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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

Michael Burgess


HBC Digital (USA)

Jeffrey Sampson

Group Senior Vice President

Fast Retailing (JPN)

Mark Levy

Global Head of Employee Experience

Airbnb (USA)

Dr Gordon Campbell

Chief Executive Officer

SPAR International (NED)

Henrik Amsinck

Senior Vice President, Business Technology

Lego (DNK)

Tatjana Haenni

Head of Women’s Football


Roger Fisk

National Director

Obama for America (USA)

Jack Harari

Vice President - International Partnerships

Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues (USA)

Gabrielle Valdez Dow

Vice President Marketing & Fan Engagement

Green Bay Packers (USA)

Brett Gosper

Chief Executive Officer World Rugby & Managing Director

Rugby World Cup

Deborah Yates

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Reckitt Benckiser (UK)

Murray Barnett

Head of Global Sponsorship & Commercial Partnerships

Formula One (UK)

Will Dean

Chief Executive Officer

Tough Mudder (USA)

Alexandra Badenoch

Group Executive, Human Resources


Lana Hopkins

Founder & Chief Executive Officer


Gwen Morrison

Chief Executive Officer

The Store (USA)

Kirsten Walkom

Global Communications Director

Save the Children International (UK)

John Koryl


Neiman Marcus Direct (USA)

Ricardo Fort

Vice President, Global Sports Partnerships

The Coca-Cola Company (USA)

Alex Aiken

Executive Director Communications

HM Government (UK)

Ian Moir

Chief Executive Officer

Woolworths (ZAF)

Jordan Pettman

Global Head of People Data, Analytics & Planning

Nestlé (UK)

Eric Petersen

Senior Vice President Global Brand

Lululemon (CA)

Todd Greenberg

Chief Executive Officer

National Rugby League

Zenia Mucha

Chief Communications Officer

The Walt Disney Company (USA)

Ken Murphy

President of Global Brands

Walgreens Boots Alliance (USA)

Sharon Price John

Chief Executive Officer

Build-A-Bear (USA)

Melissa Fleming

Chief Spokesperson


Marc Firestone

President, External Affairs & General Counsel

Philip Morris International (SUI)

Andrea Thomas

Senior Vice President

Walmart (USA)

John Durkan

Managing Director


Gordon Bitko

Chief Information Officer

Federal Bureau of Investigation (USA)

Stuart Crabb

Global HR Head

Facebook (USA)

Valerie Hughes-D’Aeth

Human Resources Director


Kylie Watson-Wheeler

Managing Director

The Walt Disney Company

Ian Ayre

Managing Director

Liverpool FC (UK)

Mark Waller

Executive Vice President of International

National Football League (USA)

Simone Niven

Global Head of Media & Communications

Rio Tinto (UK)

Alexandra Willis

Head of Communications, Content & Digital

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

Deborah Nicodemus

Chief Executive Officer

Moda Operandi (USA)

Lord Stuart Rose


Marks and Spencer (UK)

Jean-Marc Pailhol

Head of Global Market Management & Distribution

Allianz SE (GER)

Kate Morris

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Adore Beauty

Jessica Powell

Vice President of Communications

Google (USA)

Gary Sheffer

Vice President Communications & Public Affairs


Gordon Cairns



Bob Neville

Global Retail Creative Director & Head of Retail

New Balance (HK)

Liz Gottung

Chief Human Resources Officer

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (USA)

Kate Johnson

Global Head of Sponsorship Marketing

Visa (USA)

Pierre Goad

Global Co-Head of Communications


Redmond Yeung


Gap Inc. (China)

Judith Williams

Global Head of Diversity

Dropbox (USA)

Paraag Marathe


San Francisco 49ers (USA)

Rocco Braeuniger

Country Manager


Ron Johnson


Apple Store

Lord Mark Price

Fmr Managing Director

Waitrose (UK)

Lord Peter Chadlington

Chief Executive Officer

Huntsworth (UK)

Michael Fraccaro

Chief Human Resources Officer

MasterCard (USA)

Jeri Buchholz

Chief Human Resources Officer


Kathryn van der Merwe

Group Executive Talent & Culture


John Gillam

Managing Director


Michael O’Keeffe

Chief Executive Officer


Tom LaForge

Global Director of Human & Cultural Insights

The Coca-Cola Company (USA)

Judith H. Edge

Corporate Vice President, Global Human Resources

FedEx Corporation (USA)

Justin King CBE

Former Chief Executive Officer

Sainsbury’s (UK)

Peter Ruis

Chief Executive Officer

Jigsaw (UK)

Ian McLeod

Chief Executive Officer


Seema Kumar

Vice President, Global Health, & Policy Communication

Johnson & Johnson (USA)

Dave Samson

General Manager, Public Affairs

Chevron Corporation (USA)

David L. Bunch

Global Vice-President

Shell Brands International (UK)

Richard Goyder AO

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer


Sir Craig Oliver



Terry J Lundgren

Fmr Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Macy’s (USA)

Mike Fernandez

Corporate Vice-President, Corporate Affairs

Cargill (USA)

Patrick Noone

Managing Director

Costco Wholesale

Antonia Jermendy

Head of Retail Innovation & Test

Swarovski (CHE)

Max Van Den Doel

Global Head Sports Marketing

Adidas (NL)

Dave Richardson

Chief Executive Officer


Geoff McDonald

Global Vice President, Human Resources

Unilever (UK)

Ravi Saligram

Chief Executive Officer

Officemax (USA)

Gerrit Meier

Executive Vice President of International


Babak Parviz

Vice President

Amazon (USA)

Jenny Bryant

Chief Human Resources Officer

Wesfarmers Limited

Jennifer Storms

Senior Vice President, Global Sports Marketing

PepsiCo (USA)

Chaz Giles

Global Head of External Innovation

Estée Lauder (USA)

Richard Murray

Chief Executive Officer

JB Hi Fi

Diarmuid Russell

Senior Vice-President & General Manager International

Glassdoor (USA)

Simon Thompson

Chief Product Officer & Non-Executive Director

Ocado (UK)

Susie McCabe

Senior Vice President of Global Retail

Under Armor (USA)

Jack Leslie


Weber Shandwick (USA)

Shane Meeker

Corporate Storyteller & Company Historian

The Procter & Gamble Company (USA)

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