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Major bummer!

2020 Geneva International Motor Show cancelled due to coronavirus

Switzerland’s federal council has announced all events in the country involving more than 1 000 people will be banned thanks to fears around the coronavirus, leading to the scrapping of the 2020 Geneva International Motor Show.

“In view of the current situation and the spread of the coronavirus, the federal council has categorised the situation in Switzerland as ‘special’ in terms of the Epidemics Act,” the council said in a press statement.

“Large-scale events involving more than 1 000 people are to be banned. The ban comes into immediate effect and will apply at least until 15 March,” the statement added.

The 90th edition of the show was due to open its door to the press on 4 March, before running through to 15 March. The organisers of the show are expected to hold a press conference later on Friday.


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2020 Geneva motor show set for axe due to coronavirus

Car industry's biggest annual event is canned following continued spread of Covid-19

This year’s Geneva motor show is set to be cancelled due to the continued spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus.

Organisers are understood to be finalising an announcement after several confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Geneva and other parts of Switzerland. There has been a substantial outbreak of the coronavirus, which originated in China, in northern Italy recently, with cases announced in a number of other European countries.

On Friday morning, the Swiss government banned large gatherings. In a statement, the cabinet said: “In view of the current situation and the spread of the coronavirus, the Federal Council has categorised the situation in Switzerland as ‘special’ in terms of the Epidemics Act. Large-scale events involving more than 1,000 people are to be banned. The ban comes into immediate effect and will apply at least until 15 March."

The show was due to open to press on Tuesday 3 March before opening to the public from 5-15 March. Around 602,000 people attended the show last year.

 

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Geneva Motor Show canceled after coronavirus
causes government to ban large events

Switzerland bans gatherings of 1,000 or more people

The 2020 Geneva Motor Show is canceled after the Swiss government banned gatherings of 1,000 people or more on Friday due to concerns over the coronavirus. The ban is effective immediately and runs at least until March 15th. The 90th edition of GIMS was scheduled to start next week. The show attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

 

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2020 Geneva motor show: what we would have seen

Europe's biggest motoring show set to be cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak; here's what was set to appear

The Geneva motor show, one of Europe’s premier motoring events, is expected to be cancelled imminently as a result of the global coronavirus outbreak.

Concerns over the spread of the Covid-19 virus, which originated in China, led to the cancellation of the Mobile World Congress technology event that had been due to take place in Barcelona earlier this month. That decision came after a large number of exhibitors withdrew, citing health concerns.

 

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Dude seriously, you dont have to spam the thread with the same article from 28 sites like you do on most other threads

One version will do mkay :thumbsup:
 

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'Virtual' car launches to replace Geneva show - here’s what to expect

With coronavirus fears having led to the cancellation of the Geneva Motor Show just four days before it was scheduled to open to the press, car companies have had to make last-minute plans to stage ‘virtual’ launches of the new products that were scheduled to be revealed at the show.

And rather than spread these launches out over the week to ensure a more steady flow of news, most carmakers have decided to jam pack their e-conferences into Tuesday morning, in accordance with what would have been the show’s schedule.

 

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2020 'Geneva' Motor Show: The 18 cars you must see - Autocar

 

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swiss love banning things.

cancelled auto racing due to an accident that happened in another country entirely.
 

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OPINION | Is 2020 the final year for auto shows?

The coronavirus outbreak is disrupting global conferencing on an extraordinary scale.

With severe travel restrictions instituted by many countries, the convenience of air travel, enabling people from diverse locations to meet in central hubs for business, is vanishing.

Auto shows have been on a gradual decline, but 2020 might be the year that these events are finally resigned to history. For decades the auto show was a place for industry professionals to see all the new modes and technologies, in a single location. It allowed networking and product exposure on an unprecedented scale.

Car companies could also rely on the scheduling of auto show to create expectation and then build demand for their new products, technologies or services.

Digitisation has upended this tradition. Automotive brands now realise that they can orchestrate teaser campaigns of their own and then digitally reveal their new models, to a dedicated audience of millions instead of a few thousand showgoers.

 

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Frankfurt Motor Show To Be Replaced With Munich Motor Show In 2021

Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA), a German trade organization representing the country’s auto industry, announced that Munich will succeed Frankfurt as host of the biennial International Motor Show, starting from 2021.

The VDA had selected Berlin, Hamburg, and Munich as the prospective sites to replace the Frankfurt Motor Show which apparently “was a very close race”.

The group cited “attractive event locations, excellent transport infrastructure, and expertise in the organization of major events” as the reasons for choosing the city.


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How to make money on cars: debut them in Geneva

Some entirely unsound financial advice, coming up

Geneva 2020 may have been cancelled due to a global pandemic that’s killing thousands and threatening to unravel the very fabric of society, but, as a terrible Oliver Stone sequel once said, money never sleeps.

And in this vein of insomniacal currency, let’s turn to a bit of tone-deaf folderol from a car financing business, which has decided to play an inverse Chicken Little and engage in some blue-sky thinking while it falls down around us.

In this case, it’s the mega amounts of money that tanned men in chino shorts have made from buying cars that have debuted at the world’s most important motor show. Want to follow along and see where you should have put your money? We agree, that doesn’t sound at all like a depressing venture at all. Let’s begin.

 
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