75% of Display Space already booked
Despite a series of extraordinary challenges, including rising energy prices, material shortages and economic uncertainties in many markets, the woodworking and wood processing industry is in good spirits some six months before “Ligna”. Around two-thirds of “Ligna’s” longstanding exhibitors have already confirmed their participation for 2023, with 75 percent of the available exhibition space already occupied. From 15 to 19 May 2023, the industry will convene at its flagship trade fair in Hannover, Germany.
“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,” he continued. This and next year, “Ligna’s” appeal will be enhanced by digital elements designed to increase the event’s reach – before, during and after the show.
“Based on the current rate of bookings and our discussions over the past few months, we can confirm the high level of loyalty and commitment of our exhibitors towards “Ligna” which provides them with the opportunity to perform live demonstrations – not just of machines and tools, but of total solutions covering all aspects of their products and services,” reported Stephanie Wagner, Head of “Ligna”. “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. And this, involving not only wood as a raw material – which is at the core of our “Ligna” – but also other materials such as plastics, glass, stone and composites, among others,” she added.