The Smart Investor takes part in 20 activities in Global Money Week 2014

Updated 20 May 2014

The Smart Investor takes part in 20 activities in Global Money Week 2014

The Capital Market Authority’s (CMA’s) financial literacy program for children — The Smart Investor — participated in the Global Money Week 2014 activities held between March 10 and 17. The CMA’s participation was in collaboration with Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), the program’s official sponsor.
The event is organized by Child and Youth Finance International on the second week of March each year and aims at empowering the next generation to be confident, responsible and skilled economic citizens. The event is held in over 80 countries worldwide with participating organizations and communities.
During the week, The Smart Investor participated for five days in the Riyadh International Book Fair. Cartoon characters from The Smart Investor toured the book fair floor and educated children and parents visiting the magazine’s stand at the book fair. The book fair also marked the distribution of the new English edition of The Smart Investor magazine.
Over 4,650 visitors thronged the magazine’s stand at the book fair, the majority of which were children and their accompanying parents.
The Smart Investor also visited two international schools in Riyadh where lectures and plays were presented in English language for the first time. Organizers of the program also visited 20 schools in Riyadh and Qunfudah Province.
Also during the week, organizers of The Smart Investor financial program held two courses for 31 female college students at King Saud University to prepare them to become The Smart Investor ambassadors. These students later independently conduct The Smart Investor lectures and courses to a wider segment of youth and children.
In addition, CMA received 18 students from The Hope Institute for the Deaf at the CMA central building in Riyadh. Organizers of The Smart Investor presented the financial lecture with seven steps in sign language to the students.
The Smart Investor also organized a visit by 15 students from Dar Alqalm School to a local bank. Students were briefed with the various functions of the bank and went over the process of opening an account as well as their eligibility for benefits and obligations. Additionally, Global Money Week 2014 witnessed the launching of the second episode of The Smart Investor cartoon, which introduces currency notes and explains the differences between each type.
Throughout the Global Money Week 2014, CMA launched a digital campaign with a leading financial and economic information portal in Saudi Arabia and the region. The campaign aimed at promoting CMA’s activities in Global Money Week and grabs the public attention to this international event and to spread it out widely.

Bentley marks 100 years at Monterey Car Week

Updated 21 August 2019

Bentley marks 100 years at Monterey Car Week

As part of its centenary celebrations, Bentley hosted a number of events during the Monterey Car Week, from Aug. 15 to 18.

To mark the occasion, two models debuted — the new Flying Spur luxury four-door grand tourer, and the EXP 100 GT: A vision of luxury mobility in 2035.

The third-generation Flying Spur sets new standards of driving enjoyment and luxury, showcasing Bentley’s application of modern technology, while integrating the latest British craftsmanship and innovation features.

The new Flying Spur will be the most advanced luxury grand touring four-door available. 

Alongside its totally new and advanced aluminum and composite chassis, it features optional electronic all-wheel steering — a first for a Bentley, coupled with active all-wheel drive and the Bentley Dynamic Ride active anti-roll system powered by a 48V architecture.

The Flying Spur was put on display on Aug. 16 at the Quail — a motorsports gathering and at the Home of Bentley for the remainder of the weekend.

It was joined by the EXP 100 GT concept car, which made its US debut. With the EXP 100 GT, Bentley has reimagined the idea of grand touring for the future.

The EXP 100 GT is pure Bentley, inspired by the company’s deep understanding of the desires of its forward-thinking customers. It embraces artificial intelligence (AI) as a means to reassert the car as a place for creating, experiencing and capturing extraordinary human experiences and emotions.

It displays the future of luxury craftsmanship with a seamless fusion of materials and the intelligent curation of technology. The vehicle’s battery system will power four motors that deliver superior performance. Projected performance figures include a 0-60 mph time of less than 2.5 seconds, a top speed of 186 mph, and maximum torque of 1,500 Nm.

Ahead of the EXP 100 GT’s Americas debut, Bentley launched a new and dedicated app for Apple devices.

Released on Aug. 12, the “Bentley 100 AR” app uses a printable QR code to provide an augmented reality experience of the EXP 100 GT, allowing users to explore the exterior and interior of the concept car. Users can even interact with a virtual version of the car in full scale, by using the app at selected Bentley retailers.

Bentley was a featured marque at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where numerous classic models competed in Bentley Centennial classes, including Vintage 4 Cylinder, Vintage 6 Cylinder, Derby and Postwar.