HOLZ-HANDWERK 2016 explores innovation, inspiration and opportunities for young minds

HOLZ-HANDWERK, held at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg from 16 to 19 March, will set new benchmarks for the woodworking and wood processing sector this year. 

“Visitors will get to enjoy an exciting supporting programme that explores the latest topics and developments,” said Stefan Dittrich, event director of HOLZ-HANDWERK. 

HOLZ-HANDWERK Campus, for example, will be a point of contact for the industry to recruit from leading technical and vocational colleges. This area will also provide visitors information on training and skills development, to resolve the lack of skilled personnel in the sector.

The Pavilion for Young Innovative Companies, supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and German Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA), will give German newcomers an opportunity to present their innovations to a professional audience and make invaluable contact at the fair.


“Light & Colour – Carpenters Design Living Spaces” set to inspire

“Discover. Experience. Do.”, the theme of HOLZ-HANDWERK, will explore the latest trends and suggest ways of realising them through craftsmanship in wood. 

For example, the special show “DesignObjekt – ObjektDesign” organised by the Bavarian Carpentry Association (FSH) on the theme “Light & Colour – Carpenters Design Living Spaces”, highlights the creative aspect that is becoming increasingly important for carpenters.

Visitors will be given practical tips on how to create a competitive edge for themselves. Another new feature this year is the central location for the special show in the foyer of Mitte entrance, where the consultants from the FSH)will have more room for face-to-face conversations. The special show opens at 9 am, one hour before the official start of the trade fair.