• Photo: Jussi Hellsten


Visit Helsinki is in charge of the operative city marketing operations, including tourism, congress, event and business marketing and the application procedures of major events and congresses, as well as tourist information services and some of the city’s event productions. The fully city-owned company works closely together with the Helsinki City Executive Office’s Economic Development division.

Emails are firstname.lastname@hel.fi, unless otherwise stated.


The Home Base unit is responsible for the administration and financial management of Visit Helsinki.

Whom to contact:

  • If your enquiry concerns payments and invoices, please send your message to: inkeri.wainola(a)hel.fi or anne.pyylampi(a)hel.fi
  • If your enquiry concerns job vacancies, please send your message to: tourist.rekry(a)hel.fi
Tuulikki Becker CEO
Tuulikki Becker
tel. +358 (0)9-310 36391
Laura Aalto Development Director
Laura Aalto
tel. +358 (0)9-310 25710
Kukka-Maaria Friman Personnel Planner
Kukka-Maaria Friman
tel. +358 (0)9-310 25910
ANNE_P_nettiin.jpg Controller
Anne Pyylampi
tel. +358 (0)9-310 36390
Inkeri Personnel and Financial Secretary
Inkeri Wäinölä
tel. +358 (0)9-310 25835


The Together unit is responsible for Visit Helsinki’s tourism marketing activities in different markets, as well as for congress, cruise and business marketing. If you are interested in marketing cooperation with Visit Helsinki, you can find the right contact persons in this unit.

Whom to contact:

  • If your enquiry concerns marketing cooperation, please send your message to: leena.lassila(a)hel.fi or juha.riehunkangas(a)hel.fi
  • If your enquiry concerns market information or if you are a tour operator or travel agent, please send your message to: tourist.marketing(a)hel.fi
  • If your enquiry concerns attracting an international congress to Helsinki, please send your message to: convention.bureau(a)hel.fi
Vappu Mänty Marketing Director (head of unit)
Vappu Mänty
tel. +358 (0)9-310 64359
image Convention Director
Ines Antti-Poika
tel. +358 (0)9-310 32196
Kaiju Pitkänen Congress Specialist, University of Helsinki
Kaiju Pitkänen
tel. +358 (0)9-310 78188
Association meetings
image Project Manager
Johanna Grönberg
tel. +358 (0)9-310 25863
Association meetings
heini_taskinen_kkk.jpg Project Manager
Heini Etsola
Association meetings
tel. +358 (0)9-310 36910
Leena Hakala Marketing Manager
Leena Hakala
tel. +358 (0)9-310 70233
Business marketing
Leena Lassila Partner Relationship Manager
Leena Lassila
tel. +358 (0)9-310 36153
Juha Riehunkangas Partner Relationship Coordinator
Juha Riehunkangas
tel. +358 (0)9-310 25820
image Marketing Manager
Anne Relander
tel. +358 (0)9-310 36613
Kaari Artemjeff Marketing Manager
Kaari Artemjeff
tel. +358 (0)9-310 74407
Russia and China
image Project Manager
Jenny Taipale
tel. +358 (0)9-310 25611
Germany, UK, USA and Gay Friendly Helsinki network
image Marketing Manager
Kaija-Leena Winberg
tel. +358 (0)9-310 36592
Finland and Sweden
heini_jarvinen.jpg Project Manager
Heini Järvinen
tel. +358 (0)9-310 33553
jenni_poyry.jpg PR and Communications Coordinator
Jenni Pöyry
tel. +358(0)9-310 71317
Wei Zhou Marketing Manager
Wei Zhou
tel. +358 40 5012788


The Inspiration unit is responsible for Visit Helsinki’s marketing communications, including digital channels, content production, planning and coordinating marketing campaigns, PR activities, event production and event marketing.

