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 2006

2006 9 months sales: €341.4 million (+11.8%)
Full-year guidance confirmed

Net sales (€ millions)20062005Change
First half 251,9 220,1 + 14,5%
Third quarter 89,5 85,3 + 4,9%
Nine months 341,4 305,4 + 11,8%

GL events sales grew 4.9% in the 2006 third-quarter to €89.5 million. As a result, nine-month sales totalled €341.4 million, advancing 11.8% (3.5% at comparable structure and exchange rates). International activity accounted for 32.6% of total Group sales.


€139.3 million or 40.8% of nine-month consolidated sales, up 27.2%
(+ 3% at comparable structure and exchange rates)

The successful integration of the event specialist Kobé, Performance Organisation generated positive contributions to the Venue and Event Management division. The Group is pursuing its goal of increasing the contribution of this business with its significant level of recurring sales and strong margins to 50% of total sales by 2008.

In the third quarter, GL events organized corporate events (for Christian Dior Parfums, Adidas, Alstom, Airbus) and trade shows, congresses and conventions (the Hormatec Horticultural and Landscaping trade fair landscaping trade fair, Assises Nationales des Réseaux de Cancérologie, World Congress on Medical Law, etc.).
Venues under management by the Group also hosted a number of prestigious events: the Dance Biennial at the Lyon Convention Centre, the Budapest Autotechnika/AutóDiga automotive trade fair, Baby Cool Event at the Paris Floral Park, the Summer Festival at the Padua Exhibition Centre, etc.


€202.1 million or 59.2% of nine-month consolidated sales, up 3.1%
(+ 3.7% at comparable structure and exchange rates)

Global Services performed well in the first nine months, billing more than €200 million. With its flexible offering able to meet the needs of projects of every size and dimension, GL events is able to optimize its expertise and assets to service local, national and international events.

In the third quarter, the Group contributed to such noteworthy events as the Tour de France bicycle race finish on the Champs-Élysées in Paris, the 4x4 trade show in Val d'Isère, the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Shanghai, the Danone Nations Cup tournament in Lyon (young players' international football cup), the Maison & Objet international home decoration, giftware and tableware exhibition, the Grand Palais biennial trade show for antique dealers in Paris, Preview in New York, etc.



In line with its strategy, events will be organized and hosted at venues managed by the Group: Foodapest (an international food, drink and food processing industry trade fair) and Educatio (an international educational exhibition and fair) in Budapest, the Casa su Misura home furnishing and design trade fair in Padua, the Thrombosis and Haemostasis Convention in Saint-Etienne, etc.

In the fourth quarter, GL events will participate in major events in France and international destinations: the SIAL the global food marketplace trade fair, the Geneva International Horse Show, the FIAC International Fair for Contemporary Art in Paris etc.

Before year-end, two major contracts for the Global Services division will be launched providing for installations for the Asian Games in Doha and works for the ICC Cricket World Cup in the West Indies. These two contracts represent revenue of close to $30 million over 2006 and 2007.

In light of the number and quality of projects awarded to the Group, GL events maintains its guidance of 14% growth for full-year sales.

For 2007 first half, the contracts signed in both Venue and Event Management and Global Services (major sport events) will enable the group to show growth over 10%.


Upcoming events:
Publication of 2006 fourth-quarter sales, Tuesday 6 February 2007 (after the close of trading)

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Managing Director Corporate Finances and Administration : Erick ROSTAGNAT
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