Introducing Asa Butcher – the Host of Mindtrek Openmind 2015


Asa is the host of Mindtrek Openmind 2015 and can be found at the conference both days, mainly at the main hall. We asked Asa a few questions.

Who are you and where are you from?

My name is Asa (pronounced ei-saa) and I’m originally from Bognor Regis, which is officially the sunniest town in England. I’ve been enjoying the Finnish way of life since 2002 and I currently live in Tampere with my family.

What do you do?

I am a senior editor, which means I get to flex my journalistic muscles on a daily basis, as well as help others to research, write, edit and create the best work possible. I work for gbtimes, an international media company based in Tampere that writes about China, its relationship with the West and vice-versa.

Have you heard of Mindtrek Openmind?

This is the first time that this event has crossed my path and I am rather intrigued to discover what lays in store.

What are you expecting from Mindtrek Openmind?

As a journalist, I try to avoid having too many expectations and like approaching new situations with, well, an open mind.

See you all next week!