Gl events is expanding its presence in the Middle East, having announced that it has acquired a 70% stake in two Dubai based businesses. Wicked, providers of temporary structures, and Flow, suppliers of and indoor fixtures, power and cooling, are both well established in the United Arab Emirates and have a combined staff of 100 employees.
After developing its power generation business line in Brazil, the Group is seeking to expand this
complementary activity to the event market in other regions. The acquisition of Flow, with its
successful track record in developing the power generation market, will contribute to this
The founders and management team of these companies will remain actively involved for several
years in order to ensure the total success of the development projects.
Established in the United Arab Emirates since 1997, GL events Group in this way has reinforced
its position in the Middle East, in preparation for major upcoming events lined up in the years
ahead (Asian Football Cup 2019 in the United Arab Emirates, the World Expo 2020 in Dubai, 2022
FIFA World Cup in Qatar). These acquisitions will also open up new growth opportunities in Africa.