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 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

Managing Director Corporate Finances and Administration : Erick ROSTAGNAT
Telephone :  + 33 4 72 31 54 20
Fax : + 33 4 26 20 42 00
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Erick Rostagnat - Managing Director Corporate Finances and Administration:
Tel : +33(0)4 72 31 54 20


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