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
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2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa TM

Backstage with GL events at the FIFA World Cup, South Africa 2010TM

6 months on from signing a historic contract worth over 40 million euros with the Organising Committee of the FIFA World Cup, South Africa 2010TM,  the Group has been working relentlessly to fit out the ten venues that will host the competition from tomorrow and until 11 July 2010.
The scale of the event and its time constraints are organisational aspects that the Group is used to managing.


A large-scale project for the FIFA World Cup 2010TM

Already contracted as a provider in four South-African cities for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2009, and more recently for the Cup of African Nations, GL events-Oasys is responsible for implementing a wide range of temporary installation services, representing quite impressive volumes of equipment for a single event:

-Goal posts: 20 + 40 for training
-Officials benches: 10 x 5 seats
-Players benches: 20 x 23 seats
-Benches for medical staff: 10 x 5 seats
-Referees benches: 10 x 4 seats

As well as:
52,000m² of Temporary Structures
678 Containers (Office, Storage containers) including 470 Modular Containers and ten buildings comprised of 30 units on two floors
Power distribution: Electrical Power Distribution: over 92,000m of cabling, 50,000m of cable troughs, 1,000 distribution cabinets, 19,000 electrical plugs,...
68,000m² of fire detection systems
52,700m² of floor covering (carpet, vinyl)
Outfitting of 95 TV / commentator studios
10 audio and simultaneous translating systems for press conference rooms
2,500 desks for press and TV commentators
Maritime freight: 150 containers shipped from France


People at the heart of the company

See the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa TM website CSR (corporate social responsibility) lives and breathes within the Group, above and beyond the simple application of legal texts. It is based on the Group's historical values. The commitment to human respect is part of our DNA.
Thus, 3 key actions have been implemented:

-A free canteen for local site workers
-Creation of a minimum salary (50% above the minimum required by South African law)
-Waste management and recycling programme
- 26 different nationalities
- Almost 3,000 people on all the sites.


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This contract, worth over 40 million euros, is historic in many ways. It is one of the largest contracts ever awarded by an Organising Committee to a single provider, and it is also one of the largest for GL events in the field of major sporting events.
The matches will be played in ten venues, spread across virtually all of South Africa: Soccer City Stadium and Ellis Park Stadium (Johannesburg), Green Point Stadium (The Cape), Loftus Versfeld Stadium (Pretoria), Peter Mokaba Stadium (Polokwane), Royal Bakofeng Stadium (Rustenburg), Mangaung Stadium (Bloemfontein), Nelson Mandela Stadium (Port Elizabeth), Moces Mabhida Stadium (Ethekwini) and Mbombela Stadium (Nelspruit). The opening match and the final will be played on 11 June and 11 July at Soccer City, the largest stadium of the World Cup  ? and one of the largest in the world ? with 90,000 seats.


About GL events

An international, integrated Group in the events sector, GL events works in three major segments: event organisation, venue management and associated services. The Group owns more than 250 trade and general public fairs around the world, and manages 35 convention centres, exhibition parks, music venues and multi-purpose halls in France and internationally. Today it employs 3,500 people in 91 locations around the world. The Group's turnover in 2009 was 581 million euros.
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