GL events
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.
© Odile Decq architect / Felice Varini – Nicolas Rodet
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
Back to Press releases 2002

Net sales at 30 September 2002: up 31.9%, confirming trends

In millions of euros 2002 2001 change
Consolidated net sales, 3rd quarter 69,5 46,3 +50%
Overall net sales at 30 September 2002 210,1 159,3 +31,9 %

Lyon, 21 October 2002

Confirmation of strong business growth:

Générale Location's 3rd-quarter net sales 2002 stood at 69.5m€ as against 46.3m€ for 2001, reporting a rise of 50% (25.3% on a constant consolidation and exchange rate basis). When adjusted against earnings realised in september 2002 from Première Vision trade fair which took place in October 2001, the final growth figure is 37.4%.

Overall net sales at 30 September 2002 stood at 210.1m€, up 31.9% (or +10.3% on a constant consolidation and exchange rate basis).

Growth is as follows for the core businesses:
- Services for trade fairs-exhibitions-events: up 19.9%
- Venue and events management: up 177%
- Fittings-museum fittings-systems: up 37.8%.

These figures confirm the contribution from recently acquired companies, the development of the Venue and events management business (Toulouse Palais des Congrès and Exhibition Center), seasonal trends for certain subsidiaries such as Owen Brown and BS Vision as announced when the first-half results were published, and the Group's involvement in major and international events.


Générale Location is upholding its full-year objective of minimum growth of 25% (with 5% organic growth) for 2002.

Générale Location recently acquired the Regam company in Grenoble (Services for trade fairs-exhibitions-events) as part of its local commercial development strategy. Net sales for this office should reach 1.8m€ in 2003.

A simplified legal organisation chart for the Group

In order to clarify its shareholder structure, Générale Location will be proposing to merge with the intermediary holding Groupe Polygone at the Extraordinary Shareholders' Meeting on 20 December 2002.

The Public portion of equity will remain virtually the same once this operation is complete, changing from 27.99 to 27.87%.

This operation will see the integration of Aquasourca (private investment fund with industrial shareholdings in developing companies) in the leading holding company Polygone SA, mainly through a capital increase, thereby demonstrating its faith in the future development of the Group.

Once this merger is finalised, Générale Location's shareholder structure will consist of Polygone SA (60.2%), Banque de Vizille (8.2%), managers and executives (3.6%) and public (28%).

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Managing Director Corporate Finances and Administration : Erick ROSTAGNAT
Telephone :  + 33 4 72 31 54 20
Fax : + 33 4 26 20 42 00
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