Tampere Ambassador: Hanna Mäkelä

Where are you from?
I’m originally a Tampere girl, born a bit over 40 years ago in this beautiful city. Most of my studies I have done abroad, namely in the United States, Switzerland, Germany and Singapore. I have also worked for a short while in the Netherlands. All in all, my young hood was spent abroad. Since I finished with my Master’s Degree, I have been working in international companies, as well as Finnish companies in software industry, gastronomy and restaurant industry as well as event industry.

Why is Tampere the best place to live?
There is no doubt about it, Tampere is the best place to live in Finland. The city is so lively with business and cultural events as well as festivals of all kinds throughout the year. Tampere is also located extremely nicely on the map of Finland, as it’s very easy to travel to Tampere from anywhere in Finland.

Tell about your professional activities?
Professionally I’m very active in social media, as well as in events which are of interest to me (sales, marketing, international events etc.). I also travel a lot and while travelling, I tend to find myself from various events abroad. I try to do all the networking I can, where ever I am. For 3 years now I have also been involved in the politics, namely as a deputy member.

What is your involvement in international activities?
What comes to the international activities, my goal in my current work is to get as many international events to Tampere as possible. Starting from 2016, I will also be involved in Chaîne des Rôtisseurs association, which will give me an opportunity to meet also international people with gastronomical interests.

What is your mission as a Tampere Ambassador?
My mission as Tampere Ambassador would be simply to spread the word about Tampere as the best city to do business and events!

What potential do you see for Tampere in the future?
There is a huge potential in Tampere now and in the future, as the building project of Tampere Kansi & Arena is about to start soon. Also there are a lot of international companies moving from Helsinki area towards Tampere, as they have already realized the potential of this beautiful city.

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