LIGNA 2019, 27 - 31 May
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Wood Industry Summit

Access to Resources and Technology


LIGNA focusses on the global connections between the value-adding groups that make up the forestry and timber-processing industry. Surrounded by international product presentations, the Wood Industry Summit in Hall 26 was the No.1 international meeting place for all sectors of the primary industry. Panel discussions, keynote speeches and an accompanying exhibition ensured that the 2017 edition of the Wood Industry Summit was once again a major highlight in the primary processing industry’s annual calendar.

Particularly for the international primary industry audience, the second Wood Industry Summit was another standout attraction. Fifteen delegations from 13 nations (including Canada, Colombia, Chile, Bulgaria and Romania) availed themselves of the opportunity for dialogue with industry experts. Under the motto of "Access to Resources and Technology", summit participants debated the latest trends and developments in the categories of "Forestry and Wood Industry 4.0", "Resource Roads", "Forest Fire Control" and "Fleet Management".

Forums Wood Industry Summit

Focus topics

  • Monday, 22nd May 2017 - The forestry and woodworking industries' contribution to sustainability
  • Tuesday, 23rd May 2017 - Forest 4.0 - Vision or Future?, 4 to 6 p.m.: Presentation of the German Timber Construction Award
  • Wednesday, 24th May 2017 - Resource roads and infrastructure of forests to secure sustainable forestry
  • Thursday, 25th May 2017 - Integrated Fire Management. New approaches in forest protection and nature conservation
  • Friday, 26th May 2017 - Fleet management – optimization of the logistic chain from fore


Video Wood Industry Summit

LIGNA 2017 - Wood Industry Summit LIGNA 2017 - Wood Industry Summit
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Ensuring sustainable forestry was an important topic at the LIGNA Wood Industry Summit. The trendsetting projects using wood as a raw material were awarded the German Wood Construction Prize. And rounding off the award ceremony was a well-established LIGNA tradition: the carpenters’ dance.





Dr. Maria Flachsbarth



Dr. Andreas Gruchow




Wood Industry Summit at LIGNA

At LIGNA 2017 you could visit Wood Industry Summit on-site and learn more about the latest products and services. more


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