Looking back on 1987

SPACE 1987: a promising start!

1st edition

260 exhibitors of which 18 international

32 000 visitors


Outstanding events of the year

The Exhibition Centre:

17 000 sq.m. of area space under 6 halls

40 000 sq.m. outdoors



3 days of Show (from Friday to Sunday)

Around 1 000  animals displayed


Official visit:

Visit of the Principal Private Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture

But also...

A carriage horses travels around the streets of Rennes to promote the event

A plane 'special SPACE' is organised from Paris airport to visit the Show during one day, for 895 francs

First international delegations coming from Belgium, Ivory Coast, Netherlands...

Hall 1 SPACE 1987

Special focus: the creation of SPACE

'We bet we can success!' That was the belief settled by the organizers of SPACE in 1987. SPACE (Animal Productions Show European Crossroads) was born out with the conviction to create 'an european showcase of animal and crop productions'. To achieve this goal, SPACE formed a GIE (Economic Interest Grouping), gathering together the Agriculture Chamber of Brittany, the Agriculture Chamber of Ille et Vilaine and the international fair trade of Rennes.

According to the President of SPACE at that time, Marcel DAUNAY, 'the decicion to create this exhibition, in the heart of one of of the agricultural regions at the foremost rank in Europe and at a point where agriculture is subject to important changes, is a proof of dynamism of Brittany'. 

18 September 1987 - Opening of the 1st SPACE (FR3)


Pictures of SPACE 1987