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 signed an agreement for the management of a new venue representing €150 million

GL events, the integrated full-service event industry group, was selected by the city of Nice within the framework of a competitive bid to manage the Exhibition and Convention Centre. This 18th site represents a strategic addition to GL events' network of venues.


GL events will manage the Nice Exhibition and Convention Centre under a 10-year concession (délégation de service public) effective 1 January 2007. This agreement will represent approximately €150 million over the 10-year period. GL events undertakes to invest €7 million for the modernization of the infrastructures. This will be accompanied by investments of €19 million by the city of Nice over this same period.

With exhibition space of 30,000 m² and 4 auditoriums, the site is highly modular and capable of hosting all types of events (congresses, conventions, shows, sports events, trade fairs and exhibitions).

In 2006, a broad range of events were hosted by the Nice Exhibition and Convention Centre including the Salon de la Gastronomie, the Home Furniture and Interior Design Trade Fair, Super-Cross Indoor as well as a significant number of shareholders meetings and meetings of different political parties. The Nice International Trade Fair, the Bâtir Exhibition and the General Meeting of the AFER (Association Française d'Epargne et de Retraite) are among the many events scheduled for 2007.



Following the recent developments in Lyon, the addition of this latest venue reinforces GL events' ability to promote major French cities, and notably the Lyon-Nice corridor, as premium destinations for international events. Now covering Barcelona, Lyon, Nice, Padua and Budapest, GL events has in this way also strengthened its competitive offering in Southern Europe. The Group is thus pursuing its strategy of expansion based on significantly increasing the commercial potential of its entire portfolio of venues.


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