The first SHIFT attracted over 1000 participants in Turku Castle. 

In the early summer 2016, Turku Castle and its surroundings were bursting with businesses of every size that came together to be inspired and to meet like-minded people.

We received great feedback, but want to succeed even better. We want to be surprising and courageous, but one thing that will stay same is the location, Turku Castle.

Being a startup itself, SHIFT aims at growth. In its second year, the event already employed four people: Alexander Törnroth as CEO, Heidi Vainio-Pekka as Creative Director, Sini Toivonen as Head of Sales and Mari Männistö as Head of Marketing and Communications.

SHIFT could not come about without the community, the volunteers. Over a hundred volunteers were the core power in making the first SHIFT happen. We couldn’t do without them this time either.

Next year, the goal is not only to double the number of participants, but also to organize an even more influential and international business event. An event that also supports the local economy and offers local businesses a platform for going global. We keep developing our unique networking concept that enables even surprising and unexpected business opportunities.

Instead of passive listening, we believe that by active participation participants get more out of the event. Next year, the aim is to be even more engaging. Every single participant and partner is valuable in co-creating a successful event. You are the shift.

See you at SHIFT 2018 – be a part of the movement!