First Rosenheim LIGNA.Conference to be launched in June 2022

After its cancellation in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the first Rosenheim LIGNA.Conference is now being launched from 1-2 Jun 2022, organised by Deutsche Messe, the organiser of LIGNA, and the Rosenheim Technical University of Applied Sciences (TH Rosenheim).

This event will continue the tradition of LIGNA conferences dedicated to providing information on the woodworking and wood processing industry, including the latest trends and topics, in the even-numbered years, as opposed to LIGNA which is held on odd-numbered years. As this year’s first highlight, it provides the industry with an opportunity to share ideas and network on-site.

The two-day conference will be held on the campus of TH Rosenheim, which contains the Faculty of Wood Technology and Construction, where 22 laboratories for timber construction research are ready to be used for demonstrations.

“After the LIGNA.Innovation Network online format, which took place in September 2021, we are now offering a highlight with the 1st Rosenheim LIGNA.Conference, which will provide the international wood industry with the opportunity for personal exchange and networking once again, after many months of social distancing including lockdowns, curfews, online events and remote video conferences,” said Stephanie Wagner, the new head of LIGNA at Deutsche Messe. “We chose TH Rosenheim as the venue because we can combine theory with a practical approach directly on site.”

“We are pleased to be able to stage this conference in Rosenheim together with LIGNA,” added Andreas Heinzmann from TH Rosenheim. “It is important to us that by holding the LIGNA.Conference on campus, there will be a close interaction between the speakers, attendees, presenters and demonstrators and students alike. This time, the LIGNA.Conference will not be held in a classic conference setting, but in the university’s own lecture halls and laboratories.”

Themes and topics

The 1st Rosenheim LIGNA.Conference will address the topics of digitisation, prefabrication building and bioeconomy, in line with the thematic approach of LIGNA 2023 as well as those of its exhibitors and visitors. Speakers from the business community, including the companies Binderholz, nobilia-Werke, UPM and WeberHaus, will provide insights and outlooks into future developments in woodworking and wood processing in three key topic areas.

In addition to the presentations in two lecture auditoriums, the event will be supplemented by breakout sessions and live demonstrations via table tops in the university laboratories. Suppliers such as Biesse, HOMAG, Microtec, SCM, Siempelkamp, Wandres and Weinig, as well as Holzbau.Tech, Hundegger, imos, J. Schmalz, Leuco and Weinmann will present their machines and solutions and provide information about their products.

All presentations held in the auditorium will be simultaneously translated into English. There will also be opportunities for direct personal exchange, while complying with the hygiene protocols of TH Rosenheim.

Interested parties can register at their website now. The registration deadline is 1 May 2022.