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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

Shane Meeker

Corporate Storyteller & Company Historian

The Procter & Gamble Company (USA)

Marc Firestone

President, External Affairs & General Counsel

Philip Morris International (SUI)

Redmond Yeung


Gap Inc. (China)

Diarmuid Russell

Senior Vice-President & General Manager International

Glassdoor (USA)

Geoff McDonald

Global Vice President, Human Resources

Unilever (UK)

Jennifer Storms

Senior Vice President, Global Sports Marketing

PepsiCo (USA)

Lord Stuart Rose


Marks and Spencer (UK)

Melissa Fleming

Chief Spokesperson


Stuart Crabb

Global HR Head

Facebook (USA)

Terry J Lundgren

Fmr Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Macy’s (USA)

Ian Ayre

Managing Director

Liverpool FC (UK)

Ian Moir

Chief Executive Officer

Woolworths (ZAF)

Ricardo Fort

Vice President, Global Sports Partnerships

The Coca-Cola Company (USA)

John Durkan

Managing Director


Alexandra Badenoch

Group Executive, Human Resources


Bob Neville

Global Retail Creative Director & Head of Retail

New Balance (HK)

Jeri Buchholz

Chief Human Resources Officer


Brett Gosper

Chief Executive Officer World Rugby & Managing Director

Rugby World Cup

Deborah Yates

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Reckitt Benckiser (UK)

Kate Morris

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Adore Beauty

Lord Peter Chadlington

Chief Executive Officer

Huntsworth (UK)

Max Van Den Doel

Global Head Sports Marketing

Adidas (NL)

Sharon Price John

Chief Executive Officer

Build-A-Bear (USA)

Lord Mark Price

Fmr Managing Director

Waitrose (UK)

Sir Craig Oliver



Andrea Thomas

Senior Vice President

Walmart (USA)

Paraag Marathe


San Francisco 49ers (USA)

Michael Fraccaro

Chief Human Resources Officer

MasterCard (USA)

Kathryn van der Merwe

Group Executive Talent & Culture


Alexandra Willis

Head of Communications, Content & Digital

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

John Gillam

Managing Director


Michael Burgess


HBC Digital (USA)

Roger Fisk

National Director

Obama for America (USA)

Antonia Jermendy

Head of Retail Innovation & Test

Swarovski (CHE)

Will Dean

Chief Executive Officer

Tough Mudder (USA)

Pierre Goad

Global Co-Head of Communications


Murray Barnett

Head of Global Sponsorship & Commercial Partnerships

Formula One (UK)

David L. Bunch

Global Vice-President

Shell Brands International (UK)

Liz Gottung

Chief Human Resources Officer

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (USA)

Jordan Pettman

Global Head of People Data, Analytics & Planning

Nestlé (UK)

Dave Samson

General Manager, Public Affairs

Chevron Corporation (USA)

Ian McLeod

Chief Executive Officer


Henrik Amsinck

Senior Vice President, Business Technology

Lego (DNK)

Todd Greenberg

Chief Executive Officer

National Rugby League

Jessica Powell

Vice President of Communications

Google (USA)

Gary Sheffer

Vice President Communications & Public Affairs


Gwen Morrison

Chief Executive Officer

The Store (USA)

Chaz Giles

Global Head of External Innovation

Estée Lauder (USA)

Gerrit Meier

Executive Vice President of International


Simon Thompson

Chief Product Officer & Non-Executive Director

Ocado (UK)

Judith H. Edge

Corporate Vice President, Global Human Resources

FedEx Corporation (USA)

Kate Johnson

Global Head of Sponsorship Marketing

Visa (USA)

Kylie Watson-Wheeler

Managing Director

The Walt Disney Company

Patrick Noone

Managing Director

Costco Wholesale

Jack Leslie


Weber Shandwick (USA)

Gordon Bitko

Chief Information Officer

Federal Bureau of Investigation (USA)

Mark Levy

Global Head of Employee Experience

Airbnb (USA)

Rocco Braeuniger

Country Manager


Babak Parviz

Vice President

Amazon (USA)

Tatjana Haenni

Head of Women’s Football


Ravi Saligram

Chief Executive Officer

Officemax (USA)

Dr Gordon Campbell

Chief Executive Officer

SPAR International (NED)

Dave Richardson

Chief Executive Officer


Ken Murphy

President of Global Brands

Walgreens Boots Alliance (USA)

Justin King CBE

Former Chief Executive Officer

Sainsbury’s (UK)

Ron Johnson


Apple Store

Alex Aiken

Executive Director Communications

HM Government (UK)

Gordon Cairns



Judith Williams

Global Head of Diversity

Dropbox (USA)

Mark Waller

Executive Vice President of International

National Football League (USA)

Jean-Marc Pailhol

Head of Global Market Management & Distribution

Allianz SE (GER)

Eric Petersen

Senior Vice President Global Brand

Lululemon (CA)

Deborah Nicodemus

Chief Executive Officer

Moda Operandi (USA)

Richard Goyder AO

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer


Michael O’Keeffe

Chief Executive Officer


Jack Harari

Vice President - International Partnerships

Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues (USA)

John Koryl


Neiman Marcus Direct (USA)

Seema Kumar

Vice President, Global Health, & Policy Communication

Johnson & Johnson (USA)

Peter Ruis

Chief Executive Officer

Jigsaw (UK)

Zenia Mucha

Chief Communications Officer

The Walt Disney Company (USA)

Lana Hopkins

Founder & Chief Executive Officer


Gabrielle Valdez Dow

Vice President Marketing & Fan Engagement

Green Bay Packers (USA)

Mike Fernandez

Corporate Vice-President, Corporate Affairs

Cargill (USA)

Susie McCabe

Senior Vice President of Global Retail

Under Armor (USA)

Valerie Hughes-D’Aeth

Human Resources Director


Tom LaForge

Global Director of Human & Cultural Insights

The Coca-Cola Company (USA)

Jeffrey Sampson

Group Senior Vice President

Fast Retailing (JPN)

Kirsten Walkom

Global Communications Director

Save the Children International (UK)

Jenny Bryant

Chief Human Resources Officer

Wesfarmers Limited

Richard Murray

Chief Executive Officer

JB Hi Fi

Simone Niven

Global Head of Media & Communications

Rio Tinto (UK)

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