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 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)

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Managing Director Corporate Finances and Administration : Erick ROSTAGNAT
Telephone :  + 33 4 72 31 54 20
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