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05/09/2019 – Textile industry — auf Deutsch lesen

Dornbirn-GFC 2019: first time with Startup Days

Sustainability/circular economy, digitalization, technical textiles, nonwovens and the first Startup Days are the hot topics.

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More than 100 international experts will present their latest innovations of the textile industry. Also: A highly interesting discussion about “Circular economy” with the three worldwide biggest fiber producers. © GFC

 

More than 100 international experts will present their latest innovations of the textile industry.

“Microplastics” – A challenge of the 21st century

Due to the undeniable climate change and the eco-social imbalances on the globe, sustainable resource management has become a key element for our future. So has become fundamental rethinking in many ways. As generator of ideas and networks, the Dornbirn-GFC would like to encourage rethinking and thus, offers its platform of sustainability and circular economy.

“Microplastics” – A challenge of the 21st century. The internationally renowned marine research centre “Scripps Institution of Oceanography” in California has been won over for the congress! The American expert Sarah-Jeanne Royer will present new research results and solutions.

How to deal with the “digital footprint¨ or the “Life Cycle Analysis”? – Criteria that are used in the very performance-driven textile and nonwovens industry will be completely re-introduced into the evaluation in the future.

Robert Rosellen, Dir Microsoft, brings the technology from the software industry into the game. Can it make a positive contribution to recycling management and sustainability? The digitalization expert will provide new aspects and innovations relevant to this field.

“Think digital. But is it also secure…?!” – top expert Stefan Achleitner from Palo Alto Networks, California, will provide profound insights into “Cyber Security” – what does the actual landscape look like?

The first Dornbirn-GFC Startup Days take place on September 11–12, in cooperation with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Because of being characterized by a different development dynamic in comparison to established companies, Startups often have to face failure. In spite of innovative ideas, gap closure between technology and the market are regularly missing. The Startup Days are designed to provide a networking platform for young companies.

CEO Panel: Sustainability/Circular Economy – are we leading or lagging?

A highly interesting discussion about “Circular economy” with the three worldwide biggest fiber producers. Furthermore, what does the rapidly growing sports brand Lululemon expect from the fiber industry and how will the EU Commission accelerate this concern.

Uday Gill (CEO Indorama Ventures), Robert van de Kerkhof (CCO Lenzing), Gunjan Shar-ma (CMO Reliance), Yogendra Dandapure (Dir Lululemon) und Mauro Scalia (Dir Euratex) will try to provide insights and answers in regards to this future-oriented matter led by the experienced industry consultant Walter Woitsch (Partner Syngroup).

Just download the main programme from the homepage of the congress or directly HERE.

58th Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress (Dornbirn-GFC)

September 11–13, 2019 Austria

Communicating Fiber Innovations