From left: Stefano Tibé, Bernhard Dirr, Christian Pfeiffer and Andreas Zuege.
From left: Stefano Tibé, Bernhard Dirr, Christian Pfeiffer and Andreas Zuege.

21 February 2019


On February 15th a press conference was held in Milan for the presentation of the Ligna fair in Hannover, moderator of which was the director of the Deutsche Messe Italia, Mr. Andreas Züge.
The speakers were: Christian Pfeiffer, Global Director of the Ligna event - Bernhard Dirr, Director of VDMA, Association of German woodworking machinery manufacturers - Stefano Tibé, Sales Manager of Giardina Finishing.

The information that the speakers gave, we summarize hereafter. Today, the number of exhibitors from 100 countries around the world, which will be at Ligna 2019, is already 1,500 out of 10 pavilions with an area occupied by 93,000 square meters. The estimate of the number of visitors is presumed to exceed that of the previous edition which were 94,000 of which 42,000 from abroad.
Naturally, the largest number of exhibitors is that of German companies, followed by Italians. The layout of the fair is unchanged because in the halls from No. 11 to 27 the machines for mass production will be exhibited. In Hall 11 there will also be the Forum for debates and conferences.
For the report concerning the Giardina Group, contact Mr. Stefano Tibé.

For more information contact Mr Christian Pfeiffer, Global Director Ligna:

*DEUTSCHE MESSE AG Messegelaende / D-30521 Hannover, Germany / Tel +49 511 8932120 / E-mail:

*VDMA GmbH Lyoner Strasse 18 / D-60528 Frankfurt, Germany / Tel. +49 696 6031340 / E-mail:

*HANNOVER FAIRS IN ITALIA Via Paleocapa 1 / 20121 Milano, Italy / Tel. +39 02 70633292 / E-mail: 

*GIARDINA GROUP Via V. Necchi 63 / I-22060 Figino Serenza, Como, Italy / Tel. +39 031 7830801 E-mail: