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
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 Sonores
The 2016 Nuits Sonores are equipped by GL events Audiovisual.
© Laure Rousville
Nuits Sonores
Sao Paulo Expo inauguration
The inauguration of the expanded and renovated Sao Paulo Expo on 26 April was attended by more than 500 economic decision-makers.
© Rodrigo Lopes/
Sao Paulo Expo inauguration
COP 21
The aim of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) was to negotiate a new universal agreement on climate change, in order to maintain global warming below 2°C. GL events supplied and assembled structures for this key event, and also provided audiovisual services, fixtures and fittings for the event spaces.
© Philippe Cler
COP 21
African Games
The Live! by GL events agency was in charge of organising the spectacular closing ceremony for the African Games.
© Myli Bourigault et Pierre Le Tulzo / Live! by GL events
African Games
Video City Paris
Organised by the producers of the Golden Moustache (M6 TV channel), the Studio Bagel (Canal+ TV channel) and Mixicom, in collaboration with Live! by GL events, Vidéo City brought together around a hundred of the most popular YouTube video creators. A genuine success!
© Philippe Cler
Video City Paris
Maison de la Mutualité
The Maison de la Mutualité was the former headquarters of the French mutual insurance federation . The venue has been managed by GL events since 2010. The Group has renovated the building to return it to its former glory. Today, the venue hosts all types of events, from business meetings and exhibitions to fashion parades.
Maison de la Mutualité
This is an event that horse-riding fans look forward to every year. Organised by GL events, Equita is the largest equestrian show in France. Each year, around 3,500 horses take part in the event which attracts over 150,000 visitors.
© PSV – Jean Morel
IMF and the World Bank
The Boards of Governors of the IMF and the World Bank met in Lima (Peru) this year to establish the main priorities and focuses for the two institutions. The production of this large-scale event was entrusted to a consortium made up of GL events and the event agency Stimulus.
© Joao Socola
IMF and the World Bank
Spacious, elegant and with impeccable finishing, Absolute Triple Deck is an exceptional structure that combines robustness and aesthetics. Providing more than 25% additional interior surface area, this new events structure takes standards in excellence to a whole new level.
© Detail Ltd
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
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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