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
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 Sonores
The 2016 Nuits Sonores are equipped by GL events Audiovisual.
© Laure Rousville
Nuits Sonores
Sao Paulo Expo inauguration
The inauguration of the expanded and renovated Sao Paulo Expo on 26 April was attended by more than 500 economic decision-makers.
© Rodrigo Lopes/
Sao Paulo Expo inauguration
COP 21
The aim of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) was to negotiate a new universal agreement on climate change, in order to maintain global warming below 2°C. GL events supplied and assembled structures for this key event, and also provided audiovisual services, fixtures and fittings for the event spaces.
© Philippe Cler
COP 21
African Games
The Live! by GL events agency was in charge of organising the spectacular closing ceremony for the African Games.
© Myli Bourigault et Pierre Le Tulzo / Live! by GL events
African Games
Video City Paris
Organised by the producers of the Golden Moustache (M6 TV channel), the Studio Bagel (Canal+ TV channel) and Mixicom, in collaboration with Live! by GL events, Vidéo City brought together around a hundred of the most popular YouTube video creators. A genuine success!
© Philippe Cler
Video City Paris
Maison de la Mutualité
The Maison de la Mutualité was the former headquarters of the French mutual insurance federation . The venue has been managed by GL events since 2010. The Group has renovated the building to return it to its former glory. Today, the venue hosts all types of events, from business meetings and exhibitions to fashion parades.
Maison de la Mutualité
This is an event that horse-riding fans look forward to every year. Organised by GL events, Equita is the largest equestrian show in France. Each year, around 3,500 horses take part in the event which attracts over 150,000 visitors.
© PSV – Jean Morel
IMF and the World Bank
The Boards of Governors of the IMF and the World Bank met in Lima (Peru) this year to establish the main priorities and focuses for the two institutions. The production of this large-scale event was entrusted to a consortium made up of GL events and the event agency Stimulus.
© Joao Socola
IMF and the World Bank
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 2010

GL events awarded a €32 million contract for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in India

The Group consolidates its position as a major partner of leading worldwide sports events.

FY 2010 growth target raised to more than 15%.

A major new contract for GL events in the large sports events segment

The Delhi Development Authority and the Organising Committee have signed with GL events and its Indian partner Litmus two contracts for the provision of services for a total value of €32 million for the 2010 edition of the Commonwealth Games to be held in Delhi, India, between 3 and 14 October.

These Games that are organised every four years bring together athletes from Commonwealth countries representing 17 disciplines including notably athletics, swimming, cycling, boxing, rugby and gymnastics. The contract awarded to the joint-venture 70%-held by GL events provides for the provision of temporary structures and installation services for 10 sites in Delhi including the Games Village, the new international airport and the Pragati Maidan exhibition and convention centre.

Already a contributor to the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola, the FIFA Confederations Cup TM and the FIFA 2010 World Cup South Africa TM in South Africa, this contract for the Commonwealth Games, confirms GL events' position as a world-class partner for major international sports events. It also further demonstrates its ability to propose event solutions of quality in host countries with strong developing economies.

The Group will furthermore seek to leverage this contract to accelerate its development in India, a market of high potential for major sports events as well as for corporate events and business tourism.


New target for revenue growth of more than 15%

This major new contract further contributes to the Group's prospects for strong growth in 2010.

With this latest success, GL events now expects annual revenue for 2010 to grow more than 15% to exceed €670 million.


Strong commercial positions with a very promising pipeline for major global events

With its high-quality offering and an increasingly strong international brand name, GL events intends to build on its track record to pursue opportunities with major customers for upcoming major events.

The calendar for 2011-2012 appears very promising for events requiring large-scale solutions for temporary installations and engineering. These include notably the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, the 2011 Rugby Cup in New Zealand, the 2011 World Championships in Athletics in South Korea, the Test Events in London 2011, in preparation for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, the Africa Cup of Nations in January 2012 in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea, the UEFA 2012 TM EURO Football Championship in Ukraine and Poland, etc.


A strategy of continued international expansion

Following the model deployed for development in India, the Group intends to accelerate its strategy of international expansion by focusing on the most attractive "destinations". This objective will be pursued both through Services for large events and by reinforcing the local network of the Venue Management and Events business, along the lines of the strategy applied in Brazil that should permit the Group to prepare for the FIFA World Cup Brazil TM and the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games under optimal conditions.


Upcoming events:
2010 half-year results, Thursday, 29 July 2010 (after the close of trading)
Information Meeting, 29 July 2010, 5:45 pm, Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild - Paris

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