The year 2020 will go down in history as a year of cancellations! Fun was cancelled, socialising was cancelled, and of course SPACE was cancelled. In May 2020, due to the Covid 19 pandemic, we had to make the difficult but necessary and responsible decision to call off our in-person Expo. It was important to us to let our exhibitors and participants know as early and as clearly as possible, out of respect for their business. Thank you all for their support in the face of this difficult and unprecedented time in the history of the Expo.
This challenging year confirmed that SPACE is and will remain the key annual event for livestock professionals. The Expo is eagerly awaited and for many of its participants, it marks the beginning of a new year. In 2020 it was sorely missed. SPACE is a unique professional event, focusing on innovation, performance and socialising. Our large livestock family meets in Rennes in September, and the reunion is essential for business as well as for morale!
Like farmers who are able to adapt to new conditions, we accelerated our digital transition in 2020, and SPACE now offers you a full range of online services. We can now connect with each other on our website space.fr or via our mobile app all year long. Featuring the list of exhibitors, product descriptions, Innov’Space winners, webinars, podcasts and much more, in our fast-paced digital world, this online version of the Expo is the perfect place to continue meeting up all year round! Go see for yourself, you’ll find the taste and flavour of SPACE, a sort of appetiser for our next edition in September 2021.
In order to meet the increasingly strong demand from our exhibitors, to keep pace with the growth in the number of visitors starting on the first day of the Expo, and to take into account the increasingly international nature of SPACE, we have decided to switch to a shorter, three-day in-person event from Tuesday 14 to Thursday 16 September. This is the fourth time in the Expo’s history that our dates have been changed to meet the expectations of our exhibitors and visitors or due to the national and global situation.
Exclusive highlights will be available online on Friday to extend the Expo. The two inseparable facets of SPACE will make the Expo a hybrid, tailored event in keeping with the times, featuring an in-person event and an online presence with resources, content and interactions. Nothing will ever replace the full, live version of the Expo, which immerses participants in SPACE’s unique atmosphere where people do business, network and socialise. SPACE will stay open until 8 p.m on Thursday 16 September, instead of closing at 6 p.m. as it does on the first two days, to allow more time for networking. The new, modified and proactive format will make this key September event even more successful.
Registrations for the 35th SPACE open on 20 January 2021.