrepreneurial partners. Marinus Schimmel, Director of BAM Infra Nederland bv: “‘We are connecting for the future. We are constantly looking for new and smart ways of travelling in order to make an important contribution to improving our transportation systems and creating a more sustainable society. We are on the verge of a unique, completely new technology which will allow us to make much more efficient use of our means of transport and our transport infrastructure.”

For more information: www.bam.com

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18/07/2017 BNP Paribas Amsterdam expand

BNP Paribas named world’s best bank for corporates in Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2017

Euronext Paris listed BNP Paribas (ticker symbol: BNP) was named “World’s Best Bank for Corporates” for 2017 by Euromoney, the leading financial publication. The global accolade was one of six awards won in total by BNP Paribas. On this occasion they open trading at the Amsterdam exchange.

Overall, BNP Paribas won the following six awards: World’s Best Bank for Corporates, Best Digital Bank in Western Europe, Best Investment Bank in Belgium, Best Bank in France, Best Bank in Kosovo, and Best Bank in Luxembourg.

Commenting on winning “World’s Best Bank for Corporates”, Yann Gerardin, Head of Corporate and Institutional Banking, BNP Paribas said: “The last 12 months have seen us accelerate the transformation of our business, the aim being to meet more needs, of more clients, more effectively. Euromoney’s acknowledgement of our progress is encouraging and a function of three factors: the support of the entire BNP Paribas Group; the commitment of our teams; and the trust our clients continue to show in us. This award – alongside the other five we have won – is recognition of their contribution, and my sincere thanks go to all.”

BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 74 countries, with more than 192,000 employees, including more than 146,000 in Europe.

For more information: www.bnpparibas.nl

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17/07/2017 The Walk of the World Amsterdam expand

The International Four Days Marches Nijmegen; The Walk of the World

Johan Willemstein, Chairman Stichting DE 4DAAGSE, sounds the gong to celebrate the start of the 101st Four Days Marches.

The Four Days Marches are a walking achievement event for four consecutive days, in which annually tens of thousands walkers are participating. On those days, people from all over the world come to Nijmegen to walk in and around the city and its beautiful wooded surroundings. Hundreds of thousands of spectators are cheering on the walkers along the route every day. After four days of walking, a glorious entry along the Via Gladiola awaits the walkers, followed by the distribution of their well-deserved Four Days Medal. In 2017 at the 101st edition of the event, some 45,000 participants will attend. From some 70 countries participants come to Nijmegen to walk four days respectively 30, 40 or 50  kilometers per day. The 101th edition of the Four Days Marches will start Tuesday 18 April at 4 a.m.

For more information: www.4daagse.nl

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14/07/2017 Boskalis Beach Cleanup Tour Amsterdam expand

North Sea Foundation organizes fifth Boskalis Beach Cleanup Tour

The North Sea Foundation (Stichting de Noordzee) kicks off the fifth Boskalis Beach Cleanup Tour. Floris van Hest, General manager Stichting de Noordzee, sounds the gong.

From August 1st till 15th the North Sea Foundation organizes the Boskalis Beach Cleanup Tour where the entire Dutch North Sea coast is cleared of waste. The Cleanup kicks off simultaneously in Cadzand and Schiermonnikoog. Volunteers take on 30 stages in 15 days, where half walk towards the north, the other half towards the south of Holland. After two weeks the two teams meet and finish the Cleanup in Zandvoort. Those interested can register for one or multiple stages online. Together with 6.377 volunteers, the North Sea Foundation cleared 57.426 kilos off the Dutch beaches, since the first edition in 2013. This boils down to over 10.000 waste bags full of waste.

The North Sea Foundation is an environmental non-governmental organisation (NGO) advocating the protection and sustainable use of the North Sea marine ecosystem. The goal is a clean, healthy sea and a well-functioning ecosystem. Its activities are focused on clean seas and beaches, clean shipping, sustainable fisheries, eco-friendly  sustainable energy and marine protected areas. The Boskalis Beach Cleanup Tour is made possible by the support of their main sponsor and partners.

For more information: www.beachcleanuptour.nl

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13/07/2017 Aegon Investment TV Amsterdam expand

Aegon sounds gong for 100th episode of Aegon Beleggings TV

The editors of Aegon Beleggings TV (Aegon Investment TV) open the trading day, consequently they will film the 100th episode at the Amsterdam exchange of Euronext. Olaf van den Heuvel, Aegon Asset Management, who is the talking head in most of the episodes thus far, will sound the gong.

How best to explain a major economic crisis? This question triggered the first episode of Aegon Beleggings TV (Aegon Investment TV) back in November 2009. Having to explain complex matters in front of a camera, forces one to be concise and plain simple. It worked, and it has been Aegon’s concept for all 99 episodes. Talking about political and economic developments and how they influence stock markets – all in a couple of minutes.

For more information: www.aegon.nl

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12/07/2017 TURBOS LIFE Paris expand

Société Générale celebrates the listing of TURBOS LIFE

Société Générale opens the trading day in Paris for the listing of Turbos Life.

Turbos Life is a brand new range of structured products listed on Euronext Paris. These leveraged products are infinite Turbos whose knock-out don't lead to deactivation but only an adjustment in its caracteristics, the infinite rebirth of the Turbo.

