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 provides the installations for COP22 in Marrakech from 7 to 18 November 2016.
The largest temporary installation ever produced.
© Architecte OUALALOU+CHOI
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
São Paulo International Motor Show
São Paulo Expo stages the largest and most important auto show in Latin America.
© @studioLopes
São Paulo International Motor Show
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
Back to Press releases 2007

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.


Upcoming events:
Publication of 2006 fourth-quarter sales, 6 February 2007

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