60. Dornbirn-GFC 2021, 15. – 17. September, Online event

96 Lectures from Industry, Universities and Research Institutes, 20 Exhibitors and Break Out Sessions – guided by top class Keynotes

For 60 years the interest of the fiber industry in internationl exchange on future oriented innovations and their implementation has still been unbroken. Specialists of the fiber- and filament producers, the textile and nonwovens industry, the processing chain and the academic research support Dornbirn GFC with its technical and scientic presentations.

This year the Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress celebrates its 60th anniversary on one of the most modern interactive online platforms. Our partner ENRA offers outstanding networking tools and generates a virtual live experience (www.enra.app).

From 15. – 17. September the visitors have the possibility to select from 96 lectures. 
2 virtual lecture halls form the platform for the presentation of the lectures in its usual high quality. 

„See and be seen“ is the motto for the visitors in the meeting room “wonder.me“. With one click congress participants get into a conversation. As in Dornbirn itself, networking and the exchange of informations is the focus of the congress.

The opening day starts with top-class plenary lectures
Robert van de Kerkhof, Lenzing AG  is also represented as Uday Gil, Indorama . 
A wake- up call “ to protect our planet will be the lecture by Martin Bethke, WWF .
Of course the well known CEO Panel will take place on the opening day. 
After the lectures of Markus Mannström Stora Enso , Eric le Lay Huhtamaki  and Georg Stausberg OerlikonTobias Erikson EFESO will moderate the CEO Panel.

The first time in its 60 years of history the Dornbirn GFC takes up a cross-sector innovation under the motto “Packaging Industry meets Fiber Industry“
The packaging industry will work together with the fiber industry to meet the challenges of our future sustainable environment. 
In many cases both industries share the same/similar feedstock, production technologies, scope of applications and will face the same challenges when it comes to sustainability and circular economy.

“Deep Dive Session“ – in cooperation with EDANA/Index and Dornbirn GFC – it will offer four expert lectures in addition to the program on Friday. Results and opportunities for reuse and recycling of fibers from nonwovens will be presented and then discussed at a round table chaired by Pierre Wiertz,EDANA

The ticket price of 300 € offers:
96 expert lectures on the topics

  • Fiber Innovation
  • Sustainability and Circular Economy
  • Apparel
  • Surface Modification
  • Nonwovens
  • Machinery and Equipment

20 exhibitors:             virtual exhibition hall
“wonder.me“:            Meetingpoint to get to know each other and networking
Innovation Platform: Packaging Industry meets Fiber Industry
Deep Dive Session:    Edana/Index & Dornbirn GFC

Program und Ticketregistration: www.dornbirn-gfc.com

 Sponsors of Dornbirn GFC 2021           


GFC Dornbirn, press release, 2021-08.


Europäischer Fonds für Regionale Entwicklung (EFRE)
Indorama Ventures Public Co. Ltd.
Institut für Siedlungswasserbau, Wassergüte- und Abfallwirtschaft (ISWA)
Kelheim Fibres GmbH
Lenzing Gruppe
WKO - Wirtschaftskammer Österreich