Over its five-day run, from 15 to 19 May, Ligna 2023, the German trade fair for woodworking and wood processing registered 80 thousands visitors. “1,300 companies from 50 different countries presented their solutions for the wood industry, the furniture-making industry, the woodworking trades and the primary sector. The focus was on the two megatrends of sustainability and digitization. The response from Germany and all over the world was commensurately high. 80,000 visitors from 160 countries took advantage of the opportunity to inform themselves about smart machines and resource-saving production processes“, explained organizers in the final press release.
“Ligna 2023 exceeded the high expectations of both our exhibiting companies and our visitors, demonstrating that the machinery, equipment and solutions presented at the show are paving the way for a sustainable and digitized wood, furniture and construction industry”, said Dr. Jochen Köckler, Managing Board Chairman of the Deutsche Messe group of companies. “60 percent of visitors came from abroad. Ligna has further strengthened its position as the world’s leading woodworking tradeshow”.
“Ligna 2023 was not only a platform for presenting new technologies, but also a venue for knowledge transfer and networking,” said Dr. Bernhard Dirr, Managing Director of Vdma Woodworking Machinery. “The show demonstrated that the woodworking and wood processing industry offers its customers the necessary technologies for competitive, and at the same time, sustainable production. In view of the uncertain situation currently confronting the woodworking and wood processing industry, the success of Ligna 2023 speaks volumes for its status as a source of momentum. Not only is it a driver for the industry in good times, but above all, it delivers solutions for the challenges ahead”.