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-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)


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Managing Director Corporate Finances and Administration : Erick ROSTAGNAT
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