Hotel Kakola
Hotel Kakola, Kakolankatu 14, 20100 Turku, Finland

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Qwoted is a free expert network: we help reporters connect with experts & we help those same experts build relationships with top reporters.

Event Date Wed Aug 25 BST - Thu Aug 26 BST (about 2 months ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Wed Aug 25 3:00am - Thu Aug 26 12:00pm
Location Hotel Kakola
Kakolankatu 14, 20100 Turku, Finland
Region EMEA

SHIFT is built to bring change-oriented people and ideas together to network, learn, and get inspired.
SHIFT calls you to define what the future brings for your business, but also to redefine how your business can impact the future.

SHIFT Business Festival is the highlight of our year, and exactly what it says – a two-day sparkly and fun festival with insightful business content.

SHIFT speakers and partners are ready to co-create with you. We stimulate you to use your newly achieved knowledge and internalize it before you leave our festival grounds. Together with other festival attendees, you shape the future of business, and how business shapes the future.


2021 Speakers

Kim Väisänen
Startup Investor

Riku Seppälä
Founder & Partner ,

Charlotte Aschim
Ceo & Founder, Totalctrl

Pia Santavirta
Managing Director, Finnish Venture Capital Association

Bruce Schneier
Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School

Iida Miettinen
Ceo & Founder, Kamupak

Alf Rehn
Professor, University Of Southern Denmark

Anni Pohto
Artist, Northern Atlantis

Christine Bejerasco
Vice President, Tactical Defense Unit, F-secure

Elina Lappalainen
Journalist At Hs Visio, Helsingin Sanomat

Hedvig Kjellström
Principal Ai Scientist, Silo Ai

Henrietta Moon
Ceo & Co-founder, Carbo Culture

Janne Saarikko
Food Ecosystems Evangelist, Founder Institute

Laura Pääkkönen
Co-founder, Bonfire Agency & Bonfire Business Media

Kirsi Ihalainen
Ceo & Founder, Kelosound

Anton Johansson
Chief Financial Officer, Mycorena

Thuong Tan
Founder, Noodelist

John Kelleher
Academic Leader, Technological University Dublin

Turo Numminen
Startup Investments, Sofokus Ventures

Lauri Reuter
Partner, Nordic Foodtech Vc

Giovanni Schiuma
Head Of School Of Business Engineering In Digital Management, Lum University

Vesa Riihimäki
Head Of Startup & Growth Finland, Nordea

Simo Ellilä
Ceo, Eniferbio

Tuuli Saukkonen
Communications Strategist, Finnish Business Angels Network, Fiban

Megan Schaible
Coo, Reaktor Education, Reaktor

Tomi Kaukinen
Founder & Keynote Speaker, Licence To Fail

Nanna Hänninen
Photographic Artist, Founder And Ceo, Neemo Method

Cecilie Ploug Sarp
International Business Developer & Expert In Circular Economy, Azilis Advisory

Elina Kiiski-kataja
Director, Research, Ellun Kanat

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Partners

• Turku Science Park
• Turun Teknologiakiineistot
• Sofokus
• University of Tukru
• City of Tukru
• Nordea
• Flanders
• GoFore
• Turun Kauppamari
• Taiste
• Sitra
• Silo.AI
• Berggren
• Lahitapiola
• Boost
• Turku AMK

• Nordic Circular Hotspot
• Turku Business Region
• Maria 01
• World Trade Center
• Yrittajat
• Humak
• Tawny
• Startup Day
• Terkko Health Hub
• Makerspoint
• GreatMinds
• Founder Institute
• Creve
• Rajupaja
• Liveto
• SecX

• Industry Tech Insights
• Hansdotter
• Ellun Kanat
• Bonfire
• MediaLiiga