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The 61st Dornbirn GFC 2022 will take place live in Dornbirn from 14 - 16 September

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This year, the 61st anniversary of the Dornbirn-GFC Congress will take place live in Dornbirn, Austria, from 14 – 16 September, and everybody is excited to meet in person and enjoy the great networking like in former times.

Because of the great success in 2019, the „2nd Dornbirn GFC Startup Days“ will take place during the same time of the congress. Again PwC (Price Waterhouse Coopers) will be the lead organiser of the event, supported by Vagabond, RWTH Aaachen and WTiN. 30 Startups from all over the world will be in Dornbirn to pitch their innovations, gain knowledge and enjoy networking with industry and research.

Top level key note speakers on the Opening Day from:

the fibre industry, the packaging industry, the equipment & machinery industry and from the top University Oxford.

Key topic will be innovation, sustainability & circular economy and the final panel discussion with the above leaders will show us the way forward and how current and future challenges will be managed.

Exciting outcomes from the attempt of cross industry innovation:

„Packaging Industry meets Fibre Industry“ - many synergies in terms of feedstock, process technology, applications, circular economy and other.

100 expert lectures from industry, universities and research institutes:

Lectures will take place in parallel in 3 lecture halls.

Panel discussions and breakout sessions:

This will provide a „deep dive“ on certain selective topics and provide opportunities for networking and information exchange.

Exhibition area and „Innovation Hub“: ca 20 regular exhibitors and ca 30 Startups are using their booth as contact point & advertising space

Dornbirn GFC 2022 Topics:

# Fibre Innovations

# Sustainability, Circular Economy and Machinery # Apparel and Sports Wear

# Smart and Functional Surfaces

# Nonwovens

# Sustainable Packaging

Thanks to our ambitious partners and sponsors, we are able to attract a global audience. This will foster the global exchange of ideas and innovations in the fibre industry and along the value chain of textiles and nonwovens and well into the packaging industry.

Other interesting ideas and topics will follow. Please join us and register:

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