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(13 September 2022 - 15 September 2022 )
Venue: Parc Exposition de Rennes
Location: France , Rennes
Organizer: Space

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Covid-19 Update

SPACE 2022 will take place between 13.09.2022 and 16.09.2022. The event will be held in Rennes at the Rennes Exhibition Centre. From the 13th to the 15th of September the event will take place in an in-person format with a strict COVID-19 prevention plan in place.  On the next day, the 16th of September 2022, the event will take place in an all-digital format. The exhibition centre will feature Covid-19 safeguards such as a 3G entry policy as well as social distancing. Attendees of the fair need to show upon entry immunisation certificates or negative test results. They additionally can show proof of recovery to gain access to the fair. 

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SPACE is an international exhibition for the animal production industry. It is the highlight of the event calendar for livestock industry stakeholders. The fair provides detailed information and offers on aspects such as animal nutrition. Furthermore, it is the location where the latest animal production innovations receive awards. The fair features many high-level and high-quality animal genetics presentations and competitions. It also hosts many conferences and symposium during its exhibition days. The event is among the leading ones in Rennes and hosted at the Rennes Exhibition Centre. 

Business Profile of the Event

SPACE is an international event that can help many aspiring companies and veterans. The fair receives visitors ranging from poultry equipment manufacturers to central government departments. This allows start-ups to form new connections, such as finding new suppliers. It can also allow them to learn more about the industry by observing other companies. The international exhibition receives many notable specialists and enterprises as visitors and exhibitors. Among them are companies such as 365 Farm Net, Agridis International and Agriprom.

What Was New for SPACE 2021?

The in-person aspect of the fair included a Breed Show with focus placed on 2 Eastern French breeds. On Tuesday, the competition focused on the Rouge des Prés breed. The showcasing of the Normande breed took place on Wednesday. The SPACE 2021 Genomic Elite Sale featured only one heifer per breed at the venue. Also, the conducting of all bids occurred online. The catalogue was available online, and the bidding began on September 9th, 2021. Animals represented 8 breeds at the Sale. Among them were the Holstein, Jersey, Normande, Brown, and Pie Rouge. There was also a sale for animals from Germany and Denmark.

The central theme of the Espace was Animal Welfare and Farmer Well-being. Every day, representatives of different groups held a debate. These included farmers, professional associations, and production organisations. They also included distributors, scientists, and non-profits such as animal rights activists. There was one debate per day, and it covered one of the represented sectors. 

Did You Know?

SPACE is an international fair with several goals. Among them is providing information on the latest animal production industry innovations. It additionally helps start-up companies to gain recognition via innovation awards. SPACE furthermore aids visitors and exhibitors to expand their business through networking opportunities. This includes B2B meetings to make new connections and strengthen old ones.

The event will include a diverse program to achieve its goals. Such include the Espace for the future, a one-of-a-kind and pioneering exhibition zone. There will also be ample opportunities for B2B meetings. Among them are presentations and others. The program features more than 50 conferences. Each of them addresses themes such as livestock farming practices and others. For example, there will be a series of presentations on castration under anaesthesia.

The Innov’Space award ceremony is also worth visiting. The event will include 35 awarded innovations, 7 of which have received 2 stars. The Award categories will include bovine, poultry, pig, and the equine sector. Innovations will include ones that affect buildings, animals, nutrition, and equipment. The awards can be of particular interest to aspiring companies and start-ups. This is due to the event providing opportunities to gain recognition. The program will also include the European Simmental Challenge and 10 interregional competitions.

The event can be helpful for specialists in the animal production industry. This includes manufacturers, traders, breeders, farmers, vets, biotechnology specialists and others.  The pharmaceutical products and environment control sectors should also consider attending. 

Your Hotel Room in Rennes

Invest in your business trip with hotel accommodation selected for your specific needs. Travel 2 Fairs Ltd works with you to send you hotels in Rennes with an ideal location and price tag. This allows you to select the hotel offers that work best for you. This includes placing you near Rennes Exhibition Centre for a quicker commute. We have long worked with large groups, so you can query for parties of twenty people and more. The registration process can take up to a day, and you can leave all details to us. Also, Travel 2 Fairs Ltd can provide help with logistics as well. For example, you can request an airport transfer or a rent-a-car in both directions, whether it is private or shared.


