The 90th edition of the Geneva International Motor Show (2020) has been cancelled after the Swiss federal government intervened. The event, which attracts thousands of people from around the world, was scheduled to take place from the 5th to the 15th of March at Palexpo.
The organisers initially took a controversial decision NOT to postpone the annual show despite the threat of the corona virus.
The federal government today issued an injunction preventing any public meetings of more than 1000 people, which meant the show had to be pulled.
We understand what is at stake for the organisers and exhibitors, but we think this is a welcome development. The federal decision applies to all public events over 1,000 people.
The Geneva International Motor Show has become one of the most well known and popular motor shows in Europe, with around 220 exhibitors, including the major car makers, designers, equipment and industrial suppliers, and featuring around 900 cars over the 110,000 m2 of the 7 halls of Palexpo in Geneva.
The Geneva Motor Show is the manufacturers’ favourite event to present their last creation before their launch on the market and each year over 100 World and European Premieres are unveiled.