Seeing Official statement organizers of the Geneva International Motor Show, I had a slight sense of deja vu. After all, in February of this year I had to write that the Geneva Motor Show was canceled. Even then, serious concerns arose about the spread of the COVID-19 virus. What scale the pandemic reached in the following months, I think, is not necessary to tell.
The decision to abolish the auto show in 2021 is due to the financial consequences of canceling the event this year. At the moment, the organizers are trying to sell the rights to the Geneva Motor Show to the Palexpo SA group, which owns the conference center, where the event is held.
There are also concerns about the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. The organizers noted that many participants reported their unwillingness to participate in 2021, preferring to host a show in 2022. Thus, most likely, the car dealership will return to Geneva in only two years.
Let me remind you, the Geneva Motor Show this year was the first major automotive event that was canceled. It was supposed to be the jubilee 90th auto show, which was expected to present many new products. In 2019, the event was attended by over 600,000 people.