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
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.
For your information:
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.
For more information, please visit www.gl-events.com