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Dian Gomes was invited to deliver the keynote speech at the 2015 Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka Continuing Professional Development (CPD) session on Leadership, titled ‘‘How to Create a winning team‘‘ ‐ Leading in Challenging times. The event was held on the 11th of June 2015.

June 2015

Dian Gomes was invited to deliver the keynote speech at the Great Workplaces Conference and Awards at the Hilton, Colombo on 10th June 2015. The event was hosted by Great Place to Work in collaboration with the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and LMD. The 2015 event was held under the theme 'Empowering teams to drive superior corporate performance‘.

June 2015

Dian Gomes was invited to be a guest speaker at ‘The McQuire Kingsbury Corporate Coffee Series‘ on 30 June 2015, sharing his knowledge and experience on the topic of ‘‘The essentials of building a strong business‘‘.

May 2015

Dian Gomes was invited by Green Templeton College to speak at the Emerging Markets Symposium (EMS) 2015: Symposium on Ageing in Emerging Markets at Oxford in January 2015. The symposium is a gathering of fifty leading international policy experts and practitioners from more than 20 emerging markets and high income countries.

January 2015

Dian Gomes was recently felicitated at the Sports Management and Leadership Awards 2014, recognizing sports achievements across Africa and Asia. He was recognized for Outstanding Individual Contribution to Sports ‐ boxing.

December 2014

Dian Gomes was invited to deliver a guest lecture on ‘Leadership‘ to the senior students of the Advanced Level classes of St. Thomas‘s College, Mount Lavinia on Friday 7th November at the College Hall. This lecture is part of an ongoing series of Career Guidance and Leadership Training Programmes at the school.

November 2014

Dian Gomes was invited to be Guest of Honour at the International Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) conference in July 2014. The theme of the 2014 conference was ‘Enhancement of Skills for Social Integration, Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development‘ at which Dian spoke on the same topic.

July 2014

Dian Gomes was appointed Brand Ambassador of SLIM Brand Excellence 2014. As the national body for marketing, SLIM has been in the forefront in proliferating marketing knowledge and uplifting the profile of marketing profession in the country.

June 2014

Dian Gomes was invited to speak to the MBA students of the Imperial College Business School in London as part of an ‘Inspiring Leaders Talks‘ Series. Held in May 2014 the objective of this lecture was to encourage students to identify and relate to the speaker. To better facilitate this the lecture was delivered in three parts which included a personal introduction including challenges and achievements, an overview of the speakers area of expertise and a question and answer session. Dian delivered the lecture to 64 students on the topic ‘Leadership and being the Cornerman for his team‘.

May 2014

Dian will be the first speaker at the Continuing Professional Development Programme on Effective Public Speaking, organized by the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects at the Centre of Banking Studies Auditorium, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Rajagiriya. Dian will share his insight with the audience on the topic ‘‘Nothing is Impossible‘‘, adding on an architectural angle to the lecture through his experience in restoration projects.

April 2014

Dian will deliver a lecture on ‘Effective Leadership‘ at Miloda, Academy of Financial studies, organized by the institute as part of the orientation of over 50 newly recruited Accountants for the Public Sector. Around 40 of the participants will be from the North and East of Sri Lanka.

April 2014

Dian is elected as the President of the National Association of Fencing, Sri Lanka (NAFSL) during the association‘s Annual General Meeting.

March 2014

Dian will be a guest speaker at Sri Lanka‘s inaugural National Engineering Conference, organized by the Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL) under the theme ‘Engineering ‐ Sri Lanka‘s future‘, to be held at Galadari Hotel, Colombo. Dian will address the gathering of prominent engineers and engineering enthusiasts on ‘Tomorrow‘s Leadership Challenges‘, and will be among a list of influential speakers at the event, including keynote speaker, Secretary of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Hon. Patali Champika Ranawaka, Minister of Technology, Research and Atomic Energy.

October 2013

Delivering the key note address in Leadership at the SL2 College Conference on Undergraduate Education, Dian will share his experiences in both the boardroom and boxing ring and guide the students through leadership lessons learnt through real life experiences. The Conference is scheduled to be held at the University of Colombo.

August 2013

Dian will deliver a lecture on leadership at the Orientation Programme for the new Planning Service entrants to the Public Service organized by the Ministry of Finance and Planning, which will be held at the Miloda Academy of Financial Studies, Colombo 01.

August 2013

The Rotary Club of Colombo West will be hosting Dian to their weekly Luncheon Meeting at the Galadari Hotel, where he will deliver a lecture on Leadership, speaking to the audience of the characteristics, strengths and challenges faced by leaders of today, taking his own experiences as an example.

July 2013

Dian will be attending the Commonwealth Advisory Body on Sport (CABOS) 2013 Annual Meeting at the Commonwealth Secretariat, Marlborough House, London, UK.

June 2013

Gracing the Induction Programme for New Trainees of KPMG, Dian will speak on Leadership, and share his experience in the field of accounting. Dian is the first Alumni of KPMG to be invited to speak at the Induction Programme.

June 2013

Dian will be one of the prominent speakers at the Guest Lecture Programme conducted by the Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CASL) Benevolent Society, and will speak to over 100 Chartered Accountants on Leadership. The event will be held at the Auditorium of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Sri Lanka.

