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26 Jun 2013

Vietnam: Forbes Launches Local Edition

Forbes Vietnam, a monthly magazine published in Vietnamese for the country’s leading CEOs and entrepreneurs, has celebrated its inaugural launch on June 26, 2013.

Forbes Vietnam is published under a licensing agreement between Forbes Media LLC and Interactive Media, an IDG Ventures Vietnam portfolio company, and in cooperation with Bao Van Hoa. Forbes Media LLC, publisher of Forbes magazine, Forbes Asia magazine, and, is an authoritative source of news and information on business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and affluent lifestyles.

William Adamopoulos, CEO/Asia of Forbes Media LLC said: “The launch of Forbes Vietnam is an important milestone for Forbes’ expansion in the Asia Pacific region. It is also timely given Vietnam’s rising economic prospects and its fast-growing community of CEOs, tycoons, philanthropists, investors and aspiring entrepreneurs”.

Henry Nguyen, Chairman of Interactive Media and Managing General Partner of IDG Ventures Vietnam, said: “We are excited to support the launch of Forbes Vietnam with such respected partners. With the development of the magazine, online and conferences, Forbes will become a forum for leading businessmen and entrepreneurs in Vietnam.”

Tran Dang Khoa, Editor-in-Chief of Bao Van Hoa, said: “Forbes Vietnam will offer readers useful and practical information about successful businesspeople and their experiences as well as interesting stories about entrepreneurship, especially within the business culture and environment of Vietnam. Forbes has a long and prestigious history, and we hope that the combination of local and international stories will attract the support of readers in Vietnam”.

Lan Anh Nguyen, Executive Editor of Forbes Vietnam and a former Contributing Editor to Forbes Asia, added: “The Forbes Vietnam editorial team is pleased to be a part of this exciting moment as Forbes Vietnam becomes a reality. We look forward to chronicling the stories of entrepreneurial success that stems from this country”

Forbes Vietnam offers feature articles on entrepreneurs, executives, business owners, celebrities and philanthropists who are making a difference in the country’s economic landscape and society. Forbes Vietnam will have access to Forbes stories from around the world, and will also feature local content from the Forbes Vietnam editorial team.

The initial circulation for Forbes Vietnam is 25,000 copies per month. Forbes Media LLC also publishes Forbes Asia, its flagship magazine in the region, and under licensing partnerships, Forbes China, Forbes Korea, Forbes India, Forbes Indonesia, Forbes Thailand, and Forbes Vietnam. Altogether, the Forbes brand in Asia has a circulation of some 425,000.

Source : Forbes/USA and Asia Media Journal/Hong Kong 26 Jun 2013
Posted Dated: 08 Jul 2013