12/07/2017 Algorithmic Trading Group Amsterdam expand

Algorithmic Trading Group BV moves to Beursplein 5

Chief Risk Officer and co-owner of Algorithmic Trading Group (ATG), Jelper Striet, opens trading by sounding the gong. ATG celebrates its recent relocation to Beursplein 5.

ATG is a young trading company founded in October 2008 in Hong Kong, by Bob Collin, Chun Wing Man, and Tom Voûte . ATG specializes in algorithmic trading on the major financial markets around the world. ATG has offices in Hong Kong and the Netherlands.

For more information: www.algorithmictradinggroup.com

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11/07/2017 Arcadis Amsterdam expand

Arcadis celebrates successes in its digital transformation

Arcadis’ Chief Digital Officer (CDO) Julien Cayet sounds the opening gong at Euronext Amsterdam with the digital leadership team to celebrate a number of recent successes in its digital transformation.

Julien Cayet has been announced as the company’s CDO. Subsequently, a multidisciplinary team has been formed to build a digitally-enabled business. The core team – whom will work closely with the office of the Chief Information Officer – comprises the CDO and leaders in BIM/digital asset lifecycle, digital innovation, data analytics and insights, ecosystem partnerships, marketing & communications and human capital.

The team has seen a number of successes including the launch of its first design thinking innovation program Deep Orange and recognition for its digital transformation in Het Financieelee Dagblad ranking Arcadis #1 in the sector, #2 in culture and 6 out of 200 Dutch companies, according to Vlerick Business School’s FD Transformers 200 report.

For more information: www.arcadis.com

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10/07/2017 FD De Nieuwe Kampioen 2017 Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for FD De Nieuwe Kampioen 2017

The sounding of the gong to open the trading day at the Amsterdam exchange is to call attention to The New Champions of 2017, an inventory of promising young companies with ground breaking products or services. In a series of portraits in the financial daily Het FD, online and in reports on BNR Newsradio, we have highlighted these new champions in Dutch business.

The 2017 nominees are innovative in energy, mobility, robotics, logistics, high tech and financial sectors. They show healthy growth in sales, jobs, investment or otherwise. And they have the potential to conquer their industry. The eight nominated New Champions 2017 are: Additive Industries, Brand New Day, Five Degrees, Heliox, One of a Kind Technologies, SendCloud, Ultimaker, and Vandebron.

The gong is sounded by Additive Industries, which was declared  ‘New Champion of 2017’ by the expert panel of the project, accompanied by Heliox, winner of the public vote, and the members of the New Champion 2017 team, consisting of representatives of Het Financieele Dagblad and Grant Thornton, sponsor of the New Champion project.

For more information: www.fd.nl/thechallenge

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07/07/2017 Carmila Paris expand

Listing of Carmila on Euronext

Jacques Ehrmann, CEO of Carmila, opens the trading day in Paris.

After the merger-absorption of Carmila in June 2017, Cardety changed its name to Carmila. The new group owns and manages business parks and shopping malls.

07/07/2017 Nationaal Fonds Kinderhulp Amsterdam expand

Nationaal Fonds Kinderhulp kicks off ‘Zomerpret’ project

The trading day is opened by Nationaal Fonds Kinderhulp. By sounding the gong, Chantal van Gool, Hoofd fondsenwerving Nationaal Fonds Kinderhulp, brings their new ‘Zomerpret’ (Summerfun) campaign to the attention.

Kinderhulp states that summer vacation is usually something to look forward to, but the 1 out of 8 children who grow up in poverty are not looking forward to it at all. For the children who don’t live at their parental house  anymore it’s even more difficult. They do not go anywhere and experience few other fun things. When they go to school again, they have little stories to tell and feel left out. That’s why Kinderhulp introduces the ‘Zomerpretpakket’, which main goal is: giving children in poverty a nice summer holiday.

They will be doing that by distributing ‘Summer boxes’ with various items, for good and bad weather, to get through the summer. For example: toys, books, a cinema voucher, a beach ball, sunscreen, a trip to a theme park, school supplies and DIY-ideas .

For more information: www.kinderhulp.nl

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06/07/2017 Finance Run Amsterdam expand

Finance Run opens trading

The sounding of the gong brings attention to The Finance Run, a sporting and informal networking event in the financial services industry. The profits will be donated to Stichting LEF. LEF stands for Leven En Financiën (Living and Finance). Their goal is to increase financial awareness among youngsters.

This year the Finance Run will take place on Friday 1 September at the Bosbaan at the Amsterdamse bos. Over 1.000 finance professionals are expected to participate, either on behalf of their company or individually. This year will be the fourth edition. The number of participants - and thereby the profits for LEF – have grown considerably over the years. The success can partially be attributed to a large number of sponsors and media partners.

Voor meer informatie: www.financerun.nl

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05/07/2017 Rijksmuseum summer exhibitions Amsterdam expand

ING and Rijksmuseum kick off new series of summer exhibitions

Rijksmuseum and their main sponsor ING sound the gong to open the summer season. The summer exhibitions at the Rijksmuseum include the free accessible exhibition of Jean Dubuffet in the gardens of the Rijksmuseum, medieval carving art at Small Wonders and a major retrospective of 19th century photography at the exhibition New Realities.

