The 90th Geneva International Motor Show, set to begin next week in Geneva, Switzerland, has been cancelled, event organizers have announced.
With the first coronavirus cases in Switzerland confirmed, the country’s Federal Council has imposed a temporary ban on events with more than 1,000 people in attendance.
“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 organization of the 2020 edition of GIMS.”