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

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.


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Managing Director Corporate Finances and Administration : Erick ROSTAGNAT
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