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
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 Sonores
The 2016 Nuits Sonores are equipped by GL events Audiovisual.
© Laure Rousville
Nuits Sonores
Sao Paulo Expo inauguration
The inauguration of the expanded and renovated Sao Paulo Expo on 26 April was attended by more than 500 economic decision-makers.
© Rodrigo Lopes/
Sao Paulo Expo inauguration
COP 21
The aim of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) was to negotiate a new universal agreement on climate change, in order to maintain global warming below 2°C. GL events supplied and assembled structures for this key event, and also provided audiovisual services, fixtures and fittings for the event spaces.
© Philippe Cler
COP 21
African Games
The Live! by GL events agency was in charge of organising the spectacular closing ceremony for the African Games.
© Myli Bourigault et Pierre Le Tulzo / Live! by GL events
African Games
Video City Paris
Organised by the producers of the Golden Moustache (M6 TV channel), the Studio Bagel (Canal+ TV channel) and Mixicom, in collaboration with Live! by GL events, Vidéo City brought together around a hundred of the most popular YouTube video creators. A genuine success!
© Philippe Cler
Video City Paris
Maison de la Mutualité
The Maison de la Mutualité was the former headquarters of the French mutual insurance federation . The venue has been managed by GL events since 2010. The Group has renovated the building to return it to its former glory. Today, the venue hosts all types of events, from business meetings and exhibitions to fashion parades.
Maison de la Mutualité
This is an event that horse-riding fans look forward to every year. Organised by GL events, Equita is the largest equestrian show in France. Each year, around 3,500 horses take part in the event which attracts over 150,000 visitors.
© PSV – Jean Morel
IMF and the World Bank
The Boards of Governors of the IMF and the World Bank met in Lima (Peru) this year to establish the main priorities and focuses for the two institutions. The production of this large-scale event was entrusted to a consortium made up of GL events and the event agency Stimulus.
© Joao Socola
IMF and the World Bank
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 2004

2004 first-quarter sales: + 5.3%

Consolidated sales (millions of euros)20042003Change
First quarter 85,4 81,0 +5,3%

In the first quarter, GL events had sales of €85.4 million, up 5.3% (+4% at constant structure and exchange rates). In line with forecasts, strong performances by Global Services and Venue and Event Management largely offset the decline of the technical business of fittings currently being repositioned.


Global services for trade shows, exhibitions and events
+6% (6.7% at constant structure and exchange rates)
€48 million or 56.2% of total sales

- the first quarter showed a good level of activity and confirmed the significant contribution of recurrent business in this sector, particularly from trade shows and exhibitions. The major share of revenue from the Athens Olympic Games and the Barcelona Forum of Cultures (representing a total amount of approximately €27 million to €30 million) will be registered in the second and third quarters of 2004.


Venue and event management:
+168% (+122% at constant structure and no currency effect)
€17 million or 19.8% of total sales

- Excluding the basis effect caused by the 'Foire de Toulouse' held in March 2004 compared with April 2003, this division would have registered 78% growth at a constant structure basis.
- The two new sites of Clermont Ferrand (Exhibition Center and Zenith concert hall) got off to an excellent start in early 2004 as did the business devoted to the organization of medical conventions which has shown very satisfactory growth.
- The Barcelona International Convention Center is now ready to host the Forum of Cultures which will open on 9 May 2004.


Fittings systems and services:
-30.6% (no change in structure and currency effects)
€20.4 million or 24% of total sales

- the 2003 first quarter was adversely affected by an unfavorable basis effect reflecting the impact of recurrent revenue of €3.5 million from an event held in the second quarter compared with March in the prior year and the high level of activity of the first quarter in the fitting business.
- As announced, the Group has refocused its fittings to provide services to companies.
- aluminum structure manufacture and long-term leasing and the sale of modular systems have maintained their very satisfactory growth momentum.


Next publication date: 2004 first-half sales: 27 July 2004 (after close of trading)


GL events, bringing people together

Managing Director Corporate Finances and Administration : Erick ROSTAGNAT
Telephone :  + 33 4 72 31 54 20
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