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17/05/2019 Princess Máxima Center for pediatric oncology officially open for one year Amsterdam expand

In the honor of the official opening of the Princess Máxima Center one year ago on June 5th, 2018, Diana Monissen, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology, opens the trading day with her colleagues.

The Princess Máxima Center also congratulates H.M. Queen Máxima on her 48th birthday on the 17th of May.

About Princess Máxima Center

In the Netherlands, approximately 600 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. One in four of these children doesn’t survive their illness. s. Ten years ago, a group of parents started working towards one national children’s cancer center that could accelerate advances in treatment. Those efforts led to the creation of the Princess Máxima Center for pediatric oncology: a unique center that brings together all highly complex care and research for children with cancer in the Netherlands.

For more information: prinsesmaximacentrum.nl

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16/05/2019 SnowWorld celebrates results of first half year Amsterdam expand

Wim Hubrechtsen, CEO SnowWorld Leisure N.V., opens the Amsterdam Stock Exchange to celebrate the announcement of the results for the first half of the 2019 financial year. SnowWorld gained market leadership in indoor winter sports resorts in this first half year and increased its footprint from two to seven locations in the Netherlands and Germany.

SnowWorld acquired their two competitors in the Netherlands and on in Germany. Furthermore, the masterplan foresees major investments in renovating their current resorts and adding new leisure services, thus laying the groundwork for further growth. SnowWorld emphasizes focus on ‘Families and Friends’.

About SnowWorld

SnowWorld (Ticker: SNOW) holds the ambition to offer a safe yet challenging environment for all those who participate in winter sports. Starting with the first ski classes for the youngest guests to the record-breaking races of the pros. For freestylers, the fun parks offer hours of fun and training, while the ice kart arena and indoor skydive center challenge non-skiers.

For more information: snowworld.com

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15/05/2019 The Invisible Hand of AVROTROS Amsterdam expand

AVROTROS/ NPO Radio 1 makes a new podcast about economics "The Invisible Hand." To mark the occasion, Milou Brand and Suzanne Streefland, sound the gong.

In the podcast by Dr. Kelder and Co, presenter Milou Brand discusses economic tricks and assets for a rich life with Jort Kelder and journalist Suzanne Streefland. They make a special episode about investing. In episode #4 of The Invisible Hand Milou learns how she can make money do the work for her.

AVROTROS is for everyone. Involved in society, they inform, entertain and connect in an accessible way from a positive vision.

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14/05/2019 Jones Day’s 30 years Anniversary Brussels expand

Mary Ellen Powers, Partner at Jones Day, opened the trading day during a Bell Ceremony to celebrate Jones Day’s 30 years of presence in Brussels.

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 43 offices across five continents.

To find out more: https://www.jonesday.com/

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14/05/2019 One-year anniversary Signify Amsterdam expand

Signify celebrates one-year anniversary

Signify is the company name of Philips Lighting since May 16, 2018. To mark the one-year anniversary as Signify, Astrid Simonsen Joos, Chief Digital Officer, sounds the gong at the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

About Signify

Signify (Ticker: LIGHT) is the world leader in lighting for professionals and consumers and lighting for the Internet of Things. Their Philips products, Interact connected lighting systems and data-enabled services, deliver business value and transform life in homes, buildings and public spaces. With 2018 sales of EUR 6.4 billion, they have approximately 29,000 employees and are present in over 70 countries. They unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world.

For more information: signify.com

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13/05/2019 CDP Amsterdam expand

CDP opens the trading day

CDP organizes their CDP Spring Workshop in Amsterdam. To mark the occasion, CDP sounds the gong.

CDP
CDP is an international non-profit that drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Over 7000 companies with some 50% of global market capitalization disclosed environmental data through CDP in 2018. CDP, formerly Carbon Disclosure Project, is a founding member of the We Mean Business Coalition.

For more information: cdp.net

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10/05/2019 ILFA Group acquires Symbid Amsterdam expand

ILFA Group opens the trading day in honour of the takeover of equity funding platform Symbid.

Due to the takeover ILFA Group has strengthened her funding proposition, besides bonds ILFA will now offer equity finance as well. Furthermore, ILFA will use Symbid’s technological solutions to further professionalise the portfolio management of her investors. After the takeover Symbid will remain active under her own brand but will profit off of ILFA’s knowledge, expertise, and technology.

