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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
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GL events provides the installations for COP22 in Marrakech from 7 to 18 November 2016.
The largest temporary installation ever produced.
© Architecte OUALALOU+CHOI
GL events enters into a joint venture
with Yuexiu Group
to jointly develop a network of event sites in China. The first phase will consist in managing a 50,000 m2 convention centre in Gangzhou (Canton), targeted for opening in 2019.
© 效果图│ Renderings
GL events enters into a joint venture<BR>with Yuexiu Group
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
São Paulo International Motor Show
São Paulo Expo stages the largest and most important auto show in Latin America.
© @studioLopes
São Paulo International Motor Show
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
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
Nuits Sonores
GL events is the audiovisual services provider to this major electronic music festival!
© Laure Rousville
Nuits Sonores
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A new focal point for business and tourism.

Although the first stone of the Valenciennes Convention Centre was only laid a little over a year ago, the complex will be inaugurated on 27 January in the presence of several local officials.
The general public will be able to visit the venue on Saturday 28 January 2017. Guided tours will be organised free of charge from 10am to 5pm. The tour starts at the Tourist Office information point in the entrance hall of the building.

The 15,129m²-building has an original architectural design, with a suspended metalwork canopy in a lace-like pattern. This integrates the former Water Tower and Electricity Plant of the old Vallourec industrial site, which are like the emblems of the new venue. Designed by Chabanne & Partenaires, the Valenciennes Convention Centre (Cité des Congrès Valenciennes) provides multi-purpose, modular, ergonomic facilities that make the venue extremely user-friendly.

It comprises several different spaces, including a 2,400m2 nave that can hold up to 4,800 people (standing), a patio that goes from one side of the building to the other, a 1,850m2 modular hall that can be split into two areas and a village, with 3 auditoriums offering 150, 300 and 800 seats respectively.
The venue also provides: 14 meeting rooms for between 20 an 150 people, restaurant and dining area and meeting places, such as the Lounge Bar which has a terrace with a panoramic view over the Escaut river.

Valenciennes Metropolitan Community Council chose to delegate the running of the Valenciennes Convention Centre through a public-service management concession, which was won by GL events. The aim is to turn the Valenciennes Convention Centre into a major vector for promoting the area’s image and developing Valenciennes’ position in the event and trade fair sector. A wonderful challenge!

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