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 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
Brazil Game Show
The biggest game show in Latin America chose Sao Paulo Expo to host this year’s event, attended by 300,000 fans!
© @studioLopes
Brazil Game Show
Turin International Book Fair
With 127,596 tickets sold in 2016, the Turin Book Fair, organised by GL events – Lingotto Fiere, is a genuine success story.
© Fondazione per il Libro, la Musica e la Cultura
Turin International Book Fair
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
Spacious, elegant and with impeccable finishing, Absolute Triple Deck is an exceptional structure that combines robustness and aesthetics. Providing more than 25% additional interior surface area, this new events structure takes standards in excellence to a whole new level.
© Detail Ltd
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Disposal of real estate assets in Turin and Budapest

GL events Group today confirms the imminent sale to Foncière Polygone of real estate holdings, namely the Budapest Exhibition Park, Hungexpo and the Turin Convention and Exhibition Centre, Lingotto Fiere. This disposal will enable the Group to reduce its net financial debt by €83 million.

GL events will pay annual rent of €6.7 million before the investment of cash and tax savings that will provide a gross rate of return of 7.2% for the property company. For the 2010 full year, current operating income before tax is expected to decline by approximately €0.4 million or less than 1.5% of the revenue generated by these two sites.

To safeguard GL events' interests, an ad hoc committee was formed chaired by Nicolas de Tavernost, Chairman of the Executive Board of the M6 Group, with two other independent directors, André Perrier, former Executive Officer of Société Générale, and Philippe Marcel, former Chairman of Adecco France.

Prior to this transaction, the committee appointed two of the worlds leading real estate service and appraisal firms, Colliers International and American Appraisal, to perform valuations of the fair value of these real estate assets and define the procedures for their disposal.

The proceeds of this disposal will enable GL events to accelerate its deleveraging and provide it with additional resources to act on growth opportunities and pursue its development.


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2009 third-quarter results: 20 October 2009 (after the close of trading)





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Managing Director Corporate Finances and Administration : Erick ROSTAGNAT
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