All Bell ceremonies

  • Gijs and Wally

    16/09/2019 - 9:28AM CEST  |  Amsterdam


    Gijs and Wally

    Aad van Hall, the son of Resistance Banker Walraven van Hall will perform the Gong ceremony.

    About Gijs and Wally

    With his brother Gijs, ‘Wally’ secretly collected an amount equal to half a billion Euros during the Germany occupation. This money was distributed amongst 150.000 persons by men and women on bikes.

    Those in need were, among others, families whose husbands were at sea when the Nazi’s occupied the Netherlands and who decided to sail for the Allies. The Nazi’s stopped the payments to their families. Money was also distributed to families who were hiding Jews or of men who refused to go to work in German war industry.  And they supported 30.000 families of the railroad workers who went on strike from September 1944 to the end of the occupation in May 1945. Railroad workers went on strike on 17 September 1944, 75 years ago tomorrow.

    For more information:

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    16/09/2019 - 9:28AM CESTAmsterdam
  • Cyber Weerbaarheidscentrum Brainport

    13/09/2019 - 9:35AM CEST  |  Amsterdam


    Cyber Weerbaarheidscentrum Brainport

    On the occasion of the opening of the Cyber ​​Resilience Center Brainport (CWB), director Alexis Barron will sound the gong.

    About CWB

    The CWB is located on the Brainport Industries Campus in Eindhoven. In the center, companies from the high-tech industry work together to be more resilient to cyber-attacks.

    It is possible for companies from this sector to join the CWB whereby the companies can also benefit from each other's experiences and solutions in order to become more resilient to digital espionage and sabotage.

    Twenty-two companies are already connected from the start. This number will rise to fifty at the end of this year and will grow to more than one hundred and fifty in 2020. Threat information is shared and the CWB is connected to the National Cyber ​​Security Center (NCSC), part of the Ministry of Justice and Security, and to the Digital Trust Center, part of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate (EZK).

    The high-tech sector is the first non-vital sector in the Netherlands that is allowed to receive and process this type of closed information via the CWB. The support from both ministries is of great value.

    For more information:

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    13/09/2019 - 9:35AM CESTAmsterdam
  • KLM Open

    12/09/2019 - 9:15AM CEST  |  Amsterdam


    KLM Open

    Marcel Welling, CEO of The International Golfclub, sounds the gong for the opening of the first day of KLM Open. This year, the KLM Open is celebrating its 100th edition and KLM celebrates its 100th anniversary. For this special edition, the KLM Open takes place at The International in Amsterdam, close to Schiphol, the heart of KLM's operation.

    With 100 editions, the KLM Open is one of the oldest and existing international open golf tournaments in Europe and even in the world. In 1912 the first edition was held at The Hague Golf & Country Club. The 100th edition of the KLM Open will start on Thursday 12 September. The KLM Open has illustrious winners such as Seve Ballesteros, Bernhard Langer, Payne Stewart, Colin Montgomerie, Lee Westwood, Darren Clarke, Martin Kaymer and Joost Luiten.

    About the KLM Open and the 100th edition in 2019

    The 100th edition of the KLM Open will be played from 12 to 15 September 2019 at The International golf course in Amsterdam. The KLM Open is organized by TIG Sports and supported by title sponsor KLM and partner ING Private Banking.

    For more information:

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    12/09/2019 - 9:15AM CESTAmsterdam
  • IPO Prosus

    11/09/2019 - 9:15AM CEST  |  Amsterdam


    IPO Prosus

    Bob van Dijk, Group CEO of Naspers, opens trading in Prosus, the global consumer internet group and one of the largest technology investors in the world.


    Prosus will comprise all internet interests outside of South Africa formerly held by Naspers, the South African internet and media group. Prosus has holdings in Tencent, the Chinese internet-based technology and cultural enterprise, the Russian internet business Group, payment technology company PayU, OLX, the global online marketplace, as well as food delivery services iFood (Brazil), Delivery Hero (Germany) and Swiggy (India). Naspers will keep a 73% stake in Prosus and publicly list the remaining shares.

