GL events is the organiser of 250 proprietary trade shows covering a diversified range of sectors including the food industry, manufacturing, building, sports and leisure, home and interior design, fashion, agriculture, environment, the automobile sector, retail, watchmaking and healthcare. The Group also assist corporations and institutions in designing and producing every type of event. Finally, its network of venues allows it to generate further value by replicating events as well as providing support to its customers for events on all five continents.
As the leading fully integrated international provider of event solutions and services, GL events offers specialised expertise for every area of the event industry throughout the world. The Group operates in the three major segments of the event industry market: the organisation of trade fairs, conventions and events, the management of venues on behalf of local and regional administrations, and services for events.Through its integrated offering that covers all event industry specialisations and its presence through 91 offices in France and international markets.
GL events' 3,435 employees originate from a wide range of nationalities and different horizons whose expertise covers every phase and specialised need for staging an event. Consistent with its historical values, GL events has developed an ambitious Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy and contributes to advances in its industry. In 2011, the Group had revenue of €787.2 million. GL events assists companies, institutions, and event organisers at every stage of the process from the definition of their event strategies to final implementation in the field.
Venue managementGL events has developed a unique network of venues managed in large part through concession agreements or long-term public-private partnerships. The Group's portfolio included 35 venues: convention centres, exhibition halls, concert halls and reception areas. Through its international network with a particularly attractive range of venues for customers constantly looking for new business tourism destinations, GL events is able to service its major accounts in most of their strategic regions.