GL events
Welcome to the world of events!
As a leading global player in the events sector, GL events operates in the three main events markets: congresses and conventions, sporting, cultural and political events, and trade shows and consumer fairs.
© Odile Decq architect / Felice Varini – Nicolas Rodet
GL events
Commonwealth Games Gold Coast 2018
GL events, official supplier of temporary grandstand seating for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. A total of 60,000 temporary seats were installed in thirteen venues.
Commonwealth Games   Gold Coast 2018
Matmut Stadium Inauguration
The project to renovate and modernise the Matmut Stadium in Gerland, launched by Olivier Ginon, the Chairman of GL events, highlights the Group's expertise in terms of engineering, architecture and asset management. The stadium is now home to the LOU Rugby team.
© Nicolas Rodet
Matmut Stadium Inauguration
Geek and Games at the Riocentro
Brazil’s largest event devoted to pop culture and video games is organised and hosted by GL events at the Riocentro, in Rio de Janeiro.
© Light Press 2017
Geek and Games at the Riocentro
Cannes Film Festival
For more than 20 years, GL events has been providing top-of-the-range, tailor-made services for one of the world's most prestigious film festivals.
© Alexandra Fleurantin
Cannes Film Festival
Equita Lyon
The Lyon Equestrian Show, organised and hosted by GL events at Eurexpo, is the largest indoor equestrian event in France.
© Gilles Galoyer
Equita Lyon
"Nuits Sonores" Music Festival
GL events provides the audiovisual services for this major electronic music festival!
© Laure Rousville
"Nuits Sonores" Music Festival
Sirha Green
The first trade fair devoted to ecological food-services. Organised and hosted by GL events, the event brings together the sector’s professionals to address the issues of social and environmental responsibility.
© Diph Photography
Sirha Green
Première Vision Paris
Organised and hosted by GL events, the reference event for the fashion world was held at the Maison de la Mutualité in Paris. It owes its success to its avant-garde selection, bringing together many new products, services and innovations.
© Alexandra Fleurantin
Première Vision Paris
Light Festival Lyon
GL events Audiovisual, an official partner and service provider to the Lyon Light Festival, draws on its expertise and talent for several artistic projects in various venues during this international event.
© Thierry Perre / Partners’ Club of the ‘Fête des Lumières’ / Lyon Light Festival 2017
Light Festival Lyon
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
Code LEI : 9695002PXZMQNBPY2P44


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


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