2009 will be the year of the 80th ORNEXPO event – an annual gathering where companies and producers of all sorts of goods and services meet at Alençon to exhibit and promote their businesses.
From 25th February to 2nd March 2009 there will be 280 exhibitors taking part in the ORNEXPO, which is held in the Parc des Expositions.
The event is always extremely popular and well attended by the general public; every year it has a special theme, this year being “Thailand”. Entertainment is laid on each afternoon and evening. In keeping with the theme, a traditional music and dance troupe from the former Kingdom of Siam will performing at intervals throughout each day.
The businesse represented come mainly from Normandy, but by no means exclusively – there are over 30 different companies in the food and drink sector coming from all over France to take part.
Opening hours are 10.30am to late evening each day (except 25th Feb, opening ceremony at 2.00pm).
Entry is free for early arrivals (10.30am to midday), after which it is 4 euro for adults and reduced tarifs for children and adolescents.