LIGNA 2023

Woodworking Furniture production Agriculture Forestry Horticulture Fisheries Animal breeding Viniculture
May 15, 2023 - May 19, 2023
Hannover Fairground, Hannover, Germany
book now

Your hotel near
LIGNA 2023 awaits

The international wood industry holds its premier trade meeting every two years in Hannover. LIGNA – The World of Woodworking is the place to discover innovations, conclude deals and build networks. After a pause in the biennial event cycle due to the COVID-19 pandemic, LIGNA 2023 will return to reunite the international community and serve as a driving force for the woodworking and processing industry.

The LIGNA Hannover 2023 dates – 15 to 19 May – will host more than 1,500 exhibitors and 90,000 trade visitors. Clearly structured across seven sectors, the exhibition covers all aspects of the primary and secondary wood industries and provides an efficient platform where suppliers and customers can connect seamlessly. The unique feature that makes LIGNA unmissable is its live demonstration format that features tools, equipment and even full production lines presented by global market leaders.

LIGNA is not only the place to discover innovations, conclude deals and build networks. The event programme also serves as a reference point for the key topics in the industry. The themes for the upcoming 2023 edition will be digitalisation in the woodworking sector, prefabrication in timber construction and green material processing. Numerous special formats like the Wood Industry Summit and LIGNA.Campus will provide in-depth insight on these topics and opportunities to learn directly from the experts.

If you are planning to attend the LIGNA 2023 dates, we at ExpoBeds would be happy to help you book an excellent hotel in Hannover. With our network of contracted properties with easy access to the Hannover Fairground, we can ensure that you have a comfortable stay during the fair at the most affordable prices. Tell us about your requirements and budget and we will promptly respond with a free customised list of LIGNA 2023 hotels!


LIGNA, the most important trade fair for the woodworking and timber processing industry, delivers innovative solutions regarding machinery, plant and tools. The event is held once every 2 years in Hannover, Germany. LIGNA 2023 expects more than 1500 companies to present their products across 129,000 sq metres of exhibition area. Over 93,000 visitors will come to Hanover Fairground to meet them and explore the latest trends. About 96% of them will be trade professionals.

Who can you meet there

LIGNA is the meeting point for technological leaders and key decision-makers in the wood processing industry. Exhibitors include manufacturers and suppliers of machinery and equipment for forestry, wood processing and timber production, sawmill technologies and solutions for decentralised energy. The show also has a global pull, with each edition drawing 40,000 international visitors from more than 100 countries.

Past editions

What makes it special

Divided into 7 categories, the LIGNA showcase encompasses the full range of the primary and secondary wood supply sectors. An unmissable highlight of the exhibition are the spectacular live demonstrations of tools and machinery, as well as thrilling competitions like the German Logging Championship and the Lower Saxony Crane Driving Championships.

What is new for LIGNA 2023

Each edition of LIGNA Hannover is dominated by 3 major topics reflecting the latest advancements in woodworking. For LIGNA 2023 these topics are: Woodworking Transformation – presenting the applications of robotics, building information modeling and AR/VR in the industry; Prefab Building Processes – focused on the development and opportunities in timber construction; and Bio-economy – dedicated to the economic and technological innovations arising for timber as a key renewable resource.

Quick info

Organiser:Deutsche Messe AG
Frequency:every 2 years
Next Edition:LIGNA 2025
Sectors: Woodworking | Furniture production | Agriculture | Forestry | Horticulture | Fisheries | Animal breeding | Viniculture
Visitors:Tickets for LIGNA
Exhibitors:Exhibitor registration
Report error
LIVE Availability

Important facts

  • 1500+ LIGNA exhibitors in 2019
  • 50 represented countries
  • 125,000+ sq m of exhibition area
  • 90,000+ visitors in total
  • 40,000+ international visitors

Next editions

LIGNA 2025

Dates are not known yet
Hannover Fairground
Trade fair location
Hannover Fairground location map

Hannover Fairground

Messegelande, Hannover, Germany
Coordinates: 52.32742 , 9.80515
ExpoBeds is not affiliated with the organiser of this event

Expo Travel Group is an independent tour operator. We provide accommodation to businesses during over 500 international events. Our non-affiliation with the organiser is a guarantee for independence and lack of contract restrictions. This means that we are able to provide our customers the full range of accommodation options in the destinations we cover and be flexible about the terms and conditions we can apply to each booking. A lot of the hotels we have contracts with may not be available through any other booking channel during the days of the event.

Any names or logos of hotel properties, events or venues may be registered trademarks of their respective holders. Our use of these trademarks does not imply any affiliation with, or endorsement by their owners.

Stay in touch

Sign up for our mailing list and be the first to find out about our best deals, news and more

Free interactive hotel offer

Fill in the the hotel booking form for LIGNA 2023 and get a free online offer with booking terms and accommodation details
Get a free offer
Personalized hotel offer for LIGNA 2023Personalized hotel offer for LIGNA 2023