SMART Breakfast Seminar Recap

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Last Friday morning, it was our privilege to co-host the SMART Breakfast Seminar alongside NBRS Architecture at Macquarie University.

Thank you to Macquarie University for hosting us at their brand-new facility, designed by NBRS Architecture and of course a big thank you to all those in attendance. For those who missed the morning, here is an event recap.

The morning kicked off with a delicious breakfast and a time of networking with McCrindle and NBRS clients.

After a warm welcome from our MC Eliane Miles, Mark McCrindle opened the morning by providing a snapshot of our changing nation with the just-released census data. As we approach the next decade, Mark had a look back at the last decade and uncovered some of the megatrends that are redefining our multigenerational workforce.

We then heard from McCrindle’s Team Leader of Communications, Ashley Fell. Ashley gave us an insight into how our world is changing, therefore how our workplace leadership needs changing. Ashley shared the engagement equation on how to create culture, purpose and impact in our workplaces.

Next, it was over to NBRS, the brilliant architects who designed the new Macquarie University building. Directors, Andrew Duffin and James Ward shared how their vision for the muli-purpose conference facility was inspired by a new style of working space for academic institutions.

James Ward helped us understand workspaces in academia and the trends that present a blueprint for a new working environment.

Andrew Duffin, design director for the Macquarie University project, deconstructed the latest architectural trends for work, learning and living and how to create smart work spaces.

We’d like to say a big thank you to all of our valued clients and friends who attended the breakfast. Be sure to look out for our future events taking place in Sydney, and if you're interested in having one our McCrindle Speakers present at your next event, please don’t hesitate to get in touch! 


At McCrindle, our team of professional speakers are in demand for their ability to clearly communicate the insights in engaging ways. Presenting at a variety of national and international events including keynote addresses at conferences, onsite professional development workshops and strategy briefings for senior leaders, the McCrindle speakers are recognised as leaders in tracking emerging issues, researching social trends, and are regarded as expert social researchers, futurists and story tellers.

To make an inquiry, please feel free to get in touch via email, or on 02 8824 3422.

Welcome to our blog...

We have a passion for research that tells a story, that can be presented visually, that brings about change and improves organisations. And we hope these resources help you know the times.

Our Social Media Sites

Facebook | McCrindle Research Social Media YouTube | McCrindle Research Social Media Twitter | McCrindle Research Social Media Flickr | McCrindle Research Social Media Pinterest | McCrindle Research Social Media Google Plus | McCrindle Research Social Media LinkedIn | McCrindle Research Social Media Mark McCrindle Slideshare

