Rhine-Neckar Welcome Club

In 2013 Margarete Suckale, then Member of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE, initiated with several companies throughout the Rhine-Neckar region (see below) the „Rhine-Neckar Welcome Club“. The club’s major goal is to welcome the companies’ international employees and offer them a network of other impats and Germans, who have a high interest in other cultures. 
Margarete Suckale and today’s club sponsor Michael Heinz, also Member of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE, both know from personal experience, how challenging living abroad can be - not only for the employees themselves, but especially for their families.
So building up a network of friends quickly, helps those newcomers to connect with the region and feel at home. 
The club organizes on a regular basis events and activities, which are a great and relaxed way to socialize with others. They are open to employees of our supporting companies, and their spouses and families. 
Twice a year our member companies host events at their locations to present their businesses and products to our guests. Our yearly Family BBQs and other regular outings, like dining groups, hiking tours, etc, are an easy way to get familiar with the region. 
The activities and events are organized by members of the core team – the organizational team of the Rhine-Neckar Welcome Club. Most of them know from own experience, how difficult the start in a foreign country can be – so they give their best to support newcomers finding their way around. 
For our member companies the club is an additional way to support their international employees to feel welcome and help them to integrate more easily in the Metropolitan region.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. 
We are proud to support the Rhine-Neckar Welcome Club: