Saturated fats are rapidly being vindicated for their associated risk of coronary heart disease. Trans fats are being banned. And concerned citizens around the world – including here in the U.S. – are asking how shifts in global edible oil demand will impact our environment. This October 14-15 experts, primarily from the palm oil-producing nations and end users from around the world, will gather in Los Angeles for the Global Oils & Fats Forum (GOFF) 2015. This year’s theme: Advancing Sustainability and Sustenance.

Co-sponsored by the Malaysian Palm Oil Council and the American Palm Oil Council, the conference will feature an exciting line-up of seminar papers and prominent international speakers, as well as networking and investment opportunities.

The conference comes just months after the Food and Drug Administration announced its ban on partially hydrogenated oils in the U.S. food supply, and the U.S. government-issued Dietary Guidelines called for a greater focus on sustainable food sourcing. Both actions signal an ingredient shift, particularly for the oils used in processed and prepared foods. Now is the time to educate yourself on the research, the options and how consumer opinions will drive future brand sales.

GOFF will be held at the Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel. Registration is $350 per person. For additional information or to register, visit