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Geneva Motor Show set to spawn biannual event in Qatar from 2022

The organizers of the Geneva Motor Show have announced that the event will spawn a separate biennial event in Qatar.

Announced today at a press conference held at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center, one of Europe’s most famous auto shows is set to move in part to the Middle East thanks to a new deal with Qatar Tourism.

It will be renamed the Qatar International Motor Show in Geneva and will take place every two years in Doha, the capital of Qatar.

However, the organizers confirmed to the PA news agency that the event will still take place in Geneva on an annual basis.

(Geneva Motor Show)

The next event is scheduled to take place in Geneva in February next year, which will be followed by a separate event in Doha scheduled for “fall 2022 or 2023”.

Maurice Turrettini, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Geneva International Motor Show, said: “We are very proud and honored that Qatar Tourism has trusted us with the design of the new Doha Motor Show.

“Our partnership is the result of very confident and constructive exchanges from day one. Joint forces with Qatar Tourism allow us to focus on the upcoming 91st edition of GIMS in February 2022, where we can bring together ideas and lessons for the new Doha Motor Show.

Organizers said exhibitors and fans should “be patient” while plans for Doha are underway, and the full concept for the show in the future will not be revealed until next year.

The Geneva Motor Show has been held since 1905, but was canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In May, it was announced that the show, which welcomed more than 600,000 visitors in its last edition in 2019, will make a full comeback in 2022.

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