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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Clarification by GL events Group

In response to articles in the press and rumours disseminated by certain social media, GL events Group provides the following information:

- In 2017, GL events Group had revenue of €953 million. The percentage of revenue from the organisation of political events in France (presidential and legislative campaign meetings) represents close to 0.1% of this amount.

- This marginal activity of our company is subject to the same rules and commercial practices as the group's other activities, namely the law of supply and demand.

- Supply and demand for event services and the rental of meeting venues are notably subject to factors of seasonality and commercial relations that are more favourable to customers in those cases where the geographical offering in the same city is abundant.

- The yield management approach applied to commercial relations with respect to discounts granted for the rental of halls and the organisation of events reflects these local dynamics of supply and demand. At GL events, these commercial relations fall under the direct responsibility of each of our business development managers and site managers throughout the world. As with all our customers, the different political organisations may in consequence have benefited in 2016 and 2017 from discounts reflecting these local commercial policies.

- The French Public Accounts Committee (Commission de Contrôle des Comptes Publics), after exchanges with our Group, validated without exception the accounts of all the presidential campaigns of 2017, noting the customary and even commonplace nature of these negotiations.

- GL events and its more than 4,000 employees are fully focused on accelerating the Group's worldwide growth and strategic partnerships and acquisitions, highlighted by the signature of the management contract for the Aichi International Exhibition Centre in Japan  on 30 April 2018 and the acquisition of the controlling interest in FISA, Chile's leading professional exhibition organiser on 24 April 2018.

The Group is proud of its French identity, its success in international markets (accounting for half its revenue) and the engagement of all its employees throughout the world. : « Polémique autour de GL events : Olivier Ginon contre-attaque »

BFM Business – BFMTV : « Olivier Ginon, président de GL events, était l'invité de 18h l'Heure H, mercredi 2 mai 2018. »


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Managing Director Corporate Finances and Administration : Erick ROSTAGNAT
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