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 2008

GL events to acquire 6 major industrial trade fairs

GL events has concluded a memorandum of understanding with Exposium to acquire a portfolio of six industrial trade fairs:
- The biennial manufacturing technology trade fairs Industrie Paris and Industrie Lyon, held in March in even and odd years respectively;
- The biennial international trade fairs for systems, components and solutions for industry and large-scale infrastructure, SCS Automation & Control Paris and SCS Automation & Control Lyon, held in November;
- Forum de l'Electronique, an international electronics industry show organized at Paris Nord Villepinte jointly with the RF & Hyper tradeshow dedicated to radio frequencies, microwaves, wireless, optical fibres and their applications held in October.

These fairs showcase approx. 3,000 exhibitors on more than 100,000 m² at Paris Nord Villepinte and Lyon Eurexpo. In 2008 they will generate total sales of €22 million with an operating margin in line with standards for this type of business.

This acquisition follows a partnership of several years between Exposium and GL events in organizing the Industrie Lyon and Industrie Paris trade fairs.

This latest addition strengthens the portfolio of industrial trade fairs organized by GL events that include Mach Tech and ElectroSalon in Budapest, Ven Mec in Padua and Stim in Lyon.

GL events and Exposium have also entered into a partnership for the commercialization of Europack/Euromanut the trade show for packaging, logistics, storage and handling solutions and equipment.

This expansion highlights GL events' acceleration as an organizer of B-to-B events and confirms its strategy of developing high value-added trade fairs in line with its recent partnership for Pret à Porter Paris®, a premier international fashion event. As a result, GL events has a portfolio today of more than 200 proprietary trade fairs.


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