Panel discussion

The panel takes place on Conference day 1, Thursday 9.5. at 15.45 - 16.15
Panel topicTech vs. Human factor at events and conferences
Panel moderator: Dr Nicole Ferdinand
Panelists: Valentina Voronov, Van Phan, Ekaterina Kemppi, Jani Hyppänen.

Panelist bio

Valentina Voronov 

Valentina Voronova is an event enthusiast, project manager and networker. She is passionate about marketing, event management and technology.


Valentina is working as a Sales and Project manager at Suomen Videoviestintä SVV Oy (Messukeskus). Her main task is helping event organizers and exhibitors in finding suitable AV solutions for their events.


In addition to her role at SVV, Valentina is actively involved in the development of the Meeting Professionals International community in Finland.

Van Phan

I am currently working as Marketing Coordinator in Sabik Marine. My work includes a wide variety of tasks from digital marketing to traditional B2B marketing. Previously, I was a student in Event Management in Haaga-Helia Porvoo Campus. I had my fair share of being in a leading role in some of the many events I have worked with.


Prospectively speaking, I am applying to Data Science major specialized in Data Mining and Machine Learning this year. Therefore, this subject is of great interest to me.

Ekaterina Kemppi

Ekaterina Kemppi was the project manager of Digi Day 2019, the biggest annual event on Haaga-Helia Porvoo Campus that focuses on digital trends and technology. She is an event management student in her fourth semester.

Jani Hyppänen

Jani Hyppänen has previously worked as a director or administration and secretary general at the National Union of Students at Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences for 10 years.​

He is currently studying Aviation Business at Haaga-Helia Porvoo Campus.