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 2006

New developments in accordance with 2008 objectives

GL events, the international event-industry group, has increased its stakes in Eurexpo and Sepelcom, to respectively 47% and 95%. This initiative highlights GL events' commitment to actively participate in the development of Lyon as a major destination for international events.


The Town Council of Lyon city as well as the General Assembly of the Lyon Chamber of Commerce, have voted for the buy-back by Sepel of the 34.5% stake held by City of Lyon. As a consequence GL events will own 47% of Sepel. The remainder is owned by Lyon Chamber of Commerce. GL events will take over the operational management of Sepel.

Sepel is the operating company of Eurexpo, the European Convention and Exhibition Centre that generates average yearly sales of €24 million according to the calendar of certain events.

Eurexpo is among the top 20 European venues and the third largest in France with 106.000 m² of exhibition space hosting 200 events a year.



GL events increases its shareholding from 49% to 95% in Sepelcom by the direct acquisition of 46% to Sepel.

Sepelcom, with average annual sales of €27 million, is specialised in organising trade shows for professionals and the general public with such prestigious events as the International Hotel, Catering and Food Trade Exhibition (SIRHA), the International Fair of Lyon, the World Swimming Pool show (Piscine 2006), etc.



GL events' concession for the management of the Lyon Convention Centre has been renewed for an additional 10 years. As such, Lyon confirms its confidence in the group's ability to support the development of this venue and the new extensions which include notably the 3,000-seat hall.



The Lyon region is ideally located at the crossroads of the three major European event markets: France, Germany and Italy. Through its investments and in partnership with all stakeholders of the Lyon region, GL events intends to actively participate in the development and promotion of this premium destination for international events.

To achieve this goal, GL events will contribute its expertise in managing and marketing major events including more than 230 proprietary or organized trade shows, exhibitions, conventions and events worldwide.



By the end of 2006, GL events will have participated in many major international projects such as the Doha Asian Games, which are taking place to the 15th of December as well as the early construction for the World Cup of Cricket in the West Indies and the Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro.

GL events and the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham UK, have signed an agreement to create a subsidiary which will provide from 2007 exhibition services to organisers and exhibitors. The two groups have agreed to combine their knowledge and experience to capture the top-end of the market for exhibition services. With this agreement GL events has the intention to accelerate its market penetration in the provision of services to the exhibition industry in the UK and to partner with the largest British exhibition centre and one of the top ten in Europe.

With these new developments, GL events in accordance with the objectives announced for 2008, is following its strategy for growth in the sectors of Service provider, Venue manager and Event organiser both in France and internationally.


Upcoming events:
Publication of 2006 fourth-quarter sales, Tuesday 06 February 2007

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
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