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: 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%


Générale Location innovates and distributes the Catalogue:
- 500 pages
- 3500 réf.
One phone n°: 0825 836 835


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
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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