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.
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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!
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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.
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Lyon - France 28/10/2010 - 01/11/2010
For 5 days, the Eurexpo exhibition park in Lyon celebrated the 16th anniversary of the Equita' show: the event devoted to the horse-riding world. For Equita’Lyon, the success of the show is down to two essential ingredients: friendliness and professionalism. They passed with flying colours!

EquitaLyon - 16th anniversary at Eurexpo Lyon - a GL events event
EquitaLyon - 16th anniversary at Eurexpo Lyon - a GL events event
EquitaLyon - 16th anniversary at Eurexpo Lyon - a GL events event
EquitaLyon - 16th anniversary at Eurexpo Lyon - a GL events event
EquitaLyon - 16th anniversary at Eurexpo Lyon - a GL events event
EquitaLyon - 16th anniversary at Eurexpo Lyon - a GL events event

One of the world's biggest equestrian events, the Equita’Lyon show celebrated its 16th anniversary in 2010, from Thursday 28 October to Monday 1 November at Eurexpo Lyon.

With a schedule of non-stop events in the arenas, visitors went from competitions to shows, western riding events to workshops, breed presentations to horse auctions; in short, there was something for everyone.

A review of Equita’ 2010:

> Even more sport with 2 World Cups and female riders taking the honours!
- The Rolex FEI World Cup™ presented by GL events marked the return of the rider Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum on Checkmate
- The FEI World Cup Dressage presented by Hermès was won by the famous pairing of Isabell Werth and Warum Nicht

> A show with the greatest references in the equestrian world, events throughout the day, a children's area with new attractions.

> A brand new equestrian symphony: a bit of Broadway came to Equita! Young and old moved to the rhythm of the most famous musical comedies.
A blend of theatre, dance and opera, the equestrian symphony is a procession of technical prowesses. This year the show boasted production effects that had never before been used in equestrian art and the performances were magnificently accompanied by the Lyon Symphony Orchestra conducted by Philippe Fournier.

> Live at Equita 2010 with real-time broadcasting of the major sporting competitions.
Relive the excitement of the Equita’masters presented by GPA and the Lyon International Reining Competition at 

Equita’Lyon, a GL events event


Technical description


  • 16th anniversary in 2010
  • Almost 80,000 m² of exhibition area
  • More than 1,400 horses on site
  • 5 days of competitions involving the different equestrian disciplines
  • Almost 500 exhibitors
  • Over 91,000 visitors
  • 400 riding enthusiasts involved in the organisation
  • 4,200 tonnes of sand, 82 tonnes of straw
  • 2,000 first-time pony rides



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