10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATING SPEECH FROM CEO OF CHICILON MEDIA

10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATING SPEECH FROM CEO OF CHICILON MEDIA

10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATING SPEECH FROM CEO OF CHICILON MEDIA

10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATING SPEECH FROM CEO OF CHICILON MEDIA

10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATING SPEECH FROM CEO OF CHICILON MEDIA

10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATING SPEECH FROM CEO OF CHICILON MEDIA

10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATING SPEECH FROM CEO OF CHICILON MEDIA

First of all, let me on behalf of the board send you the sincerest thanks.

     On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the company, I want to spend time recalling the past, my biggest feeling is: enthusiasm and dream are the greatest asset. Standing on the stage of the 10-Year Anniversary celebration, I am deeply touched, remembering the time when I decided to give up my job as a leading officer with full working conditions that I had been doing for ten years, in order to start my own business, seek investment, through every relationship to persuade people about my dreams, eventually be able to hire 4 inkjet printers from the support of an US-based Dorset leasing firm and locate them in in 4 countries including Manila, Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam. But that promising scenery did not last long, color inkjet technology in the country has a strong breakthrough, thus opportunities for the printing companies reduced significantly, at this point I had just been able to pay the investment in equipment. What should I do? Keep running this business, the cost of importing equipment was too high, unable to compete with domestically produced equipment. Taking the advantage that domestic equipment has not been widely disseminated, I decided to keep only the company in Vietnam, but sell all other companies, this was considered my first capital. At that time, my family settled in Singapore, our life could be considered as affluent, driving to drink tea and make friends every day. Although I looked so comfortable outside but actually conflicting deeply in my heart; I often asked myself in late night that: Is this my desired life? Is this my goal for resigning the last job? Absolutely not, I cannot go on like this, I have to start a new business again. I knew that if I do it once again, it will bring me toughness, tiredness and even failure; but I also knew that If I didn’t try to make it once more, I would regret when I get older; thus, on this day in 2006, Chicilon Media was born, so I have had opportunities to work with colleagues here for ten years.

     Ten years have passed in a moment; 10 years ago, there were colleagues who had just graduated with a lack of experience and also experienced ones, all of these people have created the miracle of Chicilon. Over the past ten years, these people have given Chicilon the most precious youth, taking Chicilon from an unnamed grass to a well-known giant, becoming a key player in the marketing communication industry in Vietnam. 

     The golden 10 years have passed, the next ten years are ten years of Vietnam's international integration, it will also be ten years of rapid growth of Vietnam, competition in the media industry will be fiercer, we must say goodbye to the glorious past to welcome the next ten years.
What can we rely on for the next ten years? There are only two words: Striving Forward. How have the staff strived for the past few years in Chicilon? Only four words, it is: very miserable, very tired but they are hopeful drudgery which represents for joy, happiness and worthy rewards whenever we look back. Nowadays, there are plenty of people who want to gain more but work less, but in fact, Chicilon employees are aware that the things that come from hard work are the best and the sweetest.

     During my time in Chicilon, the last ten years make me regret that we have not had a fair stage for everyone, there were times when a lot of people tried but their effort has not been recognized; sometimes, the sweaty hard work resulted in tears of pity. For the past ten years, what made me unhappy the most is that I have been a devotee of perfectionism, never complimenting others, but often like to persuade, criticize, overwhelm others and people said I am on point; sometimes I even get angry, mad; then when I think back at late night, is working with me happiness or anguish? Thus, I would like to send my sincere apologies to my colleagues for the past ten years who have been criticized, scolded, hurt, and those who have not received fair remedies for silent day work for the development of the company, but, I also expect everyone to believe that the hard work will eventually be paid off.

    We do not have powerful fathers, nor rich mothers, but we have the passion, the dreams, the hardships that we have passed which are also our most valuable assets. I believe that after 10 years, when our children grow up, be more knowledgeable, we will have the eligibility to tell them that: We have strived, made effort and persisted for our own life; we have proven our capability and value, we have reached the peak of ourselves, we have lived, lived without regret! 

    Chicilon family members, "For every Chicilon employee to be able to fulfill their own dreams" is Chicilon Media's ultimate goal, as well as my responsibility and mission, let us stretch our arms wide for the next promising ten years await us in front.