Lahden seutu - Lahti Region Ltd.


Lahden seutu – Lahti Region Ltd is a regional marketing company that is in charge of image, housing and tourism marketing, selling travel services, and providing tourist information in the Lahti region.

As of the start of 2015, Lahden seutu – Lahti Region Ltd has had a 100% self-owned subsidiary: Lahti Events Ltd, which is responsible for the organisation of large international events. Lahti Events Ltd’s initial responsibilities include the organisation of the 2015 and 2016 Salpausselkä Lahti Ski Games as well as the marketing, sales and customer experience of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2017.

The main owner of Lahti Events Ltd is the City of Lahti by separate agreement.

In 2016 the Päijät-Häme municipalities of Hartola and Sysmä will become new shareholders in the company. Additionally, the merging of the municipality of Nastola with the City of Lahti and the municipality of Hämeenkoski with Hollola will increase the shares of ownership of Lahti and Hollola.

Owner municipalities, shares of ownership and the area of operation as of 2016

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

Own shares 7.0%

Budgeted turnover EUR 2.7 million in 2015


14 persons in 2016

Board of directors 2016-2017

Helena Maattola (Chairman of the board of directors), Hollola
Chairman of Lahti Region Ltd’s board of directors, since 1.1.2013. Holiday centre expertise. Expert in recreational and conference travel.

Päivi Koskela,
The Linna Hotel, Managing Director, Hartola
Entrepreneur, innovative rural wellbeing tourism services and local food.

Lasse Mikkelsson
Pajulahti Training Centre, Managing Director/Rector, Nastola.
Wellness and sports travel, third sector agency.

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

Emilia Mäki
Lahden Sibeliustalo Ltd. and Lahden Messut Ltd, Manging Director, Lahti
Event management expert, Event planning, sales, marketing and production.

Timo Seppänen
Päijät-Häme OP-Kiinteistökeskus estate agent, Managing Director
Member of the board since 2014.

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.

Pertti Timonen
S-Group Hämeenmaa,Executive Vice President, Lahti
Hotel and restaurant management, tourism and events.

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 Päijänne. Expert in corporate, group and conference travel. Recreational travel and rural tourism.