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"The feedback on your talk was so positive, and couldn’t have been more relevant, you left the team energised and thought provoked."
Sharon Walsh, Global Director, Heineken.

Recent Speaker Bookings:

UBS. Innovation Amidst Disruption

How can a risk-averse corporate survive disruption and encourage innovation? Keynote. 300 People.

Heineken. How challenger brands can connect to Gen Z:

Using global Gen Z Insights showing how to engage this elusive audience. Talk / Workshop. 50 People.

Lego. Thinking Differently:

Frameworks for innovation and future thinking, stimulating creativity by challenging the status quo. Talk & Workshop. 100 People.

Mercedes Benz Vans. Marketing, Innovation and Inspiration: 

Helping marketings team think differently amidst industry-wide disruption. Talk & Workshop. 40 People.

Additional Speaker bookings: 

Google Squared Digital Leadership Program, Vans Global Leadership Offsite, Brewdog, , Marketing Academy, Stella McCartney Leadership Offsite, AdWeek Europe, Adweek New York, Defying Gravity, Leadership and Entrepreneurship, & more.

"Leading teams through major change, inspiring them to see opportunity and create advantage can feel impossible, but Sam’s passionate accounts of what can be achieved, told through Pirates, make anything seem possible". 
Nic Burnside, Head of Marketing, Mercedes Vans UK. 

Sam’s talk at TEDx Brixton, The Purpose Curve, how to find your purpose.

Sam at Google Zeitgeist chairing Jon Snow, Martha Lane Fox and more.

"I've seen Sam bring together disparate teams and inspire the individuals within a group to achieve more than they ever thought possible. Sam gets the most out of people through an unusual empathy for others and a huge breadth of his own experience to draw on."


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Current Speaker Topics


Be More Pirate

Sam’s new book is a metaphor for motivating teams and individuals to realise their power to create change. It presents a clear framework, based on the true but untold strategies and success of Golden Age Pirates. A talk about: how to create, manage and survive change in any sized organisation.


Chief Purpose Officer

A comprehensive business case of the history, evidence, insights and data to support why ‘purpose’ will be a key strategic driver in the knowledge economy. A talk about; the future of work, post capitalism and the evolution of ‘purpose’ from nice to have, to need to have.


The Hustle Generation

The definitive guide to the key current and emerging trends in youth culture, what does it mean for the future of business, work and education and what comes next. A talk about: future trends and technology, youth entrepreneurship, innovation and inspiration.

The Talent Gap

How to attract, retain and get the most from a new generation of young talent, Who are Generation Z and why would they want to work for you? A talk about: Youth insights, successful case studies with practical tips and the future of work.

To make a speaker, or workshop, booking Sam is represented by the Speaking Office, but in the first instance please email Sam’s PA nelly@samconniff.com to check availability CC'ing sam@samconniff.com, with a few lines about the purpose of your event.

Sam’s presentation was rated ‘excellent'. He is professional and delivers content with enthusiasm and passion which is respected by his audience.

Michaela Jeffery-Morrison Co-Founder & Head of Production. Maddox Events.

Sam Conniff is a hugely engaging and thought provoking speaker who brings the subject to life by challenging and inspiring audiences. His contagious passion for his subject and his ability to tell a mighty fine story, mean that his audience are talking about his session long after it’s ended. His ability to generate such a strong debate is rare. Sam is business and life changing.

Camilla Woodhouse, Marketing Hall of Legends.


Sam’s talk at the Evening Standard, Young Progress Makers at The Roundhouse, Be More Pirate

Sam at Google Zeitgeist, Introduction to Livity’s innovative youth led creative network


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