Since 2005, Euronext listed, ING and Rijksmuseum have been working closely in attracting a broad audience to the museum and strengthening the relationship with Dutch visitors. The ING Rijksmuseum days e.g. offer ING customers a chance to get acquainted with the Rijksmuseum. In addition, ING is also sponsor of Rijksmuseum Schiphol, this one of a kind venture is the first art museum at an airport located beyond the passport control.

For more information: www.rijksmuseum.nl

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04/07/2017 The Challenge - Best finance professional Amsterdam expand

Gong sounds for the winner of FD The Challenge Finance

The gong is sounded by The Challenge Finance winner Krista Luijten. The Challenge Finance is an interactive event organized by Yacht Finance, Het Financieele Dagblad and BNR Nieuwsradio.

The Challenge is an interactive live business event where four selected professionals compete for the win in their field. This concept fully fits the Yacht idea that professionals want to matter, want to make the difference for their organization, their field of study and for society.

This edition of The Challenge Finance revolved around the question of which financial actions should be taken to ensure that scale-up Bloomon will become the first global flower brand, with the starting point: realizable, scalable and innovative. The client, the jury and the audience eventually chose Krista Luijten, working as Product Owner Risk Innovation at ABN AMRO, as Best Finance Professional 2017. Prior to The Challenge Finance 2017, The Financieele Dagblad and Yacht The Challenge have already organized two editions in 2016. The next Challenge, focused on the IT sector, is scheduled for November 2017.

For more information: www.fd.nl/thechallenge

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03/07/2017 Fresh Funds Amsterdam expand

Fresh Funds opens trading at the Amsterdam exchange

Fresh Fixed Income Fund sounds the gong to celebrate its one-year anniversary.  The fund allows investors the opportunity to invest in an active and professionally managed portfolio in fixed income. The primary objective is to subscribe to new issues. Those bonds frequently offer an extra premium and can be purchased without bid and offer spread. Both of these factors benefit the return.

Fresh Fixed Income Fund is the first investment fund under the Fresh label of AIFMD manager OHV Institutional Asset Management BV. The fund kicked off with seed capital of € 27.7 million. Currently the assets under management have grown to € 67.5 million. Net return since inception is more than 4 percent.

For more information: www.freshfunds.nl

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30/06/2017 Van Lanschot Kempen Amsterdam expand

New name and ticker at Euronext for Van Lanschot Kempen

Van Lanschot is now officially Van Lanschot Kempen. The existing ticker symbol on Euronext (currently LANS) will change to VLK. Karl Guha, Chariman of the Board, opens the trading day and launches the new name and brand, by sounding the gong.

Karl Guha says: "With the introduction of this new group name, our communication with shareholders and other stakeholders closely matches our wealth management strategy. The name Van Lanschot Kempen reflects on the character of the company, our common culture and the changes we make. The individual brands of Lanschot, Evi and Kempen remain as trusted in the market and maintain their focus on private banking, private and institutional customers, respectively.“

The name, the logo with tree, the foundation year 1737, and the chosen color, together reflect the power of the combination of Van Lanschot and Kempen.

For more information: www.vanlanschotkempen.com

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29/06/2017 Candriam ETFs Paris expand

Candriam ETFs list on Euronext Paris and cross-list on Euronext Amsterdam

Koen Van de Maele, Deputy Chief Investment Officer of Candriam, opens the trading day in Paris for the listing of their ESG and Smart Beta specialised ETFs on Euronext Paris and cross-listing at Euronext Amsterdam. Candriam Investors Group is a leading pan-European multi-specialist asset manager with a 20-year track record and a team of 500 experienced professionals, managing about €107.2 bn AuM at the end of March 2017.

29/06/2017 BinckBank Amsterdam expand

BinckBank and Euronext strengthen knowledge cooperation

BinckBank opens the trading day to mark the cooperation between Euronext and BinckBank. Binck Netherlands and Euronext Amsterdam will join forces to inform –potential – retail investors about various aspects of investing, including jointly organizing informative and educational initiatives. The aim is to expand knowledge about investing.

Jeroen Sonsma, Director Binck Nederland, is happy with the cooperation with Euronext: “As the biggest broker on the Dutch market, our valued customer service team answer hundreds of questions from our clients on a daily base. It is evident that we would like to inform (potential) investors approaching Euronext and help answering their investor questions. In addition, it demonstrates confidence that we can do this together with Euronext.”

For more information: www.binck.nl

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29/06/2017 Extensa bonds Brussels expand

‘It’s good to be back’ said Extensa CEO Kris Verhellen just after CFO Laurent Jacquemart rang the bell to open the markets. Real estate developer Extensa celebrated the listing on Euronext Brussels of its bonds through the Euro Medium Term Notes (EMTN) programme.

28/06/2017 Robeco SummerNights Amsterdam expand

Gong ceremony to mark the start of the Robeco SummerNights concert series

Wilma van Rossum, Brand Manager at Robeco, and Carlien Blok, Head Marketing, Communications and Sales at The Concertgebouw, sound the gong at the Amsterdam exchange of Euronext to open the trading day. Entertainer Sven Ratzke will give a musical introduction to the striking of the gong.   

