Membership Information

Join the largest organization of
Refining Sugar Technologists in the World

Become a member of S.I.T.,

the world's leading organization in cane sugar refining,

and enjoy member benefits that enhance your professional career and network!

Sugar Industry Technologists, Inc is an international association composed of a combined 128 sugar refining and allied companies and 416 individual members worldwide.

Becoming a member of S.I.T.:

  • Enables you to participate in annual S.I.T. technical conferences, receive the S.I.T. Annual Technical Proceedings along with the S.I.T. Membership directory;
  • Network with fellow cane sugar refiners from around the globe;
  • You will have unlimited, full-text acces to the entire S.I.T. digital library, which includes all S.I.T. published papers dating back to 1941!;
  • Increased visibility within the cane sugar refining community by offering a website link that connects the S.I.T. website to your company's website.
Corporate membershipUS $450.00
Individual associate membership*US $40.00
Individual affiliate membershipUS $60.00

*(only available with a Corporate membership)

The classes of membership in detail:

Refining Corporate Member: Any firm or corporation engaged in cane sugar refining in the World shall be eligible for Refining Corporate Membership in the Corporation. Facilities which produce a “white” cane sugar used as a direct consumption sugar are eligible for Refining Corporate Membership. Election to membership shall be by application in writing followed by an election by a majority affirmative vote of the Executive Committee at any meeting that a quorum is present.

Allied Corporate Member: Any firm, corporation, partnership or proprietorship engaged in a business of supplying goods or services to the Cane Sugar Refining Industry shall be eligible for Allied Corporate Membership in the corporation. Election to membership shall be by application in writing followed by an election by a majority affirmative vote of the Executive Committee at any meeting that a quorum is present. Firms, Corporations or Associations engaged in activities restricted to cane milling, raw sugar production, refined cane sugar users, beet sugar manufacturing and starch based sweetener manufacturing, shall be eligible for Allied Corporate Membership. Non-profit organizations such as universities, research societies, institutes and other academic groups may apply for Allied Corporate Membership.

In both cases there will be an Associate membership attached to the Corporate Membership. This associate member will be the contact person for the corporation.

Associate Member: Any employee of a Corporate Member shall be eligible for Associate Membership. Election to membership shall be by application in writing certifying that the proposed member is an employee of a Corporate Member followed by an election by a majority affirmative vote of the Executive Committee at any meeting that a quorum is present.

Affiliate Member: Any person interested in the Cane Sugar Refining Industry shall be eligible for Affiliate Membership, excepting those persons engaged in the supplying of goods and services to the Cane Sugar Refining Industry as a self-employed person, as a member of a partnership, or as an employee of a firm or corporation eligible for Allied Corporate membership. Election to membership shall be by application in writing stating the applicant's interest and employer followed by an election by a majority affirmative vote of the Executive Committee at any meeting that a quorum is present.

Emeritus Member: Any person who has been an Associate or Affiliate Member in good standing for a minimum of 10 years and who has retired from professional activity in the Cane Sugar Refining or Allied Industries, or who has become incapacitated, may be transferred to Emeritus Membership by a majority affirmative vote of the Executive Committee at any meeting that a quorum is present.

Individuals who have achieved an acknowledged service to Sugar Industry Technologists, Inc. may be proposed as candidates for Honorary Life Membership by submission to the Board of Directors of a written proposal by any individual member which shall include an outline of the candidate's professional history and attainments with special focus on service rendered to S.I.T. Upon approval of such proposal by an affirmative vote of not less than three-fourths of the Board of Directors attending any regular or special meeting of the Board such candidate shall be declared an Honorary Life Member. In recognition, thereof, a suitable memento, bearing the insignia of the Corporation and the name of the recipient shall be delivered to the recipient along with the privilege of attending, with his/her spouse, all future annual technical meetings without paying the registration fees.

Become a Member Now!

Become a Corporate Member
Company Membership Application
Registration of a new Company SIT member
The membership fees are $450.00 US dollars per year for the company and $40.00 US dollars for the first associate member
Become an Associate Member
Associate Membership Application
Become an Affiliate Member
Affiliate Membership Application