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2024 Global Fiber Congress and Innovation Days announced

Industry News, News | June 10, 2024 | By:

The 63rd Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress (GFC) and the 4th Innovation Days will take place from Sept. 11-13, 2024 at the Kulturhaus Dornbirn in Dornbirn, Austria. In addition to advances in the topics of fiber innovations, circular economy and sustainability, the focus this year will be on advanced technologies in the energy sector.

Event highlights:

  • 125 expert presentations: Insight from leading experts from industry, academia and research institutes.
  • 4th Innovation Days: Meet 25 innovators presenting their latest products and technologies.
  • Fiber Innovation Platform: Discover new concepts and technologies that will revolutionize the industry.
  • Networking Platform: Network with colleagues and industry leaders during the 3-day congress.
  • Energy Solutions Session: Innovative solutions in the field of sustainable energy conversion.
  • Young Scientist Award: Lenzing Young Scientist Award for Bachelor and Master students.

Plenary lectures

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Technological advances and sustainability initiatives

Presentations offer innovative contributions on the core topics of sustainability, recycling and the circular economy. Fiber innovations in the fields of nonwovens, surface modification, biopolymers and biomaterials round off the program.

Solutions in the energy sector

What is the connection between fibers and energy?

Bernhard Schmenk, head of the corporate development department at RWTH Aachen University, explains a planned block of lectures on the topic: “Experts from industry and research will focus on pioneering approaches ranging from more energy-efficient melt spinning processes to innovative fiber-based products for energy harvesting and novel shading systems for buildings.”

Lenzing Young Scientist Award

The Lenzing Group honors outstanding bachelor’s and master’s students for the third time with the Lenzing Young Scientist Award. As part of the Dornbirn GFC, innovative solutions to ecological challenges in the fiber and textile industry are recognized. The award includes a prize of EUR 5,000. Submissions in English are accepted from May 1 to June 30, 2024, at

Important dates of the Dornbirn GFC

  • Early bird tickets are available until June 15, 2024
  • Combo tickets are available for:
    • Dornbirn GFC, live in person in Dornbirn, from September 11 – 13, 2024
    • Dornbirn GFC online on-demand from September 16 – 30, 2024 (Presentations as videos and the presentations for download as pdf files)

Further information

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