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Pressrelease July 2024

The 63rd Dornbirn GFC 2024 is characterized by the energy transition and presents innovative solutions for the textile industry. The presentations on…

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The energy transition – a burden to industry or a chance for energy innovations?

Rudolf Zauner, VERBUND AG expert on energy innovations, will start the opening day of the Dornbirn GFC with a plenary lecture on this question. With…

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EU policy for sustainable and circular textiles

The European policy and regulatory landscape for the textile industry has been fundamentally changing. A package of EU policies and upcoming…

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What offers and highlights can visitors to the Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress expect?

The 63rd Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress (GFC) and the 4th Innovation Days will take place from September 11 to 13 at the Kulturhaus Dornbirn. In…

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GFC Dornbirn announces management changes!

GFC Dornbirn announces management changes!
Effective June 11th, Managing Director Friedrich (Fritz) Weninger will step down after 9 successful years.…

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Pressrelease May 2024

Up-to-date information in the new
Pressrelease May 2024

Dornbirn GFC
11  - 13 September 2024, Dornbirn, Austria
Event highlights:

  • 125 expert…
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Lenzing honours early stage researchers with the Young Scientist Award

Lenzing – The Lenzing Group, a leading supplier of regenerated cellulose fibers for the textile and nonwovens industries, is presenting the Lenzing…

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Dornbirn GFC informs at the Techtextil

Dornbirn GFC informs at Techtextil, Frankfurt about the program of the important fiber congress in September 2024!

Visit the stand in the Networking…

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Early Bird Ticket available until June 15, 2024!

Plan your travel to the DORNBIRN GFC 2024 and book your ticket now:

Participant fees 2024:
NEW: Combiticket congress in Dornbirn & online on demand

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4th Innovation Days 2024: CALL FOR PAPERS

For the 4th time, the Dornbirn GFC offers a great opportunity for innovators and start-ups to meet the decision makers in the fiber and textile…

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Dornbirn GFC is now opening the "CALL FOR PAPERS 2024" and invites you to submit your lecture for these four…

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Video Dornbirn GFC 2023

"Dornbirn remains the world capital for textile experts once a year"


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Dornbirn GFC on demand - online

Dornbirn GFC Online-On-Demand from September 18 - September 30, 2023:

  • Dornbirn GFC 2023 Opening Ceremony
  • Awarding of the Paul Schlack Prize
  • Plena…
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Dornbirn GFC 2023:

62. Dornbirn GFC 2023, 13. - 15. September
Kulturhaus Dornbirn
- 125 Lectures
- 25 Exhibitors
- Networking, Meetings & Connections

Dornbirn GFC…

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Exhibition area at the 62nd Dornbirn GFC 2023

25 exhibitors from the fiber industry will present innovations from the fields of:

- Fiber producers and converters
- mechanical building industry

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Press release 2023

Learn more about the programme of the 62nd Dornibrn GFC 2023 in the latest press release:

- Plenary lectures on the opening day
- Industry meets RWTH…

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3. Innovation Days as part of the Dornbirn GFC 2023

In cooperation with Fashion For Good and PWC, the 25 participants of the 3rd Innovation Days will start with their presentation on the opening…

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What benefits are clients getting from DORNBIRN GFC in this competitive world?

Friedrich Weninger, Managing Director Austrian Fibers Institute,  Organization DORNBIRN-GFC: "It’s a world unique innovation congress where the whole…

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Latest Press release

Learn more about the offer of GFC Dornbirn in the current press release:




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A new platform on Dornbirn GFC Homepage

A new platform is now available on our homepage.
An overview of the lectures with valuable details like:
Times, Halls, Speakers with Abstract, Key…

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Early Bird Ticket available until 31 May!

Early Bird Ticket - bookable until 31 May 2023: € 970,-
Conference ticket from 1 June 2023: € 1.060,-
Professors and second person of a company €…

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3rd DORNBIRN GFC ASIA 2023 -Review!

Excited before the congress, the participants were impressed by the high presence of technology and the sound information provided by the speakers. We…

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3rd Dornbirn GFC ASIA

30 - 31 March 2023, Daegu, Korea

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Young Scientist Award: Lenzing’s prize for innovative solutions in the fiber and textile industry

Lenzing to present awards for research in several categories again in 2023

  • Competition for bachelor’s and master’s degree students
  • Awards ceremony…
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Call for Papers 2023

Application for presentations can be submitted until January 15, 2023.

The 62nd Dornbirn GFC 2023 will take place from September 13 to 15 at the…

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Dornbirn GFC 2022 online on demand on air!

Dornbirn GFC 2022 is on air! For the visitors of the Dornbirn GFC in Dornbirn the access is included.

Tickets for the online version of the congress…

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Dornbirn GFC live in person + online on demand

61 st Dornbirn GFC Global Fiber Congress

2 nd Dornbirn GFC Innovation Days

14 – 16 September 2022, Dornbirn, Austria

LIVE in person and online on…

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2. DORNBIRN GFC Innovation Days

In the innovation tent you will learn everything about the young innovative companies.

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Main programme 2022

The main program of the 61st Dornbirn GFC includes 94 technical presentations. The expert lectures from industry and academic research, paralell in 3…

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Opening day at the 61st Dornbirn-GFC 2022, 14 September!

The 61st Dornbirn GFC will start with the following key note speakers giving their presentations:


- Robert van de Kerkhof, Lenzing Group

- Uday…

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Young Scientist Award:Young Scientist Award: Lenzing’s new prize for research projects on ethical and sustainable fashion

A new competition has been launched for bachelor’s and master’s degree students who are working on innovative solutions to address the environmental…

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Early bird ticket available!

The 61st Dornbirn GFC 2022 will take place from September 14 - 16 at the Kulturhaus in Dornbirn.

Ticket sales have started. The early bird ticket for…

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3 AWARD ceremonies

2nd Innovation Award:
25 international innovations, young companies present
Innovations for the fiber industry:
Application until May 31, 2022!

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Paul Schlack Prize 2022 – Call for Applications

Since 1971 the Paul Schlack Prize has been awarded at the Dornbirn-GFC to promote man-made fibre research at universities and research institutes.


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Young Scientist Award:Young Scientist Award: Lenzing’s new prize for research projects on ethical and sustainable fashion

A new competition has been launched for bachelor’s and master’s degree students who are working on innovative solutions to address the environmental…

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Speakers - Dornbirn-GFC ASIA 2022

Join us at our 2nd Dornbirn GFC-ASIA in Korea, Hybrid event.
Our speakers from 2021 support the Dornbirn-GFC ASIA with their expert presentation. …

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2nd Dornbirn-GFC ASIA

Topics 2022 - 2nd Dornbirn GFC-ASIA:

- Fiber Innovation
- Nonwowens and Technical Textiles
- Composites
- Functional Textiles
- Sustainability Circular…

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Int. Conference on Cellulose Fibres 2022 2 – 3 February 2022, hybrid event, Cologne (Germany)

Panel Discussion with all Speakers of the Session and the managing director of the Austrian Fiber Institute Friedrich Weninger on:

„Cellulose as a…

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