AIF Opens Trading with a Gong
- 20th Anniversary Celebrations Continue at the Amsterdam Stock Exchange
In 2008, NYSE Euronext revived an old stock exchange tradition and every trading day the gong is sounded in the NYSE Euronext Stock Exchange in Amsterdam to mark the opening and closing of the trading session in Europe.
Many distinguished guests have already participated in the gong ceremony, including international politicians, CEOs of companies listed on the exchange, Olympic medal winners as well as other prominent individuals and organizations.
In honor of AIF's 20th Anniversary, AIF management and staff were invited by NYSE Euronext to open trading on June 29.
AIF Managing Director, Brenda Childers had the honor of sounding the gong as the clock struck 09:00. AIF management and staff were there to insure a timely "gong" and were joined by special guests, including alumni and current participants, to toast AIF's 20th year during a champagne breakfast.
Preparing to "gong"
NYSE Euronext Stock Exchange in Amsterdam
Brenda Childers sounds the gong surrounded by AIF Management and Staff
'Foundations of Finance' participants: Roderick Heynsius & Gwénaël Pover
'Foundations of Finance' participant, Roderick Heynsius,
helps create the
Duco Wildeboer (Director Listing Operations - EU, NYSE
Brenda Childers & Buford Alexander (incoming AIF Chairman) with
mementos of the occasion
Guests included AIF staff, Alumni & participants
'Foundations of Finance'
Reyndert Barbas (participant) & Marianne
Polman (AIF) enjoying the
festivities with other staff and guests.