Brussels bell ceremonies

19/12/2017 BPI Real Estate expand

Jacques Lefèvre, CEO of BPI Real Estate, rings the bell to celebrate the successful listing of a new bond on Euronext Brussels.

26/10/2017 10th Listing anniversary Nyrstar expand

10th Listing anniversary Nyrstar

Euronext had the pleasure to welcome Hilmar Rode, CEO of Nyrstar, to celebrate the 10th listing anniversary of the company. Therefore Mr Rode opened the trading day in Brussels in the presence of Mr Chris Eger, CFO and Virginie Lietaer, Company Secretary.

Nyrstar is an integrated mining and metals business with market leading positions in zinc and lead, and growing positions in other base and precious metals.

Nyrstar is listed at Euronext Brussels with trading symbol: NYR.

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04/10/2017 Launch book on Belgian listed real estate expand

Opening bell ceremony with analyst Gert De Mesure to celebrate the launch of his book on Belgian listed real estate: “GVV’s van A tot X: Beleggen in beursgenoteerd vastgoed”

Ascencio, Montea, Wereldhave, QRF, Befimmo and Home Invest Belgium were our guest at the event.

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02/10/2017 BelIR 25th Birthday Event expand

Founded in 1992, the Belgian Investor Relation Association (BIRA) has gradually expanded its membership and concluded in 2000 a Cooperation Agreement with the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium (FEB). Since then, BIRA has continued to vigorously support investor relations as a discipline and its best practices. Recently BIRA has embarked on a new ambitious project to strengthen its role on a national, European and international level. Therefore BIRA has become BelIR. To mark this occasion and to celebrate its 25th anniversary, BelIR Board members rang the Closing Bell at Euronext Brussels together with their president Wim Allegaert.

Guy Lerminiaux, Asset Manager at Degroof Petercam was keynote speaker.

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27/09/2017 “Invest in Bountiful Indonesia” Conference expand

Euronext was delighted to welcome in its premises the attendees of the “Invest in Bountiful Indonesia” conference on 27 September 2017. This panel discussion hosted by the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, in cooperation with Euronext Brussels, featured the President Director of the Indonesian Stock Exchange, Mr. Tito Sulistio, as guest speaker, as well as H.E. Yuri Thamrin, Ambassador of Indonesia in Belgium. This gathering allowed participants to exchange views on recent economic developments in Indonesia, to gain insight on the Indonesia’s business climate, the Indonesia’s Stock Exchange and capital market potentials.

10/08/2017 Jensen-Group 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.

29/06/2017 Extensa bonds 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.

23/06/2017 Listing Eandis bond expand

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

14/06/2017 IPO Balta 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

18/05/2017 Knowledge For Growth expand

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 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.

17/05/2017 15th listing anniversary Melexis expand

To celebrate the 15th listing anniversary of Melexis and the company’s spectacular growth on Euronext Brussels, Karen Van Griensven, CFO of Melexis, rang the Euronext bell to open the markets. Melexis is one of the five world leaders in automotive semiconductor sensors and a leading player in integrated circuits for motor driving, car networking and wireless communication.

27/03/2017 Financial Literacy Week expand

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 (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.

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20/03/2017 New composition BEL 20® and BEL Mid® expand

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®

15/03/2017 Avantium expand

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.

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08/03/2017 International Women’s Day expand

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.

16/02/2017 Aperam lists in Brussels expand

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.

16/02/2017 Morningstar Fund Awards expand

Euronext congratulates the winners of the Morningstar Awards Belgium 2017, which are designed to help investors identify the best funds and fund managers. The 2016 best fund houses are Fidelity International and T. Rowe Price (which won two awards!). In the fund categories, the winners are DPAM Invest B Equities Belgium, JPM Europe Strategic Growth Fund, Robeco BP Global Premium Equities, BlueBay Investment Grade Euro Aggregate Bond, NN (L) Patrimonial Aggressive.

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14/02/2017 10th anniversary Ascencio expand

10th listing anniversary Ascencio

Ascencio was a guest at Euronext Brussels to celebrate the 10th listing anniversary of this Public Regulated Real Estate Company (public SIR). To mark the occasion, Marc Brisack, General Manager of Ascencio, rang the opening bell in the presence of partners and teams of specialist in commercial premises situated on urban peripheries.


