Innovation Retreat – immerse yourself in SHIFT

Innovation Retreat – immerse yourself in SHIFT


Dive deep into SHIFT Business Festival 2022 atmosphere and spend your night in the heart of the festival venue Hotel Kakola! Innovation Retreat, a concept launched for the first time for last year’s SHIFT, is back again even bigger and better. Innovation Retreat offers an exclusive experience for those who want to make the most of SHIFT and stay in the middle of the action throughout the whole two-day festival.

Together with Hotel Kakola, we offer SHIFT visitors exclusively the chance to book rooms at the very heart of the festival. In addition to a one-of-a-kind hotel experience in the former prison of Kakola, we have also prepared a special program for the Innovation Retreat attendees: futurist, speaker, and author, professor of future studies Markku Wilenius will join the retreat to hold an Ask Me Anything morning session about the future of innovation!

SHIFT 2022 is all about RECONNECTing. Innovation Retreat offers you a special program, inspirational conversations with fellow retreaters, and a good-night sleep in the center of the event. Immerse yourself in networking and strengthening connections with other innovation-seekers and experience a business festival like never before. Because we at SHIFT believe that doing business (and festivals) as usual is not good enough.

Why attend Innovation Retreat?

  • You are in the center of the action; the festival takes over Hotel Kakola for two days, and those who are staying at the hotel will immerse themselves in the festival’s atmosphere around the clock.
  • You can continue networking and conversations with like-minded festival colleagues after the official festival program.
  • A special program just for those staying in the Hotel Kakola; Morning meet up with Markku Wilenius, professor of future studies from the University of Turku. Ask anything you have always wanted to know about the future and innovation. 

How to attend?

  • Mark 24th25th of August on your calendar. It’s time to RECONNECT at SHIFT Business Festival 2022!
  • Book your ticket to SHIFT at
  • Book your accommodation at Hotel Kakola, right in the heart of the festival venue, and be in the center of the action.
  • Start counting the days! SHIFT 2022 will be full of inspiring talks, new insights, and networks. 

More information and room prices: 

Psst. Be smart and get your SHIFT passes at a Smart Bird price with a 30% discount. Head to our tickets shop: The Smart Bird campaign is valid until the end of June.