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Join the biggest student-organized finance conference in Europe

Uniting the World of Finance


Each year selected students of WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management organize two international finance conferences: The “WHU New Year’s Conference” and the “WHU Private Equity Conference”. With the slogan “Uniting the World of Finance” we foster this knowledge under the umbrella association Campus for Finance.


Listen to high profile speakers, both from the corporate and academic spheres. Profit from professional, as well as personal insights through panel discussions, keynote speeches and one-on-one entrepreneurial talks. Leave enriched, wanting more.

Panel discussions

Listen to more than 15 speeches and panel discussions held by high-ranking corporate and renowned academic speakers from around the world (including Nobel Laureates and several CEOs and CFOs).


We offer several workshops organized by a variety of our partners. These workshops cover a handful of currently debated topics in the financial world. Get to know other participants and impress our sponsors with your knowledge!

our conferences

WHU New Year’s Conference

Innovation in Finance –
Shaping Tomorrow's Business Models

Save the date:
January 18 & 19, 2017

The WHU New Year's Conference is an international finance conference that engages students, academics, corporate representatives and politicians in the discussion of contemporary economic topics.
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WHU Private Equity Conference

Performance Differentiation Through
Operational Value Creation
Replacing Capital Markets Through
Private Growth Investors?!

March 31 & April 1, 2016

The WHU Private Equity Conference brings together students, academics, corporate representatives and politicians to create a unique platform for discussing current topics in the private equity sector.
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Selection of our finest speakers

what others say

“Thank you for inviting me to participate at this great conference. Impressive organisation and highly talented students. I imagine to see and hear a lot about many of you in the future”
Giovanna Maag, Director, 3i
“A pleasure to participate in this event. Very inspiring to be able to share my experiences with such a group of highly talented students. Best of luck in the future!”
Frederik Atting, Partner, EQT
“It was an impressive event and I enjoyed the interaction with the students tremendously. Any time again!”
Hans-Jürgen Schmitz, Managing Partner, Mangrove Capital Partners