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 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
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