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Fourth cancellation in a row: there will be no Geneva Motor Show in 2023 either

2022-08-18T20:53:32.737Z

It's been quite a long time since car manufacturers last presented their innovations in Geneva. Now the organizers are canceling the show again. There are simply too many risks.



Geneva Motor Show 2019: the last event of its kind for many years

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Uli Deck/ DPA

The Geneva Motor Show will not be held next year either.

The organizers justified the cancellation on Thursday with the global geopolitical and economic uncertainties.

These would have discouraged many brands from preparing for the exhibition.

"Due to the uncertainties in the world economy and the geopolitical situation, as well as the risks related to the evolution of the pandemic, the organizers have decided to focus exclusively on planning the event in Doha in 2023," shared Maurice Turrettini, President of the Foundation. Committee permanent du Salon international de l'automobile de Geneve«.

Offshoot planned in Qatar

The motor show should have taken place in February for the first time since 2019.

Instead, the organizers now want to concentrate on organizing an offshoot of the Geneva Motor Show in November 2023 in Doha, Qatar for the first time, as planned.

The Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS) started more than 100 years ago.

Alongside the IAA in Germany, the Motor Show in Tokyo and the Detroit Auto Show, it was one of the most important motor shows in the world.

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Source: spiegel

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