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Director, Conventions & Tourism
Miikka is the embodiment of calm, and he possesses a phenomenal sense of humour. He's Pori's gift to Espoo as he guides his Visit team with a firm but gentle hand. The "El Presidente" of the travel sector is a one-of-a-kind expert on the congress world's twists and turns, development projects, and the most spectacular destinations. Outside work, he focuses on his family and sports activities — preferably of the winter kind.
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Senior Advisor, Meetings & Congresses
Helpful and analytical, Riikka is a multi-skilled marketing and meeting sector professional. Her talent shines when she helps meeting and event organisers to find the best pieces of Espoo. She sees the big picture, is a master with a pen and the quality of her work is unfailing. Riikka is a true nature fan — she enjoys the nearby nature and explores Finland's magnificent national parks with her dogs.
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Content Manager & Media Relations
Happy, sparkling, and a bit of a hippie, Hanna writes quality social media and online content and brochures. She also ensures that the media and opinion leaders enjoy successful visits. This "wannabe" journalist writes with a twinkle in her eye but is a stickler for grammar — a real word nerd that loves the Finnish language. To unwind, she goes jogging or enjoys a glass of wine with friends.
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The first one to get enthusiastic, Lennart is an expert in local nature sites. He thrives on brainstorming, project promotion, and teamwork. This idea creator is a master of networking and a dreamer who can combine different perspectives. His family is at the heart of everything he does, and leisure time is preferably spent at sea or by the seashore — when he’s not at the sideline of a football pitch.
Paula Lappalainen



Senior Advisor, Conventions & Tourism
Paula is an experienced tourism and marketing professional whose engine are people and experiences. She is an event person through and through. That is why we happily have her in our team promoting Espoo as a lively city of conventions and business events. According to Paula, there is an intriguing story behind all corners, and what is a better way of spreading the tales and good news, than networking. That is Paula’s thing!
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Open and positive, Karoliina enjoys project work with all her heart. This project guru guides tourism businesses to take a carbon-wise path to responsibility. To balance her independent work, she enjoys the magnificent treasures offered by nature near her home by going on walks with her children, climbing on rocks, and doing urban boating.
Daniela Brezinova