The 87th edition of the Geneva International Motor Show will open its doors to the public from March 9-19, 2017. It will kick off with two Press Days before the official inauguration presided over by Mr. Johann N. Schneider-Ammann, a member of the Swiss National Council, opening the exhibition of 900 models including 148 world and European premiers. 180 exhibitors will share this limelight. They include all of the large manufacturers, smaller exclusive constructors, high performance preparation specialists, resolutely timeless automotive designers, plus suppliers of parts, accessories, and equipment to the automotive sector. These diverse groups will offer visitors a unique experience and insight into the world of the automobile.
“Technology and Design are the two key words that best characterise the Geneva Show, and that provide the happiness for the more than 700,000 visitors who are expected. A tour of the Show is like plunging into a universe of bodyworks with fluid or marked lines, colours that are scintillating or deep matt and reflect high performance, plus the scents emanating from high resistance leather” explained Mr. Maurice Turrettini, President of the Geneva International Motor Show, and echoed by Mr. Andre Hefti, General Manager of the Motor Show who said “It is also a unique opportunity to discover the latest technologies of “infotainement” that have been launched to assist in driving and other areas to ensure our motoring is more efficient, reliable and comfortable”.
The starting flag will go down on Monday, March 6, 2017 with the election of the Car of the Year. It is the 6th consecutive year that the winner will be chosen from the 7 finalists at the Motor Show.
After the President’s Cocktail on Tuesday night March 7, which will bring together all of the exhibitors plus 350 guests from the regional business and economic world, a first overview for this 87th edition, the Motor Show will open its doors to the general public on Thursday morning March 9, 2017. This inauguration will be presided over by the Swiss National Councillor and head of the Department of the Economy, Mr. Johann N. Schneider-Ammann and the President of the State of Geneva, Mr. Francois Longchamp.
Not to be missed this year :
- The special TAG Heuer exhibition in Hall 3. This Swiss watchmaker has a reputation for exceptional precision in its watches and performance technologies for motor sports. The exhibition will include race cars and race simulators.
- The Motor Show will remain open for eleven days, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on weekdays, and from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the weekends. To better spread out the number of visitors during the day, and to improve their comfort, a 50% discount on the entry ticket price will be available from 4:00 p.m. every day.
The Geneva International Motor Show is one of the Top 5 in the world and is the only motor show in Europe that occurs each year and is recognized by the OICA (International Organisation of Automobile Constructors).