Fred van der Stappen, director of ILFA Group: “Symbid has been a leading player in online equity funding for years. The teams is experienced and in possession of the leading technological platform in equity- and convertible funding in Europe. We expect to gain a lot of synergy between all our activities."

ILFA Group

ILFA’s core activities are to help corporates and institutions with structuring and raising funds and to provide high-quality treasury management software. ILFA has been using her funding platforms Anders Financieren and European Capital Exchange for years to serve major and professional investors, via among other things public-private projects in the care sector and housing.

For more information: ilfagroup.nl

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09/05/2019 Knowledge for Growth 2019 Brussels expand

Knowledge for Growth 2019

Ian Crosbie, CEO of Sequana Medical, rang the Bell to open the financial markets and kick-off the 15th edition of the conference Knowledge for Growth in Ghent.

Knowledge for growth is Europe's finest life sciences conference organized by Flanders.bio. To find out more: https://knowledgeforgrowth.be/

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09/05/2019 Lolo’s Amsterdam expand

Kids board of advice Lolo’s opens trading day with Albert Heijn 

Since the start of selling in retail exclusively for Albert Heijn in February, the brand has already been able to give more than 14.000 meals to the poorest children of the townships in South Africa. To celebrate this wonderful achievement, Lolo’s will open the trading day with their partner retailer Albert Heijn.

Lolo’s
Lolo’s believes that kids deserve good food. With this in mind, the startup develops healthy kids snacks and cereal. All products of Lolo’s are 100% natural, contain no added sugar and  are completely organic. In June 2018 Lolo’s was part of the finals of the Albert Heijn product pitch. After this event, the brand deserved a spot in the shelves of the retailer of the Netherlands; Albert Heijn. For each box sold, the brand gives a nutritious meal to an underprivileged child in South Africa.

‘We believe kids deserve good food, anywhere in the world. With our  one for one program we can really make a difference in the lives of many children.’ Says Lysanne Denneboom, co-founder of Lolo’s.

Lolo’s is being run by not only the management but also by a group of honest children that together form the Kids board of advice. Twelve kids help the brand with all the steps in the process. They have decided on the choice between various products to introduce. The kids help in all the events that the company is part of. 

For more information: lolosbites.com

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08/05/2019 Atenor’s retail Bond Listing Brussels expand

Sidey D. Bens, CFO of Atenor, opened the trading day in Brussels during a Bell Ceremony to celebrate Atenor’s retail bond issuance.

Atenor is a real estate development company listed on Euronext Brussels. Its mission is to propose, based on its planning and architectural approach, adequate responses to the new demands created by the evolution of the urban and professional life.

To find out more: http://www.atenor.be/en/

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08/05/2019 Philips Innovation Award Amsterdam expand

BI/OND won the Philips Innovation Award 2019. The founders sound the gong. The final of the Philips Innovation Award took place on 6 May.

 

 

The Philips Innovation Award is an independent non-profit organization who closely work together with, amongst others, Royal Philips. The board of the Award consists of seven students from the Erasmus University Rotterdam. In this way, the Award is organized by students, for students.

 

Student start-up BI/OND is the winner of the Innovator League of the Philips Innovation Award 2019. BI/OND Solutions provides biologists with avatars of human organs composed of Silicon chips and human cells for drugs R&D.

 

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07/05/2019 Aedifica’s Capital Increase Brussels expand

Stefaan Gielens, CEO of Aedifica opened the day of trading during an Opening Bell Ceremony to celebrate Aedifica’s EUR 418m capital increase.

Aedifica is a Regulated Real Estate Company under Belgian law specialized in healthcare real estate, particularly in senior housing. Aedifica has developed a portfolio worth more than #2.3 billion in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.

To find out more: https://www.aedifica.be/

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07/05/2019 Sefa Investment Day Amsterdam expand

On the occasion of the Sefa Investment Day Eveline van Loo, chairwoman of the Investment Day committee, sounds the gong.  

