Sunday, 23 February 2020
Attention South Australian METS - Are you Aware of the PACE Supply Chain Development Program?

Attention South Australian METS - Are you Aware of the PACE Supply Chain Development Program?

The PACE Supply Chain Development program is a program delivered by RESA and Austmine for the SA Government. It will Develop businesses by leading them on a development pathway which provides them with the tools needed to enter the Australian resources industry supply chain and Extend into Global Supply Chains.

Austmine is delivering the Extend part of this exciting program in conjunction with GHD through a combination of B2B Mentoring and Interactive Workshops. Extend is a B2B program, tailored for the individual needs of each participating company and designed to identify commercial opportunities in global resource supply chains (including those here in Australia - this is not limited to export opportunities!). The program is market driven and delivered over a period of 5 months in 2016.

The program is suitable for small-to-medium sized companies with innovative services and products, wishing to grow their business.

B2B Mentoring

Each participating company will receive 32 hours of mentoring from a GHD assigned mentor and a tailored team of technical, commercial and innovation specialists drawn from GHD's global operations. The mentoring will focus on the specific needs of each company and consist of two face-to-face sessions with ongoing support and research, pre- and post the sessions. The mentoring component will also provide a conduit for each company into the technical and global market network of GHD. 

The first mentoring session will involve the development of a logic model (why, what and how you want to achieve) and the commencement of populating an opportunity matrix. This will list the live and emerging markets and potential opportunities for each company's specific offering.

A report will be presented at the final session, with the completed opportunity matrix and an outline of how to take your offerings to the defined markets and opportunities.

Interactive Workshops

Two half-day interactive group workshops will be held during the course of the program. The workshops will cover issues as identified during the mentoring, including information on Government support programs, legal/IP issues and how to leverage networks. The workshops will consist of presentations, case studies and a video conference with an Austrade overseas post to learn first-hand about opportunities offshore.


The outcomes for each participating company will be:

  • An understanding of the global resource supply chain and markets and client types;
  • Plan of action of how to position your specific offering to respond to the existing needs and challenges of those markets and how your offering compares against existing approaches in those markets;
  • Enduring linkages with a global technical team from GHD;
  • A prioritised list of specific opportunities to put commercial offerings into the defined markets;
  • Connection into GHD's and Austmine's global network and introductions to new contacts and Government support programs.

Timeframe and Costs

The face-to-face mentoring and workshops are scheduled to take place from May - September 2016, with exact dates to be determined once participants are known. The cost to participate in the Extend program for each company is $5,000+GST. There are no additional costs.

The program is made possible with funding from the South Australian Government.

A maximum of 15 companies will be accepted into the program and some eligibility criteria applies.

For more information please contact:

Megan Edwards - Membership and Communications Manager
02 8310 0601


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