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SPACE 2022 hopes to build on the success of 2021 event

SPACE 2022 hopes to build on the success of 2021 event

SPACE is the unmissable event for all professionals involved in Livestock: cattle (dairy and meat), poultry, pigs, sheep, goats, rabbits and aquaculture. 

The 36th edition of SPACE will take place September 13 to 15, 2022 at Parc-Expo of Rennes, in France.

Registrations opened in January 2022 and spaces are filling up very quickly. As soon as we have validated your participation, you will have access to a personal space to manage your participation as exhibitor at SPACE.

Why exhibit at SPACE? Well this event is a key date in your business diary and a unique platform to showcase your new products, thanks to the Innov’Space label. 83% of exhibitors in 2021 stated that the event is an ideal forum for promoting their new products, and 71% of exhibitors stated that it is a crucial part of their business strategy. As exhibitor, you will also benefit from a visibility with professionals and services tailored to your needs. 

SPACE 2021

Staying on the subject of SPACE 2021, despite ongoing pandemic, the 35th edition of SPACE, which took place physically from 14 to 16 September, 2021 at the Parc-Expo in Rennes, France and September 17 online, was a success – with visitors and exhibitors alike feeling safe and well served.

After two years without a physical exhibition, this edition had a special flavour. Indeed, it was an opportunity for farmers and exhibitors to finally meet and exchange ideas face to face once again.

In order to be able to open its doors to visitors and exhibitors, especially international ones, the event’s organisers complied with the French measures related to the pandemic and also put in place several systems to ensure that everyone at the event was protected.

Everyone entering SPACE was required to present a health pass, such as a vaccination certificate, a negative PCR test less than 72 hours old or a positive RT-PCR test showing recovery from Covid-19, at least 11 days old and less than six months old.

In addition, testing centres were set up to facilitate the arrival and return of international visitors/exhibitors. Finally, surgical masks were mandatory inside the various halls and recommended outside.

The return of SPACE also symbolises the recovery of the event industry, which was very badly hit. This event was the first and only trade show this year worldwide that covers all animal sectors. It is a strong sign of encouragement to all organisers that business is picking up once again.

A few key numbers
This year’s event, despite the health crisis, was a success for SPACE, with 1120 exhibitors, including 320 internationals, coming to showcase their latest products and services in the 11 exhibition halls. The 16 hectares of outdoor exhibition space also featured 215 equipment exhibitors.

75,000 visitors, including 4629 international visitors, visited SPACE to discover the latest innovations in the livestock industry, including this year’s Innov’Space award winners, with no less than 35 products or services receiving awards this year.

In addition, the previous year’s winners were also able to display their awards, so a total of 60 Innov’Space products and services were present at this 35th edition.

Throughout the four days, SPACE also provided a program of conferences, which address the different themes of livestock farming, future challenges and current trends. About a hundred conferences took place during this edition and you can also find some replays and extracts on the SPACE website.

Exhibitors express their delight
On the whole, exhibitors in the various halls expressed their delight at being at SPACE again. Although impressions of attendance varied from one hall to another, this year’s show was an opportunity for exhibitors and breeders to renew contact after two years and take the time to talk.

The list of exhibitors in attendance included Adisseo, PLP Liquids, Biomin, Olmix and Phileo by Lesaffre. The fact that this year’s visitors to SPACE came with specific projects in mind, not just for the goodies, was noted  

International dimension
SPACE once again proved its international dimension, not only because almost 30 percent of the exhibitors were international, but also because it welcomed official foreign delegations.

Senegal’s Minister of Livestock and Animal Production, Aly Saleh Diop, and Mali’s Minister of Rural Development, Modibo Keita, made the trip to learn from the French livestock model for their respective countries and thus guarantee their food sovereignty.

Among the foreign countries most represented among the exhibitors were Germany, the United States, the Netherlands and Belgium.

You can already make a note in your calendar the next edition of SPACE, which will also take place in Rennes, France from September 13 to 15. Like this year, there will also be an additional digital day, which will take place on September 16, 2022.

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