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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

Ken Murphy

President of Global Brands

Walgreens Boots Alliance (USA)

Justin King CBE

Former Chief Executive Officer

Sainsbury’s (UK)

Susie McCabe

Senior Vice President of Global Retail

Under Armor (USA)

Pierre Goad

Global Co-Head of Communications


Jack Harari

Vice President - International Partnerships

Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues (USA)

Dave Samson

General Manager, Public Affairs

Chevron Corporation (USA)

Jordan Pettman

Global Head of People Data, Analytics & Planning

Nestlé (UK)

Patrick Noone

Managing Director

Costco Wholesale

Max Van Den Doel

Global Head Sports Marketing

Adidas (NL)

Jeri Buchholz

Chief Human Resources Officer


Shane Meeker

Corporate Storyteller & Company Historian

The Procter & Gamble Company (USA)

Lord Mark Price

Fmr Managing Director

Waitrose (UK)

Simone Niven

Global Head of Media & Communications

Rio Tinto (UK)

Gerrit Meier

Executive Vice President of International


Diarmuid Russell

Senior Vice-President & General Manager International

Glassdoor (USA)

Eric Petersen

Senior Vice President Global Brand

Lululemon (CA)

Jennifer Storms

Senior Vice President, Global Sports Marketing

PepsiCo (USA)

Lord Peter Chadlington

Chief Executive Officer

Huntsworth (UK)

Liz Gottung

Chief Human Resources Officer

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (USA)

Gabrielle Valdez Dow

Vice President Marketing & Fan Engagement

Green Bay Packers (USA)

Todd Greenberg

Chief Executive Officer

National Rugby League

Ravi Saligram

Chief Executive Officer

Officemax (USA)

Deborah Yates

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Reckitt Benckiser (UK)

Chaz Giles

Global Head of External Innovation

Estée Lauder (USA)

Bob Neville

Global Retail Creative Director & Head of Retail

New Balance (HK)

Rocco Braeuniger

Country Manager


Alexandra Willis

Head of Communications, Content & Digital

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

Kylie Watson-Wheeler

Managing Director

The Walt Disney Company

Valerie Hughes-D’Aeth

Human Resources Director


Judith H. Edge

Corporate Vice President, Global Human Resources

FedEx Corporation (USA)

Peter Ruis

Chief Executive Officer

Jigsaw (UK)

Will Dean

Chief Executive Officer

Tough Mudder (USA)

Jenny Bryant

Chief Human Resources Officer

Wesfarmers Limited

Gordon Cairns



Seema Kumar

Vice President, Global Health, & Policy Communication

Johnson & Johnson (USA)

Deborah Nicodemus

Chief Executive Officer

Moda Operandi (USA)

Lana Hopkins

Founder & Chief Executive Officer


Mike Fernandez

Corporate Vice-President, Corporate Affairs

Cargill (USA)

Babak Parviz

Vice President

Amazon (USA)

Mark Levy

Global Head of Employee Experience

Airbnb (USA)

Mark Waller

Executive Vice President of International

National Football League (USA)

Ian McLeod

Chief Executive Officer


Geoff McDonald

Global Vice President, Human Resources

Unilever (UK)

Antonia Jermendy

Head of Retail Innovation & Test

Swarovski (CHE)

Michael Fraccaro

Chief Human Resources Officer

MasterCard (USA)

Sir Craig Oliver



Jessica Powell

Vice President of Communications

Google (USA)

Alex Aiken

Executive Director Communications

HM Government (UK)

Gordon Bitko

Chief Information Officer

Federal Bureau of Investigation (USA)

Paraag Marathe


San Francisco 49ers (USA)

Murray Barnett

Head of Global Sponsorship & Commercial Partnerships

Formula One (UK)

Melissa Fleming

Chief Spokesperson


Richard Goyder AO

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer


Kate Morris

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Adore Beauty

Jeffrey Sampson

Group Senior Vice President

Fast Retailing (JPN)

Redmond Yeung


Gap Inc. (China)

Kathryn van der Merwe

Group Executive Talent & Culture


Roger Fisk

National Director

Obama for America (USA)

Marc Firestone

President, External Affairs & General Counsel

Philip Morris International (SUI)

Dave Richardson

Chief Executive Officer


Brett Gosper

Chief Executive Officer World Rugby & Managing Director

Rugby World Cup

Zenia Mucha

Chief Communications Officer

The Walt Disney Company (USA)

Gary Sheffer

Vice President Communications & Public Affairs


John Gillam

Managing Director


Ricardo Fort

Vice President, Global Sports Partnerships

The Coca-Cola Company (USA)

John Koryl


Neiman Marcus Direct (USA)

Lord Stuart Rose


Marks and Spencer (UK)

Ron Johnson


Apple Store

Stuart Crabb

Global HR Head

Facebook (USA)

Jean-Marc Pailhol

Head of Global Market Management & Distribution

Allianz SE (GER)

John Durkan

Managing Director


Michael Burgess


HBC Digital (USA)

Terry J Lundgren

Fmr Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Macy’s (USA)

Judith Williams

Global Head of Diversity

Dropbox (USA)

Andrea Thomas

Senior Vice President

Walmart (USA)

Ian Ayre

Managing Director

Liverpool FC (UK)

Tatjana Haenni

Head of Women’s Football


Jack Leslie


Weber Shandwick (USA)

Simon Thompson

Chief Product Officer & Non-Executive Director

Ocado (UK)

Ian Moir

Chief Executive Officer

Woolworths (ZAF)

Alexandra Badenoch

Group Executive, Human Resources


Henrik Amsinck

Senior Vice President, Business Technology

Lego (DNK)

Dr Gordon Campbell

Chief Executive Officer

SPAR International (NED)

Gwen Morrison

Chief Executive Officer

The Store (USA)

Michael O’Keeffe

Chief Executive Officer


David L. Bunch

Global Vice-President

Shell Brands International (UK)

Kirsten Walkom

Global Communications Director

Save the Children International (UK)

Kate Johnson

Global Head of Sponsorship Marketing

Visa (USA)

Tom LaForge

Global Director of Human & Cultural Insights

The Coca-Cola Company (USA)

Sharon Price John

Chief Executive Officer

Build-A-Bear (USA)

Richard Murray

Chief Executive Officer

JB Hi Fi

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