Reuters File Photo: A poster is seen at the Palexpo Exhibition Center as the 90th edition of the International Motor Show has been canceled in Geneva, Switzerland to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
MILAN (Reuters) – Organizers of the Geneva International Motor Show on Thursday said they would not host the event next year due to “industry-wide problems related to the Covid-1 pandemic epidemic”.
The organizers said in a statement that the direct and indirect problems associated with the epidemic had left them “without alternatives”.
They include the ongoing travel ban for exhibitors, visitors and journalists, as well as the ongoing global semiconductor crisis, which is moving with new priorities for carmakers.
The decision comes after the 2019 and 2020 editions of the show were also canceled following the outbreak of the Kovid-1 pandemic epidemic.
Maurice Turretini, president of the committee standing du Salon International de la Automobile, said that despite all efforts, the organizers had to face reality.
“The epidemic situation is out of control and presents itself as a major threat to a large indoor event,” he said.
Touretti, however, added that he saw the decision as a stay rather than a reversal.
“I am confident that the Geneva International Motor Show 20223 will return stronger than ever,” he said.
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