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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.
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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.
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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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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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