Message from CEO Unilever Thai Trading
(Aviance 10th Anniversary Opening message of Mr. Bauke Rouwers, CEO Unilever Thai Trading, at Queen Sirikit Convention Center, Bangkok, 10-10-10)
Mr. Bauke Rouwers said "...Aviance team and international guests, it is a real pleasure to be with you on 10th birthday of aviance Unilever On the 10th day of the 10th month and 2010, we have arrived at the day of 10, 10, 10. Such a milestone only happen once in a century. So no better day than today to celebrate the 10th anniversary of aviance.
10 years ago, Unilever want to drive more growth for its beauty business. Direct selling and multi level marketing offer a new opportunity different from the stronghold in the retail business. We chose premium beauty products as they compliment our existing portfolio as a platform to launch our latest technological breakthroughs. And now 10 years later, we can say that aviance is a great success! Congratulations to you all!
That success is driven by aviance people and the great aviance beauty products. The ambition, energy and entrepreneurship that everyone puts in is at the heart of the success. And then, a premium brand, a steady stream of breakthrough innovations and an inspiring training completes the total success. But today I would like to announce a renewed commitment from Unilever to accelerate the success of aviance going forward.
Unilever just launched its Compass Vision. It calls for our global company to double in size over the next 10 years whilst we reduce the impact on the environment. And aviance plays a vital role in this new Compass Vision. Aviance is actually to Unilever what a Formula 1 team is to a car manufacturer. So it is a platform to launch the latest technology in innovation and in true Formula 1 spirit, we can see the doubling in 10 years is actually way too slow for aviance. Aviance should set the world record, the Formula 1 speed record for doubling the size of the company. And I foresee much accelerated growth for aviance as we will drive bigger and better innovations, enhance our ties with the members and raise the bar on the product quality and provide the best leadership programs available. And today I am also proud to announce the further international expansion to Malaysia from Cambodia and Thailand in the next year.
This is a great opportunity for you to build the business; the future is bright for aviance. So triple 10 dates don’t occur that often even if you intend to live in the next century, for the next triple 10. I invite you today to celebrate and enjoy the past 10 years and raise the glass for the next 100 years ahead.
Our Compass and your Passion is an unbeatable combination. So let’s toast Congratulations to you and your success. The future is bright for aviance, cheers and Happy Birthday!"