Who we are

Who we are

We are individuals, companies and organizations, or elected representatives who have come together to help shape the future of our region. We are committed to promoting positive development in the West Palatinate region.

The ZukunftsRegion Westpfalz [FutureRegion West Palatinate] Association was founded in 2012 to combine strengths already present in the region and implement projects together.
Our top aim: improving the future sustainability of the region!

Over 300 members from business, academia, politics and civil society create a wide range of support in the region. We have gained trans-regional support through our steadily increasing number of members, well-networked supporters and numerous activities. The state of Rhineland-Palatinate and external partners, like the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region, support us in our work and are represented on our board, which advises and supports the organisation.

A region with a future

  • »West Palatinate has a future of success ahead. Because with its location in the very heart of Europe and thanks to successful conversion policy it is already a highly attractive location for businesses and scientists – high-tech in the middle of the countryside.«

    Dr. Klaus Weichel
    1. Vice Chairman of the Executive Board ZukunftsRegion Westpfalz and
    Senior Mayor City of Kaiserslautern

  • »The association ZukunftsRegion Westpfalz establishes a network where companies and people from our region are able to get together. With diverse ideas, concepts and projects we like to strengthen our home and therefore to make the region even more attractive to live in.«

    Kai Landes
    Treasurer of the Executive Board ZukunftsRegion Westpfalz and Executive Board Kreissparkasse Kaiserslautern

  • »The association ZukunftsRegion Westpfalz is important because it bundles different interests of the region professionally and allows the creation of important development processes.«

    Sandra Heckenberger
    2. Vice Chairwoman of the Executive Board ZukunftsRegion Westpfalz and CEO entra Regionalentwicklung GmbH

  • »West Palatinate has a future of success ahead. In almost no other German region the compression of innovation and nature has been achieved that well.«

    Dr. Bernhard Matheis
    Executive Board ZukunftsRegion Westpfalz and Senior Mayor City of Pirmasens

  • »I am committed to the West Palatinate because of the uniqueness of affordable quality of life, short distances and the central south-west location in Germany in the middle of Europe. This location offers a wide spectrum and a perfect combination of professional and private opportunities.«

    Dr.-Ing. Thomas Knieriemen
    Executive Board ZukunftsRegion Westpfalz and Managing Partner F.K. Horn

  • »The association ZukunftsRegion Westpfalz is important because it brings regional economy, science, politics and culture into an intense dialogue and due that to an output of new insights and innovative approaches for solutions to create our future.«

    Dr. Knut Göke
    Executive Board ZukunftsRegion Westpfalz and Head of Product Managing & Marketing Kömmerling Chemische Fabrik GmbH

  • »You do have the opportunity to create within the ZukunftsRegion Westpfalz. My heart is attached to this region.«

    Dr. Jürgen Adam
    Chairman of the Executive Board ZukunftsRegion Westpfalz and Managing Director Borg Warner Esslingen GmbH

  • »Strong together! We want to network the region, politics, business, academics and people together. I am committed to ensuring a good future for the West Palatinate, too!«

    Dr. Hans-Günther Clev
    General Manager ZukunftsRegion Westpfalz Association

  • »The ZukunftsRegion Westpfalz association is the right partner for joint ventures with the neighbouring regions. In the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region, we support such efforts, which is why I am personally involved.«

    Albrecht Hornbach
    Chairman of the Board Zukunft Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar and president IHK Pfalz (Chamber of Industry and Commerce Palatinate]

  • »Our advantages: excellent infrastructure and numerous partners. We are well networked in the West Palatinate. The exchange between science and industry works well because of the numerous research institutes and universities in the region.«

    Dr. Gerhard F. Braun
    Chairman of the Board of Trustees ZukunftsRegion Westpfalz and president Landesvereinigung der Unternehmerverbände Rheinland-Pfalz [State Association of Business Associations Rhineland-Palatinate]

Eine Region mit Zukunft

»West Palatinate has a future of success ahead. Because with its location in the very heart of Europe and thanks to successful conversion policy it is already a highly attractive location for businesses and scientists – high-tech in the middle of the countryside.«

Dr. Klaus Weichel
1. Vice Chairman of the Executive Board ZukunftsRegion Westpfalz and
Senior Mayor City of Kaiserslautern

»The association ZukunftsRegion Westpfalz establishes a network where companies and people from our region are able to get together. With diverse ideas, concepts and projects we like to strengthen our home and therefore to make the region even more attractive to live in.«

Kai Landes
Treasurer of the Executive Board ZukunftsRegion Westpfalz and Executive Board Kreissparkasse Kaiserslautern

»The association ZukunftsRegion Westpfalz is important because it bundles different interests of the region professionally and allows the creation of important development processes.«

Sandra Heckenberger
2. Vice Chairwoman of the Executive Board ZukunftsRegion Westpfalz and CEO entra Regionalentwicklung GmbH

»West Palatinate has a future of success ahead. In almost no other German region the compression of innovation and nature has been achieved that well.«

Dr. Bernhard Matheis
Executive Board ZukunftsRegion Westpfalz and Senior Mayor City of Pirmasens

»I am committed to the West Palatinate because of the uniqueness of affordable quality of life, short distances and the central south-west location in Germany in the middle of Europe. This location offers a wide spectrum and a perfect combination of professional and private opportunities.«

Dr.-Ing. Thomas Knieriemen
Executive Board ZukunftsRegion Westpfalz and Managing Partner F.K. Horn

»The association ZukunftsRegion Westpfalz is important because it brings regional economy, science, politics and culture into an intense dialogue and due that to an output of new insights and innovative approaches for solutions to create our future.«

Dr. Knut Göke
Executive Board ZukunftsRegion Westpfalz and Head of Product Managing & Marketing Kömmerling Chemische Fabrik GmbH

»You do have the opportunity to create within the ZukunftsRegion Westpfalz. My heart is attached to this region.«

Dr. Jürgen Adam
Chairman of the Executive Board ZukunftsRegion Westpfalz and Managing Director Borg Warner Esslingen GmbH

»Strong together! We want to network the region, politics, business, academics and people together. I am committed to ensuring a good future for the West Palatinate, too!«

Dr. Hans-Günther Clev
General Manager ZukunftsRegion Westpfalz Association

»The ZukunftsRegion Westpfalz association is the right partner for joint ventures with the neighbouring regions. In the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region, we support such efforts, which is why I am personally involved.«

Albrecht Hornbach
Chairman of the Board Zukunft Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar and president IHK Pfalz (Chamber of Industry and Commerce Palatinate]

»Our advantages: excellent infrastructure and numerous partners. We are well networked in the West Palatinate. The exchange between science and industry works well because of the numerous research institutes and universities in the region.«

Dr. Gerhard F. Braun
Chairman of the Board of Trustees ZukunftsRegion Westpfalz and president Landesvereinigung der Unternehmerverbände Rheinland-Pfalz [State Association of Business Associations Rhineland-Palatinate]