The ninetieth edition of the Geneva International Motor Show, which was supposed to welcome the general public from 5th to 15th March 2020, was cancelled following a decision by the region’s Federal Council on 28th February that no events with more than 1,000 people are allowed to take place until the spread of COVID-19 can be contained. The decision fell three days before the opening of the exhibition to the media.
“ style=”light” size=”5″]We regret this situation, but the health of all participants is our and our exhibitors’ top priority. This is a case of force majeure and a tremendous loss for manufacturers who have invested massively in their presence at this year’s Geneva show. We are, however, convinced they will understand this difficult decision,” said Maurice Turrettini, Chairman of the Geneva International Motor Show Foundation Board. The financial consequences for those involved are significant and will need be the subject of scrutiny over the coming weeks.