Deutsche Messe AG
30521 Hannover
Tel.: +49(0)511/89-0

LIGNA online:

Show dates: 22 – 26 May 2017 (Mon.– Fri.)

Opening hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Ticket prices:

  • Day ticket
    Advance purchase € 30
    At ticket counters € 30
  • Full-event ticket
    Advance purchase € 44
    At ticket counters € 44
  • Reduced-price day ticket: € 13
  • For further information:

    Partnership with interzum: Admission ticket valid for both LIGNA (Hannover) and interzum

    Accommodation: Hotel rooms in all price categories can be booked via or directly via Hannover Marketing & Tourismus GmbH, Tel. +49 511 12345 555,

    Internet: Press releases and photos are available for downloading at
    For general information, services, ordering, exhibitor and product searches, visit

    Display categories: Tools and Machinery for Custom and Mass Production; Surface Technology; Wood Based Panel Production; Sawmill Technology; Energy from Wood; Machine Components and Automation Technology; Forestry Technology

    Focus themes, group pavilions and special presentations

  • LIGNA focus themes: Integrated Manufacturing, Processing of Plastics and Composites, Wood Industry Summit – Access to Resources and Technology (Hall 26/H28), LIGNA training courses
  • Group pavilions:Surface Materials (Hall 17/A82), Wood Industry Summit – Access to Resources and Technology (Hall 26/H28; group pavilion plus company presentations, matchmaking, forums on various topics including "Forest 4.0," "Firefighting," "Infrastructure/Development," and Guided Tours)
  • Tools and Machinery for Custom and Mass Production: Guided Tours on "Automation/Integrated Manufacturing," "Workshop of the Future," "Processing of Plastics and Composites"; RFID Factory (group presentation by abaco Informationssysteme GmbH, with live forum in Hall 11); Scientific Research and Education (Hall 11); LIGNA Trainings (Pavilion P11/C); Carpenter and Joiner Center (Hall 12); Form & Function (Hall 12); Presentation of German Timber Construction Award on 23 May (Wood Industry Summit, Hall 26)
  • Processing of Plastics and Composites: Stuttgart University information stand (Hall 27)
  • Forestry Technology and "Energy from Wood" (open-air site, pavilions 32 – 35): Demonstration site (machinery presentation, moderated by KWF), "Forestry Get-together," "Lower Saxony Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Consumer Protection and Regional Development"; Firewood Production Line (incl. Guided Tours); LIGNA/KWF Entrepreneurial Expertise Center (On-Board Computers in Harvesters – Forestry Companies as Part of an Efficient Wood Logistics Chain; Every Second Counts – Forest Rescues; ELDAT – Data Standard for Wood Logistics (ELDATsmart, ELDAT Basic Viewer); NAVKE – Optimized Logistics Chain from Forest to Factory (Forest Navigation, Log Measurement Using Harvester Cranes, RFID Log Identification) incl. technical forums (log measurement, forest first-aid and survival); KWF demo area ("Drones in the forestry industry – a revolution in our woods," aerial forestry services, cable winch inspection) on the open-air site under the EXPO canopy; NRW "Making more out of wood;" 12th Lower Saxony Crane Driving Championships including women’s championship (Thursday, 25 May 2017), Various forums and congresses in the on-site Convention Center (CC)
  • VDMA (Pavilion P11)
  • International industry associations and organizations (Hall 17)
  • Press Center: Offices adjoining Hall 17 (opposite Hall 26) are open from 8 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. on each day of the fair from Sunday, 21 May, to Thursday, 25 May, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, 26 May.

    Closing press conference: Friday, 26 May 2017, 11 a.m. on the LIGNA showgrounds in Hannover, Germany.