ABOUT ME

Piero Violante | Political Scientist

I enjoy working with people very much. That’s why I love my work and put my heart and soul into it when it comes to the conception of event and conference formats, the professional implementation of projects and connecting people with the same interests. I believe, the professional organisation is key for a successful event or project. I also believe, that what I offer is unique. When working with me, you can be sure, that all project strings will be overseen by me, as my talent is to keep all ends meet and make sure, nothing is forgotten.

My in-depth experience ranges from the organisation and implementation of small events and top-class expert workshops to large, international conferences both nationwide and abroad. I am not afraid of any challenge and feel just as comfortable in the English language as I do in Italian and Spanish.

Why we should work together

CONFERENCES • EVENTS • PROJECTS

From the conception to the operational implementation – whether you are looking for a keynote speaker or an extraordinary location for your conference with international guests – with me you will get everything fom one source. I have an extensive, international network of service providers and contacts, a pronounced analytical and systemic thinking, am an intercultural communication talent with a lot of diplomatic sense. I believe in my “hands-on” character, which has also been key to every project I have successfully carried out.

Would you like to implement a project, but you currently do not have the personnel capacities for it? I can support you, all the way from the conception to project completion. Whether short-term, small sub-projects or extensive large-scale projects. This website will give you all the information you need for your next project.

20 years of experience
75 successful projects
100% satisfied customers

How do we fit?

This is what I offer

Conferences & Events

Professional. Efficient. Sustainable.

Event and conference management

  • Conception and strategy
  • Finding the right type of event for your project
  • Content planning and goal setting
  • Project planning | budget control
  • Invitation management (also drafting of contracts)
  • Personnel planning and team management
  • Guest care
  • Organization of keynote speakers
  • Coordination of external service providers and agencies

Hospitality & Gastronomy

Savor. Travelling. Perfection.

Gastronomy Consulting

  • Planning and implementation of innovative catering concepts
  • Marketing and sales concepts
  • Image and communication
  • Advice on business optimization or opening
  • Contacts to exclusive wineries

Hospitality

  • Individual planning and accompaniment of culinary trips
  • Contacts to exclusive restaurateurs, wineries (especially Tuscany)
  • Guide for accompanied trips (city trips, sporting events, culture and culinary trips)

Projects & Consulting

Consulting. Stearing. Implementation.

Control and implementation of projects

  • Coordination of project plans and documentation
  • Management of project teams
  • Communication within the teams & with stakeholders
  • Budget control
  • Operative planning
  • Determination of key figures
  • Compliance with and control of schedules
  • Controlling of suppliers
  • Coordination of service providers

My focus & knowledge

Expertise. Networking. Implementation.

Focuses | Industry knowledge

  • Financial cooperation
  • Development banks
  • Nature and environmental protection concepts
  • Sustainability consulting for companies
  • Development finance
  • Public Sector | administration
  • Mobility | Urban development
  • Insurance
  • Organizational development
  • Employer branding
  • Image and communication

References

Below you will find some examples of my projects to date
  • 2021, Mitarbeit bei der Vorstellung des Welthungerindex 2021 in Zusammenarbeit mit der Welthungerhilfe
  • 2021, Alide Webinar EU Taxonomy
  • 2021, Launch des Blue Action Funds in Zusammenarbeit mit dem BMZ, der KfW, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Arcadia Foundation, IUCN, CI, WCS, WWF, Robert and Melani Walton Foundation, The Wyss Foundation, Frankfurt Zoological Society, African Parks, UNESCO, UNCBD, UNFCCC
  • 2020, 2021, Organisation einer dreitägigen Online-Konferenz zum Thema „Remote Management, Monitoring and Verification“
  • 2020, Organisation des High-Level Events “One Planet, One Health, One Future: Moving forward in a post-COVID 19 world” in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Auswärtigen Amt und der Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)
  • 2020, Vorstellung des Welthungerindex, Online-Veranstaltung in Zusammenarbeit mit KfW Entwicklungsbank und der Welthungerhilfe
  • 2020, Projektmanagement für die Überarbeitung der Webseite des „Legacy Landscapes Funds“
  • 2019, Planung und Durchführung des Sounding Boards „Blue Action Fund“
  • 2019, Organisation des High-Level Events “One Health, One Future” in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Auswärtigen Amt und der Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)
  • 2019, Organisation, inhaltliche Gestaltung, Durchführung und Abwicklung des Workshops „Water Reclamation and Reuse in Development Cooperation”während der International Conference on Water Reclamation & Reuse, Berlin, Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe und der Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

KfW Development Finance Forum (Internationales Forum mit Workshops mit Gästen aus Politik, Wirtschaft, Forschungsinstitute, Minister, internationale Organisationen, Zivilgesellschaft mit dem Schwerpunkt Entwicklungsländer)

