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.

LFT Lakeland Finland Tours (auxiliary company name) is a unit, through which the company exercises tourism service sales and brokerage operations across regional boundaries. Our service selection includes, for instance, event-related accommodation bookings, transportation, guide services, train tickets, city sightseeing tours, entrance tickets to attractions and various thematic guided tours and package holidays. The travel organiser responsible for package holidays is Lahti Region Ltd. The package holidays are covered by package travel guarantees placed with the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority under registration number 2506/13/MJ.

In connection with Lahti Region Ltd, there are also the Salpausselkä Geopark unit and the unit for major international events, Sport Event Management Finland, funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture, five sports cities – Helsinki, Turku, Tampere, Jyväskylä and Lahti – and the Sports Institute Foundation and Association. In addition, the company manages the Lakeland Finland project that encompasses five regions (Päijät-Häme, Kanta-Häme, Pirkanmaa, Central Finland, North Karelia) and aims at productising tourism service packages that cross regional boundaries and are targeted at international markets.

Lahden seutu – Lahti Region Oy has been awarded the Ecocompass and Sustainable Travel Finland certificates

Lahti Region Ltd. has built an EcoCompass environmental management system, which is our tool in developing our operations. Our environmental programme includes concrete actions from sorting our waste at the office to committing partners and making communicating environmental matters even more efficient. Our organisation has been awarded the EcoCompass certificate, which indicates that our operations meet the 10 EcoCompass criteria. Our environmental management system is audited every three years.

Lahti Region Ltd has also been awarded the national Sustainable Travel Finland certificate in February 2022. Sustainable Travel Finland program is the national sustainability program for the companies in tourism business created by the national tourism board Visit Finland.

Contact information

Lahden Messukeskus ilmakuva Lahti Fair Centre panorama

Lahden seutu – Lahti Region Ltd.

Salpausselänkatu 7, 15110 Lahti p. +358 (0)20 7281 760
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Tourist Information

Lahti-Piste, Shopping Centre Trio, 2nd floor p. +358 (0)207 281 760 Mon-Fri 8-16
Aleksanterinkatu 18, Lahti. Open Mon-Fri 8-18, Sat-Sun closed
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eInvoices

Lahden seutu – Lahti Region Ltd. VAT FI10743502 eInvoice address: 003710743502 Operator ID: 003723327487 (or 00372332748700001) EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) code: 003710743502 Operator: Apix

Administration and finance

Raija Forsman

Raija Forsman

CEO p. +358 (0)40 516 2803
Susanna Yildirim

Susanna Yildirim

Administrative and Financial Manager p. +358 (0)400 901 744

Marketing communications

Tiina Kallio

Tiina Kallio

Head of Brand & Marketing p. +358 (0)40 159 6448
Mirka Syvänen

Mirka Syvänen

Marketing Manager, Meetings & Incentive p. +358 (0)40 142 8444
Heidi Painilainen

Heidi Painilainen

Speacialist, Marketing & Content Creating p. +358 (0)40 676 3411
Eveliina Monni Lahti Region

Eveliina Monni

Content creator p. +358 (0)40 5783597

Partnerships, customer relationships and sales

Anu Kärkkäinen

Anu Kärkkäinen

Sales Manager, Meetings & Incentive p. +358 (0)40 828 4210
Suvi Aaltonen

Suvi Aaltonen

Specialist, Sales p. +358 (0)40 139 0690
Johanna Karhu

Johanna Karhu

Specialist, Sales p. +358 (0)400 813 903
Arja Heinämäki

Arja Heinämäki

Specialist, Sales p. +358 (0)40 557 2646

International markets

Arto Asikainen

Arto Asikainen

Head of Production and Sales p. +358 (0)40 579 4387
Lari Rusila

Lari Rusila

Head of Growth, Lakeland Finland p. +358 (0)50 363 6602

Salpausselkä Geopark Unit

Kati Komulainen

Kati Komulainen

Executive Manager | Salpausselkä UNESCO Global Geopark p. +358 (0)40 579 9247
Vilma-Lotta Tallgren

Vilma-Lotta Tallgren

Geoscientist | Salpausselkä UNESCO Global Geopark p. +358 (0)40 757 8351

Sport Event Finland

Jani Backman

Jani Backman

Project Manager | Sport Event Management Finland p. +358 (0)40 522 4346
Soili Hirvonen

Soili Hirvonen

Head of Communications | Sports Tourism p. +358 (0)400 837 583

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

Lahden seutu – Lahti Region Ltd

Owner municipalities, shares of ownership and the area of operation as of 2023:

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

Turnover in 2023 EUR 3,76 million

Staff Lahti Region Ltd’s average number of employees in 2023 was 19.

Board of directors 2024-2025

Peter Gabrielsson

Peter Gabrielsson, Chairman of the board of directors

CEO of the Vierumäki Companies
Strong strategic developer for regional tourism. A high-quality and wide international network in the airline and hospitality industries, including Restel, Finnair Plc, Qatar Airways and the Vierumäki Companies.
Olli Vormisto

Olli Vormisto, Vice Chairman of the board of directors

CEO of Osuuskauppa Hämeenmaa
A long-standing expert in retail and services. Kauppaneuvos (Finnish honorary title). Has worked for the S Group in the service of several different co-operatives and in different management positions. Local board memberships in the Häme Chamber of Commerce and Lahden Teollisuusseura.
Yksittäinen ihminen kuvake

Tera Heinonen

CEO of Hartola Golf
Expert in sports and sports tourism. Extensive experience as an entrepreneur and in association and club activities.
Aki Keskitalo

Aki Keskitalo

Entrepreneur
Accommodation, restaurant, and event industry professional. Dynamic business and new concept developer, as well as a people-oriented leader. Previously CEO at Folks Hotels Ltd and Head of Meetings & Events at Hotel Kämp.
Yksittäinen ihminen kuvake

Terhi Kinnari

Entrepreneur at Kinnarin Tila
Extensive experience in developing food tourism from primary production to direct sales. Developer of equestrian tourism and a strong advocate for Finnish horses.
Riikka-Maria Lemminki henkilökuva

Riikka-Maria Lemminki

CEO of Marketing Finland
Expert in international marketing and sales and founder of Ranskalainen Kyläkauppa and Ranskalainen Kauppa.
Mira Puhlin, Lahden seutu - Lahti Region Oy:n hallituksen jäsen

Mira Puhlin

Director of the leisure and well-being center in Olympic & Paralympic Training Center Pajulahti
Work experience in developing the leisure and business tourism in Pajulahti. Strong background and experience in sales and marketing management.
Jukka Suominen

Jukka Suominen

Professional board memeber
Previously a long-standing Chairman of the Board of Directors in Rederiaktiebolaget Eckerö (Eckerö Line, etc.), Vice-chairman of the Board of Directors of Huhtamäki Oyj as well as the 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.