Bernard Salt

Travels from: Victoria


His presentations are fast paced and dynamic, examining changes and shifts influencing business 

Categories: Business Speakers, Futurists & Future Trends

Full Presenter Profile & Bio

Bernard Salt has an outstanding reputation as a trend analyst and forecaster for business, government and society.

Bernard’s 1st book the bestselling The Big Shift highlighted and predicted a large surge in the demand for lifestyle and residential property supported by the impending retirement of the baby boom generation.

Also a bestseller, his 2nd book, The Big Picture reflected on how work, life, relationships and society are shifting and altering in the 21st Century’s 1st decade.

Bernard has planned and written many global studies for KPMG International including Beyond the Baby Boomers (2007) along with The Global Skills Convergence (2008) both of which attracted international media exposure.

His 3rd book the quirky, original and enormously popular Man Drought not only attracted universal media attention but it also introduced a new term (man drought) into the Australian vocabulary.

Bernard is an extremely popular speaker both in Australia and internationally, he is a best-selling author, a twice-weekly columnist with The Australian newspaper and an esteemed business advisor. Bernard heads The Demographics Group which provides specialist advice on demographic, consumer and social trends for business. Prior to that Bernard founded KPMG Demographics.  

Bernard’s opinions and observations are frequently sought out by both the business community and media outlets. He is perhaps best 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 was also responsible for popularising smashed avocados globally.  

Bernard truly has an amazing understanding and knowledge of Australia’s demographics and he is able to speak confidently in regard to any city, town and region in Australia … this includes both historically and future outlook.

He is a most captivating, interesting and entertaining speaker who stimulates and encourages thought provoking dialogue at conferences, roundtables and workshops.

Bernard Salt - Business Speakers

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