Forbes Announces Launch of Forbes Finland
New Edition Will Appear on March 28, 2017
  • HELSINKI (March 27, 2017) – Forbes announced today the launch of Forbes Finland, its first international edition in Nordic countries, in partnership with SK Media Finland (SKF).
  • The Finnish-language monthly edition, with a circulation of 70,000, will be distributed across Finland beginning on March 28, 2017. The digital app version will launch in May, followed by live events and conferences starting in June 2017. The editorial team in Helsinki is led by experienced business journalists Jouko Marttila and Hannu Vuola.
  • “The goal of Forbes Finland is to bring fresh new ideas for businesses in Finland and help them overcome the economic difficulties of the past decade,” said Fredrik Nars, Senior Vice President SK Media Finland. “For the launch campaign, we’ve selected the slogan – Changing Business, Changes Finland. We hope the stories in Forbes Finland, some of which will be inspired by the editorial content from Forbes magazine’s 38 editions around the world, will help Finnish entrepreneurs realize their true potential.”
  • “A well-educated population and an impressive school system are formidable assets which, combined with structural reforms that the government has just began to grapple with, could make Finland an economic powerhouse,” said Steve Forbes in his opinion column for the premier edition of Forbes Finland.
  • “We’re excited to work with our licensee partner SK Media, with whom we’ve enjoyed a partnership for over seven years, to launch Forbes Finland. This edition establishes Forbes’ presence in Nordic countries at a time of economic growth and opportunity,” said Mike Federle, President and COO of Forbes Media.
  • About SK MEDIA Finland SK Media Finland is part of publishing group SK. It has been publishing Forbes in Baltic countries since 2010, starting from Latvia, where Forbes magazine has reached the world biggest circulation per 1 million populations. SK Media Finland – will launch Forbes in Sweden in 2018 and in Norway in 2019.
  • About Forbes Media Forbes Media is a global media, branding and technology company, with a focus on news and information about business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and affluent lifestyles. The company publishes Forbes, Forbes Asia and Forbes Europe magazines, as well as Forbes.com. The Forbes brand today reaches more than 94 million people worldwide with its business message each month through its magazines and 37 licensed local editions around the globe, Forbes.com, TV, conferences, research, social and mobile platforms. Forbes Media’s brand extensions include conferences, real estate, education, financial services and technology license agreements.
  • Media Contacts
  • Fredrik Nars, Senior Vice President, SK Media Finland Oy, Tel + 358 50 5947534 f.nars@forbes.fi
  • www.forbes.fi
  • Crystal Kwok, Forbes, ckwok@forbes.com, 212.367.4871.