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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Ankara: GL events adds a new high potential destination

A new international destination with strong growth potential

Ankara as Turkey's capital has many strengths to become a major destination for international business tourism. And with the country's strong potential for development highlighted by 9% growth in 2010 and same expectation for 2011, Ankara is today well positioned to attract major national and international events.

A 20-year concession* to operate the new Convention and Exhibition Centre

With 80,000 m², an auditorium seating 3,100 and 15 meeting rooms, this venue has an ultramodern and highly modular design ideally suited for hosting every type of event. And with a hall of 10,000 m2, it also offers the largest exhibition area available in Ankara.

*10-year contract subject to renewal.


The Group's objective: developing Convention and Exhibition Centres

In collaboration with its partner Serenas, Turkey's leading PCO, GL events has the capacity to deploy its business model for developing the creation and duplication of new events. With the addition of this high-quality venue in the Turkish capital expected to achieve high occupancy rates, GL events and Serenas will further optimise operating performances. This venue is expected to generate average annual revenue of €15 million, thus creating added value to Turkish economy.

GL events' network of premium venues further strengthened

This latest addition of Ankara strengthens GL events' network of premium destinations with an offering making it possible to duplicate conventions, exhibitions and events in the world's most attractive cities: Paris – Lyon – Nice - The Hague – Barcelona – Brussels – Budapest – Rio de Janeiro - Turin.

Upcoming events
Half-year results, 28 July 2011 (after the close of trading)

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