GL events
Welcome to the world of events!
As a leading global player in the events sector, GL events operates in the three main events markets: congresses and conventions, sporting, cultural and political events, and trade shows and consumer fairs.
© Odile Decq architect / Felice Varini – Nicolas Rodet
GL events
Commonwealth Games Gold Coast 2018
GL events, official supplier of temporary grandstand seating for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. A total of 60,000 temporary seats were installed in thirteen venues.
Commonwealth Games   Gold Coast 2018
Matmut Stadium Inauguration
The project to renovate and modernise the Matmut Stadium in Gerland, launched by Olivier Ginon, the Chairman of GL events, highlights the Group's expertise in terms of engineering, architecture and asset management. The stadium is now home to the LOU Rugby team.
© Nicolas Rodet
Matmut Stadium Inauguration
Geek and Games at the Riocentro
Brazil’s largest event devoted to pop culture and video games is organised and hosted by GL events at the Riocentro, in Rio de Janeiro.
© Light Press 2017
Geek and Games at the Riocentro
Cannes Film Festival
For more than 20 years, GL events has been providing top-of-the-range, tailor-made services for one of the world's most prestigious film festivals.
© Alexandra Fleurantin
Cannes Film Festival
Equita Lyon
The Lyon Equestrian Show, organised and hosted by GL events at Eurexpo, is the largest indoor equestrian event in France.
© Gilles Galoyer
Equita Lyon
"Nuits Sonores" Music Festival
GL events provides the audiovisual services for this major electronic music festival!
© Laure Rousville
"Nuits Sonores" Music Festival
Sirha Green
The first trade fair devoted to ecological food-services. Organised and hosted by GL events, the event brings together the sector’s professionals to address the issues of social and environmental responsibility.
© Diph Photography
Sirha Green
Première Vision Paris
Organised and hosted by GL events, the reference event for the fashion world was held at the Maison de la Mutualité in Paris. It owes its success to its avant-garde selection, bringing together many new products, services and innovations.
© Alexandra Fleurantin
Première Vision Paris
Light Festival Lyon
GL events Audiovisual, an official partner and service provider to the Lyon Light Festival, draws on its expertise and talent for several artistic projects in various venues during this international event.
© Thierry Perre / Partners’ Club of the ‘Fête des Lumières’ / Lyon Light Festival 2017
Light Festival Lyon
Back to Press releases 2002

A new significant acquisition: BS Vision

Acquisition of 100% of the capital of BS Vision

Générale Location announces the signature of the protocol of agreement over the entire capital of BS Vision.
BS Vision anticipates net sales of about 27m€ for the year 2002.
BS Vision specializes in the interior fittings of tertiary buildings (luxury hotels, head offices...) as well as that of the naval industry.
Its status of an assembler allows a long-term vision over its order book (about 2 and 1/2 years).

An operation immediately relutive

The net margin realized by BS Vision over several years and the provisional one are superior to the one registered at Générale Location.

Taking into consideration the net profitability and an important net cash flow, this acquisition will proved relutive immediately. In term of valorization of acquisition, this action lies perfectly in the line of acquisitions realized during the course of the past few years.

Located in the greater Paris area and the Loire Atlantique, BS Vision moreover will bring to the group a know-how on the cutting edge in the management of business projects which can require more than 12 months to execute. Therefore, Générale Location plans to introduce this competence to all the Group 's subsidiaries which practice a related activity.

Reinforcement of the sector Fittings - Museum fittings

In compliance with the previously announced strategy, this new acquisition directly contributes to the well-balanced portfolio of activities held by Générale Location, as well as to its even distribution :

- Shows-Exhibitions 45%
- Events 35%
- Fittings-Museum fittings 20%

For Olivier GINON, President, "this new acquisition demonstrates the Group 's capacity to even out in an harmonious manner its portfolio of activities, while securing its profitability by placing it beyond the impact of economical fluctuations."

Générale Location schedules its next meeting on 12 February for the publication of the 4th quarter 2001 net sales, and on 6 March for the presentation of the annual results for the year 2001.


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