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Geneva Motor Show to be held in Qatar in 2022 or 2023

The organizers of Europe’s largest automotive event, the Geneva Motor Show, have teamed up with Qatar Tourism. The two partners will jointly organize a biennial event called the Qatar Geneva International Motor Show in Doha.

  • Geneva Motor Show continues as normal
  • The next iteration will take place from February 19 to 27, 2022
  • Was also a key event for Indian automotive brands

Geneva Motor Show: What Happens to the Original Event?

The event will take place in Switzerland as usual on February 19-27, 2022, with a related show at the new Middle East venue in late 2022 or 2023. The show’s organizers have clarified that the Geneva event will continue on an annual basis. The new Qatar International Motor Show in Geneva will be the “new world-famous auto show for the Middle East”, according to the organizers.

The Geneva Motor Show has been held almost every year since its inception in 1905, although the 2022 edition is the first in three years, following the The 2020 and 2021 shows have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Qatar International Motor Show in Geneva: what else do we know?

The final dates for the first Qatari edition of the fair will be confirmed in the coming weeks, said the organizers of the fair, who intend to host the fair every two years. A “full concept” of the new show format will be presented in Geneva in February.

Akbar Al Baker, Chairman of Qatar Tourism and CEO of the country’s flag carrier, Qatar Airways, said: “In line with the national strategy, Qatar National Vision 2030, we are expanding our tourism proposition to position Qatar as a leader. global destination and make sure customers are enjoying the best of Qatar.

“In addition to the extensive development of hotels and resorts, the renovation and creation of tourism assets and an expanding culinary scene, hosting internationally renowned events is an important pillar of our strategy. . We are delighted to partner with the highly distinguished Geneva International Motor Show and look forward to forging a collaborative relationship to bring this eminent event to our shores.

For his part, 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 for 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.

Geneva Motor Show: How Important to India?

The Geneva Motor Show has been a key event for brands like Tata Motors who have participated in the event since 1998. A handful of Tata cars and SUVs for India were previewed at the show in the Geneva motor vehicle in concept form, the most recent being the Tata Concept HBX recently dubbed the Tata Punch micro-SUV. Additionally, Mahindra-owned Pininfarina unveiled its latest offering, the Hypercar Battista at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.

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Munich auto show to be first in Europe since COVID-19 outbreak

The Paris Motor Show will be held from October 17 to 23, 2022

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