Interstate Media Program
The Interstate Media Program and Around Our State Tours enable Advantage SA members and media to gain direct insight to leading initiatives in South Australian industries with an itinerary of exclusive site visits and briefings by government, community and business leaders throughout regional and metropolitan South Australia.
Supported by the Government of South Australia, the Interstate Media Program looks to challenge and alter perceptions of South Australia held by key editors and interstate media representatives.
As part of Advantage SA's Around Our State program, South Australian business leaders join the media on the tours, a key benefit of Advantage SA Foundation and Major Corporate membership.
Having generated over $300,000 of positive media coverage for the state, the FY2012 Around Our State Tours and Interstate Media Program were a great success. Tours were held throughout the state, attracting approximately 20 guests, including four local and interstate journalists per tour.
High Value Manufacturing Tour (North)
"The 'Around our State' program provides an excellent opportunity to showcase progressive and successful SA business's. It is amazing how so many of our business's are selling their products and services nationally and globally, while remaining competitive by leading in their design / creative thinking or value adding strategy. Many of these business's do so without fanfare, but they should be proud of the contribution they are making to both our state and Australia."
Wayne Harris, Bendigo Bank
It was a privilege to inspect the wonderful work our Defence Industry does by dedicated, professional and highly skilled South Australians. The enthusiasm, dedication and pride demonstrated by the speakers and workers was inspirational, even for a pacifist like myself.
Anne Miller, Zone High
High Value Manufacturing Tour (South)
A big thanks for having me onboard, I wished that I could have attended the second day too.. Organisers and companies visited were very professional.
Andy Bowles, Access Hire South Australia
SA Icons Tour
"Before the tour I had a vague understanding of the SA Icons featured but did not fully realise the history and extent of their South Australian operations. Being part of a proud South Australian company myself, it was interesting as well as professionally useful to learn how these businesses operate"
Kalista Campbell, Majestic Hotels
Water Industry Tour
"It gave me a valuable insight into SA water operations, as well as the current and future plans for securing SA's water supply."
Tony Schmidt, EPC Media Group
Wine Technology Tour
"It was very interesting to see and hear first hand about the ongoing evolution of the state's wine industry through technolong and business innovation and new product development. A real eye opener!"
Angela Leske, Innovate SA