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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

Ian Moir

Chief Executive Officer

Woolworths (ZAF)

Geoff McDonald

Global Vice President, Human Resources

Unilever (UK)

Todd Greenberg

Chief Executive Officer

National Rugby League

Dave Samson

General Manager, Public Affairs

Chevron Corporation (USA)

Eric Petersen

Senior Vice President Global Brand

Lululemon (CA)

Gabrielle Valdez Dow

Vice President Marketing & Fan Engagement

Green Bay Packers (USA)

Richard Goyder AO

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer


Alex Aiken

Executive Director Communications

HM Government (UK)

Stuart Crabb

Global HR Head

Facebook (USA)

Max Van Den Doel

Global Head Sports Marketing

Adidas (NL)

Kylie Watson-Wheeler

Managing Director

The Walt Disney Company

John Durkan

Managing Director


Michael O’Keeffe

Chief Executive Officer


Roger Fisk

National Director

Obama for America (USA)

Ian McLeod

Chief Executive Officer


Tom LaForge

Global Director of Human & Cultural Insights

The Coca-Cola Company (USA)

Rocco Braeuniger

Country Manager


Michael Fraccaro

Chief Human Resources Officer

MasterCard (USA)

Deborah Yates

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Reckitt Benckiser (UK)

Kate Morris

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Adore Beauty

Simone Niven

Global Head of Media & Communications

Rio Tinto (UK)

John Gillam

Managing Director


Mark Waller

Executive Vice President of International

National Football League (USA)

Susie McCabe

Senior Vice President of Global Retail

Under Armor (USA)

Tatjana Haenni

Head of Women’s Football


Lord Stuart Rose


Marks and Spencer (UK)

Andrea Thomas

Senior Vice President

Walmart (USA)

Redmond Yeung


Gap Inc. (China)

Terry J Lundgren

Fmr Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Macy’s (USA)

Seema Kumar

Vice President, Global Health, & Policy Communication

Johnson & Johnson (USA)

Peter Ruis

Chief Executive Officer

Jigsaw (UK)

John Koryl


Neiman Marcus Direct (USA)

Kate Johnson

Global Head of Sponsorship Marketing

Visa (USA)

Gary Sheffer

Vice President Communications & Public Affairs


Justin King CBE

Former Chief Executive Officer

Sainsbury’s (UK)

David L. Bunch

Global Vice-President

Shell Brands International (UK)

Paraag Marathe


San Francisco 49ers (USA)

Chaz Giles

Global Head of External Innovation

Estée Lauder (USA)

Dave Richardson

Chief Executive Officer


Ian Ayre

Managing Director

Liverpool FC (UK)

Mike Fernandez

Corporate Vice-President, Corporate Affairs

Cargill (USA)

Judith Williams

Global Head of Diversity

Dropbox (USA)

Murray Barnett

Head of Global Sponsorship & Commercial Partnerships

Formula One (UK)

Alexandra Willis

Head of Communications, Content & Digital

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

Will Dean

Chief Executive Officer

Tough Mudder (USA)

Jack Leslie


Weber Shandwick (USA)

Gordon Cairns



Lord Mark Price

Fmr Managing Director

Waitrose (UK)

Mark Levy

Global Head of Employee Experience

Airbnb (USA)

Michael Burgess


HBC Digital (USA)

Shane Meeker

Corporate Storyteller & Company Historian

The Procter & Gamble Company (USA)

Jordan Pettman

Global Head of People Data, Analytics & Planning

Nestlé (UK)

Melissa Fleming

Chief Spokesperson


Pierre Goad

Global Co-Head of Communications


Ravi Saligram

Chief Executive Officer

Officemax (USA)

Antonia Jermendy

Head of Retail Innovation & Test

Swarovski (CHE)

Jennifer Storms

Senior Vice President, Global Sports Marketing

PepsiCo (USA)

Kathryn van der Merwe

Group Executive Talent & Culture


Jeffrey Sampson

Group Senior Vice President

Fast Retailing (JPN)

Gerrit Meier

Executive Vice President of International


Babak Parviz

Vice President

Amazon (USA)

Patrick Noone

Managing Director

Costco Wholesale

Henrik Amsinck

Senior Vice President, Business Technology

Lego (DNK)

Jeri Buchholz

Chief Human Resources Officer


Brett Gosper

Chief Executive Officer World Rugby & Managing Director

Rugby World Cup

Lord Peter Chadlington

Chief Executive Officer

Huntsworth (UK)

Sir Craig Oliver



Jessica Powell

Vice President of Communications

Google (USA)

Liz Gottung

Chief Human Resources Officer

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (USA)

Diarmuid Russell

Senior Vice-President & General Manager International

Glassdoor (USA)

Zenia Mucha

Chief Communications Officer

The Walt Disney Company (USA)

Ken Murphy

President of Global Brands

Walgreens Boots Alliance (USA)

Jean-Marc Pailhol

Head of Global Market Management & Distribution

Allianz SE (GER)

Sharon Price John

Chief Executive Officer

Build-A-Bear (USA)

Jenny Bryant

Chief Human Resources Officer

Wesfarmers Limited

Marc Firestone

President, External Affairs & General Counsel

Philip Morris International (SUI)

Deborah Nicodemus

Chief Executive Officer

Moda Operandi (USA)

Alexandra Badenoch

Group Executive, Human Resources


Gwen Morrison

Chief Executive Officer

The Store (USA)

Kirsten Walkom

Global Communications Director

Save the Children International (UK)

Richard Murray

Chief Executive Officer

JB Hi Fi

Judith H. Edge

Corporate Vice President, Global Human Resources

FedEx Corporation (USA)

Jack Harari

Vice President - International Partnerships

Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues (USA)

Ricardo Fort

Vice President, Global Sports Partnerships

The Coca-Cola Company (USA)

Valerie Hughes-D’Aeth

Human Resources Director


Lana Hopkins

Founder & Chief Executive Officer


Simon Thompson

Chief Product Officer & Non-Executive Director

Ocado (UK)

Dr Gordon Campbell

Chief Executive Officer

SPAR International (NED)

Gordon Bitko

Chief Information Officer

Federal Bureau of Investigation (USA)

Bob Neville

Global Retail Creative Director & Head of Retail

New Balance (HK)

Ron Johnson


Apple Store

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