forumWHU is a students’ initiative at the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. Students organize an annual congress, targeting the central topic „economy in responsibility“. In this framework is a lot of space for lively discussions and exchange.

forumWHU brings every year more than 200 students from renowned universities from Germany and Europe together with the decision makers from economy and politics, so that they can discuss about current issues between society, economy and politics.

Topic 2018

"Profit at any price? Does today's greediness cost us the opportunities of tomorrow? "- this is the topic of this year's forumWHU conference. To shed light on this, we focus on the aspects of "leaving traces - what will our generation stand for?" and "disempowerment of politics - are companies governing the world?".


The congress addresses to highly motivated students from different fields. Whether social sciences, law or physics - the different educational background of our participants is the basis for stimulating and complex conversations. We offer all participating students a forum to deal with current and future events and challenges.


The speaker of forumWHU come from all parts of society. This wide range of personalities opens the students different perspectives. From business leaders over politicians to authors or artists: During speeches, discussions and dialogues the speakers discuss current issues.

Speakers in recent years were for example:

Andrea Nahles
Erich Sixt
Dr. Thilo Sarrazin
Ranga Yogeshwar

forumWHU in keywords:

  • Two days
  • Exciting speeches
  • Lively discussions
  • Workshops
  • Exclusive dinner
  • Wine tasting
  • Networking

This year's congress

This year's congress will take place at the 15th until 17th of November.

To participate and for more information visit us at: