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 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%.

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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