France from September 12 to 14, 2023, A Grand Success – Ricky Thaper
Mr. Marc Fesneau, Minister of Agriculture, France inaugurated this 37th SPACE Exhibition, a major highlight for the entire Poultry, Aqua, Dairy & Livestock farming with 1207 exhibitors from 39 different countries. More than 1,00,000 French and International visitors from over 110 countries visited this important livestock exhibition over the three days.
Mr. Marcel DENIEUL, President of SPACE said that Exhibitors at SPACE2023 unanimously praised the quality of contacts they had with visitors during the three days’ event. Mr. DENIEUL said SPACE is here to give its exhibitors the chance to present their products and solutions to its visitors and visitors will therefore be able to discover new products and existing solutions, compare the various options available, get advice from experts to help them to make the right choices and plan their investments with all the information they need at their fingertips.
Valerie DrezetHumez, Chief of Representation for the European Commission in France while visiting SPACE 2023 interacted on free-trade policies with the representatives of the agricultural professionals at a time where geopolitical stability can be worrying. She encouraged the poultry, dairy and aqua farmers to talk openly about the current and recent advance in farming. It will be most important to secure the generation turnover we need.
According to Ms. Ane Marie QUEMENER, General Commissioner of SPACE, in 37 years, SPACE has become an essential event for all. Created by the leaders of the agricultural organizations, it was designed to be a place to meet debate and exchange ideas, for all farming related professionals. Ms. Ane MarieQUEMENER added that the efforts and hard work by SPACE Team has given excellent results.
Ms. Cecile BERTHIER, International Press and Exhibitors Information, SPACE informed that Poultry, Dairy and Aqua farmers working in all types of animal production were able to enjoy the Expo. The top buyers program run by the Business France as a part of the “Export Begins in France” project had welcomed major International Delegates from China, Senegal, Togo, Egypt, Iran, Kenya, Angola, Saudi Arabia, India, Mexico, South America besides European Union.
SPACE 2023 developed the political dimension of discussions with livestock sector stakeholders. The French Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Marc Fesneau as well as various stake holders were able to speak and convey their messages to exhibitors and livestock farmers during SPACE. These visits reinforce SPACE as a platform of expression and discussion to advance the major issues regarding the future of the livestock sectors.
According to Amandine LEROUX, International Development, SPACE, Exhibitors and International Visitors had access to International Club where they met and interacted with foreign delegates with the help of free interpreter and also seek advice from export development agencies.
The SPACE was again a springboard for employment and international trade thanks to the job-dating events organized by APECITA, and more than 400 Business to Business meetings organized by Enterprise Europe Network between exhibitors and international investors said Ms. Chloe LETELLIER, Communication Press, SPACE. For foreign visitors, visits to poultry, dairy & sheep farms and agro industrial facilities were arranged. These tours were supported by ADEPTA and Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.
While interacting with exhibitors, they rated SPACE as very high quality trade show. The animal presentations also boosted the appeal and quality of our event. A series of conferences, debates and seminars that took place during the three days gave this year event a new dimension, as poultry and livestock farmers were able to express the needs and expectations, in line with the ambition of the creators of SPACE.
All Indian delegates visiting SPACE Expo appreciated the arrangements at Expo by the organizers especially at the International Club which had all facilities of translators, business meetings and refreshments for the international visitors. The 37th edition of SPACE concluded with an excellent record in terms of discussions and contacts, based on trust, in a spirit of construction and progress. The 38th Edition of SPACE will be organized from September 17-19, 2024in Rennes, France.