Sefa Investment Day

On the 7th of May 2019, the study association of the Economic Faculty of the UvA (Sefa) will organize the Sefa Investment Day for the second time. As the name implies, this day will be all about investing. The goal of the day is mainly to familiarize ambitious and enthusiastic students with the investment sector.

For more information: sefa.nl

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06/05/2019 European Money Quiz Brussels expand

Perviz Farzalijev, student of School No. 200 in Baku, Azerbaijan, rang the bell to close the trading day in Brussels.

The European Money Quiz is an international financial literacy competition facilitated by the banking sector that aims to encourage teachers and schools to educate their classes on personal finance. This year, young students from secondary schools from 28 European countries met in Brussels to compete against each other in the finals.

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06/05/2019 Fairtrade Week Amsterdam expand

Jenna Heysters opens the Stock Exchange in Amsterdam, together with her colleagues on the occasion of the national Fairtrade Week.

Fairtrade WeekThis spring, during the Fairtrade Week, 4 - 12 May, Fairtrade Netherlands is encouraging companies, towns, consumers and volunteers to purchase more Fairtrade certified products. Through the #weetwatjekoopt campaign, Fairtrade wants to make consumers more aware of the sometimes poignant stories behind popular products, such as coffee, bananas and chocolate. The retail promotions during the Fairtrade Week ensure that the volume for farmers' organizations in developing countries continues to grow and

consequently more Fairtrade premium can be generated.

About Fairtrade Netherlands

Fairtrade Netherlands is the organizer of the Fairtrade Week and the owner of the Fairtrade/Max Havelaar label in the Netherlands. Fairtrade contributes to the sustainable development of producers in developing countries. Through better trading conditions, they work on improving their living conditions and the protection of the environment. A minimum price applies to Fairtrade products that serve as a safety net for low world market prices. In addition, farmers and workers organizations receive a Fairtrade premium that they spend at their own discretion, such as production improvement, medical care or education. Fairtrade strict conditions are independently checked. The Fairtrade label can be found in the Netherlands on more than 7,500 products such as coffee, tea, chocolate, juice, bananas and flowers that are supplied by more than 160 companies.

For more information: maxhavelaar.nl fairtrade.net

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03/05/2019 Start of the new RTL Z Beursspel Amsterdam expand

The RTL Z Beursspel starts on Monday 6 May. For this occasion Durk Veenstra, show host, sounds the gong to open the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange.

RTL Z Beursspel

The RTL Z Beursspel introduces participants to the world of investment and lets them trade with a fictitious amount of 100,000 euros. The player who makes the most profit wins a trip to New York. The RTL Z Beursspel introduces different types of investment products to the participants.

For more information: rtlzbeursspel.nl

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02/05/2019 30th anniversary IMC Amsterdam expand

IMC celebrates 30th anniversary

To mark the occasion, IMC sounds the gong.

About IMC
Since 1989 IMC has set the pace for the evolution of market making and today IMC celebrates its 30th anniversary. IMC is a technology-driven trading firm. When they launched in 1989 in Amsterdam, they were among the first to recognize the role of technology in making markets more efficient. Today, they operate globally from offices in Europe, the US and Asia Pacific, making markets in all major asset classes and on more than 100 of the world’s best-regulated trading venues.

For more information: imc.com

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30/04/2019 Stichting Oxville opens trading day Amsterdam expand

On the 4th of May, Stichting Oxville will be screening the successful Dutch film Bankier van het verzet, which is partly shot in the Beurs of Berlage. Bas Broertjes, co-founder of Stichting Oxville, sounds the gong.

Stichting Oxville

Stichting Oxville was founded by Carlo Dias, Aydin Dehzad and Bas Broertjes to bring cinema to Amsterdam Nieuw-West. When they met in 2016 at the Cannes film festival, they discovered that they had been missing the same thing. In almost every Amsterdam area you can go to the cinema, but not in their neighborhood, Nieuw West. Eventually, they decided to take matters into their own hands and founded Stichting Oxville. The trio has been active in distribution and production for over a decade and now created the perfect opportunity to transfer their passion for film to their own neighborhood. They are building a community of cinephiles together with the local residents. 

