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
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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

2 - Rio de Janeiro - Riocentro

With its convention centre and 5 inter-connected pavilions, surrounded by a natural park of 571 thousand sqm, Riocentro is a multi-functional complex specially designed for national and international events, indoors or outdoors. The site is located within a walking distance of the HSBC Arena, the multipurpose indoor facility of Rio de Janeiro.

Riocentro - multi-functional conference centre - Rio de Janeiro
Riocentro - multi-functional conference centre - Rio de Janeiro
Riocentro - multi-functional conference centre - 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 - riocentro'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

With a 87,000 sqm indoor exhibition area, Riocentro is the biggest complex of South America:

  • 5 inter-connected pavilions
  • 4 exhibition pavilions ranging from 10,000 to 20,500sqm
    A convention centre pavilion spread over 2 floors
    - A multifunctional auditorium with moveable seats with a capacity up to 4,500 people
    - 17 modular meeting rooms with a capacity from 20 to 700 people, ideal for simultaneous events
    - VIP lounge of 450sqm
  • Press room
  • Heliport
  • Parking facilities for up to 7,000 vehicles.



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