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
GL events enters into a joint venture
with Yuexiu Group
to jointly develop a network of event sites in China. The first phase will consist in managing a 50,000 m2 convention centre in Gangzhou (Canton), targeted for opening in 2019.
© 效果图│ Renderings
GL events enters into a joint venture<BR>with Yuexiu Group
Euro 2016
Fan Zone in Lyon
A total surface area of 62,000m2 and 25,000 people a day; the Fan Zone in Lyon managed by GL events was the official home of football and fun during the event.
© Nicolas Rodet
Euro 2016<BR>Fan Zone in Lyon
Brazil Game Show
The biggest game show in Latin America chose Sao Paulo Expo to host this year’s event, attended by 300,000 fans!
© @studioLopes
Brazil Game Show
Turin International Book Fair
With 127,596 tickets sold in 2016, the Turin Book Fair, organised by GL events – Lingotto Fiere, is a genuine success story.
© Fondazione per il Libro, la Musica e la Cultura
Turin International Book Fair
Sport dans la Ville
GL events provided services to “Sport dans la Ville”, an association promoting social inclusion through sport, for the inauguration of its new premises.
© Gilles Fillot
Sport dans la Ville
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 de Fourvière
GL events has been a partner to this festival in Lyon for many years: sound systems, lighting, structures for the “Village des Nuits”.
© Francis Mainard
Nuits de Fourvière
Designed as an upmarket showroom in the heart of Paris, the show is the ideal place to get a preview of the pre-collections of fabrics and accessories, in a select private environment.
© Stéphane Kossmann
Nuits Sonores
GL events is the audiovisual services provider to this major electronic music festival!
© Laure Rousville
Nuits Sonores
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
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2007 nine-month sales of €449 million: +31.5%
Organic growth of 23.6%

Net sales (€ millions)20072006Change
First half 333,9 251,9 + 32,6%
Third quarter 115,1 89,5 + 28,6%
Nine months 449,0 341,4 + 31,5%

GL events had consolidated sales of €115.1 million in the 2007 third quarter, up 28.6% over the same period last year. End of September sales totalled €449 million, advancing 31.5% (+23.6% at comparable structure and exchange rates). International activity accounted for 39.2% of Group sales.


€218.5 million or 48.7% of nine-month consolidated sales, up 56.8% (33.6% at comparable structure and exchange rates)

Third-quarter sales benefited from the successful integration and good commercial performances of:
- Event and trade fair organization companies notably in Brazil (Expo Logistica 2007, Book Fair 2007), Italy (Flormart) and France (World Road Congress, the national convention of French solicitors)
- New venues managed by the Group of Metz (International Fair), Acropolis of Nice, Rio Centro and the commercial development of the CCIB in Barcelona and the Congress Centre of Lyon (national conventions for Peugeot and Société Générale and the French solicitors' convention).


€230.6 million or 51.3% of consolidated nine-month sales, up 14.1% (15.5% at comparable structure and exchange rates)

In line with its growth strategy, GL events continues to leverage Services for events through the network of venues managed by the Group.

Achievements of the Services division have moreover been recently highlighted at major international events such as the Pan American Games, the World Rugby Cup in September and October and the World Road Congress held in Paris.



In the fourth quarter, all Group activities will contribute to national and international events including notably the organization of the International Motor Show of Bologna, the organization or hosting of major trade fairs such as Equita Lyon at Eurexpo, the Casa Su Misura Interior Design & Furnishings Fair in Padua, Football Expo 2007 in Brazil, institutional and corporate events such as conventions for Microsoft or Dassault Systems in Barcelona, the Trade Fair for Mayors in Paris, the Lyon Festival of Lights or the Truck and Bus World Forum 2007 to be held at the Lyon Convention Centre.

In light of the quantity and quality of projects assured by Group teams, GL events maintains guidance for full year sales exceeding €620 million or growth approaching 25%.

Upcoming events:
2007 fourth-quarter sales, Tuesday 5 February 2008 (after the close of trading)

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
Code Bloomberg : GLO FP
Code Reuter : GLTN.PA
Code FTSE : 581


Erick Rostagnat - Managing Director Corporate Finances and Administration:
Tel : +33(0)4 72 31 54 20


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