Livestock show 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
Last year, SPACE welcomed 107,147 visitors, of which 9,000
came from overseas.
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 year.
He emphasised the
importance for the EU not to wait until 2013 but to impose changes prior to
He repeated his promise to reject any WTO treaty that goes
against French interests.
â€¢ World Trade Organization
â€¢ European Union
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