The upcoming LIGNA, which runs from 27 to 31 May 2019, is not just a place for discovering the latest innovations, closing deals and networking. As well as its wealth of exhibits from around the world, the trade show features a large number of special showcases for all areas of the wood processing and woodworking industries. LIGNA.Forum Next year’s show marks the premiere of the LIGNA.FORUM, a presentation forum in Hall 11 that will provide in-depth coverage of the key LIGNA focus themes as well as topical issues relevant to the secondary processing sector. The latter include “Processing of Plastics and Composites”, “Smart Surface Treatment” and “Integrated Woodworking – Tailored Solutions” as well as lectures and presentations from science and research. The LIGNA.FORUM will also be the venue for the German Timber Construction Award prize-giving ceremony.