Welcome to Lahti!

Lahti has always been a city of innovative and creative people. The industrial city of Lahti has reinvented itself as the leader of environmental businesses and design in Finland. Growing tourism and demand for well-being services, as well as new perspectives on entrepreneurship, have brought us a new willingness to serve our guests in modern way.

Our Organizations

City of Lahti

Lahti has always been a city of innovative and creative people. The industrial city of Lahti has reinvented itself as the leader of environmental businesses and design in Finland. Growing tourism and demand for well-being services, as well as new perspectives on entrepreneurship, have brought us a new willingness to serve our guests in modern way.

Sport has always been a big part of the city’s identity. Due to our exceptional tradition of hosting sporting events, Lahti is used to the international spotlight. To give one example, the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in 2017 will be hosted in Lahti for the seventh time – that’s a world record in itself!

Lahti is also known internationally as a cultural hotspot. The Lahti Symphony Orchestra hasgained worldwide acclaim under some of the best conductors in the world. Lahti’s Sibelius Hall constantly ranks among the top 10 music halls in the world. But at the same time, Lahti offers hot new beats and cool verses as the leading hip-hop and urban music town of Finland.

Pure Finnish nature is also part of Lahti’s soul. Where else in the world you can swim in a lake with water almost pure enough to drink less than one kilometre from City Hall and the Market Square? And whenever you hike on Lahti’s high ridges or ski safely during wintertime on a frozen lake, you’ll see that this combination of city and nature is something very special.

Further information: lahti.fi

Mirkka Ruohonen
Saara Piispanen
Heini Moisio

Lahti Region Ltd

Lahti Region Ltd is in charge of image, housing, tourism and event marketing, selling travel and event services, and providing tourist information in the Lahti region with the aim to increase the number of international bednights. 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.

Further information:

visitlahti.fi

lahtiregion.fi

Raija Forsman
Kirsti Simola

Media visits to Lahti region

Each year VisitLahti presents Lahti region to international travel, event and lifestyle media representatives and bloggers. VisitLahti carries out the media visits together with representatives of Visit Finland or other partners. Media representatives are provided with a Lahti region programme, information about new and interesting attractions as well as useful contacts.

Media representatives also receive access to the VisitLahti mediabankand brochures. If you are interested in coming to Lahti on a media visit, please contact Anu Huusko or Tiina Kallio We’ll get back to you by e-mail.

If you need a fixer

What is Finland like as a country? What is the Päijät-Häme region all about? Would you like to introduce your readers/listeners/viewers to more than just winter sports?

Would you like to find out more about Finnish society and the Finnish way of life? Or discover the Finnish arts scene or sample Finnish food and drink? Are you maybe wondering what an authentic Finnish sauna is really like? Have you perhaps heard about the “smoke sauna”? And what about all those forests, what are they like? Or are you perhaps curious about our relationship with Russia?

If you would like to know more, get in touch with Lahti Region and we will put you in touch with the right fixer.

Anu Huusko

Lahti Convention and Event Bureau

The Lahti Convention and Event Bureau is onestop shop for those who want to hold a memorable meeting, congress or event in Lahti.  In co-operation with the event unit of the City of Lahti we assist and support and provide free advice and in the process of planning and organizing conference or event in Lahti.

lahtievent.fi

Tiina Kallio

LADEC – Development Company

Lahti Region Development LADEC Ltd’s mission is to develop the business conditions, competitiveness and attractiveness in the Lahti region. LADEC provides services for individuals starting up business, excisting companies to develop, to grow and to internationalize and helps companies to relocate in the Lahti region. Cleantech and Design, the top expertises in the region, are used in supporting the growth and competitiveness of businesses.

ladec.fi

Sauli Zukale

Lahti Business Region

The Lahti region is among the largest growth centers in Finland offering an ideal location for companies. The easily accessible and cost-efficient surroundings together with the strong local networks and centers of excellence support companies on their way to success and rebirth. The road is open to both domestic and foreign markets. LADEC also is in charge of developing and marketing the Lahti region as a business environment. The operations are executed in cooperation with the municipalities and the companies in the region.

For more information about Lahti Business Region, please visit

lahtibusinessregion.com

Tarja Pellinen

Lahti University of Applied Sciences

Lahti University of Applied Sciences is an international multidisciplinary higher education institution located in the city of Lahti. Lahti UAS has currently around 5,000 students studying towards a Bachelor’s or a Master’s Degree. The RDI activities of Lahti UAS are part of the national and regional research and innovation system, which operates in the context of international networks, an increasingly globalised competitive environment and active collaboration with partners and businesses.

lamk.fi

Contact lamk@lamk.fi

Lahti University Campus

The Lahti University Campus, coordinated by the University of Helsinki, specialises in multidisciplinary research and development that supports the growth and progress of urban environments and the region’s business and industry. Its fundamental principles include sustainable development and the efficient application of the Living Lab concept.

lahdenyliopistokampus.fi

Contact info@lahdenyliopistokampus.fi

Häme Chamber of Commerce

Häme Chamber of Commerce plays a significant role in promoting interests of the commercial and industrial companies within the regions of Päijät-Häme and Kanta-Häme. The Chamber of Commerce acts as a forum for discussion as well as applying its expertise on industrial policy within its area of operation.

hamechamber.fi

Päivi Pulkki