Summer Symposium and Annual Dinner 2023
28 Jun 2023, 12:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.
The 2023 SDT Annual Dinner and Symposium, sponsored by Diversey, will be held on Wednesday 28th June 2023 in the Members Pavilion at the Staffordshire County Showground. The free-to-attend Symposium will start the proceedings with 4 speakers presenting on cheese and dairy related topics during the afternoon. Arrive early to visit the trade stands, network and be treated to a delicious buffet lunch, sponsored by Faedah Solutions.
The timing of the Dinner is perfect for anyone who is attending the International Cheese and Dairy Awards Trade Day (Thursday 29th June), the day after this event. It is also our 80th Anniversary year so a very special event for the Society this year. So please come along and join in with other dairy professionals for an afternoon and evening of learning, networking opportunities, delicious food (and wine!) and most importantly wonderful company.
We are indebted to our Sponsors for their generous support for this event:
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11:45 Doors open
12:00 – 12.30 Coffee & Tea available. Trade Stands viewing (CEM, Faedah Solutions, Sycamore Engineering, Kersia Group, Diversey, Dairy Industries International, Prominent Fuid Controls UK, Christeyns)
12.30 – 12.40 Official welcome by SDT President, Nick Edwards & Pat Redman, Director for Food and Beverage UK and Ireland (main sponsor, Diversey)
12:40 – 13:10 Speaker 1: Waste water treatment costs within the dairy industry and how to ensure optimisation throughout the process including new technology (Peter Harpley, Diversey)
13:10 – 13:40 Speaker 2: The Role of Cultures and Enzymes in Cheese (Margaret O'Connell, Chr. Hansen)
13.40 – 14:40 Lunch served (courtesy of Faedah Solutions). Trade Stands viewing.
14:40 – 15:10 Speaker 3: Digitalisation does not have to cost the earth!! (Wayne Johnson, Faedah Solutions)
15:10 – 15:40 Speaker 4: Improving Cheese Quality and Efficiencies (Open Curd Tables and Curd Distribution Vessels) (Joe Matthews, Sycamore Engineering)
15:45 – 15:40 Closing remarks: Nick Edwards
15:50 Symposium closes
18:45 – 23:59 Bar Open
18:45 – 19:30 Pre-dinner reception, sponsored by the Kersia Group with drinks and canapés
19:30 Welcome address by SDT President, Nick Edwards & Pat Redman, Director for Food and Beverage UK and Ireland, Diversey
19:40 Guest Speaker: Helen Sharman, Britain's first astronaut and chemist (Info about Helen)
21:40 Awards to students and members
Bar is open until midnight
Members/Non Members £0
Trade Stands £200 (+ VAT)
Members £54 (incl VAT)
Non Members £78 (incl VAT)
Tables of 10 £780 (incl VAT)
* Sponsorship and Stands welcome - see LINK for more information and booking form
Staffordshire County Showground
Full (discount reviewer)
119 of 250 seats taken
Registration is closed