SEDCO Holding showcases Riyali program at forum

The Riyadh Social Forum was held on Jan. 9-10 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. (Supplied)
Updated 20 January 2019

SEDCO Holding showcases Riyali program at forum

SEDCO Holding Group participated as the knowledge partner in the 4th iteration of the Riyadh Social Forum, where it presented a review of its Riyali Financial Literary Program.
The Riyadh Social Forum was held on Jan. 9-10 at the Al-Nakheel Crowne Plaza Hotel under the patronage of Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz.
The objective of the forum was to contribute to creating a community whose members and institutions are characterized by social awareness and civility. In addition to presenting the Riyali Financial Literacy Program, SEDCO Holding held two workshops over the two days of the forum.
Abdulrahman Al-Turjuman, acting head of marketing and CSR at SEDCO Holding, gave an overview of Riyali’s experience in successfully spreading financial awareness and the achievements attained by the program. He covered the journey of Riyali since its inception in 2012 targeting university and high school students, through its digital transition in 2013 when it launched the Riyali mobile phone application. The journey concludes with the latest achievements of collaborating with the Ministry of Education in 2017, and partnering with the Saudi British Bank (SABB) in 2018. To date, the Riyali Program has succeeded in reaching more than 550,000 beneficiaries.
Al-Turjuman said: “Work is also underway to develop the Riyali Club Program for universities and an agreement will be made with four universities for the pilot phase to be held during the second semester of the 2018-19 school year.”
He said through this program, interactive activities and programs will be organized to spread the culture of financial awareness among students.
Al-Turjuman added: “There are other programs that are currently under development, including the Ajyal Riyali Program dedicated to middle school students. The pilot phase of this program will be launched in the second semester of the 2018-19 school year in 10 schools before being fully deployed by the Ministry of Education to contribute to the agreement we signed with them to reach 2 million beneficiaries in 2020.”


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.