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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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. »


GL events, bringing people together

Managing Director Corporate Finances and Administration : Erick ROSTAGNAT
Telephone :  + 33 4 72 31 54 20
Fax : + 33 4 26 20 42 00
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