The industry is looking forward to “its” leading world trade fair
Over 105,000 square metres of exhibition space and more than 1,100 exhibitors: “Ligna” 2023 (15-19 May 2023) celebrates its return to presence with a comprehensive overview of the woodworking and wood processing industry. Despite the tense global political situation, the positive booking status confirms the status of “Ligna” as the world’s leading trade fair. Global players and renowned companies from all over the world come together to present tools, machines and plants as well as smart solutions and new technologies. In addition to companies from Germany, companies from Italy, Austria, Turkey, Spain, China, Sweden, Slovenia, Denmark and the Netherlands make up the largest proportion of exhibitors in terms of area. The world’s leading trade fair was even able to expand its exhibitor portfolio: more than 180 first-time exhibitors want to benefit from the opportunities for business initiation and networking this year.
“Ligna offers a unique overview of the entire value chain of the woodworking and wood processing industry. It is THE international showcase for innovations and THE stage for world firsts. A great wave of euphoria has been reaching us from the community since planning began. The industry is looking forward to the personal experience in Hanover,” said Dr. Jochen Köckler, Chairman of the Board of Deutsche Messe AG, emphasising the importance of the event at the media preview “Ligna.Preview” on 16 February in Hanover. “At ‘Ligna’ 2023, visitors will meet exhibitors from 44 countries. This is where trends are set and discussed that shape the industry and point the way to the future.”