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

With a reputation that precedes him, Bernard Salt works as a trend analyst and forecaster for business, government and society. His first book, 'The Big Shift' was a bestseller and both highlighted and predicted the big surge in demand for lifestyle and residential property. Using an abundance of research to back up his claims, Bernard is well positioned to deliver an engaging and informative presentation. 

Bernard’s second book 'The Big Picture' was another bestseller, and detailed the change in work, life, relationships and society within the 21st Century. His third book ‘Man Drought;, not only attracted ample attention but introduced a new term into Australian vocabulary. 

Bernard is the founder of KPMG Demographics, and continues to plan and write several global studies for the companies, including Beyond the Baby Boomers (2007) along with The Global Skills Convergence (2008) both of which piqued media interest. Currently, Bernard heads The Demographics Group which provides specialist advice on demographic, consumer and social trends for business

As a popular speaker both nationally and internationally, Bernard is highly sought-after for his understanding and knowledge of Australia’s demographics. Described as a captivating, interesting and entertaining speaker, Bernard works to stimulate and engage with his audiences at an array of event. 

As the global pandemic continues, Bernard can tailor his presentation to discuss the effects of the Corona-virus and the opportunities for business success in this brave new world. He can present his keynote speech by virtual broadcast to your organisation through videoconferencing, live streaming and Zoom events.

Speaker Topics

Goldmines and Minefields: How and where demographic forces are creating global hotspots in consumer
It is all about the rise and fall of demographic cohorts. Of the 200 countries on earth which are likely to experience most growth in the household formation cohort in the 2020s? And which countries might be expected to show the weakest growth in consumer spending?
Identifying Global Hotspots for Infrastructure: How taxation and cohorts combine to create the pool
Sure governments can borrow to fund big picture pieces of infrastructure but at some point this capacity is ties to the wealth generating and taxation paying capacity of the local population. More workers means more spending and taxation which means more nation building. Simple.
Identifying Immigrant Faultlines: How and why the global movement of people will be a source of pros
Drawing on UN datasets which countries are likely to be a source of immigrants and refugees and where are the faultlines between rich and poor. In this is powerful sobering, presentation a compelling argument is put for global cooperation to deliver a safer and a more equitable society. Attendees come away with a better understanding of the forces driving refugees and of the demand for labor.
Navigating the Future of Work: Skills on the rise and jobs in decline tell the story of access to pr
In this session, Bernard takes data from the US, Australia, and the UK, to show which jobs and which sectors are rising and which are falling. It is not so much about the job to be in but rather the skills you will need to survive and thrive in the 21st century. Scary topic made digestible and engaging.
The Australia Story: Overview of the Australian people and economy
Aimed at overseas business and general interest audiences considering visiting or investing in Australia. Highlights the space, the richness, the scope for growth, the governance and the quality of life in Australia. Attendees come away excited, amused and engaged by their better knowledge of the Australian nation. Who else is better placed to tell The Australia Story than Australias leading social commentator?
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