WHU Private Equity
Conference 2016

Save The Date:
MARCH 22 & 23, 2018


WElcome to the WHU private equity conference
SAVE THE DATE: March 22 & 23, 2018

this year's topic

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

In today’s economy, with interest rates at all-time lows and central banks exploring unseen measures to fuel economic expansion, an increasing number of companies face notably less growth compared to pre-crisis levels. Mature markets seem to be saturated and the slowdown of the Chinese and other emerging economies paint a murky outlook for years to come. Traditional investments consequently present investors with limited opportunities for alpha paired with higher risk, fueling investments in alternative assets including Private Equity, Venture Capital, and Real Estate, thereby causing yields to narrow across all asset classes.

On the flipside, innovative start-ups such as Uber, Airbnb, and Transferwise are disrupting proven business models and are capturing markets that were formerly inaccessible or left unidentified by incumbents. Moreover, Autonomous Driving and other up-and-coming technological innovations are poised to provide for major market and growth opportunities but it yet remains unclear, who will be the first to tap into these markets and gain foothold as the dominant player. For Alternative Investors, these business models could postulate substantial opportunities but how does one differentiate the next Uber from a billion Euro write-off?

The speakers of our upcoming conference:
All OuR Speakers


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?

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Workshop participation

Free accommodation and travel scholarships available

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

Special Professional workshops

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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 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.

All OuR Partners


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.