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 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:
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
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