The German woodworking machinery industry expects a significant increase in incoming orders and sales for 2021. The turnaround in incoming orders was already initiated at the end of 2020.
A digital version of the biennial woodworking show, the LIGNA.Innovation Network is scheduled to take place Sept. 27-29.
This strategic partnership is intended to combine the strengths of the two largest trade shows for the wood industry in the country.
Hannover, Germany. Ligna.21 is moving its dates from May into the autumn. Show organizers are postponing its original event date to September 27 to October 1, 2021. Following intensive reflections and discussions, and in view of the current developments in the global incidence of infections in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Deutsche Messe and the German association VDMA have jointly decided to postpone Ligna by about five months next year.
After lengthy consideration, organizers have decided to reschedule the event rather than take it virtual because they believe platforms that allow face-to-face dialogue are the best way to go in the wood industry.
HANOVER/ROSENHEIM, Germany -- Fans of Ligna, the world’s biggest trade show for the woodworking and timber processing industry, will not have to wait until May 2021 when Ligna next opens its gates. This fall, they can attend a Ligna offshoot event, the Ligna.Conference, which will be held on 6 and 7 October in Rosenheim, Germany. The event is run by Deutsche Messe, which is also the organizer of Ligna.
The five-day event drew 1,500 exhibitors that occupying 1.4 million sq. ft. of exhibit space. North American attendance up.
By Harry Urban