SDT Summer Symposium 2024

June 26, 2024, noon – 4 p.m.


The 2024 SDT Symposium, sponsored by Diversey, will be held on Wednesday 26th June in the Members Pavilion at the Staffordshire County Showground. 4 speakers will present on cheese and dairy related topics during the afternoon of this free-to-attend event. Arrive early to visit the trade stands, network and be treated to a delicious buffet lunch, sponsored by Faedah Solutions.


Summer Symposium Programme 

11:45   Doors open 

12:00 – 12.30  Coffee & Tea available. Trade Stands viewing 

12.30 – 12.40  Official welcome by SDT President, Nick Edwards & Key Sponsor Diversey

12:40 – 13:10  Speaker 1: How Inline pH Measurement Helps to Improve Cheese Processing (Holger Schmidt, Mettler Toledo)

13:10 – 13:40  Speaker 2: Improving the flavour and functionality of cheese (Kyle Allington, DSM)

13.40 – 14:40  Lunch served (courtesy of Faedah Solutions). Trade Stands viewing.

14:40 – 15:10  Speaker 3:  Exceed expectations and get maximum value from your cheese-making processes with biosolutions (Daryl Craven, Novonesis)

15:10 – 15:40  Speaker 4: The challenges of cheese packaging for the circular economy (Matt Baldock, Sealed Air)

15:40 – 15:45  Closing remarks: Nick Edwards

15:50               Symposium closes    

(Link to printable programme HERE)

Registration to Attend                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Although this is a free-to-attend event registration for this event is crucial for catering purposes. Please register your attendance by clicking the link at the base of the page and bring the registration ticket with you. Without the issued ticket entry is likely to be refused.

Trade Stands                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Table Top Trade Stands (6ft x 2.5ft) are available at this event. Trade Stand Booking Form, click HERE & send to


Staffordshire County Showground (Members Pavilion)
Weston Road
ST18 0BD

By Road
The Showground is situated on the A518 Stafford to Uttoxeter road some 4 miles from Stafford. Drivers from either the North or South using the M6 motorway should exit at junction 14 and follow the signs for the County Showground.

By Rail
The Showground is just 4 miles from Stafford Railway Station. The station is situated on the West Coast Main Line offering a direct service to London Euston with a journey time of approximately one hour and twenty minutes. It also offers direct services to Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Manchester and Liverpool.

By Air
Airports - Birmingham International and East Midlands airports are both a 50 minute drive from the Showground whilst Manchester Airport can be reached in little more than an hour.


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