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
GL events


The Live division assists companies, governments or associations in defining and implementing their event communications strategy.

Combining strategic and operational expertise and event communications, with services for events, it covers the entire value chain and is increasingly positioned upstream in the process.


The division combines key strengths establishing GL events as a global benchmark for this sector: an exceptional track record in coordinating multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary teams based on an agile project management approach, a high level of cross-expertise covering 100 business line specialisations. Its portfolio of assets and a powerful logistics capabilities allow it to contribute to the largest global events – the Paris Air Show, world summits like COP 20 and COP 21, the Olympics Games, the Cannes Film Festival, etc. – and deliver services across the globe within the tightest deadlines: a well-stocked inventory, strategically located warehouses, highly responsive, rapidly deployed and flexible transportation resources, including its own fleet.

Today, the Group also has its own production sites for temporary structures. This is the case for the manufacture of the Absolute® range of structures which are designed and manufactured in Picardie, France. For the organisation of events, it is also supported by the expertise provided by its own event agency, Live! by GL events.


The offering ranges from more traditional services (equipment leasing, decoration, heating/air conditioning, etc.) to the more innovative: modular custom-designed hospitality pavilions, the deployment of new communications technologies, etc.

Since the Group's creation, this offering has been constantly evolving, both quantitatively to broaden its scope of services in line with customer demands, and qualitatively, by introducing innovations and original offerings (eco-design, designer equipment, digital transformation, etc.).

GL events Live's Quality Department also ensures that services contribute to synergies and continuous improvement, as confirmed by ISO 9001: 2008 certification received by the Furniture division in 2013 or the double ISO 9001 and ISO 20121 certification of Hall Expo (event structures) in 2014.



  • Consulting, creation
  • Coordination
  • Overlay services
  • Logistics


  • National
  • International
  • Key accounts
  • Large events
  • Organisers

Major events of 2015:

  • World Rugby Cup
  • European Games of Baku
  • Pan American Games of Toronto
  • Expo Milano
  • Cosing ceremony of the African Games

In figure:

  • 2,821 employees
  • Revenue €486.4 M in 2015
  • An €82.1 M asset portfolio of rental equipment
  • More than 90 offices worldwide
  • 4 top-level logistics platforms in France (Southern and Northern Paris, Lyon, Nantes)

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