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.
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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.
Publication of audited 2007 consolidated financial statements, Tuesday 11 March 2008 (after the close of trading)
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Managing Director Corporate Finances and Administration : Erick ROSTAGNAT
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Erick Rostagnat - Managing Director Corporate Finances and Administration:
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