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
Back to Press releases 2006

GL events awarded a 30-year concession for the Metz Metropolitan Region Exhibition Centre

Pursuant to proceedings of 30 October 2006, the Metz Metropolitan Region (Communauté d'Agglomération de Metz Métropole) awarded GL events a 30-year concession to manage its Exhibition Centre previously managed by a semi-public company. This new agreement, adding a new destination for customers in the east of France, highlights the Group's focus on strengthening its network of venues.


Located in a dynamic region at the crossroads of Northern Continental Europe, the Metz Metropolitan Region Exhibition Centre is an ideally situated site.

It offers a modular infrastructure capable of hosting, national and international events. Out of a total area of 21ha, it includes hall space of 25,600 m², a 7,500 m² Convention Centre and parking facilities for 5,000 cars.

Supported by a highly-qualified staff of 26, the Exhibition Park acquired a solid reputation in the French market of events. These strengths combined with the Group's ability to attract new events should enable the Centre to pursue its expansion and contribute to promoting its region.

The Centre is expected to progressively generate sales to attain €8 million. GL events has undertaken commitments with the local government to invest close to €11 million over 3 years to renovate and develop the site. The concession agreement will take effect on 1 January 2007.



By assuming the management and marketing of this new venue, GL events also increases its ability to duplicate events. The group is in effect today an owner or organizer of nearly 230 tradeshows, congresses, exhibitions and events throughout the world.

The addition of this new site has also reinforced the Group's position as a partner of major event industry customers with a portfolio of venues capable meeting the needs for all events in terms of size and destinations.

This new concession agreement is consequently fully in line with GL events' growth strategy.


Upcoming events:
Publication of 2006 fourth-quarter sales, Tuesday 6 February 2007 (after the close of trading)

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