Stichting Oxville received ‘het Zilveren Roosje’ during the New Year’s reception 2019 at Pathé Theatres Tuschinski. They are honored with this award from Stichting Jan Nijland Zilveren Roos which encourages the three founders to realize their goal: an independent film theater in and for their hometown Amsterdam Nieuw-West.

For more information: oxville.nl

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29/04/2019 World Wish Day Make-A-Wish Netherlands Amsterdam expand

Hanneke Verburg, CEO of Make-A-Wish Nederland and her colleagues, opened the stock exchange by sounding the gong for World Wish Day.

World Wish Day
Every year on the 29th of April Make-A-Wish celebrates World Wish Day all over the world. In 1980 Make-A-Wish fulfilled their first wish for the 7-years old Chris. His heartfelt wish, ‘being a police officer’, was made possible by the whole community.

In 1989 Make-A-Wish Nederland fulfills their first wish, the wish of the10-year old Cindy. She wanted to attend the very popular tv-show ‘Zeg ‘ns AA’. An enthusiastic nurse from The Hague Juliana Children’s Hospital referred her wish. Friends from the foundation raised the money needed by organizing a sponsored cycling tour. Like a real movie star, Cindy was allowed to visit the set of her favorite tv-show and took a picture with the star of the show ‘Mien Dobbelsteen’. The rest is history. 

Make-A-Wish Netherlands
With more than 400 volunteers we realize over 600 wishes for children, between the age of 3 and 18 years old, with a life-threatening illness every year. We believe a wish experience can be a game-changer, it provides the children and their entire families with strength and energy for the future. That’s what Make-A-Wish Nederland has been doing for the past 30 years! 2019 is the 30th jubilee of Make-A-Wish Nederland and this is something the organization commends by organizing extra festive activities throughout the year.  

For more information: makeawishnederland.org

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26/04/2019 Royal Union of Orange Associations Amsterdam expand

To mark the occasion of Kingsday, Adriaan van der Pols, sounds the gong. He is the oldest member of the board of the KBOV.

On Kingsday many ‘Oranjeverenigingen’ are busy organizing a village or town festival. The KBOV is the national representative of all ‘Oranjeverenigingen’. The KBOV helps ‘Oranjeverenigingen’ with advice and information and organizes meeting points for the exchange of experiences and ideas. In addition, the KBOV want to make clear that this kingdom, which is not bound by party or group, will be present in the plural society for every Dutch citizen, regardless of origin, race or religion.

The KBOV stresses the importance of promoting and strengthening the bond between the Dutch population and the House of Orange. It seeks to achieve this by initiating and stimulating celebrations, churchal and other commemorations to mark heyday in the House of Orange. Meanwhile, more than 310 local ‘Oranjeverenigingen’ are a member of the KBOV.

For more information: oranjebond.nl

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25/04/2019 Company Webcast opens trading day Amsterdam expand

Company Webcast, part of Euronext NV,  opens the trading day. For the first time, they provide webcasts for more than 100 listed companies. Iwan Lawerman, CEO, sounds the gong.

Company Webcast was founded in 2004 and is a market leader in providing conference calls and high-end webcast solutions based on a state-of-the-art platform using the most advanced technology. At Company Webcast, they facilitate conference calls and professional live broadcasts of meetings via the internet.

For publicly listed companies, they provide a range of conference call & webcast services for all types of Investor Relations events: quarterly earnings calls, press events, analyst events, shareholder meetings and capital market days. They are also involved in many internal communications events, such as town hall meetings and periodic management updates. On a regular basis they succesfully produce dozens of conference calls & live broadcasts within Europe for the likes of Agfa, Air France-KLM, Elia, EY, FedEx, Heineken, Keytrade Bank, Philips, Siemens, etc.

For more information: companywebcast.com

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24/04/2019 Campaign WereldOuders wins two awards during the Dutch Creativity Awards 2019 Amsterdam expand

In recognition of this, the stock exchange will be opened by Pauline Lemberger, Ambassador Frits Sissing, Board Member Taco Ketelaar and Michiel Klein-Schiphorst of Advertising Agency epidemie.

Keep Dreams Alive and donate a virtual balloon

The campaign video #KeepDreamsAlive of WereldOuders has rewarded two silver Lamps during the Dutch Creativity Awards 2019. This award confirms that the campaign video of WereldOuders belongs to the very best in creativity, advertising and design!

