The upcoming Geneva International Motor Show, planned for February 2022, has been cancelled.

“We have pushed very hard and tried everything to reactivate the Geneva International Motor Show in 2022”, says Maurice Turrettini, President of the Comité permanent du Salon international de l’automobile. “Despite all our efforts, we have to face the facts and the reality: the pandemic situation is not under control and presents itself as a big threat for a large indoor event like GIMS. But we see this decision as a postponement, rather than a cancellation. I am confident that the Geneva International Motor Show will come back stronger than ever in 2023.”

The cancellation has been attributed to both the difficulties surrounding international travel due to the COVID situation, and the semiconductor shortage that the automotive industry currently faces.

While the Geneva Motor Show is unable to go ahead, last month, IAA Mobility took place with a new name and location – you can find out more about what happened at IAA Mobility here.