Whom to contact:

  • If your enquiry concerns communications or you are a journalist, please send your message to: tourist.media(a)hel.fi
  • If your enquiry concerns FAM visits by international media or tour operators, please send your message to: tourist.fam(a)hel.fi
  • If your enquiry concerns events produced by Visit Helsinki, please send your message to: eventoffice(a)hel.fi
  • If you would like to have your event added to Visit Helsinki’s event calendar, please fill in the form.
tiahallanoro.jpg Marketing Communications Director (head of unit)
Tia Hallanoro
tel. +358 (0)40 826 3130
Maarit Pitkänen Marketing Communications Director
Maarit Keskitalo
(leave of absence)
Laura Saksala Communications and Press Officer
Laura Saksala
(leave of absence)
Birgit Liukkonen Managing Editor
Birgit Liukkonen
tel. +358 (0)9-310 35015
image Social Media Manager
Elisabeth Heinrichs
(leave of absence)
image Social Media Coordinator
Riitta Kokkonen
Leena Karppinen PR Coordinator
Leena Karppinen
tel. +358 (0)9-310 25215
Marketta Lehtonen Marketing Assistant
Marketta Lehtonen
tel. +358 (0)9-310 36598
Agent's Manual
Erika Poikolainen Executive Event Producer
Erika Poikolainen
tel. +358 (0)9-310 25876
Senate Square New Year Eve
Maarit Roschier Event Producer
Maarit Roschier
tel. +358 (0)9-310 25564
Marianne Saukkonen Event Producer
Marianne Saukkonen
tel. +358 (0)9-310 25705
Helsinki Day
tyhjakuva_pallo.gif Event Producer
Emma Lumme
tel. +358 (0)9-310 36 164
Lux Helsinki
Susa Nokelainen Executive Event Producer
Susa Nokelainen
(leave of absence)
Eija Väliranta Communications and Press Officer
Eija Väliranta
tel. +358(0)9-310 25800
Kristiina Syväoja Campaign Coordinator
Kristiina Syväoja
(leave of absence)
Marita Haukemaa Graphic Designer
Marita Haukemaa
tel. +358 (0)9-310 36596
Reppu_80x97.jpg Graphic Designer
Rebekka Lehtola
tel. +358 (0)9-310 25913
Toni Uuttu IT Coordinator
Toni Uuttu
tel. +358 (0)9-310 28028


The Welcome unit is responsible for tourist information services in the city centre and at Helsinki Airport, as well as for brochure distribution.

Whom to contact:

  • If your enquiry concerns ordering brochures or tourist information about Helsinki, please send your message to: tourist.info(a)hel.fi
Sanna Salonen Customer Service Director (head of unit)
Sanna Salonen
(leave of absence)
image Tourist Information Coordinator
Nina Lager
tel. +358 (0)9-310 36591
image Office Services 
Jyrki Outinen
tel. +358 (0)9-310 36291

Helsinki Tourist Information

Mari Somero Tourist Information Supervisor
Mari Somero
tel. +358 (0)9-310 36622
image Tourist Information Advisor
Taru Emets
(leave of absence)
image Tourist Information Advisor 
Andrea Jansson
tel. +358 (0)9-310 13300
image Tourist Information Advisor 
Riitta Kokkonen
tel. +358 (0)9-310 13300
image Tourist Information Advisor
Stella Kämpe
(leave of absence)
image Tourist Information Advisor 
Johanna Laxén
tel. +358 (0)9-310 13300
Helsinki Helpers
image Tourist Information Advisor 
Jana Bobkova
(leave of absence)
image Tourist Information Advisor 
Mia Halmén
tel. +358 (0)9-310 13300

Helsinki Region Tourist Information at Helsinki Airport

Johanna Vilhunen Tourist Information Supervisor
Johanna Vilhunen
tel. +358 (0)9-310 36135
image Tourist Information Advisor 
Emmi Kallio
tel. +358 (0)9-310 25821
(leave of absence)
image Tourist Information Advisor 
Tero Sivonen
tel. +358 (0)9-310 25821
tyhjakuva_pallo.gif Tourist Information Advisor
Aleksi Soini
tel. +358(0)9-310 25821
image Tourist Information Advisor 
Pinja Maunula
tel. +358 (0)9-310 13300
image Tourist Information Advisor 
Zhang Yi
tel. +358 (0)9-310 13300

Updated 17/01/2017