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2021 Motor Shows - IAA To Be Held In Munich/Likely No Show In Geneva

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https://www.gims.swiss/news/decision...le-future-gims
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DECISIONS OF THE FOUNDATION "SALON INTERNATIONAL DE L'AUTOMOBILE" ON THE FUTURE OF GIMS

The Committee and Council of the Foundation "Salon International de l'Automobile" has today decided on the future of the Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS), the largest public event in Switzerland and has noted as follows:

1. The Foundation will not organise an edition of GIMS in 2021.

2. The loan from the State of Geneva will not be accepted.

3. The sale of GIMS to Palexpo SA is the preferred solution.

Due to the financial consequences of the cancellation of GIMS 2020 by the Federal Council for reasons of force majeure as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the Foundation responsible for organizing the event has had to make some important decisions regarding the future of GIMS today.

The Committee and the Foundation Board have decided not to organise an event in 2021: A majority of GIMS exhibitors who took part in a survey, stated that they would probably not participate in a 2021 edition in and that they would prefer to have a GIMS in 2022. The automotive sector is currently going through a difficult phase, and exhibitors need time to recover from the effects of the pandemic. Furthermore, it is far from certain that the current health situation would permit the organisation of an event attracting more than 600'000 visitors and 10'000 journalists next spring.

Immediately following the cancellation of GIMS in March 2020, the Foundation requested the Canton of Geneva for financial support to cover the losses caused by the cancellation of GIMS - estimated at 11 million Swiss francs - and to help prepare a new edition. At the beginning of June, the Grand Council approved a loan to the Foundation of 16.8 million Swiss francs. The Foundation thanks the competent authorities of the Canton and State of Geneva for their willingness to grant this loan to GIMS, but does not see the terms of the loan as a guarantee of the long-term financial stability of the Foundation in its present form. The reason for this is that the Foundation would be obliged to make a repayment of 1 million Swiss francs as early as June 2021, before having had the opportunity to generate additional funds, as the GIMS 2021 edition cannot take place. It is also considered inadmissible that one condition of the loan is that an event has to be organized in 2021. The loan is therefore not accepted.

The Foundation has therefore decided in favour of the sale of GIMS to Palexpo SA. The aim is to find a solution that will ensure the regular organization of an International Motor Show in Geneva. The purchase of the assets would transfer all rights to the organization of GIMS to Palexpo SA. As a reminder, GIMS is the largest public event in Switzerland. Its economic impact on the canton of Geneva is estimated at some CHF 200 million per year.
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Concept for new IAA 2021 presented in Munich
Berlin/Munich, 01 July 2020

The mobility and technology sectors will meet for the first IAA in Munich from September 7 to 12, 2021.

“Individual mobility is a basic human need – and satisfying it in all its facets is an ever-growing challenge for our society, which business and policy-makers have to address. The new IAA will point up solutions for connecting these mobility demands in ways that are efficient, economical, and socially and environmentally acceptable,” announced Hildegard Müller, President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), during the “IAA Concept Release” at Messe München.

“This new IAA in Munich is intended to stimulate and drive forward solutions for the mobility of the future,” stressed Hildegard Müller and Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO of Messe München, at the presentation of the concept for the new IAA, with Bavarian Minister President Markus Söder and Munich’s Lord Mayor Dieter Reiter.

“Mobility is frequently presented as an ‘either-or' choice – pleasure versus sustainability, urban versus rural, individual versus public. But mobility is always a diverse ‘AND’,” Hildegard Müller underscored. “What is more, mobility and climate protection do not contradict each other, there is no ‘either-or,’ only an AND. The latest technologies and fascinating vehicles developed by the German automotive industry form the basis for a new sustainability. This IAA will demonstrate that in all its diversity,” Hildegard Müller said, adding: “We’re looking forward to Munich and the IAA 2021.”

“The new IAA in Munich will have a totally novel event concept. Content, exhibits, experiences and discussions will be accessible to everyone – that is, residents of Munich and guests from all over the world,” said Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO of Messe München, describing the show of the future. “Repositioning the IAA is one of the most challenging tasks in the international trade show business and a unique opportunity for Munich.”


The event formats:


Summit: the meeting of B2B professionals

The Summit on Munich’s trade show grounds is the meeting place for professionals and the venue for brand and product presentations. It will focus on innovations, not on complete product ranges. For this reason, the Summit will occupy a smaller site and the exhibition areas will be consciously limited. Furthermore, there will be room for conferences and discussions, along with official time slots for the press and for networking. The Summit embodies another addition to the existing classical trade show format as it is aimed at professionals and representatives of the mobility and technology industries, and will create a forum for exchanging news and views on all political and social topics and sectors. The majority of product premieres will take place here – compressed into six days.


Blue Lane: test track for sustainable mobility

Munich’s exhibition grounds and the inner city will be connected by the Blue Lane, a test track for sustainable technologies. Visitors will be able to try out and experience new forms of mobility and low-emission powertrain technologies for themselves as part of a pilot project. The Blue Lane will integrate car traffic and local public transport to produce the experience of a connected multimodal route.


Open Space: mobility experiences for all and B2C networking places

The Open Space will open up the IAA 2021 and appeal to the general public. Various prominent locations in the heart of Munich, including Marienplatz and Odeonsplatz, will become venues for a city-wide dialogue on visions, innovations and sustainable mobility solutions for the future. A varied program combining entertainment and information will enable direct contact between consumers and manufacturers.
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