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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

Patrick Noone

Managing Director

Costco Wholesale

Alex Aiken

Executive Director Communications

HM Government (UK)

Jeffrey Sampson

Group Senior Vice President

Fast Retailing (JPN)

Alexandra Willis

Head of Communications, Content & Digital

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

Terry J Lundgren

Fmr Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Macy’s (USA)

Pierre Goad

Global Co-Head of Communications


Jeri Buchholz

Chief Human Resources Officer


Lord Peter Chadlington

Chief Executive Officer

Huntsworth (UK)

Andrea Thomas

Senior Vice President

Walmart (USA)

Jenny Bryant

Chief Human Resources Officer

Wesfarmers Limited

Richard Goyder AO

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer


Jordan Pettman

Global Head of People Data, Analytics & Planning

Nestlé (UK)

Judith Williams

Global Head of Diversity

Dropbox (USA)

Richard Murray

Chief Executive Officer

JB Hi Fi

Babak Parviz

Vice President

Amazon (USA)

Judith H. Edge

Corporate Vice President, Global Human Resources

FedEx Corporation (USA)

Paraag Marathe


San Francisco 49ers (USA)

Gordon Bitko

Chief Information Officer

Federal Bureau of Investigation (USA)

Ken Murphy

President of Global Brands

Walgreens Boots Alliance (USA)

Antonia Jermendy

Head of Retail Innovation & Test

Swarovski (CHE)

Zenia Mucha

Chief Communications Officer

The Walt Disney Company (USA)

Kate Johnson

Global Head of Sponsorship Marketing

Visa (USA)

Geoff McDonald

Global Vice President, Human Resources

Unilever (UK)

Gerrit Meier

Executive Vice President of International


Liz Gottung

Chief Human Resources Officer

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (USA)

Kathryn van der Merwe

Group Executive Talent & Culture


Mike Fernandez

Corporate Vice-President, Corporate Affairs

Cargill (USA)

Stuart Crabb

Global HR Head

Facebook (USA)

Gabrielle Valdez Dow

Vice President Marketing & Fan Engagement

Green Bay Packers (USA)

Melissa Fleming

Chief Spokesperson


John Durkan

Managing Director


Henrik Amsinck

Senior Vice President, Business Technology

Lego (DNK)

Deborah Nicodemus

Chief Executive Officer

Moda Operandi (USA)

Peter Ruis

Chief Executive Officer

Jigsaw (UK)

Lana Hopkins

Founder & Chief Executive Officer


Deborah Yates

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Reckitt Benckiser (UK)

Michael Burgess


HBC Digital (USA)

Ricardo Fort

Vice President, Global Sports Partnerships

The Coca-Cola Company (USA)

Eric Petersen

Senior Vice President Global Brand

Lululemon (CA)

Michael Fraccaro

Chief Human Resources Officer

MasterCard (USA)

Valerie Hughes-D’Aeth

Human Resources Director


Susie McCabe

Senior Vice President of Global Retail

Under Armor (USA)

Sir Craig Oliver



Dave Samson

General Manager, Public Affairs

Chevron Corporation (USA)

Seema Kumar

Vice President, Global Health, & Policy Communication

Johnson & Johnson (USA)

Mark Waller

Executive Vice President of International

National Football League (USA)

Gordon Cairns



Jack Leslie


Weber Shandwick (USA)

Simon Thompson

Chief Product Officer & Non-Executive Director

Ocado (UK)

Rocco Braeuniger

Country Manager


Roger Fisk

National Director

Obama for America (USA)

Jack Harari

Vice President - International Partnerships

Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues (USA)

Ian Moir

Chief Executive Officer

Woolworths (ZAF)

Chaz Giles

Global Head of External Innovation

Estée Lauder (USA)

Tatjana Haenni

Head of Women’s Football


Lord Mark Price

Fmr Managing Director

Waitrose (UK)

Justin King CBE

Former Chief Executive Officer

Sainsbury’s (UK)

Kylie Watson-Wheeler

Managing Director

The Walt Disney Company

Ian McLeod

Chief Executive Officer


Jennifer Storms

Senior Vice President, Global Sports Marketing

PepsiCo (USA)

Mark Levy

Global Head of Employee Experience

Airbnb (USA)

Sharon Price John

Chief Executive Officer

Build-A-Bear (USA)

Diarmuid Russell

Senior Vice-President & General Manager International

Glassdoor (USA)

Tom LaForge

Global Director of Human & Cultural Insights

The Coca-Cola Company (USA)

Murray Barnett

Head of Global Sponsorship & Commercial Partnerships

Formula One (UK)

Lord Stuart Rose


Marks and Spencer (UK)

Brett Gosper

Chief Executive Officer World Rugby & Managing Director

Rugby World Cup

Todd Greenberg

Chief Executive Officer

National Rugby League

Ravi Saligram

Chief Executive Officer

Officemax (USA)

Will Dean

Chief Executive Officer

Tough Mudder (USA)

Alexandra Badenoch

Group Executive, Human Resources


Ron Johnson


Apple Store

John Gillam

Managing Director


Kate Morris

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Adore Beauty

Gary Sheffer

Vice President Communications & Public Affairs


Redmond Yeung


Gap Inc. (China)

Gwen Morrison

Chief Executive Officer

The Store (USA)

David L. Bunch

Global Vice-President

Shell Brands International (UK)

Jessica Powell

Vice President of Communications

Google (USA)

Dave Richardson

Chief Executive Officer


Dr Gordon Campbell

Chief Executive Officer

SPAR International (NED)

John Koryl


Neiman Marcus Direct (USA)

Jean-Marc Pailhol

Head of Global Market Management & Distribution

Allianz SE (GER)

Kirsten Walkom

Global Communications Director

Save the Children International (UK)

Michael O’Keeffe

Chief Executive Officer


Marc Firestone

President, External Affairs & General Counsel

Philip Morris International (SUI)

Ian Ayre

Managing Director

Liverpool FC (UK)

Shane Meeker

Corporate Storyteller & Company Historian

The Procter & Gamble Company (USA)

Max Van Den Doel

Global Head Sports Marketing

Adidas (NL)

Simone Niven

Global Head of Media & Communications

Rio Tinto (UK)

Bob Neville

Global Retail Creative Director & Head of Retail

New Balance (HK)

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