Over the last 100 years, Australia has evolved with all the infrastructure to administer the needs and interests of an entire state at the centre of our capital cities.

However, the coronavirus pandemic is now challenging that model. Lockdowns and working from home have had a profound effect on the Australian way of life and what we expect from a city.

Join renowned social demographer and futurist, Bernard Salt, in a thought-provoking keynote as he discusses the changing expectations of Australians, and the implications for the delivery of services for businesses and government. This will be followed by a Q&A with Bernard hosted by Gary Starr, Executive General Manager, Business and Government at Australia Post.

Learn about our speakers

Bernard Salt

Executive Director
Demographics Group

Bernard Salt is widely regarded as one of Australia’s leading social commentators by business, the media and the broader community.

Bernard heads The Demographics Group which provides advice on demographic, consumer and social trends for business.

Prior to that Bernard founded KPMG Demographics.

He writes two weekly columns for The Australian newspaper and is an adjunct professor at Curtin University Business School.

In conjunction with KPMG Australia he hosts a top-rated podcast called “What Happens Next” which discusses rising trends and important business issues.

Bernard is one of the most in-demand speakers on the Australian corporate speaking circuit.

He is well known to the wider community for his penchant for identifying and tagging new tribes and social behaviours such as the ‘Seachange Shift’, the ‘Man Drought’, ‘PUMCINS’ (pronounced pumkins) and the ‘Goats Cheese Curtain’.

He is perhaps best known for popularising the phrase “smashed avocado” globally.

Bernard was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2017 Australia Day honours.

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Thursday, 6 May 2021

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM AEST
(10:30 AM - 11:30AM for SA participants)