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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 will join the company as a shareholder.

Lahden seutu - Lahti Region Ltd.

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

sales(at)lahtiregion.fi

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)
info(at)lahtiregion.fi

OPEN
Mon-Fri 10-16
Sat 9-16, Sun closed

 

 

eInvoices

Lahden seutu - Lahti Region Ltd.
Business ID 1074350-2

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

STAFF

 

ADMINISTRATION, BUSINESS COMMUNICATION AND PARTNERS

 

Raija Forsman, CEO

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

Administration, stakeholder communication and cooperation. Financing.

 

Susanna Yildirim, Controller

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

Accounting and project management.

 



MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

 

Kirsti Simola, Marketing Manager

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

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

 

Marika Mesimäki, Oakhill Oy, Marketing Consultant

+358 (0)41 454 1861 | marika.mesimaki (at) lahtiregion.fi
LinkedIn

Consultation for marketing projects
Matka2019 – Nordic Travel Fair

 

Hanna Rättö, HannaR Ky, Marketing Consultant

+358 (0)40 350 8938 | rattohanna (at) hotmail.com
LinkedIn

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

 

Petra Ruonakoski, Idonea, Communications Consultant

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

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

Consultation for communications and public relations projects.

 

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS AND SALES

 

Harri Olenius, Account Manager, domestic sales

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

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

 

Tiina Kallio, Head of sales| MICE, sport, educational

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

International MICE sector (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Events), Sport & Educational Travel

Organisers of meetings for associations and scientific congresses, sports federations and associations, sports and educational travel agents, public and professional events.
International sales and marketing operations.
Finland, German-speaking Europe, Russia
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) lahtiregion.fi
LinkedIn

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.

 

Niina Aalto, Project Coordinator

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

International projects.

 

Anne-Mari Sipponen, Specialist, Sales

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

Sales and groups sales systems.

 

Mirka Syvänen, Specialist, Sales

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

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

 

Arja Heinämäki, Project Manager

+358 (0)40 198 4968 | arja.heinamäki (at) lahtiregion.fi

Sales.

 

Johanna Karhu, tourist information, Visitlahti Info

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

Tourist information.

 

Anna Kuusela, tourist information, Visitlahti Info

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

Tourist information, Russia

 

 

DEVELOPMENT OF FINNISH WINTER KNOW-HOW – FROM PRODUCTISATION TO EXPORT PROJECT (WKH Winter Know How)

 

Mikko Saarinen, Project Director

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

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

 

Ina Sulkanen, Project Manager

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

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) lahtiregion.fi
LinkedIn

Coordinating contacts to China, Weibo content & management.

 

Isto Vanhamäki | Lahti Region Development LADEC

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

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

 

KYMIRING STAKE HOLDER / LEGACY SURVEY -PROJECT

 

Arto Ahola, Project Director

+358 (0)400 938 666 | arto.ahola (at) lahtiregion.fi
LinkedIn

 

 

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%)


LAHDEN SEUTU - LAHTI REGION LTD.

 

Owner municipalities, shares of ownership and the area of operation as of 2019:

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

Turnover in 2017 EUR 3,4 million

Staff Lahti Region Ltd’s average number of employees in 2017 was 16.

Board of directors 2018-2019

Lasse Mikkelsson (Chairman of the board of directors)
CEO/Rector 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.

Lari Rusila (Vice Chairman of the board of directors)
Executive Vice President, HoReCa sector, Osuuskauppa Hämeenmaa (regional cooperative of the S Group)
Diverse experience of various tasks in the fields of grocery, consumer goods and catering-sector sales.

Jani Backman
Promoter, AKK Sports Oy
Expert in motorsports and sports events. Promotor of WRC Rally Finland. Former President of the Automobile and Touring Club of Finland.

Aki Keskitalo
Head of Meeting & Events, Hotel Kämp
Professional expert in the HoReCa sector and event industry.

Päivi Koskela
Director of the cafe-restaurant la Kar de Mumma (Vuohelan Herkku Oy)
Expert in tourism, locally produced food, wellness services; operating in innovative hospitality and rural tourism.

Kristiina Kukkohovi
Head of Finnair Holidays/Destination Nordics, Finnair Plc
Expert in international tourism business with particular passion for digitality, marketing and change. Management experience from SAS/Blue1, Tallink Silja Line, Ruka&Pyhä and Levi, among others.

Riikka-Maria Lemminki
CEO of the Association of Finnish Advertisers
Expert in international marketing and sales, owner of Ranskalainen Kyläkauppa, member of the Boards of Makes ry and Coptersafety Oy.

Jani Ruponen
Chief Operations Officer of Vierumäki
Versatile experience in the HoReCa sector from the Helsinki Region and Päijät-Häme. Member of the managing committee of Lahti Ski Club, member of the Go Winter Expo development team, Kasvu Open Mylläri (expert), WLHA Trophy for the best city hotel in Europe: Solo Sokos Hotel Lahden Seurahuone in 2015.

Jukka Suominen
Professional board member
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.