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illuminem Celebrations & Redentore Festival

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As a show of appreciation for our investors, Thought Leaders and community members, we have curated a special two-day celebration marking illuminem's successful first financing round, many milestones on our journey of impact, and the most awaited festival of Venice, the city hosting our operations.

We eagerly anticipate celebrating illuminem's future steps and enjoying Venice’s vibrant atmosphere with you. Join us and keep it green!

July 19, 2024 | Celebrating illuminem Milestones

16:15-16:45: Arrival of our guests
Location: illuminem HQ 
the venue's capacity is limited to 100 attendees, please arrive by 16:30 and we will try to accommodate everyone

16:45-17:00: Greetings from the invited public authorities
Location: illuminem HQ

17:00-18:00: Our press conference and community webinar
Location: illuminem HQ / online

illuminem’s journey
17:00-17:10: Recap on illuminem’s journey, featuring our testimonials
17:10-17:20: Presentation of our investment round
17:20-17:35: Sustainability Sales Hub, our new product to scale climate solutions 

Webinar (join here)
17:35-18:00: Next-Gen Sustainability: The Future of Sustainability Professions, an open webinar featuring some of our most acclaimed illuminem Voices, and leading sustainability executives including:

Elena Morettini, Global Head Sustainable Business of Globant (fastest growing IT brand worldwide)
Markus Mueller, Chief Investment Officer of Deutsche Bank
Renat Heuberger, Co-Founder of South Pole (largest climate company) | Moderator
Vaitea Cowan, Co-Founder of Enapter (leading green hydrogen firm)

18:00-19:30: Canapés with our guests
Location: illuminem HQ

20:30-22:30: Private investor dinner in one of Venice's iconic locations
To share a glimpse of our "real special life", we chose a small restaurant, where we've enjoyed countless dinners in the cozy atmosphere of a quality family kitchen...  
[NB: this is the only event reserved for team members and investors]

After 22:30: After-dinner party [optional]
Location: illuminem Executive Office (5’ walk from the restaurant)
Unwind and socialize with drinks as we wrap up the first day of celebrations

July 20, 2024 | Celebrating the Venetian Festival of Redentore

17:30-23:30: Open celebration with drinks and buffet
Location: illuminem HQ
Indulge in our grand festivities of Redentore, where we will embrace the tradition of “bringing our kitchen table to the canal”, dining and celebrating with the city as every true Venetian does
NB: BYOB if you can, to share a toast as we wander through the magical night!

23:30-00:00: Grand Fireworks
Location: Giudecca Canal
Experience the vibrant Redentore celebration with its world-famous fireworks on the lagoon. 

NB: we recommend to book a "view slot" for free on the City of Venice website ("A Terra”, sector 14-15). The booking system will be opened to non residents in the final days before Redentore.

00:00-1:30: Night walk around Venice [optional]
Location: Throughout the city
Walk through the city to reach our after-party, enjoying the unique vibes of the night

1:30-8:00: After-party [optional]
Location: Lido Island Beach
Never stop celebrating with house music and dancing… until sunrise!

- illuminem HQ: C. S. Cosmo, 624, 30133, Giudecca island, Venezia 
- illuminem Executive Office: Calle del Cafetier, 6478, 30122, San Giovanni & Paolo, Venezia
- Lido Island after party beach: Via Giovanni Pividor, 30126, Lido di Venezia

How to arrive: We recommend you use the local boat system to reach Giudecca island, 20' from the rail station or 80' from the airport. You can use Google maps to guide yourself

Dress code: Business Casual (Friday only)

Please also consult our best tips to experience Venice as a true sustainable local!


We can't wait to celebrate this important milestone with you!

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Markus Müller is Chief Investment Officer ESG & Global Head of Chief Investment Office at Deutsche Bank Private Bank.

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Renat Heuberger is the co-founder and Senior Adviser of South Pole, a carbon finance consultancy. He has been engaged as a social entrepreneur in the fields of sustainability, climate change and renewable energies since 1999. Before founding South Pole, Heuberger co-founded and acted as the CEO of the myclimate foundation.

