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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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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 Sonores
The 2016 Nuits Sonores are equipped by GL events Audiovisual.
© Laure Rousville
Nuits Sonores
Sao Paulo Expo inauguration
The inauguration of the expanded and renovated Sao Paulo Expo on 26 April was attended by more than 500 economic decision-makers.
© Rodrigo Lopes/studiolopes.com
Sao Paulo Expo inauguration
COP 21
The aim of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) was to negotiate a new universal agreement on climate change, in order to maintain global warming below 2°C. GL events supplied and assembled structures for this key event, and also provided audiovisual services, fixtures and fittings for the event spaces.
© Philippe Cler
COP 21
African Games
The Live! by GL events agency was in charge of organising the spectacular closing ceremony for the African Games.
© Myli Bourigault et Pierre Le Tulzo / Live! by GL events
African Games
Video City Paris
Organised by the producers of the Golden Moustache (M6 TV channel), the Studio Bagel (Canal+ TV channel) and Mixicom, in collaboration with Live! by GL events, Vidéo City brought together around a hundred of the most popular YouTube video creators. A genuine success!
© Philippe Cler
Video City Paris
Maison de la Mutualité
The Maison de la Mutualité was the former headquarters of the French mutual insurance federation . The venue has been managed by GL events since 2010. The Group has renovated the building to return it to its former glory. Today, the venue hosts all types of events, from business meetings and exhibitions to fashion parades.
Maison de la Mutualité
Equita
This is an event that horse-riding fans look forward to every year. Organised by GL events, Equita is the largest equestrian show in France. Each year, around 3,500 horses take part in the event which attracts over 150,000 visitors.
© PSV – Jean Morel
Equita
IMF and the World Bank
The Boards of Governors of the IMF and the World Bank met in Lima (Peru) this year to establish the main priorities and focuses for the two institutions. The production of this large-scale event was entrusted to a consortium made up of GL events and the event agency Stimulus.
© Joao Socola
IMF and the World Bank
Absolute
Spacious, elegant and with impeccable finishing, Absolute Triple Deck is an exceptional structure that combines robustness and aesthetics. Providing more than 25% additional interior surface area, this new events structure takes standards in excellence to a whole new level.
© Detail Ltd
Absolute
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London Olympic Games 2012

GL events, provider of Olympic events since 1992. For the London Olympics, GL events is implementing an industrial and logistic project of unprecedented scale.

From 27 July to 12 August, London will be hosting the 28th summer Olympic Games. They will be followed by the 14th Paralympic Games, from 29 August to 9 September.

Jeux Olympiques de Londres 2012 - London 2012 Olympics - United kingdom
Jeux Olympiques de Londres 2012 - London 2012 Olympics - United kingdom
Jeux Olympiques de Londres 2012 - London 2012 Olympics - United kingdom

GL events, one of the world's leading service providers for major sporting events, is once again actively involved in this prestigious global event. It is one of the largest projects ever undertaken by GL events, in terms of sheer scale, innovation, investment and human resources: GL events is involved in work on 89 event sites, requiring more than 500 people, including sub-contractors, and a project-specific management and organisational structure.


In terms of upstream preparation, the provision of tents and grandstands for the event required one of the most significant design operations that the Group has ever conducted, with around 2000 drawings being produced in barely six months for three design phases, out of a total of six.


At the same time, a huge manufacturing programme was launched to make the 165,000m² of tents and 95,000 grandstand seats, delivered in 2012: for five months, the Group's production companies operated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to produce the temporary structures, ranging from single-floor to triple-decker Absolute struc-tures.


This contract has also enabled GL events to reinforce its position in the United Kingdom, which will be hosting other major events in the coming years: the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, the Rugby World Cup in 2015…

 

Key Figures

  • 170,000m² of temporary structures for more than 80 sites (32 venues hosting the competitions and the satellite villages + 50 other sites) - Around 4,500 drawings
  • Between 125,000 and 95,000 seats, spread across 13 venues
  • Installation phase = 6 months
  • The project team: 140 people of 28 different nationalities
  • 400 people/day on average working on the Olympic site
  • Installation: 25,000 man/days
  • 4,000 truck operations (2,100 for the installation phase and 1,900 for the dismantling phase).

 

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