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 2001

2000: net result + 72% (before exceptional capital gains)

- A strong and profitable growth

- A controlled policy of acquisitions



Synthesis of the income statement

In millions French Francs 2000 2000 proforma* 1999
Net Sales 1 404,3 1401,6 962,0
Operating profit 126,4 126,6 82,1
in % of the Net Sales 9,00% 9,03% 8,53%
Net financial income -8,0 -8,0 -7,8
Net exceptional income 129,0 -14,2 -10,2
Net consolidated group profit 146,4 55,5 32,2
in % of the Net Sales 10,43% 3,96% 3,35%


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Significant developpements

The year 2000 registers a progression of the net sales and an improvement of the operating profit. In terms of image and visibility Générale Location, by its presence at major international events such as the Olympic Games of Sydney, the Tennis Masters in Portugal or also the ''National Day'' in Singapore, is much better known by international organizers and major client accounts. 18 000 copies of the new catalogue which presents Générale Location 's global offer, are distributed and since September 2000 can be consulted on the Web at the following address:
Générale Location has made significant investments at the international: acquisitions of the companies Fair Line in Belgium and Team Legend in Hong Kong, opening of offices in Italy, creation of a company in Great Britain ; concomitantly: closing of the Spanish subsidiary and majority cession of the subsidiary in Morocco (exceptional costs 2.9 million French Francs).

Payment of the dividend in progression

The Board of Directors which convened on March 6th, 2001, decided to propose the payment of a dividend before tax credit of 1.4 Euro (1.0€ in 2000 and 0.5€ in 1999) at the General Meeting of the next 15th of June.


After a year 2000 marked by net sales and profitability in progression both in progression, Générale Location plans to pursue in 2001 its growth in its three markets: shows/exhibitions, events, fittings/ museum fittings. As a result, the five companies acquired during the course of the year 2000 will contribute over a full year in a favorable way to the group 's operating profit. Moreover, Générale Location with the support of its financial capacity, will announce in the near future new operations of external growth.

In 2001, Générale Location will be present notably at the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Barcelona, at the France/Africa Summit in Yaoundé, at the International Show of Haute Horlogerie (Clock and Watchmaking) in Geneva.


These investments as well as the ones realized in France (acquisition of the companies SF Protection, ISF, and rental equipment) are self-financed.

In a context of less favorable interest and exchange rates, the net financial income was maintained at a level equivalent to the one of last year. By bringing over its Paris expo shares to a competitive take over bid, Générale Location has made an exceptional capital gain after taxes of 93 million French Francs.

After taxes, the net group profit comes to 146.4 million French Francs, a 355% increase (+ 72% at 55.5 million French Francs before exceptional items). The group's debt level was brought down to 22% of the level of the shareholders ' equity exceeding today as a result 530 million French Francs.


Générale Location:

A business model which demonstrates its pertinence

A strategy which opens wide possibilities for growth


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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