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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 Samson

General Manager, Public Affairs

Chevron Corporation (USA)

Jennifer Storms

Senior Vice President, Global Sports Marketing

PepsiCo (USA)

Simon Thompson

Chief Product Officer & Non-Executive Director

Ocado (UK)

Gerrit Meier

Executive Vice President of International


Seema Kumar

Vice President, Global Health, & Policy Communication

Johnson & Johnson (USA)

Deborah Yates

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Reckitt Benckiser (UK)

Lord Mark Price

Fmr Managing Director

Waitrose (UK)

Max Van Den Doel

Global Head Sports Marketing

Adidas (NL)

Mike Fernandez

Corporate Vice-President, Corporate Affairs

Cargill (USA)

Geoff McDonald

Global Vice President, Human Resources

Unilever (UK)

John Koryl


Neiman Marcus Direct (USA)

Richard Murray

Chief Executive Officer

JB Hi Fi

Jenny Bryant

Chief Human Resources Officer

Wesfarmers Limited

Jean-Marc Pailhol

Head of Global Market Management & Distribution

Allianz SE (GER)

Paraag Marathe


San Francisco 49ers (USA)

Jordan Pettman

Global Head of People Data, Analytics & Planning

Nestlé (UK)

Michael Burgess


HBC Digital (USA)

Alexandra Willis

Head of Communications, Content & Digital

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

Alex Aiken

Executive Director Communications

HM Government (UK)

Dr Gordon Campbell

Chief Executive Officer

SPAR International (NED)

Redmond Yeung


Gap Inc. (China)

Diarmuid Russell

Senior Vice-President & General Manager International

Glassdoor (USA)

Judith H. Edge

Corporate Vice President, Global Human Resources

FedEx Corporation (USA)

Todd Greenberg

Chief Executive Officer

National Rugby League

Ian Ayre

Managing Director

Liverpool FC (UK)

Valerie Hughes-D’Aeth

Human Resources Director


Lord Stuart Rose


Marks and Spencer (UK)

Pierre Goad

Global Co-Head of Communications


Simone Niven

Global Head of Media & Communications

Rio Tinto (UK)

Kate Morris

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Adore Beauty

Sir Craig Oliver



Gary Sheffer

Vice President Communications & Public Affairs


Jeffrey Sampson

Group Senior Vice President

Fast Retailing (JPN)

Richard Goyder AO

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer


Patrick Noone

Managing Director

Costco Wholesale

Eric Petersen

Senior Vice President Global Brand

Lululemon (CA)

Alexandra Badenoch

Group Executive, Human Resources


Jeri Buchholz

Chief Human Resources Officer


Murray Barnett

Head of Global Sponsorship & Commercial Partnerships

Formula One (UK)

Kate Johnson

Global Head of Sponsorship Marketing

Visa (USA)

Babak Parviz

Vice President

Amazon (USA)

Chaz Giles

Global Head of External Innovation

Estée Lauder (USA)

Antonia Jermendy

Head of Retail Innovation & Test

Swarovski (CHE)

Tom LaForge

Global Director of Human & Cultural Insights

The Coca-Cola Company (USA)

Stuart Crabb

Global HR Head

Facebook (USA)

Ian Moir

Chief Executive Officer

Woolworths (ZAF)

Michael Fraccaro

Chief Human Resources Officer

MasterCard (USA)

Melissa Fleming

Chief Spokesperson


Liz Gottung

Chief Human Resources Officer

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (USA)

John Gillam

Managing Director


Ravi Saligram

Chief Executive Officer

Officemax (USA)

Gordon Cairns



Tatjana Haenni

Head of Women’s Football


Zenia Mucha

Chief Communications Officer

The Walt Disney Company (USA)

Jessica Powell

Vice President of Communications

Google (USA)

Henrik Amsinck

Senior Vice President, Business Technology

Lego (DNK)

Deborah Nicodemus

Chief Executive Officer

Moda Operandi (USA)

Andrea Thomas

Senior Vice President

Walmart (USA)

Ken Murphy

President of Global Brands

Walgreens Boots Alliance (USA)

Marc Firestone

President, External Affairs & General Counsel

Philip Morris International (SUI)

Mark Levy

Global Head of Employee Experience

Airbnb (USA)

Mark Waller

Executive Vice President of International

National Football League (USA)

Roger Fisk

National Director

Obama for America (USA)

Ron Johnson


Apple Store

Will Dean

Chief Executive Officer

Tough Mudder (USA)

Gordon Bitko

Chief Information Officer

Federal Bureau of Investigation (USA)

Susie McCabe

Senior Vice President of Global Retail

Under Armor (USA)

Michael O’Keeffe

Chief Executive Officer


Shane Meeker

Corporate Storyteller & Company Historian

The Procter & Gamble Company (USA)

Ricardo Fort

Vice President, Global Sports Partnerships

The Coca-Cola Company (USA)

Jack Leslie


Weber Shandwick (USA)

Lana Hopkins

Founder & Chief Executive Officer


Rocco Braeuniger

Country Manager


Terry J Lundgren

Fmr Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Macy’s (USA)

John Durkan

Managing Director


Ian McLeod

Chief Executive Officer


Sharon Price John

Chief Executive Officer

Build-A-Bear (USA)

Jack Harari

Vice President - International Partnerships

Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues (USA)

Judith Williams

Global Head of Diversity

Dropbox (USA)

Bob Neville

Global Retail Creative Director & Head of Retail

New Balance (HK)

Brett Gosper

Chief Executive Officer World Rugby & Managing Director

Rugby World Cup

Gabrielle Valdez Dow

Vice President Marketing & Fan Engagement

Green Bay Packers (USA)

Justin King CBE

Former Chief Executive Officer

Sainsbury’s (UK)

Gwen Morrison

Chief Executive Officer

The Store (USA)

Kylie Watson-Wheeler

Managing Director

The Walt Disney Company

Lord Peter Chadlington

Chief Executive Officer

Huntsworth (UK)

Peter Ruis

Chief Executive Officer

Jigsaw (UK)

Dave Richardson

Chief Executive Officer


Kathryn van der Merwe

Group Executive Talent & Culture


David L. Bunch

Global Vice-President

Shell Brands International (UK)

Kirsten Walkom

Global Communications Director

Save the Children International (UK)

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