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 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
Brazil Game Show
The biggest game show in Latin America chose Sao Paulo Expo to host this year’s event, attended by 300,000 fans!
© @studioLopes
Brazil Game Show
Turin International Book Fair
With 127,596 tickets sold in 2016, the Turin Book Fair, organised by GL events – Lingotto Fiere, is a genuine success story.
© Fondazione per il Libro, la Musica e la Cultura
Turin International Book Fair
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
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 2002

2001: Pursuing growth

In million Euros 2001 2000 Variation
Consolidated net sales 235,0 214,1 +9,8%

2001 total sales: + 9,8% in a wider scope and after an "exceptional" year 2000

The growth of the 2001 net sales can be appreciated if compared with the year 2000 considering the two exceptional events (Sydney Olympic Games and European Summits of Biarritz and Marseille). These events had a significant effect on 2000 which showed an increase of + 46 % with + 35 % in internal growth.
Notwithstanding the Sydney Olympic Games, the growth shows a 19 % increase.

With comparable scope and constant exchange rate, sales post a decrease of 11%.

2001 highlights

- Acquisition of Owen Brown
- Concession of the International Convention Center of Barcelona until 2021
- Opening of an office in the United States so as to study the American market and oversee the project of Salt Lake City Olympic Games
- Concession of the Congress Center of Toulouse until 2011

Specific comments per activity

The Shows and Exhibitions market is mature and showing an on-going growth between 3 and 5 %. In 2001, Générale Location consolidated its market share by renewing contracts for 3 or 6 years with its major clients: Reed/ Première Vision/ Comexpo.

Concerning the Events business, as many companies and local organizations invested greatly in 2000, this activity suffered budget cuts in 2001. Moreover, in the last quarter some events such as the Summit of the French Speaking World were cancelled or postponed for security reason linked to September 11th.

By acquiring Owen Brown, Générale Location makes it clear that Great Britain is the country where the events market is strong and growing with a high standard of quality and related pricing. Owen Brown is expected to register a 20 % growth in 2002.

As already announced, and in line with the development strategy of the activity Fittings/Museum Fittings, Générale Location recently acquired BS Vision (January 2002).

The sales produced out of France represent 23% of the total (stable percentage compared to that of 2000).

2002 forecast

New contracts and a targeted external growth strategy will contribute to a well-balanced market share.

Internal growth will be positive again in the first half of the year, and sales are expected to increase by 20% (both internally and externally).

Next meeting: 2001 Annual Results presentation, March 6th 2002


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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