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Evolve 2020 Keynote Speaker Announcement

Released by Evolve on Thursday, 5 December 2019

MEA announces Simon Kuestenmacher as a Keynote Speaker at Evolve 2020. 

A rising star globally in the field of data management and demographics, Simon Kuestenmacher is the Co-Founder and Director of The Demographics Group founded by social commentator Bernard Salt AM.  In just three years Simon has amassed 170,000 followers globally who enjoy his interpretation of data and his quirky observational style. He has degrees in geography from leading universities in Berlin and Melbourne and worked for several years as a business consultant with KPMG Australia. 

Simon will emphasise the importance of lifelong learning as our economy is in a state of permanent transformation. Events provide the crucial face to face learning opportunities that are so important in our knowledge driven economy. Simon shows how the changing nature of the workforce allows for big growth opportunities in the events industry and what type of workers will succeed in the sector.  He will also share how data will help to better target and market events. 

Robyn Johnson, CEO of MEA commented, “Simon is the kind of person you want to talk to all day, he is engaging and has interesting insights into how the world economies are being transformed and what this looks like for Australia. We are extremely delighted to have him on the Evolve program”.  

Simon frequently presents on Sky NewsThe Project, newspapers and radio stations across Australia to comment on demographic trends.  He writes a monthly column in The Australian newspaper and consults to business and government. 

Simon Kuestenmacher will join Dr Catriona WallaceMitch Wallis and Captain Richard De Crespigny as part of the Evolve 2020 keynote program with Shelly Horton as MC across the three days. 

Evolve will be held at the Hunter Valley Crowne Plaza 3 –5 May 2020. 

Early registration rates are available until 3 February 2020 and Crown Plaza Hunter Valley are offering reduced accommodation rates until 31 December 2019. Please visit the Evolve 2020 website to check-out the rates for each room type. Opportunities are available to sponsor and exhibit at Evolve 2020.  Visit www.evolve2020.com.au