Jobs of the Future

What’s in, what’s out and what courses should we steer our kids into?  Sometimes its not about the particular job, its about the ability to adapt. Insights from years of census data are carefully selected and deftly presented in this most topical of topics.


Building stronger regions

What are the common denominators that make a regional city and/or community successful? The answer is less about what private or public sector spending can be secured and more about the quality of leadership. Data and real life examples are drawn from across Australia and beyond to deliver insight into ways of galvanising communities.


Connecting with Middle Australia

Anglo Australia has been replaced with a cosmopolitan fusion culture deeply suspicious of big government and big business. Connection with the heartland today is via local, tribal and authentic relationships. Powerful data from the 2016 Census shows just how much middle Australia has changed. Your market isn’t so much on the move…it’s already in a different space.


Reimagining Retirement

Baby Boomers have worked hard and made sacrifices and now they’re saying “it’s my time now”. And so it’s all Rhine River cruises and kitchen makeovers as retirement’s biggest generation ever pushes the retirement reset button. Data, examples, insight, popular culture references and the funniest of acronyms are all brought together to provide a different view of the retirement set.


Avocado Insights

One paragraph in one column parodying middle age and youth has propelled the humble avocado to global stardom, Social media insights and anecdotes from five days inside the avocado bunker delivers a compelling story about how to manage the social media message.


Customer of the Future

Bigger, bolder, more demanding, more connected, more Asian, more pressed for time, more insecure and above all more technologically adaptive. Meet your customer of the future.  Turn the customer of the future into your best friend. The time series data on this topic is utterly compelling. The insights and the examples are all deftly selected and professionally presented.



The richest, the poorest, the fastest rising, the most connected, the most militarising… and then there’s those losing power, losing relevance, losing sovereignty bit by agonising bit. What are the big picture events that will shape the new world order in the 2030s and beyond? UN, Bloomberg and Fortune 500 data all drawn together to deliver a compelling story of hope and challenge for the whole of humanity in the middle of the century.


Future Proofing Careers and Businesses

Should we all be training in STEM skills, learning Mandarin or buying into health? Is it really that simple?  It’s never that simple. Data, examples and insights from across Australia and beyond are assembled to argue the case for the best way forward. Its never the strongest or even the smartest that thrives… it’s something else entirely.


Celebrating the Entrepreneur

It’s harder to start a business, to generate sales, to employ people, to pay tax, to do all the right things than it is to kick a football. Before there can be jobs of the future there needs to be businesses of the future. In this uplifting session the case is put for the thinking, the courage and the sheer boldness that creates business opportunity. Data, insight, examples and humour energise every audience on this more important subject.


The China Effect

China is now Australia’s leading source of migrants, of tourists, of students, of imports and of exports… and probably of other stuff as well. How will Australia’s relationship with China evolve over the coming decade? What are the benefits and what are the risks? UN, Fortune 500 ABS and US Military data and insight plus references to the history of empire. Can the Australians navigate their way to continued prosperity?