UPDATE: Feb. 28, 2020, 12: 36 p.m. CET The Geneva International Motor Show has actually officially been cancelled. The short article has actually been upgraded throughout to show this.
Geneva International Motor Show, scheduled to happen in Geneva from March 5-15, is among the most essential annual occasions in the automotive market. This year, however, it’s been cancelled due to the coronavirus break out.
On Friday, Switzerland’s Federal Council banned large-scale events, specified as “events involving more than 1000 individuals.” The restriction works right away and it applies “at least until March 15.”
Geneva Motor Program being an enormous occasion, with more than 690,000 individuals in attendance in 2017 and 660,000 in 2018, it certainly falls into this requirements. We’ve connected to the show’s organizers and will upgrade this short article when we hear back.
” The 90 th edition of the GIMS, which was supposed to invite the media from next Monday and the public from 5 to 15 March 2020, will now lastly not happen. This is an injonction choice of the Federal Council of 28 February 2020 that no events with more than 1,000 people are permitted to take place up until 15 March2020 The choice falls 3 days prior to the opening of the exhibition to the media,” the show’s organizers stated in a notice on the official site
” The Federal Council is aware that this step will have a significant impact on public life in Switzerland.
Nearly all significant cars and truck makers have had a scheduled appearance at this year’s Geneva Motor Program, consisting of BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Renault, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo, among others. The cancellation will undoubtedly make a huge effect in these business’ strategies, though we’re likely to see much of the novelties planned for the program announced via online channels.
Geneva Motor Program’s cancellation follows that of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which was due in late February but was cancelled due to coronavirus concerns