Industry professionals don’t have to wait until next year when LIGNA, the world’s biggest trade show for the woodworking and timber processing industry, opens its doors for the 2021 event.
This fall, they can attend a LIGNA offshoot event, the LIGNA.Conference, which will be held Oct. 6-7 in Rosenheim, Germany. The event is run by Deutsche Messe, which is also the organizer of LIGNA.
It is the latest edition of Deutsche Messe’s successful LIGNA.Conference series, which is timed for the even, “LIGNA-free” years to provide an interim update on the latest developments, trends and themes shaping the sector.
In 2016, the conference was held in Hannover, Germany, and in 2018, it was held in Guangzhou, China.
This year’s event will be staged with the support of Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences (TH Rosenheim), and for good reason: The university is highly regarded for its state-of-the-art facilities, first-rate graduates and its faculty of wood technology and construction in particular.
There, in 22 supremely well-equipped laboratories, the next generation of wood-industry engineers is being trained in degree programs, such as “Wood Technology”, "Wood Building and Construction” and “Interior Engineering”.
TH Rosenheim also offers a range of post-graduate degrees for industry practitioners.
In December, Dr. Heinrich Köster, president of TH Rosenheim and Christian Pfeiffer, Deutsche Messe’s global director LIGNA & Woodworking Shows, formalized the partnership for this year’s LIGNA.Conference.
“The first-ever LIGNA.Conference in Rosenheim will be another key highlight in our ‘Woodworking Shows Worldwide’ family of events, which puts the spotlight on emerging trends in the woodworking and timber processing industries,” Pfeiffer said.
“Our decision to stage the event at TH Rosenheim was quite deliberate because it is an internationally recognized and respected center of research and development.”
“We are delighted to host the LIGNA.Conference at our university,” Köster said. “It would be hard to think of a more appropriate venue. Since its foundation in 1925, TH Rosenheim has built a global reputation as a source of first- rate wood technology graduates. Right here in our laboratories, LIGNA.Conference participants will be able see first-hand how innovations are developed.”