Andreas W. Engelhardt, former senior manager at Oerlikon Textile International Business – is the founder and general manager of The Fiber Year GmbH. The company’s target is to provide international expertise, analyses, strategy consulting and customized solutions to the international textile industry.

The international textile value chain is becoming more competitive and perpetually has to cope with new challenges, regulations, relocation and at present margin pressure due to excess supply in particular in some raw material and subsequent spinning markets. The volatility in this business has been tremendous and tough times for the global economy increasingly raise uncertainty on trade and future market access as it appears that protec­tionism may be on its way back.

Numerous presentations at international conferences and several publications prove the company’s understanding of the textile market forces and the future development. Corresponding views appeared in various print media like for example AVR, Bio-based News, Bloomberg, Chemical Fibers International, China Textile Magazine, China Textile Leader, Der Spiegel, Der Standard, eco Institut, FAZ Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Fibre2Fashion, Forward Textile Technology, International Fiber Journal, Knitting Trade Journal, Kohan Journal, Melliand, Nonwovens Industry, NZZ Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Schweizerische Umweltstiftung, Technical Textiles, Tecoya Trend, TEXTILplus, TextilWirtschaft, U.S. Congressional Research Service, WirtschaftsWoche, Zeit Online and others.

 

List of speeches in English and German language:

JUL 2017

Shanghai

Polyester´s Contribution to the Textile Industry - Different National Strategies

14th China International Polyester & Intermediates Forum

JUN 2017

Shanghai

World Fibers, Fabrics and Nonwovens - Status, Dynamics, Outlook

6th China International Nonwovens Conference

MAY 2017

Brussels

World Fiber Market – Status, Dynamics, Outlook

CIRFS Annual General Meeting

MAY 2017

Mönchengladbach

Lecture about World Textile Markets, Developments and Trends

Hochschule Niederrhein, Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology

MAY 2017

Frankfurt

Press Conference: The Fiber Year 2017

Techtextil Exhibition

NOV 2016

Islamabad

Challenges to Cotton - Inter-Fiber Competition and Beyond

75th Plenary Meeting of the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC)

SEP 2016

Albstadt

International Textile Conference: The Fabric Year 2016

Groz-Beckert KG

APR 2016

Frankfurt

Press Conference: The Fiber Year 2016

Industrievereinigung Chemiefaser e.V. (IVC)

DEC 2015

Shanghai

Massive Investments along Polyamide Chain

13th China International Polyamide & Intermediates Forum

JUL 2015

Shanghai

Growing Polyester Fibers and Feedstocks Excess Capacity

12th China International Polyester & Intermediates Forum

APR 2015

Frankfurt

Press Conference: The Fiber Year 2015

Industrievereinigung Chemiefaser e.V. (IVC)

MAR 2015

Shanghai

Development and Change of the World Textile Market Center

12th China International Acrylonitrile & Acrylic Fiber Forum

DEC 2014

Shanghai

Textile Fiber Market 2020

12th China International Polyamide & Intermediates Forum

OCT 2014

Prague

Nachhaltigkeit der Faserindustrie - Stand und Ausblick

BESPO Annual Meeting from German Fashion

SEP 2014

Xiaoshan

Supply/Demand Analysis and Market Forecast of the Global Manmade Fiber Industry

20th China International Manmade Fibers Conference

JUL 2014

Shanghai

Advantages of Linking Petrochemicals with Textiles

11th China International Polyester & Intermediates Forum

JUN 2014

Shanghai

Global Fiber Industry's Status Quo and Outlook

China Textile Resources Market Conference 2014, CNTAC

MAY 2014

Rorschacherberg

Einordnung nachhaltiger Textilien und ihrer Volumina in den globalen Kontext

Organic Textile Forum

MAY 2014

Frankfurt

Press Conference: The Fiber Year 2014

Industrievereinigung Chemiefaser e.V. (IVC)

MAR 2014

Shanghai

Carbon Fiber a Growth Market - Status Quo and Outlook

11th China International Acrylonitrile & Acrylic Fiber Forum

DEC 2013

Shanghai

Changes in Future Textile Demand

11th China International Polyamide & Intermediates Forum

SEP 2013

Tongxiang

Changing Patterns in Textile End-Use

19th China International Manmade Fibers Conference

APR 2013

Frankfurt

Press Conference: The Fiber Year 2013

Industrievereinigung Chemiefaser e.V. (IVC)

MAR 2013

Shanghai

What makes Carbon Fiber so special?

10th China International Acrylonitrile & Acrylic Fiber Forum

NOV 2012

Shanghai

Future Challenges in World Fiber Industry

9th Polyester & Intermediates Forum

OCT 2012

Interlaken

Long Term Challenges in Fiber Demand

71st Plenary Meeting of the International Cotton Advisory Committee

SEP 2012

Xiaoshan

Measures in Times of Growing Economical Uncertainties

18th China International Manmade Fibers Conference

JUL 2012

Zhangjiagang City

Status Quo and Tendency of Global Fiber Consumption

2nd China Textile Feedstock Market Forum

JUL 2012

St. Wolfgang

Green Touch in the Fiber Year 2011

A Tribute to Edelweiss, Lenzing AG

JUN 2012

Ronse

Today‘s Fiber Market and Tomorrow‘s Challenges

Eurocoton 52nd General Assembly

MAY 2012

Brussels

Current Status and Outlook of World Fiber Production

EATP Executive Seminar

MAY 2012

Frankfurt

Press Conference: The Fiber Year 2012

Industrievereinigung Chemiefaser e.V. (IVC)

MAR 2012

Shanghai

Development of Acrylic Fiber Industry against Changeable Textile Backdrop

9th China International Acrylonitrile & Acrylic Fiber Forum

DEC 2011

Shanghai

Polyamide fibers in a changing textile world

9th China International Polyamide & Intermediates Forum

NOV 2011

Ahmedabad

Technical Textiles: A Global Perspective

Indian Institute of Management

NOV 2011

Ahmedabad

Manmade Fiber - A Global Overview

Indian Institute of Management

SEP 2011

Wujiang

Outlook on Manmade Fibers 2020 – Which Fibers Will Benefit The Most From Cotton Limitations?

17th China International Manmade Fibers Conference

SEP 2011

Barcelona

Status and Future Development of the World Fiber Market

11th Narrow Fabrics Conference Jakob Müller AG

MAY 2011

Hangzhou

Trends in competing fibers and machinery investments

80th IWTO Congress

APR 2011

Neuthal

Status and Future Development of the World Fiber Market

Museums-Spinnerei Neuthal

 

 

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SEPTEMBER 2017

2nd International Conference "Fabric Year 2017", Albstadt, Germany
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SEPTEMBER 2017

55th Dornbirn Man-Made Fibers Congress, Dornbirn, Austria
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SEPTEMBER 2017

23rd China International Manmade Fiber Conference, Xiaoshan, PR China

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