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.
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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 27 year concession for the management of the Brussels Palais des Congrès

GL events, the fully-integrated international provider of event solutions, announced that following a competitive bid it was awarded the management concession for the Brussels Convention Centre. Located at the heart of Europe, this new site completes and strengthens the Group's portfolio of venues for conventions and trade shows.


The Brussels Palais des Congrès S.A. awarded GL events a 27 year concession for the management of the convention centre beginning on the date of the contract's signature in the 2007 second quarter. This venue is expected to generate annual sales of approximately €15 million over the concession period.

Ideally located in the centre of Brussels with a modular exhibition hall of 4,000 m², 3 auditoriums, 20 conference rooms, a restaurant with a capacity of 300 and a 550 m² reception area dominating the historical centre of the European capital, the site is destined to become a major event venue with an optimal offering of facilities.

Launched in 1958 for the Universal Exhibition, the Brussels Convention Centre has been under renovation since 2003 and is scheduled to reopen on 20 September 2009. The estimated budget for the renovations is €60 million and is assured by the concession grantor, Palais des Congrès S.A.

Management will be assured by an operating company controlled by GL events and FISA, a Belgian organizer of trade fairs (including notably Batibouw, the international building renovation and interior finishings fair) and Palais des Congrès S.A.



In line with its strategy of expanding its network of premium destinations, GL events' portfolio now has 21 venues, including prestigious international destinations (such as Paris, Lyon, London, Barcelona, Padua, Budapest, Rio de Janeiro, Shanghai and now Brussels). This portfolio provides total exhibition space of 857.000 m², more than 200 proprietary events and 2.600 events hosted per year.

The addition of the Brussels Palais des Congrès will also strengthen GL events' position with one of the largest organizers of conferences and meetings, the European Commission.


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