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

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


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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