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
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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

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