LIGNA 2019, 27 - 31 May

Special presentations and forums at LIGNA 2017

2017 will mark the eight time that that the German Forestry Council (KFW) has staged a forestry technology presentation at LIGNA. At LIGNA 2017, Pavilion 33, which is located beneath the iconic EXPO canopy, will feature a completely new theme layout. The pavilion itself and the open-air site in front of it will be home to the "Forestry Technology Trends Showcase."

28 Nov. 2016
Ligna Ausstellung

Pavilion 33 – the "KWF Business Pavilion"

  • "Every Second Counts – Forest Rescues": KWF has compiled a standardized Germany-wide database of forest rescue extraction points. The data is available free of change at At LIGNA, KWF will present a range of applications that can use this data. These include a zoomable map that can be used to search for and locate rescue extraction points, a rescue app for mobile devices, and the NavLog forest track navigation solution. Forest owners will also be able to go to this presentation for advice on identifying additional extraction points.

  • "ELDAT – Data Standard for Wood Logistics": At this presentation, KWF will be profiling the current ELDATsmart data project and previewing the new ELDAT Basic Viewer. These are forestry logistics data exchange standards that give forestry and wood-industry companies, particularly SMEs, affordable options for leveraging the power of digitalization.

  • "Forest and Game – Safety First!": KWF is partnering with the Lower Saxony School of Forestry (NFBZ) to provide a comprehensive look at hunting standards and associated safety requirements. The focus will include inventorizing bark stripping damage by animals, hunting safety, hunter safety on roads and railway lines and the associated equipment, hunting gear, and inspection of hunting blinds and shelters. There will also be an interactive video rifle range where both real and "armchair" hunters of all skill levels can put their hunting prowess to the test.

  • "Winch-assisted motor-manual felling of large-diameter trees": Demonstration by professionals, for professionals. KWF is partnering with the German Association of Forestry Contractors (AFL) to demonstrate safe large-diameter manual tree-felling with the aid of a special-purpose forest tractor equipped with a cable winch.

Open-air site in front of Pavilion 33:

  • "Drones in the forestry industry – a revolution in our woods": This presentation will explore the state of the art in drone technology and the applications and benefits of drone use in the forestry industry. It will take a look at drone use for monitoring risks to forest health, to inspect storm damage and for planning and building harvesting tracks.

  • "On-Board Computers in Harvesters – Forestry Companies as Part of an Efficient Wood Logistics Chain": This event examines the latest developments and options for the use of harvester data outputs direct from on-board computers. Examples include standardized work orders, the digital issue of production reports, electronic delivery notes and invoicing plus quality assurance in timber supply.

  • "Aerial Forestry Services": This demonstration will traverse the many highly beneficial uses of helicopters in forestry. These include aerial firefighting, heli-logging, emergency rescue services and forest liming.

  • "Ground-based forest firefighting": The primary focus here is on the latest technical equipment and methods for preventing and fighting forest fires.

  • "Cable winch inspection": The background story here is that KWF is constantly uncovering serious shortcomings in cable winch inspection practices. At LIGNA, the organization will therefore be demonstrating its mobile cable winch testing station, which it developed in partnership with the Forestry Employers’ Liability Insurance Association. The station provides a cost-effective and relatively quick means of testing winch safety parameters.

  • "Building hunting blinds and shelters": In partnership with the Lower Saxony School of Forestry (NFBZ), KWF will run a practical demonstration on the ins and outs of building hunting blinds and shelters. The presenters will elaborate on hunting blind/shelter safety requirements and demonstrate practical solutions.

Forums, workshops and meetings (upper level of Pavilion 33):

  • Plans here include technical forums and workshops on log measurement and forest first-aid and survival