Matthew McCarthy, CEO, Ben & Jerry’s

Ben and Jerry’s calls itself an aspiring social justice company. Something it has leaned into since founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield started churning ice cream in 1978. CEO Matthew McCarthy will explain what that means, and how the company has evolved from philanthropy and community involvement to business activism.

Serena Williams, Investor and 23 Time Grand Slam Winner

Serena Williams’s 23rd grand slam at the Australian Open in 2017 put her in rarefied company not just in the history of women’s tennis, but in all sport – she is quite possibly the greatest athlete in a generation, perhaps the greatest in any sport. She talked about it all, from the stage, alongside Verizon Media chief executive, Guru Gowrappan.

Fernando Machado, CMO, Burger King

Burger King are known for producing brazen campaigns, regularly throw themselves into the ring with arch rival, McDonald’s. ‘McWhopper’, in 2015 was as an open letter in the New York Times proposing a truce, and suggesting the fast-food giants join forces to create the McWhopper – a combination of the Whopper and the Big Mac. Its CMO, Fernando Machado shared his thoughts on creating ideas that stick from the Advertising Week stage.

Gwyneth Paltrow, CEO, Goop

Gwyneth Paltrow founded her lifestyle company Goop when she was sat at her desk at home in 2008 – originally it was supposed to be a recommendation newsletter. But it has become so much more. It’s spawned a content site, multiple stores, a magazine, a podcast, cookbooks—and now a slick six-episode series, “The Goop Lab,” for Netflix. How she built the brand that is both loved and has received heavy criticism was explained, from the stage.

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London

The advertising and media industries are keenly aware of their limited diversity and how this inhibits their ability to build relationships with their audiences. Join HuffPost’s Global Editor-in-Chief Lydia Polgreen and London Mayor Sadiq Khan for a conversation around diversity in our industry, London, and how the current political climate impacts both.

Winnie Harlow, Supermodel and Activist

Following an appearance on America’s Next Top Model, Winnie Harlow burst onto the modelling scene in 2015 after fashion photographer Nick Knight cast her in a campaign. She has been the star of countless catwalks and cover shoots ever since. She has worked with world-class brands including Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, Dior and Swarovski, cameoed in music videos including Beyonce’s Lemonade and presented at TED. She is also a super passionate Snapchatter, delighting her fans with intimate insights into her work and life.

Jason Robinson, Rugby Player

Join former rugby union star Ugo Monye as he interviews Jason Robinson; 3-time rugby World Cup finalist and scorer of the winning try that launched England to victory in the 2003 World Cup in Sydney. But they won’t just be talking rugby: after a challenging upbringing how has Jason managed to use life’s obstacles to forge a positive path to forgiveness, wellbeing, success and happiness?