Geneva Motor Show cancelled for fourth consecutive year

    The 2023 edition of the motor show will now only be held in Doha, Qatar in November next year.

    Published On Aug 19, 2022 01:55:00 PM


    Geneva International Motor Show
    Listen to this Article

    The Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS), scheduled between February 14-19, 2023, has been cancelled “due to uncertainties in the global economy and geopolitics”. The motor show was to be held in two parts next year – in Geneva, Switzerland in February and the other in Doha, Qatar in November.

    • Doha event dates to be announced soon
    • COVID-19 forced cancellation of last three editions

    The biggest motoring event in Europe has been cancelled for the fourth year in a row, with the previous three – 2020, 2021 and 2022 – being cancelled due to COVID-19 related complications. The event will only be held – on a biennial basis – in Doha next year. The Qatar Geneva International Motor Show will debut at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center and other decentralised venues.

    “We have done everything possible to ensure that we could host GIMS 2023 in Geneva in February,” said Maurice Turettini, president of the permanent committee of GIMS. “The enhanced event format and project had been very well received. But, in the end, the risks overweighed the opportunities.”

    Sandro Mesquita, CEO of GIMS said, “In these uncertain times, many brands are not in a position to commit to participating in a show in Europe in the winter.”

    The dates and format for the motor show in Doha will be announced soon, confirms Mesquita.

    Copyright (c) Autocar UK. All rights reserved.



    No comments yet. Be the first to comment.

    Ask Autocar Anything about Car and Bike Buying and Maintenance Advices
    Need an expert opinion on your car and bike related queries?
    Ask Now

    Search By Car Price

    Poll of the month

    Tata is considering separate showrooms for EVs, do you think all carmakers should do this?

    Yes, EV buyers have distinct needs



    Yes, it shows a strong commitment to EVs



    No, splitting showrooms creates inconvenience



    No, it will dilute the brand



    Total Votes : 830
    Sign up for our newsletter

    Get all the latest updates from the automobile universe