For two years the medieval Turku Castle has been the home of the SHIFT Business Festival. Now, SHIFT is getting bigger and moves to a new venue: SHIFT 2018 on 22–23 May 2018 invites you to do business in the bold, beautiful and inspiring environment of a formerly infamous prison Kakola in the heart of Turku.

– The Castle offered an amazing start for SHIFT and it will always have a special place in SHIFT community’s heart – and we will definitely continue cooperation – but in the coming year, the main event of SHIFT 2018 will be held at the former County Prison at Kakola, Kakolan Lääni. The prison has all the funky vibes that SHIFT needs, but also an intrepid feeling to really facilitate positive and radical questioning of the status quo, which is exactly what we want to foster at SHIFT, explains Producer Heidi Vainio-Pekka.

During the spring, a versatile event environment for 4000 visitors will be built inside the prison walls. The main event, as well as the legendary After Party will now take place in Kakola. The prison yard, as well as parts of the old prison inside, will host multiple stages and workshop areas, in which business programs will be held.

In addition, SHIFT will be full of art installations and performances to challenge your thinking and create a setting for discussion and encounters between visitors.

At SHIFT on May 22th–23rd 2018, Kakola will be almost unchanged from the years of its service as a prison. Get your ticket now, and join the business experience of a lifetime!

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