WHU Private Equity
Conference 2016

Save The Date:
MARCH 21 & 22, 2019


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SAVE THE DATE: March 22 & 22, 2019

Last year's topic

Falling Apart or Growing Together –
Is Crisis-Shattered Europe Still Worth the Investment?

Over the last decade, Europe has become known to the world as the perpetually challenged continent. Be it Brexit, the refugee movement, or several sovereign debt crises – Public frustration and overall uncertainty have steadily increased. These incidents have revealed the fundamental structural weaknesses of the concept that constitutes the European idea. Shining across the oceanthe United States seems to be a better haven for investments due to a less restricted economy and a predominant entrepreneurial culture. However, all that glitters is not gold. Even though investment possibilities seem to dry up in Europe, they do as well in North America 

and in fact, over the last years, PE investments in Europe have performed just as well as the ones in the US or even outperformed them. Nevertheless, there are many factors to be considered. The healthcare and technology industries have seemed to withdraw themselves from the past crises, while other industries have suffered severely even with strong governmental interventions. Besides, geographical factors play a vital role in the investment decision. With value and supply chains spread over the whole continent and further, any due diligence must not neglect the country's risk profile and no less the possibility of Europe breaking apart.

The speakers of our conference:
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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 to your needs and expectations: the Student Program, the Professional Program and the Academic Program. Click here to find out more about which program is right for you.


Are you currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate university program?

Access to all speeches

Workshop participation

Free accommodation and travel scholarships available



Have you just started your first full-time position or are you already an experienced executive?

WHU Executive Education Workshop

Access to the exclusive Networking Evening Lounge

Premium full-service package


Our Program


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.


Listen to more than 15 speeches and panel discussions held by high-ranking corporate and renowned academic speakers from around the world.


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

Career Fair

Our sponsors want to get to know you during our Career Fair. Bring along your CV and be prepared to discuss internship or full-time opportunities. They are looking for candidates just like you!


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.

Gala Dinner

You can expect a fantastic Gala Dinner as well as an extensive evening program. We will provide you with all you need to further get to know the other participants in a casual, interpersonal environment.


What better way would there be than to end the conference with a party? Get to know other participants in a personal environment and celebrate a successful conference.


Meet more than 300 selected international students from leading universities from around the world and discuss current financial and economic issues while enlarging your professional and personal network.

supported This year by

Our conference is supported by established corporations that are at the forefront of their respective industries. At the WHU Private Equity 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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The WHU Private Equity Conference regularly takes place on the campus of the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar, Germany.

WHU - Otto Beisheim School of management, Vallendar

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management is an internationally-oriented and privately-financed business school. In 2014, the University celebrated its 30th birthday. It is now one of the most renowned German Business Schools with a high international reputation.