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Since 2009, CONNECT MEDIA has provided captivating, relevant, and original content across hundreds of events.

We seek out authoritative and insightful industry executives who can engage an audience with their ideas and lessons. Speaking at one of our events provides the ultimate platform to share your story.

Pioneers, Leaders & Trailblazers

Past Speakers

Jeffrey Sampson

Group Senior Vice President

Fast Retailing (JPN)

Ian Ayre

Managing Director

Liverpool FC (UK)

David L. Bunch

Global Vice-President

Shell Brands International (UK)

Dave Samson

General Manager, Public Affairs

Chevron Corporation (USA)

Henrik Amsinck

Senior Vice President, Business Technology

Lego (DNK)

Murray Barnett

Head of Global Sponsorship & Commercial Partnerships

Formula One (UK)

Michael Fraccaro

Chief Human Resources Officer

MasterCard (USA)

Ricardo Fort

Vice President, Global Sports Partnerships

The Coca-Cola Company (USA)

Ron Johnson


Apple Store

Sir Craig Oliver



Kathryn van der Merwe

Group Executive Talent & Culture


Melissa Fleming

Chief Spokesperson


Kate Morris

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Adore Beauty

Richard Goyder AO

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer


Chaz Giles

Global Head of External Innovation

Estée Lauder (USA)

John Durkan

Managing Director


Will Dean

Chief Executive Officer

Tough Mudder (USA)

Deborah Yates

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Reckitt Benckiser (UK)

Gwen Morrison

Chief Executive Officer

The Store (USA)

Ian Moir

Chief Executive Officer

Woolworths (ZAF)

Terry J Lundgren

Fmr Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Macy’s (USA)

Babak Parviz

Vice President

Amazon (USA)

Seema Kumar

Vice President, Global Health, & Policy Communication

Johnson & Johnson (USA)

Michael Burgess


HBC Digital (USA)

Eric Petersen

Senior Vice President Global Brand

Lululemon (CA)

Liz Gottung

Chief Human Resources Officer

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (USA)

Jack Harari

Vice President - International Partnerships

Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues (USA)

Justin King CBE

Former Chief Executive Officer

Sainsbury’s (UK)

Jean-Marc Pailhol

Head of Global Market Management & Distribution

Allianz SE (GER)

Kate Johnson

Global Head of Sponsorship Marketing

Visa (USA)

Jennifer Storms

Senior Vice President, Global Sports Marketing

PepsiCo (USA)

Jeri Buchholz

Chief Human Resources Officer


Roger Fisk

National Director

Obama for America (USA)

Gordon Cairns



Gary Sheffer

Vice President Communications & Public Affairs


Judith H. Edge

Corporate Vice President, Global Human Resources

FedEx Corporation (USA)

Judith Williams

Global Head of Diversity

Dropbox (USA)

Alexandra Willis

Head of Communications, Content & Digital

The All England Lawn Tennis Club (Championships) (UK)

Dr Gordon Campbell

Chief Executive Officer

SPAR International (NED)

Marc Firestone

President, External Affairs & General Counsel

Philip Morris International (SUI)

Bob Neville

Global Retail Creative Director & Head of Retail

New Balance (HK)

Zenia Mucha

Chief Communications Officer

The Walt Disney Company (USA)

Sharon Price John

Chief Executive Officer

Build-A-Bear (USA)

Ken Murphy

President of Global Brands

Walgreens Boots Alliance (USA)

Mark Waller

Executive Vice President of International

National Football League (USA)

Mark Levy

Global Head of Employee Experience

Airbnb (USA)

Pierre Goad

Global Co-Head of Communications


Gabrielle Valdez Dow

Vice President Marketing & Fan Engagement

Green Bay Packers (USA)

Jordan Pettman

Global Head of People Data, Analytics & Planning

Nestlé (UK)

Antonia Jermendy

Head of Retail Innovation & Test

Swarovski (CHE)

Simone Niven

Global Head of Media & Communications

Rio Tinto (UK)

Alex Aiken

Executive Director Communications

HM Government (UK)

Gerrit Meier

Executive Vice President of International


Simon Thompson

Chief Product Officer & Non-Executive Director

Ocado (UK)

Kylie Watson-Wheeler

Managing Director

The Walt Disney Company

Diarmuid Russell

Senior Vice-President & General Manager International

Glassdoor (USA)

Dave Richardson

Chief Executive Officer


Geoff McDonald

Global Vice President, Human Resources

Unilever (UK)

Lord Peter Chadlington

Chief Executive Officer

Huntsworth (UK)

Jack Leslie


Weber Shandwick (USA)

Jenny Bryant

Chief Human Resources Officer

Wesfarmers Limited

Lord Stuart Rose


Marks and Spencer (UK)

Deborah Nicodemus

Chief Executive Officer

Moda Operandi (USA)

Michael O’Keeffe

Chief Executive Officer


Rocco Braeuniger

Country Manager


John Koryl


Neiman Marcus Direct (USA)

Alexandra Badenoch

Group Executive, Human Resources


Max Van Den Doel

Global Head Sports Marketing

Adidas (NL)

Ravi Saligram

Chief Executive Officer

Officemax (USA)

Stuart Crabb

Global HR Head

Facebook (USA)

Peter Ruis

Chief Executive Officer

Jigsaw (UK)

Shane Meeker

Corporate Storyteller & Company Historian

The Procter & Gamble Company (USA)

Mike Fernandez

Corporate Vice-President, Corporate Affairs

Cargill (USA)

Ian McLeod

Chief Executive Officer


Andrea Thomas

Senior Vice President

Walmart (USA)

John Gillam

Managing Director


Patrick Noone

Managing Director

Costco Wholesale

Redmond Yeung


Gap Inc. (China)

Brett Gosper

Chief Executive Officer World Rugby & Managing Director

Rugby World Cup

Lana Hopkins

Founder & Chief Executive Officer


Tatjana Haenni

Head of Women’s Football


Gordon Bitko

Chief Information Officer

Federal Bureau of Investigation (USA)

Paraag Marathe


San Francisco 49ers (USA)

Richard Murray

Chief Executive Officer

JB Hi Fi

Tom LaForge

Global Director of Human & Cultural Insights

The Coca-Cola Company (USA)

Valerie Hughes-D’Aeth

Human Resources Director


Susie McCabe

Senior Vice President of Global Retail

Under Armor (USA)

Lord Mark Price

Fmr Managing Director

Waitrose (UK)

Jessica Powell

Vice President of Communications

Google (USA)

Kirsten Walkom

Global Communications Director

Save the Children International (UK)

Todd Greenberg

Chief Executive Officer

National Rugby League

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