Lahden seutu - Lahti Region Ltd.

According to the financier agreement effective as at 1 January 2019, the primary task of the company Lahti Region Ltd (Visit Lahti) is to enhance the region’s attractiveness for tourism, increase tourist flows and thereby increase the region’s income from tourism as well as tax revenues. The main functional entities within the company are: tourism marketing, tourism image building, sales and brokerage of tourism services, acquisition of new events jointly with municipalities as well as tourism development in keeping with the strategy and decisions specified by the company’s Board of Directors.

The business concept of the company is based on the Lahti Region’s competitiveness strategy as well as the regional tourism strategy.

As of the beginning of 2019, Heinola has joined the company as a shareholder.

Lahden seutu - Lahti Region Ltd.

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


Visit Lahti INFO

Shopping Centre Trio, 2nd fl.
Aleksanterinkatu 18, FIN-15140 Lahti
OPEN fr. 13th Jan. 2020
Mon 8-17, Tue-Fri 8-16, Sat-Sun closed

Tel. +358 (0)207 281 760 (Mon Fri 8-16)
Chat (Mon-Fri 9-15:30)




Lahden seutu - Lahti Region Ltd.
VAT FI10743502

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.


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. Digital and traditional. Websites, social media and print products.
Contact person for municipalities.




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, Destination Marketing & Sales

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

International marketing operations. Content creation.


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 Visit Finland / Western Lakeland.


Niina Aalto, Project Coordinator

+358 (0)40 645 2824 | niina.aalto (at)

International projects. PR and media.


Anne-Mari Sipponen, Specialist, Sales

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

Sales and groups sales systems.


Mirka Syvänen, Specialist, Sales & Production

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

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


Suvi Räsänen, Specialist, Sales

+358 40 139 0690 | suvi.rasanen (at)



Johanna Karhu, Specialist, Sales

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






Arto Asikainen, Project Manager

+358 (0)40 579 43 87| arto.asikainen (at)

Contact person for the Lahti Region in Visit Finland.


Zewei Wang, Project Coordinator (at)

Content producer, China.




Kati Komulainen, Executive Manager

+358 (0)40 579 9247 | kati.komulainen (at)


Vilma-Lotta Tallgren, Geoscientist

+358 (0)40 757 8351 | vilma-lotta.tallgren (at)




Jani Backman, Project Manager

+358 (0)40 522 4346 | jani.backman (at)



According to the price list on 1 January 2020, the call costs to
Lahti Region Ltd’s Telia Cid business numbers with the 0207 prefix are as follows:
Landline 8,35 cents/call + 16,69 cents/min (VAT 24%)
Mobile phone 8,35 cents/call + 16,69 cents/min (VAT 24%)
Calls from abroad; relevant international call charge



Owner municipalities, shares of ownership and the area of operation as of 2020:

Lahti 53 %
Hollola 12 %
Heinola 10 %
Orimattila 8 %
Asikkala 4 %
Iiitti 4 %
Kärkölä 3 %
Padasjoki 2 %
Hartola 2 %
Sysmä 2 %

Turnover in 2019 EUR 2,76 million

Staff Lahti Region Ltd’s average number of employees in 2019 was 13.

Board of directors 2020-2021

Lasse Mikkelsson (Chairman of the board of directors)
Adviser of the board of Urheiluopistosäätiö (owner of the Pajulahti Sports Institute)
Expert in wellness- and sports-related travel, operating in the third sector. Chairperson of the Association of Sports Institutes in Finland, Board member in the Olympic Committee of Finland and the Research Institute for Olympic Sports. Former CEO of the Pajulahti Sports Institute.

Lari Rusila (Vice Chairman of the board of directors)
Executive Vice President, HoReCa sector, Osuuskauppa Hämeenmaa (regional cooperative of the S Group)
Diverse experience and expertise in management and supervisory positions in various industries. Good regional knowledge of retail and HoReCa sector in Lahti region and the surrounding areas. Member of the Board of TAK Oy, Tourism Research and Analysis Center.

Peter Gabrielsson
The Sport Institute of Finland and Vierumäen Infra Ltd, Managing Director
Strategic developer for provincial tourism. High quality and wide international network in the airline, hotel and restaurant sectors; Restel, Finnair Plc, Qatar Airways, Vierumäki Companies, among others.

Aki Keskitalo
Folks Hotels Oy, Director of Hotel Operations
Professional expert in the HoReCa sector and event industry, last Head of Meeting & Events, Hotel Kämp.

Päivi Koskela
Linnanrauha Ltd, CEO
Expert in tourism, locally produced food, wellness services; operating in innovative hospitality and rural tourism.

Kristiina Kukkohovi
Fredensborg AS, Chief Experience Officer, CXO
Expert in international tourism business with particular passion for digitality, marketing and change. Management experience from Finnair, SAS/Blue1, Tallink Silja Line, Ruka&Pyhä and Levi, among others.

Riikka-Maria Lemminki
Marketing Finland, CEO
Expert in international marketing and sales, board member of WFA, the international organization for advertisers, owner of Ranskalainen Kyläkauppa.

Jukka Suominen
Professional board member
Former long-term Vice Chairman of the board of directors in Rederiaktiebolaget Eckerö (Eckerö Line, etc.), deputy Chair of the Board of directors of Huhtamäki Oyj; former Chief Executive Officer of Silja Line Group, a member of the boards of Fiskars Oyj Abp and the Automobile and Touring Club of Finland, among others.