Geneva International Motor Show 2024

Geneva Palexpo , Route François-Peyrot 30
Geneva (CH)

Geneva International Motor Show: the trade show

From the first car exhibition in Switzerland in 1905 to the international motor show of nowadays; the Geneva International Motor Show is one of the top five events worldwide not to be missed. An exciting adventure to discover.

March 2014 Edition:

The 84th Geneva International Motor Show will be held at PALEXPO from 6 to 16 March 2014. It will be opened at 10 a.m. on Thursday, 6 March by the President of the Swiss Confederation, Mr Didier Burkhalter, the President of the State Council of the Republic and Canton of Geneva, Mr François Longchamp, and the President of the Motor Show, Mr Maurice Turrettini, in the presence of a host of politicians and figures from the business community and the automotive industry. 

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Motor Show Geneva, one of the most impressive automotive shows

If you are thinking about one of the most professional and classy organized automotive trade shows, Geneva International Motor Show is it. It is an excellent platform where the finest of car makers, top business stakeholders and decision makers gather together in one place to expose their finest products. There are constant “Premieres” reveled every fifteen minutes.

Geneva Motor Show Booth Island

Coming from a long time run, each year presents the opportunity to astonish a worldwide audience. More than 250 professional exhibitors regularly participate, bringing a great deal of variety to the show. As it covers every side of the sector, you can find all sorts of vehicles, vehicles maintenance, repairing tools, car tuners, auto engineering tools and many other motor accessories. Classic car and the latest technology come together to form part of exiting contests.

You can't go wrong by booking a stand here. And talk to us about the outstanding stand designers and builders in Geneva. In this eleven day annual event, marketing, networking and business meetings all take place. Join this impressive show and take your brand into a higher level.

Geneva International Motor Show belongs to the top five motor shows worldwide!

The International Geneva Motor Show is an annual auto show held in March in the Swiss city of Geneva. The 86th edition will bring many novelties, so if you are planning to exhibit or visiting the show, to be held at Palexpo, don't miss our interview with the organisers and learn everything you need to know about the show and about the industry in Geneva.

Geneva International Motor Show Exhibition

Geneva International Motor Show is going to celebrate its 86th anniversary...! What makes the show different from other of its kind to maintain a trajectory like this?

The Geneva Motor Show belongs to the top five motor shows worldwide. The secret of its success is the combination of several ingredients: a neutral ground (Switzerland has no own car manufacturer), which means that all the exhibitors are given the same importance. The show is situated in the heart of Europe, holding 7 exhibition halls under the same roof and taking place every year in spring, i.e. with the start of the sales season.

What does the event suppose for the city of Geneva?

For the city and the state of Geneva the Motor Show is a very important event in its calendar; on one hand obviously for economic reasons (it is difficult to find a hotel room during the press days) but also for the fact that during these press days the city becomes a real get together of the worldwide car industry and its attached branches.

Geneva International Motor Show Exhibition Area

Who can attend the show, and who must do it?

Almost all CEOs of the big car manufacturers, but also the stars of design and technology as well as representatives of foreign authorities are present. The press days are then followed by the public days and here too, the event breaks records. With 700’000 visitors it is the biggest annual event in Switzerland and with its 50% visitors coming from over 90 countries – however, an important part comes from France – it is probably the most international Show.

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Can you give some tips to those international exhibitors that are going to exhibit here for the first time? (some venue rules, customs, protocol...)

There is a kind of family spirit during the build-up of the Show. The organizers want to work for the hand by hand with its exhibitors in order to create the most beautiful show window. If there is a rule, it is the one not to be shy and ask all the questions you may have. You will find assistance on all management levels.

Can you highlight for us the novelties of this year's edition?

It is unfortunately too early to talk about this year’s novelties. Many premiers are still under embargo. However, over 60 press conferences are planned during the press days in order to unveil probably over a hundred new cars; from the concept to the series.

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Tell us, at least, three reasons to visit Geneva International Motor Show 2016!

For the huge number of novelties, to discover trends and tendencies of car design, in order to admire the glitter of the car universe, because of the easy access (literally a 10 minutes’ walk from the airport and the railway station), for its human size (you can make it within one day), because Geneva is an exciting city, and much more….

Finally, give us some participation results from the last edition (visitors, exhibitors...)

  • About 700'000 visits each year from over 90 countries
  • Over 10’000 media representatives from all over the world
  • About 200 exhibitors
  • 900 models on display
  • 106’000 m2 gross exhibition surface
  • 7 exhibition halls