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Events - Networking and making connections

Making contacts, getting to know cultures and arriving in the region - the Welcome Center at TRK offers international professionals numerous events to help them make connections - both professionally and privately. Find out more about the networking opportunities and our events.

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HR Business Breakfast "Fit for Internationals" International specialists find & retain

Thursday, 07.03.2023 | 9 - 10.30 a.m., Technology Park Karlsruhe Conference room "New York" 3rd floor, Albert-Nestler-Str. 15, 76131 Karlsruhe

Are you interested in international specialists or is your team already international?

Together with BARMER, we cordially invite you to an HR business breakfast "Fit for Internationals" at the KarlsruheTechnology Park .

Target group

Managing directors, HR managers, interested parties from companies in the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion.

Please register at: [email protected]

"Information flyer HR Business Breakfast 07.03.2024"

Dual Career Workshop - an offer especially for partners of your international employees

Friday, 15.03.2024, 9-13 h - Vulcan Energie Ressourcen GmbH, Pforzheimer Str. 29, 76227 Karlsruhe

Target group: Partners of international employees

Language: English 

If you not only want to attract international specialists, but also retain them in the long term, it is a good idea to consider the career prospects for the accompanying partner.

Our workshop offer is aimed at partners of international skilled workers who would like to develop and realize their own career prospects in the region. We provide information about the regional job market and explain the special features that need to be considered when applying for a job in Germany. The development of application strategies, exchange of experience, networking and advice make the offer an ideal starting point for a successful start in the TKR.

For this workshop we were able to win Meike von Platen-Holzapfel, an experienced dual career specialist. Meike von Platen-Holzapfel is HR Manager at BASF SE, Career Coach (ICF certified) and intercultural trainer. Responsible for the welcoming culture at BASF's headquarters for many years, she has played a key role in enabling numerous partners of international specialists and managers to successfully continue their own professional careers in Germany.

There will be no costs for you as a company or for the participants.

Please register at: [email protected]

Dual Career Workshop - Invitation 15.03.2024

International Come Together

Networking, meeting new people and making connections - the International Come Together is a place for encounters. Especially in the early days, it is important to make contacts - both professionally and privately. The Welcome Center TechnologieRegion Karlsruhe invites international professionals and students as well as interested parties from the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion (TRK) to the meetings.

Further offers for socializing

In addition to the International Come Together, we and our partner network in the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion (TRK) offer you further events.

IBZ Karlsruhe

The Internationale Begegnungszentrum Karlsruhe e.V. (ibz) offers a wide-ranging cultural program and is characterized by a variety of integration-promoting offers and projects. The ibz was founded in 1995 following a decision by the Karlsruhe City Council to actively combat xenophobia and right-wing extremism.

Through information events and cross-cultural encounters, the ibz actively contributes to the reduction of prejudices and a better understanding between Karlsruhe residents from all over the world.

  • Our aim is to experience cultural diversity as an enrichment. We want to emphasize not only the differences, but also the similarities between cultures - the unifying values and the common interest in peaceful and respectful coexistence in Karlsruhe.
  • Eleven associations work with us on our premises in different ways. Our services aim to promote interest in and understanding of different cultures and religions through information events and projects and to convey culturally sensitive attitudes.

We want to help people who are new to Karlsruhe to find their way around more quickly and soon find a home here.

AniKA - Arriving in Karlsruhe

The alliance AniKA - Arriving in Karlsruhe offers initial information and initial orientation from a single source on this exchange platform. It aims to help you feel welcome in Karlsruhe through advice, networking and support. The calendar of events shows offers for internationals in the region, here is a selection:

  • The weekly Welcome Café, every Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. in Café Globus at the ibz. The Welcome Café not only offers a place for networking, information and encounters, but also establishes personal contacts. In addition, integration guides are on hand to offer help and advice and accompany you to authorities and offices.
  • The Info exchange is used for the bundled dissemination of information. It takes place twice a year. There you will find various players with their respective offers and information such as
    • Job center
    • School authority
    • Office for Integration
    • Migration counseling
    • Migrant associations

Language training

SprechPunkt is a free service for practicing the German language. Groups are formed according to language level and accompanied by volunteer facilitators. The evenings take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 18:30 to 20:00. Registration is not required.

The "Freunde für Fremde" association at the ibz offers language courses for refugees and asylum seekers. They learn German in small groups under the guidance of volunteers. 

Further topics
Learn German
Would you like to learn German or improve your German? The Federal Government supports the integration and qualification of immigrants with financially subsidized courses.
International Come Together
Welcome to the "International Come Together", the network meeting for international professionals, students and interested parties in the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion (TRK). Take advantage of this ideal opportunity to make valuable contacts!
The Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion (TRK) benefits from its central location in Europe and excellent transport connections. By road, rail, water and air, the routes lead in all directions and to the major cities.
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