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Geneva motor show set to spawn biennial event in Qatar from 2022

Geneva motor show set to spawn biennial event in Qatar from 2022

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It will be called the Qatar Geneva International Motor Show and will be hosted in Doha, Qatar.

One of the world’s biggest motor shows has announced plans to host a biennial event in the Middle East. Announced at a press conference at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre, the Geneva motor show (GIMS) revealed plans to host a second event every other year from 2022 in Qatar.


It will be called the Qatar Geneva International Motor Show and will be hosted in Doha, Qatar. However, the Geneva motor show has confirmed that it will continue to host its own event annually as normal. February next year will see the next Geneva motor show take place, followed by an event in Doha planned for ‘autumn 2022 or 2023’.


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 their trust in us for the conception of the new motor show in Doha. “Our partnership is the result of very trusting and constructive discussions 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.”


The full concept of the show will not be revealed until next year, with show organisers asking exhibitors and attendees to ‘exercise patience’ while plans are confirmed. Last year’s Geneva motor show was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the show has taken place since 1905. The last event in 2019 welcomed 600,000 visitors.