The collaboration between Robeco and The Royal Concertgebouw on Robeco SummerNights – the longest-running and most successful partnership in the cultural sector – is about to start once again. Robeco and The Concertgebouw will start the 29th year of their collaboration. This 29th year promises another summer with soloists and orchestras from all over the world.

During Robeco SummerNights, which this year will be held between 1 July and 31 August, audiences can enjoy over 80 concerts in The Concertgebouw in the classical, pop, jazz and world music genres. The music will vary from Max Richters 8-hour long SLEEP to three concerts by pianists Arthur and Lucas Jussen, and from the Aurora Orchestra playing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 by heart to ‘Viva la Diva’:  an evening of glitter and glamour with singers Tania Kross and Sven Ratzke and the Metropole Orchestra. And, as in every edition, there will be international youth orchestras present, amongst which the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester.

For more information: www.robecosummernights.nl

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27/06/2017 Non-financial reporting Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for non-financial reporting

The opening of the Amsterdam exchange of Euronext brings non-financial reporting to the attention. More and more organizations recognize the importance of non-financial reporting and actively work on such (integrated) reports.

In addition to the financial results, these reports include the results on sustainability, governance, diversity, privacy and the environment. To emphasize the growing interest in non-financial reporting, Tjeerd Krumpelman, ABN AMRO's Head of Business Advisory, Reporting & Stakeholder Management,  and Nick de Ruiter, Partner at CSR Consultancy Company Sustainalize, sound the gong and open trading at the Amsterdam exchange.

In addition to Sustainalize and ABN AMRO, the gong ceremony is attended by representatives of relevant institutions engaged in reporting non-financial information. Thus, representatives of the Global Reporting Initiative, Eumedion, the NBA and the Association of Investors in Sustainable Development (VBDO) are present. The Ministry of Economic Affairs, responsible for the annual Transparency Benchmark, is also in attendance.

For more information: www.abnamro.nl

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26/06/2017 20th listing anniversary ICT Group Amsterdam expand

ICT Group celebrates 20 years listed and passes milestone of 1,000 professionals

ICT Group (ticker symbol: ICT) opens the trading day at the Amsterdam exchange to celebrate the fact that they have been listed for 20 years and the acquisition of High Tech Solutions (HTS). They hereby surpassed the milestone of 1,000 professionals.

Roy Jansen, COO: “ICT Group and HTS have worked together on many occasions in the past and it was obvious that there was a cultural fit between the two companies. HTS brings new clients and specialized knowledge to the ICT Group and because of this acquisition our company now has more than 1,000 employees. Therefore, we are very proud to be here.”

ICT Group is a leading industrial technology solutions and services provider. Over 1,000 passionate technical specialists are working for the ICT Group. The main subsidiaries of the ICT Group are: ICT Netherlands, Strypes, Raster, Improve, BMA and ICT Mobile.

For more information: www.ict.eu

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23/06/2017 Listing Eandis bond Brussels expand

Piet Buyse, Chairman of the Board of Eandis, rings the bell to celebrate the listing of the company’s retail bond.

23/06/2017 IPO Valbiotis Paris expand

Listing of Valbiotis on Euronext

Sébastien Peltier, CEO of Valbiotis, opens the trading day in Paris.

Valbiotis is a biopharmaceutical company specializing in the research and development of preventive and therapeutic products based on polymolecular complexes indicated at specific stages of progression of chronic metabolic pathologies such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, dyslipidemia or NASH (Non-Alcoholic Steatosis Hepatic).

23/06/2017 AH Product Pitch Amsterdam expand

Winner AH Product Pitch sounds gong

The Amsterdam exchange is opened by Jesse van Donk, winner of the ‘AH Product Pitch 2017’, in the company of jury member Marit van Egmond, director Merchandising & Sourcing.

Abel’s Deli, of entrepreneur Jesse van Donk, won the competition and gets on year shelf space at Albert Heijn, coaching to achieve growth and an investment package worth €125,000. The jury also appointed two runners-up, ‘Lekker in een Potje’ and ‘Boullion Brothers’, besides shelf space they also receive coaching an an investment package.

With this competition, Albert Heijn wants to encourage young entrepreneurs and provide their customers with innovative products. Albert Heijn is part of Euronext listed Ahold Delhaize (ticker symbol: AD).

For more information: www.ah.nl

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22/06/2017 Sail Den Helder Amsterdam expand

Rabobank sounds gong for Sail Den Helder

Rabobank, main sponsor of Sail Den Helder, visits the Amsterdam exchange to open trading ahead of the event. Harry Nieuwenhuizen, Executive Chairman Rabobank Kop van Noord-Holland, sounds the gong.

Sail Den Helder, held from 22 - 25 June 2017, is the biggest public event in the province of Noord-Holland this year with the backdrop of the international Tall Ships. Visitors take a deep dive in the world of the Dutch maritime nautical heritage: Tall Ships, Dutch historic ships, modern ships and naval vessels as well as the rich history of navigation and ports that is still as important to our economy.

Rabobank Kop van Noord-Holland is main sponsor and very visible in the harbor area. “Sail is good for the region and has social and economic significance. Everyone works hard to make it a success; us including" says Nieuwenhuizen. He supports the idea that Sail is also conscious about innovation: "We recently launched a masterclass ‘Innovation for businessmen’. It's our way of contributing. Innovation is really important, especially for our region.”

