International Transport Forum - 2014 annual summit Transport for a Changing World | 21-23 may 2014 - Leipsig, Germany | France presidency
Jussi Pajunen
City of Helsinki
Transport for tourists and travellers: Improving the user experience
16:45 - 18:15Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Jussi Pajunen is in his second seven year term as Mayor of Helsinki. Prior to this he held numerous municipal positions including as a member of the City Council, a member of the City Board and Chairman of the City Board. With 40 000 employees, the City of Helsinki is the biggest employer in Finland with a 4.4 billion euro budget. Under his leadership, Helsinki has been developed as a global business hub and centre of knowledge, basing its attractiveness on being Fun and Functional. Under the theme "Open Helsinki", the city is aiming to become a global leader in openness, citizen participation and smart city development. Pajunen was personally involved in Helsinki’s successful bid to become World Design Capital in 2012.