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
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Générale Location holds henceforth more than 15% of the capital of Paris Expo

Générale Location holds henceforth more than 15% of the capital of Paris Expo.

Paris Expo is, like Générale Location, listed on the Second Marché at the Paris Bourse.

Paris Expo counts a large number of shareholders ; its capital is mostly public owned.

Pursuant to article 356-1 of the law n°66-537 dated July 24, 1966 ; Générale Location declared its intentions.

The reason behind our action finds its momentum within the vocation of Paris Expo and in the terms themselves of the concession agreement:

"the concession holder will be responsible for the fitting, the maintenance, the modernization, and the exploitation of the exhibition hall: with for objective to defend the general interest and more particularly the support and promotion of the business activity in the region and on a national scale."

Within the tight competitive atmosphere in Europe and in the world and thanks to Paris Expo, Paris plans to position itself in such a way as to be recognized as the absolute leader in the realm of major shows and great events.

In order to reach this objective, shows and events organizers, exhibitors, and visitors at the different happenings at Paris Expo, must be able to expect to find an environment of up to date services which cater to everyone's need.

By this acquisition of shareholding and thanks to its positioning as Europe' s leader in engineering and logistics specialist of events, Générale Location wishes to make this objective possible and easier to reach.

Générale Location has not plan to take control of Paris Expo, but has in mind to pursue its program of acquisition, so that it can be considered as one of the first shareholders of reference. Générale Location will determine with the concession holder and the grantor whether there is a possibility for Générale Location to become a board member.

The participation by Générale Location into the capital of Paris Expo will be mostly financed by the disposal of assets not indispensable for the on-going exploitation, resulting into a better return on the invested capital.

Let us recall that Générale Location achieved an increase in capital in the amount of 77 million French Francs at the time of its going public in November 1998.

Générale Location will communicate the good evolution of its net sales on August 10th.

The half-yearly results in line with the forecasts will be presented on September 23rd.


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