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1st Dornbirn-GFC congress for the Asian market

Around 300-400 participants from the textile chain will be expected to join the special event

9th December 2019

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Daegu, South Korea

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A close partnership between the Austrian Fibers Institute and KOFOTI as well as DYETEC from Korea will the 1st Dornbirn-GFC congress for the Asian market. Around 300-400 participants from the textile chain will be expected to join this special event. An agreement on the cooperation was signed on 21 October 2019 in Porto, Portugal. 


3-4 March 2020, Daegu, South Korea 

‘Communicating Fiber Innovations’

Cooperation of strong partners

The Dornbirn-GFC takes place in Dornbirn, Austria every year in September. Over 700 international participants from more than 35 nations utilize the fibre innovation congress in Dornbirn as a networking platform and to be informed on the latest innovations of the global fibre and textile industry. 

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

As a federation KOFOTI is covering the whole textile chain and is extremely powerful in Asia with strong links to China, Japan, Taiwan and other South Eastern Asian countries. KOFOTI is also organizing the trade fair REVIEW PID, which basically will run at the same time in Daegu. This leads to a strong synergy as this trade fair gets around 500 exhibitors and approx. 25.000 participants.


The programme design will be similar to the Dornbirn-GFC congress in Austria. Plenary speakers will open the Dornbirn-GFC ASIA congress on 3 March 2020 and around 30 ‘expert lectures will take place on 3 and 4 of March 2020. Key topics are as follows:

•          Fiber innovations 

•          Nonwovens and technical textiles

•          Mobility –  automotive interior and structural

•          Smart Fabrics

•          Sustainability and the circular economy

Interactive discussions will round off the special fibre innovation congress. From the European side renowned university professors and board members or owners of top companies from the fibre 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 the Korean language, and to other languages on demand.

Register now

“Be part of this unique fibre innovation congress and register now’” organisers say. For further information please contact:


Mrs. Sonja Spöcker

Kolingasse 1/1/5, 1090 Vienna / Austria

Tel.: +43 664 6216 703, E-Mail: [email protected]

DYETEC Institute Korea

Mr. Dr. Byung-Kab Song.

Dalseocheon-Ro, 92, Seogu, 41706-Daegu

Tel.: +82533503741, E-Mail: [email protected]

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