Lumia Ankkuri graduated from London Metropolitan University in 2012 with a Master of Arts degree majoring in Events Marketing Management.
Lumia Ankkuri has been appointed Marketing and Communications Director of Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre as of 15 June. Ms Ankkuri has extensive experience in the event business and event marketing. She has had a long career at Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre and will take up her new position from a position as Business Manager. Ms Ankkuri is a result-oriented professional, whose strength is eg. strategic business development.
Lumia Ankkuri graduated from London Metropolitan University in 2012 with a Master of Arts degree majoring in Events Marketing Management. Since then, she has worked as team leader at Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre. She has been responsible for professional events and large public events – for instance Matka Nordic Travel Fair.
”Lumia Ankkuri is a result-oriented leader of large-scale entities, who is able to operate in all kinds of situations and changing environments. She has worked for a long time with both marketing and communications in the event industry. As she now moves forward internally and takes up the position of Marketing and Communications Director of the company, she is immediately ready to work and develop, and we now need just such a professional in this position," says Anni Vepsäläinen, Managing Director of Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre. “We greatly appreciate Ankkuri’s expertise, innovativeness and courage.”
At Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre, Ankkuri will be responsible for the marketing and communications organization, which currently includes 14 professionals within communications, marketing and graphic design.
“As Marketing and Communications Director, I will have an even stronger influence on the development of Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre’s business and communicating about it. Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre promotes Finnish business by enabling successful face-to-face encounters at various events. We do long-term sustainability work by taking responsibility for the environment, the economy and people. The event industry is now on the rise and requires a lot of new thinking and action. I am ready to take on this new challenge,” says Lumia Ankkuri.
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