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 2004

2004 first-half sales: strategic businesses post solid gains
Annual sales forecast maintained

Consolidated sales (in € millions)20042003Change
First quarter 85,4 81,0 +5,3%
Second quarter 96,3 98,4 -2,1%
First half 181,7 179,4 +1,2%

In the 2004 first half, GL events had sales of €181.7 million, up 1.2% (0.6% at constant structure and exchange rates). Excluding fittings, the Group's strategic businesses (global services for trade shows, exhibitions and events, venue and event management, systems and services for enterprises) registered organic growth of 12%.


Global services for trade shows, exhibitions and events
€94.5 million or 52.1% of consolidated sales
up 5.1% (5.3% at constant structure and exchange rates)

The businesses of this division achieved very satisfactory growth. In addition to services for trade shows and recurring events, noteworthy accomplishments of the first half included the Group's participation in the Barcelona Forum of Cultures and major progress in the preparation of the Athens Olympic Games.


Venue and event management
€47.2 million or 26% of total sales
up 38.3% (33.2% at constant structure)

The Group benefited from the development of the venues of the Grande Halle d'Auvergne, the Zénith of Clermont-Ferrand that in May celebrated its 200,000th guest, and the Floral Park. In addition, event and convention engineering and management services continued to show strong growth. An acquisition in this sector is expected to be announced shortly.


Fittings-Systems and Services for enterprises
€39.9 million or 21.9% of total sales
down 27.9% (at constant structure)

With a maximum basis effect in the first half, sales for fittings (34% of this division) declined 55% in this period. With an operational reorganization currently in progress, this business adversely affected total sales of the division whose other businesses registered positive performances in term of sales and profitability. In response to these latter trends, the Group intends to strengthen its presence in the growth market of "Services for enterprises" with an acquisition before the end of the third quarter of this year.



The Group maintains its growth target for 2004 annual sales of 5%.
Net consolidated income for the 2004 first half is expected to grow by around 9%


Upcoming events : publication of first-half earnings on 7 September 2004 (after the close of trading) to be followed by the meeting and presentation of results on 8 September 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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