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
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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