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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

Dave Richardson

Chief Executive Officer


Gabrielle Valdez Dow

Vice President Marketing & Fan Engagement

Green Bay Packers (USA)

Kylie Watson-Wheeler

Managing Director

The Walt Disney Company

Max Van Den Doel

Global Head Sports Marketing

Adidas (NL)

Sharon Price John

Chief Executive Officer

Build-A-Bear (USA)

Michael O’Keeffe

Chief Executive Officer


Alex Aiken

Executive Director Communications

HM Government (UK)

Lana Hopkins

Founder & Chief Executive Officer


Richard Murray

Chief Executive Officer

JB Hi Fi

Judith H. Edge

Corporate Vice President, Global Human Resources

FedEx Corporation (USA)

Gary Sheffer

Vice President Communications & Public Affairs


Gordon Bitko

Chief Information Officer

Federal Bureau of Investigation (USA)

Stuart Crabb

Global HR Head

Facebook (USA)

Jeri Buchholz

Chief Human Resources Officer


Sir Craig Oliver



Henrik Amsinck

Senior Vice President, Business Technology

Lego (DNK)

Lord Mark Price

Fmr Managing Director

Waitrose (UK)

Eric Petersen

Senior Vice President Global Brand

Lululemon (CA)

Redmond Yeung


Gap Inc. (China)

Michael Fraccaro

Chief Human Resources Officer

MasterCard (USA)

Jack Harari

Vice President - International Partnerships

Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues (USA)

Michael Burgess


HBC Digital (USA)

Marc Firestone

President, External Affairs & General Counsel

Philip Morris International (SUI)

Tatjana Haenni

Head of Women’s Football


Dr Gordon Campbell

Chief Executive Officer

SPAR International (NED)

Alexandra Badenoch

Group Executive, Human Resources


Geoff McDonald

Global Vice President, Human Resources

Unilever (UK)

Lord Stuart Rose


Marks and Spencer (UK)

Kate Johnson

Global Head of Sponsorship Marketing

Visa (USA)

Brett Gosper

Chief Executive Officer World Rugby & Managing Director

Rugby World Cup

Jean-Marc Pailhol

Head of Global Market Management & Distribution

Allianz SE (GER)

Zenia Mucha

Chief Communications Officer

The Walt Disney Company (USA)

John Durkan

Managing Director


Jeffrey Sampson

Group Senior Vice President

Fast Retailing (JPN)

Seema Kumar

Vice President, Global Health, & Policy Communication

Johnson & Johnson (USA)

Ian Ayre

Managing Director

Liverpool FC (UK)

Simon Thompson

Chief Product Officer & Non-Executive Director

Ocado (UK)

Babak Parviz

Vice President

Amazon (USA)

Roger Fisk

National Director

Obama for America (USA)

Terry J Lundgren

Fmr Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Macy’s (USA)

John Gillam

Managing Director


Dave Samson

General Manager, Public Affairs

Chevron Corporation (USA)

Will Dean

Chief Executive Officer

Tough Mudder (USA)

Antonia Jermendy

Head of Retail Innovation & Test

Swarovski (CHE)

Shane Meeker

Corporate Storyteller & Company Historian

The Procter & Gamble Company (USA)

Jack Leslie


Weber Shandwick (USA)

Gerrit Meier

Executive Vice President of International


Mark Levy

Global Head of Employee Experience

Airbnb (USA)

John Koryl


Neiman Marcus Direct (USA)

David L. Bunch

Global Vice-President

Shell Brands International (UK)

Chaz Giles

Global Head of External Innovation

Estée Lauder (USA)

Alexandra Willis

Head of Communications, Content & Digital

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

Justin King CBE

Former Chief Executive Officer

Sainsbury’s (UK)

Ron Johnson


Apple Store

Gwen Morrison

Chief Executive Officer

The Store (USA)

Richard Goyder AO

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer


Todd Greenberg

Chief Executive Officer

National Rugby League

Jennifer Storms

Senior Vice President, Global Sports Marketing

PepsiCo (USA)

Peter Ruis

Chief Executive Officer

Jigsaw (UK)

Bob Neville

Global Retail Creative Director & Head of Retail

New Balance (HK)

Lord Peter Chadlington

Chief Executive Officer

Huntsworth (UK)

Pierre Goad

Global Co-Head of Communications


Jordan Pettman

Global Head of People Data, Analytics & Planning

Nestlé (UK)

Mike Fernandez

Corporate Vice-President, Corporate Affairs

Cargill (USA)

Deborah Nicodemus

Chief Executive Officer

Moda Operandi (USA)

Jessica Powell

Vice President of Communications

Google (USA)

Deborah Yates

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Reckitt Benckiser (UK)

Andrea Thomas

Senior Vice President

Walmart (USA)

Kirsten Walkom

Global Communications Director

Save the Children International (UK)

Ian Moir

Chief Executive Officer

Woolworths (ZAF)

Ken Murphy

President of Global Brands

Walgreens Boots Alliance (USA)

Ian McLeod

Chief Executive Officer


Rocco Braeuniger

Country Manager


Patrick Noone

Managing Director

Costco Wholesale

Gordon Cairns



Diarmuid Russell

Senior Vice-President & General Manager International

Glassdoor (USA)

Valerie Hughes-D’Aeth

Human Resources Director


Susie McCabe

Senior Vice President of Global Retail

Under Armor (USA)

Mark Waller

Executive Vice President of International

National Football League (USA)

Simone Niven

Global Head of Media & Communications

Rio Tinto (UK)

Paraag Marathe


San Francisco 49ers (USA)

Kathryn van der Merwe

Group Executive Talent & Culture


Liz Gottung

Chief Human Resources Officer

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (USA)

Melissa Fleming

Chief Spokesperson


Judith Williams

Global Head of Diversity

Dropbox (USA)

Jenny Bryant

Chief Human Resources Officer

Wesfarmers Limited

Tom LaForge

Global Director of Human & Cultural Insights

The Coca-Cola Company (USA)

Ravi Saligram

Chief Executive Officer

Officemax (USA)

Kate Morris

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Adore Beauty

Murray Barnett

Head of Global Sponsorship & Commercial Partnerships

Formula One (UK)

Ricardo Fort

Vice President, Global Sports Partnerships

The Coca-Cola Company (USA)

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