From 27 to 29 September 2021, Deutsche Messe and the woodworking division of the Association of German Mechanical and Plant Engineering (VDMA) will stage a digital event – the LIGNA.Innovation Network – that focuses on the leading topics of LIGNA.
The virtual Conference highlights the key topics of LIGNA such as using digitalization and connectivity to transform woodworking, prefabrication processes in timber construction, or the new theme "Process Technologies of the Bioeconomy". The program looks at wood as the most important renewable resource and spotlights new processing and processing options that drive forward economic and technical innovations in the industry.
The Networking function enables all participants in the LIGNA Innovation Network to directly contact exhibitors, speakers and visitors. A personalized entry page supports this with a corresponding dashboard that displays the companies, speakers and participants relevant to the respective visitor. From there, the visitor can initiate a direct contact request and then connect via chat or video call.
In the Expo area, visitors have direct access to extensive product overviews from exhibitors. Best-case applications, video tutorials, live streams, and video chats enable them not only to learn about specific solutions for optimizing their processes, but also to enter into direct exchange with exhibiting companies.
Olaf Rohrbeck, Robert Bürkle GmbH
Olaf Rohrbeck, Chairman of the Management Board: "Robert Bürkle GmbH is a founding member, to some extent. We have been participating since the first LIGNA, which was still held as part of the Hanover Fair. Over the years, it has been a successful platform for us to communicate with national and international market partners. Certainly, there is no substitute for personal contact at a trade fair. But we have to face reality. I believe that the trio of exhibition, conference and networking represents a good entry point for our company into complementary digital communication and a content platform."
Pietro Gheller, SCM
Pietro Gheller, Commercial Director: "More than sixty years have passed since SCM first took part in Ligna. Since then, the Trade Fair has proven to be a success for the group in terms of contacts and business opportunities from the most strategic markets in the world. Without the opportunity to meet in person again in Hannover, the new LIGNA.Innovation Network format will be a chance for SCM to continue supporting partner businesses, even remotely, and showcase the most advanced technologies in the industry. Despite the prolonged pandemic, the woodworking industry is showing its incredible dynamic nature and desire to invest in innovation and technology. This is why opportunities for exchange and meeting, even digitally like the one proposed by LIGNA, are greatly welcome."
Jörg Hasener, Fagus-GreCon Greten
Jörg Hasener, Head of GreCon Measuring Technology: "LIGNA has been the place for Fagus-GreCon for decades to present new products and to meet customers and partners. True to our motto „Innovation is our Tradition“, we will continue our traditional partnership and use the LIGNA.Innovation Network to present current trends and developments of our company."
Raphaël Prati, Biesse Group
Raphaël Prati, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer: "LIGNA succeed over the years to position itself as the reference trade show for the woodworking industry worldwide. The reason behind this achievement is its capacity to adapt to the changes of the woodworking industry scenario and to the technology evolution. LIGNA.Innovation Network is clear example of this attitude and Biesse shares the same approach. This digital event, as well as the entire LIGNA platform are actually a key factor in our go to market plans because they give us a unique opportunity to get in touch with the global industry to launch our new solutions. We reckon in particular that LIGNA.Innovation Network will definitely be an extreme valuable digital touchpoint enriching the Biesse Experience of our customers worldwide."
Dr. Markus Vöge, HOMAG GmbH
Dr. Markus Vöge, Executive Vice President Global Sales & Service: "For HOMAG, LIGNA is the leading trade show in our industry and we see the digital event as an important element for staying in touch with customers and bridging the gap until LIGNA.23. The insights gained from this event are also an important basis for the design of LIGNA.23, so that we can continue to develop LIGNA in a way that it fits for the future."
Oliver Kunzweiler, Michael Weinig AG
Oliver Kunzweiler, Director Central Marketing: "WEINIG has been a committed LIGNA exhibitor for decades. This year, we are continuing this partnership and are supporting the LIGNA.Innovation Network. Even though there is no alternative for the personal contact at a trade show for us, this new, digital platform is a good way for staying in touch with customers and partners worldwide and an important format for getting access to new contacts."
Jetmir Shaini, G. Siempelkamp GmbH & Co. KG
Jetmir Shaini, Senior Manager Strategic Marketing: "For Siempelkamp, LIGNA has been an ideal trade show for years - the international showcase to present our innovative technologies to the wood-based materials industry as the leading systems supplier in the industry. The corona pandemic confronts everyone of us with new challenges in 2021 - organizers and trade show visitors as well as exhibitors. We have turned the challenge into an opportunity and developed a new trade show presence with our digital and future-oriented content platform, which we will integrate into the LIGNA.Innovation Network. The new LIGNA format is therefore the perfect complement for us to get in touch with customers, partners and industry experts."
Mario Haas, Fagus-GreCon Greten
Mario Haas, Head of GreCon Fire protection: "As the leading international trade fair for the wood-based materials industry, LIGNA has always been the ideal time for us to present our innovative solutions to the industry. Currently, our solutions are significantly influenced by the transformation processes in the wood-based materials industry - whereby topics such as big data, digitalisation and artificial intelligence are playing an increasingly important role, particularly in our preventive fire protection, and are integral parts of our solution development and already realised products. We see the digital platform LIGNA.Innovation Network as another opportunity for us to enter into dialogue with our existing and potential customers and partners and not only to contest new trends, but to develop them because, as our motto says, "Innovation is our tradition"."
Winfried Dell, imos AG
Winfried Dell, CEO: "As a globally operating company, LIGNA.Innovation Network is the ideal forum for the premiere of our new software version iX 2021."
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