Registration Opens for 2016 GOED Exchange

GOED released the agenda and opened registration for the 2016 GOED Exchange, taking place in February 2016 in the Canary Islands.

Heather Granato, VP, Partnerships & Sustainability

July 6, 2015

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Registration Opens for 2016 GOED Exchange

The Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) opened registration for its GOED Exchange 2016 conference, set for Feb. 2 to 4, 2016, in Tenerife, Canary Islands—the first time the conference has taken place outside of the United States. The conference will bring together all segments of the omega-3 industry to tackle the topic “Shaping the Future of the Industry."

“Our team has spent a lot of time really thinking through the theme and goals for the GOED Exchange conference," said Ellen Schutt, GOED’s communications director and project manager of the GOED Exchange. “The event is designed to foster the exchange of ideas and bring the industry together to solve problems, and we work very hard to make sure it’s not a typical industry conference."

The event starts off with a pre-conference workshop exploring how to select the optimal regulatory pathway—whether supplement, food, drug or other—for an omega-3 product. That afternoon, the opening keynote will be delivered by Rohit Bhargava, a noted “trend curator" who will discuss building consumer trust in a transparent world; following the presentation, attendees will take part in an interactive discussion about consumer omega-3 trust paradoxes. On Feb. 3 and 4, speakers will address subjects including the early days of omega-3 research, the state of science on omega-3s, global regulatory concerns including the Codex Fish Oil standard, the economics of omega-3s, and non-mainstream uses of omega-3s. The final keynote, “Quantifying the Science, Forecasting the Future," will be presented by noted researcher Jorn Dyerberg.

Schutt added the cost should be more reasonable for hotel rates and airfare than the past two GOED Exchange events. In addition, with weather in the 70s, the location should prove a draw for industry members facing a cold winter. Complete details on the event are available at

About the Author(s)

Heather Granato

VP, Partnerships & Sustainability, Informa Markets, Food EMEA division

Heather Granato is a 30-year veteran of the natural products industry, currently serving as vice president, partnerships & sustainability, in the Food EMEA division of Informa Markets. She is based in London, and leads efforts related to industry partnerships and broader sustainability initiatives for the Vitafoods and Food ingredients brands. She has been a presenter at events including SupplySide, Vitafoods, Food ingredients, Natural Products Expo, the Natural Gourmet Show and the Folio: Show. Her publishing experience includes Natural Products Insider, Food Product Design, Vitafoods Insights, Country Living's Healthy Living, Natural Foods Merchandiser, Delicious Magazine and Granato serves as the founding president of Women In Nutraceuticals, a global non-profit founded in 2022 focused on empowering women in the nutraceutical industry; she is also on the board of directors for the Organic & Natural Health Association. From 2016 to 2022, she was a vice president on the national governing board of Kappa Alpha Theta women’s fraternity. Granato was named to the FOLIO: 100 list of top media professionals in 2018, and was selected as a 2015 Top Woman in Media by FOLIO:. She received the 2014 Visionary Award and the 2018 Journalistic Excellence Award from the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA); and was honored with the CEO Merit Award for Content from Virgo in 2014. Granato graduated magna cum laude from the University of Richmond, Virginia, in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

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