The Geneva Motor Show is a big deal. It’s the first major European show on the calendar each year, so we always expect to see a healthy turnout of new and interesting production cars and concepts. So, that said, 2018 is shaping up to be a banner year, even by Geneva standards. We’ve got plenty of boots on the ground in Switzerland to cover all of the hot Geneva news, and we’ll be updating this page regularly. The world of individual transportation is changing manufacturers and suppliers must come to grips more and more the questions regarding the electrification of vehicles and connected mobility, driverless vehicles, packages of digital services or transportation services. For these reasons the Organising Committee of the Motor show have reviewed its General Regulations and will adapt a number ofimprovements for the Geneva International Motor Show 2019. The categories authorized in Article 4 have been expanded.
The Motor Show will be open to all facets of individual transportation, and in particular. Once the 10,680 or so media representatives had seen what was on show over the two press days and all the top automotive industry executives from around the world had met up with each other, the GIMS opened its doors to the general public for 11 days, to let amateur car enthusiasts discover all the brands and models showcased there. Two hours before the GIMS closed, the electronic access system had recorded nearly 660,000 admissions, down 4.5% on the 2017 total.
“Also, given the somewhat downbeat economic climate and an often anti-car media and political mood. So, we’re very happy with this result”, says Maurice Turrettini, President of the Geneva Motor Show. Andre Hefti, the show’s Managing Director, adds “The slight drop in the number of visitors meant that those who came enjoyed an even better visit, since they could move around more freely, there were shorter waiting times in restaurants and there was more space to admire the large number of prestigious vehicles exclusively on display at this year’s GIMS”.