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    11/09/2019 - 9:15AM CESTAmsterdam
  • IMC Weekendschool Basis

    10/09/2019 - 9:15AM CEST  |  Amsterdam


    IMC Weekendschool Basis Starts off the new school year

    To start off the new school year, several pupils of the IMC Basis programme sound the gong.

    About IMC Basis

    IMC Basis is an educational program at primary schools, developed by Stichting IMC Weekendschool. At a growing number of primary schools throughout the Netherlands, in underprivileged areas, students of grades seven and eight (ages 9 to 11) get the chance to acquire the skills, knowledge and motivation that they need to develop to the fullest of their capabilities, to grow beyond their limits, and learn to make motivated choices for their future. The students participate in IMC Basis weekly for three hours, over two years, during school hours. Professionals (volunteers) introduce students to a wide range of topics, including journalism, law, medicine, entrepreneurship and IT.

    We envision that within ten years IMC Basis education is an accepted and integrated part of the Dutch school system. Already, IMC Basis has scaled up from six to thirty-four locations in the Netherlands in the last couple of years. In the coming years the program will prepare for scaling up to 50 IMC Basis schools, and to then continue scaling up on the basis of field-findings, research outcomes, and continuing conversations with educational policy makers.

    IMC Weekendschool was founded in 1998 with support of IMC Financial Markets & Asset Management.

    For more information:

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    10/09/2019 - 9:15AM CESTAmsterdam
  • TechShare

    09/09/2019 - 9:35AM CEST  |  Amsterdam



    The Dutch participants and partners of the fifth edition of the Euronext TechShare program 2019-2020 sound the gong to open trading. TechShare is an educational program 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 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 2019-2020 is at the the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship in Rotterdam, on 21 September. In cooperation with Euronext, this internationally renowned business school in Rotterdam provides a two-day campus for all participants. All companies and partners from both Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland 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, CFF Communications, Deloitte, Kempen & Co, NLGroeit 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:

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    09/09/2019 - 9:35AM CESTAmsterdam
  • La Perla

    06/09/2019 - 16:59PM CEST  |  Paris


    Pascal Perrier, PDG de La Perla Fashion Holding N.V ouvre les marchés financiers à Paris.

    LA PERLA HOLDING FASHION N.V s'introduit sur Euronext Growth.

    La Perla Fashion Holding N.V. est une société d’investissement active dans le secteur de la mode de luxe.

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    06/09/2019 - 16:59PM CESTParis
  • Amsterdam City Swim

    06/09/2019 - 7:04AM CEST  |  Amsterdam


    Amsterdam City Swim

    Petra Hillenius, ALS patient, sounds the gong to draw more attention for ALS research.


    About Amsterdam City Swim

    The Amsterdam City Swim draws attention to the still deadly disease ALS and has the goal to raise as much donation money as possible for research into ALS. Unfortunately there still is   no solution for the disease. On the 8th of September, next to the adult participants, 200 children will jump in the canals. Together they will swim the 6th edition of the Amsterdam City Swim for Kids (the last 700 meters of the course).


    For more information:

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    06/09/2019 - 7:04AM CESTAmsterdam
  • JLL

    05/09/2019 - 7:02AM CEST  |  Amsterdam


    JLL 50 years

    The bell ceremony commemorates the 50th birthday of JLL on the 5th of September. Pieter Hendrikse, CEO of JLL The Netherlands, sounds the gong.


    About JLL

    JLL is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. A brokerage firm of mixed British/American origin, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) in its current establishment is the result of a merger that took place in 1999 between Jones Lang Wootton (GB) and LaSalle Partners (USA). Although JLL’s history goes back to late 18th century, it did not happen until after World War II that the broker launched its expansion outside of the British Isles. Firstly setting foot in New Zealand and Australia, laying a foundation with several subsidiaries and partnerships. JLL today employs more than 170 staff in the Netherlands from offices in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Eindhoven and continues to prove its success by consistently contributing to Netherlands’ notable real estate transactions.


    For more information:

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    05/09/2019 - 7:02AM CESTAmsterdam
  • Steptember

    04/09/2019 - 7:00AM CEST  |  Amsterdam



    Prof. Dr. Erik Scherder, teacher Clinical Neuropsychology at de Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, and Elinde, a girl with cerebral parese, sound the gong together to officially start “Steptember”, where participants will take 10,000 steps every day for people with cerebral parese (CP).


