NY Auto Show Latest To Be Postponed Due To Coronavirus
The coronavirus has been causing concern across the globe. Events have been canceled and postponed as a precaution and the New York Auto Show is the latest announcement. While the NYAS is only being postponed, the Geneva Auto Show was completely canceled earlier this month.
As reported in a Tweet by the event:
“The health and well-being of all those involved in this historic event is our top priority. We’ll be rescheduling this year’s #NYIAS to August 2020. Stay tuned to our social channels for more info in the coming weeks.”
Originally, the show was planning to go on as scheduled April 8, as organizers were working with the venue on measures to control the potential spread of the coronavirus.
President of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association, Mark Schienberg, said in a statement, “For 120 years, ‘the show must go on’ has been heavily embedded in our DNA, and while the decision to move the show dates didn’t come easy, our top priority remains with the health and well-being of all those involved in this historic event. We have already been in communication with many of our exhibitors and partners and are confident that the new dates for the 2020 Show will make for another successful event.”
The New York International Auto Show is among the largest in the world, with an annual attendance of approximately 1 million. And with more than $330 million in economic benefit attributed to the annual New York International Auto Show, this event has a huge impact on the local and state economies including the thousands of workers who build the Show each year as well as the hospitality and related services industries that depend on it.
The show has been rescheduled to August 28 – September 6, 2020. Press days are August 26 & 27, 2020.