• Founded in 1978
  • The HQ is based in Lyon
  • Listed on Euronext Paris, Segment B
  • Consolidated Revenue in 2023: €1.315BN

GL events is a world-class provider of integrated solutions and services for events operating, occupying a leading position across the three main industry segments:

  • Fairs / exhibitions aimed at trade professionals or the general public,
  • Cultural, sporting, political, institutional and corporate events,
  • Conventions, conferences and congresses.


  • GL events LIVE's expertise covers all specialised business lines and services for corporate, institutional and sporting events
  • GL events EXHIBITIONS manages and coordinates its portfolio of 200 trade fairs and events covering a wide range of sectors: food industry, manufacturing & new technologies, leisure & well-being, fashion & textile, building & energy and generalist¡­
  • GL events VENUES manages a network of 59 venues (convention and exhibition centres, concert halls and multi-purpose facilities) in total 28 international destinations.


GL events has been recognized as a world-class provider of solutions and services for events by leveraging several key strengths:

  • a strategy of selective and sustainable local bases of operations to capture international growth, today reflected by more than 90 offices spanning five continents branches, sales offices or venues managed under concession agreements implemented by building alliances with top-tier local partners or acquiring structures with strong positions in their market,
  • participation in large global events: Olympic Games, world cups, international meetings¡­ for which GL events has a track record of success as an industry benchmark in terms of the quality of its services,
  • a capacity to manage multi-national teams and projects.
  • highly effective logistics capabilities covering the entire supply chain.


Since its creation, GL events has continued to grow in a coherent and selective manner by effectively leveraging its key strengths:

  • an integrated business model with synergies across the Group's three major businesses in order to optimise performances and enhance complementarities throughout the world;
  • a solid base in its domestic market that has expanded from France to international markets, building on the strengths of mature countries, pursuing opportunities in emerging markets with strong growth potential,
  • powerful logistics capabilities that today cover the full event production cycle from sourcing, manufacturing to assembly, making it possible to produce and deliver equipment within very tight deadlines,
  • a focus on innovation in all its spheres of intervention: creation of equipment integrating sustainable development requirements, implementing the digital transformation in all areas of the company (services, offerings, etc.), monitoring developments to identify future trends, collaborating with creators, designers, architects, etc.


GL events has significant assets that bolster its standing as a market leader, provide differentiation in the worldwide event landscape and reinforce the confidence of its stakeholders:

  • a brand offering name recognition that conveys an image combining the strengths of rigorous standards, a culture of respecting promises and high quality services,
  • cutting-edge know-how covering every facet of event organisation,
  • trade shows and fairs with strong name recognition,
  • a network of venues,
  • a perfectly adapted equipment portfolio.