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SPACE 2018 to
SPACE 2018, scheduled for September 11-14 at the
Rennes Exhibition Centre in Rennes, France, will help
farmers address the fast-changing world of agriculture.
Livestock sectors find themselves at the heart of
major challenges in a changing world. Among the
many challenges are changing consumer habits, the
reform of the EU's common agriculture policy in 2020,
maintaining biodiversity, competition and changes in
the production regions at the global level, price volatility and work organization. Today's society applies
great pressure on production sectors, forcing farmers
and their support structures to change at a rapid pace.
SPACE is there to support farmers through these
changes, offer solutions and innovations, and allow
all these highly pressurized actors to take a four-day
breather and take advantage of a dynamic atmosphere
fostering professional and friendly exchanges.
The conferences and meetings at SPACE will once
again be full and varied, as more than 70 conferences and
meetings have already been confirmed. For the first time
this year, there will be a technical seminar on aquaculture.
ore than 1,200 businesses from 36 countries are
expected to exhibit at SPACE this year, including more
than 130 new exhibitors. In 2017, SPACE welcomed 114,653
visitors, including 14,029 international visitors from 128 countries, which was an increase of 12 percent from 2016.
JUST THE FACTS:
WHAT: SPACE 2018: The International
Exhibition for Animal Production
DATES: September 11-14
VENUE: Rennes Exhibition Centre
LOCATION: Rennes, France
Innov'Space, Espace for the Future
Innov'Space will again this year address the strong
demand of visitors who are looking to discover new
products and services. The panel of experts, independent of the SPACE organizers, will meet in July
to award the Innov'Space label to the companies that
have filed their applications by the May 31 deadline
and that meet the criteria.
The "Espace for the Future" last year had more
than 20,000 visitors, up 7 percent from the previous
year. This year, the "Espace for the Future" will focus on "innovation to improve working conditions."
Visitors will be able to discover tools, organizations
and expertise that improve farmers' comfort and the
appeal of jobs, regardless of the sector. By sharing
expertise and testimonies, with innovative equipment
and new practices, the "Espace for the Future" will
remind us that farmers carry out a highly varied, fulfilling job which requires a wide range of knowledge
and skills. The "Espace for the Future" will also focus
on the challenge of generation renewal and farmers
continuing in the profession, which is closely linked to
improvement of working conditions. ◼
www.WATTAgNet.com ❙ August 2018
Photo: Mark Clements
Program for this year's exhibition will help
livestock sectors confront challenges