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
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.


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