Meet our speakers 20th April 2018
Meet our speakers of the first Nordic Revenue Forum!
Founder Nordic Revenue Forum
The founder of Nordic Revenue Forum Finland Hanna Lak will moderate the seminar.
Chairwoman Conference Network Finland Ry
Anu Kärkkäinen, MBA, is the chairwoman of Conference Network Finland. Anu is a seasoned restaurant a conference manager with nearly 30 years of managing positions in remarkable conference venues. Before becoming the hostess of the manor at Mukkulan Kartano in 2017 she was the head of conference travel at Kouvola Innovation Oy. Before this she worked at Lahden Sibeliustalo as a head of congress and as a business director for 16 years in total. She has also worked as a restaurant manager at Messilä Maailma Oy and as a head of congress at Paasitorni. In addition to her role as a chairwoman for Conference Network Finland and Vaitonaiset ry she is a board member at Helmi Säästöpankki.
Client Relations Manager at Benchmarking Alliance
Henrik has a long background within the hotel industry, mainly from Revenue Management, distribution and in-house sales at Radisson Hotels in Stockholm and Gothenburg. Henrik has solid experience from Revenue Management within Meeting & Events. The latest position Henrik held was as Revenue Manager in the newly opened Stockholm Waterfront Hotel & Congress Centre where he built and managed the Revenue- and in house sales departments. Since 2014 Henrik is responsible for customer relations in Benchmarking Alliance with focus on the conference benchmarking product.
Director at Infor Hospitality Nordics
Kim Spolén is the director Infor Hospitality Nordics and has a background of working at several of Stockholm’s leading hotels for a total of 20 years, among them Sheraton Hotel, Strand Hotel and the Sergel Plaza Hotel and has also been a consultant during the opening of, among others, a 5-star hotel in Prague. He has wide experience of working with PMS, Channel and Rate Management and is also a frequent speaker on how to work with and optimise social media strategy in hospitality business. Before joining Infor, Kim worked for Hoist Group.
Founder and CEO, TableOnline
Ville Heinonen is a founder and CEO of TableOnline Finland Oy, which is the leading restaurant reservation company in Finland and Estonia. He is also, as a partner in City Digital, responsible for Finland's biggest restaurant discovery tool eat.fi and a co-founder of its international spin-off EatAndTheCity.
Regional Sales Executive EMEA at IDeaS - A SAS COMPANY
Ortensia is an experienced hospitality professional with more than 10 years of practice. After graduating International Law and French Language and Translation, she has found a real passion for the hospitality industry where she has had the opportunity and pleasure to further develop her skills: from Reservations and Meetings and Events to Revenue management and Sales and Marketing. During her hospitality journey, Ortensia understood the need that the industry had for innovation and automation, therefore she has decided to join IDeaS in 2016 and further help hoteliers with their Revenue Management and Meetings & Events Strategy. All of these with a single goal in mind: show revenue uplift and increase profitability for her clients.
Consultant at Revenue Management Solutions (RMS)
Chris has been with RMS for over 4 years. Throughout this time, he has worked on dozens of semi-annual pricing strategies for Corporate and Franchisee stakeholders in 10 European & Nordic countries. This also includes many ad-hoc analyses on new product tests for example. Prior to joining RMS, Chris was a Market Research Analyst at Nielsen Innovation in France. He also worked as a Policy Analyst for the Ministry of Agriculture of Canada.Chris is a graduate of ISC Paris Business School, Political Studies Institute of Lille and the University of Ottawa.
Fredrik Önrup is one of the founding partners of Pingvinen, a menu engineering company. Fredrik has over 30 years of experience from the hospitality industry. Before he started Pingvinen he worked at various restaurants including Le Village, Gothenburg, Sunwing Resort, Mallorca and Grand Hotel, Stockholm. At Grand Hotel he was Director of F&B, Business Controller, and Revenue Manager. He has a BA in hospitality management from Gothenburg School of Economics and has taken Revenue Management courses at Cornell University and Johnsson & Wales University.
Managing Director at TAC IT Nordic Oy, TRUSTYOU
Tom Tarmann has worked in and with the hospitality branch for more than 25 years. Having previously worked for companies like Amadeus Hospitality (nowadays Infor) and ADS Anker (nowadays Oracle), he has delivered hundreds of Spa-, Property-, Channel-, and Revenue Management as well as Restaurant Point of Sales projects. Seven years ago, he started a joint venture with TAC GmbH providing consulting and IT solutions for the Hospitality, Spa and Fitness industries, focusing on how to increase revenue and optimize operations.