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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

Simone Niven

Global Head of Media & Communications

Rio Tinto (UK)

Andrea Thomas

Senior Vice President

Walmart (USA)

Sharon Price John

Chief Executive Officer

Build-A-Bear (USA)

Gerrit Meier

Executive Vice President of International


John Gillam

Managing Director


Lord Peter Chadlington

Chief Executive Officer

Huntsworth (UK)

Gwen Morrison

Chief Executive Officer

The Store (USA)

Gordon Bitko

Chief Information Officer

Federal Bureau of Investigation (USA)

Max Van Den Doel

Global Head Sports Marketing

Adidas (NL)

Diarmuid Russell

Senior Vice-President & General Manager International

Glassdoor (USA)

Eric Petersen

Senior Vice President Global Brand

Lululemon (CA)

Jessica Powell

Vice President of Communications

Google (USA)

Jeffrey Sampson

Group Senior Vice President

Fast Retailing (JPN)

Alexandra Badenoch

Group Executive, Human Resources


Jordan Pettman

Global Head of People Data, Analytics & Planning

Nestlé (UK)

Alexandra Willis

Head of Communications, Content & Digital

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

Valerie Hughes-D’Aeth

Human Resources Director


Lord Mark Price

Fmr Managing Director

Waitrose (UK)

Rocco Braeuniger

Country Manager


Seema Kumar

Vice President, Global Health, & Policy Communication

Johnson & Johnson (USA)

Jean-Marc Pailhol

Head of Global Market Management & Distribution

Allianz SE (GER)

Justin King CBE

Former Chief Executive Officer

Sainsbury’s (UK)

Patrick Noone

Managing Director

Costco Wholesale

Pierre Goad

Global Co-Head of Communications


Gabrielle Valdez Dow

Vice President Marketing & Fan Engagement

Green Bay Packers (USA)

Peter Ruis

Chief Executive Officer

Jigsaw (UK)

Paraag Marathe


San Francisco 49ers (USA)

Antonia Jermendy

Head of Retail Innovation & Test

Swarovski (CHE)

Mark Levy

Global Head of Employee Experience

Airbnb (USA)

Lord Stuart Rose


Marks and Spencer (UK)

Murray Barnett

Head of Global Sponsorship & Commercial Partnerships

Formula One (UK)

Zenia Mucha

Chief Communications Officer

The Walt Disney Company (USA)

Richard Murray

Chief Executive Officer

JB Hi Fi

Susie McCabe

Senior Vice President of Global Retail

Under Armor (USA)

Kathryn van der Merwe

Group Executive Talent & Culture


Ravi Saligram

Chief Executive Officer

Officemax (USA)

Gary Sheffer

Vice President Communications & Public Affairs


Roger Fisk

National Director

Obama for America (USA)

Deborah Nicodemus

Chief Executive Officer

Moda Operandi (USA)

Kate Morris

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Adore Beauty

Tatjana Haenni

Head of Women’s Football


Jack Leslie


Weber Shandwick (USA)

Ricardo Fort

Vice President, Global Sports Partnerships

The Coca-Cola Company (USA)

Dr Gordon Campbell

Chief Executive Officer

SPAR International (NED)

Stuart Crabb

Global HR Head

Facebook (USA)

Michael Fraccaro

Chief Human Resources Officer

MasterCard (USA)

John Koryl


Neiman Marcus Direct (USA)

Gordon Cairns



Ian Ayre

Managing Director

Liverpool FC (UK)

Marc Firestone

President, External Affairs & General Counsel

Philip Morris International (SUI)

Ron Johnson


Apple Store

Jennifer Storms

Senior Vice President, Global Sports Marketing

PepsiCo (USA)

Mark Waller

Executive Vice President of International

National Football League (USA)

David L. Bunch

Global Vice-President

Shell Brands International (UK)

Judith Williams

Global Head of Diversity

Dropbox (USA)

Kate Johnson

Global Head of Sponsorship Marketing

Visa (USA)

Alex Aiken

Executive Director Communications

HM Government (UK)

Judith H. Edge

Corporate Vice President, Global Human Resources

FedEx Corporation (USA)

Melissa Fleming

Chief Spokesperson


Geoff McDonald

Global Vice President, Human Resources

Unilever (UK)

John Durkan

Managing Director


Shane Meeker

Corporate Storyteller & Company Historian

The Procter & Gamble Company (USA)

Simon Thompson

Chief Product Officer & Non-Executive Director

Ocado (UK)

Ian McLeod

Chief Executive Officer


Kirsten Walkom

Global Communications Director

Save the Children International (UK)

Ken Murphy

President of Global Brands

Walgreens Boots Alliance (USA)

Ian Moir

Chief Executive Officer

Woolworths (ZAF)

Babak Parviz

Vice President

Amazon (USA)

Todd Greenberg

Chief Executive Officer

National Rugby League

Liz Gottung

Chief Human Resources Officer

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (USA)

Henrik Amsinck

Senior Vice President, Business Technology

Lego (DNK)

Tom LaForge

Global Director of Human & Cultural Insights

The Coca-Cola Company (USA)

Deborah Yates

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Reckitt Benckiser (UK)

Richard Goyder AO

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer


Will Dean

Chief Executive Officer

Tough Mudder (USA)

Terry J Lundgren

Fmr Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Macy’s (USA)

Dave Richardson

Chief Executive Officer


Redmond Yeung


Gap Inc. (China)

Jeri Buchholz

Chief Human Resources Officer


Michael Burgess


HBC Digital (USA)

Lana Hopkins

Founder & Chief Executive Officer


Jack Harari

Vice President - International Partnerships

Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues (USA)

Dave Samson

General Manager, Public Affairs

Chevron Corporation (USA)

Mike Fernandez

Corporate Vice-President, Corporate Affairs

Cargill (USA)

Chaz Giles

Global Head of External Innovation

Estée Lauder (USA)

Kylie Watson-Wheeler

Managing Director

The Walt Disney Company

Bob Neville

Global Retail Creative Director & Head of Retail

New Balance (HK)

Jenny Bryant

Chief Human Resources Officer

Wesfarmers Limited

Brett Gosper

Chief Executive Officer World Rugby & Managing Director

Rugby World Cup

Sir Craig Oliver



Michael O’Keeffe

Chief Executive Officer


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