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
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GL events provides the installations for COP22 in Marrakech from 7 to 18 November 2016


A global provider of solutions and services for events, partner of major world sports and political events, GL events Group was awarded a contract to provide temporary structures for COP22. The selection criteria highlighted the quality of the consortium's members, GL events' experience in supporting global political events such as the G7, G8, COP20, COP21, along with proven organisational and logistics expertise. Following Lima and Paris, GL events in this way demonstrates its capacity to support governments in organising major planetary events.

GL events was awarded the contract to provide temporary structures for the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Marrakesh encompassing an area of 66.7 acres (27 ha) including 29.6 acres (12 ha) of covered space. The Group has been operating in the the Middle East since 1997, where it has successfully developed its integrated business model. For this major global gathering, GL events formed a consortium comprised of: Capital Events (a Moroccan event industry agency), Agence Publics (communication), LENI (computer services) and RAHAL (catering services).

In charge of coordination and general organization, GL events areas of intervention cover in particular logistics, temporary structures furniture, interior fixtures (carpeting, partitions, awnings), floral decoration, electrical supply, air-conditioning, washroom facilities, IT installations and Internet access; The Group is also responsible for ensuring hospitality services and security.

"Safety and vigilance are more than ever among our top priorities for the sites we manage and the events in which we are stakeholders. People will continue to meet and we will ensure that these meetings are held under optimal conditions of safety." commented Olivier Ginon, GL events' Chairman.


Over a period of 19 weeks, with a team of 500 employees, GL events prepared the meeting grounds covering 66.7 acres (27 ha), the installation of 1,291,669 sq. ft (120,000 m²) of temporary structures on 29.6 acres (12 ha) including tented space 2,296 ft. (700 m) long and 59 ft. (18 m) wide.

The 29.6 acre area is divided into two spaces: the Blue Zone administered by the United Nation and the Green Zone under the authority of the Kingdom of Morocco.
The Blue Zone includes: 50 meeting rooms, two plenary meeting halls, a media space, three areas – the negotiation area, the delegate area and the side events area – a VIP area, a security area, two parking areas and two catering service areas.
The Green Zone includes an innovation area, a civil society area, a security area, a side events area, a parking facility and a catering area.


GL events has been implementing a sustainable development approach for many years. Formalised in 2009, this engagement that is based on concrete projects has evolved into a corporate social responsibility approach today integrated across all Group processes and business lines.

Originating in France nearly 40 years ago, today GL events is a fully integrated worldwide provider of solutions and services for events, the only truly global player and the event industry market reference.

Upcoming events:
2016 annual revenue: 17 January 2017 (after the close of trading)

GL events, bringing people together

Managing Director Corporate Finances and Administration : Erick ROSTAGNAT
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