Hyundai PH is Mobility Partner for ASEAN 50 Summit
As Hyundai celebrates its 50th year in 2017 as a leading global brand, it also joins the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) by being the official mobility provider of the ASEAN 50 Summit and the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (ABIS), two highly-anticipated global meets slated to happen in Manila this November.
From November 12 to 15, 2017, Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), the official Philippine distributor of Hyundai vehicles, will deploy 50 units of the 14-seater Hyundai H350 luxury van which will serve the transport needs of the ASEAN 50 and ABIS delegates.
“It is significant that ASEAN and Hyundai coincide in celebrating 50 years of their respective journeys toward sustainability and shared prosperity,” said HARI President and CEO Maria Fe Perez-Agudo. “It is even more significant that our paths should converge in the Philippines. It is a double honor to be part of this historic meeting of influential minds.”
According to HARI, Hyundai’s presence in the ASEAN 50 Summit signifies the Korean carmaker’s confidence in the buoyant investment climate in the ASEAN region and in the Philippines as a gateway to regional expansion.
Ms. Agudo added that Hyundai Motor Company’s increased investments and philanthropic work in the country through HARI can serve as a case study for Hyundai’s interest to grow its presence and influence in the ASEAN region.
“As the official distributor of Hyundai trucks and buses, we contribute to the success of local enterprises by introducing world-class commercial vehicles to the local business community. By investing in the Hyundai Assembly Center, Hyundai recognizes the rewards of fast tracking consumer access to our vehicles while spurring the development of the local parts manufacturing sector into an indispensable player in the regional automotive chain. And our partnership with the ASEAN Center for Biodiversity puts Hyundai at the forefront of biodiversity conservation in ASEAN,” shared Agudo.
HARI’s role in the ASEAN 50 Summit isn’t the first time Hyundai’s local partner has participated in high-level international forums. HARI was also the mobility partner at the 45th ADB Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors in May 2012, and the ASEAN Finance Ministers Investments Seminar and World Economic Forum East Asia in May 2014.