SPACE is a global benchmark exhibition for the livestock sector. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the exhibition has become a key forum for meetings, innovations and discussions about the future of livestock production and agriculture in all its diversity.
This year SPACE invited IFAJ members to attend the event in Rennes, France from September 12-15, 2017. Space provided accommodations, meals and ground transportation to participating journalists who totalled over 100 from around the world.
Hugh Maynard, IFAJ Global Manager travelled to Rennes to attend the SPACE event as well as participate in a pre-tour with the Association française des journalistes agricoles
(AFJA). SPACE also facilitated arrangements for a joint meeting between IFAJ and AFJA journalists. At the meeting were 17 participants, most of whom were from other European countries (Hungary, Romania, Sweden, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Ukraine) as well as Indonesia, Argentina and Quebec.
The meeting started with brief presentations on IFAJ and AFJA, followed by a free-ranging discussion on helping journalists who work for general media to be more informed about agricultural issues. IFAJ and AFJA will look for further opportunities to collaborate in the future.