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
GL events


GL events manages a network of 40 event venues in France and throughout the world Convention centres, exhibition centres, reception facilities, multi-purpose facilities, this unique offering of different types of venues is constantly evolving to address new needs.


These venues which host every type of event (economic, cultural, scientific, sports, etc.) provide forces of attraction extending the economic reach of cities and territories. The construction or extension projects fit within a broader framework of large urban development programs.

It is within this configuration that GL events' business is developed. As a partner of local governments, the Group thus intervenes through long-term concessions. Working closely with them, in fulfilling its missions, it puts its expertise and know-how to the service of major territorial ambitions for economic, social and cultural development. To this purpose, GL events has an approach for creating content for the sites it manages with the objective of contributing to the territory's vitality and development.

Professionalism, safety for people, reliability for equipment, providing the best possible service, these constitute GL events' commitments to both the delegating authorities and their customers visiting the sites (organisers, exhibitors, visitors, convention attendees, etc.).




  • Managing and marketing
  • Convention centres
  • Exhibition centres
  • Reception facilities
  • Concert halls
  • Multi-purpose facilities
  • Sport arenas


  • National
  • International
  • Local authorities, institutions
  • Companies, key accounts
  • General public



Convention centres:

  • Ankara (Turkey): Congresium Ankara
  • Barcelona (Spain): Barcelona International Convention Centre (CCIB)
  • Brussels (Belgium): SQUARE-Brussels Convention Centre
  • Clermont-Ferrand: Polydome
  • Guangzhou (China): Guangzhou International Convention Center
  • The Hague (Netherlands): World Forum The Hague
  • Lyon: Centre de Congrès de Lyon
  • Metz: Metz Robert Schuman Convention Centre
  • Metz: Centre de Convention du Technopôle
  • Nice: Acropolis
  • Paris: Maison de la Mutualité
  • Paris: Palais Brongniart
  • Rio de Janeiro (Brazil): Cinco Integrated Convention Center (Riocentro)
  • Saint-Étienne: Convention Centre
  • Strasbourg: Palais de la Musique et des Congrès
  • Toulouse: Centre Congrès Pierre Baudis
  • Valenciennes: Cité des Congrès Valenciennes

Exhibition centres:

    • Amiens: Mégacité
    • Budapest (Hungary): Hungexpo
    • Clermont-Ferrand: Grande Halle d’Auvergne
    • Lyon: Eurexpo
    • Metz: Metz Exhibition Centre
    • Nagoya (Japan): Aichi International Exhibition Centre
    • Paris: Espace Evénements du Parc Floral de Paris
    • Paris: Paris Event Center
    • Rio de Janeiro (Brazil): Riocentro
    • São Paulo (Brazil): São Paulo Expo
    • Strasbourg: Wacken Exhibition Centre
    • Toulouse: Toulouse Exhibition Centre
    • Turin (Italy): Lingotto Fiere
    • Vannes: Le Chorus

Reception facilities:

    • Istanbul (Turkey): The Seed
    • Lyon: La Sucrière
    • Lyon: Matmut Stadium Lyon Gerland
    • Paris: Pavillon Chesnaie du Roy
    • Toulouse: Espaces Vanel

Multi-purpose facilities and concert halls:

  • Clermont-Ferrand: Zénith d’Auvergne
  • London (United Kingdom): Battersea Evolution
  • Rio de Janeiro (Brazil): Jeunesse Arena
  • Roanne: Le Scarabée
  • Turin (Italy): Oval

In figure:

  • 40 venues
  • Revenue €316.7 M in 2017
  • 981 employees
  • more than 1.2 M SQM of public space


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