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 2001

2000: a record year


more at the international
1/4 of the net sales realized in 2000 at the international


Annual net sales for 2000: +46 %

Générale Location consolidated net sales come to 1 404.3 million French Francs (214 million Euros), that is a 46% increase.

The internal increase rate is high (35 % of internal increase with constant scope and exchange rate). Our three markets (events, exhibitions, fittings) contribute to this remarkable performance.

All five operations of external growth concluded in 2000 and included in the second semester participate in this strong progression 11 points of growth of the net sales.

In the 4th term, Générale Location registers a record level of activity of 531.9 million French Francs (81.1 million Euros), a 87 % increase compared to the 4th term of 1999.

The performance of the activity ended up being significantly superior compared to what was announced for the year and already revised upwards for the 3rd term by + 35 %.

Générale Location reaps the rewards of both axes of strategic development pursued during the year.

    - The engineering and logistics in the event market
    - The international


more from events
A third of the net sales realized by the pole events 


Forecasting for 2000 results

Obviously the year result will be strongly marked by the extraordinary profit due to the gross capital gain before taxes of 166 million French Francs (25.3 million Euros) realized after the sale of Paris expo shares ; the result will also include the cost of closing down the non profitable subsidiaries in Morocco and Spain.

The Mix internal growth and external growth should translate itself into (besides extraordinary profit) a net result, after overvalues, set between 3.5 and 4% of the net sales (3.3 % in 1999).

The final audited results will be communicated on March 7th, 2001.

Prospects for 2001: a very attractive market full of possibilities

After a year 2000 highlighted by important events such as the Olympic Games of Sydney or the European Summits of Biarritz and Marseilles, Générale Location anticipates again a year 2001 marked by a strong development:

- Positive organic growth,
- operations of external growth realized in 2000 which will bring over a full year a surplus to the net sales of about 200 million French Francs,
- finally several projects of external growth could materialize in the near future.

For the year 2001, we are clearly heading ahead in pursuit of winning strategic axes.


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
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Tel : +33(0)4 72 31 54 20


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