This morning we have a bit of bad news. The 2020 Geneva Motor Show has been canceled due to concerns about the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Europe. The Geneva Motor Show was supposed to kick off next week, but the show was canceled today when the Swiss federal government decided to ban all gatherings of more than 1,000 people.

“This comes as a preventive measure in response to the coronavirus epidemic raging in Europe and now in Switzerland and legitimated by today‚Äôs Federal Council injunction to cancel any event gathering more than a 1,000 people until the 15th of March. We therefore regret to announce that the Geneva International Motor Show 2020 is now cancelled but the health of all those involved in this unmissable event should remain our top priority.”

The media days and press conferences were scheduled for March 3 and 4, while the public days were scheduled to open on March 5.

“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.