The show will occupy 10 exhibition halls plus the venue’s extensive open-air site. All the global market leaders will be there with impressive showcases to highlight their latest products and process innovations. They will be joined by a sizable number of other exhibitors, some of whom will be appearing at Ligna for the first time.

The show’s organisers, Deutsche Messe and the German Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers’ Association, have successfully implemented a new thematic layout in time for the 2017 season.

“The new approach and, more importantly, the new physical layout have been extremely well received. The business climate in the wood industry is positive, offering a wealth of market opportunities. Ligna captures those opportunities perfectly,” remarked Dr Andreas Gruchow, the Deutsche Messe managing board member responsible for Ligna.