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 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
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%).

GL events, bringing people together

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

Code ISIN : FR0000066672
Code Bloomberg : GLO FP
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Erick Rostagnat - Managing Director Corporate Finances and Administration:
Tel : +33(0)4 72 31 54 20


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