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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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”.
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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!
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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.
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1 - Rio de Janeiro - HSBC Arena

HSBC Arena is a multipurpose indoor facility, a unique venue in South America. With a total capacity of 15.000 people, the site is suited for every type of major sporting events and large concerts. Built in 2007 to host competitions of the Pan-American Games, HSBC Arena is located within a walking distance of the Riocentro, the Convention and Exhibition Centre of Rio de Janeiro.

HSBC Arena state-of-the-art technical facility in Rio De Janeiro
HSBC Arena state-of-the-art technical facility in Rio De Janeiro
HSBC Arena state-of-the-art technical facility in Rio De Janeiro


Its cosmopolitan city whose magnificent scenery is known worldwide. With a population of almost 6 million inhabitants, Rio de Janeiro is a cosmopolitan city, whose reputation is based on unique assets :

  • Its outline is distinguished by marked contrasts' mountains, the sea, forests, extensive beaches and lowlands, forming an incomparable scenario fully justifying its byname "Cidade Maravilhosa" (the fabulous City).

  • A green city that without interrupting its progress and growth, learned how to preserve nature, either on the more than 90 kms of beaches (among them, the mythic Copacabana or Ipanema), or in the largest urban forest in the world, integrating urban development and the environment in a way unparalleled in any major metropolis in the world.

  • Well known for its hospitality and congeniality, Rio de Janeiro lives at the rhythm of football, samba and festive events - waiting for the most popular of them - the Carnival.

  • Rio is today responsible for a large part of Brazil's economy, with many sectors gaining leading edge technology after the process of privatization, with particular growth in the areas of petrochemicals, petroleum, fixed and mobile telephones, the auto industry and a broad range of services.

  • Discover rio de janeiro - hsbc arena's website The almost 500 years old city has many historical and cultural treasures. Its architecture tells the history of the country, and its museums and art galleries hold coveted collections, and are included in the worldwide circuit for major international exhibitions.

  • Comprehensive infrastructures bring major assets to the city : perfect airline connections for the whole world, an international airport at a distance of less than 20 minutes from the inner city, a range of hotels with a total capacity for more than 23,000 guests in total comfort.

  • In 2007, Rio de Janeiro hosted the Pan-American Games.

Key points

Rioarena benefits from state-of-the-art technical facilities in the line with those of the best international performance venues.

  • A total capacity of 15,000 people
  • 54 boxes so 1,194 places
  • 2 "clubs" of 450 sqm
  • A "catering" and cafeteria area for 1,180 pax
  • 12 spaces designed to host shops
  • 15 bars for a total capacity of more than 13,200 people
  • A lighting system of 1.500 lux., which is consistent with the requirements for high-definition television broadcasting.
  • A very secure venue, that benefits from numerous fire-guard installations and an optimized people traffic (total evacuation time of 10 minutes).



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