Financing European Business
Where Does the Future of Corporate and Institutional Funding lie?

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Can Financial Systems Save the Real Economy?

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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
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
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
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 2020

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

Big Banks, Low Margins – What is the Future of Banking?

The finance sector is being immensely influenced by numerous upheavals and recent developments which offer new opportunities for creating value, but also new risks. As part of the Campus for Finance ­– WHU New Year’s Conference 2020, we want to give you a quick tour of the financial world, the impacts of digitalisation, change in labor market, the unforeseeable future of globalisation and implications that lie ahead.

Some of Last Year's Speakers
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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 participation guaranteed

Free catering, including Gala Dinner

Free accommodation 

Networking opportunities


Ph.D. candidates, assistant professors and research assistants

Access to all speeches

Exclusive academic workshops

Free catering, including Gala Dinner

Free accommodation

Networking opportunities

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The WHU New Year's Conference takes place on the campus of WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management and at the Town Hall in Vallendar.

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of management, Vallendar