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 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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