SPACE is an annual fair hosted for 4 days at the Rennes Exhibition Centre and organised by SPACE Ltd. Visitors and exhibitors can attend the event between 9 am and 6 pm on the 14th and 15th of September. Opening hours for the 16th of September are between 9 am and 8 pm.

Rennes Exhibition Centre has a convenient location as it is close to the city airport. This allows commuting times to be as brief as possible. The venue is accessible via car and public transport. This includes buses, plane, subways, trams, and trains. It is also reachable via a free shuttle bus organised by the organisers of the event. The shuttle collects visitors from central station, the airport and the city centre. The shuttles have a fixed schedule found on the event’s official website. The publishing of the schedules will occur several months before the fair begins. Travelling time from the Rennes Central Railway station to the venue is 20 minutes by car and 35 by bus. When commuting from the Rennes Airport, travel times are 4 minutes by car, 13 by bus and 25 on foot.

Rennes is a large and easy to navigate city, as it has a well working and expansive public transport system. For instance, from the city centre to Ecomusee de Pays de Rennes, the journey would take 46 minutes by bus and 16 by taxi. Rennes is furthermore easy to reach from other cities in France, such as Paris. For instance, there are trains which allow reaching either location in 2 hours or less. Rennes has over 200 hotels and restaurants where attendees can rest for the night. The hotels and guest houses have convenient locations close to the venue and airport. More can be found in popular districts such as Saint-Helier or the city centre.

Audience and Statistics

SPACE receives a diverse and large group of attendees during its editions. For instance, the 2021 edition will receive 913 exhibitors and over 20 000 visitors. Attendees come from countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, and Oceania. These include France, Egypt, Iran, Japan, and China. They also attend from states such as Belgium, Denmark, New Zealand, Canada, and the USA. Visitors represent a diverse group of industries. Such include:

  • Poultry equipment manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Trading
  • Import and export
  • Animal biotechnology and biosecurity
  • Livestock feed manufacturing 
  • Veterinary products and services 
  • Dairy technology 
  • Poultry incubators manufacturing 
  • Poultry and cattle feed machinery manufacturing 
  • Animal breeding 
  • Dairy technology manufacturing  
  • Dairy products trading 
  • Dairy farming equipment 
  • Pharmaceutical products 
  • Feed additives
  • Cold chain equipment 
  • Cold storage and van 
  • Agricultural technologies manufacturing
  • Agriculture products 
  • Frozen products 
  • Refrigerated equipment and cold storage 
  • Meat and meat products
  • Feed storage and transport equipment, 
  • Milk storage tanks and silos manufacturers
  • Environment control
  • Animal laboratory and instruments 
  • Egg collection
  • Egg trays manufacturers
  • Grower feeder and bell drinker manufacturers 
  • Packaging machinery equipment and materials
  • Plastic injection moulds and articles
  • Processing and value-added products 
  • Animal husbandry 
  • Post-harvest agricultural processing machinery manufacturers
  • Herbal animal health products
  • IT and software technology 
  • Quality control equipment 
  • Certifying agencies
  • Incubation systems
  • State and central government department 
  • Livestock and agriculture farmers

Past Editions

2021 Edition 

The 2021 Edition marked the successful return of SPACE after a forced 2-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of 1,118 exhibitors, including 323 international, attended the fair. They welcomed 74,772 visitors, of which 4,629 were from abroad. The successful restart of the fair also marked the resumption of business events for the venue. The edition was the first and only worldwide trade fair for the animal sectors. The edition presented many innovations, including 5 special mentions at the 35th edition of Innov'SPACE. The theme for the edition was Space for Tomorrow. It had the symbol of a breeder and its animals. The theme highlighted the daily and ever-present concern of breeders for the well-being of the animals under their care. The theme also marked the need to make such an issue known to consumers, as well as marking the full economic dimension of these issues.


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