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 2003

2003 first quarter sales up 6.8%
Outlook for 2003 first half exceeds initial forecasts

In euros millions 2003 2002 Change
First quarter group sales 81,0 75,9 +6,8 %

For the 2003 first quarter, Générale Location had sales of €81 million compared with €75.9 million in 2002, up 6.8% (6% on a comparable structure and exchange rate basis).

Global Services for conventions, exhibitions and events: €45.2 million
-3.6% (-3.3% on a comparable structure basis)
This trend reflects a negative basis effect in relation to the high level of international sales in the 2002 first quarter from the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. Growth in the second quarter should return to the 5% level. Negociations are still in progress for major events taking place in 2003 and 2004.

Venue and Space Management: €6.3 million
+26.9% (+12.7% on a comparable structure basis)
The good performances of this business were assured by the growing contribution of existing venues under management plus the addition of the Floral Park Exhibition Center.
Boosted by signatures for three additional sites since the beginning of the year (Floral Park of Paris, Exhibition Center and Zénith Concert Hall of Clermont-Ferrand), this division will continue to register a strong growth.

Fittings, Museum Fittings, Systems: €29.5 million
+22.8% (on a comparable basis).
This business has a good level of activity and a major contract was signed to provide fittings for the Musée du Quai Branly (primitive art) under construction in Paris. This contract is programmed for delivery in late 2003-early 2004.


Given the excellent first quarter performances and promising growth trends, the 2003 first half should outperform initial forecasts with sales of 10% compared with an original target 5%.

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