In 2004 the South Australian Minerals and Petroleum Expert Group (SAMPEG) was appointed under Theme 8 of the PACE initiative, with the aim of addressing outdated investor perceptions of poor prospectivity within the South Australia’s resource sector.
SAMPEG members are high-profile national and international leaders well respected in the resources industry.
The key message they promote is that South Australia’s resources potential is under-explored, and the State Government is willing to back investors in the resources sector, in a strategic, tangible and substantial way, including subsidised drilling and new, free, pre-competitive data.
SAMPEG members also help address issues surrounding the poor perception of mining held by the wider community by informing them of the improving performance of this sector in environmental management, good governance and engaging with local and indigenous communities.
This group grew out of the original proposal to appoint a single PACE Ambassador, however the need to encompass all areas of resource development has seen the group grow to include 16 members.
In addition to the ongoing promotion of PACE by SAMPEG members, there has been active marketing of the PACE initiative both internationally and nationally and across government and industry, through the efforts of DMITRE's Mineral Resources and Energy Resources Divisions.
Numerous requests from the media for interviews, articles, editorials and advertorials on both PACE and SAMPEG are received by MER and arrangements are made to ensure all channels of communication for promotion of PACE and its purpose are optimised.
A press and events area of the Department of State Development's Minerals website provides public access to up to the minute presentations, news releases and forthcoming events of interest to the minerals and energy resources industries.
The detailed PACE 2020 section of the Minerals website provides more information about the current PACE 2020 programs.
SAMPEG members are encouraged to actively participate in the online secure discussion board available to all members.
A regular PACE feature has appeared in the MER flagship publication, the MESA Journal, since the initiative’s inception in 2004. These PACE features ensure that the global audience of academics and resource company executives amongst which it is distributed are kept up-to-date with PACE activities. This is a valuable communication medium for PACE to reach an influential investment audience.
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Mrs Tania Davies
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