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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

Lord Mark Price

Fmr Managing Director

Waitrose (UK)

Michael O’Keeffe

Chief Executive Officer


Geoff McDonald

Global Vice President, Human Resources

Unilever (UK)

Stuart Crabb

Global HR Head

Facebook (USA)

Valerie Hughes-D’Aeth

Human Resources Director


Max Van Den Doel

Global Head Sports Marketing

Adidas (NL)

Mike Fernandez

Corporate Vice-President, Corporate Affairs

Cargill (USA)

Henrik Amsinck

Senior Vice President, Business Technology

Lego (DNK)

Mark Levy

Global Head of Employee Experience

Airbnb (USA)

Zenia Mucha

Chief Communications Officer

The Walt Disney Company (USA)

John Koryl


Neiman Marcus Direct (USA)

Kirsten Walkom

Global Communications Director

Save the Children International (UK)

Jennifer Storms

Senior Vice President, Global Sports Marketing

PepsiCo (USA)

Jenny Bryant

Chief Human Resources Officer

Wesfarmers Limited

Sharon Price John

Chief Executive Officer

Build-A-Bear (USA)

Gwen Morrison

Chief Executive Officer

The Store (USA)

Gabrielle Valdez Dow

Vice President Marketing & Fan Engagement

Green Bay Packers (USA)

Jordan Pettman

Global Head of People Data, Analytics & Planning

Nestlé (UK)

Richard Goyder AO

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer


Ron Johnson


Apple Store

Jack Harari

Vice President - International Partnerships

Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues (USA)

Simon Thompson

Chief Product Officer & Non-Executive Director

Ocado (UK)

Jeffrey Sampson

Group Senior Vice President

Fast Retailing (JPN)

Marc Firestone

President, External Affairs & General Counsel

Philip Morris International (SUI)

Terry J Lundgren

Fmr Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Macy’s (USA)

Tatjana Haenni

Head of Women’s Football


Justin King CBE

Former Chief Executive Officer

Sainsbury’s (UK)

John Durkan

Managing Director


Ian Moir

Chief Executive Officer

Woolworths (ZAF)

Tom LaForge

Global Director of Human & Cultural Insights

The Coca-Cola Company (USA)

Jack Leslie


Weber Shandwick (USA)

Ricardo Fort

Vice President, Global Sports Partnerships

The Coca-Cola Company (USA)

Todd Greenberg

Chief Executive Officer

National Rugby League

Simone Niven

Global Head of Media & Communications

Rio Tinto (UK)

Michael Fraccaro

Chief Human Resources Officer

MasterCard (USA)

Gordon Cairns



Richard Murray

Chief Executive Officer

JB Hi Fi

Rocco Braeuniger

Country Manager


Lana Hopkins

Founder & Chief Executive Officer


Lord Peter Chadlington

Chief Executive Officer

Huntsworth (UK)

Peter Ruis

Chief Executive Officer

Jigsaw (UK)

Eric Petersen

Senior Vice President Global Brand

Lululemon (CA)

Dave Richardson

Chief Executive Officer


Alexandra Badenoch

Group Executive, Human Resources


Jeri Buchholz

Chief Human Resources Officer


Dr Gordon Campbell

Chief Executive Officer

SPAR International (NED)

Mark Waller

Executive Vice President of International

National Football League (USA)

Kate Johnson

Global Head of Sponsorship Marketing

Visa (USA)

Alexandra Willis

Head of Communications, Content & Digital

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

Murray Barnett

Head of Global Sponsorship & Commercial Partnerships

Formula One (UK)

Ian McLeod

Chief Executive Officer


Lord Stuart Rose


Marks and Spencer (UK)

Gordon Bitko

Chief Information Officer

Federal Bureau of Investigation (USA)

Kate Morris

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Adore Beauty

Kylie Watson-Wheeler

Managing Director

The Walt Disney Company

Deborah Yates

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Reckitt Benckiser (UK)

Susie McCabe

Senior Vice President of Global Retail

Under Armor (USA)

Judith H. Edge

Corporate Vice President, Global Human Resources

FedEx Corporation (USA)

Redmond Yeung


Gap Inc. (China)

Gary Sheffer

Vice President Communications & Public Affairs


Michael Burgess


HBC Digital (USA)

Liz Gottung

Chief Human Resources Officer

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (USA)

Bob Neville

Global Retail Creative Director & Head of Retail

New Balance (HK)

Roger Fisk

National Director

Obama for America (USA)

Gerrit Meier

Executive Vice President of International


Deborah Nicodemus

Chief Executive Officer

Moda Operandi (USA)

Paraag Marathe


San Francisco 49ers (USA)

Antonia Jermendy

Head of Retail Innovation & Test

Swarovski (CHE)

Jessica Powell

Vice President of Communications

Google (USA)

Alex Aiken

Executive Director Communications

HM Government (UK)

Ravi Saligram

Chief Executive Officer

Officemax (USA)

Ken Murphy

President of Global Brands

Walgreens Boots Alliance (USA)

Ian Ayre

Managing Director

Liverpool FC (UK)

Will Dean

Chief Executive Officer

Tough Mudder (USA)

David L. Bunch

Global Vice-President

Shell Brands International (UK)

Melissa Fleming

Chief Spokesperson


Kathryn van der Merwe

Group Executive Talent & Culture


Chaz Giles

Global Head of External Innovation

Estée Lauder (USA)

Jean-Marc Pailhol

Head of Global Market Management & Distribution

Allianz SE (GER)

John Gillam

Managing Director


Pierre Goad

Global Co-Head of Communications


Dave Samson

General Manager, Public Affairs

Chevron Corporation (USA)

Sir Craig Oliver



Brett Gosper

Chief Executive Officer World Rugby & Managing Director

Rugby World Cup

Patrick Noone

Managing Director

Costco Wholesale

Shane Meeker

Corporate Storyteller & Company Historian

The Procter & Gamble Company (USA)

Andrea Thomas

Senior Vice President

Walmart (USA)

Seema Kumar

Vice President, Global Health, & Policy Communication

Johnson & Johnson (USA)

Judith Williams

Global Head of Diversity

Dropbox (USA)

Diarmuid Russell

Senior Vice-President & General Manager International

Glassdoor (USA)

Babak Parviz

Vice President

Amazon (USA)

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