Qatar Tourism brings Geneva International Motor Show to GCC

Qatar Tourism brings Geneva International Motor Show to GCC

The first edition of the Qatar Geneva International Motor Show will take place in 2023

Qatar Tourism and The Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS) have announced a partnership to develop and host a Qatar Geneva International Motor Show in Doha in 2023.

Following a hiatus due to the pandemic, next year’s GIMS will return to Geneva from February 19 to 27, 2022. The first-ever motor show in the series took place in Geneva in 1905, and the event was a success with 37 stands booked and more than 17,000 visitors in attendance.

Today, organisers are hinting that the Doha-based event is poised to become a world-renowned motor show for the Middle East. Initially, it will take place every two years and the full concept reveal will be made during GIMS 2022. 


Qatar Airways group chief executive and chairman of Qatar Tourism, Akbar Al Baker, said: “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 GIMS and look forward to a collaborative relationship to bring this eminent event to our shores.” 

Maurice Turrettini, President of the Permanent Committee of GIMS, added: “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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