Digital.Innovative.Interactive: LIGNA.Innovation Network made a convincing debut from 27 to 29 September 2021. The new digital event for the international woodworking and processing industry impressively demonstrated the importance of such a format in these challenging times. 120 exhibiting companies and more than 80 renowned speakers from industry, politics and research have set new impulses and shown perspectives for the industry. More than 5,000 registered participants learned about innovations and trends in the industry. This makes the LIGNA.Innovation Network clearly one of the world’s largest conferences of wood industry. The event was organised by Deutsche Messe Hannover together with the VDMA Woodworking Machinery Association along the focus themes of LIGNA.
„We are delighted that the digital format of Expo, Conference and Networking has met with such a broad response, and that many well-known companies, experts and industry representatives have exchanged their ideas in the LIGNA.Innovation Network,“ said Dr. Jochen Köckler, CEO of Deutsche Messe AG, Hannover. „The event highlighted opportunities for the industry and encouraged dialogue around the three focus topics of Green Material Processing, Woodworking Transformation and Prefab Building Processes. This has impressively proven that the industry is ready to break new ground where conditions are changing.“
„The innovations presented here by the companies, as well as the topics discussed in the interactive conference programme, have made it clear how important exchange continues to be in order to meet the current challenges in business and society,“ said Dr. Bernhard Dirr, Managing Director of the VDMA Woodworking Machinery Association. „Even if we missed the personal contact that we have at a trade fair, the LIGNA.Innovation Network has clearly shown how informative and inspiring digital events can be.“
120 national and international companies showed comprehensive product overviews and best-case applications and provided information on concrete solutions via livestream and video chats.
The content of the digital event LIGNA.Innovation Network can be accessed on-demand by all registered participants from October until the end of the year.
The next LIGNA will be held from 15 to 19 May 2023.