IMEX Frankfurt
Photo credit: IMEX Frankfurt

On the occasion of IMEX Frankfurt, GL events Venues celebrates newness by launching a new global solution dedicated to multiple events and enhancing its brand new venues in its network.

GL events, a global player in event organization and venue management, operating over 53 Convention and Exhibition Centres globally, introduces a new global solution “Galaxy” and its brand new venues within its network in Europe, Chile and Brazil.


During IMEX Frankfurt, GL events Venues team will present, at its booth, Galaxy, its new global solution dedicated to multiple events’ organisers. This partnership solution commits the venues managed by GL events to implementing a range of services related to quality, safety & security, new technologies and commercial flexibility, making sure it’s always in line with the client’s expectations.

According to Michiel Middendorf, GL events Venues MICE Sales Director: ”The pandemic has brought our clients and our venues much closer. This crisis has taught us to listen closely to each other needs and to have a better mutual understanding.” And thus, a new model of the partnership must be established between clients and venues, it is a new business relationship.


Renovation and expansion projects are part of GL events group’s mission to support the development and influence of the regions. The ability to accommodate more people and offer new services contributes to the dynamics of destinations.

Major renovation in Hungexpo Budapest

HUNGEXPO – Budapest Congress and Exhibition Centre has initiated a major renovation and extension project over the past two years. Despite the pandemic, the construction was able to continue and opened its doors at the end of 2021.

Among the new features, a state-of-the-art Convention Centre provides:

– A tailor-made modular plenary room with 2000 removable seats adapting to all configurations
– Thirty modular and flexible meeting rooms
– A rooftop terrace spanning 2000 sqm

With this brand new convention centre, Hungexpo Budapest becomes a leading event venue in Europe. Awarded Best European Destination in 2019, Budapest offers a great visitor experience due to its stunning views over the Danube river, thermal baths, historical buildings, gastronomical excellence and rich cultural life.

Photo Credit: Hungexpo Budapest

New event complex in São Paulo

Anhembi is the historic event complex of São Paulo. Taken over as it is by GL events in January 2022, and now called “Anhembi District”, it will benefit from a major modernisation and expansion project over the next years.

GL events group will undertake the renovation of the exhibition halls and the construction of São Paulo’s first new-generation international congress centre and a new state-of-art 20,000 seat arena in partnership with Live Nation and Oak View Group. This future large event and cultural complex of 400,000 sqm will be inaugurated in 2024. The objective of this vast renovation project is to restore Anhembi historic site’s standing as a major event venue in Latin America.


GL events continues to expand its network globally. In June, two new venues will complete the offer of convention & exhibition centres.

Strasbourg brand new Exhibition Centre

A project hand in hand with the Eurometropolis of Strasbourg to promote the territory and position Strasbourg as a major destination for European business tourism. Strasbourg’s new Exhibition Centre is located in the heart of the European Institution, 7 minutes from the city centre. Bathed in natural light, the new Strasbourg Exhibition Centre comprises 4 halls of 4500 sqm each, a ceiling height of 9 meters, and an entirely glazed nave. Designed by the architect Kengo Kuma, it meets high environmental standards. Strasbourg Exhibition Centre will be inaugurated in September 2022 and will open to the public on the occasion of the Strasbourg European Trade Fair starting from September 2nd.

First venue managed in Chile: Metropolitan – Santiago Convention and Event Center

Metropolitan Convention & Event Center (former Casa Piedra) will be managed by GL events group, starting from the end of June. Recognised for its quality of service and exceptional natural setting (in the heart of a 51,000 sqm park with a view of the Andes Mountains), the Metropolitan Convention & Event Center hosts more than 700 events each year. This venue dedicated to convention & social events enjoys a privileged location in the heart of Vitacura and close to Santiago’s city centre. It also has a high-level gourmet catering service ad state-of-the-art technological equipment. Its event spaces allow to answer all event needs: congress, fair and show, product launch, seminar, graduation ceremony, wedding, and many others. Among the first leading events hosted at Metropolitan, the next ICCA Chile Summit will take place in July and will bring together the entire value chain of the national industry, with international speakers and buyers.

Meeting planners are invited to meet GL events Venues at IMEX in Frankfurt.