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
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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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