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Nigerian firms count gains of French trade show

Nigerian firms count gains of French trade show

Promosalons Nigeria, official representative of Promosalons France, recentlly organised a mission of Nigerian companies to SPACE Trade Show in Rennes, France, to participate in the livestock industry trade show.

Some of the Nigerian companies, led by Akin Akinbola, 
managing director/CEO, Promosalons Nigeria, Cameroon and Gabon
, that were in the business delegation were: Blue Bat Company, Ceva Santé Animale, Covenantline Farms Enterprises, Dee Trust Investments, Joakins Farms, Novateur Equip Limited, Olabosco Agro Farms, Vivax, etc.

According to the organisers, this year’s exhibition surpassed the last records set: 1,427 exhibitors (1,403 in 2013), including 457 international exhibitors from 36 countries and 114,718 visitors (+0.1%), including 1,350 international visitors (+10%) from 118 countries (110 in 2013). The net exhibition area of over 68,000 m² of stands represented 500m² more than last year’s.

This year’s, which was the 28th edition, was inaugurated by Stéphane Le Foll, the French minister of agriculture. During his visit, he had the opportunity to discuss important issues in depth with industry stakeholders. SPACE’s ranking, as the second largest livestock expo (after Eurotier Germany), is further confirmed this year, according to the minister.

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The increase in international visitors was widely noted by exhibitors. The foreign dignitaries, including the minister of agriculture of Guinea Conakry, the ambassador of the Netherlands to France and the president of the Senegalese Poultry Association, and one of the former governors in Nigeria, were extremely pleased with their visits, Akinbola said.

Akinbola said that with the SPACE’s unique and diverse offering, and the top quality facilities and services, participants were able to build relationships and contacts with a view to increasing their international trade.

“One of the Nigerian companies that participated was able to secure a business partnership with a European company for the establishment of animal feed additives production factory in Nigeria. This European company is currently visiting Nigeria to formalise it registration and all paper work in order to start business,” he disclosed.

SPACE 2014 show played a leading role for livestock professionals in a warm and friendly atmosphere. The dynamic and positive business-oriented atmosphere energised the participants for the coming months, as participants and the organisers are look forward to September 15 – 18, 2015, for the next show.

The Breed Event had an especially international flair this year with the presence of the participants of the International Normande Breed Council Conference (CINOR) and four international judges for the competitions. The first multi-breed auction reflected the high level of livestock presentations at the show and demonstrated that it is a leading global event in terms of quality.