21/12/2016 Cenergy expand

First trading day of Cenergy

Euronext Brussels today celebrated the first trading of shares of Cenergy Holdings, a Belgian public limited liability company active in the fields of steel pipes and cables production.  Cenergy Holdings is born from the cross-border merger by absorption of two Greek listed companies: Corinth Pipeworks and Hellenic Cables.

Cenergy Holdings is listed on both Euronext Brussels (Compartment C) and the Athens Stock Exchange.

Before ringing the Euronext bell, Stratos Thomadakis, CFO of Cenergy Holdings, declared: “Today’s listing of Cenergy Holdings’ shares on Euronext Brussels represents the culmination of the efforts to combine the strengths of Corinth Pipeworks and Hellenic Cables.

09/12/2016 Cofinimmo Green and Social Bonds expand

Cofinimmo commits to sustainable investment with Green and Social Bonds

Euronext welcomed the listing of Cofinimmo’s new Green and Social bonds through a simplified private placement procedure on Alternext in Brussels. Cofinimmo is hereby the first European Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) to issue Green and Social Bonds as well as the first Belgian company to opt for this type of financing.

Jérôme Descamps, CFO of Cofinimmo: “This transaction enables us to further diversify our sources of financing and recognizes the efforts undertaken by its teams to improve the long-term environmental and social footprint of its portfolio.”


10/11/2016 Befimmo expand

Befimmo rings opening bell

On 10 November 2016, the CEO of Befimmo, Benoît De Blieck, opened the financial markets by ringing the Euronext bell. By doing so, he officialised the recent capital increase of 127 million euro of the company. The issue of new shares on Euronext has allowed Befimmo to ensure the financial resources necessary to its investment strategy on its main market, namely the luxury office buildings in Belgium and Luxembourg, while preserving a strong financial structure.

Watch Speech Benoît De Blieck, CEO of Befimmo 

25/10/2016 TechShare expand

TechShare comes back for its second edition!

Yesterday, we had the pleasure to welcome a group of ambitious and fast-growing Belgian companies for the first evening session of TechShare, Euronext’s pan-European programme for promising and unlisted tech companies. By launching this programme one year ago, we had one goal in mind : give business leaders in the tech community a better understanding of what financial markets do and how they work. With this knowledge, entrepreneurs can consider their growth strategies, decide whether the time is right to list, and prepare in good time.

For this new edition, we are very proud to have 10 successful candidates on board, namely Awingu, iTeos, Ometa, Opinum, Ovizio, Sentiance, Synergia Medical, Unified Post and two companies that preferred not to disclose their participation. We are also very lucky to benefit from the support and knowledge of a group of well-known partners, all selected for their sector-specific expertise.

To kick off this first evening session, we invited participants and partners for a closing bell ceremony at Euronext, which was the perfect opportunity to allow entrepreneurs and market professionals to learn to know each other. After the bell, we went to the BNP Paribas Fortis Chancellery for the first coaching session organised by Baker & McKenzie and BNP Paribas Fortis. Topic of the evening: Understand the interest of financial markets, the different types of tools offered and the companies for which it is suitable.

It was a fruitful and interactive session and we are definitely looking forward to the next ones.

17/10/2016 Montea expand

10th listing anniversary Montea

Today we were pleased to welcome Montea at Euronext Brussels to celebrate their 10th listing anniversary. Jo De Wolf, CEO of Montea, highlighted the tremendous performance of the company over the last 10 years and congratulated Montea’s teams and partners. The logistics real-estate specialist will remain dedicated to create “space for growth” for customers, investors and employees. All are looking forward to the next ten years!

03/10/2016 Merger between Immobel and Allfin expand

Merger between Immobel and Allfin

This morning, the Executive Chairman of the Board of Immobel Marnix Galle rang the Euronext bell to celebrate the recent merger between Immobel and Allfin. The alliance between both companies creates the largest publicly traded Belgian real-estate developer. The new entity, which operates under the name Immobel, benefits from enhanced diversification across geographies and market segments while strengthening its overall market presence.

29/09/2016 10th listing anniversary expand

10th listing anniversary at Euronext Brussels

Aedifica, Emakina Group, Montea and ThromboGenics are listed since 2006 on the Brussels Stock Exchange.

To celebrate their 10th listing anniversary, Stefaan Gielens - CEO (Aedifica),rang the Opening Bell at Euronext Brussels  to open the European Markets on 29 September 2016 together withDenis Steisel – President of the Board of Directors (Emakina Group), Jo De Wolf - CEO (Montea) and Patrik De Haes - CEO (ThromboGenics).

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