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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

Kirsten Walkom

Global Communications Director

Save the Children International (UK)

Sir Craig Oliver



Sharon Price John

Chief Executive Officer

Build-A-Bear (USA)

Judith H. Edge

Corporate Vice President, Global Human Resources

FedEx Corporation (USA)

Ken Murphy

President of Global Brands

Walgreens Boots Alliance (USA)

Rocco Braeuniger

Country Manager


Dave Richardson

Chief Executive Officer


Jack Harari

Vice President - International Partnerships

Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues (USA)

Kate Morris

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Adore Beauty

Richard Murray

Chief Executive Officer

JB Hi Fi

Zenia Mucha

Chief Communications Officer

The Walt Disney Company (USA)

Susie McCabe

Senior Vice President of Global Retail

Under Armor (USA)

Henrik Amsinck

Senior Vice President, Business Technology

Lego (DNK)

Alexandra Badenoch

Group Executive, Human Resources


Michael O’Keeffe

Chief Executive Officer


Babak Parviz

Vice President

Amazon (USA)

Simon Thompson

Chief Product Officer & Non-Executive Director

Ocado (UK)

Antonia Jermendy

Head of Retail Innovation & Test

Swarovski (CHE)

Lana Hopkins

Founder & Chief Executive Officer


Ron Johnson


Apple Store

Lord Peter Chadlington

Chief Executive Officer

Huntsworth (UK)

Gerrit Meier

Executive Vice President of International


Gordon Bitko

Chief Information Officer

Federal Bureau of Investigation (USA)

Shane Meeker

Corporate Storyteller & Company Historian

The Procter & Gamble Company (USA)

Richard Goyder AO

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer


Liz Gottung

Chief Human Resources Officer

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (USA)

Max Van Den Doel

Global Head Sports Marketing

Adidas (NL)

Chaz Giles

Global Head of External Innovation

Estée Lauder (USA)

Kylie Watson-Wheeler

Managing Director

The Walt Disney Company

Gwen Morrison

Chief Executive Officer

The Store (USA)

Jean-Marc Pailhol

Head of Global Market Management & Distribution

Allianz SE (GER)

Peter Ruis

Chief Executive Officer

Jigsaw (UK)

Gabrielle Valdez Dow

Vice President Marketing & Fan Engagement

Green Bay Packers (USA)

Tom LaForge

Global Director of Human & Cultural Insights

The Coca-Cola Company (USA)

Simone Niven

Global Head of Media & Communications

Rio Tinto (UK)

Deborah Nicodemus

Chief Executive Officer

Moda Operandi (USA)

Alex Aiken

Executive Director Communications

HM Government (UK)

Ian McLeod

Chief Executive Officer


Roger Fisk

National Director

Obama for America (USA)

Jordan Pettman

Global Head of People Data, Analytics & Planning

Nestlé (UK)

Lord Stuart Rose


Marks and Spencer (UK)

Michael Fraccaro

Chief Human Resources Officer

MasterCard (USA)

Deborah Yates

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Reckitt Benckiser (UK)

Tatjana Haenni

Head of Women’s Football


Todd Greenberg

Chief Executive Officer

National Rugby League

Lord Mark Price

Fmr Managing Director

Waitrose (UK)

Paraag Marathe


San Francisco 49ers (USA)

Dave Samson

General Manager, Public Affairs

Chevron Corporation (USA)

Jennifer Storms

Senior Vice President, Global Sports Marketing

PepsiCo (USA)

Terry J Lundgren

Fmr Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Macy’s (USA)

Brett Gosper

Chief Executive Officer World Rugby & Managing Director

Rugby World Cup

Justin King CBE

Former Chief Executive Officer

Sainsbury’s (UK)

Pierre Goad

Global Co-Head of Communications


Geoff McDonald

Global Vice President, Human Resources

Unilever (UK)

Michael Burgess


HBC Digital (USA)

Andrea Thomas

Senior Vice President

Walmart (USA)

Diarmuid Russell

Senior Vice-President & General Manager International

Glassdoor (USA)

John Gillam

Managing Director


Gordon Cairns



Ravi Saligram

Chief Executive Officer

Officemax (USA)

Jack Leslie


Weber Shandwick (USA)

John Koryl


Neiman Marcus Direct (USA)

Ricardo Fort

Vice President, Global Sports Partnerships

The Coca-Cola Company (USA)

Marc Firestone

President, External Affairs & General Counsel

Philip Morris International (SUI)

Will Dean

Chief Executive Officer

Tough Mudder (USA)

Ian Ayre

Managing Director

Liverpool FC (UK)

Eric Petersen

Senior Vice President Global Brand

Lululemon (CA)

Mark Levy

Global Head of Employee Experience

Airbnb (USA)

Kathryn van der Merwe

Group Executive Talent & Culture


Stuart Crabb

Global HR Head

Facebook (USA)

John Durkan

Managing Director


David L. Bunch

Global Vice-President

Shell Brands International (UK)

Patrick Noone

Managing Director

Costco Wholesale

Murray Barnett

Head of Global Sponsorship & Commercial Partnerships

Formula One (UK)

Mark Waller

Executive Vice President of International

National Football League (USA)

Mike Fernandez

Corporate Vice-President, Corporate Affairs

Cargill (USA)

Dr Gordon Campbell

Chief Executive Officer

SPAR International (NED)

Valerie Hughes-D’Aeth

Human Resources Director


Gary Sheffer

Vice President Communications & Public Affairs


Jenny Bryant

Chief Human Resources Officer

Wesfarmers Limited

Judith Williams

Global Head of Diversity

Dropbox (USA)

Bob Neville

Global Retail Creative Director & Head of Retail

New Balance (HK)

Melissa Fleming

Chief Spokesperson


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)

Kate Johnson

Global Head of Sponsorship Marketing

Visa (USA)

Ian Moir

Chief Executive Officer

Woolworths (ZAF)

Redmond Yeung


Gap Inc. (China)

Jeri Buchholz

Chief Human Resources Officer


Jessica Powell

Vice President of Communications

Google (USA)

Jeffrey Sampson

Group Senior Vice President

Fast Retailing (JPN)

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