There are several reasons, but they are all related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In February 2020, the Geneva authorities banned the gathering of more than 1000 people in one place, and for this reason the famous car show did not take place. Then the organizers hoped that the event would take place in 2021, but this did not happen, but the “iron” dates of the 2022 show were set – from 19 to 27 February. However, as it has just become known, the exhibition will be postponed until 2023.
“Due to industry-wide problems associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, it was decided to postpone the Geneva International Motor Show to 2023,” the letter says. In doing so, we are promised that downtime is used to the advantage of making a more impressive show. On the one hand, due to the ongoing pandemic, people are limited on travel, on the other hand, the lack of semiconductors is now a major problem for automakers around the world and companies are now fixated on solving it. This led to the cancellation of the Geneva Motor Show in 2021 and 2022.
“We’ve done our best and tried everything to reopen the show next year,” says Maurice Turrettini, President of the Geneva International Auto Show Foundation. “Despite all attempts, we must face the truth and the facts: the situation with the pandemic is not under control and the virus poses a great threat, especially in such closed spaces.”