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/studiolopes.com
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
Equita
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
Equita
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
Absolute
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
Absolute
Back to Press releases 2005

Acquisition of a majority stake in Padova Fiere Exhibition Centre:
GL events pursues its European expansion in Venue and Event Management

GL events announced today further European expansion of its Venue and Event Management activity with the addition of the Padova Exhibition Center in Italy to its portfolio of venues.

Acquisition of a majority stake in PadovaFiere

According to the terms of the agreement, PadovaFiere Spa shareholders (the city, Chamber of Commerce and the province) will contribute the company's non-real estate assets (portfolio of trade shows, exhibitions and events and the management of the site) to a special new company created for this purpose. GL events will then acquire 80% for approximately €16 million and contribute additional equity capital of €4 million.
Padova Fiere will benefit from a 30-year lease agreement for the venue.

 

A dynamic venue

With a staff of 43, the PadovaFiere management company generates annual sales of approximately €20 million with an operating margin in line with that of GL events' Venue and Event Management businesses.

 

A leading Italian venue

The PadovaFiere, with exhibition space of 150.000 (of which 70,000 m² are halls) idealy located at the city's doorsteps, every year hosts more than 600 trade shows, exhibitions and events representing 11,000 exhibitors and welcoming 730,000 visitors (website: www.padovafiere.it).
PadovaFiere, assuring the venue's operational management, has significant expertise and a well-established track record in organizing trade shows and exhibitions with notably FLORMART, BIONOVA, TECHNOBAR (hotel equipment) and other exhibitions concerning furnitures, transport and leasure.

After entering Spain and the addition of the Barcelona International Convention Center, GL events' coverage has been extended to Italy, Europe's second-largest trade show market.

This 12th site further strengthens the company's network of venues and should rapidly provide new synergies for Venue and Event Management between France and Italy.

 

Upcoming events:
Publication of 2004 annual sales: Tuesday, 8 February 2005, (after the close of trading)

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
Email : infos.finance@gl-events.com


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Erick Rostagnat - Managing Director Corporate Finances and Administration:
info.finance@gl-events.com
Tel : +33(0)4 72 31 54 20

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