WHU New Year's Conference January 18 & 19, 2017

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WHU NEW YEAR'S Conference

Welcome to Campus for Finance

Welcome to Campus for Finance! Each year the Campus for Finance e.V. association organizes two finance conferences: The “WHU New Year’s Conference” and the “WHU Private Equity Conference”. Both conferences are run by students of the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany`s leading business school. Renowned corporate and academic speakers present, discuss, and challenge their future plans for the financial industry. You can also take advantage of exclusive recruitment opportunities by impressing the sponsors with your professional and social abilities.

We are "Uniting the World of Finance" by jointly designing its future. See for yourself and apply to participate in these unique events!

"An extremely enjoyable and informative conference. It was a great opportunity to meet the students and faculty at WHU, plus friends of WHU worldwide. Thank you for inviting me. I sincerely hope to come again."
Prof. Stewart C. Myers, MIT Sloan School of Management
"In my view this has been the best conference that I have been to for a very, very long time. Fantastically organized, great audience, great speakers!"
Burkhard Varnholt, Member of the Board, Bank Julius Baer
"Highly motivating environment and a superb institution for learning!"
Prof. Paul Achleitner, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Deutsche Bank
"It's a very well-known conference with very distinguished and good speakers!"
Horst von Buttlar, Chief Editor, CAPITAL


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"Campus for Finance is how university should be - constant debate and education through the day with a pleasant social life in the evening. There's a slick transition between talks and debates with an insightful workshop and plenty of networking opportunities."
Joe Storey, University of Exeter, Campus for Finance participant
"Looking from my point of view as a first-year student, the WHU New Year´s Conference is a great event with fantastic speakers and outstanding networking opportunities. I can highly recommend it to everybody with an interest for finance and consulting, it is definitely worth a visit!"
Livia Hackemann, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Campus for Finance participant

our Speakers

Over the years we have been honoured to welcome renowned speakers from the financial sphere, academics and politics. You can click through a selection of former speakers below.

Prof. Paul Achleitner
Head of the Supervisory Board
Deutsche Bank
Prof. Robert J. Aumann
Nobel Prize Laureate
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Dorothee Blessing
Vice Chairman of Investment Banking EMEA
J.P. Morgan
Eric Cantor
Former U.S. House Majority Leader
Moelis & Company
Jamie Caruana
General Manager
Alexander Dibelius
CEO Germany/Austria/CEE
Goldman Sachs
Jürgen Fitschen
Co-Chairman of the Management Board
Deutsche Bank
Ulrich Grillo
Federation of the German Industry
Christian Lindner
Sir John Major
Former Prime Minister
United Kingdom
Prof. Eric S. Maskin
Nobel Prize Laureate
Harvard University
Prof. John F. Nash, Jr.
Nobel Prize Laureate
Princeton University
Sandra Navidi
Founder & CEO
Wolfgang Schäuble
Minister of Finance
Prof. Reinhard Selten
Nobel Prize Laureate
University of Bonn
Axel Weber
German Central Bank
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WHU New Year’s Conference

Innovation in Finance –
Shaping Tomorrow's Business Models

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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

Growth Driver of the New Normal? – 
Exploring the Impact of Alternative Investments on Innovation and Economic Growth

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March 30 & 31, 2017

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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