SPACE exceeds 110,000 visitors
The French livestock show SPACE, held last week in
Rennes, attracted over 110,000 visitors.
Exactly 111,426 people passed the entrance gates at the Rennes Airport
Fairgrounds between September 11-14. It was the eleventh consecutive year that
the French show attracted over 100,000 people.
The show organisers counted 9,132 international visitors - 8.2% of the
total number of visitors. They could pay a visit to 1,283 exposers, of which 371
were from abroad.
Last year, SPACE welcomed 107,147 visitors, of which 9,000 came from
The show was opened by the recently elected French president Nicolas
Sarkozy, announcing he will propose a new political framework for the European
common agricultural policy once France will be presiding the European Union next
He emphasised the importance for the EU not to wait until 2013 but to
impose changes prior to that.
He repeated his promise to reject any WTO treaty that goes against French
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