SDT Summer Symposium and Annual Dinner

June 26, 2024, noon – June 26, 2024, midnight


The 2024 SDT Annual Dinner and Symposium, sponsored by will be held on Wednesday 26th June 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 27th 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.


To learn more about the International Cheese Awards click the logo below


Summer Symposium

11:45   Doors open 

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

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

12:40 – 13:10  Speaker 1: 

13:10 – 13:40  Speaker 2: 

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

14:40 – 15:10  Speaker 3:  

15:10 – 15:40  Speaker 4:  

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

15:50               Symposium closes    


Annual Dinner

18:45 – 23:59  Bar Open

18:45 – 19:30  Pre-dinner reception, sponsored by ...... with drinks and canapés

19:30  Welcome address by SDT President, Nick Edwards & Main Sponsor

19:40  Guest Speaker: 

21:40  Awards to students and members

Bar is open until midnight

Booking Form   
Click this LINK for the booking form to book your place at the Summer Symposium and Annual Dinner.  LINK to the Dinner menu.

(Downloadable programme HERE)



Members/Non Members                  £0     
Trade Stands                                        £200 (+ VAT)  


Dinner Cost

Members                                               £50 (£60 incl VAT)      
Non Members                                      £70 (£84 incl VAT)     

Tables of 10                                           £700 (£840 incl VAT)

* Sponsorship and Stands welcome - see LINK for more information and booking form


Membership catgories Price


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