LIGNA 2017: The ultimate in forestry technology
LIGNA next runs from 22 to 26 May 2017. And when it does, its forestry technology section will sport a number of exciting new features.9 Dec 2016
LIGNA, the world’s leading trade fair for machinery, plant and tools for the woodworking and timber processing industries, next runs from 22 to 26 May 2017. And when it does, its forestry technology section will sport a number of exciting new features. The open-air site will be arranged in various "theme avenues" dedicated to key aspects of the wood production chain, and will also feature a central demonstration site. Plus there will be an activity zone in front of Pavilion 33.
The theme avenues will be located to the north and south of the demonstration site and will cover five main themes: mobile sawmills ∙ logistics ∙ logistics and transport ∙ large-scale forestry machinery plus forestry tools and energy from wood ∙ firewood production lines and tools. On each day of LIGNA, the demonstration area will feature live demos of all kinds of machinery, both large and small. The demonstrations of each item’s technical highlights and associated operating methods will be moderated by the German Forestry Council (KFW) in partnership with the manufacturers. Spectator areas will be set up around and within the demonstration site, so visitors will have a clear view of each day’s live demonstrations. As well as these moderated demonstrations, the site will feature ongoing displays by participating exhibitors.
2017 will in fact be the eighth time that the German Forestry Council (KFW) has partnered with Deutsche Messe to stage special presentations of forestry technology on the open-air site and in the pavilions beneath the EXPO canopy. Pavilion 33 will feature a completely new layout of themes. The pavilion, itself, and the open-air site in front of it will be home to the "Forestry Technology Trends Showcase".
Pavilion 33 – the "KWF Business Pavilion"
Open-air site in front of Pavilion 33:
These presentations will be complemented by a range of forums, workshops and meetings held on the upper level of Pavilion 33. Plans here include technical forums and workshops on log measurement and forest first-aid and survival.
Wood Industry Summit – "Access to Resources and Technology"
The Wood Industry Summit at the upcoming LIGNA is themed "Access to Resources and Technology". In terms of visitors, it is mainly aimed at vertically integrated companies from forestry and primary wood processing – i.e. large organizations engaged in multiple stages of the value chain, such as timber harvesting and pulp and paper production. For exhibitors, the Summit is an opportunity to present solutions to specific challenges being faced by customers from these industries. Expertise can also be shared in a forum, as well as face-to-face with delegates taking guided tours.
The German Forestry Council (KWF) has been Deutsch Messe’s partner for the Wood Industry Summit right from the start, and in 2017 will again be pivotal to its success. The 2017 Summit will have three main components – an exhibition, a matchmaking platform and a forum. For providers of technology solutions for forestry and various areas of primary timber processing, the event is an integrated dialogue and presentation showcase that gives them access to new growth markets. Key delegations and individual representatives from government, business and research will be invited to take part in highly focused matchmaking events on topics such as Forest 4.0, Firefighting, Infrastructure/Development, and Fleet Management and Logistics Chain Optimization.
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