For more information: www.rabobank.nl

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21/06/2017 Top-100 Corporate Women of the Netherlands Amsterdam expand

Corporate Woman of the Netherlands visits Amsterdam exchange

Management Scope recently published the Top-100 Corporate Women of the Netherlands in 2017. Petri Hofsté, Corporate Woman of the Netherlands 2017, opens the trading day at the Amsterdam exchange by sounding the gong.

Petri Hofsté is Member of the Supervisory Board at Fugro and not only extended her title, but also added a new position as Member of the Supervisory Board at Rabobank . The rest of her career also includes positions in the financial sector, including Supervisory positions at Achmea and KAS BANK. During her career, she has held various positions in the banking sector (as deputy CFO at ABN AMRO), supervisory sector (DNB divisional director), and in the pension sector (as CFO of APG).

A female director is eligible for the title if she holds one or more positions as director or supervisory position at companies listed in the AEX, AMX or AScX-index and non-listed companies with an equity of more than 1 billion euros. Since 2016, the ranking has been extended from a Top-50 to a Top-100.

Management Scope is a magazine for the top of business Netherlands. The editorial mix consists of interviews with CEOs and directors, analyzes and expert contributions about strategic business issues, leadership, governance and relevant social and technological developments.

For more information: www.managementscope.nl

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20/06/2017 Triodos Real Estate Fund Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for Triodos Real Estate Fund

Triodos Vastgoedfonds, the first European sustainable real estate fund, launches a fixed price offering of up to 11,463,182 newly issued ordinary shares. The new shares issued as a result of the private placement are listed on Euronext Amsterdam. Guus Berkhout, Fund Manager Triodos Vastgoedfonds, opens the trading day by sounding the gong.

Triodos Real Estate Fund was founded in 2004 and is the first sustainable real estate fund in Europe. The fund invests exclusively in sustainable  build  managed buildings and monuments. Triodos Investment Management links investors who want to put their money into permanent, positive change, with innovative entrepreneurs and sustainable companies that are working on just that. In this way they serve as a catalyst in those sectors that play a key role in the transition to a fairer, more sustainable world.

For more information: www.triodos.nl

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19/06/2017 WDP celebrates DHL partnership Amsterdam expand

WDP celebrates partnership with DHL by sounding gong

Real estate specialist WDP (ticker symbol: WDP) opens trading at the Amsterdam exchange, celebrating its long term partnership with DHL. By building a new sort center for DHL Parcel in Amsterdam, WDP is now developing the tenth site within its property portfolio for DHL in the Benelux. The new site is being built by construction company Aan de Stegge Twello. The warehouse will also be equipped with solar panels, in collaboration with Encon. This makes it the sixtieth WDP solar roof.

WDP develops and invests in logistics property (warehouses and offices). WDP's property portfolio amounts to more than 3 million m². This international portfolio of semi-industrial and logistics buildings is spread over more than 160 sites at prime logistics locations for storage and distribution in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Romania.

For more information: www.wdp.eu

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16/06/2017 IPO ALD Paris expand

Listing of ALD on Euronext

Mike Masterson, CEO of ALD opens the trading day in Paris

ALD specializes in long-term leasing and fleet management. ALD’s activity is organized around 4 areas:
## long-term car leasing: rental of passenger cars, commercial vehicles, electric cars and 2-wheel vehicles to individuals and businesses;
## fleet management: assistance, maintenance, tire management, replacement, insurance, etc. ;
## medium-term car leasing: rental of vehicles for 1 to 12 months;
## sale of used vehicles.
At the end of 2016, the group had a fleet of 1,375,000 vehicles.

16/06/2017 Technical Analysis week Amsterdam expand

IEX presents ‘Week of Technical Analysis’

This week IEX presents the ‘Week of Technical Analysis’. Together with the five most well-known Dutch TA-specialists IEX.nl, the largest investor community in the Benelux, pays extra attention to this popular form of market analysis. 

IEX Group (ticker symbol: IEX) reaches an audience of 1.5 million investors, of whom 1.25 million in the Netherlands and about 250,000 in Belgium. IEX Group has strong brands in the Dutch market,  including IEX, Belegger, DeBeurs, Eurobench, Participations and IEXGeld. On the Belgian market, IEX Group is active with Beursduivel. IEXProfs focuses on the professional segment.

For more information: www.iexgroup.nl

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15/06/2017 National Prokkel intern day Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong marks start of National Prokkel intern day

Trading day at the Amsterdam exchange is opened by Swannet Limpens and Yanna Resia from ABN AMRO. The gong also marks the start of the National Prokkel intern day; part of a week in which thousands of people with a (mental) disability intern for one day.

The goal of Prokkelstages is to learn what work opportunities there are for people with disabilities and to take further steps towards an inclusive labor market. ABN AMRO has an active employment policy. Swannet Limpens is head of office in Heerlen and has accepted Yanna, who has a slight intellectual disability, as hostess to welcome guests and to accompany them to their appointment at the bank.

