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 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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Code ISIN : FR0000066672
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