Ligna 2021 opens window in Sept-Oct

In view of the global incidence of infections from the Covid-19 pandemic, Deutsche Messe and the German association VDMA had postponed Ligna by around five months next year.

It has now been decided that the next edition of Ligna will take place in Hannover (Germany) from 27 September 27 to 01 October, 2021. This will give all national and international participants the necessary time for an optimised trade show planning process.

The world’s most important trade show for the international wood industry will have numerous innovations, particularly in the three focal themes: Woodworking Transformation, Pre-fabricated Building Processes, and Green Material Processing.

Preparations for Ligna 2021 are already in full swing. Demand for exhibition space is already strong for the 10 halls and open-air site. All the big industry players are on board.

“It seems that after many weeks of social distancing, lockdowns, online-only events and video conferencing from home, the industry is really looking forward to meeting up face-to-face,” says Christian Pfeiffer, Deutsche Messe’s Global Director for Ligna and woodworking shows.

Dr. Bernhard Dirr, Director of the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) says, “Ligna is our window into the future. If we manage to showcase our industry in a way that people can physically explore, experience and engage with, then I think we can call Ligna 2021 a success, regardless of the visitor and exhibitor turnout.”

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