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Bernard Salt Travels from Melbourne, VIC

Bernard Salt


  • Ageing
  • Change Management
  • Climate Change
  • Demographer
  • Economics
  • Environment
  • Futurist
  • Generations
  • Globalisation / World Affairs
  • Leadership
  • Society / Social Trends
  • World Affairs

Bernard Salt is widely regarded as one of Australia’s leading social commentators.

He has written six popular best-selling books, hosted a TV show on SkyNEWS Business called “The Next Five Years” and hosted a top-rated podcast called “What Happens Next”

Bernard Salt is also one of Australia’s most in-demand corporate speakers.

After a 20-year career as a Partner in a global advisory firm, Bernard founded The Demographics Group to provide advice to business on demographic, social and property trends.

He is best known to the wider community for his penchant for identifying new social behaviours including “the goat’s cheese curtain.”

Bernard has been a columnist with The Australian newspaper for more than 20 years. His column in The Weekend Australian Magazine is highly regarded and widely read.

Bernard was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2017 Australia Day honours for his services to the Australian people via demography. And finally, Bernard is the person responsible for popularising the phrase “smashed avocado” … globally!

Keynote Titles

  • Customer of the Future (new markets and behaviours)
  • Shallower Labour Pools
  • The Way We Work
  • Regions on the Rise (new drivers of growth)
  • 2021 Census Highlights
  • Millennial Spending Boom
  • Change of Direction (Sectors on the Rise)
  • In Search of Skills (tapping labour pools)
  • Australia@2030 (businesses to be in)
  • The Great Tech Shift (apps for absolutely everything)


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