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
Back to Press releases 2000

Unibail and Générale location

On January 13th, 2000, the Council of Financial Markets has pronounced admissible Unibail 's new higher bid announced on the 4th of January 2000 and offering 117 Euros per Paris Expo share. Furthermore, Générale Location took note the recommendation of the Paris Expo Board of Directors published the 10th of January 2000 in response to the takeover bid on Paris Expo lodged by Générale Location on the 13TH OF December 1999 (information report of the 29th of December 1999 carrying the stamp of the Commission of the Stock Exchange Operations n° 99-1594 dated the 23rd of December 1999).

With this in mind, Générale Location considers that it is not in the interest of all the actors in the profession (more specifically show organizers, renters of halls and service providers) to make a higher bid and propose a price superior to the one offered by Unibail. Though solidly based on its assets and benefiting from the full trust of its financial partners, Générale Location rules out the possibility to bid higher, decides to drop its takeover bid, and to bring over the 23.5 % of the capital of Paris Expo it holds to the offer made by Unibail. In pursuance of the clause 5.2.9 of the general regulation of the Council of the Financial Markets, Générale Location will go to the Council of Financial Markets, so that it certifies the withdrawal of its offer as soon as the calendar imposed on Unibail' s offer is published.

At the end of this operation, Générale Location will have at its disposal an equity capital estimated above 400 million French Francs (taken into account a capital gain before tax of about 160 million French Francs) and will reduce to nil its net indebtedness. This will allow Générale Location to increase its internal growth and to pursue and intensify its development projects. Générale Location acknowledges Unibail' s will to actively cooperate at all its different exhibition centers and venues for special events, including Paris Expo, at the end of the current takeover bid, the turn-out of which is easily predictable.

Générale Location wishes to thank all those who trusted it and shared its views on strategy and first of all its shareholders as well as the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris and the Committee of Exhibitions of Paris. It wishes Paris Expo to go on in the reinforcement of its development.

On the 2nd of February, Générale Location will communicate its net sales for the 4th quarter of 1999.


UNIBAIL


Within the process of takeover bids and counter-bids lodged by Unibail and Générale Location on the shares of Paris Expo and in view of the last higher bid deposited by Unibail on the 4th of January 2000 at the price of 117 Euros per Paris Expo share, Unibail and Générale Location have reach a rapprochement.

At the end of the discussions, it appeared that a prolonged stock exchange battle would harm Paris Expo, show organizers, exhibitors and services providers. Consequently, Générale Location took the decision to withdraw its offer and to bring over the Paris Expo shares which it holds to the higher bid lodged by Unibail.

Unibail pays tribute to Générale Location 's sense of responsibilities and to its management. Acknowledging Générale Location' s competence and know-how in its profession, Unibail commits itself to pursue and to deepen business and technical relationships with the group Générale Location, on the site of Paris Expo itself as well as on other sites in the Paris area managed by Unibail.

Furthermore, Unibail will welcome with interest proposals which Générale Location could make concerning the development of new events based on what the group Générale Location had already put forward within the framework of its initial project about Paris Expo. To this end, a work group will be created, at the end of the takeover bid, between Unibail and Générale Location in order to research ways to implement these proposals.

In this context, Unibail is thus convinced that with all the world partners of shows, congresses and exhibitions, it will be able in the best possible conditions to bring this great industrial project established along with Paris Expo to a successful conclusion, and enhance the international radiance of the City of Paris.

 

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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


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