The Minnesota Maple Syrup Producers’ Association is excited to host the NAMSC-IMSI
convention in Duluth, MN, from October 21-24, 2019. The event will be held at the
Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (the DECC) overlooking the Lake Superior harbor.
Maple producers, equipment manufacturers, suppliers, researchers, educators and other
professionals from all across North America will meet at the DECC.
The event will include the joint annual meetings of the two leading international maple organizations:
North American Maple Syrup Council (NAMSC) and the International Maple Syrup Institute (IMSI).
These two organizations will be represented by members from over 20 U.S. states and Canadian
provinces where maple syrup is produced on a commercial scale.
The convention will include a trade show featuring the latest maple industry products, equipment,
supplies and services. Technical sessions highlighting current research initiatives will be presented,
as well as educational workshops for producers and other industry professionals. Plans include
workshop sessions specifically aimed at both small and large maple operations. In addition, the
highly acclaimed IMSI Maple Grading School for experienced sugar makers will cap off
“Maple Week” in Duluth.
There will be competitions in maple syrup and confections, as well as a photo contest, so be sure to
enter your best products and photos into these contests.
Thursday tours will include nearby sugar houses and other fascinating points of interest.
What is there to see in Duluth, Minnesota? A lot! Check out the Visit Duluth website and the webcam
of the canal: Duluth Harbor Cam.
Also checkout the Explore Minnesota website: Northeast Minnesota