Vertevis Impact Lounge 2023
Sept 25, 2023
Last Wednesday, an extraordinary evening unfolded as business partners and friends gathered at chez marie in Frankfurt for the highly anticipated Vertevis Impact Lounge Event 2023. The event, organized by Vertevis, was a captivating exploration of impact investments and female leadership, bringing together thought leaders and decision-makers in the dynamic private equity world.
The event was expertly guided by the charismatic Claudia Pörings, who set the tone for a night filled with profound insights and engaging discussions.
The evening commenced with a warm welcome from Sadia Wern-Sukhera, the Founder and CEO of Vertevis. In conversation with Mrs. Pörings, Sadia delved into her motivations for spearheading an Article 9 Fund. The discussion revolved around the “optimal timing” for such endeavors, the invaluable contributions of diverse teams, and the intricacies of fundraising. Sadia’s unwavering passion for her purpose was palpable throughout her address.
One of the standout moments of the Impact Lounge was the gathering of four prominent women’s business clubs, serving as diversity ambassadors under one roof. Bettina Laurick (FidAR e.V.), Anja Bickelmaier (Level20), Michaela Krahwinkel (Fondsfrauen), and Pia Lauck (VdU) shared their experiences in championing diversity and inclusion in their respective domains. Their discussions highlighted the pivotal role of collaboration and diversity as powerful catalysts for change.
Under the section titled “Journey So Far,” industry luminaries Nick Parsons, Oliver Haas, Seva Zakharov, and Jannis Roser shared their perspectives on ESG and Impact. They also recounted their personal journeys and the reasons behind their alignment with Vertevis Capital Partners. Their narratives, filled with challenges and triumphs, provided valuable lessons and inspiration to the attentive audience.
The evening reached its pinnacle with an enlightening presentation by Suraj Kakar from portagon, who spoke about “Digitalization in Private Capital Markets.” He delved into the pivotal role of technology in reshaping the financial sector and provided insights into the digitalization trends that are democratizing private capital markets.
As the night continued, guests relished a networking session filled with inspiring conversations, all while enjoying a delectable Flying Dinner.
In closing, the organizers expressed their heartfelt gratitude to all the guests who contributed to making this event a remarkable and memorable evening. The Vertevis Impact Lounge 2023 was indeed an unforgettable experience that left its attendees enriched and inspired.
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