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Lahden seutu - Lahti Region Ltd.

As a regional marketing and sales company, Lahden seutu - Lahti Region Oy is responsible for maintaining the area’s attractiveness for potential residents and travellers. The company is also responsible for the sales promotion of travelling and event services, and mainly directs the sales to businesses in the area. For the most part, the marketing and sales efforts are directed to areas outside the Lahti region. International markets are a growing target as well. Lahti Region also handles the region’s tourist information operations.

Regional marketing of Lahti region is mainly conducted through the VisitLahti brand for tourists and LivingLahti for potential residents.

Lahden seutu - Lahti Region Ltd.

Salpausselänkatu 7
FIN-15110 Lahti
Tel. +358 (0)207 281 760 (group sales)


Visitlahti - Info

Shopping Center Trio, Aleksanterinkatu 18
FIN-15140 Lahti
Tel. +358 (0)300 472 222 (0,34 € min + local network charge/mobile phone payment)




Lahden seutu - Lahti Region Ltd.

eInvoice address: 003710743502
Operator ID: 003723327487 (or 00372332748700001)
EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) code: 003710743502
Operator: Apix





Raija Forsman, CEO

+ 358 (0)40 516 2803 | raija.forsman (at)

Administration, stakeholder communication and cooperation. Financing.


Suvi Kainulainen, Contact Manager

+358 (0)50 371 0512 | suvi.kainulainen (at)

Contact person for travel and event companies and for organisations responsible for business and industry promotion in the municipality.


Susanna Yildirim, Controller

+358 (0)400 901 744 | susanna.yildirim (at)

Accounting and project management.




Kirsti Simola, Marketing Manager

+358 (0)40 865 6890 | kirsti.simola (at)

Marketing and communications. Travel and housing. Digital and traditional. Websites, social media and print products.
Contact person for municipalities.


Marika Kakko, Oakhill Oy, Marketing Consultant

+358 (0)41 454 1861 | marika.kakko (at)

Consultation for marketing projects
Matka2018 – Nordic Travel Fair


Hanna Rättö, HannaR Ky, Marketing Consultant

+358 (0)40 350 8938 | rattohanna (at)

Consultation for marketing projects
VisitLahti print products, image bank project.


Petra Ruonakoski, Idonea, Communications Consultant

+358 (0)40 504 0031 | petra.ruonakoski (at)

Consultation for communications and public relations projects.




Harri Olenius, Account Manager, domestic sales

+358 (0)400 922 453 | harri.olenius (at)

National unions, organisations, businesses and event organisers of associations.
Domestic events for professionals, meetings, congresses, groups and side events.


Tiina Kallio, Head of MICE

+358 (0)40 159 6448 | tiina.kallio (at)

International MICE sector (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, and Events).
Organisers of meetings for associations and scientific congresses, sports federations and associations, sports and exercise travel, public and professional events.
International sales and marketing operations.
Finland, German-speaking Europe, Scandinavia, United Kingdoms.
Contact person for Lahti Region’s Congress Network Finland (CNF) and Visit Finland/Business Events.


Anu Huusko, Head of Production & Sales | Leisure

+358 (0)44 753 3590 | anu.huusko (at)

International travel organisers, incoming operations.
International sales and marketing operations and media visits.
German-speaking Europe, Japan, France, Italy, Netherlands, United Kingdoms and Russia.
Contact person for the Visit Finland of Päijänne Tavastia and Western Lakeland.


Anne-Mari Sipponen, Specialist, Sales

+358 (0)40 3576918 | anne-mari.sipponen (at)

Sales and groups sales systems.


Mirka Syvänen, Specialist, Sales

+358 (0)40 142 8444 | mirka.syvanen (at)

Sales and individual sales systems.
Citybreak webshop and information system manager.


Johanna Karhu, tourist information, Visitlahti Info

+358 (0)400 813 903 | johanna.karhu (at)

Tourist information.


Anna Kuusela, tourist information, Visitlahti Info

+358 (0)50 183 5103 | anna.kuusela (at)

Tourist information, Russia





Mikko Saarinen, Project Director

+358 (0)400 431 207 | mikko.saarinen (at)

Project leadership and strategy, international and national networks and stakeholders.


Ina Sulkanen, Project Manager

+358 (0)40 775 5619 | ina.sulkanen (at)

Productisation, product development for travel service producers & education for the Chinese market, delegation visits.


June Yeoh, Project Coordinator

+358 (0)40 182 4489 | june.yeoh (at)

Coordinating contacts to China, Weibo content & management.


Isto Vanhamäki | Lahti Region Development LADEC

+358 (0)40 727 6376 | isto.vanhamaki (at)

Project Manager, export businesses Development of Finnish winter know-how – From productisation to export project (WKH).


MORE BUSINESS FROM MOVIE AND TV PRODUCTIONS | ‘Utilising movie and TV productions in travel and business operations’ project


N.N. Project Manager

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According to the price list on 1 January 2013, the call costs to
Lahti Region Ltd’s Sonera Cid business numbers with the 0207 prefix are as follows:
Landline 8,35 cents/call + 7,02 cents/min (VAT 24%)
Mobile phone 8,35 cents/call + 17,17 cents/min (VAT 24%)



Owner municipalities, shares of ownership and the area of operation as of 2017:

Lahti 59,5 %
Hollola 12,1 %
Orimattila 8,3 %
Asikkala 4,5 %
Iiitti 3,6 %
Kärkölä 2,6 %
Sysmä 2,3 %
Padasjoki 2,0 %
Hartola 1,7 %
Own shares 3.4%

Budgeted turnover EUR 2,7 million in 2016

Personnel 11 persons in 2017

Board of directors 2017-2018

Lasse Mikkelsson (Chairman of the board of directors)
Pajulahti Training Centre, Managing Director/Rector, Nastola.
Wellness and sports travel, third sector agency. Member of the Board of the Finnish Olympic Committee.

Pertti Timonen (Vice Chairman of the board of directors)
S-Group Hämeenmaa, Executive Vice President, Lahti
Hotel and restaurant management, tourism and events.

Päivi Koskela
Cafe-Restaurant la Kar de Mumma, Director, Hartola
Entrepreneur, tourism consultant, innovative rural wellbeing tourism services and local food.

Marko Liimatainen
Renor Oy, Lahti, Senior Vice President, Property Development
Urban development, housing, business and event activities and marketing in the Askonalue area in Lahti.

Jaakko Mattila
Suomen Megamyyntiareenat Oy, Managing Director, Entrepreneur, Orimattila
Retail, event and sports marketing.

Ilkka Sipilä
Hollolan Hirvi, Tourism Entrepreneur, Hollola
Expert in local food, brewery, programme services, nature tourism and smoke sauna as well as training of business enterprises in rural businesses.

Jukka Suominen
Professional board member, Lahti
Rederiaktiebolaget Eckerö (Eckerö Line, etc.), Chairman of the board of directors,
former Chief Executive Officer of Silja Line Group, and a member of the boards of directors of Huhtamäki Oyj and the Automobile and Touring Club of Finland, among others.

Jussi Voutilainen
4event Ltd, wellness programmes and events, Managing Director, owner, Lahti
Member of Lahti Travel Ltd’s board of directors, Wellness and sports travel, and corporate events.

Ari Yrjölä
Lehmonkärki, Tourism Entrepreneur, Asikkala
Active promoter and developer of tourism in Lake Päijänne. Expert in corporate, group and conference travel. Recreational travel and rural tourism.