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Dornbirn-GFC 2020 cancelled

The Dornbirn-GFC 2020 international manmade fibre conference has been cancelled due to the impact of COVID-19...

8th June 2020

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Dornbirn, Austria

Sports/​Outdoor, Protective, Medical/Hygiene, Transport/​Aerospace, Clothing/​Footwear, Sustainable, Interiors, Construction, Civil Engineering, Industrial, Packaging, Agriculture

The Dornbirn-GFC 2020 international manmade fibre conference has been cancelled due to the impact of COVID-19. The organisers issued the following statement this morning:

“This decision was very difficult for us and we regret it very much.  Due to the impact of COVID-19 there will be no possibility to conduct the congress in its usual form this year. The travel restrictions and the extraordinary economic situation complicate the planning of events. The health aspect and the safety of our visitors are in the foreground of our decision.

Dornbirn-GFC 2020 – Webinar Week

As an alternative we will offer some lectures and discussions in the form of webinars.

From 16 - 18 September 2020 with a focus on the following topics:

  • Opening with keynote on Green Deal – Implications for the textile Industry and the awarding of the Paul Schlack/Wilhelm Albrecht Prize.
  • Lectures and discussions on the topics: Leading Polymer Recycling Technologies, Smart, integrated, digital textile production chain, Lessons learned from packaging – EPR schemes for Textiles and Circular Economy.
  • Further we are planning lectures and discussions on the burning issue on PPE Production – a challenge for the industry.
  • With this initiative we will keep our Dornbirn-GFC Innovation Community up-to- date.

The link for registration is free of charge and will be sent to you on time.

Please, also take a look at our website:

We are looking forward to your participation in our Dornbirn-GFC 2020 Webinar Week.

Save the Dornbirn-GFC dates for 2021:

60th Dornbirn-GFC, 15-17 September 2021

1st Dornbirn-GFC Asia – 2-3 March 2021 (tbc)

We will do our best to organize the innovation congress in Dornbirn and Korea in the usual quality and look forward to your participation.”

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