Premier Trade Fair for the Forestry and Woodworking Industries

Nowhere else in the world will suppliers of timber processing and wood-working solutions find a marketplace that puts them in touch with such an international cross-section of potential customers from all sectors of the forestry and wood industries. The upcoming show will be strong on high-tech solutions, as you can see from the three focus themes of LIGNA 2023:

  • “Integrated Woodworking – Customized Solutions”
  • “Smart Surface Technologies”
  • “Access to Resources and Technology”.

“This year, LIGNA showed again that it is the world’s top trade fair for the wood processing industry. LIGNA attracts a high number of visitors from around the world so, from a commercial standpoint, it is the best platform for presenting new and innovative machines and process solutions. LIGNA 2019 featured a large number of robotics solutions for production process automation. For many machinery manufacturers, robotics-based automation offers exciting new development opportunities and solutions.”

– Dr. Giuseppe Bacci


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LIGNA creates fertile climate for future investment

Smart, futureproof solutions were at the top of the agenda, and LIGNA 2019 made it amply clear that technology users are now “getting smart” regarding digitization and automation. Major emphasis was placed on integrated solutions enabling companies of all sizes – from niche woodworking firms to large-scale manufacturers – to meet current market demands and prepare for future challenges. And digitization featured prominently for the primary wood industry, as well.

Display categories:

  • Forestry Industry and Forestry Technology
  • Sawmill Technology
  • Energy from Wood – Biomass
  • Surface Technology
  • Tools and Machinery for Custom and Mass Production
  • Wood Based Panel Production
  • Machine Components and Automation Technology

These segments make up a complete picture of the market in wood products that is unmatched anywhere in the world.

Why Participate?

LIGNA 2019 featured:

  • 1,500 exhibitors from 50 countries
  • More than 90,000 visitors from over 100 nations
  • 1.4 million square feet of exhibition space
  • More than 40,000 international guests
May 15 - 19, 2023
Hannover, Germany
Hannover Exhibition Grounds



Hannah Kinsey
Sales Manager
Phone: +1 (773) 796-4250 x743
Fax: +1 (773) 796-4247

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