Apr 9 2014 | 7:17 AM

Entrepreneurs Marco Koster, director of Steboma B.V. and Hans Wijgers, director of JWK Vaassen B.V sound the gong accompanied by Roland Starmans on behalf of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ben van de Vrie, Head of Marketing for Business Clients ING Netherlands, and Michaël van Straalen, chairman of MKB-Netherlands.

The Week of the Entrepreneur is already for 17 years the entrepreneurs event in the Netherlands. For this occasion, the opening ceremony moves to the Beatrix Theatre in Utrecht.

Entrepreneurs Ferry de Kok, CEO Pruko B.V., and Kelly Maynard, director marketing & sales Polygon, sound the gong.

The program from 8 to 10 April consists of plenary...

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Apr 7 2014 | 4:12 AM

Winner of the BankGiro Lottery Museum Prize 2014, Klok & Peel Museum Asten, visits Beursplein 5 to sound the gong. The museum got 49% of the public votes. The Museum Prize is an initiative of the Prince Bernhard Cultural Fund and the BankGiro Lottery, in collaboration with the Museum Association.

Klok & Peel Museum Asten, a museum that is almost entirely run by volunteers, was nominated by the jury for its innovative way in which the museum uses presentation techniques and for the good combination of digital, interactive and traditional presentations. The Museum Prize, founded in 1990, is the most important museum price in the Netherlands. Chairman and volunteer at the museum, Harry van der Loo, sounds the gong.

For more information: www.cultuurfonds.nl...

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Apr 4 2014 | 4:32 AM

Director of the Know What You Spend Foundation, Thea Hazel-Stals, sounds the gong to mark Financial Literacy Week 2014 and the start of the financial education impact measurement project.

In 2013 the Know What You Spend Foundation reached 400.000 adolescents on its Edgie website and Facebook page. 10% of that group used one of the tests or tools for financial literacy and over 16.000 adolescents participated in lessons on financial education. The foundation sees an increasing interest for financial education in the classroom. To get an understanding of the effect of the lessons and online tools the foundation starts an impact measurement project, together with Utrecht University.

The Know What You Spend Foundation is an independent not-for-profit organisation that is supported by Nibud, PGGM, SNS REAAL, Vodafone,...

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Apr 3 2014 | 5:00 AM

Merel van Vroonhoven has been appointed for a period of four years as the new chairman of the board of the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM).

Merel van Vroonhoven (1968) has been a member of the Supervisory Board of Dutch Railways since 2009, prior to which she worked at ING. There, she was responsible, as member of the General Management of Nationale Nederlanden, for the Collective Pensions Operations from 2002 to 2007, and from 2007 onwards as member of the management committee of ING Investment Management Europe.

For more information: www.afm.nl

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