The Dutch Prokkelweek is a week for integration and participation of mentally handicapped people. One day to get to know each other’s capabilities, one day as an example and inspiration for the rest the year, one day with the aim of creating an inclusive labor market.

For more information: www.prokkel.nl

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14/06/2017 IPO Balta Brussels expand

Balta’s first trading day on Euronext Brussels

Euronext today celebrated the listing of Balta, a European market leader in soft flooring, on its Brussels market (Compartment B). Balta enters the top ten of household goods and home construction companies listed on Euronext for market capitalisation. This transaction is the largest IPO on Euronext Brussels since 2014

14/06/2017 ETF Securities lists new ETPs Amsterdam expand

ETF Securities celebrates cross-listed products by opening trading

ETF Securities, one of the world’s leading, independent providers of Exchange Traded Products (ETPs), listed three of their ETPs on Euronext Amsterdam and Euronext Paris. Dutch investors can now access the firm’s robotics & automation, cyber security and physically vaulted gold ETPs on their local exchange. On this occasion, ETF Securities opens trading by sounding the gong.

Peter Lidblom, Head of Netherlands and Nordics, ETF Securities comments: “We are delighted to make these innovative products available to Dutch investors on their local exchange. We believe that in the long-term, exposure to the robotics and cyber security megatrends may deliver outperformance because both sectors are part of a major revolution.”

For more information: www.etfsecurities.com

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13/06/2017 Avantium in AScX®-Index Amsterdam expand

Avantium celebrates inclusion in Small Cap index Euronext

Avantium (symbol: AVTX) sounds the gong to celebrate that its shares will be included in the AScX index of Euronext as of the start of trading on Monday 19 June 2017.

The inclusion of Avantium was recently announced by Euronext following its quarterly review of the AEX, AMX and AScX which is based on free-float adjusted market capitalization and liquidity. The AScX index is composed of 25 funds that trade on the Euronext Amsterdam exchange and rank position 51-75 in size. The inclusion follows the listing of Avantium shares on 15 March 2017. Frank Roerink, CFO Avantium, sounds the gong accompanied by a group of employees who have been working at Avantium almost since the very beginning.

Roerink: “On March 15 this year we celebrated the listing of the Avantium shares. Today, June 13, we have the honor to sound the gong to celebrate the inclusion of our shares in the Small Cap index. We are really pleased. Being part of this index will further raise Avantiums profile among the investor community, improve our visibility on financial markets and we expect it to have a positive impact on the liquidity of our share.”

Avantium is a leading chemical technology company and a forerunner in renewable chemistry. Together with its partners around the world, Avantium develops efficient processes and sustainable products made from biobased materials. Avantium offers a breeding ground for revolutionary renewable chemistry solutions. From invention to commercially viable production processes. Avantium also provides advanced catalysis research services and systems to the leading chemical and petrochemical companies. Avantium recorded revenues of € 10.5 million in 2016. Avantium shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam and Euronext Brussels.

For more information: www.avantium.com

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12/06/2017 Listing Antalis Paris expand

Listing of Antalis on Euronext.

Hervé Poncin, CEO of Antalis, opens the trading day in Paris.

Antalis International is Europe’s leading company specializing in professional distribution of paper, packaging products and visual communication products. The group offers coated papers, printing and office papers, envelopes and pouches, labels, packaging and storage products, plates, marking films, posters, etc.

12/06/2017 Stofwisseltour 2017 Amsterdam expand

Euronext brings attention to Stofwisseltour 2017

The trading day at Euronext is opened by Stofwisselkracht Foundation, Team Axel and Team Euronext to call attention to the Stofwisseltour 2017. Stofwisselkracht Foundation funds research for metabolic diseases through sporting events and various activities. Stofwisselkracht Foundation, organizer of the Stofwisseltour, hopes for a successful tour. The gong is sounded by Robin van Galen, Coach of the Dutch Men’s Water polo, who is an ambassador of Stofwisselkracht Foundation. The Dutch water polo men also ride in the Stofwisseltour.

Team Axel visited the Amsterdam exchange for the first time in 2015. Since then, a team of Euronext-employees participates in the Stofwisseltour as ‘Euronext for Team Axel’. This year’s Stofwisseltour takes place from 16 –18 June. Over 230 cyclists participate in this three day cycling relay to raise money for research into metabolism diseases and to raise awareness to this relatively unknown disease.

The finish of the tour is live broadcasted on NPO 1 on Sunday 18 June at 6 p.m.

For more information: www.stofwisseltour.nl

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09/06/2017 IPO Balyo Paris expand

Listing of Balyo on Euronext

Fabien Bardinet, CEO of Balyo, opens the trading day in Paris.

Balyo specializes in the design, manufacturing and marketing of robotic handling trolleys for all logistics applications. The group offers stackers, tractors, pallet trucks, etc. capable of perceiving their environment with ease, interacting with the surrounding elements and completing tasks autonomously.

09/06/2017 15th Kempen European Property Seminar Amsterdam expand

Kempen & Co celebrates 15th edition of the European Property Seminar & three #1 Extel Awards with a bang

Kempen & Co opens trading at the Amsterdam exchange for the celebration of the 15th anniversary of the annual Kempen European Property Seminar. The seminar brings together European real estate companies and investors and has become a central meeting point for the European real estate sector. During one-on-one meetings and small group meetings, more than 50 CEO’s and CFO’s from a wide range of companies are connected.

