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The organizer of the Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS), the Permanent Committee of the International Motor Show, recently announced the postponement of the event to 2023. The event was postponed due to problems at industry-wide directly related to the COVID -19 pandemic. Although the February 2022 event has been canceled, steps have already been taken to improve the platform and it will continue to be implemented to be able to create a more impactful show in 2023.
The best interests of car manufacturers and car fans were at the forefront when it came to the decision to cancel GIMS 2022. The organizers had no alternative due to the direct and indirect issues plaguing the event in due to the ongoing COVID. -19 pandemic.
The direct issues that the organizers had to deal with were the continued travel restrictions that visitors, journalists and international exhibitors had to deal with. Some of the indirect problems brought by the pandemic include the shortage of semiconductors, which has presented automakers with new problems that they should prioritize and solve first. Said issues have come to an end with the recent cancellations of the event, so the organizers have decided to confirm and officially announce the postponement of the event.
The Chairman of the International Motor Show Standing Committee, Maurice Turrettini, said: “We have pushed very hard and tried everything to reactivate the Geneva International Motor Show in 2022. Despite our best efforts, we must do in the face of facts and reality: the pandemic situation is not under control and presents itself as a major threat for a major indoor event like the GIMS. 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.”
Geneva International Motor Show CEO Sandro Mesquita said: “Many exhibitors have indicated that the uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic prevent them from making a firm commitment to GIMS 2022. ‘adds the negative impact that the current shortage of semiconductors on car manufacturers. The chip crisis is set to drag on into next year, with negative financial implications for OEMs. In these uncertain times, many brands are therefore unable to commit to participating in a show that would have taken place in just over four months. Considering all the factors, it became clear that it was necessary to postpone the show and break the news sooner rather than later to avoid canceling in the short term.
Excitement for the new GIMS platform has been building over the past few months as it promised to engage more people around the world with its new digital ecosystem, delivering an improved overall experience. The platform is still being worked on to bring it to its full potential for the 2023 event.
The Geneva International Motor Show is a highly anticipated year, even by car enthusiasts, as the most respected brands normally reserve this prestigious event to launch their latest sports cars and supercars.