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 third-quarter sales: +8.9%
Sales gain further momentum

Millions of euros20042003Change
First-half sales 181,7 179,4 +1,2%
Third-quarter sales 77,5 71,2 +8,9%
Nine-month sales 259,2 250,6 +3,4%

With sales growth of 8.9%, GL events registered an excellent 2004 third-quarter performance. At the end of September, year-to-date sales stood at €259.2 million, up 3.4% in relation to the previous year (2% at constant structure and exchange rates). Excluding fittings, Group businesses continued to outperform with growth exceeding 14% (12% for organic growth).


€145.5 million or 56.1% of total sales,
+7.2% at constant structure and exchange rates at 30 September 2004

For the Group's historical businesses, GL events registered strong 7.2% growth for the first nine months.
Through its unique offering combining extensive expertise with a broad range of solutions, the Group benefited from:
- Recurrent sources of revenue from large trade shows and exhibitions. The 2004 post-summer season, in line with traditional seasonal trends, was marked by GL events' participation in several events: Maison & Objet, Première Vision, Prêt-à-porter and Who's Next (fashion), Space in Rennes (livestock), Foire de Clermont Cournon, etc
- The dynamic performance of the market for large events in which the Group registered a significant volume of sales in the 2004 second and third quarters, including notably the Athens 2004 Olympic and Paralympic Games.


€59.1 million or 22.8% of total sales,
+41.5% (+33% at constant structure) at 30 September 2004

Venue and event management continued to boost Group growth through:
- The activity of the Group venues which continued to develop at a sustained pace with the Clermont-Ferrand Zénith concert hall, the Grande Halle d'Auvergne, the Toulouse Exhibition Centre and the Paris Floral Park registering the strongest gains.

- The major event of the Forum of Cultures that opened its doors in early May at the Barcelona International Convention Center, a particular success with 3 million visitors by the time it closed at the end of September. The venue now offers excellent visibility for future sales, with several major events scheduled starting in early November.

      - 2004: 19 confirmed events (corporate, product launch, etc) to receive more than 29,000 participants.
      - 2005: 43 confirmed events representing more than 68,000 participants.

- In the event engineering and organization market, Europa Organisation continues to show strong growth momentum, and was strengthened on the 1st of September by the addition to the Group of Market Place, a French event communications specialist.


€54.6 million or 21.1%of total sales,
-25.3% (-26.2% at constant structure) at 30 September 2004

The third quarter was marked by the addition to the Group of Temp-a-Store, the leading UK provider for the sale and leasing of temporary storage and warehousing solutions. Its contribution will enable GL events to become a European major player in this growth market.

While the fittings business (1/3 of this division sales) is currently being repositioned, the division's other businesses (2/3 of this division sales) have maintained satisfactory growth performances (+7% growth at constant structure) highlighted by the major contract recently awarded for the reconfiguration of the International Fine Watchmaking Exhibition in Geneva in early 2005.



Given the strong pace of growth, boosted by the double-digit gains by its strategic businesses, the Group remains confident about the year-end outlook and confirms its initial guidance of 5% for 2004.


Upcoming events: December 17, 2004, Extraordinary General meeting to renew the share buyback authorization granted to the Board of Directors and February 8, 2005 after closing of markets, annual sales for 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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