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Can Financial Systems Save the Real Economy?

This Year's Program

speeches

networking

workshops

Career Fair

Interviews

Gala dinner

Panels

party

participation

A unique conference requires unique participants. Highly acclaimed partners and speakers add the exceptional edge that defines the Campus for Finance. We offer two distinct programs that are designed to fit your needs and expectations:

The Student Program

The Student Program offers an enriching conference experience for students interested in the finance and consulting world. Every year, we welcome over 350 students from all around the globe offering exciting academic content, as well as vivid networking opportunities. During our panel discussions and workshops we will shine a light on different aspects of this year's topic "Global Shocks – Can Financial Systems Save the Real Economy?". Make sure to meet corporate representatives from world-leading institutions at our Career Fair and Networking Dinners. Benefit from the inspiring atmosphere on the campus of the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management and get in touch with other participants of the WHU New Year's Conference 2021.

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
Choose from more than 8 speeches and two panel discussions. Check out our speakers here.
Mesmerizing speeches
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
Participation fee:
75€
80€
90€
Sep 10
Oct 14
Nov 15
Dec 10

combined ticket

Apply for both the WHU Private Equity Conference and the WHU New Year's Conference and get a 30% discount, resulting in a total price of 115€. If you are only admitted to one conference, the discount still applies to the respective ticket.

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Travel Cost Stipend

We would like to give all of our student participants the opportunity to attend the conference. Therefore, we support you with our Travel Cost Stipends. With the Travel Cost Stipend you can cover part of your travel expenses. This year, for the first time ever, we are glad to offer 5 of our travel scholarships in cooperation with our partner, FlixBus. Make sure to apply for the Travel Stipend during the application process. 

Campus for Finance MiF Scholarship

The Campus for Finance MiF Scholarship is a unique opportunity for participants of the Campus for Finance - WHU New Year's Conference who are also interested in studying in the Master in Finance (MiF) program at WHU. In cooperation with WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, we are proud to offer the Campus for Finance MiF Scholarship. The Campus for Finance MiF Scholarship will be offered to one outstanding participant of the WHU New Year's Conference and it encompasses a monetary value equal to one semester's tuition fee in the Master in Finance (MiF) program (6,000€). More information

In case you have any questions regarding the Students Program, please do not hesitate to contact me:
Sebastian Cramer
Participants Relations
Team WHU New Year´s Conference 2021
+49 (0)171 356 9594
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last year's Event Schedule

You can find last year's schedule for the Student Program of the Campus for Finance – WHU New Year’s Conference 2020 down below. 

Wednesday, 15.01.2020
07:30
Breakfast
Check In
09:00
Opening Note
09:15
Lutz Diederichs
CEO
BNP Paribas Germany
10:00
Philip Stein
Managing Director
Raymond James
11:00
Industry Panel "Slowing Industrial Growth - How Will Financial Management Adapt to Economic Uncertainty?"
12:45
Markus Gunter
CEO
N26 Bank
13:30
Lunch
15:00
Sebastian Thoben
Partner
Bain & Company
16:00
Dr. Stephan Leithner
Member of the Executive Board
Deutsche Börse AG
16:30
Career Fair

20:00
Gala Dinner
Vaulted Cellar
22:30
Gala Dinner
Chapel
Thursday, 16.01.2020
07:30
Wake–up call
08:00
Breakfast
10:00
Fintech Panel "Tackling low Margins -Are Fintechs
the Only Solution?"






11:30
Prof. Anthony Saunders
Professor for Finance
New York University Stern Business School
12:15
Frank Witt
Managing Director
PIMCO
13:00
Lunch
15:00
Workshop Students
18:15
Thomas Schnarr
Head of Financial services (DE/AT)
Oliver Wyman
19:00
Closing Note
20:00
Networking Dinner
11:45

The Academic Program

The Academic Program of the Campus for Finance – WHU New Year's Conference is designed to offer you – the academic participants – a conference experience specifically tailored to your interests. Professors, assistant professors, PhD students, and research assistants will have the opportunity to listen to renowned speakers and meet outstanding personalities from the corporate, as well as the academic world.

Meet renowned professors from the world’s best universities and participate in their exclusive academic workshops, in which they provide valuable insights into their latest research.

