Danger on the Auto Show – “The agreement on the future of the Show will be finalized by the end of March”

Threatened with bankruptcy, the 2021 show should have been held this week. Its director is hoping for a last-ditch deal by the end of March.

Dismantling of the Auto Show, February 28, 2020, canceled four days before its scheduled opening.


Who remembers it? The week should have been marked by the 91e high mass of the automotive sector. Despite doubts about the future of this very XX type of exhibitione century, the Auto Show still managed to attract more than 600,000 people to Palexpo. Twice the number of visitors to the Paléo.

The last edition was canceled on Friday February 28, 2020. Federal authorities had just banned any gathering of more than a thousand people, in the face of the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic. In Switzerland, but also in Lombardy and Rhône-Alpes, where battalions of Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS) aficionados come from. The Show was to open the following Monday, stands assembled, vehicles in place.

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