Last 150 Articles


sydney event fears investment national crime rates faux-ciliser poker master world housing affordability charity easy rider not-for-profit repayments couple VET sector purpose father's day the hills shire change house supply and demand tattoos shopping centre event communicate younger generations city customer report Gen Y entertainment interactive friends McCrindle Speaker environmental scanning click Res Vis winter gold coast 1968 financial independence Christmas data census data trends consumer NSW Northern Territory donate Christmas in Australia manly generation Z Generation Y cancel plans Do It Yourself Gen X rent Skilling James Ward casual paying to work trades 1980 stats economy award winner village jobs of the future food bank australian communities trends report follow Macquarie University hills qualitative research personalities australian generation living office space gen z mccrindle in the media personal growth Australian Population internet monarchy HSC TEDx wealth distribution baby names australia report PSI census 2016 data visualisation mythbusters logan curiosity commuting sports year 12 trends of 2016 house price typical australian small business NFP event gig economy wolloomooloo high density apartments Western Australia ultimo Australia Day 2017 Kirsten Brewer Australian schools Research Executive professional services infographic wall conference child care population growth census results young people parents unaffordable global financial crisis Black Friday in Australia Social Trend suburban living society analysis selfie social researcher goals engage ACF2017 innovative public transport media release innovation census fail visualisation balance mccrindle tea names 2015 financial fears Elderslie-Harrington park Queensland national wealth challenge retirement keynote online shopping TDE criminal ashley fell IT Specialists cultural diversity sydney property market property deloitte teaching financial owning a home baby name predictions focus group visual NBRS Architecture priorities life office baby names report Scouts entrepreneurial January 26th dessert teleworking community product Population Clock affordable leadership forum grave decision 23 million states urban budget lifestyle middle class financial dreams authenticity JOMO Christmas Stats Northern Beaches gender Tasmania baby urban living index Love the average aussie Kiwi rule keeper responsive Sydney Hills Business Chamber cica social enquiry donation education teacher work from home Australia street happiness housing market nfp renting McCrindle Speakers trend tuesday Aussies baby name trends wage debate train narcissism buildings townhouses environment holiday Geoff Brailey proactive vegetarian university children marrickville focus groups live the dream millenials NBRS Maxim Accounting McCrindle Keynote Speakers technology safe brisbane eliane blaxland public speaker offenders not for profit research award generation alpha Tuesday Trend New Zeland in depth interviews builders ACF17 2020 hornsby royal influence brand travel Valentine’s Day professional speaker 1975 trends of 2017 future medicine speakers pack Christmas research generational trends family Sydney’s south west Christmas day bondi survey design newspaper 24,000,000 home low density sector wide Royals Caregiver learn mythbusting cartodb "know the times" unemployment public speaking Education Future Forum suburbs sydney market research pack capital cities year 7 leadership workshop ACT Report Wellington Mount Annan-Currant Hill sector optimistic moreton bay FPA Australian community trends wealth and income community event social shifts Retail who is generation z high density living happy holidays Sydney media housing trends insight pharmacies Jura Coffee non profit brand experience demographic 2016 investor sydneysider schools Christmas day weather VIC the lucky country English The Daily Edition skills census workplace culture hills shire online acf15 CBD average aussie mining boom home ownership learning business World Water Day staying in clothing staff sydneycity hunger google for education goal education future report global aged care puzzle collaboration participants going out meals easter population milestone screenage ease of travel litter stay home Generation X affordability New Zealand car twentyseventeen communications world youth day employment tableau career consumerism wedding business index social analyst demographic transformations dream nativity scene local communities keynote speaker sydneysiders not for profit neutral bay digital cost of living SRE careers VET Wagga Wagga Willowdale mccrindle long weekend gig house prices ACT mentor Andrew Duffin social impact women sentiments McCridle research residents future proofing belief ashley mckenzie investing social transport Melbourne teachers Australian demographics Australian Bureau of Statistics organisational culture vegemite workshop mover and shaker Lower Hunter community engagement baby boom crows nest finance DESTEL student Deaths commuters social issues domestic research report in the media weekly earnings cold New South Wales study dreams tuesday future of shopping mateship parenting Financial Planning Association land of the middle class pyrmont winter blues schools students social commentator cars showreel perth speakers earn Financial Planning Association of Australia divorce rate EFF local community chairty Australian Communities Trends poor Sydney population jobs christian Adelaide financial future rising house prices marriages etiquette the changing face of families households social commentary population Black Friday Sales facts social media eliane miles post rationalism darwin Sydney keynote speaker social trends Merry Christmas generations high school coffee Hills Shire Council communities faux-cilising water home owner The ABC of XYZ workforce Australians TEDx Speaker summer ethnography DIY Northern beaches Event Real Estate Institute of Victoria Territory conference speaker micro growing population emerging trends 2016 census growth of sydney results graphs social research new office Australian Census social change TED new york times Netflix national private wealth snapshot wages presentations professional development brands mobile youth suburb norwest Vocational education collaborative research visualisation micro apartments What is food insecurity? impact shifts #censusfail business performance Australian Dream hobart celebration rise of local apartment educhat resilience shopper's pick trends analyst salary ferry property market 40 million mccrindle research seasons greetings changing face of sydney housing household South Australia identity media activity christmas survey earnings sunny days communication toys Mark McCrindle infographics social lives screenagers culturally diverse slideshare shbc seasons quote faux-cilise sydney hills the australian dream market research networking marketing cancelling plans urban taskforce Cobbitty-Leppington CPI moderators guide christmas trees GPO waverton omnibus Christmas lunch Financial Planning Week Wodonga property price storytelling capital city define greatness global retail ACF educated cultural diveristy language Northern Beaches Christian School Duchess of Cambridge society trends work Canberra spend presentation giving lalor park professional 2016 census results area rich REIV National Conference entrepreneurs of today Research Director food insecurity apartments rain choice workers state SMART overcast equip urban living wealth inequality emerging technologies plans speaker religion Sydney Lifestyle Study mccrinlde socialising conferences ideas Assistant Store Manager school school satisfaction victoria tv 10 years Business analysis dreaming ABS growth future of work insights emerging generations daily commute Myth geomapping bus social researchers financial planning TED talk baby name ageing research services research on coffee Australian Home real Aussie Queensland: QLD 24 million media commentary program commute Charlotte statistics travelling government marriage entrepreneur employmee forecast friendship the great screenage house price rise sustainable conference presentation australia optus shopping tea wealth and income distribution know the times video demographics sunburnt country research data employers TAS Performance Sentiment Index money divorce healthy future organisations Engineering Manager urban development high density Australian Trends dare to dream university degree FOMO case study global generations aged care sun events earning Bathburst bureau training demographic trends internships huffington post Christmas season internship care support motivate royal family volunteer education sector kate middleton wellbeing group session average Australian aussie culture crime annual income sydney metro google NT social analysis engagement employmer men Christmas presents Births cost mortgage Mark McCrindle in the media the hills future-proof royal wealth Word Up australian real estate baby names cloudy days social life holidays education future resource speajer australian social research relevant February 16 optus my business awards volunteering potts point gen alpha digital economy economic experience megatrends SA forecasting population map futurist volunteers australian communities forum Channel Seven relational food office opening outsourcing alpha sydney speaker contiki hopes Australia Day 2014 WA housing growth SMSF culture Gen Z Expert public holiday energy Work place professional presenters leader breakfast cash Hornsby Shire Council princess charlotte 2013 prince george recap sector wide study infographic teach demographer christianity youth unemployment politics learning styles Channel 7 increasing densification school students education research daily telegraph meetings mother's day young australians news ageing population millennials local Lower Hunter Region faith Real Estate panel charities woolworths socialites thought leadership average sydneysider story Tuesday Trends hello fresh cooking data REIV Conference Black Friday future of education australian community trends report millionth intern cancelling event data analyst Hunter Valley royal baby fresh workplace thrive Jura Australia pharmacy tips Australian communities church trend System's Architect publication students Crime Rates anzac income debt future proof group volunteering data australians staying home more property development work-life work mates 2012 NEETs weather spirituality menai list US renter of the future tertiary education baby boomers 2017 researcher christmas 2017 ACF 2016 rental stress coffee lovers grandparents ipswich Christchurch demography Australian Families learner 1994