(30 Aug 2021) The Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS) has unveiled plans to develop a biennial motor show in Qatar.
The first edition of the Qatar Geneva International Motor Show 2023 is planned for the autumn, with organisers expecting the event to take place every two years.
Further details are expected to be revealed during GIMS 2022, which will take place from 19 to 27 February.
Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive and Chairman of Qatar Tourism, said, “In addition to extensive hotel and resort development, the refurbishment and creation of tourism assets and an expanding culinary scene, hosting internationally renowned events is an important pillar of our strategy. We are pleased to partner with the highly distinguished Geneva International Motor Show and look forward to a collaborative relationship to bring this eminent event to our shores.”
First launched in 1905, the Geneva International Motor Show is widely recognised as one of Europe’s most important automobile exhibitions, with each show attracting over 10,000 journalists and more than 600,000 visitors to the Swiss city.
While the 2020 and 2021 editions were cancelled due to the ongoing COVID19 pandemic, GIMS is now on track to launching a much-anticipated 2022 edition.
The organiser and rights holder of GIMS is the Geneva-based foundation “Comité permanent du Salon international de l’automobile”.
Maurice Turrettini, President of the Permanent Committee of the Geneva International Motor Show, said, “We are very proud and honoured, that Qatar Tourism has put its trust in us for the conception of the new motor show in Doha. Our partnership is the result of very trusting and constructive talks from day one. The joint forces with Qatar Tourism empower us to focus on the upcoming 91st edition of GIMS in February 2022, where we will be able to gather ideas and learnings for the new motor show in Doha.”