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
GL events
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
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!
© @studioLopes
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.
© Detail Ltd
Back to Press releases 2007

Major Developments for Venue and Event Management

Acquisition of Emap Agor and the Turin Exhibition Park

The tradeshow organization in France strengthened with the acquisition of Emap Agor

GL events announces the acquisition of Emap Agor, a French subsidiary of the Emap PLC Group. Specialized in the organization of B-to-B trade shows, Emap Agor has sales of €20 million with a catalogue of proprietary events in Paris, Lyon and Rennes including Tradexpo, the Volume Goods Trade Show (Paris), CFIA Food Industry Suppliers Trade Show (Rennes) and MDD Food & Goods (Paris). These three events generate sales respectively of approximately €9 million, €5.5 million and €3 million.

To be consolidated in the 2007 second half, Emap Agor has an operating margin of more than 25%. As major trade fairs are organized in the first half of each year, it will have a positive impact on the financial statements beginning in January 2008.

This acquisition further strengthens GL events' catalogue of trade fairs in Paris and other French regions and will provide the Group with new opportunities to duplicate these successful events at other venues that are part of its worldwide network.


Turin: a second premium destination for Italy

GL events also announces today the acquisition of the Turin Exhibition Park. It now has two venues in Italy with the Padua Exhibition Centre.

The Lingotto Fiere represents a total area of 96,000 m² with 5 exhibition halls and 52,000 m² of modular covered space capable of hosting every type of event. In 2006 the Park had sales of €6 million.

After having strengthened capabilities in the organization of trade fairs in Italy with the acquisition of Promotor International, GL events now reinforces its capacity to host events in this country that represents one of Europe's three largest markets and will contribute €36 million to Group sales on a full-year basis.


Addition of a new venue in Brazil: the Curitiba Convention Centre

GL events announces the signature of a five-year management agreement to operate the Curitiba Convention Centre in Brazil. With a capacity to receive as many as 5000 participants, the venue has a staff of 20 and annual sales of approximately €2.8 million.

GL events now has a portfolio of 23 venues under management in highly attractive locations (including Paris, Lyon, London, Barcelona, Padua, Brussels, Budapest, Rio de Janeiro, Shanghai and now Turin) confirming its expansion in the segment of premium destinations.


With the acquisition of Emap Agor, GL events has a catalogue of more than 200 proprietary events increasing its ability to duplicate events across its network of venues in line with its strategy.


Upcoming events:
2007 second-quarter sales: 24 July 2007 (after the close of trading)

GL events, bringing people together

Managing Director Corporate Finances and Administration : Erick ROSTAGNAT
Telephone :  + 33 4 72 31 54 20
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Tel : +33(0)4 72 31 54 20


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