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Geneva International Motor Show 2025

(24 February 2025 - 2 March 2025 )
Venue: Palexpo
Location: Switzerland, Genève
Organizer: Palexpo

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The Geneva Motor Show 2025 will occur between the 24th of February and 2nd of March 2025 in Palexpo.


Founded in 1905, the Geneva Motor Show (GIMS) is one of the pre-eminent automotive trade exhibitions. It helps to set the standards in the sector. This is due to the fair serving as the centre stage for showcasing innovations and new models. GIMS most often occurs in Palexpo. 

The Geneva Motor Show is one of the most pivotal events for many automotive industry professionals. Such include suppliers, manufacturers, engineers, and tuners. Professionals from the industry gather to survey the latest products. The trade fair additionally attracts professionals such as automobile rental agents, vehicle inspectors, car salespeople, auto sales managers, auto designers, et cetera.

Geneva Motor Show is a high-profile event attended by over 660 000 automotive industry members. For example, over 1 800 exhibitors attend the event during its editions. The event has also had several record visitor entries during its 100 years of history. This includes one iteration when 747 000 visitors attended the fair and a second edition when 735 000 visitors attended. GIMS is the hosting location for over 150 car premieres. Many countries send trade delegates, including Switzerland, Germany, and Thailand. The UK, China, Japan, the USA, and Monaco are also among the presented nations. So are France, Italy, Mexico, South Korea, and the UAE.

About Geneva Motor Show

GIMS is a trade show that allows automotive industry professionals to gain recognition. Furthermore, the event permits them to expand their specialist knowledge. They can additionally network and conduct significant purchases onsite.

The Geneva International Motor Show features an extensive and intense event schedule. This includes diverse special showcases, informative events, exhibitions, and others. The event is the leading location for showing new automotive prototypes or models. For example, one event showcased models such as the V8 Vantage version of Aston Martin. 

Furthermore, attendees can examine new automotive equipment and technical breakthroughs. The showcases of such innovations often are placed in the exhibition section of the fair. The exhibition is one of the Geneva Motor Show’s highlights. It comprises product sections such as motor, electric or converted cars, car design, OEM, workshop wares, miscellaneous services, and animation.

GIMS also feature events that permit expanding specialist knowledge or gaining recognition. Among them are various political and social debates. Such opportunities also include the International Advanced Mobility Forum. The Forum allows attendees to gain in-depth insights into the mobility of the future. This includes breakthroughs and innovations that can improve the automotive industry. Examples include changes such as bettered drivability, improved navigation systems and others. The Forum often features leading experts and start-ups as speakers at the lectures. 

The Car of the Year Award is also a Geneva Motor Show highlight. It is an international award that marks the most outstanding automobile model for the current year. This can help manufacturers in gaining recognition or learn about new models. Each nominated model receives scrutiny from an international panel of judges. The event occurs in the Conference Centre of Palexpo on two exclusive press days. 

Many leading companies and brands attend GIMS. This includes: 

  • Bugatti; 
  • Alfa Romeo; 
  • Pirelli; 
  • Aston Martin;
  • Morgan Motor Company;
  • Isuzu;
  • Porsche;
  • Infiniti;
  • Mercedes-Benz;
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Suzuki;
  • Kia Motors;
  • Jaguar;
  • Land Rover;
  • Subaru;
  • Ferrari;
  • General Motors;
  • Renault;
  • Mazda;
  • Toyota;
  • Lexus;
  • Hyundai;
  • Fiat;
  • Lamborghini;
  • Honda;
  • Continental;
  • Citroën;
  • BMW;
  • Peugeot;
  • Ford;
  • Dacia;
  • McLaren.

GIMS attracts many representatives from the automotive sector. 

Geneva Motor Show Accommodation

Procure suitable accommodation for the Geneva Motor Show before all the good deals are taken with Travel 2 Fairs Ltd. All that is necessary is to inform us about the rooms you need, how much you wish to spend, and your desired location. Travel 2 Fairs Ltd manages the rest. Reserve lodgings adjacent to the Palexpo and gain valuable access to public transport. We can advise you on the best routes to take to the venue. Aside from affordable hotel accommodation for exhibitions, we also provide transport services. One way to travel to your hotel is to have a rent-a-car wait for you at the airport. Another is to schedule an airport transfer in both directions.

Event information might be outdated because of the coronavirus pandemic. More information is available from the organiser.

Past Iterations

Geneva International Motor Show 2023

GIMS 2023 occurred as a live trade exposition between the 5th and 14th of October 2023 in Doha, Qatar. It incorporated coronavirus precautions due to the presence of the country's pandemic restrictions. The iteration featured 200 000 visitants and 1 000 media representatives from over 50 nations. 

Geneva International Motor Show 2024

GIMS 2024 occurred as a live trade exposition between the 26th of February and the 3rd of March 2024 in Palexpo, Switzerland. The iteration did not incorporate coronavirus precautions due to the repealing of the country's pandemic restrictions. The format featured 37 exhibiting firms, 168 000 visitants and 2 000 media specialists. A total of 4 320 000 social media impressions were generated by the iteration's social media pages. 




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