One of the regular LIGNA features is the Wood Industry Summit. Just looking at the summit’s three focus themes – “Integrated Woodworking – Customized Solutions”, “Smart Surface Technologies” und “Access to Resources and Technology” – it is clear that the upcoming show will be strong on high-tech highlights and innovations. From various angles, each of the show’s display categories will explore digitization as the engine and driving force of innovation in the wood industry. Timber processing and woodworking are no longer just about standalone machines. Instead, what we have now are digitally integrated processes and systems built around machines. LIGNA 2019 will thus traverse a wealth of real-life applications, with a strong focus on machine demonstrations and the innovative power of digitization and automation.