The Geneva motor show, which this year was canceled because of a pandemic of mers will now take place until the spring of 2022. This was reported on the official website of the event. Such late timing of the transfer motor show associated with financial difficulties and the impact of the pandemic coronavirus.
“The automotive sector is currently experiencing difficult times and the participants of the dealership you need time to recover from the effects of the pandemic. In addition, it is not clear if the current situation is to organize the event, which will visit more than 600 000 people and 10 000 journalists in the following spring”, – stated in the message.
According to the organizers of the event, the cancellation of the Geneva motor show in 2020 turned into a loss of $ 11 million Swiss francs. After that, they were forced to turn to local authorities for a loan of 16.8 million Swiss francs. However, to coordinate the financial assistance they have failed and they refused from this loan.
Anniversary, 90th Geneva motor show was canceled four days before its opening because of the epidemic of the coronavirus. This decision was taken by the local authorities, who have banned all large gatherings in the country until at least March 15. However, the manufacturers decided not to abandon a planned Prime Minister and staged a virtual showroom with the online premieres of their new products.
Geneva auto show is not the only major automotive event, which was cancelled because of the situation with the spread of the new virus. Among them the Moscow motor show and the motor show in new York. Problems will arise and the North American international auto show (NAIAS), which was to be held in a new format in the summer of 2020 in Detroit. The Beijing motor show, in turn, was moved to the autumn this year.