LIGNA 2021, 10 - 14 May
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Wood Industry Summit - Access to Resources and Technology

Your entry to the new growth markets in the primary sector

The Wood Industry Summit, the international platform for communication and technology for the forestry and wood cluster, will be taking place for the third time at LIGNA 2019. The combination of forum, lounge and exclusive exhibition areas makes the event a perfect venue for knowledge transfer with international players from industry, science and politics.

international visitors
96 %
trade visitors
93 %
want to come back

Time to make a big splash

If you are a provider of technology for the forestry and/or primary wood processing industry, then the 2019 Wood Industry Summit is the event for you. Staged as part of LIGNA 2019 and titled “Access to Resources & Technology”, the Wood Industry Summit is an international dialogue and technology platform that will help you access new growth markets. Located in Hall 26 – a prime, central location at LIGNA – the Summit will comprise a forum, lounge and exhibition space, and will traverse topics as diverse as digitization in forestry, process adaptation and management efficiency.

The Wood Industry Summit will connect you with customers from key growth markets. It will enhance the market profile of your organization and products and put you in touch with wood industry decision-makers and buyers from Germany and around the world.

Leading the way

The Wood Industry Summit is the perfect platform for networking and sharing knowledge with international representatives from science and politics, decision-makers from the pulp and paper and panel products industries, and forestry industry professionals from some of the most timber-rich regions in the world.

Featuring panel discussions, speed presentations, a meeting area, Guided Tours and a dedicated exhibition zone, it is an event without peer in the wood industry.

Wood Industry Summit 2019 – key topics:

  • Optimizing the entire value chain across the forestry and wood-working sector – from timber to production
  • Digitization and future-proof technology for the forestry and wood industry cluster
  • Environment and climate-friendly timber harvesting processes
  • Protection of precious natural resources against biotic and abiotic damage

Doing business where the market is

You will find everything you need – we have developed a perfect infrastructure for exhibitors.

Our service:

  • Comprehensive, professional support for exhibitors and their presentations at LIGNA
  • Target group oriented, highly effective presentations
  • Practical stand packages
  • Extensive advertising and communication activities
  • Extensive back-up and support before, during and after the trade show
  • Hannover – a popular and successful trade fair location
  • Perfect infrastructure
  • Media coverage in the trade press and on the web, incl. social media

Focus entirely on your success!

You focus on what you do best; we’ll do the rest

Our no-hassle participation package will have you up and running in no time. We’ll organize your stand, so you can focus on making your showcase a success.

Display stand and fit-out

You can lease display space and a fully fitted-out stand from as little as EUR 5,880.

The Wood Industry Summit is a group pavilion that occupies a total floor area of 150 m2. It includes several furnished display stands, available in a choice of two standard sizes (larger stands available on request). Each stand comes with a standard fit-out, which you can upgrade as required.

The pavilion also includes a separate kitchen area, plus a lounge, where you can hold informal talks with your customers. During the Summit, you and your customers will be looked after by a trained pavilion host and will be served soft drinks and snacks free of charge.

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Please see the factsheet for further details.

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Together we move the industry!

  • We provide the ideal setting for making international business contacts and promote a dialogue between high-calibre international delegations from the forestry and wood industries.
  • We facilitate contact with top decision-makers from business and politics, as well as forestry owners.
  • We facilitate your access to new markets – with a variety of keynote themes changing every day.
  • Meet international decision-makers from companies in the paper, cellulose and wood materials industries, as well as representatives from the important timber producing regions of the world.
  • Use the summit to kick off new business in key regions, such as: Europe/Eastern Europe, Russia, Ukraine, America (North, Central and South) and Asia.
  • Benefit from the most important marketplace in the industry!
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Facts & Figures

The Wood Industry Summit is a joint production between LIGNA organizer Deutsche Messe and the German Forestry Council (KWF) and will be in its third season at LIGNA 2019.

The 2017 Summit attracted delegations from Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Germany, Finland, Canada, Columbia, Rumania, Russia, Ukraine and the USA, and resulted in contracts worth over 30 million euros.

Leverage your industry's No. 1 marketplace

LIGNA is the wood industry’s leading marketplace, a B2B platform that brings together forestry and wood technology researchers, providers and users from all around the world. Here are the main reasons why you should be exhibiting at LIGNA:
Home to industry leaders
LIGNA is home to market leaders, global players and decision makers from all around the world. In other words: it is the definitive forum for the forestry and wood industry, a powerful networking event that can take your business to the next level.
World’s leading wood industry trade show
Featuring 1,500 exhibitors, attracting 93,000 trade visitors and occupying 130,000 square meters (1.4 million sq. ft.) of display space, LIGNA is the world’s leading trade show for forestry, timber processing and woodworking technology. An exhibition presence at LIGNA is an investment in the future of your business.
Clear focus and comprehensive overview
LIGNA showcases a full range of solutions for all areas of the wood value chain. Visitors attend LIGNA because they know its highly differentiated offering will give them a complete overview of current best practices and the latest innovations.
Machines in action – eye-catching live demonstrations
This demonstration is a major visitor magnet that always creates a stir.
Powerful tech-transfer forums
LIGNA’s forums provide in-depth insights into R&D and profile the latest findings. They are unbeatable opportunities to discuss current developments and learn about future trends and technologies.
Prime target groups: investment-minded trade visitors
  • 93,000 visitors in total
  • 43,300 international visitors
  • 96 percent of visitors are trade professionals


Video Wood Industry Summit

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.


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