SPACE 2023 is preparing in a context of rising energy costs, of generational renewal, of unprecedented high prices for agricultural products, and of climate change. In such a shifting environment and in the face of the structural changes within our agricultural sector, SPACE is becoming an ever more essential event for all professionals to gather information, exchange ideas and find new synergies to continue to develop and adapt animal farming in the regions of Western France.
The international context is also evolving significantly. The war in Ukraine has had a strong impact on the agricultural policies of countries that are dependent on Ukrainian and Russian supplies. The question of food sovereignty has become crucial for many countries, and particularly for developing countries. Our companies and organisations are well equipped to position themselves on these markets. The international scope of SPACE, which welcomes more than 120 countries every year here in Rennes, is a clear demonstration of our ability to offer solutions to this global food challenge. Many delegations from all over the world are expected to attend again this year, in particular from Europe, the Middle East and of course Western and Central Africa.
A RANGE OF EXHIBITORS
The number of exhibitors registered at SPACE is always very high. On 16 May, almost 1,100 exhibitors from 36 countries, including 177 new ones (76 of which are international companies) were expected to attend the Exhibition.
Consult SPACE 2023 exhibitors list
To accompany the dynamic of the registrations and the evolving stand requests, the layout of the stands will be reorganised this year to meet the needs of companies in terms of both surface area and sectors of activity:
Download SPACE 223 map
ESPACE FOR THE FUTURE
ANIMAL FARMING - ENERGY CONSERVATION: UNLOCKING NEW SYNERGIES
The Espace for the Future will address the theme of Energy in a whole new layout and location in Hall 3. This new space, designed by SPACE organisers as a prospective and informative space for all livestock farmers, will demonstrate how agriculture, although dependent on direct and indirect energy, can also be a source of solutions!
Presentations, demonstrations, individual meetings and round tables will provide an opportunity to present the best practices in energy management, offering concrete solutions for an ever more efficient and sustainable agriculture.
More info about the programme on the Espace for the Future
2ND EDITION OF THE YOUNTH FORUM
To respond to the issue of attracting new generations of farmers, SPACE decided in 2022 to create its Youth Forum to provide young people with a place where they can express themselves. A great opportunity for them to share their expectations and their visions of their future career. This Youth Forum will be held again this year, with a new series of events organised by the animal farming sector.
More information on the animations organised on the Youth Forum this year
INNOV'SPACE: THE GOLD STANDARD IN TERMS OF INNOVATION
The Innov’Space competition is what makes SPACE the leading event for innovation across all the livestock sectors. Over the past 25 years, these awards have been a real quality seal for the industry. They demonstrate the extent to which our sectors are efficient, innovative and always thinking ahead. Each year, exhibitors show great interest in this label, a major commercial asset that highlights their expertise at the service of livestock farmers. 82 % of exhibitors say that SPACE is the ideal place to showcase their innovations. In 2022, 36 products, services and equipment were awarded prizes from the panel of experts. The list of the 2023 prize-winners will be published in July.
Exhibitors: submit your applications before 31 May 2023 2023
NEW: THE TECH'AGRI CHALLENGE by INNOV'SPACE
The Tech’Agri Challenge is a new innovation competition at the crossroads of the agricultural and digital sectors for Breton students, co-organised by INNOZH, Bretagne Développement Innovation and SPACE. SPACE has responded favourably to the request from INNOZH and Bretagne Développement Innovation to add the signature “by Innov’Space” to this new operation: the Tech’Agri Challenge. This innovation competition, at the crossroads of the agricultural and digital sectors, intended for Breton students, will promote innovation and research for livestock farmers among young people in training.
Learn more about the competition Tech'Agri Challenge by Innov'Space
THE BREED SHOW
Two events will highlight the 2023 Genetics Show: SPACE will host a National Charolais Breed competition on Tuesday and a European Simmental Breed Challenge on Wednesday. On Thursday, most of the day will be devoted to the Atlantic Prim’Holstein competition. The event will also feature 10 other interregional competitions, breed presentations and a multi-breed auction.
In 2023, dairy and meat auctions will be held separately. Tuesday will end with the beef cattle auction, which will be entirely dedicated to suckler breeds this year. The ‘Genomic Elite’ Multi-breed auction for dairy and mixed breeds will take place on Wednesday.
550 cattle of 13 different breeds will provide a continuous spectacle in the main ring during the three-day Exhibition. 200 sheep and goats of 11 different breeds will also be shown.
Discover the programme on the main ring
The conference programme will be full and varied again this year based on the room reservations. The extent of the topics covered makes SPACE an absolutely unique meeting place for the animal farming industry..
Discover the programme of conferences organised during SPACE 2023
AQUACULTURE A FAST-GROWING SECTOR
With the growing participation of companies from the sector (13% growth between 2019 and 2022), the Exhibition is continuing to expand in order to become a key event for French and international businesses in the aquaculture sector. Those interested in this sector at SPACE 2023 will find: a specific itinerary around the stands, two dedicated conferences and a specific visit for international visitors..
For the first time this year, the Young Farmers of Brittany will organise an event on Thursday evening to bring together the Young Farmers of the West, as well as those interested in joining in. The Soirée will feature two parts: a ‘Before’ to meet and bond, then the soirée which will be held in the marquee to close out this 37th edition.
SOLAAl'S TENTH ANNIVERSARY
SOLAAL, a leading association in the agricultural world, which fights against poverty and food waste, will celebrate its tenth anniversary at SPACE. This association has a special relationship with SPACE since it was created in 2013 by Jean Michel Lemétayer. This year SOLAAL will again be joining forces with the Food Banks at SPACE to collect and donate milk..
DATES FOR SPACE 2024
In 2024, France will be hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games. During this period, security forces will be fully mobilised. SPACE will be taking place right after these events as it requires the support of law enforcement and security forces for its organisation.
Therefore, to guarantee maximum security for the Exhibition, the dates of the Exhibition in 2024 will be as follows: from Tuesday 17 to Thursday 19 September.
LETS MEET AT SPACE 2023: FROM TUESDAY 12 TO THURSDAY 14 SEPTEMBER, AT RENNES PARC-EXPO - FRANCE