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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

Antonia Jermendy

Head of Retail Innovation & Test

Swarovski (CHE)

Max Van Den Doel

Global Head Sports Marketing

Adidas (NL)

Jessica Powell

Vice President of Communications

Google (USA)

Lord Mark Price

Fmr Managing Director

Waitrose (UK)

Andrea Thomas

Senior Vice President

Walmart (USA)

Michael O’Keeffe

Chief Executive Officer


Susie McCabe

Senior Vice President of Global Retail

Under Armor (USA)

Peter Ruis

Chief Executive Officer

Jigsaw (UK)

Simone Niven

Global Head of Media & Communications

Rio Tinto (UK)

Deborah Yates

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Reckitt Benckiser (UK)

Pierre Goad

Global Co-Head of Communications


Dave Richardson

Chief Executive Officer


Justin King CBE

Former Chief Executive Officer

Sainsbury’s (UK)

Gabrielle Valdez Dow

Vice President Marketing & Fan Engagement

Green Bay Packers (USA)

Todd Greenberg

Chief Executive Officer

National Rugby League

Marc Firestone

President, External Affairs & General Counsel

Philip Morris International (SUI)

Paraag Marathe


San Francisco 49ers (USA)

Sharon Price John

Chief Executive Officer

Build-A-Bear (USA)

Jack Harari

Vice President - International Partnerships

Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues (USA)

Ron Johnson


Apple Store

Alex Aiken

Executive Director Communications

HM Government (UK)

Terry J Lundgren

Fmr Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Macy’s (USA)

Richard Goyder AO

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer


Kirsten Walkom

Global Communications Director

Save the Children International (UK)

Michael Fraccaro

Chief Human Resources Officer

MasterCard (USA)

Murray Barnett

Head of Global Sponsorship & Commercial Partnerships

Formula One (UK)

Gwen Morrison

Chief Executive Officer

The Store (USA)

Gordon Cairns



Will Dean

Chief Executive Officer

Tough Mudder (USA)

Simon Thompson

Chief Product Officer & Non-Executive Director

Ocado (UK)

Deborah Nicodemus

Chief Executive Officer

Moda Operandi (USA)

Tatjana Haenni

Head of Women’s Football


Melissa Fleming

Chief Spokesperson


Bob Neville

Global Retail Creative Director & Head of Retail

New Balance (HK)

Richard Murray

Chief Executive Officer

JB Hi Fi

Jennifer Storms

Senior Vice President, Global Sports Marketing

PepsiCo (USA)

Kate Morris

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Adore Beauty

Henrik Amsinck

Senior Vice President, Business Technology

Lego (DNK)

Patrick Noone

Managing Director

Costco Wholesale

Jean-Marc Pailhol

Head of Global Market Management & Distribution

Allianz SE (GER)

Jenny Bryant

Chief Human Resources Officer

Wesfarmers Limited

Ian Moir

Chief Executive Officer

Woolworths (ZAF)

Liz Gottung

Chief Human Resources Officer

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (USA)

Ian McLeod

Chief Executive Officer


Diarmuid Russell

Senior Vice-President & General Manager International

Glassdoor (USA)

Jordan Pettman

Global Head of People Data, Analytics & Planning

Nestlé (UK)

Ian Ayre

Managing Director

Liverpool FC (UK)

Alexandra Badenoch

Group Executive, Human Resources


Chaz Giles

Global Head of External Innovation

Estée Lauder (USA)

Eric Petersen

Senior Vice President Global Brand

Lululemon (CA)

Ravi Saligram

Chief Executive Officer

Officemax (USA)

Mike Fernandez

Corporate Vice-President, Corporate Affairs

Cargill (USA)

Kathryn van der Merwe

Group Executive Talent & Culture


Shane Meeker

Corporate Storyteller & Company Historian

The Procter & Gamble Company (USA)

John Koryl


Neiman Marcus Direct (USA)

Dave Samson

General Manager, Public Affairs

Chevron Corporation (USA)

Dr Gordon Campbell

Chief Executive Officer

SPAR International (NED)

Mark Levy

Global Head of Employee Experience

Airbnb (USA)

Michael Burgess


HBC Digital (USA)

David L. Bunch

Global Vice-President

Shell Brands International (UK)

Ricardo Fort

Vice President, Global Sports Partnerships

The Coca-Cola Company (USA)

Geoff McDonald

Global Vice President, Human Resources

Unilever (UK)

Lord Stuart Rose


Marks and Spencer (UK)

Gerrit Meier

Executive Vice President of International


Jeffrey Sampson

Group Senior Vice President

Fast Retailing (JPN)

Judith Williams

Global Head of Diversity

Dropbox (USA)

Jeri Buchholz

Chief Human Resources Officer


Mark Waller

Executive Vice President of International

National Football League (USA)

Gary Sheffer

Vice President Communications & Public Affairs


John Gillam

Managing Director


Rocco Braeuniger

Country Manager


Jack Leslie


Weber Shandwick (USA)

Stuart Crabb

Global HR Head

Facebook (USA)

Lana Hopkins

Founder & Chief Executive Officer


Zenia Mucha

Chief Communications Officer

The Walt Disney Company (USA)

Valerie Hughes-D’Aeth

Human Resources Director


Roger Fisk

National Director

Obama for America (USA)

Redmond Yeung


Gap Inc. (China)

Kate Johnson

Global Head of Sponsorship Marketing

Visa (USA)

Tom LaForge

Global Director of Human & Cultural Insights

The Coca-Cola Company (USA)

Gordon Bitko

Chief Information Officer

Federal Bureau of Investigation (USA)

Lord Peter Chadlington

Chief Executive Officer

Huntsworth (UK)

Babak Parviz

Vice President

Amazon (USA)

Kylie Watson-Wheeler

Managing Director

The Walt Disney Company

Judith H. Edge

Corporate Vice President, Global Human Resources

FedEx Corporation (USA)

Ken Murphy

President of Global Brands

Walgreens Boots Alliance (USA)

Sir Craig Oliver



Brett Gosper

Chief Executive Officer World Rugby & Managing Director

Rugby World Cup

Alexandra Willis

Head of Communications, Content & Digital

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

Seema Kumar

Vice President, Global Health, & Policy Communication

Johnson & Johnson (USA)

John Durkan

Managing Director


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