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
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 Sonores
The 2016 Nuits Sonores are equipped by GL events Audiovisual.
© Laure Rousville
Nuits Sonores
Sao Paulo Expo inauguration
The inauguration of the expanded and renovated Sao Paulo Expo on 26 April was attended by more than 500 economic decision-makers.
© Rodrigo Lopes/studiolopes.com
Sao Paulo Expo inauguration
COP 21
The aim of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) was to negotiate a new universal agreement on climate change, in order to maintain global warming below 2°C. GL events supplied and assembled structures for this key event, and also provided audiovisual services, fixtures and fittings for the event spaces.
© Philippe Cler
COP 21
African Games
The Live! by GL events agency was in charge of organising the spectacular closing ceremony for the African Games.
© Myli Bourigault et Pierre Le Tulzo / Live! by GL events
African Games
Video City Paris
Organised by the producers of the Golden Moustache (M6 TV channel), the Studio Bagel (Canal+ TV channel) and Mixicom, in collaboration with Live! by GL events, Vidéo City brought together around a hundred of the most popular YouTube video creators. A genuine success!
© Philippe Cler
Video City Paris
Maison de la Mutualité
The Maison de la Mutualité was the former headquarters of the French mutual insurance federation . The venue has been managed by GL events since 2010. The Group has renovated the building to return it to its former glory. Today, the venue hosts all types of events, from business meetings and exhibitions to fashion parades.
Maison de la Mutualité
Equita
This is an event that horse-riding fans look forward to every year. Organised by GL events, Equita is the largest equestrian show in France. Each year, around 3,500 horses take part in the event which attracts over 150,000 visitors.
© PSV – Jean Morel
Equita
IMF and the World Bank
The Boards of Governors of the IMF and the World Bank met in Lima (Peru) this year to establish the main priorities and focuses for the two institutions. The production of this large-scale event was entrusted to a consortium made up of GL events and the event agency Stimulus.
© Joao Socola
IMF and the World Bank
Absolute
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
Absolute
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Rugby World Cup 2011

RWC 2011: A new large-scale project for GL events

As part of the Rugby World Cup 2011 taking place in New Zealand, GL events were awarded contracts by Eden Park Redevelopment Board and Rugby Travel and Hospitality for deliverables to Eden Park Auckland.

 

Eden Park is the main Venue for the RWC hosting 11 games including the Opening ceremony, Semi Finals & Finals. First used in 1903, Eden Park was recently refurbished to a capacity of 48,000 which is not enough for a Rugby World Cup.

A large-scale projet for GL events

The project required a solution for additional seating installations to Eden Park Stadium of 12,000 seats, increasing the capacity of the stadium to 60,000. GL events provided a solution using in house deliverables for grandstand installations.
GL events a relevé le challenge en offrant une solution correspondant aux demandes exceptionnelles en ingénierie, due to seismic activities and extreme weather in New Zealand (over 4000 aftershocks in the last 6 month).

Due to limited availability of space at Eden Park, a proposal was formulated for the provision of Broadcast Presentation Studios, custom built and positioned in challenging spaces throughout level 4 of the North East, East and South East of the Park, to the highest standards, commended by broadcasters during the August Test Event.

GL events designed the hospitality pavilion using in house solutions of temporary structures in the form of the Absolute range of tents. RTH as Official Hospitality provider to the Rugby World Cup required a Hospitality Pavilion to be built adjacent to Eden Park, within the grounds creating Restaurant venues for pre and post games experiences.

Implementation was required for kitchen areas, bespoke toilets, 6 restaurants of varying size for banquet style fine dining all linked by an interactive atrium area and accessed from the park through a dedicated entrance.

Outre les prestations techniques d’aménagement d’installations temporaires, le groupe s’est notamment vu confié la gestion globale du projet (y compris la coordination des achats, le sourcing des produits et livrables internes), le rôle de Maitre d’Ouvrage, la gestion des sous-traitants, ainsi que toute la partie Santé et Sécurité et le contrôle de gestion :

-    Temporary Grandstands, seating capacity of 12000 seats
-    5 locations for temporary seating, the main grandstand installations being on the East and West of Eden Park
-    East & West stands each 90m x 30m to a height of 33m
-    143,000 linear meters of steel tube
-    30,000 braces in the most complex structure designs ever installed
-    3000+ cbm of excavation
-    500+ cbm of concrete installed in sophisticated foundation design including over 20 rock anchors drilled and secured 6m down in to volcanic rock
-    2600+ steps
-    Electrical and Lighting installations to the temporary grandstands including 244 general and emergency lights, 13 lighting poles installed to the rear of the stands at 33m height, 32 external floodlights and 26 emergency exit signs
-    5 Broadcast presentation studios, custom built to GL events design and specifications including lighting and electrical, internal fit out, fire detection, air conditioning, scaffold platforms and access stairways, craned into level 4 stadium positions
-    6,100sqm of Tent structures for Hospitality
-    5,100sqm carpet installations
-    10,234sqm Roof and Wall Linings
-    565 lm of temporary walling
-    Bespoke Male and Female Toilet facilities within the tented Hospitality Pavilion including 36 Cubicles, 40 Urinals, 48 Hand Basins, 4 Disabled cubicles and related plumbing, technical, waste removal services and consumables.

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