Auto Shows Geneva Motor Show 2021 canceled due to coronavirus

13:50  30 june  2020
13:50  30 june  2020 Source:   lexpress.fr

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The organisers of the Geneva Motor Show have decided to scrap next year's event and want to sell up. The international auto show was due to take place in March 2021 but the This year's event was cancelled along with a host of other motor shows around the world due to the coronavirus .

The 2021 Geneva International Motor Show scheduled for next March has been canceled due to ongoing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. Show organizers said the decision was based on a survey of exhibitors, a majority of whom said they'd prefer if it returned in 2022.

Le Salon de l'automobile de Genève se déroule habituellement en mars. Il a été annulé cette année à la dernière minute en raison de la pandémie de Covid-19. © RICHARD JUILLIART / AFP The Geneva Motor Show usually takes place in March. It was canceled at the last minute this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The 2021 edition of the Geneva Motor Show, a major meeting in the sector, has been canceled due to the financial consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, its organizers announced on Monday.

In a press release, the Committee and the Foundation Council of the International Motor Show indicate that they "gave up organizing an event in 2021 for obvious reasons: following a survey, the majority of exhibitors indicated that it would not participate probably not to a 2021 edition and that it favored a next edition in 2022 ".

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The Geneva Motor Show has been canceled because of coronavirus fears, striking a marquee event from global auto industry's calendar as it braces for a third year of recession.

The Geneva Motor Show was one of the first auto shows this year that took a hit from the coronavirus pandemic. Due to early health risks and increased adverse effects of the disease, its Unfortunately, the Swiss auto show might not get another installment in 2021 due to financial reasons.

In addition, explain the organizers, "it is not certain that the health situation will allow the organization of an event bringing together more than 600,000 visitors and 10,000 journalists next spring".

The Geneva Motor Show usually takes place in March. It was canceled at the last minute this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The organizers immediately asked the canton of Geneva for financial support to cover the losses caused by this first cancellation, estimated at 11 million Swiss francs (10 million euros), and to prepare a new edition.

In early June, the Geneva authorities approved a loan of 16.8 million Swiss francs.

The organizers of the Show however decided on Monday to refuse this loan because they could not have met the first repayment deadline in June 2021.

In addition, this loan was also subject to the condition that the Show be organized in 2021. Which will not happen.

The press release also indicates that the organizers plan to sell the Show at the Palais des Expositions et des Congrès de Genève (Palexpo).

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