Specialists from the global fiber world give insight into their latest innovations. We present the speakers of the 3-day online congress from September 15 to 17, 2021. We thank all speakers from industry and research for their support at the anniversary online event.

Information, speaker line-up, ticket registration:


Program with more than 90 presentations online!

More than 90 expert presentations from industry and academic research support the Dornbirn-GFC 2021 in online format with lectures. Use our innovation platform to secure your knowledge advantage on the following topics.
- Fiber Innovations
- Circular Economy, Sustainability
- Machinery
- Surface Modification
- Apparel &Fashion & Sustainability

60. Dornbirn-GFC 2021 form 15 - 17 September.
Program and ticket registration:


2021 the 60. Dornbirn-GFC network online!

The Global Fiber Congress will network visitors online with 80 lectures and 25 exhibitors from the fiber industry. The program from September 11 - 13, 2021, is available for download on our homepage. The registration for the 3 day ticket is also possible from now on our homepage.

The congress presents the following topics: Fiber Innovation, Circular Economy, Sustainability, Surface Modification, Apparel and Machinery.


Dornbirn-GFC 2021 - WEBINAR WEEK

On one of the most modern platforms, the Dornbirn-GFC WEBINAR WEEK, from 15 - 17 September 2021, offers visitors an interactive participation. As a well-known networking platform, the Dornbirn-GFC will offer the usual format online this year.

Experts from industry and research recognize the need to exchange information and support us with their presentations. 90 lecture slots have already been allocated. The presentations will be shown parallel in 2 halls. Discussion sessions, Q&A, break out sessions and a virtual meeting point will provide an opportunity for networking and exchange information. A virtual exhibition area with 25 exhibitors will also be offered.



The 1st International Dornbirn GFC- ASIA will take place in Daegu, Korea from March 23rd – 24th 2021 as a hybrid event.

The congress aims to knowledge exchange and share experiences and research results for the sustainability in the textile sector.

The program will be similar to the Dornbirn-GFC Austria. Plenary lectures will open the Dornbirn-GFC ASIA conference on March 23, 2021. Interactive discussions complete this exclusive conference.

The expert lectures on March 23 and 24 will focus on the following topics:

- Fiber Innovations
- Nonwovens and technical textiles
- Mobility and Automotive
- Smart Fabrics
- Sustainability and recycling management

We would like to invite you to participate the hybrid event that will be held both ‘in-person’ in Daegu, Korea and online around the world. Further information and ticket registration on:


Dornbirn-GFC 2021, 15 - 17 September 2021

In next year the Dornbirn-GFC will take place from 15th till 17th of September 2021. We look forward to your participation.


1st DORNBIRN-GFC Asia, Korea, will take place in March 2021.

Cooperation of strong partners
The cooperation with the Korean Textile Federation KOFOTI and the well known Dyeing & Finishing Technology Institute DYETEC will create the 1st Dornbirn-GFC ASIA fiber innovation congress in Daegu/South Korea. This special event should improve the network activities with Asian companies.

Experinced Programme on 2 days
The programme design will be similar to the Dornbirn-GFC congress in Austria. Plenary speakers will open the Dornbirn-GFC ASIA congress in 2020. Around 30 expert lectures concentrate on the following key topics: 

Fiber Innovations
Nonwovens and Technical Textiles
Mobility – eg. Automotive interior & structural
Smart Fabrics
Sustainability & Circular Economy

Interactive discussions will round off this special fiber innovation congress.
From European side renowned university professors and board members or owners of top companies from the fiber and textile industry have already confirmed their participation.

Congress Location and services
The 1st Dornbirn-GFC ASIA congress will be held at the Samsung Creative Innovation Center in Daegu. All lectures will be given in English and will be translated to Korean language, even to other languages on demand. A delicate catering will be served.

For more Information please visit

Contact: Mrs. Sonja Spöcker, Austrian Fibers Institute

Tel.: +43 664 6216 703, E-Mail: officedornbirn-gfccom


Look our new Dornbirn-GFC Video!

See our new video with statements from Nicolina Prass/ITA Academy (GER), Uday Gill/Indorama Ventures (THA) and Stefan Achleitner/Palo Alto Networks (USA).

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Call for Papers 2021

The programme committee plans following main themes for the 60. Dornbirn-GFC 2020:

Fiber Innovations / Circular Economy and Sustainability / Surface Modification and Additives / Nonwovens / Technical Textiles / Mobility / Apparel

To present furthermore the most important developments and findings, we kindly invite you to submit your lecture proposals for this year`s programme.

Please submit your proposals including a working title and abstract to officedornbirn-gfccom


Dornbirn-GFC 2019 was a great success!

About 700 participants from more than 30 nations took part on this year`s congress and made the event very successful. Within the 1st Dornbirn-GFC Startup Days more than 20 international startup entrepreneurs presented their textile innovations. Two interactive panel sessions on the topics „Circular Economy“ and „Digitalization“ gained high interest and exciting debates.



In a separate STARTUP tent at the congress area, we invite you to get in touch with around 25 Startups and use the atmosphere of the Global Fiber Congress for networking and knowledge transfer.

The Startups where selected around the world based on their unique technology, innovative products and services as well as their commitment to inspire the movement in the industry. The ambitious Startups varying from smart fabrics and textiles to sports and outdoor tech, wearables and sustainable clothing as well as recycling technologies.


With the Dornbirn-GFC TICKET you get free entry to the 1st Dornbirn-GFC STARTUPDAYS - enjoy a delicious catering and be invited to the great networking dinner with a unique fashion show.


New Programme 2019

The new main programme of the 58th Dornbirn-GFC enables a detailed overview of the roughly 100 expert papers to be presented the course of two-and-a-half days in parallel sessions held in three halls of the  Kulturhaus Dornbirn. Just simply download the programme folder!

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Why should you join the Dornbirn-GFC community?

See our new video statements from Robert Rosellen/Microsoft (AUT), Edwin Keh/HKRITA (HKG), Gunjan Sharma/Reliance (IND), Necat Altin/Zorlu (TUR) and Yogendra Dandapure/lululemon (CAN).

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New videos from 55. Dornbirn-MFC 2016

See the newest videos from the last congress! Videos from the CEO Panel on the opening day and from the Sports & Functional Panel are new to find. Also very interesting is the video CEO message by U. Gill (IVL Indorama Ventures Ltd., Thailand).

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