Inaugural digital LIGNA.Innovation Network to launch on 27 Sep 2021

The first edition of LIGNA.Innovation Network will kick off on Monday. From 27-29 Sep 2021, the new digital meeting place for the woodworking and wood processing industry will connect international companies, suppliers, users, research and education, promote dialogue around the focus topics of woodworking transformation, prefab building processes in timber construction and green material processing, and highlight opportunities for the industry. The new format of Expo, Conference and Networking is organized by Deutsche Messe Hannover together with the VDMA Woodworking Machinery Association.

More than 110 national and international companies will showcase comprehensive product overviews and best-case applications in the EXPO area and provide information on concrete solutions via livestream and video chats. These include companies such as Biesse, Bürkle, Dieffenbacher, Homag, Siemens, Siempelkamp and Weinig. Networking functions will enable visitors to find suitable contacts and get in touch directly with exhibitors and other participants.

The two-day conference program with more than 80 international speakers also offers new formats for learning about trends and initiating contacts. It will be streamed live from the H’Up in Hall 18 at the Hannover Exhibition Center.

The LIGNA.Forum digital will focus on woodworking transformation by means of digitisation and networking. Another topic is dedicated to prefab building processes in timber construction. The agenda includes presentations and discussion panels on topics such as automation and efficient manufacturing processes in wood construction and ways to network woodworking.

In the Wood Industry Summit digital, everything revolves around green material processing. There, experts will show the economic and technical innovations that result from new processing technologies of wood and wood components as the most important renewable resource for new materials and uses.

The wood craft will not be neglected either. In the “Spotlight Handwerk” (Spotlight Craft), experts will provide impulses and suggestions on various topics such as asbestos and occupational health and safety, digital measurement in the craft trade or digitalisation in training via video stream and chat offerings.

In addition, on 28 Sep, Tuesday, Holzbau Deutschland will present the German Timber Construction Award 2021 at the LIGNA.Forum digital. On 29 Sep, the Digital Printing Association (DIPA) Symposium on Surface Design with Digital Printing will be streamed live from the H’Up in Hall 18 as a hybrid event. Under the motto “Create your own surface”, experts will highlight current trends for the design of high-quality and individual surfaces and report on their experiences.