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 2007

Acquisition of Promotor International and the International Automobile Exhibition : The Bologna Motor Show

GL events strengthened its tradeshow organization in Italy

GL events concluded a memorandum of understanding to acquire Promotor International with Mr. Alfredo Cazzola, its main shareholder and chairman.

This acquisition will be finalized in early July 2007 following due diligence.

The Italian trade show organizer of prestigious trade shows such as the international automobile exhibition of Bologna: the MOTOR SHOW, every year attracts more than one million visitors with 140,000 m2 of exhibition space.

- My Special Car, the tunning trade show of Rimini,

- SMAU, the Milan B2B exhibition dedicated to Information & Communications Technology,

- Salone del Vino, the Turin wine trade show,

- as well as Restructura Torino and Progetto & Arredo, Restructura Genova, Expocasa, Idea Sposa.

These trade shows welcome more than 1.5 million visitors and exhibition space of approximately 360,000 m2.

This transaction does not cover the real estate assets of the Turin Exhibition Park.

With forecasted sales of €32 million in 2007 and an EBITDA ratio exceeding 15%, Promotor International is a very well run operation that offers a perfect fit with the Group's organization.

With this acquisition, GL events achieves a twofold objective:

> Strengthen its offering of events for the general public.

> Strengthen its positions in Italy, one of the most important markets in Europe in this sector.

Mr. Alfredo Cazzola, a leading entrepreneur in the Italian private exhibition sector, will retain the operational management, contributing to GL events his experience of the market.

Building on the expertise of the management of Promotor International GL events, will pursue the development of successful events for Bologna, Rimini, Milan, Padua and Turin.


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