versatile and highly qualified teams, capable of inno- vating in terms of format and content to address new expectations and practices, particularly in developing digi- tal services and solutions for events, providing differentiation either through exclusive con- tent, as with the Bocuse d Or within the framework of Sirha, or by facilitating communities, as with Piscine Global, a forum for exhibitors to promote exchanges out- side of trade shows.
SOLID BASES, GROWING INTERNATIONALISATION France remains a solid market. This is illustrated by suc- cesses in the B2B segment like Sirha, Industrie, Première Vision Paris, CFIA, and also consumer fairs like Equita and the Lyon International Fair, Amenago Lille or the Salon des Vins et de la Gastronomie (wine and gastronomy) event of Rennes or Brest that every year attract a significant num- ber of visitors based on attractive themes and innovative content.
In international markets, exporting trade shows leverage the strength of their brands to unlock additional potential from regional spin-offs: Reflecting this strategy, editions of Première Vision and Sirha are staged in Istanbul, an important regional hub in this part of the globe, fully equipped with quality infrastructure indispensable for successful events: an international airport, hotel capacity and an attractive destination.
GL EVENTS EXHIBITIONS : A WORLD-CLASS PLAYER WITH A LOCAL FOCUS
MISSIONS DESIGNING, ORGANISING AND PRODUCING TRADE SHOWS AN FAIRS DESIGNED TO BRING TOGETHER B2B AND B2C COMMUNITIES
CUSTOMERS COMPANIES GENERAL PUBLIC ENTHUSIASTS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS INSTITUTIONS
MAJOR EVENTS OF 2016 PREMIÈRE VISION PARIS, NEW YORK, ISTANBUL CFIA RENNES EQUITA LYON SAUT HERMÈS LYON INTERNATIONAL FAIR PISCINE GLOBAL EUROPE INDUSTRIE PARIS
GL events Exhibitions is the division specialised in in the organisation of trade shows and consumer fairs in France and other countries throughout the world.
It is positioned as a world-class player that is close to the communities it services, and in this capacity, as a spe- cialist who understands their priorities and needs.
The Group s trade shows and consumer fairs cover a cross-section of major economic sectors: industry, build- ing, culture and leisure, home and interior design, the environment, trade and retail Within this context, strong sectors have emerged fashion and fabrics, food indus- try, swimming pools for which the Group organises international meetings, major events for the professionals of these industries. This broad sectoral coverage is rein- forced by a geographic mix across several continents, a mix between B2B and B2C segments as well as annual and biennial, and even biannual meetings as is the case of the fashion industry. This diversity provides the division with balanced and secure revenue streams. GL events Exhi- bitions stable base of recurrent revenue gives the Group in turn a valuable mechanism for remaining on track for profitability and growth.
STRATEGIC PILLARS GL events Exhibitions strategy is based on several key strength: a positioning as an event industry reference at the heart of communities, with flagship brands and events, a solid domestic base in each market, strong synergies with the other Group businesses,
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