Group Activities

Combining strategic and operational consulting for event communications and services for events, GL events brings together all of the expertise required to successfully design, produce and stage an event.

Its mission: assist companies, governments or associations in defining and implementing their event communications strategy.

This strategic business unit combines two decisive strengths: a proven capacity for coordinating multicultural teams and value chain efficiencies. These strengths are enhanced by highly effective logistics capabilities (with a well-stocked inventory, strategically located warehouses and highly responsive and ready to deploy transport delivery) to deliver services worldwide within deadlines that are always tight.

Today, the Group also has its own production sites for temporary structures. This is the case for the manufacture of Absolute range of structures which are designed and manufactured in Picardie, France. And for event organisation, GL events is supported by the expertise of its specialised event services agencies that since January 2014 have joined their forces under a common banner, Live! by GL events.


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

Since the Group’s creation, this offering has been evolving constantly both in quantitative terms, to broaden its scope of services in line with customer demands, and qualitative, by introducing innovations and original offerings (eco-design, designer equipment, e-business websites, etc.). Services are also integrated by the Quality department of GL events Live into its efforts to achieve synergies and continuing improvement, as confirmed by ISO 9001:2008 certification received by the Furniture division in 2013 or Hall Expo (event structures) in 2014.


By combining design, overlay services and communications for large events into an integrated offering, the Group has acquired a position as a world leader in this sector. On this basis, it contributes to major cultural, political and economic events…: Festival International du Film (in Cannes), Summit Meetings of Heads of State such as the G20, World Youth Day, etc.


For more than ten years, GL events has acquired a pre-eminent position in the segment of major international sports events, a market characterised by a demand for high quality event structures. Furthermore, since the 2012 London Olympic Games, sustainability criteria are increasing the level of requirements of project specifications. In response, dedicated teams for large international projects have been reinforced by the addition of new expertise.