Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS) and Qatar Tourism announced their partnership to host the new Qatar Geneva International Motor Show in Doha in 2023. The announcement was made this week during a press conference at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center.

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HE Akbar Al Baker and Maurice Turrettini

The partners hinted that the platform is positioned to be the new world-renowned motor show for the Middle East. With much anticipation, exhibitors and fans can now look forward to the upcoming Geneva International Motor Show next year, from 19 to 27 February 2022, as well as a 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. Qatar also stands out globally for its outstanding experience offer and infrastructural capabilities. With the forward-looking Qatari capital as a backdrop, the show will stand out as an essential calendar event for exhibitors and car lovers from around the globe.

Qatar Geneva International Motor Show 2023

The first edition of the Qatar Geneva International Motor Show 2023 is planned for Autumn and the organisers intend to host the event every two years. While it has already captured the curiosity of the public, the full concept reveal will be made during GIMS 2022 in February. 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 Qatar Tourism Chairman, HE Akbar Al Baker, said that in line with Qatar National Vision 2030, they are expanding the tourism proposition to position Qatar as a world-leading destination and ensure guests enjoy the very best that the Gulf State has to offer.

According to HE Al Baker, 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 their 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.

Maurice Turrettini, President of the Permanent Committee of the Geneva International Motor Show, said that they are very proud and honoured that Qatar Tourism has put its trust in them for the new motor show in Doha. He said that their 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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