HYUNDAI announced it has turned over Grand Santa Fe SUVs and Grand Starex vans to serve as official transport for the Asean Finance Ministers’ Investor Seminar (AFMIS) that will be held on May 20, and the 23rd World Economic Forum on East Asia (WEF-EA) on May 21 to 23.
At the turnover ceremony were Hyundai executives led by Hoo-Keun Kim, head of Hyundai Motor Co. Asia and Pacific regional headquarters; Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. (Hari) board members led by president and chief executive officer Fe Agudo; and Department of Finance officials headed by national treasurer Rosalia de Leon.
Hari said 11 Grand Santa Fe SUVs will serve finance ministers of the 10 member countries of the Asean at AFMIS while 52 Grand Starex vans have been appointed to transport official WEF-EA 2014 delegates.
The Philippine distributor said Hyundai has been the official mobility partner of the 45th Asian Development Bank Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors in May 2012, where a fleet of Grand Starex vans transported 4,000 delegates.
“The Philippines has been a consistent contributor to the growth of the Hyundai brand in Asia-Pacific… proof of Hari’s achievements and its commitment to drive forward the Philippine economy,” Kim said.
For her part, Agudo said; “True to our commitment to support the drive of the national government toward sustainable inclusive growth, we look forward to the establishment of a fair, transparent and competitive market that fosters competition and upholds consumer welfare. This is an advocacy closest to the heart of Hari as a major player in the Philippine automotive industry.”