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The 2021 Geneva International Motor Show is officially cancelled

Executives are thinking about the 2022 edition

6d ago

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Car shows have clearly lost their popularity in recent years. Today, the news that everyone was dreading is confirmed. The 2021 Geneva International Motor Show will officially not take place. The main reasons are obviously economic.

The 2020 edition of the Swiss show has already been cancelled at the last moment because of the health crisis that was beginning to spread in Europe. This caused significant financial losses and also had a major impact on the exhibitors' trust, even though they spent considerable sums of money for their stands.

The virus is still actively circulating and a second wave of the epidemic is feared by all. As a precautionary measure, the show's organizers have launched a survey to find out how many exhibitors will not be taking part in the 2021 edition. The majority of them refused, fearing that there would be a resurgence of the epidemic.

With a number of exhibitors reduced to less than half and a number of visitors probably just as low, the exhibition management preferred to cancel the 2021 edition in order to concentrate on the 2022 edition. But here again, we do not know if the latter will be organised as planned.

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Comments (12)

  • 2021 Geneva not happening..

    Koenigsegg: How about we do it anyway?

      6 days ago
  • If it carries on costing the manufacturers as much money as it currently does to attend Geneva, the show will be dead forever. They need to come up with a new way of doing it so it's actually going to survive.

      4 days ago
  • NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The car world has became even more boring...

      6 days ago
    • 6 days ago
  • So 2021 is a big, important year for the automotive world, and the biggest motor show is not happeningšŸ˜•

      6 days ago
    • Its the cost, the show cost millions for automakers who will now be more cost conscious than ever. Its why PSA Ford and FCA left, it takes too much money. The only way shows like this will survive, they need to think outside the box. For example,...

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        6 days ago
    • That is so true. I've been to several Geneva Motor Shows only because I live nearby. After the third time, it is basically the same thing with a few of new cars here and there, which is not entertaining anymore. They should invest in a less...

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        5 days ago
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