HTHIC2017 Speakers

Kristina Svels

Senior researcher at the Nordland Research Insitute in Bodö, Norway; World Heritage governance and tourism development expert.

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Laura Aalto

CEO of Helsinki Marketing, responsible for operative city marketing and business partnerships.

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Mara de Groot

Managing director of the Centre for Global Heritage and Development (Leiden . Delft . Erasmus) Netherlands.

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Peter Ahlström

Managing director of family company A. Ahlström and of the historic Noormarkku and Kauttua ironworks in Finland.

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Markku Wilenius

Professor of futures studies at the Turku Business School, Finland, and UNESCO Chair in Learning Society and Futures of Education.

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Pranom Tansukanun

Architect planner and associate professor in the Faculty of Architecture, Chiang Mai University, Thailand.

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Kerry Ross

Project manager at Root Partnerships Pty Ltd, Australia, engaged in conserving the iconic Sidney Opera House.

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Maria Della Lucia

Associate professor of Economics and Business Management at the University of Trento in Italy; member EMASUS Research Group.

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Lorenzo Cantoni

UNESCO chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites USI-Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland

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Salla Jutila

University teacher in tourism research at the Multidimensional Tourism Institute (MTI), at the University of Lapland.

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Petra Paloniemi

Senior lecturer Tourism and Marketing, Lapland University of Applied Sciences, Multidimensional Tourism Institute (MTI), Finland.

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Kati Suomi

Postdoctoral research fellow at the Turku School of Economics, University of Turku; specialising in reputation and brand management.

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Ulla Hakala

Adjunct professor and lecturer Marketing, University of Turku; specialising in place branding, country image and brand equity

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Allan Brodie

Historian and senior investigator working for Historic England, Great Britain and author of books on the history of tourism.

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Juulia Räikkönen

Research fellow at the Turku School of Economics, University of Turku; editor-in-chief Finnish Journal of Tourism Research.

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Juho Hamari

Professor of gamification leading the Gamification Group at Tampere University of Technology, University of Turku and University of Tampere.

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Jaana Tähtinen

Professor of marketing at the Turku School of Economics; expert in business-to-business marketing and branding.

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Deepika Ghosh Saxena

Principal-director of IDEATE, a conservation and architectural design practice in New Delhi; founder-director of Sehreeti.

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Emanuela Conti

Research fellow at the Department of Economics, Society and Politics of the University of Urbino “Carlo Bo”, Italy.

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Milla Öystilä

Specialist in sustainable tourism, visitor management and tourism planning working at Suomenlinna, Finland

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Ilkka Tarvainen

Museum curator working for the City of Ulvila, Finland, initiator of events such as the Metal Arts Weeks in Leineperi Ironworks.

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Silvia De Ascaniis

Researcher and lecturer at the Faculty of Communication Sciences at Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), Switzerland.

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Peter Tomaž Dobril

Co-founder of Association for Culture and Education KIBLA, Slovenia; partner in the EU ViMM-Virtual Multimodel Museums project.

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Sanghamitra Basu

Associate professor, Department of Architecture & Regional Planning, Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur.

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Erik Rosenlew

Chairman of the board at Svenska Kulturfonden i Björneborg (SKiB) and Rosenlew Museum, Pori, Finland.

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James Simpson

Project leader at the City of Parainen for St Olav Waterway, a new pilgrims path that will connect Turku and Trondheim.

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Anni Ruohomäki

Researcher at The Degree Programme in Cultural Production and Landscape Studies, University of Turku.

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Peter Symons

Social media, tech and marketing aficionado from Belgium, founder of gamification and digital storytelling platform OJOO.

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Johanna Aalto

Director of administration of the municipality of Eura, Finland, leading place brand development projects.

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Katriina Siivonen

Adjunct professor Cultural Heritage Studies; teaching Futures Studies at the Finland Futures Research Center, University of Turku.

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Maarit Grahn

Independent researcher specialising in the use of corporate cultural heritage in building corporate identity and image.

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Marwan Basmaji

Co-founder Basmaji and Bielinska Architects; teaching Design Studios at AZM University and the Lebanese American University.

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Diederik Six

Restoration architect; president of ICOMOS-Netherlands; initiator of a Water & Heritage awareness campaign.

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Terttu Hermansson

Project manager Lauhanvuori Region Geopark projects in Finland, working on nature tourism infrastructure development.

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Telle Tuominen

Senior lecturer Tourism Management, Turku University of Applied Sciences (TUAS), Finland, working on Defence Arch project.

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Jaana Ruoho

Project manager in SAMK, Pori, Finland, working with rural tourism micro-entrepreneurs on green care-services.

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Lenita Nieminen

Researcher at the University of Turku, Finland, focusing on entrepreneurial learning and cultural entrepreneurship.

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Leila Stenroos

Curator of the Rosenlew Museum (Satakunta Museum) in Pori, Finland, and expert at the City of Pori Cultural Office.

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Linde Egberts

Researcher at CLUE+ Research Institute for Culture, History and Heritage, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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Ronan Le Baccon

Director of Tourism, Heritage and Waterways for the Regional Council of Brittany (Conceil régionale de Bretange), France.

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Arja Lemmetyinen

Researcher at the School of Economics, University of Turku, Finland, expert on branding, networks and the creative economy.

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Anna Sivula

Professor of cultural heritage at the University of Turku; directing the Degree Programme of Cultural Production and Landscape Studies.

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Harri Sippola

Film producer and musician from Pori, Finland, member of the art and theater group Moderni Kanuuna.

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