LIGNA Hanover

26. - 30. May 2025 | Trade fair for the forestry and wood industries

The name "LIGNA" is derived from the Latin word "lignum," which means "wood." The trade fair carries this name to emphasize its focus on the forestry and woodworking industries, as well as wood processing. The LIGNA is an international trade fair for the forestry and woodworking industries, held every two years at the Hanover Exhibition Grounds in Germany. The Hanover Exhibition Grounds are among the largest and most modern in the world, covering an area of around one million square meters. LIGNA was first held as an independent fair in 1975; prior to that, it was a subsection of the Hanover Fair, and has since become one of the most important industry trade fairs.

The fair is organized by Deutsche Messe AG, a leading company in the field of trade fair organization and execution, in collaboration with the VDMA Woodworking Machinery Association. The fair offers a comprehensive presentation of products and services in the fields of forestry, woodworking, furniture manufacturing, and bioenergy. Among the main focus areas are innovations in woodworking, modern forestry technology, efficient production processes, and sustainable solutions. A special highlight of LIGNA is the live demonstrations of machines and equipment, providing visitors with an immediate experience of the latest technologies. Exhibitors from all over the world present their latest products and technologies in the fields of forestry technology, sawmill technology, solid wood processing, wood-based panel and veneer production, woodworking, and furniture manufacturing. LIGNA is the leading global trade fair for the woodworking industry and plays a significant role in knowledge transfer and networking within the industry. With its extensive exhibition, numerous highlights, and presentation of forward-looking technologies, it offers an ideal platform for business development and networking.

The LIGNA will take place on 5 days from Monday, 26. May to Friday, 30. May 2025 in Hanover.

In 344 days
26.05.2025 - 30.05.2025*
Monday - Friday, 5 days
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Local time:
03:20 h (UTC +02:00)

Fair location:

Messegelände Hannover,
Messegelände, 30521 Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany


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Fair organizer
Deutsche Messe AG
30521 Hanover, Germany
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Fax: +49 (0)511 8932626
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Past editions:
  • 15. - 19. May 2023
  • 27. - 29. September 2021
  • 27. - 31. May 2019
  • 22. - 26. May 2017
    • 1500 exhibitors
    • 93000 visitors
  • 11. - 15. May 2015
    • 1567 exhibitors
    • 96000 visitors
Holidays during the trade show:
Ascension Day (29.05.2025)

Fair location:

Messegelände Hannover,
Messegelände, 30521 Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany


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Product groups: forestry machines, forestry tools, furnaces, grinding machines, harvesting machinery, milling machines, planers, sawing machines, sawmill equipment, systems, timber, timber, timber trucks, wood, wood drying, wood fuels, wood handling, wood heaters, wood items, wood tools, wood treatment facilities, woodworking machines, woodworking machines, …

Disclaimer: No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information. Errors and alterations excepted! Fair dates and exhibition sites are subject to change by the respective trade fair organiser.

Messemeldungen zur LIGNA

16.07.2014 10:07:33

Hannover. LIGNA – the leading trade fair for the forestry and wood industries – next runs from 11 to 15 May 2015. And it will be taking its commitment as the international shop window for the wood industry to the next level with an exciting new offering: the Wood Industry Summit. Organized by Deutsche Messe in partnership with the German Forestry …


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Where does the LIGNA taking place?
The LIGNA fair takes place in Hanover, at the Messegelände Hannover.

When is the LIGNA taking place?
Visit the LIGNA from 26. - 30. May 2025.

How often does the LIGNA take place?
The LIGNA takes place biennially.

What kind of fair is the LIGNA?
The LIGNA is an exhibition for Forestry & Wood Products, Timber Industry and Forestry.