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
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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2017 first-quarter sales: €283.2 million, +19.9% in relation to Q1 2016

Q1 revenue (€m)2017
Reported basis
Reported basis
Reported basis
Live  119.3  101.4  102.0  +17.6%  +17.0%
Exhibitions  88.5  63.6  82.0  +39.4%  +7.9%
Venues  75.3  71.2  66.2  +5.8%  +13.7%
Consolidated total  283.2  236.2  250.2  +19.9%  +13.2%

The Group had revenue in the 2017 first quarter of €283.2 million, up from €236.2 million in 2016 or 19.9% and up from €250.2 million in 2015, a benchmark year with a comparable biennial profile, or 13.2%.


Growth from all three business divisions, GL events Live, GL events Exhibitions and GL events Venues

GL events Live had revenue of €119.3 million (up 17.6% and 13.0% LFL*). This included notably services for the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon, in Croatia for the launch of the new Nissan Micra (complete organisation over a two-month period) and the integration of CCC, an agency specialised in the organisation of medical conventions acquired in February as announced on 21 March 2017.

With €88.5 million in revenue, GL events Exhibitions grew 39.4% (+39.3% LFL*) and 7.9% on a comparable biennial basis. This year's edition of Sirha achieved a record performance: 132,000 sqm of occupied space, 3,000 exhibitors and brands, 208,000 visitors (+10%), 25,469 chefs (+29%) and 21 contests with a high level of satisfaction and reinforced international presence. The CFIA also registered growth with 20,000 net sqm of occupied stands and nearly 18,000 visitors (up 5%). The Group's other events either maintained their ground or expanded in relation to 2016 or 2015.

GL events Venues had revenue of €75.3 million, up 5.8% (3.3% like-for-like). This growth was largely driven by the performances of Sao Paulo expo, (including the Plastico Brasil show), but also Eurexpo (developments for Sirha) and Palais Brongniart (with notably the Paris Fintech Forum, Tranoi and



With this strong first quarter, and in light of the Olympic Games and the European football championship held in 2016, GL events is expecting growth in the first half and confirms its 2017 guidance for full year growth.



As announced previously, payment of a dividend of €0.65 per share, representing a 3.1% yield in relation to the closing price of 24 April 2017, will be proposed at the upcoming General Meeting of the shareholders to be held on 28 April 2017.



*LFL = Like-for-like defined as at constant structure and exchange rates



Upcoming events:
First-half revenue: 18 July 2017 (after the close of trading)



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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
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