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
Back to Press releases 2001

First half 2001: Net sales + 22,7 %
Correlated operating profit and net income


Générale Location posts net sales progression of 22.7 %, which reach € 113m.


Summarized income statement

In million Euros 30 June 2001 30 June 2000
Net sales 113,0 92,1
Operating profit 7,8 6,3
in % of net sales 6,90% 6,84%
Net consolidated group profit 4,6 3,6*

* excluding exceptional major items : Paris expo, Morocco, Spain

Net cashflow excluding working capital movements in strong progression : + 32.7 %

  30 June 2001 30 June 2000
In million Euros 13,8 10,4
In % of net sales 12,21 % 11,29 %


A stable EBITDA  

With constant scope, the operating profit -before depreciation and bringing forward of amortization and provisions (EBITDA) - is stable at 14.20 %



Générale Location is present on three markets which are well oriented and lasting, at the national level as well as the international level:

- Shows / Exhibitions
- Events
- Fittings / Museum fittings

It owes its success to a unique business model which can be summed up as follows:

- The choice to be an assembler
- The presentation of a globalized offer
- An external growth full of dynamism which will be pursued according to a double entrance strategy:
     - Widening of the offer
     - Gains of market shares
- The service culture always at the heart of the process
- A critical size and a good reputation, solid assets providing confidence to the principals. 



As at 13 September, the portfolio of contracts signed comes to E 238m, that is an 11% increase compared to the amount posted for the whole year 2000.

Générale Location is waiting for additional net sales during the course of the last term of the year, a period known to generate at times more than half of its annual net sales.

Within the framework of a world economic and political activity both particularly in turmoil, which could possibly disrupt for a time our markets, and taking into account signature dates for acquisitions which could be postponed in time, Générale Location is forecasting an annual growth around + 15 to + 20 %.

During the course of the second half of the year, Générale Location will be present:

- At prestigious events such as:
     - The Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur
     - The Mediterranean Games in Tunis
     - And the Summit for the French speaking World in Beirut.
     - ...

- At shows of world renown such as:
     - Maison & Objets in Villepinte
     - Première Vision
     - Batimat
     - ...

Moreover, during the summer, the Group signed all its contracts valid for several years, coming due for renewal this year, and representing a volume of activity worth for the years to come  € 135m.

Générale Location pursues its policy of internationalization concerning its activities with the acquisition of OWEN BROWN present on the British market.

The activity of the sale of modular products meant for the exhibition markets which represented net sales close to  € 2m in 1999,  € 12m in 2000, will reach its objective of  € 25m for the year 2001

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Within the framework of a program of shares buy-back which was decided on by the Annual General Meeting which met on 9 June 2000 under its fifth resolution, a contract of liquidity on the company shares, in accordance with the Chart of Ethic Rules established by AEFI and approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission, was signed with the CIC EIFB on 31 August 2001.


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
Email :

Code ISIN : FR0000066672
Code Bloomberg : GLO FP
Code Reuter : GLTN.PA
Code FTSE : 581


Erick Rostagnat - Managing Director Corporate Finances and Administration:
Tel : +33(0)4 72 31 54 20


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