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Featured Speaker

Marie Wright

Chief Global Flavourist, ADM

Marie manages a team of over 500 people, including 400 scientists, 70 flavourists and 12 chefs.

As a transformational leader with extensive technical marketing and global technical management experience, Marie drives creative ingenuity with her team to deliver ground-breaking flavour solutions that satisfy tastes all over the world.

Among the industry’s most prolific flavour creators, Marie has developed well over 2,500 flavours for the world’s leading CPG, private label and quick serve food companies for products ranging from plant-based burgers, to candy, snack bars, hard seltzers and more.

Whereas most flavourists specialize in one of sweet or savoury, Marie is a cross-category flavourist capable of making any type of flavour – sweet, fruit or savoury – across all market segments in foods and beverages alike.

She also formulates flavours for the nutraceutical space, creating taste-pleasing products with functional health and wellness benefits.

Marie studied Food Science and Chemistry at King’s College London, graduating with Honours First Class.

Her commitment to sharing knowledge is highlighted in the chapter ‘Creating elegant flavors’ of John Wright’s world-renowned book, Flavor Creation.