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First edition of Qatar Geneva International Motor Show announced in Doha in Fall 2023

The iconic Geneva International Motor Show and dynamic Qatar Tourism have entered a partnership to birth this exciting new property.
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Dazzling Doha. Image: Shutterstock/Sven Hansche.

The Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS) and Qatar Tourism announced a partnership to develop and host the newly designed Qatar Geneva International Motor Show in Doha during 2023. The partners have hinted that the platform is positioned as a new world-renowned motor show for the Middle East. Exhibitors and fans can now look forward to the upcoming Geneva International Motor Show being held from February 19-27, 2022, as well as the new format which will be taking place in Doha in 2023.

This collaboration is considered a natural fit for a new progressive show, given that GIMS has been pioneering the automotive space since 1905 and has built a strong brand reputation in the sector and that Qatar stands out globally for its outstanding experience offer and infrastructural capabilities. Furthermore, with the forward-looking, glamorous Qatari capital as the backdrop, this show will stand out as an essential calendar event for exhibitors and car lovers from around the globe.

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A luxury Mercedes Benz AMG super car on Doha roads. Image: Shutterstock/Hasan Zaidi.

The first edition of the Qatar Geneva International Motor Show 2023 is planned for the autumn, and the organisers intend the event to take place every two years. While the event has already captured the curiosity of the public, the full concept reveal will only be made during GIMS 2022. Until then, exhibitors and fans will need to exercise patience while GIMS accelerates to Doha 2023 behind the scenes.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive and Chairman of Qatar Tourism, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, says, “In line with the national strategy, Qatar National Vision 2030, we are expanding our tourism proposition to position Qatar as a world-leading destination and ensure guests enjoy the very best that the Gulf State has to offer. In addition to extensive hotel and resort development, the refurbishment and creation of tourism assets and an expanding culinary scene, hosting internationally renowned events is an important pillar of our strategy. We are pleased to partner with the highly distinguished Geneva International Motor Show and look forward to a collaborative relationship to bring this eminent event to our shores.”

Qatar Tourism, Geneva International Motor Show, Switzerland, cars
This collaboration is considered a natural fit for a new progressive show, given that GIMS has been pioneering the automotive space since 1905 and has built a strong brand reputation in the sector and that Qatar stands out globally for its outstanding experience offer and infrastructural capabilities.

Maurice Turrettini, President of the Permanent Committee of the Geneva International Motor Show, states, “We are very proud and honoured, that Qatar Tourism has put its trust in us for the conception of the new motor show in Doha. Our partnership is the result of very trusting and constructive talks 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.”

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