Australia must plan for population change

What does population change mean for business?

What does population change mean for business?
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Professor Graeme Hugo, the first speaker for the new <a href='http://www.adelaide.edu.au/lifeimpactresearch/researchtuesday/'>Research Tuesdays</a> seminar series

Professor Graeme Hugo, the first speaker for the new Research Tuesdays seminar series
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Monday, 9 April 2007

Australian businesses must plan for population change if they want to stay in business. That will be the message from University of Adelaide Federation Fellow Professor Graeme Hugo when he speaks at the University's inaugural Research Tuesdays seminar on Tuesday, 10 April.

One of Australia's leading population experts, Professor Hugo said: "Australia's population is changing profoundly - changes in age structure, in the size and composition of families and households, in the places Australians live and in their ethnic and socio-economic composition.

"These changes will have a huge influence on Australia's future and they will reshape the nature and level of demand for all goods and services.

"It is crucial for businesses to consider demographic change if they are to remain competitive. In fact those that are able to anticipate demographic change and tailor their products and services accordingly will gain a competitive advantage."

Professor Hugo's talk will outline present and future changes in the national and state populations of significance for businesses.

The Research Tuesdays public seminar series is a new initiative of the University of Adelaide to provide an opportunity for the University's leading researchers to engage with business and community leaders and the general public on issues which impact on them.

To be held on every second Tuesday of the month and open to the general public, the lectures will be hosted by University Vice-Chancellor and President Professor James McWha.

Professor Hugo's lecture, 'What does population change mean for business?', will start at 5.30pm in Lecture Room 102, Napier Building, North Terrace Campus. Admission is free.

Please book by emailing research.tuesdays@adelaide.edu.au or phone 8303 3692.

 

Contact Details

Professor Graeme Hugo
Email: graeme.hugo@adelaide.edu.au
Website: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/directory/graeme.hugo
Director, Australian Population and Migration Research Centre
School of Social Sciences
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 5646
Mobile: 0416 205 181


Ms Robyn Mills
Email: robyn.mills@adelaide.edu.au
Media and Communications Officer
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 6341
Mobile: +61 410 689 084