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
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Acquisition of the Midest trade show, the emergence of a Global French Trade Show devoted to Industry

The major French event for manufacturing tools and technologies and industrial know-how that companies, public authorities and trade associations alike have been calling for for years, will finally become a reality in March 2018 under the GL events banner.

The Group is already the organiser of the well-established trade show, Industrie, whose April 2017 edition registered significant growth (exhibitors:+10%; visitors: +21%), and more recently, Smart Industries, devoted to smart and connected manufacturing. Starting with the 2018 edition in Paris, the Group will now stage these events together with Midest, the leading French industrial subcontracting event, and Tolexpo, specialised in sheet metal and welding technologies.

It was with this objective that GL events acquired Midest, the well-established industrial subcontracting trade show that in December 2016 had nearly 1,400 exhibitors and 35,000 professional visitors at Paris-Nord Villepinte, and the Tolexpo trade show. Midest's latest edition was organised within the framework of the French Convergence for the Industry of the Future initiative that already includes Smart Industries and the Alliance for the Industry of the Future (AIF) as partners.

The transaction finalised today will allow GL events to implement all synergies required for this large-scale gathering for the benefit of French and international manufacturers, starting with the 2018 edition to be held from the 27th to 30th of March at Paris-Nord Villepinte. At an exhibition space exceeding 100,000 m², 2,700 exhibitors and more than 50,000 professional visitors are expected.

A conference bringing together public authorities, professional bodies and companies of the sector will be organised this fall in order to support the launch of this major Industry Trade Show.

Upcoming events:
First-half revenue: 18 July 2017 after the close of trading

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Managing Director Corporate Finances and Administration : Erick ROSTAGNAT
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