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Jensen-Group

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.

Extensa bonds

‘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.

Listing Eandis bond

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

IPO Balta

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

Knowledge For Growth

Knowledge For Growth Conference 2017

Euronext opened the 13th edition of the Knowledge for Growth Conference in Ghent with a bell ceremony in presence of Maggie De Block, Minister of Social Affairs and Health.

Knowledge for Growth is a European life sciences conference organized by flanders.bio. Participants include decision makers from biotech, pharma and medtech as well as investors, universities, leading research institutes, policymakers and competence providers. In 2016, a record number of 1.250 attendees from 16 countries attended. 

This year, the conference's programme featured a focus on the global life sciences’ landscape, B2B Partnering powered by EBD Group’s partneringLITE, a trade fair with 100 exhibitors and a scientific poster area.

Financial Literacy Week

Financial Literacy Week 2017

Save money or not? ... That is the question for many of us. It was the central theme of the second edition of the Financial Literacy Week which Wikifin.be (FSMA) organized with the support of many partners and this from March 27 to April 2, 2017.

The purpose of the initiative is initiating a broad debate about money and directing the spotlight on financial education. Throughout the week, various activities are organized in Belgium, both for education and for the general public.

Euronext cooperates with the Financial Literacy Week and organised on 27 March, like last year, the official kick-off in its premises with a bell ceremony. The winning teams of the competition Wikifin @ School Challenge: Coloma Plus (Mechelen) and Institut Saint-Boniface (Ixelles) had the honour to ring the bell in the presence of Finance Minister Johan Van Overtveldt and the Chairman of the FSMA, Jean-Paul Servais.

Immediately after the Bell Ceremony, HE Queen Mathilde opened the national conference "Financial Education” with a speech and offered the winning team the Wikifin @ School Challenge price.

Also during this conference the results were announced of a major study on the savings culture of the Belgians: "Saving ... or not?" Why do Belgians save so much? What does influence their behaviour?

Thereafter, the main actors of the financial education in Belgium entered into debate about the challenges they faced and the role of financial education in the society of tomorrow.  The conclusions of this study can be consulted here (NL). The ministers Kris Peeters, Johan Van Overtveldt and Marie-Martine Schyns participated in these discussions.

You too, share your opinion with the keywords # dwvhg17

For further information please visit www.deweekvanhetgeld.be .

New composition BEL 20® and BEL Mid®

On 20 March 2017 were Aperam and Sofina a guest at Euronext Brussels to celebrate their new entry in the BEL 20 ®. To mark the occasion, Timoteo Di Maulo, CEO of Aperam and Harold Boël, CEO of Sofina, rang the opening bell in the presence of their management. The new composition of the BEL Mid® index, which comprises 38 companies as from 20 March 2017, was inaugurated by Marc Brisack, CEO of Ascencio, Ewoud Welten CFO of Biocartis and Manu Vandenbulcke, CEO of Tinc.

Press release : Euronext announces annual review results of the BEL 20®, BEL MID® and BEL SMALL®

Avantium

Euronext welcomes Avantium, a leading chemical technology company and a forerunner in renewable chemistry, on Euronext Amsterdam and Euronext Brussels. To celebrate the first listing, Tom van Aken, CEO Avantium, sounded the gong in Amsterdam during the opening of the markets and rang the Closing Bell in Brussels.

The IPO on Euronext Amsterdam and Euronext Brussels enables institutional investors as well as retail investors to invest in the company, further enhance Avantium’s public profile and develop its leading position in the company’s active markets.

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. One of Avantium’s many success stories is the YXY technology to produce PEF: a completely new, high-quality plastic made from plant-based industrial sugars. PEF is 100% recyclable. It offers a cost-effective solution for applications ranging from bottles to packaging film and fibres, positioning it to become the next generation packaging material.

For more information: www.avantium.com

International Women’s Day

On 8 March 2016, Euronext and 43 other exchanges organised an International event “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality” together with its partners UN Global Compact, UN Women, Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, IFC, World Federation of Exchanges and Women in ETFs.The aim is to raise awareness about the business case for women’s economic empowerment and the opportunities for the private sector to advance gender equality and sustainable development.

At Euronext Brussels, Françoise Chombar, CEO of Melexis, opened the trading day together with other female leaders and senior executives representing listed companies, banks, financial intermediaries and other associations such as Women on Board.

Aperam lists in Brussels

Euronext Brussels welcomes Aperam on its markets

Euronext Brussels welcomed Aperam on its markets with an opening bell ceremony. In his speech, Aperam’s CEO Timoteo Di Maulo highlighted the vital importance of the steel industry as well as the company’s long tradition in Belgium. Aperam believes that the admission to trading on Euronext Brussels will help to increase its visibility, reputation, brand and employer-branding awareness in the market.

Aperam is a global player in stainless, electrical and specialty steel, with customers in over 40 countries. Belgium represents the heart of Aperam’s upstream industrial facilities in Europe and is strategically well located with close proximity to its main European suppliers and customers.