Geneva Motor Show Cancelled Indefinitely!

Why did they have to kill the Geneva International Motor Show?

In an extremely disheartening incident, the organisers confirmed that the Geneva Auto Show will not make it to any more seasons.

Difficult market conditions and lack of manufacturer interests in the post-pandemic era have been cited as reasons for the kill.

The key announcement made by 'Comité permanent du Salon international de l’automobile' could bring about significant shifts in the European auto expo space.

Post-pandemic challenges have affected numerous European auto shows. However, there are also expos that have been rising in acceptance.

The Munich and Paris Auto expos have been doing quite well. This seems to have contributed to Geneva's fall as well.

GIMS president used the phrase 'the final blow for a future edition' to describe the impact.

2024 season brought back GIMS after a 3-year hiatus, and a lot of stakeholder-exhibitor-organiser tensions, only to have its plug finally pulled!

Geneva Motor Show has been one of the biggest and most coveted of its kind since its inception in 1905

In 2020, however, the season was called off owing to the pandemic, resulting in huge last-minute losses for exhibitors. The organiser-exhibitor relations have since been quivery.

In the 2024 season, several manufacturers including Stellantis Group and VW were noted for their absence.

With over 120 exhibitors and 600,000 visitors in its golden days, to just 23 exhibitors in 2024- that's how the journey of Geneva Motor Show has been!

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