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Event Update

The Geneva International Motor Show 2025 will take place in Palexpo, Switzerland. The event will be hosted between 24.02.2025 and 02.03.2025. The format for the event will be face-to-face.

A Brief Overview of Geneva Motor Show 

Geneva Motor Show is the definitive international auto salon, which covers all aspects of the automotive industry from accessories and parts for motor cars, alternative powered cars and electric cars to workshop installations to special bodywork motor cars. An international trade show unlike any other, it’s captured the imagination of hundreds of thousands who arrive in Geneva, Switzerland, year after year. It’s currently the preeminent event for the future of mobility and the best in luxury car launches. 

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Why Your Visit Is Worth It?

The Geneva Motor Show commands respect among automotive professionals as it maintains an impressive level of publicity. Editions are highly popular with the biggest auto brands in the world and become the stage for truly exciting releases. It’s where the most anticipated luxury cars get an international premiere and the scale of the event has no rival anywhere else in the world. Let’s see the numbers from the most recent show: 

  • 178 international exhibitors – the biggest names in the industry;
  • 660,000+ international visitors over the course of 11 days;
  • 900+ automobiles on display;
  • 150+ new world premiers
  • 106,000+ square metres of exhibition space dedicated. 

Industry Relevance 

Geneva Motor Show has been an integral part of the automotive industry’s history from the very start. Its first edition debuted in 1905 and the motor show, often referred to as GIMS, has been at many milestones. The first ever internal combustion engines and benzene- and steam-powered cars were showcased in its halls. As a whole, GIMS functioned as the first big place to survey modern inventions and advancements. 

The motor show covers the entire value chain of vehicles and associated products. There are zones dedicated to motor cars (3 or 4 or more wheels); electric cars and alternative powered cars; special bodywork for motor cars, car design, engineering; converted cars; accessories and parts for motor cars; original equipment manufacturers; workshop installations for the repair and maintenance of motor cars; miscellaneous products and services related to the car industry, and attractions! 

However, what draws journalists and creates headlines are the premieres of exotic supercars that challenge the possibilities of design and technology. It’s the platform to announce to the world cutting-edge models and receive exceptional media coverage as well as meet with buyers who have the necessary budget. Geneva Motor Show is also entering a new phase of its development with the 2019 seeing the event with a new design and face for the public. 

Who Are You Going to Meet? 

All the major automobile manufacturers showcase at Geneva Motor Show. That’s an undisputed fact. As an exhibitor, you’ll stand alongside Volvo, General Motors, Bentley, Audi, Peugeot, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Toyota, Volkswagen, Mazda, McLaren and Porsche. Just to name a few. 

The show is growing even more international with the inclusion of Changan, a major Chinese manufacturer. Alongside car manufacturers, there are companies that develop parts and other technologies that orient the automotive sectors towards sustainability. Visitors tend to come from all over the world with European countries leading with biggest numbers. Professionally, we see engineers, experts and mechanics. Of course, we can’t discount the very vocal and energetic group of car enthusiasts who never miss a chance to see what’s new! 

Additional Value of Attending 

It’s not just luxury car premieres that generate headlines. The Car of the Year awards ceremony is the highest honour given to car manufacturer to excellence and imagination. It’s coveted and in its decade-long history has been highly influential. The winner is determined by a massive jury of 61 members from a selection of exciting vehicles. Most recently, the lineup of cars included Cupra Born, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6, Peugeot 308, Renault Mégane E-Tech and the Skoda Enyaq iV. The proceedings were covered by journalists from 23 countries. That’s how serious the outcome is! 

The Geneva Motor Show also pushes concepts about mobility and the next generation of cars. In the past this has happened at the Advanced Mobility Forum. However, in 2019 the forum was rebranded as SHIFT Automotive, which invited some of the best speakers and experts from the world of cars to discuss the future. The event was held under the slogan ‘How new technologies will change the way we think, live and drive.’ The guests invited to speak included Avijit Sinha (Sr. Director, IoT and Intelligent Edge, Microsoft), Vitaly Ponomarev (CEO WayRay), Maurice Turrettini (Chairman Geneva International Motor Show), and Dimitri Konstantas (Director Information Science Institute, University of Geneva). The event covered a lot of topics that are highly integral to the success of the automotive industry as a whole - cybersecurity of connected and autonomous vehicles, challenges and trends of urban mobility, and how smart cars interact with the environment. 

The Outlook for 2023 

It’s been three long years since the Geneva Motor Show took place due to the pandemic. Concerns regarding COVID-19 infection rates kept the motor show from returning again in 2022, because of GIMS’ size and scale. Now organisers have announced the return of GIMS as a live edition in 2023 and are planning on a much more ‘impactful show’. As of right now, there’s no information on what this means. What we do know is that the automotive industry is eager to reset and restart! The Geneva Motor Show 2023 will mark a triumphant return.

Past editions

Geneva International Motor Show 2024

26.02.2024 - 03.03.2024

Geneva International Motor Show



168 000


2 000

Media specialists

4 320 000

Social media impressions

Cancelled because of COVID 19


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How to get to Geneva International Motor Show

On Foot

On Foot

from Gare de Genève (central train station - Place de Cornavin 7) = 50 min (3.8 km)

from Genève Aéroport = 11 min walk (850 m)


By Car

from Gare de Genève (central train station - Place de Cornavin 7) = 13 min (5.5. km)

from Genève Aéroport = 1 min (900 m)


By Public Transport

from Gare Cornavin take bus 5F for 10 stops (15 min) to Grand Saconnex, Place station. from there you have additional 9 min walk to the Palexpo