  • 2018, „Getting on the Right Track – the Future of Urban Mobility
  • 2017, „Ocean’s 21 – Solutions for a Sustainable Marine Future”
  • 2016, „Insuring the SGDS”
  • 2015, “Food and Nutrition Security”

Finanzsektorsymposium der KfW Entwicklungsbank, später KfW Development Finance Forum

  • 2014 „Greening the Financial Sector – From Demonstration to Scale in Green Finance”
  • 2012 „Insurance for Development – Protecting Emerging Economies & their People in a Climate of Change”
  • 2010 „Finance for Food – Towards New Agricultural and Rural Finance”
  • Studienreise „Entwicklung von SMEs mit dem Schwerpunkt Abfallwirtschaft in Deutschland„ in Zusammenarbeit mit der westafrikanischen Entwicklungsbank BOAD und einer 20 köpfigen Delegation aus afrikanischen Ländern.
  • Studienreise „Energie Effiziente Produktion und Mobilität in Deutschland 2018mit dem German Armenien Fund, finanziert durch die Armenische Staatsbank. Roadshow mit Besichtigungsterminen, Workshops und Projektpräsentationen.
  • International Symposium on „Climate Resilient Coastal Infrastructure Investments: Challenges and Opportunities”COP 23, Bonn 2017
  • Roadshow „European Power Systems, 2015, Führung der europäischen Strombörse und diverser innovativer Industrieanlagen für Vertreter der Maghreb-Staaten, Geschäftsführer und Staatssekretär-Ebene.

2016 – 2019; Messekonzept „Grüne Woche“ in der BMZ Halle 5, Berlin – Beratung zur Gesamtkonzeption Messestand Grüne Woche der KfW und GIZ zusammen mit Partnern. Gestaltung, Organisation und Durchführung des Messestandes. Präsenz vor Ort.

Studienreisen mit dem Verband Lateinamerikanischer Entwicklungsbanken (ALIDE) in Zusammenarbeit mit der KfW Entwicklungsbank

  • 2017 “Energy Efficiency”
  • 2014 “Urban Mobility”
  • 2011 “Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency”

Operative Leitung, Konzeption und Durchführung internationaler Konferenzen für die Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft DEG, Köln

  • 20214, Konferenz Regulations in international Markets
  • 2012, Konferenz Insurance in Emerging Markets
  • 2021, Projektmanagement für die Vorbereitung eines Events des „Legacy Landscapes Fund“ auf dem IUCN World Conservation Congress
  • 2017, Diskussionsforum“Forest landscape restoration: Ambitious commitments and challeging practicethe role of financing, 200 Teilnehmer, Global Landscape Forum, Bonn
  • 2017, Small Islands – Big Impacts: Blue Action Fund & SIDS lead on ocean conservation, Paneldiskussion während der COP 23, Bonn
  • 2017, Launch eines neuen Funds zum Schutz der Weltmeere, „The Blue Action Fund, Ständige Vertretung der Bundesrepublik, New York City
  •  2014, Projektleiter Fotowanderausstellung “Türkei”, KfW und BMWi
  • 2012, Portfolioerhebung zu FZ Treuhand- und Förderbeteiligung für die KfW Entwicklungsbank
  • 2012, Research and Knowledge Transfer Coordinator für das Finanzsektorseminar „Insurance for Development”
  • 2011, Buchpublikation und Intra- und Internet-Auftritt „Finance for Food” für die KfW Entwicklungsbank
  • 2011, Consultant für die Gestaltung des Internet- und Intranet-Auftritts der FZ zu Public Private Partnerships (PPP) für die KfW Entwicklungsbank
  • 2010-2012, Research and Knowledge Transfer Coordinator für das Finanzsektorseminar “Agricultural and Rural Finance” für die KfW Entwicklungsbank
  • Prozess- und Strategieberatung zur Optimierung und Ausarbeitung neuer Vertriebs- und Kommunikationswege (on- und offline), Bundesinteressenvertretung der Nutzerinnen und Nutzer von Wohn- und Betreuungseinrichtungen im Alter (BIVA), Swisttal, 2012-2013
  • Entwicklung innovativer Gastronomiekonzepte und Betreuung der Semesterarbeiten in Kooperation mit der Hochschule für Kunst, Design und populäre Musik (hKDM), Freiburg i. Br., 2012-2013
  • Neue Welt Weine für die Gruppe Constellation Brands; Mondavi, Hardy’s, Kumala, Ravens Wood, 2011, Präsenz und Vertrieb auf der ProWein, Düsseldorf 2011

