Global Shocks – Can Financial
Systems save the real economy?


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WHU New Year‘s Conference 2021 Took place in a revolutionary online conference format

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Our previous workshop hosts include:

ACXIT Capital Partners, Bain & Company, Barclays Berenberg, The Boston Consulting Group, HSBC,
Oliver Wyman, Rothschild & Co, Waterland
Valuable and insightful workshops
Meet corporate representatives and high-class speakers at the Career Fair and our Networking Dinner. Benefit from recruiting opportunities during Interviews with corporate representatives.

Excellent networking opportunities
Some of our corporate partners will select student participants for interviews, which will be conducted at the conference. This personal environment allows them to get to know you and vice-versa.

Last year's interview hosts include:

Accenture, Andersch, BNP Paribas, CVA, ING

On-campus interviews
Choose from more than eight speeches and two panel discussions. Check out our speakers here.
Mesmerizing speeches

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Our conference is supported by established corporations that are at the forefront of their respective industries. At the WHU New Year’s Conference, you will have the opportunity to interact with our sponsors in a personal environment. Don't miss your chance to get in touch with representatives in order to secure a job offer, internship or merely enjoy an inspiring conversation.

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WHU New Year's Conference 2021

Omnipresent Uncertainty in the New Normal - How to Navigate Between Risk and Opportunity

The financial industry became the most rapidly changing industry exposed to high levels of volatility in terms of its results and reputation. Innovations are being launched at a pace that other parts of the economy can only dream of. All this develops in today’s environment characterized by immense challenges from the monetary policy, the regulatory and the technological side.

The meaning of the term "financial innovation" has changed several times over the past years. At the very beginning it was associated with keywords such as the debit card, the ATM, and online banking. Read more...

Campus for Finance – WHU New Year's Conference Trailer


The COVID-19 outbreak reminded us of the fragility of our economies and political systems. An external shock, leading to an economic decline, with interest rates already at an all-time low. Contrary to the last global recession, banks are not the epicenter. In fact, the financial service industry could become a facilitator for a global economic recovery through its unique position. Consequently, we ask: can financial firms provide innovative services to overcome the growing inequality and give a new impulse to the global economy? Discover the insights of the leading minds in the finance world at the WHU New Year's Conference 2021! Find out which speakers await you.

A Selection of Speakers from the Last Conference
Our speakers for WHU New year's conference 2021

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A unique conference requires unique participants. Highly regarded sponsors and speakers alike add the exceptional edge that defines Campus for Finance. We offer three distinct programs that are designed to fit your needs and expectations: the Student Program and the Academic Program. Click here to find out more about which program is right for you.


Current undergraduate, graduate, and MBA students

Access to all speeches

Workshop possibilities

Free catering, including Gala Dinner

Free accommodation 

Networking opportunities

Ticket price: 40€


Ph.D. candidates, assistant professors, and research assistants

Access to all speeches

Exclusive academic workshops

Free catering, including Gala Dinner

Free accommodation

Networking opportunities

Ticket price: 50€

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