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 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.
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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
Brazil Game Show
The biggest game show in Latin America chose Sao Paulo Expo to host this year’s event, attended by 300,000 fans!
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Brazil Game Show
Turin International Book Fair
With 127,596 tickets sold in 2016, the Turin Book Fair, organised by GL events – Lingotto Fiere, is a genuine success story.
© Fondazione per il Libro, la Musica e la Cultura
Turin International Book Fair
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
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.
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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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