On the European stage, there is one international trade show for animal husbandry, and that is the sought-after SPACE. The name is abbreviated from Salon des Productions Animales - Carrefour Européen, as it’s called in the original French, and has existed for around three to four days. The very first edition ran in 1986 in a much smaller format, but now has expanded to become a leading platform for procurement, education, and innovation.
The international trade show encompasses the whole value chain in the industry. For example, the product groups include animal feed and nutrition. They also feature animal health, milking equipment, farm equipment and building, genetics, and agrobiology. Likewise, they include energy, aquaculture suppliers and veterinary medicine.
Visitors can also come face to face with livestock, which often enters animal competitions. These are among the show’s main programming highlights that draw in buyers with significant budgets. We also want to mention how important the Innov'Space awards have been in raising SPACE’s profile.
SPACE will take place at the Rennes Exhibition Centre in 2024. The event will be held between 17.09.2024 and 19.09.2024. The face-to-face trade fair will take place in the absence of strict COVID-19 prevention measures. This is due to the removal of the country's domestic restrictions. France, at present, does not have travel limitations.
As en exhibitor, the logistics of your business trip are essential. Trade Fair Trips ltd has a truly flexible service that does away with all your concerns. Don’t have a contractor to construct your exhibition booth? We can step into that role easily and efficiently. Need a meeting room for a specific time and place? We can do the search and reservation in your name.
We are at your service when it comes to hotel accommodation for SPACE. Business travel should be an available commodity so we work at all price points to ensure you stay within budget every time and get the best offers for your price range. Location is valuable so we aim to select hotels near Rennes Exhibition Center or ones near the shuttle bus pick-up points so that you don’t waste any time in commuting every day.
25 minutes when travelling from Rennes Airport
Not advisable when travelling from Gare de Rennes
5 minutes when travelling from Rennes Airport
10 minutes when travelling from Gare de Rennes
By public transport:
Unnecessary when travelling from Rennes Airport because of proximity
25 minutes when travelling from Gare de Rennes
Hotels near SPACE
|Hotel||Stars||Distance to fair||City||Price|
|Balthazar Hotel & Spa - MGallery by Sofitel||8.3||Rennes||on request||Request|
|BW Premier Collection Le Saint Antoine Hotel et Spa||8.4||Rennes||on request||Request|
|Brit Hotel Rennes Cesson||18.68||Rennes||on request||Request|
|Mama Shelter Rennes||9.34||Rennes||on request||Request|
|Premiere Classe Rennes Ouest - Le Rheu||7.4||Rennes||on request||Request|
|Appartcity Confort Rennes - Cesson Sevigne||18.8||Rennes||on request||Request|
|ibis Styles Rennes St. Gregoire||10.8||Saint-Grégoire||on request||Request|
|Hotel Restaurant du Lac||43.5||Combourg||on request||Request|
|Appart'City Rennes Saint Gregoire||10.8||Rennes||on request||Request|
|Sejours & Affaires Rennes de Bretagne||7.8||Rennes||on request||Request|
SPACE is always amby trade visitors as the trade show is held every year around the second part of September. Editions run for a total of four days in Rennes, France, which has good service to Paris, France. SPACE also holds the distinction of being the longest running event held in the city.
Rennes Exhibition Center (Rennes Parc des Expositions) is where editions are held and the organisation also names SPACE is responsible for editions. Admission is given only to industry insiders and currently opening hours are scheduled for 09:00 am in the morning until 18:00 pm.
The best way to commute to the exhibition centre is to rent a car, but if you don’t want to, there are other means. SPACE visitors have access to shuttle buses, which run regularly from a number of locations – the city centre, the central train station, the airport and Saint-Malo.
- SPACE is the benchmark marker for innovations in the industry – it’s the platform that sees first the cutting-edge contributions to machines, equipment and more. It’s precisely why Innov'Space awards were created in the first place, as a way to honour the best;
- The exhibition presents itself as a genetics hub for the bovine sector and this is demonstrated by the 15 different cattle breeds and 12 sheep breeds showcased and entered in a number of competitions. SPACE also hosts the highly anticipated “Genomic Elite” auction that targets multiple breeds and has no equal in the rest of the world;
- SPACE is here to facilitate business. Not only does the trade show achieve this through the collection of all chief players in one stage, but also through further incentives such a VIP treatment for international visitors. These include Access to the International Club as well as a guide to languages spoken at the booths.
SPACE boasts an incredible attendance as there’s over 1400 international exhibitors showcasing their products and solutions to an audience that has grown to 105,000 industry professionals.
The country numbers might appear to be quite large (there are visitors from 122 countries), but SPACE is predominantly a meeting point for the farmers and operators in France. To this end, the number of foreign visitors is only over 14,000. This certainly opens you wide to the French market and as a whole, SPACE receives positive marks from both exhibitors and visitors – over 80%.
The main reason for visitors’ attendance is working towards growing their professional networks. Let’s take a look into what sectors visitors represent. We see all the major sectors – cattle, which extends to both dairy and meat, goats, rabbits, poultry, pigs, sheep and even aquaculture
The 2021 edition of SPACE marked the event and Rennes Exhibition Centre's successful return after a 2-year hiatus. The trade fair featured 1,118 exhibitors and 74,772 visitors. SPAE 2021 served as the world's first and only trade show dedicated to the animal sectors. Space for Tomorrow was the theme of the edition. The central theme focused on the daily and ongoing concerns breeders face regarding their animals. It also highlighted the need and importance of making such challenges known to the consumers, as well the economic impact such challenges cause.
The 35th SPACE was held between September 13th and September 15th, 2022. Due to the lifting of the domestic regulations, the event was conducted at the Rennes Exhibition Centre in the absence of Covid-19 safety precautions. The exhibition attracted 90.108 attendees from 120 countries and approximately 1,200 exhibitors, 300 among whom had travelled from abroad and 250 were first-time exhibitors.
The 36th SPACE Rennes edition was hosted as a live trade fair between the dates 12.09.2023 and 14.09.2023. The event was hosted in the Rennes Exhibition Center and, like the 2022 format, did not feature Covid-19 safety measures. Over 1,200 exhibitors and approximately 91,000 visitors from 122 participating countries attended the event.