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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.
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COP22
GL events provides the installations for COP22 in Marrakech from 7 to 18 November 2016.
The largest temporary installation ever produced.
© Architecte OUALALOU+CHOI
COP22
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.
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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
Blossom
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
Blossom
Nuits Sonores
GL events is the audiovisual services provider to this major electronic music festival!
© Laure Rousville
Nuits Sonores
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Acquisition of the controlling interest in FISA, Chile's leading professional exhibition organiser - Commercial partnership in Japan

GL EVENTS (ISIN: FR0000066672 - TICKER: GLO), THE INTEGRATED EVENT INDUSTRY GROUP, ANNOUNCES ITS ACQUISITION OF THE CONTROLLING INTEREST IN FISA, CHILE'S LEADING PROFESSIONAL EXHIBITION ORGANISER (PEO), AND A COMMERCIAL PARTNERSHIP IN JAPAN WITH THE PR AGENCY, SUNNY SIDE UP.



FISA, Chile's leading PEO


GL events and SNA (Sociedad Nacional de Agricultura) have finalised their agreement for acquiring 60% of FISA's capital from SNA, its founder and shareholder, who retains a 40% stake.

Created 180 years ago, SNA is the oldest trade association in Chile where it plays a major institutional role. Its goal was to form a long-term equity partnership with an international trade show operator contributing its methodology and network to strengthen existing operations and develop new events in Chile and Latin America.

Created 56 years ago in Santiago, FISA (La Feria Internacional de Santiago) is Chile's leading trade show, convention and exhibition organiser. With a staff of around 60 employees, it operates mainly in the B2B segment, organising events in sectors that include notably mining (Expomin – one the world's largest mining trade shows), construction (Edifica), shipbuilding (Exponaval), healthcare (Expohospital), security, the winegrowing industry, etc.

Its Chair, Mr. Ricardo Ariztía, commented: "This agreement will allow us to reinforce both FISA's international reach and its presence in Chile by partnering with a major player in the event organisation sector with more than 300 trade shows and 4,000 events per year bringing together more than 11 million visitors and exhibitors."

In 2018, FISA is expected to have approximately €10 million in sales with a normalised operating margin exceeding 12%.

For Mr. Olivier Ginon, Chair of GL events whose Group will exercise the functions of FISA chair and executive management, stated for his part: "One year after entering Chile in the services business (by acquiring a majority stake in Tarpulin, the country's leading provider of temporary structures and rapidly-deployed solutions), this acquisition and our goal to develop new sectors and trade show formats at FISA, will amplify the rollout of our business model in an open and stable economy. Synergies will be developed between these two companies."



Commercial partnership in Japan with the agency Sunny Side Up


Created in 1985 in Tokyo, Sunny Side Up is Japan's leading public relations agency. With revenue of more than €100 million, it is an expert in brand activation and organising PR around major national and international events.

Combining the expertise of Sunny Side Up and that of GL events Group through its Tokyo-based agency, GL events Japan KK, will make it possible to offer a global event offering (from proposing the event venue, to strategic and creative content up to producing and staging events for sponsors and National Olympic Committees) and also to meet strong demand generated notably by major global events to be held in Japan in the upcoming years: Rugby World Cup in 2019, the Olympic and Paralympics Games of Tokyo in 2020.

The Japanese government is targeting 40 million inbound tourists by 2020 with the economic impact of these major events estimated in billions of euros up until 2030.

Looking beyond the sports dimension, 2019-2020 will be years when Japan also becomes the centre of attention both for tourism and large companies. Many nations and major economic players will seek to bolster their visibility by installing reception facilities and pavilions and organizing exceptional events.

 


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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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