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
GL events provides the installations for COP22 in Marrakech from 7 to 18 November 2016.
The largest temporary installation ever produced.
© Architecte OUALALOU+CHOI
GL events enters into a joint venture
with Yuexiu Group
to jointly develop a network of event sites in China. The first phase will consist in managing a 50,000 m2 convention centre in Gangzhou (Canton), targeted for opening in 2019.
© 效果图│ Renderings
GL events enters into a joint venture<BR>with Yuexiu Group
Euro 2016
Fan Zone in Lyon
A total surface area of 62,000m2 and 25,000 people a day; the Fan Zone in Lyon managed by GL events was the official home of football and fun during the event.
© Nicolas Rodet
Euro 2016<BR>Fan Zone in Lyon
São Paulo International Motor Show
São Paulo Expo stages the largest and most important auto show in Latin America.
© @studioLopes
São Paulo International Motor Show
Sport dans la Ville
GL events provided services to “Sport dans la Ville”, an association promoting social inclusion through sport, for the inauguration of its new premises.
© Gilles Fillot
Sport dans la Ville
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 de Fourvière
GL events has been a partner to this festival in Lyon for many years: sound systems, lighting, structures for the “Village des Nuits”.
© Francis Mainard
Nuits de Fourvière
Designed as an upmarket showroom in the heart of Paris, the show is the ideal place to get a preview of the pre-collections of fabrics and accessories, in a select private environment.
© Stéphane Kossmann
Nuits Sonores
GL events is the audiovisual services provider to this major electronic music festival!
© Laure Rousville
Nuits Sonores
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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