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 2003

2003 nine-month sales increased 19.3%

(in millions of euros) 2003 2002 Change
first-quarter sales 81.0 75.9 +6.7%
second-quarter sales 98.4 64.8 +51.8%
third-quarter sales 71.2 69.4 +2.5%
Nine-month sales 250.6 210.1 +19.3%

For the first nine months of 2003, Générale Location recorded sales of €250.6 million, up 19.3% (+14.5% at constant structure and exchange rates).

Global services for trade shows, exhibitions and events:
Nine-month sales of €135.8 million versus €130.1 million,
growing 4.4% (+5.9% at constant structure and exchange rates)

Revenue from recurrent services provided under multiyear contracts for conventions-exhibitions was supplemented by GL's participation in the first nine months in the Franco-African summit (Paris), the G8 meeting (Evian), the summit of European Heads of State in Greece, the World Athletic Championship (Paris), the Test Events for the Athens Olympic Games and currently the All African Games held in Nigeria bringing together more than 6,000 athletes.

Venue and event management:
Nine-month sales of €41.7 million versus €18.8 million in 2002,
surging 122% (including organic growth of 58%)

Strong growth in sales reflects both the contribution from Cofrata and excellent performances from venues managed by GL and including particularly strong performances from the Floral Park of Paris and the Toulouse Convention and Exhibition Center. Growth should remain sustained, and will be boosted starting year-end by the contributions of the Grande Halle d'Auvergne and the Barcelona International Convention Center in 2004.

Fittings, museum fittings, systems:
Nine-month sales up 19.4% to €73.2 million versus €61.3 million in 2002.

In line with forecasts, in the first nine months the Group achieved a very satisfactory level of growth. Business for the sale and leasing of structures and modular systems remained particularly strong. Furthermore, reflecting the Group's focus on achieving synergies, GL has already announced the delivery of a training building for the Turin Olympic Games in 2006.


Given the good level of sales in the third-quarter and the estimation for the 4th quarter, Générale Location forecasts full year growth of approximately 12% to 13%.

For 2004, the level of activity in the market of large international events should surpass 2003.

GL in addition confirms its participation in a bid, in partnership with the Eiffage group, to manage the venue of the Grand Palais de Paris.

Pursuant to the approval of the extraordinary shareholders'meeting of 20 October,Générale Location will become GL events on 3 November of this year.

(Financial market codes and symbols will not change)


Next event: publication of annual sales on 11 February 2004.

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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