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SPACE celebrates 30th
anniversary in 2017
Expo aims to provide solutions for pig, poultry and dairy industries
SPACE will celebrate its 30th year in 2017 at the Rennes
Exhibition Centre in France on September 12-15.
SPACE reflects the fluctuations of the European and
global markets, serving the exhibitors, visitors and farmers who attend to discover new products and services.
Pig production has been showing improvement in the
past few months, resulting in an increase in the number of
exhibitors involved in the pig sector this year. The poultry
sector, however, has been severely impacted by the recent,
ongoing episode of avian flu. It is also
faced with a major future challenge
When and where
which will require compliance with new
standards, and changes needed to meet
Research and Development
September 12-15, 2017
consumer demand for cage-free eggs.
Rennes Exhibition Centre
The dairy sector is undergoing restrucIn 1993, SPACE wanted to set up an
turing and suffering from price levels
area that would showcase the expertise
that are too low to enable farmers to
and focus on the future issues and chalcover their costs or make investments. In an ever-changlenges for the livestock sector. The resulting Research
ing environment requiring agility and quick adjustments
and Development Village was run by the Chambers of
on the part of farmers, SPACE responds to these needs by
Agriculture. Over the years, this village has become
providing cutting-edge solutions for the industry.
one of the most important features of the expo, with
The expo will provide the opportunity for discussion,
more than 15,000 visitors going there every year. In
debate and reflection on the challenges ahead for the liveorder to strengthen its status as part of SPACE, increase
stock sector, as well as a unique showcase for innovations.
its appeal and rejuvenate its identity, the Research and
Development Village has been renamed the Espace for
the Future. The Espace for the Future will focus this
Once again, Innov'Space will address the strong
year on the theme "robotics for farmers."
demand of visitors who are looking to discover new
How can robots work for farmers and provide useful
products and services. Since 1995, a large number of
data? How can the development of robotics increase the
exhibitors have been able to promote their new products
appeal of farming in rural territories? All of these issues
in excellent conditions, thanks to the Innov'Space award.
will be addressed and demonstrated in surprising ways
The Innov'Space award is a sales advantage, and prizeat the Espace for the Future for cattle, pig and poultry
winners have reaped the benefits of large repercussions in
farming. Farmers will provide valuable examples about
the French and international press.
the technical and financial impact of using robots. ■
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