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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

Mark Waller

Executive Vice President of International

National Football League (USA)

Valerie Hughes-D’Aeth

Human Resources Director


Rocco Braeuniger

Country Manager


Jeffrey Sampson

Group Senior Vice President

Fast Retailing (JPN)

Marc Firestone

President, External Affairs & General Counsel

Philip Morris International (SUI)

Jeri Buchholz

Chief Human Resources Officer


Peter Ruis

Chief Executive Officer

Jigsaw (UK)

Kirsten Walkom

Global Communications Director

Save the Children International (UK)

Alexandra Willis

Head of Communications, Content & Digital

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

Liz Gottung

Chief Human Resources Officer

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (USA)

David L. Bunch

Global Vice-President

Shell Brands International (UK)

Simon Thompson

Chief Product Officer & Non-Executive Director

Ocado (UK)

Judith H. Edge

Corporate Vice President, Global Human Resources

FedEx Corporation (USA)

Richard Murray

Chief Executive Officer

JB Hi Fi

Geoff McDonald

Global Vice President, Human Resources

Unilever (UK)

Lord Peter Chadlington

Chief Executive Officer

Huntsworth (UK)

Sir Craig Oliver



Henrik Amsinck

Senior Vice President, Business Technology

Lego (DNK)

Alexandra Badenoch

Group Executive, Human Resources


Gordon Bitko

Chief Information Officer

Federal Bureau of Investigation (USA)

Gary Sheffer

Vice President Communications & Public Affairs


Shane Meeker

Corporate Storyteller & Company Historian

The Procter & Gamble Company (USA)

Dr Gordon Campbell

Chief Executive Officer

SPAR International (NED)

John Gillam

Managing Director


Dave Samson

General Manager, Public Affairs

Chevron Corporation (USA)

Stuart Crabb

Global HR Head

Facebook (USA)

Ron Johnson


Apple Store

Deborah Nicodemus

Chief Executive Officer

Moda Operandi (USA)

Ian Ayre

Managing Director

Liverpool FC (UK)

Richard Goyder AO

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer


Susie McCabe

Senior Vice President of Global Retail

Under Armor (USA)

Redmond Yeung


Gap Inc. (China)

Michael O’Keeffe

Chief Executive Officer


Bob Neville

Global Retail Creative Director & Head of Retail

New Balance (HK)

Ian Moir

Chief Executive Officer

Woolworths (ZAF)

Andrea Thomas

Senior Vice President

Walmart (USA)

Simone Niven

Global Head of Media & Communications

Rio Tinto (UK)

Ravi Saligram

Chief Executive Officer

Officemax (USA)

Antonia Jermendy

Head of Retail Innovation & Test

Swarovski (CHE)

Jack Leslie


Weber Shandwick (USA)

Justin King CBE

Former Chief Executive Officer

Sainsbury’s (UK)

Will Dean

Chief Executive Officer

Tough Mudder (USA)

Judith Williams

Global Head of Diversity

Dropbox (USA)

Eric Petersen

Senior Vice President Global Brand

Lululemon (CA)

Zenia Mucha

Chief Communications Officer

The Walt Disney Company (USA)

Jennifer Storms

Senior Vice President, Global Sports Marketing

PepsiCo (USA)

Jordan Pettman

Global Head of People Data, Analytics & Planning

Nestlé (UK)

Pierre Goad

Global Co-Head of Communications


Jenny Bryant

Chief Human Resources Officer

Wesfarmers Limited

Max Van Den Doel

Global Head Sports Marketing

Adidas (NL)

Murray Barnett

Head of Global Sponsorship & Commercial Partnerships

Formula One (UK)

Todd Greenberg

Chief Executive Officer

National Rugby League

Ken Murphy

President of Global Brands

Walgreens Boots Alliance (USA)

Patrick Noone

Managing Director

Costco Wholesale

Mike Fernandez

Corporate Vice-President, Corporate Affairs

Cargill (USA)

Brett Gosper

Chief Executive Officer World Rugby & Managing Director

Rugby World Cup

Paraag Marathe


San Francisco 49ers (USA)

Lord Mark Price

Fmr Managing Director

Waitrose (UK)

Ricardo Fort

Vice President, Global Sports Partnerships

The Coca-Cola Company (USA)

Kathryn van der Merwe

Group Executive Talent & Culture


Lord Stuart Rose


Marks and Spencer (UK)

Kate Morris

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Adore Beauty

Michael Burgess


HBC Digital (USA)

Michael Fraccaro

Chief Human Resources Officer

MasterCard (USA)

Chaz Giles

Global Head of External Innovation

Estée Lauder (USA)

Roger Fisk

National Director

Obama for America (USA)

Terry J Lundgren

Fmr Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Macy’s (USA)

Sharon Price John

Chief Executive Officer

Build-A-Bear (USA)

Dave Richardson

Chief Executive Officer


John Koryl


Neiman Marcus Direct (USA)

Kylie Watson-Wheeler

Managing Director

The Walt Disney Company

Jessica Powell

Vice President of Communications

Google (USA)

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)

Gordon Cairns



John Durkan

Managing Director


Deborah Yates

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Reckitt Benckiser (UK)

Gerrit Meier

Executive Vice President of International


Kate Johnson

Global Head of Sponsorship Marketing

Visa (USA)

Jean-Marc Pailhol

Head of Global Market Management & Distribution

Allianz SE (GER)

Alex Aiken

Executive Director Communications

HM Government (UK)

Lana Hopkins

Founder & Chief Executive Officer


Melissa Fleming

Chief Spokesperson


Ian McLeod

Chief Executive Officer


Diarmuid Russell

Senior Vice-President & General Manager International

Glassdoor (USA)

Seema Kumar

Vice President, Global Health, & Policy Communication

Johnson & Johnson (USA)

Babak Parviz

Vice President

Amazon (USA)

Gwen Morrison

Chief Executive Officer

The Store (USA)

Jack Harari

Vice President - International Partnerships

Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues (USA)

Tatjana Haenni

Head of Women’s Football


Mark Levy

Global Head of Employee Experience

Airbnb (USA)

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