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About us

Our heart beats for what have been our core competences for the past 30 years: Information – Education – Entertainment. Today FORUM MEDIA GROUP is a unique team of more than 1.200 employees worldwide who all share the same vision: Whenever you are in contact with us, the benefits will always outweigh the money and effort you have spent. Measure us by these goals – as a customer, a business partner, or an employee.


We provide you with the knowledge you require in your role as a decision-taker.


Lifelong learning should be useful and enjoyable. We use this knowledge to your benefit.


Whenever you use media for relaxation, we will be here to support you.

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18 countries - four continents - one vision: Click your way through the FORUM world and get to know our international teams.



employees worldwide


percent Ø annual growth


million in sales 2017


million global connections to professionals per year

Our strenght: Crossmedia.

Well targeted cross-media solutions enable us to meet our customers on the exact level of their individual needs. Our product portfolio includes:

About Forum

We strive for long-term growth. The quality of our products is more important than short-term profit.

Magdalena Balanicka

Magdalena Balanicka

Benefit above costs: We deliver real added value with every product, every service and every contact.

Ronald Herkert

Ronald Herkert

We appreciate creativity and innovation. Our employees have open space to explore and implement new ideas.

Norbert Bietsch

Norbert Bietsch

We invest into our future – into customer relationships, employees and the intrinsic value of our products.

Roland Hradek

Roland Hradek

We take opportunities whenever they arise and overcome obstacles making use of them.

Mihaela Mravlje

Mihaela Mravlje

  • 1988

    Foundation of the sole proprietorship FORUM Verlag Herkert

  • 1990

    Change of name to FORUM VERLAG HERKERT GMBH (FVHG)

  • 1995

    New headquarters in Merching (near Munich)

  • 1996

    Launch of the first online product

  • 1998

    Foundation of the first international subsidiary in Poland.

  • 2003

    Award: "Bavaria's Best 50"

  • 2005

    Foundation of the Holding FORUM MEDIA GROUP GmbH (FMG)

  • 2006

    Expansion to Russia

  • 2009

    Acquisition of the sailing ship Eye of the Wind and foundation of FORUM Train & Sail GmbH

  • 2013

    Acquisition of the Australian Nextmedia Group

  • 2014

    Acquisition of the Canadian magazine publisher Kenilworth

  • 2017

    Partial acquisition of Lighthouse Independent Media and expansion to Asia

  • 2018

    FORUM MEDIA GROUP GmbH (FMG) is entering its anniversary year with annual sales of more than EUR 110 million and more than 1,200 employees in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia
    Acquisition of Trade Press Media Group, Inc. and market entry in the USA