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Geneva Motor Show 2021 cancelled

The Geneva Motor Exhibit will not be held in 2021 owing to the fiscal issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic as well as very poor turnout from the world’s motoring makers.

Right after the cancellation of this year’s Geneva Motor Exhibit, the event’s organisers asked for a mortgage from the Swiss governing administration to aid offset the losses incurred, which are valued at an estimated eleven million Swiss Francs (around £9.4 million).

In early June, the Swiss governing administration granted the event’s organisers a sixteen.eight million Franc (£14.3 million) bailout – but the mortgage has been turned down by the Geneva Motor Show’s board, as the compensation terms would cripple the event’s funds even further.

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The initial compensation of 1 million Francs (about £850,000) was owing in June 2021. A different of the terms of the agreement was that a Geneva Motor Exhibit experienced to be held subsequent yr, which grew to become not likely owing to the unwillingness of the world’s motoring makers to participate next a study by the show’s organisers. 

The study also revealed that numerous global motor vehicle makes would favor to have the event in 2022, to give them sufficient time to get well some of the losses experienced in the course of the pandemic. 

Owing to this chain of gatherings, the Geneva Motor Show’s Foundation Board has voted in favour of the event’s sale to Palexpo SA, which is the organising board who manages the motor show’s yearly venue.

The sale would transfer all of the event’s rights to Palexpo SA and with any luck , conserve the motor present from dissolution. The Geneva Motor Exhibit continues to be the greatest community event in Switzerland – and its removing from the calendar would negatively influence the Swiss financial system by an estimated two hundred million Swiss Francs (about £171 million) for every yr.

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