The Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees (ABST) is to hold a learning day in March next year.

The event will focus on NPD and innovation in the baking industry, and will look at the process of developing products.

The schedule for the event was voted for by ABST members, and the organisation is looking at getting industry experts involved.

ABST has also announced that conference chairman David Mizon has stepped down from his role for personal reasons.  

It said he had been an invaluable member of the executive committee at the organisation, and that the committee would continue to prepare for the ABST Conference in 2015.

Matthew May, general secretary said: “On behalf of the ABST I would like to sincerely thank David for everything that he has done for the organisation and I am sure you will all join me in wishing him the very best for the future. 

The organisation encouraged any members who wished to help the committee with the organisation of the annual event to contact May on email at