2013 IN BRAZIL, acquisition of LPR, a Brazilian company specialised in the supply of general installations and furniture; the Group was awarded a 30-year management concession for the São Paulo Imigrantes Exhibition Cen- tre following a call for tenders.

CONSTRUCTION OF A 20,000M2 TEMPORARY EXHIBITION PARKIN IN SYDNEY. AFTER THE MAISON DE LA MUTUALITÉ, A SEC- OND TERROIR PARISIEN RESTAURANT opens at the Palais Brongniart.

THE GROUP IS AWARDED A TEN-YEAR CONCES- SION FOR THE METZ CONVENTION CENTRE.

2014 ON 1 JANUARY, THE GROUP S THREE EVENT AGENCIES Alice Evénements, Market Place et Pack- age are combined into a single entity, specialised in strategic and operating communications for events. Live! by GL events.

THE GROUP OBTAINS A PUBLIC SERVICE CON- CESSION THROUGH STRASBOURG ÉVÉNEMENTS for the management of two major facilities: the Music and Convention Centre and the Exhibition Centre of Stras- bourg.

AS A STAKEHOLDER OF THE G20 in Brisbane, Aus- tralia and the COP 20 in Lima, Peru, the Group confirms its positioning for major political and environmental events.

OPERATIONS IN LATIN AMERICA ARE RAMPED UP by acquiring positions in Peru and Chile.

THE OFFERING OF MODULAR AND DURABLE STADIUMS introduces an innovation with the concept of rapidly installed and cost-efficient infrastructure.

2015 COMMENCEMENT OF A MAJOR PROGRAM FOR SAN PAOLO EXPO: the construction of a 7-level 4,532 place parking facility.

INAUGURATION IN RIO DE JANEIRO OF THE GRAND HÔTEL MERCURE for which GL events is the prime contractor. Carried out in partnership with Accor, this five-star establishment has 306 rooms.

ACQUISITION OF THE JAULIN GROUP which allows GL events to strengthen its position in the Paris region and adds a new venue to its network: Paris Event Centre.

2016 IN APRIL, INAUGURATION OF SÃO PAULO EXPO, Latin America s largest exhibition centre with a total area of 120,000 m².

A STRONG PRESENCE AT THE RIO SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES, with competitions hosted at Group sites (Rio Arena and Riocentro), the provision of numer- ous catering and hospitality services.

SIGNATURE OF A JOINT VENTURE between GL events and Yuexiu Group to jointly develop a network of event sites in China. The first step in 2019: managing the future Guangzhou Yuexiu International Congress Center (50,000 m²).

AFTER COP 20 IN LIMA AND THE COP 21 IN PARIS, GL events is a stakeholder of the COP 22 hosted in Marrakesh. The Group confirms accordingly its standing as a major player for these global sustainable develop- ment meetings.

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