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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

John Durkan

Managing Director


Lord Stuart Rose


Marks and Spencer (UK)

Will Dean

Chief Executive Officer

Tough Mudder (USA)

Gordon Bitko

Chief Information Officer

Federal Bureau of Investigation (USA)

Susie McCabe

Senior Vice President of Global Retail

Under Armor (USA)

Jenny Bryant

Chief Human Resources Officer

Wesfarmers Limited

Brett Gosper

Chief Executive Officer World Rugby & Managing Director

Rugby World Cup

Lord Mark Price

Fmr Managing Director

Waitrose (UK)

Michael O’Keeffe

Chief Executive Officer


Marc Firestone

President, External Affairs & General Counsel

Philip Morris International (SUI)

Dave Samson

General Manager, Public Affairs

Chevron Corporation (USA)

Deborah Yates

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Reckitt Benckiser (UK)

Alexandra Badenoch

Group Executive, Human Resources


Peter Ruis

Chief Executive Officer

Jigsaw (UK)

Pierre Goad

Global Co-Head of Communications


Kate Morris

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Adore Beauty

Mike Fernandez

Corporate Vice-President, Corporate Affairs

Cargill (USA)

Alex Aiken

Executive Director Communications

HM Government (UK)

Ricardo Fort

Vice President, Global Sports Partnerships

The Coca-Cola Company (USA)

Ian McLeod

Chief Executive Officer


Stuart Crabb

Global HR Head

Facebook (USA)

Dave Richardson

Chief Executive Officer


Judith H. Edge

Corporate Vice President, Global Human Resources

FedEx Corporation (USA)

David L. Bunch

Global Vice-President

Shell Brands International (UK)

Alexandra Willis

Head of Communications, Content & Digital

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

Gordon Cairns



Andrea Thomas

Senior Vice President

Walmart (USA)

Rocco Braeuniger

Country Manager


Liz Gottung

Chief Human Resources Officer

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (USA)

Mark Waller

Executive Vice President of International

National Football League (USA)

Babak Parviz

Vice President

Amazon (USA)

Sir Craig Oliver



Roger Fisk

National Director

Obama for America (USA)

Ian Ayre

Managing Director

Liverpool FC (UK)

Todd Greenberg

Chief Executive Officer

National Rugby League

Redmond Yeung


Gap Inc. (China)

Mark Levy

Global Head of Employee Experience

Airbnb (USA)

Jeri Buchholz

Chief Human Resources Officer


Melissa Fleming

Chief Spokesperson


Jessica Powell

Vice President of Communications

Google (USA)

Gwen Morrison

Chief Executive Officer

The Store (USA)

Paraag Marathe


San Francisco 49ers (USA)

Henrik Amsinck

Senior Vice President, Business Technology

Lego (DNK)

Lana Hopkins

Founder & Chief Executive Officer


Michael Burgess


HBC Digital (USA)

Antonia Jermendy

Head of Retail Innovation & Test

Swarovski (CHE)

Gabrielle Valdez Dow

Vice President Marketing & Fan Engagement

Green Bay Packers (USA)

Judith Williams

Global Head of Diversity

Dropbox (USA)

Jean-Marc Pailhol

Head of Global Market Management & Distribution

Allianz SE (GER)

Richard Goyder AO

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer


Max Van Den Doel

Global Head Sports Marketing

Adidas (NL)

Sharon Price John

Chief Executive Officer

Build-A-Bear (USA)

Ian Moir

Chief Executive Officer

Woolworths (ZAF)

Jeffrey Sampson

Group Senior Vice President

Fast Retailing (JPN)

Patrick Noone

Managing Director

Costco Wholesale

Ravi Saligram

Chief Executive Officer

Officemax (USA)

Kylie Watson-Wheeler

Managing Director

The Walt Disney Company

Tatjana Haenni

Head of Women’s Football


Simon Thompson

Chief Product Officer & Non-Executive Director

Ocado (UK)

Seema Kumar

Vice President, Global Health, & Policy Communication

Johnson & Johnson (USA)

Jack Harari

Vice President - International Partnerships

Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues (USA)

Jordan Pettman

Global Head of People Data, Analytics & Planning

Nestlé (UK)

Zenia Mucha

Chief Communications Officer

The Walt Disney Company (USA)

Kirsten Walkom

Global Communications Director

Save the Children International (UK)

Diarmuid Russell

Senior Vice-President & General Manager International

Glassdoor (USA)

Kate Johnson

Global Head of Sponsorship Marketing

Visa (USA)

Murray Barnett

Head of Global Sponsorship & Commercial Partnerships

Formula One (UK)

Simone Niven

Global Head of Media & Communications

Rio Tinto (UK)

Michael Fraccaro

Chief Human Resources Officer

MasterCard (USA)

Richard Murray

Chief Executive Officer

JB Hi Fi

Deborah Nicodemus

Chief Executive Officer

Moda Operandi (USA)

Tom LaForge

Global Director of Human & Cultural Insights

The Coca-Cola Company (USA)

Bob Neville

Global Retail Creative Director & Head of Retail

New Balance (HK)

Terry J Lundgren

Fmr Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Macy’s (USA)

Ron Johnson


Apple Store

Shane Meeker

Corporate Storyteller & Company Historian

The Procter & Gamble Company (USA)

Gerrit Meier

Executive Vice President of International


Chaz Giles

Global Head of External Innovation

Estée Lauder (USA)

Dr Gordon Campbell

Chief Executive Officer

SPAR International (NED)

Gary Sheffer

Vice President Communications & Public Affairs


Ken Murphy

President of Global Brands

Walgreens Boots Alliance (USA)

Jack Leslie


Weber Shandwick (USA)

Valerie Hughes-D’Aeth

Human Resources Director


John Koryl


Neiman Marcus Direct (USA)

Kathryn van der Merwe

Group Executive Talent & Culture


Lord Peter Chadlington

Chief Executive Officer

Huntsworth (UK)

John Gillam

Managing Director


Justin King CBE

Former Chief Executive Officer

Sainsbury’s (UK)

Geoff McDonald

Global Vice President, Human Resources

Unilever (UK)

Eric Petersen

Senior Vice President Global Brand

Lululemon (CA)

Jennifer Storms

Senior Vice President, Global Sports Marketing

PepsiCo (USA)

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