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2020 Geneva Motor Show cancelled due to Coronavirus Threat in Europe

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The organizers of the 2020 Geneva International Motor Show announced they have cancelled the event due to the Swiss Government’s decision to limit large events until March 15, 2020.

The decision comes as Europe faces with the growing threat from the coronavirus.

The organizers accept this decision: “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 the manufacturers who have invested massively in their presence in Geneva. However, we are convinced that they will understand this decision,” said Maurice Turrettini, Chairman of the Foundation Board. We would like to warmly thank all those involved in the organisation of the 2020 edition of GIMS.

“A few days before the opening of the event, the construction of the stands was very nearly complete. A week ago, during the press conferences announcing the 2020 edition, there was nothing to suggest that such a measure was necessary. The situation changed with the appearance of the first confirmed coronavirus diseases in Switzerland and the injonction of the Federal Council on 28.02.2020. The event is cancelled due to this decision, the organizers added in a press statement.

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