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 and the French Federation of Women's Ready-to-Wear join forces to develop Fashion fairs and events

The French Federation of Women's Ready-to-Wear (Fédération française du Prêt à Porter Féminin or the FFPAPF) and GL events have concluded an agreement to develop fashion-related events in France and other countries.

The FFPAPF is a key player in developing and defining future trends of fashion in France. Its mission is to provide support to all actors in the field of fashion in the promotion, sales and creation and actively contribute to developing their presence in international markets.

The FFPAPF operates through Sodes, Pret à Porter Paris®, a premier international fashion event that attracts buyers from around the world and just completed its winter edition. Its two annual editions provide a showcase for more than 1,000 exhibitors each. The FFPAPF also runs the Atmosphere and The Box events devoted to the most creative brands within the Carrousel de la Mode fashion show while The Train and Plateform 2 in New York and Living-Room in Tokyo are becoming increasingly important international events in the world of fashion.

Sodes has sales of €23 million with a staff of 30. After completion of the due diligence, GL events will acquire a 49% stake in Sodes and will ensure along with the FFPAPF the exhibitions management. Sodes will be consolidated from September, 1st, 2008, and its profitability will be similar to standards.

This alliance will enable these two partners to strengthen and develop the existing trade fairs and create new events in growth markets by combining their complementary strengths.

This agreement with high added value tradeshows is in line with GL events growth strategy in the event organization business.

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