It just so happens the seminar won this week the 2017 #1 ‘Top broker conference’ Extel Award. Kempen & Co was also selected as the #1 best brokerage firm in real estate on both a team and an individual basis. As one of the few focused merchant banks in Europe, Kempen & Co is uniquely positioned as a specialist in the real estate markets. Over the past years, Kempen & Co have built a strong position in this sector in securities brokerage, mergers and acquisitions, and equity capital market transactions.

For more information: www.kempen.nl

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08/06/2017 NRC Fintech Impact Award Amsterdam expand

Gong ceremony for NRC Fintech Impact Award winner

Open financial platform Bunq and personal finance developer Budently wererecently named winner of the Fintech Impact Award 2017. Not only did bunq receive the most votes from both general public and audience, together with Budently they were also named winner by the members of the jury Don Ginsel, Janneke Willemse, Willem Vermeend and Oscar Kneppers.

Budgently and Bunq open trading in Amsterdam together with NRC and the partners of the award; knab, Topicus en Capgemini.

For more information: www.nrcliveaward.nl/fintech

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07/06/2017 Statistics Netherland’s Business Cycle Challenge Amsterdam expand

Winners Statistics Netherland’s Business Cycle Challenge open gong

Every year, Statistics Netherlands (CBS) organizes the Business Cycle Challenge. In this contest, high school economics classes predict the development of the Dutch economy using 10 indicators, including the AEX index. Students analyze historical sequences, compare indicators, make connections, and follow the news to get a good prediction.

This year, 188 classes took part in the Business Cycle Challenge. Winner is class 6Ec2 of the Utrecht Stedelijk Gymnasium. They visit the Amsterdam exchange and open trading by sounding the gong.

For more information:  www.cbs.nl

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06/06/2017 BMLL Technologies Amsterdam expand

BMLL Technologies to offer historical limit order book data and analytics for global financial exchanges

Launching the platform in Q2 2017, BMLL offers historical full depth limit order book data, co-located from an extensive universe of exchanges and platforms with access to immense virtual CPU resources. On this occasion they visit the Amsterdam exchange of Euronext and open the trading day.

These capabilities provide customers with the ability to carry out large scale analysis of data in a highly cost effective and secure manner with BMLL’s ‘on-demand’ model. The platform also enables customers to upload and manipulate their own proprietary data and analytics as well as access BMLL’s unique analysis and distributed Bayesian Machine Learning techniques. This includes pattern recognition software providing solutions for common limit order book problems such as iceberg detection and market impact with analytics continually evolving from the latest in academic and scientific research.

For more information: www.bmlltech.com

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05/06/2017 TheNextWomen Summit Amsterdam expand

TheNextWomen and Elsevier sound gong for female entrepreneurship

The Euronext gong sounds for female entrepreneurship. TheNextWomen and Elsevier open trading to announce the TheNextWomen Summit on 12 June 2017 at B. Amsterdam. The entrepreneurial event brings together female start-ups and established entrepreneurs, investors and business experts.

For the sixth time entrepreneurs’ platform TheNextWomen offers a podium to inspiring and successful female entrepreneurs during its yearly Innovation Summit. Joining forces with weekly magazine Elsevier this year, TheNextWomen bridges the gap between entrepreneurs and the corporate sector. TheNextWomen and Elsevier also launch TheNextWomen100, a ranking of the one hundred most inspiring, ambitious and successful female entrepreneurs in The Netherlands.

For more information: www.thenextwomen.com/summit

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02/06/2017 PlaytoWork Amsterdam expand

PlaytoWork visits Beursplein 5

Two months after the launch, PlaytoWork - an online platform for recruitment, selection and assessment – has helped the first graduated Intermediate Vocational Education students to get a job through ‘serious gaming’.  On this occasion they visit the Amsterdam exchange and open trading by sounding the gong.

PlaytoWork is a gamified job placement service platform that is designed for graduated Intermediate Vocational Education school leavers. By playing games in a playful, educational and recognizable manner, they will present and position themselves on the labour market. Employers place their vacancies on the platform and get access to the ever growing database of students, of whom they can select on both hard skills and soft skills.

PlaytoWork is an initiative of the municipality of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Economic Board. In addition, a consortium of three companies - Banenruil, Eaglescience and IJsfontein - with extensive experience in the field of recruitment, digital learning, gaming and software development - are involved. PlaytoWork’s first milestones are the 3,000 participating profiles and  the first hundred employers that use the database. The main target is to match over 25,000 participating, graduated Intermediate Vocational Education students searching for jobs and side jobs with an employer. Finally, around 100.000 Intermediate Vocational Education students, starters and professionals with 1-2 years of working experience should be available for vacancies.

For more information: www.playtowork.nl

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01/06/2017 Holland Colours Amsterdam expand

Holland Colours sounds gong, from Dutch startup company into global investor

Rob Harmsen, CEO Holland Colours (ticker symbol: HOLCO), opens trading at the Amsterdam exchange by sounding the gong. Holland Colours not only announces its financial results over 2016/2017 but has more to celebrate. The company also be marking the launch of a new and technology leading product line: Holcopearl®.

