Bernard Salt

Futurist, analyst, advisor, commentator, author.


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

Current Work:
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 hosted a top-rated podcast called “What Happens Next” which discussed 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.


Talking Points
Tracking Global Megatrends
Identifying Future Business Opportunities
Connecting with the Customer of the Future
Imagining Lifestyle & Retirement in the 2020s
Preparing for the Jobs of the Future
Managing Generational Change
Building Business in the Asian Century
Building Personal Brand and Leadership Skills
Developing Presentation and Speaking Skills
Webinar: Rebuilding Australia
Webinar: Refuge Australia
Webinar: Caring Australia
Webinar: Career Catapult
Jobs & Businesses
Regional Revival
Post-Corona Customer
Megatrend Reckoning
The Consumer-Voter-Celebrity Shift
Rebuilding Australia: the role of manufacturing in creating a stronger nation