The 83rd Geneva International Motor Show


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GENEVA – Feb 20, 2013: The 83rd edition of the Geneva International Motor Show will be officially opened on March 7, 2013 by the President of the Swiss Confederation, Mr. Ueli Maurer. Some 700,000 visitors are expected to attend during the 11 days of the exhibition. Prior to this public opening more than 10,000 representatives of the media from all over the world will be there to discover the 130 premiers that will be presented by the world’s automobile manufacturers. 10 % of the 900 vehicles being exhibited will be “green” powered. A series of conferences regarding the future of vehicle transportation will be presented by 10 different experts. The Geneva International Motor Show, which provides an open showroom for the world to the latest technologies and designs, is one of the five most important automobile exhibitions in the automobile world.

This 83rd edition of the Geneva International Motor Show will present more than 130 World and European Premiers from the private vehicles market sector. Amongst the new exhibitors is Qoros, a Chinese brand that has chosen Geneva to launch its products for Europe. McLaren will also present its range of sports cars based on its motor sports technologies.

Following the two days reserved for more than 10,000 media representatives from all over the world, the Show will be officially opened on Thursday morning, March 7, 2013, officiated by the President of the Swiss Confederation, Mr. Ueli Maurer. More than 700,000 visitors are expected, including more than 40% from outside Switzerland, to discover the car of their dreams and to marvel at the latest technologies and designs.

Bringing together nearly 260 exhibitors within an area of 110,000 square metres, the Geneva International Motor Show will once again be presented in the 7 exhibition halls that compose Palexpo. In order to respond to the increasing demands for more space, this year Palexpo has enlarged Hall 6 by some 5,000 square metres. In addition, the area behind the main entrance has been re-configured to expand the space for the new Hall 3.

For five years the technologies for more economical and alternative vehicles have evolved to the point where this year more than 10 % of the 900 vehicles in the exhibition emit less than 100 grams of CO2 per kilometre. The list of these vehicles is available in a special brochure that will be available to all visitors.

The sector of automobile accessories, parts, and equipment will occupy the total area of Hall 7 and constitutes the largest annual exhibition for this branch in Switzerland.

A series of conferences running from March 8-15 will enable visitors to become better informed about the latest technologies in ecology, security, and performance as well as the evolution of automobile advertising and publicity. The themes of politics and infrastructures will also be discussed and debated.

The opening hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the week and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the weekends. A number of special arrangements have been made with the Swiss railway company and the French TER Rhone-Alpes railways, as well as the Geneva Public Transport company (TPG), all of whom will be transporting visitors to the Motor Show. A 50 % reduction will be available on entry tickets to the Show that are purchased after 4 p.m.

Remember that the Geneva International Motor Show ranks among the “Top 5” international automobile exhibitions in the world.

To prepare your visit, for a chance to win a new car, or to buy your entry ticket online, you can now visit the official site of the Motor Show which is continuously updated www.salon-auto.ch

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