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

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

DESTINATION 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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