    From Tuesday September 3rd until Monday September 30th, more than 6500 people will make a daily 10,000 steps. The campaign can already boast a record number of participants, stock exchange company Euronext is one of the participating companies.


    About CP Netherlands

    CP Netherlands is the association by and for people with cerebral palsy. They represent over 18,000 people with cerebral palsy. CP Netherlands supports and helps people with cerebral palsy and parents of children with CP to get the most out of their lives with this impairment. Moreover, CP Netherlands provides information and tools for identification and recognition and stimulates research.


    What is cerebral palsy

    Cerebral palsy (spasticity) is an early damage to or congenital defect in the brain that leads to one or more physical impairments. Cerebral palsy is the most common physical impairment among children. One in four hundred babies are born with cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is incurable.


    This year, the Steptember campaign will take place in the Netherlands for the seventh time.


    For more information and registration:

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    04/09/2019 - 7:00AM CESTAmsterdam
  • Sustainable Tuesday

    03/09/2019 - 7:56AM CEST  |  Amsterdam


    Sustainable Tuesday Kick-Off

    Petra Schut, chair of the Sustainable Tuesday steering committee, sounds the gong as kick-off for Sustainable Tuesday. Petra Schut is also Director of IVN (Institute for nature education and sustainability) North West.

    By opening the stock market, Sustainable Tuesday pays attention to sustainable, innovative initiatives from the Dutch society to support these pearls and help them scale-up. Thus, accelerating innovation and sustainable development. Companies are constantly looking for innovation and the Sustainable Tuesday initiatives could be of considerable interest to them.


    About Sustainable Tuesday  

    Sustainable Tuesday, also called the "Prince's Day of Sustainability", takes place on the first Tuesday of September. This year with the largest Sustainable Tuesday case ever: 522 initiatives, 30% more than last year. The aim of DuDi is to offer initiatives a platform and put them in contact with policy makers and politicians. The organization is in the hands of the Institute for Nature Education and Sustainability.

    For more information: 

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    03/09/2019 - 7:56AM CESTAmsterdam
  • KWF

    02/09/2019 - 9:51AM CEST  |  Amsterdam


    KWF 70th collection week

    To start the KWF’s 70th collection week, Gijs Staverman, ambassador for KWF Kankerbestrijding and DJ on the Dutch National ‘NPO Radio 2’, sounds the gong.


    About KWF

    1 out of 3 people in the Netherlands will face cancer in his or her lifetime. Together with their donors KWF comes closer to the day that no one will die of cancer. KWF is the biggest financer of cancer research in the Netherlands, funding over half the research done in The Netherlands.


    For more information:

    02/09/2019 - 9:51AM CESTAmsterdam
  • Octas

    30/08/2019 - 11:15AM CEST  |  Amsterdam


    Octas 15th anniversary

    Founder, director and co-owner of Octas, Norbert van 't Loo, sounds the gong in honour of the third anniversary of their company.

    About Octas

    With over 150 professionals, Octas uses its expertise for various leading companies in the financial sector. Her specializations are subdivided into the following business units: Service and Advice, Mortgages, Corporate Finance and Compliance & Risk. A team of recruiters, account managers and field managers are in close contact with their clients and professionals, so they always find the right person for the requested assignment.

    For more information:

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    30/08/2019 - 11:15AM CESTAmsterdam
  • Antea Participaties

    29/08/2019 - 11:15AM CEST  |  Amsterdam


    Antea Participaties

    Robert De Boeck, Managing Partner of investment company Antea, sounds the gong and opens the trading day to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Antea.

    About Antea Participaties Antea provides growth capital to Dutch SME’s, finances Management Buy-Outs and Buy-Ins and facilitates pre-exits. In the past 20 years, there have been investments in around 60 companies. Current investments include consultancy firm Frisse Blikken, Palladio (project management of infrastructure projects), food company De West-Friesche Pindabranderij, L. ten Cate (underwear and swimwear) and seller of used aircraft parts APOC Aviation.

