Bernard Salt

Columnist, speaker, business advisor and media commentator

Agility at a new level in the post-COVID world

In this session Bernard Salt AM will assemble the latest data, cite relevant benchmarks and give live examples of how the Australian workforce, consumer and business community is being transformed by the pandemic. New ways of working. New business models. New consumer preferences. The next five years to 2026 is not for the faint-hearted. It’s for those who grasp the significance of the times, who are bold and ambitious for their country, and who want to be part of the brave new post-COVID world. Bernard will show which jobs, which parts of the country, which demographic cohort can be expected to be on the rise in the near term future. The common denominator behind the new drivers of success will be adaptability and agility. The future belongs to those whose skills fit into the new way of living, working and doing business. Don’t miss this compelling and eye-opening session!

About Bernard Salt
Bernard Salt AM 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 was an adjunct professor at Curtin University Business School between 2010 and 2020.

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 pumpkins) 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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