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 provides the installations for COP22 in Marrakech from 7 to 18 November 2016.
The largest temporary installation ever produced.
© Architecte OUALALOU+CHOI
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
São Paulo International Motor Show
São Paulo Expo stages the largest and most important auto show in Latin America.
© @studioLopes
São Paulo International Motor Show
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
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.


Upcoming events:

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
Fax : + 33 4 26 20 42 00
Email :

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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