The Tradeshow

Find here all the information about the 2018 edition of the tradeshow!



The 34th edition of the National Shellfish and Marine Culture Show: 

Wednesday October 17th and Thursday October 18th 2018

from 9.30am to 6.30pm 


It will take place in the grand hall and not in the marquee as in previous years.


  • Professionally organised

The Chorus- Parc des Expositions de Vannes is organising the leading national professional meeting just prior to the shellfish growing season, in close collaboration with numerous partners: the South Brittany Regional Shellfish Growers’ Committee, the Regional Council of Brittany, the Departmental Council of the Morbihan, France Agrimer, the Coopérative Maritime and the regional branch of the Crédit Maritime Atlantique.

Every year, this show hosts nearly 90 exhibitors presenting their materials, equipment and services. The last edition of the National Shellfish and Marine Culture Show in Vannes was widely acclaimed: by visitors, exhibitors and partners.

With more than 2,100 visitors targeted in 2017, we experienced an increase in visitors, including those from abroad: Ireland, Scotland, Morocco, Spain, Italy, Russia, United States…


  • Numerous sectors of activity are represented:


Photo Credit: Studio 4k


  • Equipment manufacturers and distributors: oyster and mussel farming, collection, ropes, packaging, transport and storage, machinery, clothing, safety, etc.
  • Suppliers of spat, oyster grow-out, etc.
  • Small and large equipment: weighing, pumps, barges, boats, dregders, etc.
  • Handling equipment: cranes, lifts, trays, etc.
  • Associated services: maintenance, repairs, banking, insurance, management, expertise, etc.
  • Ship building
  • Environment and waste management
  • Algae
  • Training
  • Water treatment
  • Press


  • New orientations for greater support of the profession:

Focus on innovation

The central theme for this year is “Innovation, a vector for sustainable economic development for the aquaculture and marine culture sector”.

This will be represented via:

o   A central innovation area led by Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique that will highlight numerous products and services developed within the various sectors present at the show, and current or completed approved projects.

o   Promotion of exhibiting companies presenting their latest innovations.


Come and find the answers to all your professional questions concerning news, challenges in the sector and perspectives, the development of your business: shellfish market and export, diversification, controlling consumption costs, etc.

Come and discover the latest inventions, techniques, supports… to help you in your day-to-day business operation.


The 2017 list and description of innovations/new products presented by exhibitors and partners : click here


Press release : click here