A very touching video, recorded in Mexico, draws attention to millions of children in Latin America whose dreams never come true because of poverty, violence, and abuse. The video shows – by means of balloons – how these children lose their dreams and hopes. WereldOuders asks for financial support by means of the donation of a virtual balloon. These donations will be used for establishing a warm and safe home for these vulnerable children and to create chances so their dreams may come true.

About WereldOuders

WereldOuders believes in the power of family. Every child deserves attention and unconditional love. The foundation provides a lasting place to call home for vulnerable children, so they have the chance to get a better future. With a safe family-home as a basis, all children receive individual attention and support in the area of healthcare, education and autonomy. Currently, more than 7.000 children are taken care of in nine Latin American countries;  Bolivia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru.

For more information: wereldouders.nl

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23/04/2019 Financial Assets Executive Search Amsterdam expand

Financial Assets Executive Search expands services 

Financial Assets Executive Search, niche player in the finance sector, has expanded its services to IT. On this occasion Chris de Groot, founder and managing partner, sounds the gong.

“The first stock exchange in the world was established in Amsterdam in 1611. The first options exchange in Europe was founded in Amsterdam in 1978. The largest High Frequency Traders in the world in 2019 are in Amsterdam. It is my great pleasure and honour to open this trading day,” says Chris de Groot.

Brokers in Human Capital
Financial Assets Executive Search, established in 1998, is a leading Dutch Executive Search & Interim Management agency. It focuses on board, management and specialist positions in Asset Management, Banking, Brokerage, Corporate Finance, Risk Management, Compliance, Treasury, Finance, Actuarial and IT. 

For more information: financialassets.nl

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18/04/2019 Secretary Day Amsterdam expand

In honor of Secretary Day Lizzy Blom, Personal Assistant to Nicolas Béchu (Regional Managing Director Northern Europe & Germany, PageGroup) and Olivier MacPherson (Regional Finance Director, Northern Europe, PageGroup), sounds the gong.

Page Personnel
Page Personnel is a leading professional recruitment consultancy specializing in the recruitment of temporary, temporary-to-permanent, and permanent positions for SMEs and multinationals in diverse sectors.

As a recruitment agency, Page Personnel has successfully placed many secretaries at various companies over the years. By sounding the gong Page Personnel wants to thank all the secretaries who work at PageGroup, but also the secretaries who have been placed as candidates through Page Personnel or who have been working through Page Personnel, for their efforts!

“The secretarial profession is rapidly changing. Due to the emergence of new technologies, other requirements apply. For one, the role of coordinator is becoming increasingly important and the level of education of the secretary is becoming higher. Modern secretaries are at the heart of the organization”,   says Martijn Goudswaard Managing Director Page Personnel Netherlands.

PageGroup
Page Personnel, Michael Page and Page Executive are part of PageGroup, one of the largest recruitment agencies in the world. Alongside Michael Page and Page Executive, Page Personnel is part of PageGroup, established over four decades ago in the United Kingdom and currently listed on the London Stock Exchange since April 2001.

For more information: page.com

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17/04/2019 Enactus Netherlands celebrates 15th anniversary Amsterdam expand

Isabelle Verhaegh opens the stock exchange on behalf of Enactus UvA to emphasize the importance of social entrepreneurship, and to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Enactus Netherlands.

Enactus Uva

Enactus UvA is part of Enactus. Enactus is the world’s largest experiential learning platform dedicated to creating a better world while developing the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders and social innovators. The Enactus network of global business, academic and student leaders are unified by their vision—to create a better, more sustainable world. Worldwide, more than 72,000 students are active in 36 countries, spread over 1,700 universities. In this way, these entrepreneurial, values-driven students positively impact the lives of 1.3 million people each year. Enactus believes investing in students who take entrepreneurial action for others creates a better world for us all.

Enactus Netherlands

Enactus Netherlands encompasses fourteen local teams that are run by students from universities, including Enactus UvA. Each team consists of a board and different project teams. By stimulating social entrepreneurship, Enactus Netherlands has been striving for 15 years to make an impact on lives and to enable a better and more sustainable world.

For more information: enactus-uva.nl

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