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If your business does business with Papua New Guinea, you can’t afford to miss this respected international event.


Bernard Salt AM

Bernard Salt AM

Managing Director, The Demographics Institute


Bernard is one of Australia’s leading social commentators and business analysts. His keynote address will present the results of an exclusive new study on PNG commissioned by Business Advantage International especially for this conference.

Bernard draws upon vast datasets to interpret the overall trajectory of social change—in the past and into the future. He argues that social and cultural change are rising forces that are reshaping the way we live and work.

The author of six books, including The Big Tilt and Man Drought, Bernard writes two weekly columns for The Australian newspaper and appears regularly on radio and television programs, most recently hosting a business television program, The Next Five Years on Sky News. A former Partner at KPMG Australia, Bernard is an adjunct professor at Curtin University Business School and holds a Masters degree from Monash University.


Keynote Address — Day 1 (19 August)