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 the concession for the Rio de Janeiro exhibition park and installations for the 2007 Pan-American Games

After adding the Padua and Budapest exhibition centres in 2005, GL events inaugurates a new phase of international expansion in Venue and Event Management after being awarded a 50 year concession for the Rio de Janeiro exhibition centre.

Riocentro: GL events' first major success outside Europe for Venue and Event Management

According to the results of the call for tenders by the city of Rio de Janeiro and published in the official journal of 27 March, GL events Brazil, specifically created for this purpose, will manage the city's Riocentro exhibition centre for 50 years. The formal signature of the agreement will be within 15 days. GL events will invest €25 million in 2006 and 2007 to achieve the modernization of the site and host the Pan-American Games.


An exceptional venue in a major international destination

Located in Rio de Janeiro, a major city of 12 million inhabitants, and the leading tourist destination in South America, Riocentro is the largest event venue in South America with 140 acres and 87,000 m² of exhibition space.

With parking for 9,000 vehicles, a natural lake and 5 interconnected halls, Riocentro's installations have been ideally designed to host events both for professionals and the general public. In 2005, Riocentro hosted 76 trade shows and exhibitions with the Book show attracting more than 800.000 visitors.

GL events targets sales of €10 million (out of Pan-American Games revenues).


Installation contract for the Pan-American Games

The exhibition park will host the Pan-American Games in July 2007. 5,000 athletes will participate in these games representing 34 sports and originating from 42 countries.

For this event, GL events will provide temporary installations for sports events, International Broadcast centre and Press centre representing about €20 million sales.


GL events: a strategic acceleration

The Venue and Event Management strategy is to establish GL events as a reference in managing and marketing premium international venues. After Barcelona, London, Padua and Budapest, Rio de Janeiro perfectly completes the group's portfolio by:
- Strengthening its international network,
- Developing a position in the strong growth market of Brazil,
- Providing a base for future expansion in South America to further improve its offering of Global Services,

This new success once again highlights the pertinence of the group's growth strategy and the strength of its integrated business model.


Upcoming events:
Publication of 2006 first-quarter sales, 25 April (after trading hours)

GL events, bringing people together

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