    For more information:

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    29/08/2019 - 11:15AM CESTAmsterdam
  • Eye Care Foundation

    28/08/2019 - 11:15AM CEST  |  Amsterdam


    Eye Care Foundation

    On the 28th of August, the Eye Care Foundation turned 35. Ambassador of Eye Care Foundation, tv and readio host Toine van Peperstraten, sounds the gong.

    About Eye Care Foundation

    For 35 years, Eye Care Foundation has focused on preventing unnecessary blindness and low vision in Asia and Africa. In Nepal, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Tanzania, Rwanda and Zambia, Eye Care Foundation works with local organizations to make eye care accessible to the very poorest. They do this by financial aid for training of ophthalmologists and medical assistants, purchasing medical equipment, organizing eye camps and eye screenings, and building eye hospitals and eye clinics. 

    For more information:

    Eye Care Foundation Eye Care Foundation
    28/08/2019 - 11:15AM CESTAmsterdam
  • Heineken and KNVB

    27/08/2019 - 9:07AM CEST  |  Amsterdam


    Heineken and KNVB extension partnership

    Jean Paul Decossaux (KNVB) en David Lette (Heineken) sound the gong to celebrate the extension and strengthening of the KNVB and Heineken Nederland partnership.

    About extension and strengthening:

    The unique partnership of the KNVB and Heineken will be extended and strengthened until at least 2024. The football association and the brewer have been working together in many fields for over 25 years.

    • The KNVB and Heineken will work together on large-scale activations for Orange fans in the ‘OnsOranje’ Fanzones during the games of the national football teams.
    • Heineken will also play an important role in the ‘healthy sports canteens’ program in amateur football.
    • Another change is that as of the coming season Heineken 0.0, instead of Amstel, will have a prominent spot in the TOTO KNVB Cup Final.

    From the Orange fans to the healthy canteens and the cup final, Heineken wants to further strengthen the connection with football.

    About Heineken:

    HEINEKEN’s flagship brand, Heineken®, is a progressive and innovative leader. From its origins as a 19th-century local beer, brewed in Amsterdam, it has transformed into a global icon. Sold in more than 170 countries, Heineken® is the world’s most international premium beer brand. HEINEKEN Netherlands owns brands as Heineken, Heineken 0.0, Amstel, Brand, Affligem, Wieckse Witte, Sol, Murphy's en Desperados.


    For more information:

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    27/08/2019 - 9:07AM CESTAmsterdam
  • Theaterfestival de Parade

    26/08/2019 - 14:40PM CEST  |  Amsterdam


    Theaterfestival de Parade sounds the gong

    Theaterfestival de Parade celebrates the success of the 29th tour. Artist, Milko Steyvers, sounds the gong.


    Over Theaterfestival de Parade

    For nearly 30 years, the Parade has been travelling The Netherlands. The festival always opens its gates in Rotterdam and continues its journey with theater tents, restaurants, terraces to The Hague, Utrecht to end the tour in Amsterdam. In 54 days, there are over 80 plays for young and old. Most of these plays have been specially made and can only be seen at the Parade. Every day, there are different plays on the program which take about 30 minutes each. A day at de Parade starts with a special program for children and ends with free live music.


    For more information:

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    26/08/2019 - 14:40PM CESTAmsterdam
  • Add Value Fund

    01/08/2019 - 17:06PM CEST  |  Amsterdam


    Add Value Fund

    Because of the celebration of the 12.5-year anniversary of the Add Value Fund, co-founder and fund manager Willem Burgers, sounds the gong at Beursplein 5. Add Value Fund is the only specialist in the Netherlands that fully focuses on Dutch listed small and mid cap equities. The Fund invest solely in Dutch “mini-multinationals” who are active in structural growth and niche markets. Most of those companies are European or worldwide market leaders. Companies in the portfolio have a market cap of at least € 20 million and a maximum of € 7.5 billion and are quoted on the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange. The long only Fund does not invest in real estate or other investment companies.

    The Fund pursues an active investment approach. Out of an investment universe of 65 companies, the manager selects at least 10 companies and not more than 25 for inclusion in the portfolio. Selection is based on a bottom-up stock picking approach – fundamental and value analysis.

    Add Value Fund is available for both retail and institutional investors with a long-term investment horizon.

    For more information:

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    01/08/2019 - 17:06PM CESTAmsterdam