HANNOVER, GERMANY – From May 18-20, LIGNA will be the international hub for the forestry and wood industries.

“Despite the global economic crisis, LIGNA will again bring together all the significant players from this sector. Once again this underlines the outstanding status enjoyed by the event and is a clear sign that exhibitors expect LIGNA to stimulate business and generate orders. Given the current difficult situation, the theme highlighted this year — efficient use of resources — is more relevant than ever as only efficiently run enterprises will survive. In this context, the innovative technical solutions for forestry and woodworking showcased at this year’s LIGNA can play a crucial role,” said Stephan Kühne, member of the board at Deutsche Messe, Hannover.

For more than 1,700 exhibitors from 48 countries LIGNA HANNOVER 2009 offers a suitable platform for machinery, tools, processes and solutions for the forestry and timber industries. Kühne is confident: “Our tradeshow can once again fulfill its credentials as the leading international forum for the sector, and is in equal measure a ‘must’ event for exhibitors and visitors”. Visitors can expect the fair to occupy more than 130,000 square meters, including special themed presentations.

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