Profile of the Company


GL events South Africa is South Africa’s leading project management and infrastructure supplier for the events industry, with over 30 years of local experience in the following fields:

> Exhibitions
> Events & conferences

> Retail product solutions
> Marquees & staging to furniture hire and electrical infrastructure

All aspects of any event are covered.

The GL events brand experience is further strengthened by our offering of a fully integrated specialist service for the design and execution of brand related permanent and semi-permanent structures.

With expert knowledge in technical, commercial, creative, marketing and management of projects, the company’s skillful and experienced team allows GL events to make any event experience a success.

From the Nedbank Golf Challenge, to a small gathering or a full scale national marketing-retail renovation, GL events offers a service that suits any budget and any need.



GL events is a worldwide provider of integrated solutions and services for the events industry, operating across the three main event industry segments.

> Congresses, conferences and conventions
> Cultural, sporting and political events
> Trade fairs and exhibitions for professionals and the general public

GL events works with a number of institutional and private companies throughout the world.  Our mission is to provide comprehensive support to companies, institutions, event organisers and local authorities for all of their projects, from the definition of their event strategies to the final implementation in the field.

Present in five continents, listed on Euronext Paris, Segment B, GL events had 3,900 employees with a revenue of €953 million in 2016.

GL events Live: offers expertise covering all business line specialisations and services for corporate, institutional and sports events to provide turnkey solutions from consulting services and design to producing the event itself.

GL events Exhibitions:  manages and coordinates the Group’s portfolio of more than 300 proprietary trade fairs covering a wide range of sectors: food industry, culture, textiles, manufacturing.

GL events Venues:manages a network of 40 venues (convention centres, exhibitions centres, concert halls and multi-purpose facilities) in France and international destinations.


> 3,900 employees worldwide
> 953M€ revenue in 2016
> Over 90 locations worldwide
> Over 300 proprietary trade shows
> 40 venues under management (with a combined public access area of more than 1 million sqm)
> Over 4,200 events a year
> Over 12 million visitors and exhibitors