PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum changes name to PNG CORE

By: PNG Business News November 14, 2023

PNG CORE Councilor and Santos Country Chair PNG, Leon Buskens (Front, Centre) flanked by member representatives of PNG CORE at the launch of the Chamber’s new name and logo.

Papua New Guinea’s peak body representing the mineral, resources and energy sectors on 13 November officially announced its new name and unveiled its new logo.

The former PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum (“The Chamber”) has formally transitioned to its new name, the Papua New Guinea Chamber of Resources and Energy (“PNG CORE”), following the approval of this change by its membership at a recent Special General Meeting.

According to PNG CORE Chief Operating Officer, Pansy Taueni-Sialis, this change is timely, as PNG positions itself as a leader the global resources and energy market.

“Since our incorporation as an Association in 1987, the PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum has enjoyed a cordial relationship with Government, industry, and our stakeholders.

“With the changing landscape in industry, the Chamber Council realized the need to adapt to the changing global environment. And with industry focusing more on cleaner, greener energy sources, the need to have this change was highlighted.

“The decision to change the name to PNG CORE was approved by the Chamber Council earlier this year, and the recent endorsement by our Membership ratified this decision, enabling the Secretariat to under this new name of PNG CORE.

“This change also reinforces our commitment to working together in collaboration with all stakeholders across Government, private sector, and civil society,” Taueni-Sialis said.

Chamber Councilors, Santos Country Chair PNG Leon Buskens, and Harmony Gold PNG Executive General Manager Stakeholder Relations & Corporate Affairs Kepas Wali officially announced the name change to PNG CORE to Government stakeholders, and member representatives this morning.

According to Councilor Buskens, this signified the commitment of industry to adapt to the changing global trends, to enable PNG to remain on part with other economies in promoting closer collaboration and progress.

“Today is a significant moment in our nation’s history, as the Chamber moves forward under the PNG CORE banner.

“It is timely, especially as the country stands on the cusp of a new wave of increased opportunities within our industries, with major decisions set to be announced in the near future.

“The Chamber’s efforts in promoting collaboration between government, industry and other stakeholders has never been better, and has allowed significant progress to be made in recent times.

“We’d like to acknowledge the leadership of the Chamber Council, led by President Anthony Smaré, colleague Councilors, and the Secretariat, for setting the foundation for these developments.

“Under PNG CORE, we are committed to working together for the benefit of Papua New Guinea,” the group’s statement ended.

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