In 2005 the new "show-within-a-show" entitled "Handwerk, Holz & mehr" (Wood Crafts) was introduced. With the help of independent branding and targeted marketing as well as new special displays and the inclusion of opinion-makers and industry representatives, the organizers succeeded in achieving a respectable start: 15,400 specialists from the fields of cabinetmaking and joinery as well as interior finishing attended the event - 66 percent more than at the previous event.
LIGNA 2007 presented itself in top form: Brisk visitor traffic in the exhibition halls was accompanied by a plethora of innovative ideas at exhibitors' stands. In comparison with LIGNA 2005 the percentage of foreign exhibitors was up again, this time reaching a total share of 56.1 percent. A total of 1,832 exhibitors from 49 different nations presented their innovations under the motto "The Entire World of Wood on Show". A significant criterion for the show's success was the quality of its audience: among the more than 107,000 visitors, 82.1 percent consisted of top-level decision-makers.