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
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
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!
© @studioLopes
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.
© Fondazione per il Libro, la Musica e la Cultura
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.
© 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
Blossom
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
Blossom
Nuits Sonores
GL events is the audiovisual services provider to this major electronic music festival!
© Laure Rousville
Nuits Sonores
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
Back to Press releases 2005

Strong 2005 first-quarter growth
Net sales: + 17.8%

Net sales (€ millions) 2005 2004 Change
First quarter 100,6 85,4 +17,8 %

For the 2005 first quarter, the group announced strong growth in net sales of 17.8% (+12.2% at comparable structure and exchange rates).

 

Global Services
€70.6 million or 70% of total sales
+3.1% (+1.7% at comparable structure and exchange rates)

First quarter sales were strong, boosted by major recurring trade shows and exhibitions (SIRHA, the international hotel catering and food trade exhibition in January), gains in the event market and the positive contribution from the integration of Temp-A-Store.

 

Venue and Event Management
€30 million or 30% of total sales (19.8% in Q1 2004)
+77% (+48% at comparable structure and exchange rates)

Driven by strong demand, sales of this division surged in response to excellent performances by the Paris Floral Park, Lyon Convention Center and contributions from the recently added Barcelona International Convention Center and the Vannes Exhibition Center. Europa Organisation and Market Place also made significant contributions. The new venues in Budapest and Padua will be consolidated respectively in the second quarter and second half.

 

2005 Outlook

The Venue and Event Management division currently has ten tender bids pending a decision. On this basis, the group confirms its target to increase the full-year contribution of this division to at least 30% of total sales.

In line with its strategy of strengthening its event organization and engineering capabilities, the group signed a memorandum of understanding to acquire Perfexpo, a trade show engineering service provider in French regions outside of Greater Paris with sales of €4million. Other potential acquisitions to reinforce the group's upstream capabilities in this area are under study.

The group confirms its guidance for 2005 sales of more than €400 million (versus €355.5 million in 2003). In light of the significant impact of Venue and Event Management on GL events' growth and earnings potential, management remains confident in its development strategy.

 

Upcoming events:
Annual shareholders' meeting: 20 May 2005 (11am, Palais des Congrès de Lyon)
2005 second quarter sales: 26 July 2005 (after the close of trading)

 

GL events, bringing people together

Managing Director Corporate Finances and Administration : Erick ROSTAGNAT
Telephone :  + 33 4 72 31 54 20
Fax : + 33 4 26 20 42 00
Email : infos.finance@gl-events.com


Code ISIN : FR0000066672
Code Bloomberg : GLO FP
Code Reuter : GLTN.PA
Code FTSE : 581

Contacts

Erick Rostagnat - Managing Director Corporate Finances and Administration:
info.finance@gl-events.com
Tel : +33(0)4 72 31 54 20

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