The company that began as a small enterprise in Apeldoorn, develops, produces and commercializes solid and liquid colorants, masterbatches and additives for coloring rigid and flexible PVC for the building and construction industry, as well as PET and polyolefins for the packaging industry. The company’s Dutch thoroughness and guts yields innovation. “Our most recent productline Holcopearl® is one of the many results of this”, Robert Harmsen proudly expresses. New products are developed and produced in close collaboration with customers, universities and knowledge centers. The company’s approach is to understand and support the regulatory challenges faced by their customers, with regard to food contact materials, the environment and changes in operations.

For more information: www.hollandcolours.com

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31/05/2017 COSTA - COrporates and STArtups collaboration Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for COSTA program

On May 30, the national COSTA program 'corporates and startups' collaboration will be completed. 15 corporates with partners have shared their results and tools. Program manager COSTA Fancy van de Vorst and Thomas Grosfeld VNO-NCW MKB NL and CVN sound the gong and open trading.

One of the core goals of Startup Delta is creating One Single Hub by connecting the Dutch startup ecosystem. COSTA (COrporates & STArtups) pursues this goal by connecting corporates and startups and strengthening their collaboration. In this cooperation, the corporates together try to answer questions as: How should a corporate stimulate innovation in cooperation with startups? How does one facilitate the relationship between a corporate and a startup?

For more information: www.vno-ncw.nl

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30/05/2017 ACTIAM Responsible Index Equity Fund Amsterdam expand

ACTIAM launches fifth retail Responsible Index Equity Fund

With the launch of ACTIAM Verantwoord Index Aandelenfonds Opkomende Landen, the responsible fund- and asset manager ACTIAM is celebrating the launch of its fifth responsible index equity fund for the retail market.

John Shen, board member of ACTIAM, took the honors of sounding the gong: “The success of the first four responsible index equity funds (€ 1.3 billion inflow since launch in August 2015) made our decision to complete our current product offering with an emerging markets fund an easy one. We noticed a substantial demand in the market for investment products with a low expense ratio and a responsible investment policies, but the offers are limited..”

ACTIAM’s responsible index equity funds are a welcome addition to the Dutch retail fund market: we combine a responsible investment policy with transparency and cost efficiency. The funds are available via Euronext Amsterdam or via the funds’ register.

ACTIAM is the leading responsible fund and asset manager, with € 54.6 billion in assets under management (December 31st 2016). They offer a comprehensive range of investment funds and investment solutions that extends from index investing all the way to impact investing.

For more information: www.actiam.nl

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29/05/2017 Philips Lighting Amsterdam expand

Philips Lighting celebrates first anniversary as standalone company

Philips Lighting (ticker symbol: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting, is marking the one-year anniversary of its successful listing at Euronext Amsterdam in 2016. In the course of the past year, the company has celebrated a number of milestones, including the introduction of the Dubai Lamp, the world's most energy efficient LED bulb commercially available, the installation of one of the world's largest connected street lighting systems in Jakarta, and a commitment to ambitious sustainability targets as part of its Brighter Lives, Better World program.

The company - the industry leader in conventional, LED, and connected lighting - opens trading at the Amsterdam exchange with a group of employees who joined the company over the past year. They are a few of the new faces at the 126 year old company, who are working together to unlock the extraordinary potential of light for Brighter Lives and a Better World.

For more information: www.lighting.philips.nl

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26/05/2017 Award winning KLM Amsterdam expand

Sounding of the gong for award winning KLM

KLM (ticker symbol: AF) sounds the gong after they have won several Awards again recently. They received no less than six Webby Awards with its anniversary edition of the digital KLM magazine, iFly KLM 50. The 21st Annual Webby Awards, also known as the Oscars of the Internet, were awarded in New York recently.

Not only did iFly KLM 50 come in at the top of the Tourism & Leisure category within the Advertising Media & PR category, but the Best User Experience Webby was also secured within this category. What’s more, an award was also secured within the Best Visual Design (Aesthetic) category within the Websites category. KLM succeeded in winning both the public prize and the jury prize within these subcategories. 

Earlier this month, KLM also won five SpinAwards including the Grand SpinAward for 2017, two bronze Lamps at the 50th edition of the ADCN Awards, and a Customer Centric DNA Award. 

For more information: www.klm.com

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25/05/2017 Roparun Foundation Amsterdam expand

Roparun Foundation visits Beursplein 5

Roparun will start Saturday 3 June 2017 in Hamburg and Paris and finishes Whit Monday in Rotterdam. Director of Roparun Foundation, Theo Quaijtaal sounds the gong accompanied by participants of team Unilever.

The Roparun is a relay race of more than 500 kilometers from Paris and Hamburg to Rotterdam, in which people work as a team to give a combined sports performance in order to raise money for people who suffer from cancer. This year’s 26th edition has 322 teams participating in this challenge.

Besides the physical challenge, the team must also make an effort to raise money for the cause. Teams do this by organizing various activities. The three teams who raise the most money and the six teams who win for their running speed are honored during the final celebration of the Roparun, which takes place a few weeks after the finish. Over the past twenty-five editions of the Roparun, more than seventy-two million Euro has been raised.

For more information: www.roparun.nl

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