Moreover, the program includes interesting networking opportunities with other participants – as well as our partners – and will be concluded with an atmospheric Gala Dinner. Experience this year's conference topic "Global Shocks – Can Financial Systems Save the Real Economy?" from an academic point of view during this intellectually inspiring, challenging, and interactive program!

We offer special academic workshops where participants will gain first-hand experience and learn breakthrough theories from top professors. For more, see the academic schedule below.
Exclusive academic workshops
Apply for a meet & greet session – you will have the unique opportunity to talk to a world-class professor in person and ask them your questions.
Meet & Greet
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
We are once again honored and delighted to welcome leading academic researchers and Nobel laureates to the WHU New Year’s Conference 2021.
Renowned academic speakers
Participation fee: 150€


Participation Fee: 120€

Includes: comfortable shuttle service, exclusive academic workshop, Gala Dinner, preferred access to all speeches, exciting career fair, free accommodation & catering

Sebastian Cramer
Participants Relations
Team WHU New Year´s Conference 2021
+49 (0)171 356 9594
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last year´s Event Schedule

Please find last year's schedule for the Academic Program of the Campus for Finance – WHU New Year’s Conference 2020 as an orientation below.

Wednesday, 15.01.2020
07:30
Breakfast
Check In
09:00
Opening Note
09:15
Lutz Diederichs
CEO
BNP Paribas Germany
10:00
Philip Stein
Managing Director
Raymond James
11:00
Industry Panel "Slowing Industrial Growth - How Will Financial Management Adapt to Economic Uncertainty?"
12:45
Markus Gunter
CEO
N26 Bank
13:30
Lunch
15:00
Sebastian Thoben
Partner
Bain & Company
16:00
Dr. Stephan Leithner
Member of the Executive Board
Deutsche Börse AG
16:30
Career Fair

20:00
Gala Dinner
Vaulted Cellar
22:30
Gala Dinner
Chapel
Thursday, 16.01.2020
07:30
Wake–up call
08:00
Breakfast
10:00
Fintech Panel "Tackling low Margins -Are Fintechs
the Only Solution?"






11:30
Prof. Anthony Saunders
Professor for Finance
New York University Stern Business School
12:15
Frank Witt
Managing Director
PIMCO
13:00
Lunch
15:00
Workshop Students
18:15
Thomas Schnarr
Head of Financial services (DE/AT)
Oliver Wyman
19:00
Closing Note
20:00
Networking Dinner
11:45
Wednesday, 18.01.2017
07:00
Transfer from Guest Houses to the Rhein-Mosel Halle
07:30
Breakfast
RMH Koblenz
08:45
Welcome Note
09:45
Break
10:45
Break
11:00
Panel Discussion
Großer Saal, RMH Koblenz
12:00
Break
13:00
Lunch
Atrium, RMH Koblenz
14:45
Break
15:45
Exclusive Academic Workshop
Tagungszentrum 1, RMH Koblenz
17:15
Break
17:30
Exclusive Academic Workshop hosted by Prof. Finn Kydland
Tagungszentrum 1, RMH Koblenz
19:15
Q&A with Prof. Finn E. Kydland
19:30
Transfer to the WHU Campus
20:00
Gala Dinner
Vaulted Cellar, WHU Vallendar
Thursday, 19.01.2017
07:00
Transfer from Guest Houses to the Rhein-Mosel Halle
08:00
Breakfast
RMH Koblenz
09:15
Break
09:30
Exclusive Academic Workshop hosted by Prof. Thorsten Hens
Tagungszentrum 1, RMH Koblenz
11:00
Career Fair
Atrium, RMH Koblenz
11:30
Break
12:45
Lunch
RMH Koblenz
18:45
Break
19:00
Closing Note
19:15
Transfer to the WHU Campus
20:00
Gala Dinner
Vaulted Cellar, WHU Vallendar
23:00
Closing Event
Agostea Club, Koblenz

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WHU New Year's Conference 
January 17 & 18, 2018

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Students

Current undergraduate and graduate students

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Free Catering incl. Gala Dinner

Free Accommodation 

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First full-time position, experienced executives, and MBA students

Access to all Speeches

Inspirational Talk

Free Catering incl. Gala Dinner

Networking Opportunities

Corporate Workshops

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Academics

PhD candidates, assistant professors and research assistants

Access to all Speeches

Exclusive Academic Workshops

Free Catering incl. Gala Dinner

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Networking Opportunities

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