The organisers of LIGNA have revealed that two-thirds of the exhibitors have confirmed their participation for the woodworking exhibition from 15-19 May 2023, with 75% of the exhibition hall booked.
“This positive trend underscores the importance of LIGNA for the woodworking community as a key networking hub and platform for development and innovation,” commented Dr Bernhard Dirr, managing director of the VDMA Woodworking Machinery Association, referring to the high level of registrations.
“After four years, the industry needs this opportunity for face-to-face contact in Hannover. It is all the more gratifying that all market leaders have already made their decision to exhibit at LIGNA 2023 and will be unveiling innovations at the event.”
Stephanie Wagner, head of LIGNA, also commented: “We are convinced that, in close cooperation with our exhibitors, the upcoming LIGNA 2023 will continue to be the leading international showcase. Along the entire value chain, innovative solutions for all stages of woodworking and wood processing – from harvesting to surface finishing – will be on display.”
In addition to the opportunity for face-to-face networking and presentations at exhibition stands, LIGNA 2023 will also focus on current industry developments.
Klaus Kullmann, member of the board of management at Jowat, agreed: For us, LIGNA is the perfect platform for face-to-face exchanges with customers and system partners, so we are delighted to be back as an exhibitor after such a long time.
“Sustainability is the central theme of our time for our customers as well as for us. By choosing ‘Digitisation’ and ‘Wood in Construction’ as its focus themes, LIGNA 2023 is addressing important sustainability aspects, presenting new, innovative solutions and thus reaffirming its position as the world’s leading trade show for our industry.”
In addition to the presentation of tool and machinery solutions, visitors can also look forward to discussions of industry challenges at the LIGNA.Stage. At the LIGNA.Campus, participants from research and education will present their educational offers and research projects, and at the LIGNA.Future Square powered by VDMA, startups from the industry will showcase their business ideas.
At LIGNA.Recruiting, professionals and companies will have the opportunity to present themselves in a digital job forum and exchange ideas in person in a matchmaking area onsite.
“Following a four-year break, it is realistic to expect a firework of innovations at LIGNA 2023. LIGNA 2023 will be a must-have-cannot-miss event for all of us,” concluded Wagner.