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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

Richard Goyder AO

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer


Chaz Giles

Global Head of External Innovation

Estée Lauder (USA)

Gabrielle Valdez Dow

Vice President Marketing & Fan Engagement

Green Bay Packers (USA)

Todd Greenberg

Chief Executive Officer

National Rugby League

Henrik Amsinck

Senior Vice President, Business Technology

Lego (DNK)

Paraag Marathe


San Francisco 49ers (USA)

Simone Niven

Global Head of Media & Communications

Rio Tinto (UK)

Jeffrey Sampson

Group Senior Vice President

Fast Retailing (JPN)

Gerrit Meier

Executive Vice President of International


Babak Parviz

Vice President

Amazon (USA)

Max Van Den Doel

Global Head Sports Marketing

Adidas (NL)

Ian Ayre

Managing Director

Liverpool FC (UK)

Alexandra Badenoch

Group Executive, Human Resources


Eric Petersen

Senior Vice President Global Brand

Lululemon (CA)

Geoff McDonald

Global Vice President, Human Resources

Unilever (UK)

Jack Harari

Vice President - International Partnerships

Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues (USA)

Ken Murphy

President of Global Brands

Walgreens Boots Alliance (USA)

Judith Williams

Global Head of Diversity

Dropbox (USA)

Gordon Cairns



Antonia Jermendy

Head of Retail Innovation & Test

Swarovski (CHE)

Jack Leslie


Weber Shandwick (USA)

Dr Gordon Campbell

Chief Executive Officer

SPAR International (NED)

Stuart Crabb

Global HR Head

Facebook (USA)

Gwen Morrison

Chief Executive Officer

The Store (USA)

Rocco Braeuniger

Country Manager


Sir Craig Oliver



Justin King CBE

Former Chief Executive Officer

Sainsbury’s (UK)

Sharon Price John

Chief Executive Officer

Build-A-Bear (USA)

Ian Moir

Chief Executive Officer

Woolworths (ZAF)

Tatjana Haenni

Head of Women’s Football


Zenia Mucha

Chief Communications Officer

The Walt Disney Company (USA)

Deborah Yates

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Reckitt Benckiser (UK)

Susie McCabe

Senior Vice President of Global Retail

Under Armor (USA)

Brett Gosper

Chief Executive Officer World Rugby & Managing Director

Rugby World Cup

Tom LaForge

Global Director of Human & Cultural Insights

The Coca-Cola Company (USA)

Richard Murray

Chief Executive Officer

JB Hi Fi

Lord Mark Price

Fmr Managing Director

Waitrose (UK)

Roger Fisk

National Director

Obama for America (USA)

John Koryl


Neiman Marcus Direct (USA)

Kathryn van der Merwe

Group Executive Talent & Culture


Ricardo Fort

Vice President, Global Sports Partnerships

The Coca-Cola Company (USA)

Seema Kumar

Vice President, Global Health, & Policy Communication

Johnson & Johnson (USA)

Marc Firestone

President, External Affairs & General Counsel

Philip Morris International (SUI)

John Durkan

Managing Director


Jennifer Storms

Senior Vice President, Global Sports Marketing

PepsiCo (USA)

Judith H. Edge

Corporate Vice President, Global Human Resources

FedEx Corporation (USA)

John Gillam

Managing Director


Shane Meeker

Corporate Storyteller & Company Historian

The Procter & Gamble Company (USA)

Kirsten Walkom

Global Communications Director

Save the Children International (UK)

Deborah Nicodemus

Chief Executive Officer

Moda Operandi (USA)

Gordon Bitko

Chief Information Officer

Federal Bureau of Investigation (USA)

Jenny Bryant

Chief Human Resources Officer

Wesfarmers Limited

Liz Gottung

Chief Human Resources Officer

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (USA)

Michael O’Keeffe

Chief Executive Officer


Will Dean

Chief Executive Officer

Tough Mudder (USA)

Mike Fernandez

Corporate Vice-President, Corporate Affairs

Cargill (USA)

Melissa Fleming

Chief Spokesperson


Patrick Noone

Managing Director

Costco Wholesale

Peter Ruis

Chief Executive Officer

Jigsaw (UK)

Jordan Pettman

Global Head of People Data, Analytics & Planning

Nestlé (UK)

Terry J Lundgren

Fmr Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Macy’s (USA)

Bob Neville

Global Retail Creative Director & Head of Retail

New Balance (HK)

Mark Waller

Executive Vice President of International

National Football League (USA)

Murray Barnett

Head of Global Sponsorship & Commercial Partnerships

Formula One (UK)

Dave Samson

General Manager, Public Affairs

Chevron Corporation (USA)

Lord Stuart Rose


Marks and Spencer (UK)

Jessica Powell

Vice President of Communications

Google (USA)

Simon Thompson

Chief Product Officer & Non-Executive Director

Ocado (UK)

Kate Morris

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Adore Beauty

Lord Peter Chadlington

Chief Executive Officer

Huntsworth (UK)

Dave Richardson

Chief Executive Officer


Ian McLeod

Chief Executive Officer


Diarmuid Russell

Senior Vice-President & General Manager International

Glassdoor (USA)

Andrea Thomas

Senior Vice President

Walmart (USA)

Jean-Marc Pailhol

Head of Global Market Management & Distribution

Allianz SE (GER)

Pierre Goad

Global Co-Head of Communications


Lana Hopkins

Founder & Chief Executive Officer


Michael Burgess


HBC Digital (USA)

Mark Levy

Global Head of Employee Experience

Airbnb (USA)

Alex Aiken

Executive Director Communications

HM Government (UK)

Ron Johnson


Apple Store

Kylie Watson-Wheeler

Managing Director

The Walt Disney Company

Gary Sheffer

Vice President Communications & Public Affairs


Michael Fraccaro

Chief Human Resources Officer

MasterCard (USA)

Ravi Saligram

Chief Executive Officer

Officemax (USA)

Kate Johnson

Global Head of Sponsorship Marketing

Visa (USA)

David L. Bunch

Global Vice-President

Shell Brands International (UK)

Jeri Buchholz

Chief Human Resources Officer


Alexandra Willis

Head of Communications, Content & Digital

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

Redmond Yeung


Gap Inc. (China)

Valerie Hughes-D’Aeth

Human Resources Director


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