Geneva Motor Show cancelled for third year running
The Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS) has been cancelled for the third year in a row, with plans to return in 2023. Europe’s biggest and most influential show was due to take place in February 2022, for the first time since 2019. It was cancelled due to ‘direct and indirect issues relating to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic’.
Comité permanent du Salon international de l'automobile, the show’s organisers, cited not only the travel restrictions as a major concern, but also the semi-conductor shortage which ‘have presented car manufacturers with new priorities they need to solve first’. This led to manufacturer cancellations, which ultimately resulted in the show’s postponement.
Maurice Turrettini, president of the organising foundation, said: “Despite all our efforts, we have to face the facts and the reality: the pandemic situation is not under control and presents itself as a big threat for a large indoor event like the Geneva International Motor Show. But we see this decision as a postponement, rather than a cancellation. I am confident that the Geneva International Motor Show will come back stronger than ever in 2023."