Planning trips and tour guide 

  • Accompaniment of various culinary trips through Tuscany (2012, 2013, 2015, 2016), Sicily and Germany (Wineries and breweries)
  • Organization of various “brewery trips” in Germany, mainly for American beer lovers
  • Accompaniment and tour guide at sporting events (e.g. Champions League, Bundesliga)

“Many people can organize an event. But what I appreciate about Piero Violante is his pronounced pragmatism. No long hesitation, no unnecessary loops. He manages what needs to be managed. This consistent approach is decisive for the fact that I can blindly rely on his work. In addition, I really appreciate the fact that Piero doesn’t just see himself as an implementer, but can put himself in the position of clients and customers alike. This makes him a valuable advisor to help you find the right rhythm, the right depth and the best balance at events. ”

André Ahlert - Head of Department for Latin America / Caribbean at KfW Development Bank, KfW Entwicklungsbank

‘Working with Piero almost spoiled me. As a speaker at several mobility conferences, your approach was so cordial, warm, transparent and very clear, and that I haven’t experienced again. At first I thought Piero was simply good behind his computer; but he is personally and physically very welcoming and moreover enviably professional.”

“Piero was coordinating a large conference I attended recently and his warmth and supportive attitude made my experience very positive and enriching. From the small logistical details to ensuring I was able to connect with the right people on the day, Piero was crucial in helping create an enabling environment for all conference participants and a thus a successful outcome for all involved.”

Marcela Guerrero Casas, Mobility Expert, Bogotá

“As a renowned and globally known winery, we receive a large number of inquiries about guided tours and wine tastings every day, which we unfortunately cannot serve all. However, Mr. Violante fulfills all the requirements that we value in a partner. He has an extensive knowledge of wine and a great passion for the special things in life. His tours are always professionally organized, top-class staff and are always fun for us. We are always happy to welcome Mr. Violante and his guests. ”

Maximilian Ferger, Head of winery Dr. H. Thanisch heirs of Müller-Burggraef, Weingut Dr. H. Thanisch Erben Müller-Burggraef

Piero Violante supported us with the launch of the Blue Action Fund 2017 in New York during the UN world climate summit and we also worked with Mr. Violante on two trade fair appearances. His work is characterized by a high degree of diplomatic flair, precision, creativity, speed and a large portion of humor. Mr. Violante always fully met our expectations. Due to our very good experience and Mr. Violante’s professionalism, we would work with him again and again.

Markus Knigge, Executive Director, Blue Action Fund

“I had the pleasure of working with Piero at two different events, in New York and Frankfurt, Germany. On both occasions I had the role as key note speaker. When Piero asked me to write a testimonial about his work I did not hesitate. Perfectly planned, well communicated and clearly structured are the words to describe Pieros work. He is a great problem solver and always finds a quick solution when time is off the essence. He always had a smile on him and at all times kept his cool and professionalism – I hope we will have the opportunity to work together again in the future. ”

Carl Gustaf Lundin, Principal Marine and Polar Scientist at IUCN , IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature

“ALIDE, the Latin American Association of Development Financing Institutions, worked with Piero Violante in the organization of multiple roadshows for high level delegates in Germany. It was a great experience to work with Piero as he is one of the most professional project managers we have worked with. He has made our trips valuable learning experiences and his open approach to solving our requests made working with him a pleasure”.

Javier Rodríguez - Head, Technical Assistance Program ALIDE, ALIDE - Latin American Association of Development Financing Institutions

“Piero Violante arranged the workshop on Water Reclamation and Reuse in Development Cooperation at the IWA Water Reuse Conference in Berlin this year. I have been involved as speaker in quite a few similar events, but this proved by far the most interactive engagement with the audience that I have ever experienced. The approach followed and the way the workshop was set up was truly exceptional and allowed for a relaxed yet very informative session which I believe was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone present.”

Pierre van Rensburg Strategic Executive: Urban and Transport Planning, City of Windhoek, Namibia

“Piero Violante is an absolute professional in event management. He works quickly, reliably, penetrates every topic deeply – and is funny and friendly at the same time. A real powerhouse. I have already prepared various small and large international conferences with him in project teams; they were all a success, not least thanks to Piero Violante’s commitment to the last minute.”

Friederike Bauer, Freie Autorin, Texterin und Redenschreiberin

During the preparation, organization and implementation of two international insurance conferences in our company, which Piero Violante was entrusted with, Mr. Violante has proven to be an extremely committed, reliable and forward-looking conference manager and sparring partner. The conferences were excellently organized. What sets him apart is his highly professional and very personable demeanor, which enables him to communicate with people at all levels of the hierarchy (in different languages) on an equal footing, even on complex topics and issues. Piero Violante works very independently and brings his own good ideas into the conference organization, thus making a significant contribution to making an event a pleasant experience and success for all participants.

