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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 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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