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
Back to Press releases 1999

A first semester with profitable growth as the keynote
A net income progression of more than 40%

In millions of French Francs30/06/9930/06/98Progression
Net sales 469.7 455.8 +3.1%
Operating income before depreciation and amortization 77.2 65.7 +17.5%
Operating income 33.2 31.3 +6.0%
Income before exceptional items and income taxes 26.4 21.0 +25.7%
Net consolidated group profit 13.2 9.4 +40.4%

An extremely satisfying level of activity

Net sales for the first semester for the current fiscal year come to FFr 470 million (€ 71.7 million) up 3.1 % over the previous year. Let us recall that the sales for the second semester in 1998 included FFr 88 million (€ 13.4 million) linked to the World Cup of Football. Taking into account the deduction of this amount from the whole, net sales for the first semester 1999 with constant scope and exchange rate show an increase of more than 16%.

The operating income before depreciation and amortization greatly improves with a 17.5% increase. On a financial point of view, this improvement directly affects the cashflow going from FFr 46.9 million (€ 7.2 million) in 1998 to FFr 57.3 million (€ 8.7 million) for the first semester in 1999, that is a 22% increase.

After depreciation and amortization, the operating profit amounts to FFr 33.2 million (€ 5.1 million), a 6% increase. In consequence and with the double surge of the capital increase realized at the end of the year 1998 on one hand and the control of the debt on the other, the income before exceptional items and income taxes shows an increase of 25.7%.

The net consolidated group profit at June 30, 1999 comes to FFr 13.2 million (€ 2.02 million) up 40% over the result at June 30, 1998. 

Intensifying business in France as well as worldwide

Notably present on the international markets which are in constant evolution, Générale Location, while always eager to reinforce its position as Europe's leader thanks to recurrent contracts, has achieved great performances.

In the business segment of shows / exhibitions, Générale Location has multiplied contracts at bi-annual exhibitions (Sirha or BATIMAT), at very well-known shows (Prêt à porter, Maison & Objets, furniture Show?) as well as at other traveling shows (EMO, ITMA, Geneva Telecom, Philex...).

In the world of events, Générale Location strengthens its position and will thus participate for example at the Formula One Grand Prix in Malaysia, at America's Cup, at the Hand-over Ceremony in Macao and more recently at the World Ploughing Contest.

The group's strategy of seeking major accounts well launched already in the business segment of fittings and museum fittings, has amplified with the signature of reference contracts such as the one signed with American Airlines (fitting of Roissy terminal) or the one with Eridania Beghin Say. 

Paris Expo

Générale Location holds 19.95% of Paris Expo capital. 

Good prospects

Générale Location plans to pursue a growth in a two-digit figure by the end of 1999.

Future steps in communication

    - As soon as tomorrow it will be possible to check the presentation of the bi-annual results on our Internet Web site.
    - Net sales publication for the 3rd term November 9th 1999
    - Net sales publication for the 4th term February 9th 2000.



GL events, bringing people together

Managing Director Corporate Finances and Administration : Erick ROSTAGNAT
Telephone :  + 33 4 72 31 54 20
Fax : + 33 4 26 20 42 00
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Tel : +33(0)4 72 31 54 20


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