I had the pleasure to work with Piero on a number of occasions. Piero always ensured that any event was professionally organized from the beginning to the end. He was very efficient and managed any arising problems with an enviable coolness and swiftly provided solutions. In addition, Piero has outstanding inter-personal skills, which made working with him even more memorable. I recommend Piero Violante very strongly and without hesitation and would like to thank him for the wonderful and memorable events!

Claudia Garman, Senior Manager European Public Partnerships, Conservation International

In the past few years I have photographed some of the conferences and meetings organized by Piero Violante. In this area it is not always easy to find exciting pictures – but the events designed by Piero are so lively, atmospheric and content-wise that it was never a problem. It was good to see how Piero took care of the participants and guests, both professionally and personally. During our collaboration, I got to know Piero as a very fair, supportive and generous client. Thanks a lot for this!

Thorsten Futh, Fotograf, FUTH FOTOGRAFIE

Working with Piero Violante not only leads to success, but is also fun. As a team, we prepared and implemented the joint stand of GIZ and KfW at the International Green Week 2019 in Berlin. The cooperation and collaboration was always sincere and warm, never heated. His creativity, flexibility and his friendly manner have always motivated us to master difficult situations with a smile.

Oliver Hölcke, Unternehmenskommunikation GIZ, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH

“I was one of the presenters at the DFF event he organised for KfW in 2018. From the initial contact via email and telephone conversation, Piero was an excellent co-ordinator and sounding board. Through the preparatory conference call with the moderator and the follow presenters Piero made all of us feel immediately at ease. Despite the magnitude of the event with hundreds of high-level participants, which was surely stressful, Piero never forgot his personal touch and good humour. I’d be very happy to work with him again in the future.”

I got to know Piero Violante in the run-up to the Development Finance Forum of the KFW-Development Bank on the topic of Sustainable Mobility in summer 2018. He was an externally commissioned organizer of this event, for whose supporting program I curated an exhibition on the subject of electromobility. His competent, determined and friendly manner made the project a major success and made the planning effort pleasant and smooth. I couldn’t have wished for a better project planner. I hope we will work together again in the future.

Joel Fischer, Kustos für Mediengeschichte , Museum für Kommunikation Frankfurt

Mr Violante turned to me because he was looking for a team of interpreters. I took over the organization of the team and, thanks to my network, was able to engage two highly qualified colleagues for the event and commission the corresponding technology. The cooperation was always very professional and pleasant – in close consultation we were able to respond to the customer’s wishes and find a joint solution for all eventualities. Mr. Violante is open and solution-oriented. I look forward to our further cooperation.

Michelle Toussaint, Konferenzdolmetscherin (M.A.), Konferenzdolmetzerin

Mr Violante was commissioned by KfW as event manager for a public workshop in which BGR was also involved. Thanks to his professional and very structured work, we were able to attract a large number of committed participants for the lectures. The workshop ran smoothly. Although Mr. Violante does not work in our subject area, he was still able to give very helpful input on the content of the workshop.

Im Rahmen der Veranstaltung KfW Development Finance ForumGetting on the Right Track – the Future of Urban Mobility” hatte ich als einer der Moderatoren und Berater der KfW in der Vorbereitung, die Gelegenheit eng mit Piero zusammen zu arbeiten. Seine Fähigkeit sehr professionell, immer freundlich und zeitnah auf alle Anfragen einzugehen, empfand ich als sehr angenehm. Insbesondere seine ruhige und besonnene Art auch unter dem Druck der laufenden Veranstaltung alle logistischen Herausforderungen in kürzester Zeit zu lösen war sehr beeindruckend. Ich hoffe auch in Zukunft wieder mit ihm zusammen zu arbeiten und würde seine Arbeit jederzeit empfehlen.

Holger Dalkmann, CEO and Founder , Sustain 2030

Kfw is regularly organising conferences, seminars and stands at fairs.  Some of them aiming at the general public, others bring together experts and policy makers.  Over the past five year I have regularly been working with Piero who made sure that all of these events were rousing successes.  Piero brought to all preparatory teams I was involved a  wealth of experience in organising events, an extraordinary  level of dedication and a pleasant and joyful personality.  Great fun and great events!

Klaus Gihr, Head of Division Development Expert, KfW Entwicklungsbank

I have had the pleasure of working together with Piero in organising a ‘One Health’ conference in Berlin. Piero professionally organised the event from the onset and always provided us with excellent advice on the multitude of decisions we had to take during the process. I much appreciated his short-term flexibility, calmness and humour when things were difficult. I would very happily work with him again in the future.

Chris Walzer, Executive Director, WCS Health Program

SKILL. DILIGENCE. PASSION.

CONSULTING – PROJECT MANAGEMENT – EVENT MANAGEMENT

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