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Auto Shows Geneva Motor Show canceled as coronavirus raises questions about New York auto show, Detroit auto show

15:56  03 march  2020
15:56  03 march  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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14, 2019. The Geneva Motor Show , which was poised to start next week, has been canceled . And now the coronavirus , whose spread led to those two decisions, is also forcing leaders of April's New York International Auto Show and June's Detroit auto show to answer questions about their

The Geneva Motor Show is the latest trade show to cancel over fears of the coronavirus . The Swiss auto show is one of the largest car shows in the So far, the associations behind the upcoming New York International Auto Show have yet to announce its closure. The NYIAS runs from April 10-19 in

The Geneva Motor Show, which was poised to start next week, has been canceled. The Beijing auto show has been "postponed."

a crowd of people in a car: A view of the show floor during the 2019 North American International Auto Show held at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. © Ryan Garza, Detroit Free Press A view of the show floor during the 2019 North American International Auto Show held at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019.

And now the coronavirus, whose spread led to those two decisions, is also forcing leaders of April's New York International Auto Show and June's Detroit auto show to answer questions about their respective plans.

For now, organizers of both the New York and Detroit auto shows say they are planning to hold their shows while taking necessary precautions to protect attendees.

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"With just under six weeks to go before the 2020 New York International Auto Show’s press preview days, we are moving forward with plans to open the show as scheduled," show organizers said Friday in a statement. "We are in communication with state and local officials and the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, and, at this point, there are no plans to cancel any shows at the facility."

He said the convention center "is taking precautionary measures inside the venue to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, and the New York Auto Show will follow its lead to protect exhibitors and attendees."

a red car parked in a parking lot: The new car Fornasari 311 GT Gigi is presented during the press day at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, March 06, 2019. © Martial Trezzini, Keystone/AP The new car Fornasari 311 GT Gigi is presented during the press day at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, March 06, 2019.

Rod Alberts, executive director of the Detroit auto show, officially known as the North American International Auto Show, said in a statement to the USA TODAY Network's Detroit Free Press: "We are closely monitoring the latest information about the novel coronavirus and are reviewing our policies and procedures. We remain optimistic that these health issues will be resolved before the 2020 NAIAS occurs in June."

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The Geneva Motor Show , one of the biggest events in the automotive industry calendar, has been canceled due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus , officially called COVID-19. The government of Switzerland is banning all large events after several cases of the disease were discovered in the

The 2020 Geneva Motor Show , set to run from 5-15 March, has been cancelled . The outbreak of coronavirus has led to a ban of gatherings of 1,000 people or more in Switzerland, which has given organisers no choice but to cancel the show . The Swiss Government announced the ban on Friday

The Detroit auto show is moving to June this year for the first time. It was previously held in January.

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The Swiss decision to cancel the Geneva auto show came fewer than 96 hours before it was scheduled to open Monday.

Automakers typically spend weeks building display sites and planning vehicle reveals for auto shows, so a show cancelation could lead to losses. A press conference at a major auto show can cost more than a million dollars, according to industry experts.

Mark Truby, a spokesman for Ford Motor Company, said Ford had no plans to display vehicles at the Geneva show this year and "Beijing was canceled well in advance, so we were able to avoid significant sunk costs."

General Motors had no plans to show any new vehicles at Geneva but did plan a presence at the Beijing show, said GM spokesman Pat Morrissey.

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The Geneva auto show was cancelled after the Swiss government put an immediate ban Friday on all public and private events involving more than 1,000 people in order to halt the spread of the new coronavirus . The ban on big events will last until at least March 15, one of the latest major steps by

“The health and safety of all involved needs to be the top priority," he said. "There will always be other opportunities to showcase products and technology.”

Rick Deneau, spokesman for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, said of the Geneva show cancelation: "While unfortunate, the safety of our employees, the media and show organizers has to take precedent. We are evaluating alternative ways to deliver vehicle launches that were planned for the shows."

The Geneva move came as Switzerland officials banned events expected to draw more than 1,000 people. That restriction is scheduled to last at least through March 15.

John McElroy, a longtime industry observer and host of "Autoline After Hours," said auto shows are not as relevant as they were just a few years ago. Still, they play a key role in marketing and present important opportunities for shoppers.

"The effect of the coronavirus on production and sales was going to be bad enough," he said, "and canceling auto shows just makes it worse."

This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Geneva Motor Show canceled as coronavirus raises questions about New York auto show, Detroit auto show

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