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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GL events (ISIN: FR0000066672 - Ticker: GLO), The integrated event industry group

GL events is delighted to announce that it has been selected as preferred bidder, in consortium with Maeda Corporation, to operate for 15 years the future Aichi International Exhibition Center by Aichi Prefecture. GL events will hold a majority stake in the operating company.

This future 60,000 sqm world class exhibition facility will be located in Tokoname (Nagoya metropolitan area – 2 million inhabitants, Japan's 4th largest city), next to Chubu Centrair International Airport. It will be located in a comprehensive bonded zone. This is the first concession granted to a private operator for the management of a Japanese exhibition facility. In time, this venue is expected to produce revenue of more than €15 million.

Aichi Prefecture is the Japan's largest industrial region with 7.5 million inhabitants (7.4% of Japanese GDP). It is the home to the headquarters of many automotive (Toyota, Denso, Aisin Seiki) aerospace (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Nagoya Aerospace Systems Works) and robotic industry leaders (Brother, Yamazaki, Mazak) as well as trading operations (Toyota Tsusho). The Aichi/Nagoya region in this way offers substantial development potential for trade shows and exhibitions.

Maeda Corporation, founded in 1919, is a Japanese construction services provider, considered the market leader for concession projects in Japan (Sendai Airport, Aichi Prefecture toll road…).

The exclusive negotiations between the Maeda/GL events consortium and Aichi Prefecture shall be concluded in April 2018 for an opening of the Exhibition Centre in September 2019.

This project is part of the Group's development strategy in the Asia-Pacific region and offers a new foothold for deploying the Group's other business lines, particularly in connection with the future calendar of major international sports events (2019 Rugby World Cup, 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games).

With its international network, GL events is greatly honoured by this expression of confidence by the Aichi Prefecture and the partnership with the Maeda Group to manage this new strategic infrastructure that will contribute to the development of the Japanese event industry.


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Managing Director Corporate Finances and Administration : Erick ROSTAGNAT
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