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
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
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