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
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The 2008 Beijing Olympic Games among the important new events
to which GL events will contribute

GL events, the integrated full-service event industry group, announces three major contracts in the french and worldwide event services sector.


GL events has been selected by the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games to equip the site for the equestrian competitions for the 2007 Test Events and the 2008 Olympic Games. GL events will supply temporary structures including bleachers, grandstands and tents in addition to engineering services.

This contract, the first thus far for the 2008 Olympic Games, once again highlights GL events' ability to propose innovative and competitive solutions for prestigious international sports events. A contributor to the organization of the Geneva International Horse Show and Equita'Lyon, GL events has a solid track record of success in the world of equestrian events.

The Test Events and Olympic Games to be held respectively in August of 2007 and 2008 will represent sales for GL events of approximately €17 million.



GL events has signed two new four-year contracts with respectively Eurovet, the textile trade fair organizer and the Salon de l'Etudiant student fair. It has also renewed its contract with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs for 18 months. These contracts for fixtures and general installations represent sales of approximately €25 million over their terms.


These achievements are a further illustration of GL events' competitive strength in its historical activity of event industry services and its ability to contribute to major worldwide competitions. After being recently awarded the concession for the Nice Exhibition and Convention Centre, GL events again demonstrates the strength of its integrated business model as a pioneer in the event industry sector.


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