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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.
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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

1 - Istanbul - The Seed

"The Seed" was built in the heart of the "Pavilion with Horses (Atlı Köşk)" on a 1,700sqm floor and is Istanbul's most recent congress centre. Located on the European bank of the Bosphorus, its modern structure and architecture make it a premium venue for meetings, congresses, seminars and artistic events hosting, of national and international standard.

The terraces and gardens of the Seed are a unique viewpoint on one of the most impressive landscapes: the Bosphorus strait. Along with this one-of-a-kind surroundings, your diners, cocktails or product launchings will take a distinctive dimension and will undoubtedly leave a never be forgotten memory to its participants.

The Seed in the Pavilion with Horses - Istanbul's conference centre
The Seed in the Pavilion with Horses - Istanbul's conference centre
The Seed in the Pavilion with Horses - Istanbul's conference centre

DESTINATION ISTANBUL

Built on seven hills overhanging the sea, Istanbul is the world's 5th largest city and Turkey largest city with over 12 million inhabitants. It's also the only city based on two different continents, spreading on the Bosphorus banks, straddled between Europe and Asia.

Thanks to its strategic location on international shipping axes, Istanbul has been a trade platform since Antiquity. Being an open window on the world for Turkey, Istanbul happens to be an authentic ethnic and cultural melting pot place. The city benefits from its historic treasures blended with its economic modernism, besides its natural overwhelming beauty. 

Hosting History: Throughout 3,500 years, Istanbul has been the capital city of both the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires during 1,500 years. Standing as the cultural, artistic and spiritual heart of Turkey, the city hosts the major colleges of the country.

Among the numerous monuments of Istanbul listed on the UNESCO World Heritage sites list, you will find the magnificent Saint Sophie's church and Saint Irene's church, as well as the astonishing "Blue Mosque", the Dolmabahçe palace and Maiden Tower... not to mention its archaeological museums or the unique atmosphere of the "Bazaars".

Trading as a tradition: Not only is Istanbul the driving force behind economy, industry and finance, it is also Turkey's biggest harbour and import-export platform of the country.

Over the past few years, the Turkish economy has experienced a real mutation impressed by an opening to global markets, and the expansion of industry and services. The city also hosts the head offices of the major Turkish firms, most of which are banks, insurances and media.

Discover istanbul - the seed's website A rising reference of business travel: Istanbul remains an attractive city on the leisure, cultural and religious tourism market, but it is also becoming a privileged place for international congress and meeting hosting. As a matter of fact tourism has become with the industrial sector the main city employer. Elected European Capital of Culture for 2010, Istanbul has turned into a lively, modern and future-facing metropolis whose gastronomy, sunsets and hectic nights keep on enchanting visitors.

Istanbul's strategic position of junction between two worlds made it a natural focal point between Europe and Asia. The city holds two international airports: Atatürk airport, Turkey's largest airport, on the European bank, and Sabiha Gökçen airport on Asian bank. A vast and still-expanding highway network surrounds and passes through the city, also equipped with tramways, subways, buses and funicular railways, not to mention ferries that always had a major role in Istanbul.

Key points

  • 1 Auditorium « The Seed » with a total capacity up to 330 places
  • 2 conference rooms of 80 and 150 places (both rooms can be united for a
  • total capacity up to 210 places)
    3 meeting rooms from 16 to 50 places

  • Catering:
  • Dinners up to 800 people
  • Cocktails up to 1000 people
The venue benefits also from three terraces and one winter garden with unique viewpoint on the Bosphorus.

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