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Geneva Motor Show to return in 2022, Swiss show dates announced – Technology News, Firstpost

It’s official – after a fairly long hiatus, the Geneva Motor Show is set to return in 2022. In a statement released late May 27, the show’s organizers said the 91st edition of the annual vehicle exhibition would be held in February. next year, confirming the return of one of the world’s most illustrious auto shows. The 2022 Geneva Motor Show will kick off on February 17 with the first press day, and will be open to the general public from February 19 to 27.

The organizing foundation of the Geneva Motor Show has given potential exhibitors until mid-July this year to register online for the 2022 event. While the foundation has refrained from disclosing the theme of the next edition of the show, in her statement, she promised that the 2022 edition will be “an exciting development” that will be “substantially different from the past, assuming favorable pandemic conditions”. More details on the concept for the 2022 show will be shared in the coming weeks.

The last edition of the Geneva Motor Show took place in 2019. Image: Newspress

Speaking on the confirmation of the 2022 edition of the show, Sandro Mesquita, CEO of the Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS), said: “With the sending of the tender documents, we are starting now officially the organization of GIMS 2022. My team and I look forward to presenting our concept to exhibitors and then to the public. We really hope that the health situation and the corresponding political regulations regarding COVID-19 will allow us to bring it to life. “

The most recent edition of GIMS took place in 2019. With the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world, the 2020 edition was held online with sequenced virtual press conferences, but the 2021 edition was completely canceled, most of the car manufacturers having chosen to skip the show given the prevailing conditions. The Geneva International Motor Show Foundation (FGIMS) then sold the motor show to Palexpo SA, the company in charge of the Geneva exhibition center in which the show is still held. Today, GIMS has become one of the first global auto shows to announce a return to the field since the COVID-19 outbreak.

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