Geneva Motor Show, 2022 dates canceled

Geneva Motor Show, 2022 dates canceled

Geneva Motor Show

After two editions canceled due to the pandemic, the 2022 edition of the Geneva Motor Show is also missing. Due to sector problems related to the Covid-19 pandemic, the organizers were forced to formalize the postponement of the 91st edition. Not surprisingly, the pandemic has</a> brought numerous problems for manufacturers such as the chip crisis that is now affecting various sectors.

In a press release, the organizers have therefore made it known that the Geneva Motor Show will no longer take place to February 2022, postponing again the new edition of the exhibition dedicated to cars.

Due to sector problems related to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Comité Permanent du Salon International de l'Automobile foundation, as organizer of the Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS), was forced to postpone the event to 2023. The decision to cancel GIMS 2022 was made with the best interests of both carmakers and car enthusiasts in mind, organizers said.

Many exhibitors have indicated that the uncertainties caused by the Covid-19 pandemic make it impossible for them to make a commitment to GIMS 2022. Add to this the negative impact that the current shortage of semiconductors has on automakers . The chip crisis is likely to continue into the next year, with negative financial implications for OEMs. In these uncertain times, many brands are therefore unable to commit to participating in a fair that would take place in just over four months, explained the CEO of the Geneva Motor Show, Sandro Mesquita.

As mentioned, there are numerous reasons for the cancellation of the Show, including complications related to the Covid-19 pandemic and the crisis in the automotive market caused by the lack of chips. Let's not forget, however, that these reasons add to the decline of physical Salons. Some manufacturers had in fact made it official that they would not take part in the Geneva Motor Show 2022.

We pushed hard and did everything to reactivate the Geneva International Motor Show in 2022. But we see this decision as a postponement, rather than a cancellation. I am confident that the Geneva International Motor Show will return stronger than ever in 2023, commented Maurice Turrettini, President of the Comité Permanent du Salon international de l'Automobile.

The Geneva International Motor Show is canceled for a third straight year

The 2022 Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS) won’t go forward due to the coronavirus pandemic. Following cancellations in 2020 and 2021, the trade show was supposed to return on February 19th, 2022, but that’s no longer happening. Organizers are billing the move not as a cancellation but as a postponement that will see GIMS come back as a “more impactful” event in 2023.

“The decision to cancel GIMS 2022 was made with the best interests of both car manufacturers and automotive fans in mind,” said the Committee and Council of the Foundation “Salon International de l’Automobile,” which is responsible for organizing the auto show. The group blamed the impact COVID-19 has had both on travel and event restrictions and automakers through the global semiconductor supply for the decision.

We’ve seen plenty of other auto shows get canceled in 2021, but the way GIMS continues to struggle is not a good sign for the industry. Pre-pandemic, it was one of the largest car shows in the world. It would usually attract more than 600,000 visitors, including some 10,000 journalists, to Swizterland. Beyond its sheer size and scale, the show was particularly known for all the new and wild concepts cars that would debut on its floor.

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