Renat is a confirmed keynote speaker at Terra Tuscany, the sustainability leaders offsite powered by illuminem.

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Vaitea Cowan is a co-founder of Enapter, a leading company specializing in hydrogen energy solutions. She is a Board Member at Hydrogen Europe and a TED speaker. She has contributed to the World Economic Forum's Global Innovators community and was recognized as one of Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2020.

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Angelo Bonelli is the Spokesperson of Green Europe since July 2021 and a Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, representing Imola since October 2022. He previously served in the Chamber from 2006 to 2008 for Lazio 1. Bonelli has held significant roles such as President of the Green Party and Regional Assessor for Environment in Lazio. He was a Regional Councillor in Lazio and a candidate for Mayor of Taranto in 2012. Bonelli has been active in Italian politics since 1990.

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Elena Morettini is the Global Head of Sustainable Business at Globant, a native digital multinational company. She is a PhD geoscientist and a passionate expert in energy and sustainable tech

Sandrine is a confirmed keynote speaker at Terra Tuscany, the sustainability leaders offsite powered by illuminem.

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Andrea Gori is an entrepreneur & global expert in sustainability, green tech and energy transition. He is the founder & "Chief Earth Officer" (CEO) of Previously, he served as BCG's Global Green Champion, delivering projects on sustainable investments around the world. He has been awarded one of Italy's Leading Innovators of 2023 and Angel List’s Top Startups in Europe.

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Markos Chrysikopoulos is a sustainability expert, strategist and engineer. He is the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at illuminem. He has spent the last 9 years working as a strategy consultant at one of the largest sustainability consulting firms globally (BCG), as well as a technology project manager (Credit Suisse) and a software engineer (Infineon Technologies) across New York, Dubai and London. He holds a Master’s degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering.

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Maria Vittoria Bassetto is a co-founder at illuminem managing both legal and operational aspects of the company, thanks to her legal background from Bocconi University and 5 years of experience at a leading Italian law firm. With a strong affinity for startups and their ecosystem, she ensure seamless day-to-day operations, leveraging her expertise to drive organizational efficiency.

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Nicolas Vecchioli is a climate quitter who is passionate about the power of innovation to solve the big challenges of our time. He has experience in strategy consulting at BCG, private equity at The Carlyle Group, venture capital at Global Founders Capital and policy-making in the cabinet of the French Minister for Digital Affairs Cedric O. He holds degrees from the London School of Economics and HEC Paris.

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Mirko Dunner is illuminem's Partnership Lead, where he works with companies in our ecosystem to scale the adoption of climate solutions. His background includes roles in the Swiss Diplomatic Service and at the World Bank. Mirko is proficient in French, English, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, and holds a double degree from the University of Geneva in Economics and Political Geography.

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Maria Rugamer is the Head of illuminem Voices, working to nurture our vibrant community of Thought Leaders, which stands as the world's largest and premier expert network in sustainability. Holding a degree in History and Politics from the University of Oxford, she is passionate about sustainable business and financing.

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Prachi Modi is the Media & Sales Manager at illuminem and actively fostering our community of illuminem Voices. Prachi began her professional journey in the financial realms of Goldman Sachs, honing a deep understanding of SEC regulations, investment strategies, and client relations. Prachi holds merit in Impact Management and Measurement from Duke University. Prachi aims to serve a new generation of business leaders to navigate the complexities of the modern corporate landscape with a focus on responsible and impactful practices.

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Vilhelmiina Vulli is the Head of Media at illuminem. She devises comprehensive communication strategies, managing content creation, and nurturing the vibrant community of illuminem Voices, which stands as the world's largest and premier expert network in sustainability. With over a decade of experience in marketing, analytics, and SaaS product development, Vilhelmiina blends her expertise to communicate with purpose and drive positive change. Her approach underscores her commitment to fostering a sustainable future through strategic communication and community engagement.

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