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
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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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