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

Générale Location has confirmed its position as a growing company

- As per the forecast, first of the year half sales grew by over 20%
- The group has signed two major contracts as part of its model focusing on recurring business
- New foreign acquisition


Generale Location has posted a strong increase in its sales during the first half of the year to 113m, representing a rise of 22.7% (sales were stable on a comparable exchange rate and structure basis during the first half; without the impact of the Sydney Olympic Games, the growth came to 35.4%)

Consolidated sales 1st half 2001 1st half 2000 % chg.
FFM 741,3 604,0 22,7%
M€ 113,0 92,0 22,7%

For the full year, we are maintaining our sales growth target of over 20%.

Recurring business in the Shows / Exhibitions market

Generale Location has signed recently two major contracts with Premiere Vision (world largest textile trade show) and with the Reed group (world largest exhibition organiser) for six and three years respectively. These contracts are expected to generate sales of over €120m over these periods.

In the fast growing Events market, the group has continued its international expansion by acquiring the company Owen Brown based in the UK

Generale Location is an industry global provider. As announced in previous financial releases, Generale Location has recently purchased Owen Brown, a UK-based company founded in 1913 specialised in renting temporary structures. It has a turn over of 10m, an operating margin of 10% and a net margin of 7% (based on its accounts for the year ended 31 March 2001). The terms of the deal were in line with previous acquisitions. Over a full year and based on the latest data, the consolidation of Owen Brown by Generale Location is likely to have an earnings-enhancing impact of 7-8%.

Owen Brown will strengthen Generale Location's European positions in the event market for its temporary structures and temporary seating division.


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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