LIGNA, the world’s leading trade show for woodworking and wood processing plant, machinery, and tools, has been cancelled for 2021 due to COVID-19.
“Uncertainties in the wake of the pandemic still remain very high worldwide. In close consultation with the VDMA, we have therefore decided to cancel LIGNA as a physical event in 2021,” said Dr. Jochen Köckler, chairman of the managing board of Deutsche Messe AG.
“In order to offer the industry a platform for innovations, knowledge exchange, and networking, alternatively, we will set up a digital networking and content platform that will be launched at the end of September. We are also planning the Rosenheim Ligna Conference in early summer 2022. For both event formats, we are incorporating the many new insights and positive experiences from the recently hosted Hannover Messe Digital Edition.”
Previously, the event had already been delayed because of the pandemic and was scheduled to take place from September 27 to October 1, 2021 in Hannover, Germany.
LIGNA is now scheduled for May 15 to 19, 2023, in person.