Looking back on 2001

SPACE 2001: the livestock showcase

15th edition

1 337 exhibitors of which 365 international

109 920 visitors of which 6 654 international from 99 countries

Exhibition area: 45 298 m² 


Outstanding events of the year


Enlargement of the Prim'Holstein Atlantique competition with the first participation of the Region Centre. The whole French Atlantic coast is represented at SPACE

Installation of interactive terminals to help guidance on the Exhibition


Official visit:

Jacques CHIRAC - President of  the French Republic: it is the first time a French President visits SPACE

But also...

3 minutes of silence on Friday in memory of 11th September victims

CyberSpace: to discover Internet and find out its utility at work

Exhibitors' loyalty: 90% of them renew their participation

678 animals are presented (578 bovines and 100 ovines)

Visite de Jacques CHIRAC au SPACE 2001

Special focus: the first visit of a President of Republic at SPACE

In 15 years of existence, it's the first time that a President of Republic comes at SPACE ! Jacques CHIRAC inaugurated SPACE on tuesday 11th September. His coming to the agricultural show clearly implies that SPACE is now an unmissable event and that agriculture is a major preoccupation at the top of the political insitutions.

'As usual, he had unplanned talks and shook hands with the crowd. This visit was also the opportunity for Jean-Michel LEMETAYER, President of SPACE, to show Mr Chirac how all these professionals are passionated by their work, how well they want to defend and promote livestock breeding and how they manage to constantly evolve, adapt themselves to meet the needs of the society. SPACE is for them a place to exchange and create contact, in a singular and appreciated environment, between professionalism and friendliness' extract from 2001 SPACE Infos.

Jacques CHIRAC's visit was abruptly interrupted after New York World Trade Center attack, on the same day...

Pictures of SPACE 2001