2017 Global Top Sales Consultant Club
In June, seven Hyundai sales consultants from across the United States were inducted into Hyundai Motor Company’s 2017 Global Top Sales Consultant Club, an elite group of 100 Hyundai sales representatives from 26 countries around the world. You can read about their exciting, inspiring trip to Hyundai’s world headquarters in the August 2017 issue of The Sales Edge. And here on this page, you’ll find everything that wouldn’t fit.
Click here or on the screen capture at left to watch a five-minute video montage of the four-day, five-night trip to Seoul, Korea, that 2017 Global Top Sales Consultant Club honorees enjoyed.
Pugi Hyundai Downers Grove, IL
Ann Arbor Hyundai Ann Arbor, MI
| Bill Parente
New Port Richey
New Port Richey, FL
South Point Hyundai Austin, TX
Piazza Hyundai of Pottstown
Puente Hills Hyundai
City of Industry, CA
Senior Manager, National Sales Training
Hyundai Motor America
MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2017
Global Top Sales Consultant Club honorees admire a 2018 Sonata Turbo as they enter the ultra-modern Shilla Stay Seocho hotel in Seoul.
Bill Parente is greeted by a Hyundai host at Incheon International Airport upon his arrival in Seoul.
Tiffany Seifrit and Amanda Dino arrive in Seoul.
Patrick Reeb gets “crowned” while registering at the Shilla Stay Seocho. It’s good to be the king!
TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2017
Yasser Soliman with Jared Dowdy, Hyundai Motor America’s Senior Manager, National Sales Training, outside the Hyundai Motorstudio Goyang.
Attendees received a close-up look at and detailed presentation on the upcoming Hyundai Kona subcompact crossover ...
… and tips on how to build a well-tailored, professional wardrobe.
A team-building activity had attendees slumping through hoops.
Hyundai Motorstudio Goyang includes multiple exhibits, mechanized cutaways and interactive displays, like this one …
… and this one.
Rola and Tiffany inspect the Genesis G90.
A piece of modern art …
… transforms into another piece of modern art.
Attendees inspect the Kona Iron Man Edition, a special model that will be sold in select export markets (not the U.S.).
The WRC i20 drew a lot of attention from participants.
Rola Aridi with the i20.
Jared, Patrick and Yasser are impressed by the inner workings of Hyundai technology.
Hyundai’s 2017 Global Top Sales Consultant Club at Hyundai Motorstudio Goyang.
Fradia by night: The glamorous floating restaurant on Seoul’s Han River where Hyundai hosted the Global Top Sales Consultant Club welcome dinner.
Hyundai Motor Company Executive Vice President Byung Kwon Rhim delivers opening-night remarks.
Entertainment at the welcome dinner offered something for everyone …
… including break dancing …
… singing, dancing kitchen help …
… a sketch starring Rola …
… and the worldwide debut of a new nightclub act featuring HMA’s Jared Dowdy. Jared and the Dowdettes?
Hobnobbing with Hyundai dignitaries: Patrick takes a selfie with Executive Vice President Byung Kwon Rhim.
Amanda and Rola meet Hyundai Motor Company Director Ducksang Jang.
Hyundai’s 2017 Global Top Sales Consultant Club at the welcome dinner.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 2017
Attendees board the Super Rapid Train to travel from Seoul to Hyundai’s Ulsan plant.
Jared Dowdy approves of the assembly line.
Tiffany, Amanda and Yasser at the Ulsan plant.
Hyundai’s 2017 Global Top Sales Consultant Club at the Ulsan plant.
Our U.S. contingent, along with some new friends, at the Ulsan port where Hyundai vehicles are loaded and shipped to destinations worldwide.
Rola and Yasser at the Ulsan plant.
Jared, Rola and Bill board the motor coach after returning from Ulsan.
THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017
Gangnam Auto Square.
Amanda and Yasser study the global Hyundai line at a display in Gangnam Auto Square.
Jared and Yasser outside a Santa Fe (and a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf) in Gangnam Auto Square.
(Left to right) Rola Aridi, Amanda Dino, Lou Albergo, Bill Parente and Yasser Soliman in Seoul’s Gangnam Auto Square.
Yasser, Lou and Jared outside Gangnam Auto Square. That’s an all-new Kona in white parked to the right.
Inside the War Memorial of Korea.
Rola, Yasser and Patrick leave the War Memorial of Korea.
Members of Hyundai’s 2017 Global Top Sales Consultant Club outside the War Memorial of Korea …
… and at Gyeong-Bok Palace, one of Korea’s most famous tourist destinations.
Please give us all 10s on the survey: Attendees evaluate the event en route to the farewell dinner.
Closing remarks from Hyundai Motor Company director Woong Sik Oh.
Attendees enjoyed a PowerPoint montage of photos from their time in Korea at the farewell dinner.
Hug it out, boys: Jared, Yasser and Bill.
Ladies of the club: Tiffany, Rola and Amanda at the farewell dinner.
Patrick is now armed with a greater understanding of Hyundai, and he’s happy about it.
Lou, Yasser, HMC director Woong Sik Oh and Bill.
Tiffany, Woong Sik Oh, Amanda and Yasser.
Bill, Woong Sik Oh and Patrick.
That calls for a drink: a final toast at the farewell dinner.