The Geneva Intercontinental Motor Clearly show (GIMS) planned for February 2022 has been postponed by the organisers right until 2023. The past Geneva Intercontinental Motor Clearly show was staged in 2019, with the pandemic scuppering the 2020 and 2021 shows.
In a statement, the organisers said that industry-vast problems relating to the COVID-19 pandemic experienced pressured the transfer. Before this 12 months, the organisers experienced confirmed 2022 show dates.
Nevertheless, the organisers also said that even though February 2022 will be cancelled, the ‘steps by now taken to evolve the platform will continue to be implemented, allowing for a extra impactful show in 2023’.
The organisers also said the conclusion to cancel GIMS 2022 was produced with the greatest pursuits of equally motor vehicle companies and automotive followers in head.
The statement said: ‘The immediate and indirect problems relating to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic still left the organisers with no option. On the just one hand, immediate problems of the pandemic incorporate ongoing vacation restrictions for intercontinental exhibitors, people, and journalists. On the other hand, indirect problems of the pandemic, this kind of as the semiconductor lack, have presented motor vehicle companies with new priorities that they have to have to resolve initial. These problems led to several current cancellations, which resulted in the ultimate confirmation of the show’s postponement’.
“We have pushed quite challenging and tried using every little thing to reactivate the Geneva Intercontinental Motor Clearly show in 2022,” said Maurice Turrettini, President of the Comité long-lasting du Salon intercontinental de l’automobile. “Despite all our efforts, we have to experience the points and the reality: the pandemic scenario is not underneath manage and presents by itself as a huge menace for a huge indoor occasion like GIMS. But we see this conclusion as a postponement, somewhat than a cancellation. I am self-confident that the Geneva Intercontinental Motor Clearly show will appear back again more powerful than ever in 2023.”
The CEO of the Geneva Intercontinental Motor Clearly show, Sandro Mesquita, said: “Many exhibitors have indicated that the uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic make it unattainable for them to make a agency determination for GIMS 2022. On best of this is the destructive effects that the recent lack of semiconductors has on motor vehicle companies. The chip crisis is probable to drag on perfectly into upcoming 12 months, with destructive money implications for OEMs. In these unsure occasions, a lot of makes are as a result not able to make a determination to participate in a trade reasonable that would have taken place in just around four months. When taking into consideration all the aspects, it grew to become distinct that it was vital to postpone the show, and to announce the news faster than afterwards to steer clear of cancelling at short detect.”
The GIMS organisers also claimed that around the past several months, exhilaration has been setting up for the new GIMS platform that ‘promised to interact extra persons all-around the planet with a digital ecosystem and an general enhanced experience’.