Let’s connect at the SASDT Symposium on 17-18 April 2023


Join us at the South Africa Society of Dairy Technology (SASDT) Symposium 2023.

  • Woman sipping fortified milk drink
    The event will be held on 17-18th April at the Fordoun Hotel, KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, South Africa.
  • We’re hosting two speaker presentations to share our insights on rising trends for dairy consumer behaviour and gut health.
  • Tate & Lyle representatives from our commercial and technical teams will be available to share our Dairy category solutions and formulation expertise.

Presentation information

Beth Nieman Hacker, Director of Global Insights & Analytics, will be kicking off day two of the event, with a keynote presentation on The Dairy Consumer: Behaviours Driving Market Trends.

Beth will discuss the promise shown in the Middle East and Africa regions for growth in the dairy and non-dairy spaces. Consumers’ consumption behaviours of dairy products are changing, and there are opportunities for fuelling new growth and bringing solutions that appeal to different consumer generations. Particularly, finding new ways to bring consumers back to the dairy categories who may have recently decreased their consumption.

I look forward to sharing consumer trends in dairy and dairy alternatives,” says Beth. “Especially from our own proprietary research with South African consumers which illustrates the understanding of behaviours and dynamics by generation.

Kavita Karnik, M.Med.Sci., PhD, Global Head of Nutrition and Regulatory Affairs, will discuss Gut Health: The New Frontier for Health and Wellbeing.

In the post-pandemic world, gut health has been receiving a lot of attention from both consumers and researchers alike. This presentation will highlight the newer frontiers offered by improving gut health, including the scientific data in relation to cardiometabolic and bone health. The dairy industry is uniquely placed to offer consumer-friendly solutions for supporting gut health through consumer education, reformulations, and fortification.

Prototypes and Networking

SASDT Symposium delegates will also be able to try a vitamin-enriched, fibre fortified and sugar-free diary drink prototype, containing our PROMITOR® Soluble Fibre and TASTEVA® Stevia Sweetener. Our team will be ready to walk you through this first-hand experience and share how we work as partners with customers to help meet consumer demands.

Learn more about the SASDT Symposium and how you can meet our team at the event here: https://sasdt.foodfocus.co.za/

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Category expertise
Fibre fortification products