Regional Conference

Regional Conference The aim of the Regional Conference is to promote interdisciplinary cooperation between politics, business, education and culture in the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion. The Regional Conference consists of legal representatives of the partners and at least 20 other members of social groups, mainly from the business, scientific and cultural communities.

Members of the TechnologieRegion Karlsruhe GbR Regional Conference:

Chair

Wolfgang Grenke
COB, GRENKE AG, Baden-Baden
President of the Karlsruhe Chamber of Industry and Commerce

Other members

  • Johannes Arnold, Mayor of Ettlingen
  • Prof. Frank Artinger, Rector, Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences
  • Dr Susanne Asche, Head of the City of Karlsruhe Department of Culture
  • Jürgen Bäuerle, Chief Administrative Officer, Rastatt Administrative District
  • Bernd Bechtold, Managing Partner, b.i.g. bechtold Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH,
    Honorary President of the Karlsruhe Chamber of Industry and Commerce
  • Daniela Bechtold-Schwabe, Managing Partner, b.i.g. gruppe-management gmbh, Karlsruhe, Vice-president of the Karlsruhe Chamber of Industry and Commerce
  • Dr Maria Betti, Director, Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, JRC Karlsruhe
  • Rainer Blaurock, Managing Partner, Vollack Management + Beteiligungen GmbH & Co.KG, Karlsruhe
  • Dr Fritz Brechtel, Chief Administrative Officer, Germersheim Administrative District
  • Dieter Bürk, German Trade Union Confederation, Baden-Württemberg District, Karlsruhe Office
  • Klaus Demal, Mayor of Stutensee
  • Martina Detering, Managing Director, Marketing-Club Karlsruhe
  • Ariane Durian, Managing Partner, Connect Personal-Service GmbH (part-time), Vice-president, Karlsruhe Chamber of Industry and Commerce
  • Jochen Ehlgötz, CEO, Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion GmbH, Karlsruhe
  • Dr Jens Fahrenberg, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • Marco Feig, CEO, FEIG GmbH, Altdorf
  • Roland Fitterer, proprietor, EDEKA Fitterer, Baden-Baden;
    Vice-president, Karlsruhe Chamber of Industry and Commerce
  • Christof Florus, Mayor of Gaggenau
  • Roland Foos, CEO, Profi-Foos GmbH, Bruchsal
  • Burkhard Freyberg,  Authorised Representative, SWR Media Services GmbH, Baden-Baden
  • Christine Groß-Herick, Manager, Landau Employment Agency
  • Michael Gutjahr, Head of Baden/Franken Regional Centres, EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, Ettlingen
  • Prof. Gerd Hager, Director, Regional Planning Association Middle Upper Rhine
  • Heinz Hanen, CEO, evohaus GmbH, Karlsruhe
  • Prof. Holger Hanselka, President, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • Walter Heiler, MdL, Mayor of Waghäusel
  • Prof. Christoph Heinzelmann, Head of the Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute (BAW), Karlsruhe
  • Prof. Horst Hippler, President, Rectors’ Conference
  • Dr Friedrich Georg Hoepfner, COB, Hoepfner-Stiftung, Karlsruhe
  • Prof. Hartmut Höll, Rector, Karlsruhe State University of Music
  • Dr Sascha Hofmann, CEO, FTSK University of Mainz, Germersheim
  • Johann Holten, Director, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden
  • Matthias Hornberger, MOB, Atevia AG, Karlsruhe; COB, CyberForum e.V., Karlsruhe
  • Robert W. Huber, CEO, AESYS-RHW Intl. Ltd., Ettlingen; Commercial Attaché, Republic of Armenia; Chair, IHK Karlsruhe Foreign Trade Committee
  • Martin Hubschneider,  COB, CAS Software AG, Karlsruhe; Member of the Board of CyberForums e.V.
  • Johannes Jung,  Head of the Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg, Brussels
  • Dr Matthias Jurytko,  Head of Operations, Daimler AG, Gaggenau
  • Martin Keppler, CEO, Nordschwarzwald Chamber of Industry and Commerce
