After you have canceled the edition 2020 at the last moment, the organisers of the Geneva motor Show has already taken the decision to cancel the 2021… Explanations.
A few weeks ago, the organizers of the Motor Show of Geneva were ready to do anything to not cancel the edition 2020 of the famous rendez-vous for fans of beautiful mechanical. However, the outbreak of coronavirus has been because of this edition 2020… but also of the next edition of 2021 !
The Geneva Salon 2021 (already) cancelled
In fact, the organizers have already announced that the Geneva motor Show 2021 will not take place. It is again the COVID-19 which is the origin of this second cancellation, since it is very difficult to imagine today the holding of an event in a few months, that sees passing in his whereabouts more than a half-million people…
A decision, which also stems from the low level of commitment from the different automakers. In fact, according to the organisers, many exhibitors have already indicated their willingness not to participate in any future edition 2021 of the Geneva motor Show. It will have to wait (at least) the month of march 2022 to again be able to wander through the aisles of the Palexpo.
“The Committee and the Foundation Board have declined to organize a demonstration in 2021, for obvious reasons: as a result of a survey, the majority of the exhibitors indicated that it would not participate probably not an edition 2021 and that it favoured a next edition in 2022. The automotive sector is currently facing a major crisis, the exhibitors need time before you can invest in a salon,” explained the organisers.
Recall that in march 2020, after the cancellation of the show, the organisers had immediately asked the Canton of Geneva for financial support to cover the losses caused by the cancellation of the GIMS 2020, with losses estimated at 11 million swiss francs. ” As a reminder, the GIMS is the largest public demonstration in Switzerland, the economic repercussions for the canton of Geneva are estimated at some 200 million swiss francs per year,” says the Foundation. Rendez-vous is taken for 2022, so…
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