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Triumphant return for the Dornbirn-GFC

Despite a mountain to climb in creating a sustainable fibre industry, there are reasons for optimism, conference learns.

19th September 2022

Knitting Industry
 |  Dornbirn, Austria

Knitted Outerwear, Technical Textiles

After three years of enforced virtuality, the 2022 Dornbirn Global Fiber Conference (Dornbirn-GFC) very successfully returned as a live event to its traditional venue in the picturesque Alpine valley town in Austria from September 14-16.

Three years in which many things, of course, have changed, but the fact that the 61st Dornbirn-GFC was able to attract some 557 delegates from 32 countries speaks volumes.

Dornbirn is not the easiest place to get to and in a period when there is still in any case much uncertainty about travel – and many businesses have cut travel budgets – the delegates represented 240 global companies from around the world, with the notable exceptions this year being from China and Russia, albeit for very different regions.

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