May 2013

As Chief Guest and Key Note Speaker of the Degree Inauguration Event of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Rathmalana, Dian will speak to over 100 students representing the three armed forces as well as the police force of Sri Lanka on leadership, guiding them through his own experiences in the sporting and corporate fields.

April 2013

Technomedics Sri Lanka has invited Dian to speak to their 100+ staff members as the Guest Speaker for their Annual Staff Conference 2013, scheduled to be held at Waters Edge, from 6:30 p.m. onwards.

April 2013

Dian has been invited to deliver a lecture on Leadership for a corporate audience consisting of Senior Executives and Management of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC). The lecture will be held at the HSBC Head Office in Colombo, from 5:30 pm onwards.

March 2013

Gracing the 9th International Conference of Business Management organized by the Faculty of Management Studies & Commerce of the University of Sri Jayawardenapura, Dian will touch on a critical topic ‘Leadership in Crisis‘ to a group of over 400 professionals and academics.

February 2013

Dian will join a group of elite speakers including Rajendra Theagarajah, Hiran Cooray and Kumar Sangakkara at ‘Excellence in Action 2013‘, where he will share his thoughts on encouraging leadership and success within the corporate sector. The event, organized by the Royal College class of 72, will be held at the Oak Room, Cinnamon Grand.

February 2013

As the speaker at ‘Wisdom Eve‘, Dian will share his thoughts, insights and experience when he delivers a lecture on The Art of Effective Leadership and Motivation, hosted by the Institute of Personal Management Sri Lanka (IPM).

December 2012

Dian has been invited to speak to a group of over 1000 youth on employment prospects in the private sector by Jagath Angage, Minister of Health, Indigenous Medicine, Social Welfare & Women‘s Affairs, Probation & Child Care and Council Affairs ‐ Western Province. The event will be held at the Agamathi Balika Maha Vidyalaya, Panadura.

December 2012

Dian will be the Chief Guest at the Senior Prize Giving of Lyceum International School, to be held at the school premises in Nugegoda. His valuable insight on a sold educational foundation too, will be shared with the students on this occasion.

November 2012

Dian has been invited to speak to an audience that includes some of the most creative minds in marketing communications at the Effie Awards Workshop on the subject he is renowned for, 'Leadership'. The workshop has been initiated by the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM).

November 2012

Dian has been invited as the special motivational speaker at the next Unity Camp organized by the Ekamuthu Oray Makkal Unity Mission Trust, the fifth in a series of Unity Camps held across the island.

October 2012

Dian will be the Key Note Speaker at the 40th Anniversary International Seminar of the Institute of Supply and Materials Management, under the theme ‘Winning the markets through better supply chain management‘. His speech will give an insight to the importance of Leadership within the scope of Supply Chain Management.

October 2012

The Keynote Speech at the ACCA Students Conference will be delivered by Dian on the topic ‘The Power Within You‘, at King‘s Court - Cinnamon Lakeside.

October 2012

Dian will speak at ‘Go green with Occupational Safety & Health‘, the National Safety Conference held by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) together with the Ministry of Labour and Labour Relations at Galadari Hotel, to mark the National Safety Week.

October 2012

Sharing his insight on Motivation, Dian will speak to a group of 350 English Language teachers at the 7th Sri Lanka English Language Teachers Association (SLELTA)

September 2012

Dian will deliver a lecture on Leadership at the Regional Plantation Companies CEO‘s Forum on Human Resource Management at the Institute of Personal Management, Colombo 05.

August 2012

Dian will address the gathering at the University of Moratuwa at their Annual Colours Awards Ceremony of 2011 as Chief Guest, where around 375 sportsmen and sportswomen will be awarded Colours for their excellence in sports.

March 2012

Dian will motivate the students and members of the Defense Services Command & Staff College with his much valued take on Leadership at the College premises at Sapugaskanda.

March 2012

Dian will take the podium as Speaker of the 38th Convocation of the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce - University of Sri Jayewardenepura to share his expertise and experience as a successful corporate leader and businessman.

February 2012

‘Differentiating You‘ - Dian will delivers a lecture on Leadership and Motivation at a workshop organized by the International Business Students of the Faculty of Management & Finance - University of Colombo.

January 2012

Are you a Corporate Athlete? - Dian speaks on how high performance is measured not only by intellect but also by a well-balanced and healthy lifestyle, during a conference on Corporate Athleticism organized by the Rotary Foundation Alumni.

January 2012

To be amongst the best of the best was the objective set for the Senior Management of Asian Alliance Insurance PLC, who sought Dian‘s insight and expertise on leadership and how to guide and direct your subordinates towards the road to success.

January 2012

Dian speaks ‐ Dian addresses the audience as the Guest of Honour at the 20th Convocation of the Institute of Supplier and Materials Management. Insights into his success in life and career were shared with the graduates who were awarded Diplomas in Purchasing and Materials Management.

December 2011

Dian speaks ‐ Dian delivers his signature key note lecture on ‘Leadership‘ to executives and senior management of Axis Bank, India. The event was 450 strong and was held in Colombo.

December 2011

www.diangomes.com goes live! - Dian launched his new and improved website on the 12th of December 2011, offering visitors a complete insight into the various facets of Dian‘s life.

December 2011