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

2 - Lyon - La Sucrière

La Sucrière is a unique venue due to its dual "art and events" positioning, its strong industrial heritage and its exceptional location, the former docks on the banks of the Saône in the very heart of Lyon.
Built in the 1930s and completely renovated, it is one of the most historic and emblematic buildings in the new Lyon Confluence district, Europe's largest contemporary architectural project.
As a real trend-setting Art centre, this atypical venue is ideal for hosting all kinds of private events, from 300 to 3000 people, in a resolutely contemporary and cultural atmosphere. Its adaptability also allows it to be perfectly suited for hosting concerts as well as Art exhibitions.

La Sucrière Lyon - art and events venue managed by GL events
La Sucrière Lyon - art and events venue managed by GL events
La Sucrière Lyon - art and events venue managed by GL events


Lyon, the city of light, combines history, culture and quality living

Lyon has been an international city of trade and exchange for over 2000 years. Today, as a protected UNESCO site, it continues to amaze millions of visitors each year and delight its inhabitants thanks to its exceptional heritage and enchanting, well-designed urban landscape. The Gallo-Roman period has left Lyon with many treasures, including the ancient theatre, the Notre Dame Basilica in Fourvière, the district of St Jean, and the famous "traboules" (passageways) in the old city.

As the 2nd largest economic centre in France and 5th largest in Europe, situated midway between the Alps and the Mediterranean, Lyon offers an exceptional environment and a wide range of leisure activities. Lyon is the French capital of gastronomy, renowned throughout the world for its quality of life, its rich land and produce, its Light Festival and Biennial Contemporary Art Show.

Its public transport network provides easy access to every area of the city. Thanks to 3 high-speed train stations and Saint Exupéry airport just 20 minutes from the town centre, as well as a dense motorway infrastructure, Lyon also has excellent links to other major cities in France and around the world. All of these factors make the second largest urban centre in France a leading business destination.




La Sucrière has 4 levels and has been designed to host art exhibitions and private or public events simultaneously, e.g.: conventions, cocktails, gala dinners, fashion shows, show rooms, evening events, exhibitions... by providing:

  • 2 event spaces
    - The 1930 Area: 1 large room of 1 700 sqm, on the ground floor, overlooked by a mezzanine of 1 100 sqm
    - The 1960 Area: 1 room of 600 sqm, on the ground floor

  • 1 exhibition area of 1,700sqm on level 2, exclusively devoted to artistic events that will programmed throughout the year.

  • Hosting Capacities:
    - Gala dinners: up to 2000 people
    - Cocktails: up to 3000 people
    - Conventions: up to 800 people
    - Concerts: contact us

  • Trend-setting contemporary Art centre since 2003, La Sucrière will continue to host Lyon's Biennal Contemporary Art Festival, as well as offering a calendar of international exhibitions that can be reserved for private functions.



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  • Tel: +33 (0)8 25 836 835