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Key Points for Simon Kuestenmacher

  • Simon Kuestenmacher, Co-founder of The Demographics Group, Melbourne, is a renowned global influencer in data visualization with a staggering 600,000 followers on social media.
  • Armed with geography degrees from top universities in Berlin and Melbourne, Simon's expertise as a business consultant at KPMG Australia adds depth to his specialist advice on demographic, consumer, and social trends for businesses.
  • Simon's captivating presentations on demographic and global trends have captivated diverse audiences, from corporate and government entities to industry professionals, all drawn to his quirky observations and insightful outlook.
  • As a columnist for The New Daily and regular contributor to The Australian newspaper, Simon shines as a media commentator, consistently sharing valuable insights into demographic and data matters that impact Australia today and beyond.

Topics for Simon Kuestenmacher

  • Decentralising Australia
    Record high migration and unaffordable capital cities provide a massive opportunity for regional Australia. The nation must decentralise at scale. This requires new infrastructure and a rethinking of regional Australia. Satellite cities will boom. Simon explores on stage how your region can benefit from this shift. This is an exciting opportunity to strengthen our regions!
  • Global demographics
    Will China come out of the crisis strengthened? Is the US losing ground? How is the world changing and how is Australia positioned to succeed in such a world? How is climate change impacting our national business model? Global demographics favour Australia as a destination for migration and international investment. Australia truly is the lucky country.
  • Generational reshuffle
    The next decade sees huge generational shifts that permanently change Australia. Millennials start families, leave the inner suburbs in search for family-sized homes, and enter the highest spending phase of the lifecycle. Baby Boomers leave the world of work. Still too young to downsize Boomers are the perfect customers in the coming decade as they have both time and money. Simon explores on stage how your industry or organisation must adjust to generational shifts.
  • Automation & AI
    The future of work is increasingly tech heavy, but AI won’t displace jobs. Rather, AI will make the world of work more human, more inter-personal. Repetitive technical tasks will be taken over by AI while interpersonal tasks will remain in human hands. That means a larger share of every job in every industry will be interpersonal in nature. Simon discusses what steps you should take to prepare.
  • Future of housing
    Housing remains the hottest discussion topic in Australia. Demographics allow us to tackle the topic from countless angles. Housing affordability impacts consumer spending. Housing availability and the national age profile dictate what type of housing will be in demand and where such demand will spike. Investors, developers, and local governments alike benefit from the demographic perspective on housing.
  • Rethinking marketing
    As generations enter new stages of the lifecycle, they bring along a predictable set of core values. Marketing messages must be adjusted accordingly. Maybe your core audience is shrinking away, and you must market to a new cohort. Simon explains the type of marketing messages that resonate with different groups in a light-hearted but data-driven way.
  • Demographic certainties
    The closest thing we have to a crystal ball is demographics and a few global megatrends. Simon combines these perspectives to draw a picture of the future. The precise nature of the future is unpredictable, but after Simon’s presentation your audience will at least know where the guardrails are located.
  • The ageing of Australia
    Our nation ages at a much faster rate than most people realise. The population aged 85+ is doubling to 1.1 million people in the next 12 years. This isn’t just an expensive but also a labour-intensive demographic development. Simon explores the challenges the care, health, and property sector faces. An aging Australia all but guarantees that any government will favour high migration.
  • Shifting consumer values
    Besides generational shifts, the consumer landscape is being reshaped by an ever more demanding customer cohort. Simon explains why your customers are harder than ever to satisfy. The discussion also leads to generational shifts in the consumer market. Demographics allows you to see where value shifts are likely to occur.
  • Skills shortage
    The skills shortage isn’t going away. It’s baked into the demographic pie. The next decades see the big Baby Boomer cohort retiring while only a small cohort enters the workforce. As if this wasn’t bad enough, the huge Millennial generation is going to continue to make babies and therefore temporarily leave the workforce for the next 12 to 13 years at scale. Simon discusses how your organisation or industry can prepare for this prolonged skills squeeze.

Testimonials for Simon Kuestenmacher

Having used Simon multiple times in the past, l'm always curious as to how much he'll tailor his presentation to the audience. Once again, he introduced new humour to his incredibly insightful and stat filled presentation.
Property Council of Australia

Engaging, funny, gave great take-home notes. Would book again.
Plumbing Plus

Simon Kuestenmacher was fantastic. Very engaging speaker and made a potentially dry topic really enjoyable for the audience. Simon was very generous with his time and was happy to hang around and chat with attendees after the event.
Bass Coast Shire Council

Simon Kuestenmacher was our first speaker and he captivated the audience, data can sometimes be dry, not when Simon is presenting it, his style and delivery were amazing and spot on for the audience.
Department of Education and Training VIC