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 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
Email :

Code ISIN : FR0000066672
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Erick Rostagnat - Managing Director Corporate Finances and Administration:
Tel : +33(0)4 72 31 54 20


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