Global trends shaping local impacts

Published on 03 July 2024

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Step into futures thinking with one of the world’s leading data influencers as Glenelg Shire Council prepares to plan for the development of the 2025-2029 Council Plan and undertake a fourth year check in on the 2040 Community Plan and Vision.

In ‘Local Impact, Global Trends’ Simon Kuestenmacher returns to the Shire talk about demographic and global trends that are shaping Australia today and into the future.

His observations and presentation were enjoyed by the community in 2019 at the launch of the 2040 Community Plan and Vision.

Join us at the Portland Arts Centre on Wednesday, 24 July, as Simon helps breaks down current global trends that impact day to day living and how we play and do business in our Shire.

The presentation will be followed by a networking opportunity with light catering and drinks.

While this event is free to attend, tickets are essential to secure your place and can be booked at the Portland Arts Centre website or by emailing

Simon is a columnist for The New Daily website and a regular contributor to The Australian newspaper and he is a media commentator on demographic and data matters.

In his spare time Simon has authored three books on maps and runs what is by now the world’s largest Twitter account dedicated to maps and data.

His social media posts reach over 35 million people every month. Simon ranks as one of the world’s top 10 influencers in data.


FREE event, but bookings are essential

Portland Arts Centre

Wednesday 24 July 2024, from 6.30pm (duration expected to be about two hours)


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