Hyundai showcases diversity of model range to Saudi media

Hyundai showcased its complete Saudi Arabia model range to motoring journalists at a special event held in Jeddah.
Updated 17 November 2019

Hyundai showcases diversity of model range to Saudi media

Hyundai has showcased its complete Saudi Arabia model range to motoring journalists at a special “Day with Hyundai” event held in Jeddah. The event highlighted the Korean brand’s recently refreshed SUV lineup as well as popular sedan models.
Organized by Hyundai’s three distributors in Saudi Arabia — Mohammed Yousuf Naghi Motors in Jeddah, Wallan Trading Company in Riyadh, and Almajdouie Motors in Dammam, the “Day with Hyundai” concept allowed journalists to test a wide range of Hyundai vehicles on a route in Jeddah.
“This has been an extremely active year for Hyundai model launches in the region, and the ‘Day with Hyundai’ is an opportunity for journalists to experience our newest product offerings across several segments,” said Mike Song, Hyundai’s head of operations for Africa and the Middle East. “Highlights are the all-new generations of two of our most important models — the Sonata and Palisade.”
Hyundai is among the top-selling brands in Saudi Arabia for sedans and crossover SUVs and is particularly strong in the small car segment.

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Representatives from Hyundai Motor Company Middle East and Africa headquarters were on hand to answer questions on the latest models, was well as to discuss Hyundai plans for the future.

The event included a briefing by Song and a presentation on the new products that arrived in GCC showrooms in 2019. Representatives from Hyundai Motor Company Middle East and Africa headquarters were on hand to answer questions on the latest models, was well as to discuss Hyundai plans for the future.
“Each new generation of Hyundai makes a significant step forward not just for our model range, but also in setting new benchmarks for the market as a whole,” said Song. “Already, customers turn to Hyundai for style as well as value, and we are now leading the introduction of advanced technologies, such as driver assistance and safety functions, into the mass market.”
The motor company is also preparing for another successful year in 2020, with plans for significant model launches from the sedan and SUV lineup.
“Hyundai will continue to pursue ambitious product plans during 2020, investing in new generations of existing models, and expanding our range to appeal to more customers than ever before,” said Song.


Pearson unveils Mideast winners of BTEC Awards

Updated 09 July 2020

Pearson unveils Mideast winners of BTEC Awards

Outstanding students, tutors and colleges from 25 countries, including from the Middle East, saw their achievements recognized at the BTEC Awards 2020 ceremony, held online for the first time due to coronavirus.

Hosted by presenter of the United Stand, YouTube influencer and BTEC ambassador, Flex, 17 category award winners were celebrated from the UAE and around the Middle East as well as internationally in subjects such as health and social care, performing arts, engineering, IT, business and sport.

Double Olympic gold medalist Max Whitlock and architect, TV presenter and campaigner George Clarke were among those presenting awards. 

They were joined by journalist and TV presenter Steph McGovern who spoke about her passion for vocational education and the BTEC Awards.

Spanning across 21 categories, the awards showcase the exceptional BTEC learners and teachers that have been nominated to win a gold, silver or bronze BTEC award. Accepted in more than 200 universities worldwide, BTEC is a highly regarded, career-focused qualification, studied in over 60 countries.

The Middle East winners are:

• BTEC Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Student of the Year Silver Winner — Finn Page, DESC, UAE

• BTEC Teacher of the Year (schools only) Bronze Winner — James McBlane, British School Al-Khubairat, UAE

• BTEC IT and Computing Student of the Year Bronze Winner — Sangeetha Philip, Cambridge International School, Dubai, UAE

• BTEC Business and Enterprise Student of the Year Bronze Winner — Delma Sharyl D’Silva, The Winchester School — Jebel Ali, Dubai, UAE

Cindy Rampersaud, senior vice president, BTEC and apprenticeships at Pearson Education, said: “This year I’ve been overwhelmed by the quality of BTEC Award nominations we received, and I am delighted to celebrate this year’s winners and the achievements of all learners who will be awarded a BTEC this year. 

Over the past few weeks and months, we’ve seen how the current pandemic has highlighted the critical role of key workers and individuals who are likely to have followed a vocational educational pathway such as BTEC.”

In the UAE, BTEC qualifications are available in sectors including applied science, art and design, business, childcare, construction, engineering, media, health and social care, hospitality, ICT, performing arts, public services, sport, travel and tourism.

Pearson has been delivering BTEC qualifications worldwide since 1984. A recent study revealed that 90 percent of BTEC students are employed full-time after graduating.

Globally, nearly 1 million students studied toward a BTEC in the past year, via 784 approved BTEC centers in 60 countries.

In response to new careers emerging within industries and ongoing change, Pearson is continually adapting and innovating its BTEC curriculum and learning to ensure it is relevant for young people and adults, supporting progression and career aspirations throughout lives.