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
Back to GL events press releases and financial news - 2011

GL events strengthens its event services offering with acquisition of BRELET

GL events today announces the signature of a memorandum of understanding for the acquisition of BRELET and its subsidiary, BRELET CENTRE EUROPE. An addition that will further strengthen GL events' Services division.

Founded in 1957 in Nantes, BRELET is a top-tier provider in the French market for event installations and temporary facilities well known for its know-how and the quality of its work.

BRELET generates average annual revenue of €15 million through event agencies and trade fair organisers servicing more than 15 French exhibition centres. Its portfolio of business includes four prestigious recurrent events: the Monte Carlo Rolex Tennis Masters tournament, Alstom French Open Golf Championship, Grand Pavois International in-Water Boat Show of La Rochelle and the Cannes International Boat & Yacht Show. Through its subsidiary BRELET CENTRE EUROPE, for nearly 10 years the group has also operated in the long-term rental market for structures, generating €3 million in additional revenue.

This acquisition will enable GL events to:
- Further strengthen its presence and geographical coverage in the French market for the installation of event structures and general installations for exhibitions;
- Complete Spaciotempo's offering in the long-term rental segment for temporary buildings and installations and generate new synergies.

In line with the group's corporate culture, all BRELET teams of both management and staff will remain fully focused on developing the company and, in this way, contribute to optimal operational performances within the overall GL events Group.

Subject to the results of due diligence, this acquisition is expected to be completed within the next two months and consolidated by the GL events Group as of 1 March 2011. Given the profitability of its operations and good fundamentals, the operation will have an accretive effect on Group earnings beginning in 2011.


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