Paulina Ahokas is a firm influencer and a pioneer of Finnish cultural industries. From 2002 - 2011 Ahokas promoted export efforts of Finnish music professionals at Music Export Finland. She was board member of Music and Media Events Ltd 2008 - 2012 and Country Brand Group Finland 2009 - 2010. Since 2012 Ahokas is member of the HYY Ravintolat Oy board and member of the Savonlinnan Opera Festival Board of Trustees since 2014. Ahokas is currently MD of Tampere Hall Ltd, the biggest cultural and congress centre in the Nordic Countries with a total turnover of 13 million €. Tampere Hall has been chosen the congress and conference site of the year in Finland for six years consecutively and in 2011 it was chosen the Concert Hall of the Year. Tampere Hall has obtained the Nordic Ecolabel and is the first Congress Centre in the Nordic Countries to do so. The Congress Centre was a pilot in the testing and development of the Nordic Ecolabel criteria designed for hotels, restaurants and congress centres.