Mr. Marc Fesneau, Agriculture Minister, France inaugurated this 35th SPACE Exhibition- once again, the gathering place for all the businesses involved in animal’s productions to look for the future. Mr. Fesneau in his inaugural speech said that Live your Dreams and especially live your farming dreams. It’s an industry with the future because it has meaning. It feeds people and at the same time it is a basis of solutions to many of the climate issues facing us.
The 35th Edition of SPACE 2022 Poultry & Livestock Exhibition was a year of International Reunion as it had witnessed a good number of international visitors around the Globe. A remarkable 25 “Top Buyers” had come from Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Chile, Colombia, Nigeria, Czech Republic, Morocco and India to consolidate investment projects. The “Top Buyer” program began under the auspices of the Ministry of Economy and Finance. A highly specific program of visits and meetings had been organised with certain Exhibitors throughout the three days of the show.
Mr. Marcel DENIEUL, President and Chairman, SPACE said that Exhibitors at SPACE 2022 unanimously praised the quality of contacts they had with visitors during the three-day event. This professionalism, in a globalised world, clearly reflected the constructive and fluid tone of this year’s expo.
This year’s SPACE 2022 expo brought together 1,400 exhibitors, of which 185 were new and 318 exhibitors were from 37 countries. The poultry farming industry exhibited in halls 10A and 10B, while that of animal nutrition was well-represented in halls 9, 4 and 5 and nearly 200 stands displayed equipment in the outdoor area. More than 1,00,000 visitors, including 15,000 international visitors from 120 countries, including large delegations from Africa, Europe and Asia visited this expo. Poultry, Dairy and Aqua farmers working in all types of animal production were able to enjoy the Expo.
According to Ms. Ane Marie QUEMENER, Commissaire Generale / Exhibition Manager and Director of SPACE, over 35 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 Marie QUEMENER added that the efforts and hard work by the SPACE Team is paying off!
According to Ms. Stephanie PILLET from SPACE Team, this year’s event was again marked by innovations that benefit animal production. Out of a total 103 entries, 36 exhibitors were awarded 1 star and 3 stars by the Jury.
According to Amandine LEROUX, International Development, Exhibitors have access to the International Club where they meet and interact with foreign delegates, with the help of free interpreters and also seek advice from export development agencies (Adepta, Bretagne Commerce International, Enterprise Europe Ouest).
The SPACE was again a springboard for employment and international trade thanks to the job vacancies at the job-dating events organized by APECITA, and more than 300 Business to Business meetings organized by Enterprise Europe Network between exhibitors and international investors said Ms. Chloe LETELLIER, Communication Press, SPACE. She further added that SPACE is a key event and a global forum where international exhibitors and visitors meet and share ideas.
For foreign visitors, visits to poultry, dairy & sheep farms and agro industrial facilities were arranged. These tours were supported by ADEPTA and the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. While interacting with exhibitors, they rated SPACE as a very high-quality trade show.
The animal presentations also boosted the appeal and quality of our event. 550 cattle of different breeds provided a continuous spectacle in the main ring. 150 sheep and goats of 10 different breeds were also shown. Their involvement and the quality of their presentations were highly praised.
The 70 conferences, debates and seminars that took place during the three days gave this year’s event a new dimension, as poultry and livestock farmers were able to express their 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.
SPACE 2022 developed the political dimension of discussions with livestock sector stakeholders. The Minister of Agriculture, Marc Fesneau as well as various stakeholders 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.
The 35th 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 36th Edition of SPACE will be organized from September 12-14, 2023, at the Rennes Exhibition Centre, Rennes, France