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 2008

2008 third-quarter sales: €117.1 million
Resumption of growth

To provide increased visibility given the volatility of financial markets, GL events has decided to publish its third-quarter sales in advance.

NET SALES (€ millions)20082007change %
CA First half 293,9 333,9 -12,0%
Third-quarte 117,1 115,1 +1,7%
NINE-MONTHS 411,0 449,0 -8,5%

Expanding 1.7% in the third quarter and following a decline in the 2008 first half resulting from the disposal of assets, the Group registered renewed growth in line with expectations. This performance was achieved after particularly robust gains in the first nine months of 2007 (23.6%). Venue Management and Event Organisation contributed to 53% of consolidated sales of the first nine months.



- Third-quarter sales: €60.6 million up 30.3%,
- Nine-month sales: €219.6 million on marginal growth.
- Third-quarter business highlights: Orhopa in Paris, BNV in Budapest, Flormart in Padua...
- Satisfactory frequency of trade shows organised by the Group in line with forecasts.
- Recurrent revenue from Venue Management in a challenging environment: organic growth of 3% over nine months.
- The successful integration of Agor (Tradexpo, Foods&Goods, Orhopa, CFIA and Print'or trade fairs), Expo Indus (Industrie Paris and Industrie Lyon, SCS Automation & Control Paris & Lyon, RF & Hyper and the Forum de l'Electronique trade shows) and Promotor International (trade shows including notably Bologna Motor Show, My Special Car, Salone del Vino, Expocasa and ownership of the Turin exhibition park).



- Third-quarter sales: €56.5 million (-7.6% at constant structure).
- Nine-month sales: 191.4%. Unfavourable comparison base resulting from large projects in 2007 stabilised.
- Partner to several major events including notably the trade fairs Maison & Objets, the Prêt à Porter Paris®, Zaragoza International Exhibition and the 180 year anniversary celebration for the prestigious House of Guerlain.



- Fourth-quarter business highlights: implementation of the contract signed under the French presidency of the European Union (for six months, organisation of 60 events for revenue of approximately €8 million), Pollutec (hosted in Lyon), Piscine (a leading worldwide trade fair organised by the Group and hosted in Lyon), Equita Lyon (equestrian trade fair, international jumping championship and cabaret), Bologna Motor Show (organised by the Group in Bologna), the BNP Paribas Tennis Masters in Paris Bercy, the MIPIM, the global real estate trade show in Cannes...
- Improved growth in the fourth quarter.
- Robust sales in the 2009 first half.


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2008 fourth-quarter sales: 02 February 2009 (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
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