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 2006

Full-year sales exceed forecasts: €434.2mn
Estimated growth in income before tax of more than 30%

Net sales - (€ millions)20052004Change
First quarter 100,6 85,4 +17,8%
Second quarter 119,5 96,3 +24,1%
Third quarter 85,3 77,5 +10,1%
Fourth quarter 128,8 96,3 +33,7%
Consolidated annual sales 434,2 355,5 +22,1%

GL events registered robust sales growth in 2005 of 22.1% (+9.8% at comparable structure and exchange rates). This expansion accelerated in the last quarter with record sales of €129mn. Based on the gains by Venue and Event Management, the Group forecasts an improved operating margin and growth in income before tax on the basis of IFRS exceeding 30% (provisional unaudited results).

Venue and Event Management
Growth of 81% to €149.1mn or 34.3% of consolidated annual sales
(+25.5 at comparable structure and exchange rates)

Venue and Event Management sales were boosted by increased activity at convention and exhibition centres under management, and notably the Barcelona International Convention Centre (CCIB), the Lyon Convention Centre and the Grande Halle d'Auvergne. The recently added venues of Vannes, Budapest and Padua also fuelled this expansion.

Event Organisation also achieved gains in the period through the development of Europa Organisation, Market Place and the successful integration of Performance Organisation in September 2005.

After the renewal of the management concession for Château de Saint-Priest, the cities of Saint-Etienne and Clermont-Ferrand reconfirmed their confidence in GL events Group, entrusting it with the management of their convention centres through concessions agreements for an additional 10 and 12 years respectively.


Global services for Trade Shows, Exhibitions and Events
Growth of 4.4% to €285.1mn or 65.7% of consolidated annual sales
(+3% at comparable structure and exchange rates)

In light of the absence of major sports events in the year (versus revenue of €15mn from the Athens OG in 2004), Global Services performed well in 2005. This division, both directly, and indirectly, through the consolidated activity of Venue and Event Management, contributed significantly overall to the Group's strong growth.

In the fourth quarter, noteworthy achievements included the provision of the temporary installations for the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunis (sales exceeding €5mn) as well as the Home of the Future Exhibition in Budapest (sales of €3mn).



Through a strategy of upstream integration, GL events has developed positive positions across the event organization chain to fully meet strong market demand. Because of its unique positioning, combined with visibility provided from its backlog of orders, the Group is confident of its prospects for future growth and earnings.

The Group's range of expertise will be further strengthen by the addition of Kobé, a specialist in medical meetings and conventions and organizer of some 30 events with annual sales of €4mn.

Finally, Salle 3000 of the Lyon Convention Centre, will be inaugurated in June 2006. This new hall will establish Lyon's position as a major European city for business tourism and enable it to host notably the convention of French mutual insurance companies (congrès de la Mutualité).


Upcoming events:
Publication of 2005 earnings and 2006 sales guidance: 21 March 2006 (after the close of trading)

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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Code ISIN : FR0000066672
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Erick Rostagnat - Managing Director Corporate Finances and Administration:
Tel : +33(0)4 72 31 54 20


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