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
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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
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Foire Internationale de Lyon

Increasingly concerned about the ecological impact of the Lyon Fair, GL events Exhibitions has reinforced its policy regarding sustainable development.

GL events Exhibitions - sustainable development at the Foire de Lyon

Furthermore, to satisfy consumer demand, the Lyon Fair and its exhibitors are, this year, proposing a wider range of "green" products, in all sectors... Consequently, the Fair is in perfect harmony with GL events' new strategic programme in favour of sustainable development, the "Think Green" programme.


A Fair that cares about its ecological impact

The Lyon Fair is pursuing its efforts in terms of sustainable development. Consequently, for the first time, almost 60,000 m² of recycled carpet were laid in the halls of Eurexpo.

As every year, the Fair sorted the waste produced during the 11 days of the event. In 2009, approximately 250 tonnes of waste were sent to the sorting plant to be recycled. Furthermore, in order to save energy, 2000 low-consumption neons were used to light the different halls at Eurexpo.
Like last year, the 35,000 "Lyon Fair" bags that were distributed were made of recycled materials, fully recyclable and with no impact on nature. The signage fabrics are also manufactured so as to be fully recyclable. The event guides, with 130,000 copies printed, are also made from recycled paper in a certified "Imprim'Vert" (Green) workshop.

Visit Lyon international fair's website Always attentive to its ecological impact, the Lyon Fair, in partnership with the Lyon Transport Board (TCL), also promoted the use of public transport for getting to Eurexpo; during night sessions, almost 150 round-trips were made from Vaulx en Velin to Eurexpo. In 2012, a tramway and free bike parks will complement the environmentally friendly travel options.


A greater range of "green" products

Environmental respect and energy saving are on everyone's mind, and the Lyon Fair understands this. Consequently, it proposes a wide range of "green" products, in every sector.
The 8,500 m² of surface area devoted to housing and habitat presents the innovations proposed by a hundred exhibitors: geothermal energy, triple glazing, natural insulation, heat pumps, wood-granule heating stoves, solar heating and panels... Everything for an efficient, sustainable habitat....
The furnishing and decoration section presents more and more items made from certified wood, water-based varnishes and paints... The woods chosen are part of controlled forest management and replanting policy, and the products are increasingly made from natural materials such as leather, drift wood, bamboo etc.
For the outdoors, teak is being replaced by PFC certified wood, and wrought iron favoured over resin-based or plastic garden furniture. Natural swimming pools which self-regulate the water through plants and minerals offer a green solution to chemical based pool products.
Strolling through the aisles, the visitors also finds organic cotton clothes with natural dyes, multi-purpose cleaning products using clay stone, 100% natural cosmetics, organic wine, customised furniture given a second lease of life, electric vehicles etc.


A clear commitment of the GL events Group

Finally, in the general interest of the Group, GL events launched a sustainable development policy 2 years ago: "Think Green" aims to promote economic, social and ecological development in each of the Group's subsidiaries. GL events Exhibitions, through the Lyon International Fair organised in partnership with Eurexpo, is showing the way forward.



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