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
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
Code LEI : 9695002PXZMQNBPY2P44


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


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