  • Prof. Eckart Köhne,  Director, Baden State Museum, Karlsruhe
  • Nicolette Kressl, MdB, President, Karlsruhe Regional Council
  • Dr Rudolf Kühner,  President, Karlsruhe Regional Council (ret’d); President, VWA Baden, Karlsruhe
  • Dr Jutta Lang, General Secretary, Leadership Academy of the State of Baden-Württemberg, Karlsruhe
  • Bernd Lanius, Authorised Representative and Head of Operations, Michelin Reifenwerke AG & Co. KG Karlsruhe
  • Gerd Lutz, CEO, Karlsruhe Chamber of Trades
  • Prof. Hans-Peter Mengele, CEO, Karlsruhe Chamber of Industry and Commerce
  • Dr Frank Mentrup, Mayor of Karlsruhe, Chair of the Supervisory Board of Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion GmbH
  • Margret Mergen, Mayor of Baden-Baden
  • Dr Tibor Müller, CEO, Chamber of Industry and Commerce for the Palatinate
  • Prof. Pia Müller-Tamm, Director, Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe
  • Michael Obermeier, Administrative Director, Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe
  • René Ohlmann,  shareholder and CEO, ADDI-DATA GmbH, Rheinmünster
  • Heinz Ohnmacht, COB of Badischer Gemeinde-Versicherungs-Verband (BGV) and Badische Allgemeine Versicherung AG, Karlsruhe; Senior Vice-president of the Karlsruhe Chamber of Industry and Commerce
  • Rainer Peter, CEO, Tensid-Chemie GmbH, Muggensturm
  • Cornelia Petzold-Schick, Mayor of Bruchsal
  • Christian Pitschmann, Studio Manager, SWR Studio Karlsruhe
  • Hans Jürgen Pütsch, Mayor of Rastatt
  • Hermann Rauch, CEO, Landmaschinenfabrik GmbH, Sinzheim
  • Marlène Rigler, Director, Centre Culturel Franco-Allemand, Karlsruhe
  • Prof. Klaus Peter Rippe, Rector, Karlsruhe University of Education
  • Armin Rupalla, CEO, RA Consulting AG, Bruchsal
  • Ralf Schairer, CEO, MiRO Oberrheinische Mineraloelwerke GmbH, Karlsruhe
  • Prof. Stephan Schenkel, Rector, Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University, Karlsruhe
  • Wolfgang Schlegel, Managing Director, Contargo Wörth-Karlsruhe GmbH, Wörth
  • Dr Christoph Schnaudigel, Chief Administrative Officer, Karlsruhe Administrative District; Chair, Regional Planning Association Middle Upper Rhine
  • Prof. Johann Schneider, President, Karlsruhe International University, Karlsruhe
  • Hubert Schnurr, Mayor of Bühl
  • Sebastian Schrempp, Mayor of Rheinstetten
  • Annette Schrittenloher, CEO, Schrittenloher GmbH, Herxheim
  • Dietmar Seefeldt, Chief Administrative Officer, Südliche Weinstrasse Administrative District
  • Johann Soder, CEO, SEW-EURODRIVE GmbH & Co. KG, Bruchsal
  • Peter Spuhler, General Manager, Badisches Staatstheater, Karlsruhe
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Peter Rippe, President, Max Rubner-Institut (MRI), Federal Research Institute of Nutrition and Food, Karlsruhe
  • Prof. Hartwig Steusloff, Authorised Advisor to Management, Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation (IOSB)
  • Ralph Suikat, CEO, 4L Vision GmbH, Karlsruhe
  • Burkhard Thost, THOST Projektmanagement für Bauten und Anlagen GmbH, Pforzheim; President, Nordschwarzwald Chamber of Industry and Commerce
  • Prof. Reinhold Töpfer, Director, Julius Kühn Institute – Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Siebeldingen
  • Henry Uhring, Management Consultant, Hindisheim
  • Dr Erwin Vetter, Minister (ret’d), Ettlingen
  • Marc Watgen, Director, Landau Service Centre, IHK for the Palatinate
  • Prof. Marion A. Weissenberger-Eibl, Head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI), Karlsruhe
  • Jan Wiesenberger, MOB, Forschungszentrum Informatik, Karlsruhe
  • Britta Wirtz, CEO, Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress-GmbH
  • Joachim Wohlfeil, Proprietor, Wohlfeil Blechnerei- und Installateur GmbH, Rheinstetten; President, Karlsruhe Chamber of Trades
  • Martin Wolff, Mayor of Bretten
  • Ingo Zenkner, COB, Karlsruhe Employment Agency