Halls 11 - 15, 27
This year, to ensure LIGNA continues to deliver on this promise well into the future, we have made a number of important innovations to the show’s format. Basically, we’ve created a new thematic layout that more accurately reflects that fact that today’s skilled tradespeople are increasingly using much of the same equipment as their industrial-scale wood industry counterparts.
New site & hall layout reflects technology convergence between woodworking trades and industrial wood processors.
This year, for the very first time, the exhibits in the halls are grouped completely by technology, rather than by target users or the scale of users' operations. Thus a new display area called Tools and Machinery for Custom and Mass Production has been created. The new clusters feature like with like. They also deliver two key benefits for processors of solid wood and visitors from the furniture industry and woodworking trades: greater transparency and shorter walking distances between interrelated displays.
This gives you more time to gather information, discover new innovations and build your business networks.
New: LIGNA user training workshops on new technologies
Technological change in the wood and allied trades poses significant challenges, with practitioners under pressure to navigate a growing array of equipment and materials as they seek to boost efficiency and maintain their craftsmanship edge. To help meet this challenge, we are this year launching our LIGNA Training Workshops. Held in Hall 11, they will educate joiners, cabinetmakers, carpenters and assemblers in the safe and efficient use of the latest equipment and materials. It's a hands-on program dedicated to learning by doing.
Overarching industry trends
Increasingly, woodworking machines, plant and tools can also be used on a whole range of non-wood materials. This year we are highlighting this key industry trend with a program themed "Processing of Plastics and Composites" that will challenge your preconceptions and show you an amazing and diverse array of woodworking machinery applications you may not have thought of before.
The learning and amazement continues with our special program on " Integrated Manufacturing ," where you will discover that tomorrow’s smart, digital technologies for optimizing wood industry value chains are already here. The first stop on your way to Industry 4.0 should definitely be a visit to the “Integrated Manufacturing” display at LIGNA.