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LIGNA Hannover set for May

The annual LIGNA Hannover woodworking trade fair will take place May 18-22, 2009, at the Hannover Exhibition Center in Hannover, Germany. The keynote theme will be “Making more out of wood: Technology for resource efficiency.”

The international show is directed at members of the woodworking, wood processing and forestry industries. Exhibitors from around the globe will showcase wood as a raw material in all its shapes and forms and unveil the latest timber and forestry technologies.

The 2007 LIGNA show featured 1,832 exhibitors, 1.4 million-sq.-ft. of net exhibition space and 107,279 visitors from 92 nations.

LIGNA is organized by Deutsche Messe AG and the German Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers' Association within the VDMA (German Engineering Federation). For details, visit

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