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2020 Geneva International Motor Show Cancelled!

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Latest "casualty" of the COVID-19 outbreak... :omg:

THE GENEVA INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW IS CANCELLED!

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5-15 March 2020

The 90th edition of the GIMS, which was supposed to welcome the media from next Monday and the general public from 5 to 15 March 2020, will now finally not take place. This is an injonction decision of the Federal Council of 28 February 2020 that no events with more than 1,000 people are allowed to take place until 15 March 2020. The decision falls 3 days before the opening of the exhibition to the media.

The organizers accept this decision: "We regret this situation, but the health of all participants is our and our exhibitors' top priority. This is a case of force majeure and a tremendous loss for the manufacturers who have invested massively in their presence in Geneva. However, we are convinced that they will understand this decision," said Maurice Turrettini, Chairman of the Foundation Board. We would like to warmly thank all those involved in the organisation of the 2020 edition of GIMS.

A few days before the opening of the event, the construction of the stands was very nearly complete. A week ago, during the press conferences announcing the 2020 edition, there was nothing to suggest that such a measure was necessary. The situation changed with the appearance of the first confirmed coronavirus diseases in Switzerland and the injonction of the Federal Council on 28.02.2020. The event is cancelled due to this decision.

In the meantime, the dismantling of the event will now have to be organised. The financial consequences for all those involved in the event are significant and will need to be assessed over the coming weeks. One thing is certain: tickets already purchased for the event will be refunded. The organisers will communicate about this as soon as possible, via their website.
 

Palexpo, 28 February 2020

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It is just a reminder of mother nature hinting us humans, if humans still continue doing damage to nature, this is the way it will take effect to recover itself. 

Cancelling of big events or whatever able to gather a group of people events is a wise decision to curb the virus from spreading. And that is the best humans can do to protect themselves.

While on the other hand, this coronavirus has cut the carbon emissions in China at this period of time.

This coronavirus really tells alot about how vulnerable humans can be.

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1 minute ago, kobayashiGT said:

They can do Facebook live one Mah. 

BMW HK did that

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39 minutes ago, inlinesix said:

BMW HK did that

Do you have the video? I wanna watch!

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Tokyo Olympics organisers having sleepless nights now...

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8 minutes ago, kobayashiGT said:

Do you have the video? I wanna watch!

Search its FB.

I can't rem where i saw it.

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3 hours ago, Soya said:

Tokyo Olympics organisers having sleepless nights now...

That's  5 months away. Covit19 will be history by then.

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11 minutes ago, Vinceng said:

That's  5 months away. Covit19 will be history by then.

Famous last words......  I also think so.  But i am famous for eating my words.

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will this delay car new mode launch this year?

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1 minute ago, Wt_know said:

will this delay car new mode launch this year?

Unlikely.

A lot of car maker moved to FB car launch with selected invitees.

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23 hours ago, Vinceng said:

That's  5 months away. Covit19 will be history by then.

the problem is all the final preparation and logistic arrangement underway now

sekali ... olympic is cancelled how? [sweatdrop] 

or they continue but minimum athletes and spectators? 

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24 minutes ago, Wt_know said:

will this delay car new mode launch this year?

i think most likely not as they would need new models to compete for sales

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26 minutes ago, Wt_know said:

will this delay car new mode launch this year?

which model you eyeing? 

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Merc &

Porsche will launch FL or new model online tomorrow.

Merc: W213FL

Porsche: 992 911Turbo

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16 hours ago, Lotr said:

which model you eyeing? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlAX_Bp6qJM

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