GL events
Welcome to the world of events.
As an integrated Group operating in all event professions, GL events works in three major segments:
event organisation, event venue management and services for fairs, congresses and events.
© Odile Decq architect / Felice Varini – Altitude 150
GL events
Cannes Film Festival
For more than twenty years, GL events has been on the select guest list of the greatest film festival in the world, providing top-quality services for the event.
© Alexandra Fleurantin
Cannes Film Festival
Nuits Sonores
The 2016 Nuits Sonores are equipped by GL events Audiovisual.
© Laure Rousville
Nuits Sonores
Sao Paulo Expo inauguration
The inauguration of the expanded and renovated Sao Paulo Expo on 26 April was attended by more than 500 economic decision-makers.
© Rodrigo Lopes/
Sao Paulo Expo inauguration
COP 21
The aim of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) was to negotiate a new universal agreement on climate change, in order to maintain global warming below 2°C. GL events supplied and assembled structures for this key event, and also provided audiovisual services, fixtures and fittings for the event spaces.
© Philippe Cler
COP 21
African Games
The Live! by GL events agency was in charge of organising the spectacular closing ceremony for the African Games.
© Myli Bourigault et Pierre Le Tulzo / Live! by GL events
African Games
Video City Paris
Organised by the producers of the Golden Moustache (M6 TV channel), the Studio Bagel (Canal+ TV channel) and Mixicom, in collaboration with Live! by GL events, Vidéo City brought together around a hundred of the most popular YouTube video creators. A genuine success!
© Philippe Cler
Video City Paris
Maison de la Mutualité
The Maison de la Mutualité was the former headquarters of the French mutual insurance federation . The venue has been managed by GL events since 2010. The Group has renovated the building to return it to its former glory. Today, the venue hosts all types of events, from business meetings and exhibitions to fashion parades.
Maison de la Mutualité
This is an event that horse-riding fans look forward to every year. Organised by GL events, Equita is the largest equestrian show in France. Each year, around 3,500 horses take part in the event which attracts over 150,000 visitors.
© PSV – Jean Morel
IMF and the World Bank
The Boards of Governors of the IMF and the World Bank met in Lima (Peru) this year to establish the main priorities and focuses for the two institutions. The production of this large-scale event was entrusted to a consortium made up of GL events and the event agency Stimulus.
© Joao Socola
IMF and the World Bank
Spacious, elegant and with impeccable finishing, Absolute Triple Deck is an exceptional structure that combines robustness and aesthetics. Providing more than 25% additional interior surface area, this new events structure takes standards in excellence to a whole new level.
© Detail Ltd
Back to Press releases 2000

1999: Beyond objectives

- 45 % progress in the net consolidated group profit

- A strong growth dynamic

- A year ahead of announced forecasts


Evoluition of the income before exceptional
items and income taxes in million French

Générale Location reports excellent profits.

Net sales in sharp rise up to 962 million French Francs (147 million Euros), a 12.8 % increase validates Générale Location in its development strategy.

The net consolidated group profit comes to 32.2 million French Francs (4.9 million Euros), a 45 % growth compared to last year 's results.

These achievements were reached a year ahead of analysts' forecasts at the time of the company's listing in Paris Bourse.


Evolution of the net consolidated group profit
in million French Francs

Générale Location prepares the future

Through the acquisition of PROCAP and FTB, Générale Location took a leading position in France regarding access control and data processing for show organizers; Furthermore, Générale Location took a 51 % share in SECIL, the managing company of three Congress Halls in Lyon, Clermont-Ferrand and Saint-Etienne.

Finally, 1999 saw the creation of the catalogue.


Evolution of the cash flow

A reinforced presence on the international scene.

Keeping up with its expansion policy, Générale Location opened offices in Portugal as well as in Malaysia. Thanks to a 60 % increase in international net sales, Générale Location consolidates its position as a major player for all the main international events. Générale Location participated during the French Exhibition of Abidjan and during the Handover Ceremony of Macau to China.

Its presence during the Olympic Games in Sydney in 2000 will greatly contribute to the development of its activity at major international events.


The payment of an exceptional dividend

The Board of Directors who met on the 29th of February 2000 decided to propose at the Annual General Meeting of next May 18th, the payment of an exceptional dividend of 1 Euro, twice the amount paid last year.


Perspectives full of promises

The sale of the shares of Paris expo opens the scope of possibilities. It allows Générale Location to start the year 2000 with a reduction of its debt down to zero, at a time when there are many opportunities of expansion in Europe and over the world.

Générale Location will develop both internally and externally, making it possible to register in 2000 an annual growth above 20 %.


Générale Location innovates and distributes the catalogue
- 500 pages
- 3500 references
One number to call: 0 825 836 835


GL events, bringing people together

Managing Director Corporate Finances and Administration : Erick ROSTAGNAT
Telephone :  + 33 4 72 31 54 20
Fax : + 33 4 26 20 42 00
Email :

Code ISIN : FR0000066672
Code Bloomberg : GLO FP
Code Reuter : GLTN.PA
Code FTSE : 581


Erick Rostagnat - Managing Director Corporate Finances and Administration:
Tel : +33(0)4 72 31 54 20


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