President of Finland Sauli Niinistö visited Lahti and Hollola in the Päijänne Tavastia region on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. The visit was part of the series of regional visits the President is making this year to commemorate Finland’s centenary year. The highlight of the visit was President Niinistö’s opening address at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2017 at the Lahti marketplace at 7 p.m.
The visit to Lahti started at Luhta’s headquarters, where the President toured the company’s headquarters and learned about the company’s international operations. The President of Finland was greeted at Luhta’s headquarters by Managing Director Vesa Luhtanen together with Chairman of the Board Pauli Kulvik, Pekka Luhtanen and Division Director Juha Luhtanen. Luhta designer Johanna Auer was also present to talk about the work of a clothing designer. The President of Finland also saw the company’s collections in the showroom and engaged in a discussion with the hosts about company-related topics.