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
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GL events awarded a 20-year management concession for the Toulouse Exhibition Centre


GL events today announces that it was selected to manage the Toulouse Exhibition Centre under a 20-year concession effective on 1 July 2012. The Group acquired the concession operating company for the Exhibition Centre in 2002 and also manages the Toulouse Pierre Baudis Convention Centre.

The Urban Community of Greater Toulouse has in this way renewed its confidence in GL events to manage and promote its Exhibition Centre in view of the professionalism and ambitiousness of its offering and the international network through which it is deployed. Within the framework of a revamped system of governance, this new management will permit regional governing authorities to define and manage the development strategy for this in the structure, in close collaboration with GL events.

This management covers the current Exhibition Centre and, starting in March 2016, the future Exhibition Centre.

World-renowned international architect, Rem Koolhaas, with his firm "Office for Metropolitan Architecture" will design the new Exhibition Centre, that will be located in the municipalities of Aussonne and Beauzelle. The future installations will be extremely well proportioned with a large 15,000m² multifunction event hall, 40,000m² of indoor exhibition space and an outdoor exhibition area of more than 40,000m².

Through its compact design, functionalities and the integration of sustainable development criteria, this new exhibition centre will represent a new generation infrastructure.

GL events' mission will be to address the goal of regional authorities to establish Toulouse's position as a European capital. With this objective, the Group presented an ambitious development project combining innovative events focusing on the economy of knowledge and research and a reinforced partnership with Greater Toulouse, and in close collaboration with local stakeholders.

The transfer of activities to this exhibition centre will in consequence be accompanied by:
- creating new events, including certain with the support of regional authorities,
- staging of new categories of events (live events, conventions, concerts and performances),
- reinforcing the Exhibition Centre's events and trade fairs.

GL events intends in this way to significantly develop the activity of the Exhibition Centre by contributing in this way to economic benefits for the Toulouse destination.



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Managing Director Corporate Finances and Administration : Erick ROSTAGNAT
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