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 strengthens its stake in Première Vision

GL events détient désormais 49% du capital de Première Vision aux cotes des industriels du textile


Première Vision S.A., a leading worldwide organiser of trade shows for fabrics and services for the fashion industry, reorganises its shareholder base: GL events acquires the shares held by Eurovet and increases its stake from 24.5% to 49%.
GL events Group, an event industry specialist and Première Vision's long standing technical partner, will henceforth assume a lead role in steering the company's course in collaboration with French textile manufacturers in the Association Première Vision that retains the majority stake. Philippe Pasquet, will serve as Chairman of the Executive Board and Lucien Deveaux as Chairman of the Supervisory Board.



Building on its unique and strong international brand name in the professional universe of textiles and fashion, Première Vision organises the world's premier fabric show in Paris with for the last ten years editions as well in New York, Shanghai/Beijing, Moscow and more recently Sao Paulo through the joint venture with the local company, Fagga Eventos, GL events' Brazilian subsidiary. The company also intervenes in complementary sectors of yarns and fibres (Expofil brand), textile design (Indigo and Direction by Indigo), denim (Denim by Première Vision), and finally accessories and supplies for fashion and design (ModAmont tradeshow organised in partnership with Tarsus France).

Positioned in a selective offering with value-added services, Première Vision currently organises 22 events per year in six countries providing showcases to 3,400 exhibitors for 160,000 professional visitors. In 2009 the company, based in Lyon and Paris, had consolidated sales of €35 million.



GL events is an integrated international event industry group with a comprehensive offering covering three major segments: event organisation, venue management and related services. The Group has a portfolio of nearly 250 proprietary B-to-B and B-to-C trade fairs worldwide and a network of 36 venues under management that include convention centres, exhibition centres, concert halls and multi-purpose facilities in France and international destinations. It currently has more than 3,500 employees through a network of more than 90 offices worldwide. Consolidated sales in 2010 are expected to exceed €690 million. Also in the fashion sector, GL events has recently become the majority shareholder of Sodes, organiser of the fashion industry trade show, Prêt-à-Porter Paris.

Against the backdrop of accelerating concentration among different providers of event industry solutions, reinforcing ties between GL events and the Association Première Vision should contribute to strengthening Première Vision S.A.'s international development and further broaden its range of services and its portfolio of events devoted to the worlds of fashion and personal goods.


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2010 net sales: 1 February 2011 (after the close of trading)

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