Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why should you become a member?
A: We encourage you to join your maple business community and to be in the know as to what’s going on. You will benefit from a strong and active network of smart and engaged maple industry colleagues and you will participate in shaping the industry. You will get access to your fellow maple industry players big and small. You will be invited to the open Board Meetings and you get access to industry updates and IMSI communication. And finally, you will understand and be able to influence policy decisions that have impact on your industry.
From a collective perspective, your contribution will enable the IMSI to act on behalf of all and any maple industry participant on issues affecting their interests and the economic viability of their business. The maple industry regularly faces challenges that IMSI members can only address effectively together.
To learn more, please communicate with the IMSI Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information.
Q: When and where are IMSI meetings held?
A: The IMSI holds Board of Director meetings on Zoom about 7 times a year. Additionally, there is a General Annual Meeting held every year in October at a convention centre. The IMSI holds Town Hall meetings when necessary to discuss current topics with the industry.
This year Annual General Meeting and Maple Convention will be held in Niagara Falls, NY, from October 17-20, 2021. This meeting is attended by a great majority of maple industry participants. It’s an effective venue to buy or sell equipment, learn about the industry and network with folks. It’s a great convention with a large trade show, numerous information sessions, a gala dinner, and other exciting activities. Cone and join us.
Summaries from IMSI's Board of Director and Annual meetings and a copy of the official minutes can be obtained upon request by Institute members from the IMSI’s Executive Director and recent ones are posted on this website.